My Son the Eagle Scout

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So very happy to announce that my son Chris became an Eagle Scout on Sat. He is 16 now & has been in scouting since he was 6. He worked very hard on his Eagle Scout Project & studied hard to do well at his board of review. Our whole family is so very proud of Chris. CONGRATULATIONS & WAY TO GO!

Maggie Brooks on TV

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Yvonne & Brooke Setting Up!

The Maggie Brooks team of Yvonne & Brooke made the trip from Atlanta to Columbus, GA to be on the Dee Armstrong show on Tuesday 9-18-12. It was great fun. I thought I would be nervous, but we worked hard to prepare for the show. We gathered all of our ingredients & measured them out. We even practiced making the recipes even though we had made them several times. All of the folks at the show were so nice. We didn’t feel out of place at all. We really do hope that this is the 1st of many, but if this is the only one we do it was completely worth the trip.

Cookin’ With Kids!

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Okay, let’s be honest, cooking with children takes twice as long as just getting it done. Right? I have been in the kitchen with my very young children wanting to measure something for me in a glass measuring cup. All I could see was milk going everywhere and stitches in someone’s foot from the glass all over the floor. 

I must say I have always enjoyed cooking. I was that curious little kid in my grandmother’s kitchen and my mom’s kitchen. Thank goodness they both had the patience to let me spill milk and try again and again until I got it right.

To tell the truth because of them I was always patient with my kids. Both of them have fun in the kitchen. They are confident in the kitchen. They are now teenagers and don’t need my help in the kitchen anymore, but every now and then one of them will ask me to teach them how to make one of their favorite meals. Wow, does that make every spilled glass or bowl worth it.

Take the time to cook with a kid. Not only will it make you more patient, it will give a new generation a valuable skill and hopefully a love of cooking. Keep the cycle going. Who knows when a budding chef might be inspired.

Discoveries in the Kitchen

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Have you ever just had a recipe come to mind? Something makes you think, “wow, I’ll bet those things will taste good together.” 

I am not sure what made me think of the new recipe that i came up with today. I made Spicy Cheeseburger Mini Corn Muffins.  I browned & spiced ground beef.  Then i added some jalapenos. You need to let the meat cool down & then mix in some cheese.  Now it is time for the cornbread. Once it is mixed up, you spoon in  some cornbread mix into a prepared mini muffin tin. (you need to spray it with non stick), then add the meat mixture. don’t make it too full. Top with another spoonful of muffin mix.

After they set up for a minute or 2, these little muffins come right out & are delicious. They turned out like jalapeno cornbread with cheesy hamburger in the middle.

This will be in the newest Love of Cooking: Beef book that will be out this week.

Don’t you just love it when an experiment works?

Tell me about a cooking experiment that turned out better than you expected.

New Giveaway on Goodreads!

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Love of Cooking by Maggie Brooks

Love of Cooking

by Maggie Brooks

Giveaway ends September 19, 2012.

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Love of Cooking: 4th of July

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Only $2.99 on Kindle & $5.47 in paperback

This is the 1st book of our Holiday Series. The recipes are great to help celebrate the 4th! From Snacks to Desserts there is something that everyone will love.  Red, White & Blue Chip Dip , Broccoli & Raisin Salad, Easy Pulled Pork & Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream just to name a few. You need to grab this one up no matter what time of year it is. Enjoy!

Love of Cooking: Chicken

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Volume I; Book I

Only $3.97 on Kindle

This is Book I in Love of Cooking: Volume II. There are chicken appetizers, chicken salads, chicken soups & chick main dishes. It is chicken everyday & every way! Enjoy!

Love of Cooking: Volume I

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Only $9.97 on Kindle & $15.97 in paperback

This is the 1st full volume of Love of Cooking Books.  It includes Books I thru V. LoC: Appetizers, LoC: Salads, LoC: Side Dishes, LoC: Soups, Stews & Chili & LoC: Main Dishes. This book has over 250 recipes. They are so easy to follow that anyone can use this cookbook to become a pro. Enjoy!


Love of Cooking: Labor Day

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Only $2.99 on kindle &  $5.47 in paperback

This is book II in the Love of Cooking Holiday Series. These books are meant to help you make your party complete or have something special to bring to a friends house. There are recipes for drinks thru desserts in this one. Make your last blast of summer a real blast!   Available online for kindle & in paperback. Enjoy!

Love of Cooking: Main Dishes

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ONLY $3.97 on Kindle

This book will help with finding the perfect center piece for any meal.  There are meal main dishes of every kind. You will find something for all the different taste in your household. Take the guess work out of dinner.

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