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About Lori's Culinary Creations

My name is Lori and I currently live in Utah with my wonderful husband Mark. I have two step daughters and four grand kids.  Mark and I love mountain life and spend our spare time riding in the canyons on our Harley, taking in all the beauty and exploring all Utah has to offer. We live with four cats, an African Grey parrot who rules the roost. 

My blog, "Lori's Culinary Creations" is dedicated to my adventures (and mis-adventures) in the kitchen. I share recipes both new and old, cooking tips, reviews of gadgets used in the kitchen and also family friendly and Christian products. I love to cook and love to try new products, gadgets, cookware and small appliances. My husband said we need a bigger kitchen with all the "toys" I've accumulated.

I believe life should be experienced and with that experience comes adventure and discovery. I take that philosophy into the kitchen. I enjoy creating new recipes, trying out other recipes especially recipes from other cultures and ethnic groups. I believe your plate should be filled with the flavorful foods God provides us with and your taste buds should be doing the "happy dance" every day.

Grain Mill Wagon Experience: I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to join the Grain Mill Challenge. It gave me a chance to cook “outside the box” and try new recipes and learn more about whole grain. My comfort level with baking increased as I tried breads, muffins and even dumplings from scratch for the first time. I found that using fresh flour from whole grain gave my culinary creations more flavor, a fresher taste and is a lot more nutritious for my husband and myself. My husband even signed me up for a Whole Grains class to support me on this new endeavor and I learned about the uncommon grains such as buckwheat and millet. I now grind my own flour and corn meal for everything and am amazed at the ease of the process and the quick clean up. I love my WonderMill and have a list of recipes I’m going to try over the next few months.

Chicken and Fresh Wheat Dumplings

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Since I started milling my own flour, my kitchen has taken on a whole new life. I’m more apt to create items from scratch rather then using store bought. I love how healthy my food tastes and the best part … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bread – Just in time for the Holidays!

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Fall equals pumpkin and it’s everywhere – in our cookies, lattes, pasta recipes and of course pie. I love pumpkin pie. I also love bread so why not find a recipe for pumpkin bread? Since I received my WonderMill, all … Continue reading

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Pineapple Muffins

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My husband and I belong to a local food co-op and we order every other week. Part of our order is a “produce share” which includes 5 varieties of vegetables and 3 varieties of fruit. We never know what we’re … Continue reading

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Jalapeno Cheese Corn Muffins

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As a kid on the weekends, we used to make breakfast as a family. One staple; corn bread muffins. My sis and I would stand on a stool and mix the batter… we were little and didn’t reach the counter … Continue reading

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My First Zucchini Almond Bread

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Wow! My first Grain Challenge! I had never baked bread from scratch let alone milled my own flour. This was going to be a whole new experience for this chef as I embarked on a new process. I found the … Continue reading

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