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    No Flash in the Pan

    An article from several years ago in the local news that pretty much explains my reason for creating recipes and competing. It’s just fun!   For more than 40 years, cooking was nothing more than a hobby for Paula Todora, a Fort Worth resident with a 30-year career in commercial insurance. But less than five years ago, she entered a national cooking contest, and it “opened up a whole new world.” Paula is a seasoned veteran at the World Food Championships and will be a co-host of a nationally syndicated radio show, “Golf, Grape & Grub Show.” In 2010, Todora discovered what made her “tick.” She entered a Paula Deen…

  • Breakfast,  Dessert,  Recipes

    Steel Your Heart Away Eggrolls

    The winner in Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats contest, landing me in Scotland with their marketing team representing BRM and the U.S., this original recipe of mine makes me proud. Like a child of mine. It also made it’s way into a Family Circle Cookbook-the recipe that just never stops giving! I think you’ll love the recipe because it’s not really hard to make, but according to the emcee in Carrbridge Scotland at The Golden Spurtle, it is “orgasmic.” Seriously-I have a video to prove it. My husband insists I need to set up a booth at the Texas State Fair and sell these. I’m content with just knowing…

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    Pinch the Deliciousness

    In the fast and furious world we live in, cooking is sometimes only a necessity, unless it’s for special occasions. That’s when, in our digital lives, we need a comprehensive, trusted and easy-to-use recipe site. That’s where Just A Pinch comes in hand. I upload my recipes to Just A Pinch site, and I know in my heart that someday they will develop a phone app to make it even easier to access. For now, I do a Google Chrome search and use it that way unless I’m on my pc. HERE is my JAP profile page showing how many times my recipes have been shared, or “Pinched,” as they call…

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    Motherhood

    When God Created Mothers by Erma Bombeck When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of “overtime” when the angel appeared and said. “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”      And God said, “Have you read the specs on this order?” She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable parts…all replaceable. Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair. And six pairs of hands.”   The angel shook her head slowly and said. “Six…

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