About

I am retired and living in Florida.  I enjoy my grandkids because they are always under foot.  I started cooking as a child because my mother worked outside of the home.  Also I enjoy fiber and needle arts.

I started writing this blog here in September 2010.  I came here with a group of bloggers after a reader blog was closed on a political opinion news site a year earlier.  I still occasionally write something on that group blog.  Like me several chose to utilize the option of having an individual blog.

Most of the early posts were political opinion pieces that I have since deleted because they were written here to cross post on an outside blog,  I found the draft feature here easier at the time to use and the picture hosting here could be linked from outside of WordPress at time. But I fell in love with all the food bloggers that were here during that time.  I would try their recipes and then reblog them here or link them here.  Only those links and reblogs no longer existed because the blogs had closed.  So now my first 2 years is blank.  I did write some of my own recipes but my photos were bad because of the digital camera I had. I finally caught on how to take advantage of all the tools and had a better camera in May of 2012.

Since then I have been adding recipes here and have gotten better at doing this.  I have met many people in this journey.  There just a few that was here when I got started are still here.  Some moved to their own domain others just stopped.  I have since learned not to link to other recipes but to rewrite them, incase the link stops working. Being able to do this has been work but also a pleasure.

Food writing is very time consuming and difficult because the recipes have to be made and tested.  I only post a recipe if I am sure it can be easily recreated by my readers. The standard I have is high and sometimes it takes me several tries to get the recipe just right. Keeping the dishes simple and inexpensive is my other goal.  It is not very cutting edged or gourmet when writing for an audience that has a limited income to spend.

I try to do this without sounding like a prepper. I base many of the recipes on what is being distributed by my local food bank.  Being a client at the food bank I have met so many that don’t have the cooking skills it takes or recipe ideas on how to use what is available to them.  Many are also elderly women living alone who have outlived their husbands and savings.  It is a challenge but a goal that keeps me interested in writing this blog.  Having a limited resources also keeps me from a regular routine of weekly offerings.  I post when I can with something new.  It all depends on what I have to work with.

I hope you enjoy my site which is a current work in progress because WordPress keeps updating to stay in line with current technologies.

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72 Comments Add yours

  1. Doc Reiss says:

    well, I suppose as a minimalist you’ve included enough. . .

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      LOL I am still figuring out the software on the theme. I just got the follow button up tonight. LOL

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      1. Don Beld says:

        this is for trkingmomoe , I would like to quoate your blog on New York Beauty in my upcoming book, but need to talk to you about permission, etc (and your name, if possible) thanks, Don Beld, donbeld@pacbell.net

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        1. trkingmomoe says:

          You can email me at trkingmomoe@gmail.com. Tell me about your book. I do not own the quilt and a friend took the picture at a quilt show.

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  2. ArtistMum says:

    Just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog, ArtistMum.wordpress.com.
    It means a lot when people stop by!
    Looks like you’ve got yourself another follower! You’ve got some really nice recipes I’d like to try 🙂

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thank you. I will be adding more recipes. I will be back to see what you are doing too.

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  3. ghracena says:

    Thank you for the like. You have some yummy looking recipes here. I hope to try some of them soon!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thank you for stopping by. Sorry it took me so long to find this comment.

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  4. Ralph says:

    Thanks for stopping by, Trkingmomoe. 🙂
    I’ll look around your other pages now

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  5. Hi there! I think your blog is really great, so I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award 🙂

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  6. Dorena says:

    I appreciate you! Have a great day!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thank you very much. I am sorry it took me this long to fing this comment.

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  7. Hi, I really enjoy reading your blog and have nominated you for the “Inspiring Blog Award” There are a few rules to this nomination (these aren’t my rules, so do what you want…no pressure) you need to give a shout out to me, of course, tell us 7 things about yourself and then nominate 15 bloggers, that’s the tricky part, if you don’t have 15, don’t worry, just pass it on to someone….share the joy by following this link, http://thepinkgourmet.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/thank-you/….. Well done!!!

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  8. Hey!
    I know you follow me on here but I am moving my page to my own self hosted site. I’d love to keep in contact and stuff. I will still be doing the same things over here but with a little bit more freedom. I’m gonna still post crafts, articles on health, disabilities and recipes. Now, I am starting on that blog to write book reviews and product reviews. I’d really like to see ya over there sometime. My new blog is at http://www.disabilitywho.org.
    Happy blogging!
    Christina
    Author and owner of DisabilityWho.org

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  9. changeforbetterme says:

    I’ve nominated you for a brand new award! Read about it on my blog
    http://changeforbetterme.wordpress.com

    It’s called Wonderful Team member Readership Award and you are one of my first nominees! Congrats! I nominated you because you are always reading my blogs and have such nice things to say when you comment I hope you will accept the award and pass it on! Thank you! 🙂

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  10. flyfishbrat says:

    Hi Trkingmomoe, I thought I was already following your blog. But I see that I may not have click on the follow button. I was just stopping by to thank you for always being so generous with your likes. I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. I find so many recipes on here that I remember learning to cook when I was a child. Thanks for the wonderful memories you have ignited in me.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thank you. I like your recipes and always look for your email notice first to send you a like after I take a look.

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  11. Sophie33 says:

    Nice to meet you!
    Many greets from a foodie from Belgium! 🙂

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thank you for stopping in.

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  12. Dear ★ Momoe ★,
    I have nominated you/your informative/creative blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
    Congratulations!
    Pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at:
    http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    😀 Fae.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Sorry about that I have been up to my ears in computer trouble. Thank you very much for the nomination. I only have 2,000 emails from word press to go through now. LOL

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  13. itselliewellie says:

    Thank you for following my grandma and my blog!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      You are more then welcome. I love the canning recipes thought I don’t can anymore but still enjoy reading them and seeing your final product in pictures. Please stop in when ever you can.

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  14. Dear ★ Momoe ★,
    This time, I have nominated you/your delicious blog, for the Inspiring Blog Award!
    Congratulations!
    Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at:
    http://faestwistandtango.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/inspiring-blog-award/ Fae.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      LOL…I am going to have to do one giant blog ward blog. Still digging through my mail.

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  15. Teresa says:

    Hi, Congratulations! I have nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. If you are interested in participating you can pick up your badge icon and the rules for participation here: http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/10/17/very-inspiring-blog-award/

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thank you. I was having lots of computer trouble this past month and spent time using others that would let me sit at their house for a little while. I am sorry I didn’t get to this. I do have lots of catching up and will do so this week. I like all your cookies you just did.

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  16. Candy says:

    Looks like its raining awards on this page!!. I’ve recently discovered your blog and have just nomimated you for the Family of Bloggers Award! Find out what it’s all about here:

    http://lovelybuns.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/family-of-bloggers-award/

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thank you. It did rain awards every where while my computer was broke. I wonder if there is a Peter’s Principle to discribe this. Food Blogging is one of the most time consuming blog that there is. I always admire the cooks who stick with this everyday with their cooking. photographing, writing and communicating with their readers.

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  17. Hi. OMG – you;ve been nominated for another award! You might be sick of them by now but here is the Sunshine Award – http://bakingbohemian.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/the-sunshine-award/

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  18. Dorena says:

    I nominated you for the sunshine award! Is your shelf getting full? 🙂
    http://ourthriftyhouse.com/2012/11/17/the-sunshine-award/

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  19. Dorena says:

    Just wanted to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

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  20. Merry Christmas to you and looking forward to a new post soon!

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  21. I have missed your posts! I hope you will be back soon!!

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  22. Teresa says:

    I’ve recently switched my food blog over to be self-hosted which I hope will make it more user-friendly in the future. As a result, if you were following Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen via email, WordPress, or using RSS feeds through Google Reader or some other way, you are no longer subscribed. If you wish to continue receiving future posts from my blog you will need to re-subscribe. Sorry for the inconvenience, Teresa.

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  23. bill mcdonald says:

    I am trying the Pickled Eggs and Beets. We lived for 20 years outside of Pittsburgh.

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  24. bakeaffairs says:

    You have a very lovely and inspiring blog! Warmly, Bridget

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  25. suth2 says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I have had a quick look at your blog and you are now on my blog reader. I look forward to reading your future posts as well as those from the past.

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  26. trkingmomoe says:

    Thank you for comment

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  27. looks like you hve found some great recipes……. the food looks good. thanks for dropping by my blog.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      thank you for following me. I enjoy all the crafts that are here at word press.

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  28. I am flattered to have been reblogged–it’s funny to think that 10 years ago that verb didn’t exist! I’m glad you think that post might be helpful. I know I certainly have learned much reading others’ blogs–like yours!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I have been doing a quilt a long on the Daily Kos Blog for a group of quilters there. One of the ladies is really into the sampler quilt and wants to learn to machine quilt with her machine at home. You have a wonderful picture with your quilt rolled up on your table. I thought she should see your blog. I have been posting the blocks on my food blog so they have a quick way of finding the patterns because Kos is so large and blogs fad away in their system. I am surprised at all the interest. Thanks you for your comment.

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  29. Lynda says:

    I am so glad you visited me today! It enabled me to find you too. Your posts on quilting are fabulous because you not only tell about the process, but you include the historical information too.
    they’re just so informative.
    Thank you!

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  30. riftraff says:

    Thanks for following me. Its great to have people from the other side of the pond!

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  31. Dawn says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my blog today! I’m just getting started and it’s wonderful to have visitors! I’m really enjoying your blog!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      You are welcome.

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  32. Jeddah Blog says:

    Thanks for stopping by Jeddah Blog!

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  33. What a great blog! I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. 🙂

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  34. I’ve nominated you for an One Lovely Blog Award. Your recipes look delicious (the ones I’ve tried are delicious) and your quilts are not only beautiful but your posts are educational.

    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I already have that award. But thanks for thinking about me.

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  35. facetfully says:

    Hi! I appreciate the like on my post about prayer flags. I have taken a quick peek at your blog and am now following. The recipes look interesting and the fact that you enjoy fibre arts is too! Happy blogging!

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Thanks. I thought the flags was a nice idea.

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  36. DyAnne Dunham says:

    Hi – So glad to find your blog although it started out as a “google” for my favorite commercial salad dressing: Old Dutch. Since I understand from local grocers and by searching the internet that this dressing has been discontinued, thought you would want to know that Old Dutch followers are REALLY happy to find your homemade version. I have used Old Dutch for years and a salad dressing, with local grown tomatoes this time of year, and as a marinade. I am about to try your recipe and will report back. SO HAPPY!

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  37. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for dropping by my blog.

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I grew up in Ohio. Enjoy your recipes as I looked around.

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  38. ohiocook says:

    Thank you for following my blog, look forward to catching up on yours!

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  39. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Now I know you’re here, I’ll be watching out for your new posts, too. 🙂

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  40. Thanks for visiting and following MyLittleFarminTown. I also enjoyed visiting your blog. My eldest sister is now retired and serving and receiving food from a food pantry and has commented on how many people don’t know how to cook from basic ingredients, so bless you for sharing your knowledge and recipes on this blog. Take care, Begonia

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    1. trkingmomoe says:

      I don’t think being middle class prepared some for what is happening now. One of the things I see the most is, they turn down produce that is less than perfect or at the end of its shelf life. There is still plenty that can be salvaged by just washing and removing the bad. It doesn’t occur to them to spend a hour cleaning the vegetables and freezing what can be frozen to use in a few days. And eat what can’t be frozen first like a big supper salad. It is a long learning curve for them.

      Thanks for stopping in.

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  41. Thanks for stopping by meatballsandmuffins.com and liking my post. I look forward to reading your new posts.

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