Cheddar- Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Apple- Bacon Pan Sauce

When I think about the time I first really caught that *spark* for cooking, it has to be back in college.  Sure, I helped my Mom get dinner on the table when I was a teenager, and I baked cookies here and there too.  But I became fascinated with “recipes” in college, collecting and organizing them obsessively.  I don’t know why I remember this so clearly, but the first elegant meal I made was for a college boyfriend.  The recipe I selected was from a little chicken cookbook I had picked up.  It was a completely decadent dish of chicken and shrimp and vegetables in a creamy sauce served over rice.  I got to work with my mismatched, hand-me-down old pans and spent hours in the kitchen creating this dish.  With the prep time involved and the mountain of dishes that ensued, you’d think I’d have sworn off cooking forever.  But it began to fuel a passion that was in there somewhere, and I’ve been following recipes and creating my own ever since.  My latest creation:  Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Apple- Bacon Pan Sauce

These days I have to keep in mind things my family would like to eat.  Chicken?  yep, they request chicken more often than not.  Cheddar Cheese? yep, they’re into cheese of any kind.  Apples? I don’t believe there’s a person on this planet who doesn’t like a good apple.  Bacon? um, duh!  Bacon makes everything more appealing, doesn’t it?

The chicken breasts just get opened up a little bit with a knife, a few slices of cheese stuffed inside and then use toothpicks to secure the breast back together.  It takes 5 minutes.  Or if you’re not into cheese (I don’t know if we can still be friends…), you can certainly leave out the cheese and just saute the breasts and serve them with the sauce.  You’ll still love it.

I happen to still have a variety of mismatched pans in my house, but they’re more shiny and new than those I had in my college days.  I find that each pan has its own functionality.  For this recipe, I tested out pans from the new Calphalon Your Set series.  I didn’t want the cheese to melt and burn on a stainless steel pan, so I opted to pan-fry my chicken breasts on their nonstick skillet.  It worked perfectly and I only had to use a small amount of oil.

For the sauce, I was more interested in getting my shallots nice and browned, and I wanted to be able to scrape up bits from the bottom of the pan.  That’s where a stainless steel skillet comes in handy.

Ohhhh, that creamy apple and bacon sauce.  I just want to smush my face in it again, it was that good.

This one was a hit-out-of-the-park.  ”Restaurant Quality,” my husband dubbed it (which is the highest honor he bestows upon a recipe).  One slice into that chicken and the cheddar that was tucked inside there before cooking comes seeping out in a melted waterfall.  Cheddar cheese and apples are such a good combination, so the chicken scooped up with some cheese and apple-bacon sauce is just perfect.  Your family will love it.

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Cheddar- Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Apple- Bacon Pan Sauce

Yield: 2 servings

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Ingredients:

CHICKEN:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3/4 pound)
sliced cheddar (I prefer extra-sharp)
salt and pepper
olive oil

SAUCE:
2 tablespoons salted butter
1 large shallot, chopped (about 1/3 cup)
1 medium red apple, cored and chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (1 small clove)
1/3 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream (or just cream)
3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions:

1. To prepare the chicken breasts: Use a knife to make a pocket inside each chicken breast, making sure that you just open one long edge of the breast and don't cut through to the other side. Tuck a few pieces of cheese into each pocket. Secure closed again with toothpicks. Sprinkle each chicken breast generously with salt and pepper. Heat a medium nonstick skillet to medium-high heat. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the chicken breasts to the pan. Reduce the heat to medium. Cook the breasts 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. I like to cook the first side, then flip over and add a lid for the remainder of the cooking time. Make the sauce while the chicken is cooking.

2. To prepare the sauce: Heat the butter in a medium stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and saute in the butter until they begin to turn golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes (turning down heat, if necessary). Add the apples, sage and garlic and continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth and let it bubble for a few minutes, naturally reducing. Stir in the cream and bacon and heat until creamy and heated through.

3. Place each chicken breast on a serving plate, pull out the toothpicks, and top each with a generous scoop of the apple- bacon pan sauce. It's especially good over rice.

Tips:

*If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use a brand of broth that is know to be GF.

*For easy clean-up, cook your bacon in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400[dg]F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a rack on top. Spray the rack with nonstick spray. Lay the bacon slices on the rack. Bake it for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp. Timing will vary depending on the thickness of your bacon. Alternately, you can fry it in a skillet over medium heat until crisp.

Source: RecipeGirl.com


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700 Responses to “Cheddar- Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Apple- Bacon Pan Sauce”

  1. 1

    Amy — November 20, 2012 @ 4:24 AM

    potato salad for my college graduation party…didn’t even know how to boil potatoes back then! sad, but true….

  2. 2

    Amber — November 20, 2012 @ 4:31 AM

    Mashed potatoes, from scratch of course. Just the right amount of smashing, so they’re still a little lumpy and then some scallions, sour cream, and bacon. Heavenly. They’re still pretty famous in my family.

  3. 3

    Aimee — November 20, 2012 @ 4:45 AM

    A friend was trying to teach me to cook and we made a basic chicken and broccoli stir fry.

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    Diane — November 20, 2012 @ 4:51 AM

    Banana Bread, it was easy and fast.

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    Tera — November 20, 2012 @ 4:53 AM

    sadly mine wasn’t a recipe really, so much as following the instructions on the box of macaroni and cheese!

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    lailani — November 20, 2012 @ 4:56 AM

    A cake – yellow cake- for my parent’s anniversary. I was probably15 or so. It wasn’t very good :)

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    The first recipe I remember making was my grandmother’s peanut brittle :-)

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    Jan from The Comfort of a Safe Place — November 20, 2012 @ 5:21 AM

    At the young age of 9, while home alone with Grandma and my sister (3 yrs younger than me), I cracked open a cookbook that didn’t appear to ever be used, checked out a few recipes and decided on one. I was half-way through preparing the one I decided on, when Grandma came to check on me. She didn’t seem to think it was a good idea for me to continue but I insisted. She went back to her TV show. I finished preparing my special dessert.

    After a few hours of chilling and at the end of dinner, I cut, sliced and served my first pie…a Custard Pie, with Whipped Cream dollops all around the edge. It was THE best pie ever. Really.

    I still love to cook and bake!

    Jan :)

    • Lori Lange replied: — November 20th, 2012 @ 12:13 PM

      love that story! I hope you still have that recipe!

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    Marnely Rodriguez — November 20, 2012 @ 5:22 AM

    I remember making brownies, because I had seen my Mom make them every week by her side.

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    Jessica / Green Skies and Sugar Trips — November 20, 2012 @ 5:24 AM

    Raspberry Jam and linzer cookies!!!

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    Lauren aka Giddy99 — November 20, 2012 @ 5:31 AM

    Aside from my Easy-Bake Oven, you mean? I remember making Cinnamon Toast! Not complicated, but hey, I was a kid. :)

  22. 22

    Trisha — November 20, 2012 @ 5:31 AM

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    I made a cake in my easy bake oven. Also, frosting to put on top (you mixed the powder with water and got frosting!). Thus beginning a long and illustrious cooking career.

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    The first recipe I ever remember making was a Funfetti birthday cake in the Bundt pan with my mom and sister for my sister’s birthday!

  30. 30

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    The Duo Dishes - Chrystal — November 20, 2012 @ 5:51 AM

    It was a peach cobbler at my grandmother’s house. I loved watching her make it, and one day, I asked her if I could make it. We bought the ingredients, and I put it all together in her kitchen. I thought I was a chef! ha

  35. 35

    Debby G. — November 20, 2012 @ 5:57 AM

    The first recipe I ever remember making was chicken pot pie. We learned to make it in home-ec class and I started making it at home to help my mom out with dinner.

  36. 36

    Lauren — November 20, 2012 @ 6:09 AM

    I made peanut butter cookies by myself when my mom was sleeping, she was sick and I wanted to suprise her, I was in 4th grade. I got the sugar and the baking soda mixed up so I put in 1 tsp of sugar and 1 cup of baking soda. Worst cookies ever. LOL

  37. 37

    danielle — November 20, 2012 @ 6:14 AM

    Chicken Cutlets – It was a disaster!

  38. 38

    sharon — November 20, 2012 @ 6:26 AM

    I remember making spaghetti for a boy I liked in high school, and I didn’t make enough noodles so then we all had to sit there and wait while I reboiled water and had to make more. My sister was there too, very embarrassing!

  39. 39

    Monshi — November 20, 2012 @ 6:28 AM

    The first thing I ever made grilled cheese. And it’s pretty hard to ruin grilled cheese; so I did well!

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    Amy — November 20, 2012 @ 6:40 AM

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    Rebecca — November 20, 2012 @ 6:41 AM

    I had made some bars by myself when I was probably 12. Lets say it this way, it did not turn out edible!

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    Jan — November 20, 2012 @ 6:44 AM

    I remember when I was in high school- my mom had had surgery and it was up to me to feed the family. I made pork chops, fried potatoes and corn – and my dad still says (bless his heart!) that it was the best meal he ever ate. Not really a recipe — but I felt so important being in charge of the meal and then the fact that my dad (who is now 89!) still claims to remember it makes me smile.

  47. 47

    Kari Knudson — November 20, 2012 @ 6:45 AM

    No bake peanut butter cookies from my mom’s 1960′s Betty Crocker for kids cookbook. I loved that cookbook!

  48. 48

    Jan — November 20, 2012 @ 6:46 AM

    I pinned!

  49. 49

    David — November 20, 2012 @ 6:53 AM

    Mac n cheese!

  50. 50

    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — November 20, 2012 @ 6:56 AM

    Oh my word this chicken looks delicious Lori! First dinner ever? I’m pretty sure it was tuna casserole when I was a teen….

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    SW Knudsen — November 20, 2012 @ 6:56 AM

    What’s the first recipe I remember making? It was actually out of the Nancy Drew Cookbook, “Dave’s Deviled Potatoes”. I remember being so proud about adding something to the dinner table that night, and almost 30 years later I still make them on a pretty regular basis.

  52. 52

    beth w — November 20, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

    Monkey puzzle (aka monkey bread) in high school. Made it for a lot of Teacher Appreciation breakfasts. Always a hit–it’s on the menu for this Thanksgiving weekend, too!

  53. 53

    bridget {bake at 350} — November 20, 2012 @ 7:01 AM

    Besides cookies, the first recipe I remember making was my mom’s spaghetti sauce. :)

  54. 54

    Hope @ With A Side Of Hope — November 20, 2012 @ 7:01 AM

    The first recipe I remember making is for cookies when I was younger :)

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    Hope @ With A Side Of Hope — November 20, 2012 @ 7:02 AM

    I follow you on Pinterest and I pinned the recipe! Looks great! :)

  56. 56

    Lisa — November 20, 2012 @ 7:03 AM

    Macaroni and cheese from the box! I made it almost every day :)

  57. 57

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    Adam Hitchcock — November 20, 2012 @ 7:05 AM

    Rice Krispy treats in the summer with mom!

  62. 62

    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — November 20, 2012 @ 7:05 AM

    My first meals were all stir frys, and I thought I was so cool!!

  63. 63

    Joanna H. — November 20, 2012 @ 7:10 AM

    I remember making cookies…..I am pretty sure they were shortbread. And I am not sure if I have ever made them since.

  64. 64

    Caitlin — November 20, 2012 @ 7:15 AM

    I vaguely remember chocolate chip cookies.

  65. 65

    Darla — November 20, 2012 @ 7:20 AM

    Cottage pudding with fresh blackberries. This was my grandmothers recipe and I remember her having it when the blackberries where fresh on the vine.

  66. 66

    Kel — November 20, 2012 @ 7:24 AM

    Rice krispie bars — what a great question! Also rolling peanut butter balls.

  67. 67

    Karen Padilla — November 20, 2012 @ 7:28 AM

    It would be chocolate chip cookies.

  68. 68

    Laura — November 20, 2012 @ 7:30 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies- from the back of the TollHouse package!

  69. 69

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    Talia Tieman — November 20, 2012 @ 7:34 AM

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  71. 71

    Denise — November 20, 2012 @ 7:34 AM

    scrambled eggs

  72. 72

    Talia Tieman — November 20, 2012 @ 7:35 AM

    The first “real” recipe I tried was a spicy bruschetta pork chop with mushroom risotto. Amazing! (however the first thing i ever cooked was most likely mac n cheese)

  73. 73

    Liz — November 20, 2012 @ 7:36 AM

    I remember making bread with my mom; she et me “punch” it down.

  74. 74

    Julie — November 20, 2012 @ 7:38 AM

    Tuna noodle casserole.

  75. 75

    Chelsea@Chelsea Is Dishing Up — November 20, 2012 @ 7:44 AM

    The first recipe I remember making is my mom’s beef stroganoff. So simple but still a favorite. I also remember these fabulous lime meltaways that I made with my stepmom for summer camp. Fun how food sticks in your brain like that!

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    kelly — November 20, 2012 @ 7:45 AM

    The first recipe I attempted in my first apartment was a cheesy baked tortellini. Although it took me about twice the prep time, it turned out great! and I didn’t even realize till after-dinner cleanup that I actually bought ravioli! ha!

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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — November 20, 2012 @ 7:47 AM

    The first recipe I remember making was chicken and veggie stir fry!

  78. 78

    Morgan — November 20, 2012 @ 7:50 AM

    My mom isn’t much of a cook, but she can make a mean lasagna which I used to love to help her assemble

  79. 79

    Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife — November 20, 2012 @ 7:50 AM

    The first recipe I remember making is Lavender Cookies with my grandma… :)

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    Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife — November 20, 2012 @ 7:50 AM

    Followed on Twitter and tweeted!

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    Denise M — November 20, 2012 @ 7:51 AM

    Brownies, unsuccessfully because i added in a whole egg shells and all

  82. 82

    Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife — November 20, 2012 @ 7:52 AM

    Followed and pinned on Pinterest (Cakenknife)!

  83. 83

    Lori J — November 20, 2012 @ 7:53 AM

    I made a creamy ravioli dish… I should look for that cookbook and make them again!

  84. 84

    Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife — November 20, 2012 @ 7:55 AM

    Liked on Facebook and shared this post! :)

  85. 85

    Rose — November 20, 2012 @ 7:56 AM

    The first recipe I remember making is lime daiquiris with frozen lime concentrate, sugar, and rum in my mom’s Waring blender. I was 11. The daiquiris were for my mom and her friends, but I do remember that they were delicious.

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    Lori J — November 20, 2012 @ 7:57 AM

    I remember making a creamy ravioli dish… I should find that cookbook and make it again!

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    Casey M — November 20, 2012 @ 7:59 AM

    Pecan crusted chicken salad with a sweet bbq sauce, fist made it when I was about 16 from a Rachel Ray book I had received as a gift!

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    chip — November 20, 2012 @ 8:05 AM

    when i was seven i was often left in charge of making hamburger helper.

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    jenny — November 20, 2012 @ 8:11 AM

    In 6th grade, we made cinnamon doughnuts in home ec. That weekend, I made them at home for my family. This was the first time I cooked something for my family from a recipe that did not come from my mother. I remember feeling very grownup.

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    GingerMae — November 20, 2012 @ 8:11 AM

    I tried making spaghetti sauce using only canned tomatoes and tomato paste. That was before my introduction to herbs and spices, so you can imagine it was a little on the bland side!

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    Tina — November 20, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

    I remember making toll house chocolate chip cookies as my first recipe. After that, I took over the cookie baking in my family…mom was pleased!

  92. 92

    Leah — November 20, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

    I remember making cinnamon rolls with my Grandmother. I had to stand on a stool because I wasn’t tall enough to reach the counter!

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    Kari M — November 20, 2012 @ 8:16 AM

    I remember making pudding for a speech in school. Does that even count as a recipe?

  94. 94

    Carolyn S — November 20, 2012 @ 8:22 AM

    The first recipe that I ever remmeber making was hambuger bun pizzas in Home Ec

  95. 95

    Carole Resnick — November 20, 2012 @ 8:25 AM

    The first things I recal making were hot chocolate and cinnamon toast. I was 7

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    Carole Resnick — November 20, 2012 @ 8:28 AM

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    Rebecca G — November 20, 2012 @ 8:31 AM

    I remember making banana bread. I mixed up the baking powder and baking soda, and the bread was a burnt brick. I’ve since improved my technique. :)

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    Mary O — November 20, 2012 @ 8:32 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies from the Tollhouse morsels bag!

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    Rebecca — November 20, 2012 @ 8:35 AM

    Zucchini bread with my mom all the time growing up :)

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    Lindsey — November 20, 2012 @ 8:36 AM

    Spaghetti sauce! This is my mom’s favorite meal and I remember making the classic meat sauce with her all the time :) and it’s now one of my faves as well!

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    nisreen maali — November 20, 2012 @ 8:44 AM

    I made kababs after we get married ,then it get burned and then I opened the door and steped out for fresh air while the alarm is going on and the smoke is all over the house and when you think that is the worst that could happen to a new cook the door closed and I was loked outside the house in the cold !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

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    Nicole — November 20, 2012 @ 8:49 AM

    The first recipe I remember making is “Dad’s World Famous Brownies”

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    Aimee — November 20, 2012 @ 8:53 AM

    The first recipe I ever remember making was chocolate pudding when I was about 5 with my mom, and I remember lifting the beaters too far out of the bowl and spraying the pudding all over our kitchen. Needless to say my mom was not too impressed. But that didn’t stop me, I cook obsessively to this day.

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    Sheila — November 20, 2012 @ 8:54 AM

    brownies :-)

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    Linda Keeth — November 20, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

    The first recipe I remember making completely by myself was a mexican casserole.

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    DerekkC — November 20, 2012 @ 9:04 AM

    The first dish I made was a homemade gumbo recipe my grandmother gave me to cook on my last birthday. It was a simple gumbo, but she always had some easy magical way of making it taste amazing. Mine wasn’t as delicious as hers, but it was pretty good. I’m making it again this year for thanksgiving.

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    Sarah — November 20, 2012 @ 9:21 AM

    Pinned! And I follow RecipeGirl

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    Sarah S — November 20, 2012 @ 9:21 AM

    I remember making baking powder biscuits with my grandma.

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    Kim — November 20, 2012 @ 9:21 AM

    i remember making churros for a middle school spanish class project with my mom!

  114. 114

    Sarah — November 20, 2012 @ 9:22 AM

    I remember helping my dad make breakfast. We loved putting fruit in our pancakes and for some reason, my brother and I liked the batter runny in the middle.

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    Lindsey — November 20, 2012 @ 9:25 AM

    Spaghetti sauce! This is my mom’s favorite meal and I remember us making it together all the time :) It is now one of my faves as well!

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    Madeline — November 20, 2012 @ 9:27 AM

    The first recipe I ever made was Better Home and Garden’s Banana Bread. It became my signature “dish” ;)

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    Amanda S — November 20, 2012 @ 9:27 AM

    First recipe was STUFFING. I was the bread-cutter with my little fiskars scissors.

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    Lauren @ LoloLovesScents! — November 20, 2012 @ 9:28 AM

    The first recipe I tried was alfredo sauce and noodles…it came out really good, for a first timer! :)

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    Michelle LaRue-Smith — November 20, 2012 @ 9:28 AM

    i remember making manicotti and peanut butter cookies for my Dad. Still his favorite meal some 25 years later.

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    Amanda S — November 20, 2012 @ 9:34 AM

    I also pinned your recipe :) and follow you on Pinterest

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    Sherry Peyton — November 20, 2012 @ 9:36 AM

    I think the first recipe I really tried to make from scratch was Beef Stroganoff. I still use basically the same recipe today with a nice red wine, tons of mushrooms, and of course sour cream.

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    Shari — November 20, 2012 @ 9:43 AM

    I always helped my mom in the kitchen, but the first thing I made all by myself was probably chocolate chip cookies.

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    Kat — November 20, 2012 @ 9:44 AM

    The first from-scratch recipe I remember making was lasagna.

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    auntie beak — November 20, 2012 @ 9:45 AM

    the first actual recipe i ever remember making was a “cooking for kids” type thing called “tuna fish soup.” as i recall, it involved sautéed green peppers and a can of tuna and a can of tomato soup. i also remember loving it.

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    Elena — November 20, 2012 @ 9:48 AM

    Spinach lasagna. First learned to make it when I was about 5 and was put to work making it by myself by the time I was 10.

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    Allison — November 20, 2012 @ 9:51 AM

    I made cinnamon rolls with Grandma!

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    Terri — November 20, 2012 @ 9:52 AM

    I made “Guest Supper Muffins” a lovely light muffin with a cinnamon sugar topping. I still make them today; 40 years later! Now that’s a great recipe!

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    KJ in IA — November 20, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

    I remember making skillet cookies (no bake) with my Mom when i was young.

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    Thea Heinrichs — November 20, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

    I remember baking oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with my mom.

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    Jean MacLeod — November 20, 2012 @ 10:15 AM

    Oh the first recipe I ever remember making was my Mom’s spagetti sauce and meatballs as a newly wed. I was so proud!

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    Elizabeth H. — November 20, 2012 @ 10:20 AM

    Chocolate Chip cookies with my dad.

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    wendy — November 20, 2012 @ 10:21 AM

    Homemade macaroni and cheese using a Betty Crocker cookbook I got for our wedding!

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    Kim N. — November 20, 2012 @ 10:23 AM

    The first recipe I remember making is chocolate chip cookies

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    Kim N. — November 20, 2012 @ 10:24 AM

    I follow Recipe Girl on twitter

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    Kim N. — November 20, 2012 @ 10:24 AM

    I like Recipe Girl on Facebook

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    Amanda L. — November 20, 2012 @ 10:44 AM

    I remember always helping out inthe kitchen, but the first recipe I made by myself was probably chocolate chip cookies.

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    grace — November 20, 2012 @ 10:45 AM

    sugar cookies!

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    Melissa B — November 20, 2012 @ 10:56 AM

    dumpling soup that my great grandmother taught me to make when i was about 10! :-)

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    Meg — November 20, 2012 @ 10:58 AM

    The first recipe I ever remember making is Irish soda bread with my Mom on St. Patricks Day! She would always let me and my sister put on aprons and help her knead the dough!

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    Jen — November 20, 2012 @ 11:04 AM

    Apple crisp! I still use the same recipe!

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    Suzy — November 20, 2012 @ 11:17 AM

    Pancakes…using the recipe from Joy of Cooking. I would make these for my dad on weekends and feel so grown-up.

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    Kara D — November 20, 2012 @ 11:19 AM

    I first remember making heart-shaped pizzas with my Dad!

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    Tricia — November 20, 2012 @ 11:37 AM

    Taco’s….

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    Alex O. — November 20, 2012 @ 11:43 AM

    My first recipe happened to be a baking recipe and was for pound cake!

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    Dustin — November 20, 2012 @ 11:58 AM

    Box brownies, with extra chocolate chips!

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    Jane — November 20, 2012 @ 12:07 PM

    Tuna casserole

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    Lara — November 20, 2012 @ 12:29 PM

    I think my brother and I would make pudding after school!

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    Lara — November 20, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

    Tweeted & Follow! @goodcookdoris

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    Patti — November 20, 2012 @ 12:33 PM

    Pigs in blankets with country gravy. The gravy came out so thick we had to slice it. I was maybe 7 at the time.

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    Chelsea — November 20, 2012 @ 12:33 PM

    I remember making lemon meringue pie with my grandma.

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    Kelster — November 20, 2012 @ 12:39 PM

    I used to make a one pot rice dish when I was a little girl. I called it “seasoned” rice but now I know that others may have referred to what I was making as rice pilaf. I added whatever vegetables and bits of meat I found in the fridge – often using sausages.

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    Pam — November 20, 2012 @ 12:48 PM

    Moo Goo Gai Pan when I was in summer school in 7th grade. Delicious!

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    Linda — November 20, 2012 @ 12:52 PM

    Mac & Cheese when I was in high school. It didn’t turn out but it taught me a lot.

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    Erica — November 20, 2012 @ 1:01 PM

    Sugar or Chocolate chip cookies with my sisters. Alone would be mac and cheese.

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    Andytbarnes — November 20, 2012 @ 1:01 PM

    The first one that comes to mind is a simple french toast recipe my mom taught me when I was growing up.

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    Andytbarnes — November 20, 2012 @ 1:02 PM

    Also I followed on twitter (@andytbarnes).

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    Leah — November 20, 2012 @ 1:04 PM

    The first recipe I ever remember trying by myself was my grandmother’s recipe for iced christmas cookies.

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    Dina — November 20, 2012 @ 1:06 PM

    Chocolate chip cookies with my mom!

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    Michelle B — November 20, 2012 @ 1:09 PM

    When I was 15 I made a dinner of cornish game hens, broccoli with cheese sauce and wild rice for my first boyfriend, it was my first dinner. He is now my hubby and we’ve been together 30 years. You know what they about the way to a man’s heart lol

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    beth neugarten — November 20, 2012 @ 1:18 PM

    OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

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    Erin J — November 20, 2012 @ 1:20 PM

    Oh man…first recipe?? I think it may be cookies with my mom.

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    Jennifer — November 20, 2012 @ 1:21 PM

    I remember baking sugar cookies for Santa from scratch – something I still do every Christmas!

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    Erin J — November 20, 2012 @ 1:22 PM

    I follow Calphalon on twitter and tweeted the giveaway.

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    sara — November 20, 2012 @ 1:48 PM

    The first recipe I remember making was a disastrous cookie recipe with my sister (no adult help…uh oh!)

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    Beth L — November 20, 2012 @ 2:15 PM

    Making chocolate chip cookies with my grandma.

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    Jackie @ The Beeroness — November 20, 2012 @ 2:27 PM

    WANT!
    Oh, and my super embarrassing First Meal I Ever Made was: Impossible Cheeseburger Casserole Pie. I was 8, and my mom helped. Not exactly “blog-worthy.”

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — November 20, 2012 @ 2:34 PM

    Potato gratin!

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    jessica w — November 20, 2012 @ 2:35 PM

    I remember making goulash with my mom and knoedel!

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    jessica w — November 20, 2012 @ 2:36 PM

    I Follow RecipeGirl and Calphalon on Twitter and tweeted

    https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/271018677644701696

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    jessica w — November 20, 2012 @ 2:36 PM

    I Follow RecipeGirl and Calphalon on Pinterest and PINned

    http://pinterest.com/pin/86975836525294642/

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — November 20, 2012 @ 2:37 PM

    I LIKE you on Facebook and shared the giveaway!

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    TaraOBrien — November 20, 2012 @ 2:37 PM

    That chicken looks A-MAZING! The first recipe I ever made was definitely chocolate chip cookies. My mom was really into baking, and we made cookies a lot-lucky me!

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    jessica w — November 20, 2012 @ 2:37 PM

    I “Like” RecipeGirl and Calphalon on Facebook and shared

    http://www.facebook.com/junk.graham/posts/559179744099243

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    Laurie — November 20, 2012 @ 2:44 PM

    We made lots of no bake cookies!

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    Jennifer I. — November 20, 2012 @ 2:50 PM

    The first thing I ever ‘cooked’ was Jell-O. I’m sort of embarassed but I messed it up. I didn’t measure my ingredients! I’ve improved only a little bit.

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    Suchi Mehta — November 20, 2012 @ 2:51 PM

    First recipe i ever made was sugar cookies.

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    Jessica — November 20, 2012 @ 2:53 PM

    The first recipe I ever remember making is chocolate chip cookies. I followed the recipe on the back of the Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate chip bag. YUM!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 20, 2012 @ 3:00 PM

    What’s the first recipe you ever remember making? = JIF brownies from a box when i was home alone after school when I was 7! Times are different now with kids! :)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 20, 2012 @ 3:00 PM

    Twitter following!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 20, 2012 @ 3:00 PM

    Pinterest following

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 20, 2012 @ 3:02 PM

    FB like you both!

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    Edith — November 20, 2012 @ 3:04 PM

    No bake chocolate cookie following my grandma’s handwritten recipe. I still have the index card even thought its yellowed and tattered.

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    Bianca — November 20, 2012 @ 3:31 PM

    Pretty embarrassing, but my first recipe/meal was Hamburger Helper. As an early teen, I really thought I was doing something big, especially when I would add extra toppings to it.

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    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat — November 20, 2012 @ 3:35 PM

    Ooh I need new pots and pans! Rugelach cookies with my Mom!

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    rosalind — November 20, 2012 @ 3:52 PM

    brownies (from scratch)–hershey’s cookbook.

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    JenP — November 20, 2012 @ 3:59 PM

    Spaghetti and homemade meatballs.

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    Terri — November 20, 2012 @ 4:20 PM

    The first recipe I remember making was a chocolate mayonnaise cake with peanut butter frosting!

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    ShelleyBakes — November 20, 2012 @ 4:25 PM

    My mom taught me how to make Betty Crocker’s banana nut bread. :) Still my go-to.

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    Brittany C. — November 20, 2012 @ 4:30 PM

    I think the first thing i remember cooking is scrambled eggs, or french toast.

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    Brittany C. — November 20, 2012 @ 4:31 PM

    i like you on fb

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    Brittany C. — November 20, 2012 @ 4:31 PM

    i follow you on pinterest

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    Kristin — November 20, 2012 @ 5:05 PM

    I remember making meatloaf with my mom at a really young age

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    Kristin — November 20, 2012 @ 5:05 PM

    I follow on FB

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    Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana — November 20, 2012 @ 5:09 PM

    I remember making spaghetti carbonara from my home ec recipe book, and feeling so proud of myself when I served it to my parents :)

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    Brianna — November 20, 2012 @ 5:25 PM

    Scrambled eggs is the first “recipe” I remember making. When I was 4 years old, I remember helping my dad whisk the eggs with a little bit of skim milk in a huge mixing bowl. He took care of the rest. :)

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    Brianna — November 20, 2012 @ 5:28 PM

    I follow @RecipeGirl and tweeted about the giveaway!

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    Brianna — November 20, 2012 @ 5:30 PM

    I follow @RecipeGirl on Pinterest and pinned this recipe to my “Chicken Dance” board!

    Brianna Kolota

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    Stacy — November 20, 2012 @ 5:41 PM

    The first recipe I remember making is Peanut Blossom Cookies with my mom.

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    Lynna — November 20, 2012 @ 5:47 PM

    I remember making fried rice, but failing. LOL. I was really young…

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    Stacy — November 20, 2012 @ 5:48 PM

    I follow RecipeGirl on Twitter

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    Stacy — November 20, 2012 @ 5:49 PM

    I follow Calphalon on Twitter.

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    Stacy — November 20, 2012 @ 5:50 PM

    I tweeted about the giveaway. https://twitter.com/glavi47/status/271067988017422336

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    Alicia Keen — November 20, 2012 @ 5:52 PM

    i think my first recipe was cookies

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    Alicia Keen — November 20, 2012 @ 5:53 PM

    i follow on twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/pixystik4u/status/271068698440237056

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    Dianne Shaw — November 20, 2012 @ 5:54 PM

    Probably the first recipe I ever made was chocolate chip cookies.

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    Alicia Keen — November 20, 2012 @ 5:54 PM

    i follow you both on pinterest and pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/256634878737475701/

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    Alexandra — November 20, 2012 @ 5:56 PM

    The first recipe I remember making was chocolate chip cookies when I was a little kid with my mom.

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    Stacy — November 20, 2012 @ 6:03 PM

    I follow RecipeGirl on Pinterest

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    Stacy — November 20, 2012 @ 6:03 PM

    I follow Calphalon on Pinterest

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    Stacy — November 20, 2012 @ 6:04 PM

    I like RecipeGirl on Facebook.

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    Stacy — November 20, 2012 @ 6:04 PM

    I like Calphalon on Facebook.

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    Stacy — November 20, 2012 @ 6:05 PM

    I pinned from this post onto Pinterest.

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    Kris M — November 20, 2012 @ 6:18 PM

    The first thing I remember making was chocolate chip cookies when I was a pretty young girl.

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    Donna — November 20, 2012 @ 6:26 PM

    I remember burning rice!

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    Adrianne @ Bake Not Burn — November 20, 2012 @ 6:29 PM

    I remember making what we called Fat Rascal biscuits in middle school cooking class. They were the simplest recipe but felt gourmet to me at the time!

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    Donja Erdman — November 20, 2012 @ 6:30 PM

    That’s a hard question to try to remember. I remember in college a friend and I hosted a dinner for all our friends and we served ham, company potatoes, rolls, pie and who knows what else.

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    ATLKristen — November 20, 2012 @ 6:38 PM

    The first recipe I recall making is homemade spaghetti sauce in a crock pot.

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    Donna Ingalls — November 20, 2012 @ 6:48 PM

    I made lasagna with my grandmother when I was 7 years old. She started me on my journey of the love of cooking. She and I would bake together every chance we could. I still have her old measuring spoons hanging up on the wall of my kitchen.

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    Tracy A — November 20, 2012 @ 6:51 PM

    Besides helping my mom make cookies (probably mainly taste-testing the dough), the first thing I remember making is a frozen fruit salad recipe that was made w/ fruit, cool whip, yogurt and marshmallows. I think I may have made it for some 4H event when I was about 11. I still have the recipe card!

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    Sherrie — November 20, 2012 @ 7:00 PM

    The first memorable meal for me was a meatloaf I made in junior high. I wasn’t really fond of ketchup, so I topped it with cheese. I made mashed potatoes to go with it and cornbread in my moms cast iron skillet. It wasn’t half bad for the first completely solo experience.

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    Khadija — November 20, 2012 @ 7:06 PM

    Vanilla cupcakes, when I was around 10 or so, for one of my siblings birthday!

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    Julie — November 20, 2012 @ 7:17 PM

    I made MD crab soup – from scratch – that is the first thing I really recall making GOOD! It was super yummy – my Dad ate half the pot I made.

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    Steve S. — November 20, 2012 @ 7:21 PM

    The first recipe I ever made was…when I first moved out of the house and on my own. I wanted re-create this soy chicken dish my mom always made for us. Never the less, it did not turned out so well. Fast forward 20 years…now I am a very good cook and I cook for my parents 3-4 times a week.

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    Steve S. — November 20, 2012 @ 7:22 PM

    I already “Like” RG on FB.

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    Amy — November 20, 2012 @ 7:49 PM

    My first recipe was fried rice.

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    Marie — November 20, 2012 @ 7:50 PM

    I can remember helping mix and bake Christmas cookies with my dad since I was a tiny little thing – I love making ginger snaps and sugar cookies every year. Another solo cooking memory is when I first got married and my sweet husband requested lasagna – it was a disaster, but I learned a lot! That’s what counts in the kitchen.

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    Lindsay Merrill — November 20, 2012 @ 7:55 PM

    I remember making taco meat myself once when mom was making tacos when I was really little. :)

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    Lisa — November 20, 2012 @ 8:02 PM

    The first thing I remember making is brownies in my Easy Bake Oven. My grandma would always have me help her bake and would make extra so I could bake it in my Easy Bake Oven. I made cakes, pies, brownies, and cookies in my little oven. I was so proud!

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    Lisa — November 20, 2012 @ 8:03 PM

    I follow Recipe Girl on Pinterest.

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    Lisa — November 20, 2012 @ 8:03 PM

    I like Recipe Girl on Facebook.

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    Tammy E — November 20, 2012 @ 8:05 PM

    Cinnamon rolls. I made a huge mess and it took hours waiting for the fought to rise etc but they were fabulous!
    I would be ECSTATIC to win this giveaway!

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    Cheryl R — November 20, 2012 @ 8:05 PM

    Chocolate chip cookies, yum.

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    Tammy — November 20, 2012 @ 8:07 PM

    Following on twitter and tweeted.

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    Tammy — November 20, 2012 @ 8:09 PM

    Liked you on FB and reluctantly shared the giveaway news!

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    Tammy — November 20, 2012 @ 8:10 PM

    Following on Pinterest and pinned!

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    sharonjo — November 20, 2012 @ 8:23 PM

    The first recipe I remember making was something called Ranger Cookies for a 4-H project.

    Thanks for a really fabulous giveaway!!

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    sharonjo — November 20, 2012 @ 8:30 PM

    I follow both on twitter @sharonjo2
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/sharonjo2/status/271108148541132800

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    sharonjo — November 20, 2012 @ 8:32 PM

    I follow both on Pinterest (sharonjo)
    Pinned here: http://pinterest.com/pin/46724914855485297/

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    Jami Winfrey — November 20, 2012 @ 8:36 PM

    The first recipe I ever made by myself was mini pizzas with biscuit dough. So yummy!

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    sarapete — November 20, 2012 @ 9:03 PM

    Tacos, we all had our part in making this dinner and everyone loved it.

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    sarapete — November 20, 2012 @ 9:04 PM

    Follow on twitter and tweet https://twitter.com/SaraMama/status/271116681135415298

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    Alice C. — November 20, 2012 @ 9:09 PM

    I think it was actually cream puffs!

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    Sara M — November 20, 2012 @ 9:28 PM

    I can’t remember for sure but I’m thinking something easy and instant like soup! If you can call that a recipe!

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    Kathy R — November 20, 2012 @ 9:33 PM

    I can’t remember not cooking, but, I think my first memory is standing on a chair in the kitchen at large family dinners when all the women would get into making the gravy, that alway fascinated me, it seemed like a dance, with each one adding stirring telling me. I have always loved making gravy and sauces, and being creative at it, and remembering all those women now long gone.

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    Kathy R — November 20, 2012 @ 9:47 PM

    I liked both on facebook and shared about the give away and your website on my page. I really enjoy your blog.

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    April was in CT now CA — November 20, 2012 @ 10:15 PM

    Frito chili pie! LOL Not really a recipe, but it was the first meal I ever made for myself and someone else.

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    Teh Doll — November 20, 2012 @ 10:23 PM

    Cornbread casserole

    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Caroline — November 20, 2012 @ 10:25 PM

    The first thing I really remember making is applesauce every fall with my mom. so delicious!!

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    Amy Tong — November 20, 2012 @ 11:58 PM

    The first recipe I remember making was my Mom’s fried noodles. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    Amy Tong — November 21, 2012 @ 12:01 AM

    Following you both on Twitter and tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/271161158977863680

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    Amy Tong — November 21, 2012 @ 12:02 AM

    Following you both on Pinterest and pinned this giveaway: http://pinterest.com/pin/53269208064253373/

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    Amy Tong — November 21, 2012 @ 12:04 AM

    Following you both on Facebook and shared this giveaway
    https://www.facebook.com/uTry.it/posts/492459210784949

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 21, 2012 @ 12:18 AM

    Oh my, I’m not much of a chicken person but I can totally get on board with this dish! And thanks for the awesome giveaway! My first recipe I remember making is banana bread.

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    Sandy w — November 21, 2012 @ 12:19 AM

    I remember making a Boston cream pie (cake) and fudge.

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    John Wenders — November 21, 2012 @ 1:02 AM

    Baked mac and cheese with bacon.

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    wade2121 — November 21, 2012 @ 1:15 AM

    Cornbread.

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    Dani h — November 21, 2012 @ 1:28 AM

    I made a peach pie, including the pie crust from scratch, when I was eleven years old. My parents came home and were stunned! I was hooked from then on. {smile}

    Thanks for a chance at such a fantastic giveaway!

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    Maria in NJ — November 21, 2012 @ 1:57 AM

    I guess you know I love to bake so my first thing that I can remember making was a “Texas Sheet Cake”…I brought it to my Aunts for an outdoor party and it was a hit, I was probably 14…I was hooked on baking from there…Lori those pans are phenomenal and I thank you for a chance to snag them…m

    ps: Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours….

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    Maria in NJ — November 21, 2012 @ 2:02 AM

    just liked Calphalon on FB and told them I was there from you…

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    Maria in NJ — November 21, 2012 @ 2:09 AM

    hi I just liked Calphalon on FB and told them that I was there from you…

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    Maria in NJ — November 21, 2012 @ 2:11 AM

    I just tweeted your giveaway on Twitter….. @maria_in_nj

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    Maria in NJ — November 21, 2012 @ 2:12 AM

    opps that is @ maria_w_nj

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    Maria in NJ — November 21, 2012 @ 2:16 AM

    I pinned your giveaway…http://pinterest.com/pin/171981279491863624/

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    Ilene — November 21, 2012 @ 2:43 AM

    Brownies.

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    carol hayden — November 21, 2012 @ 2:44 AM

    It had to be Brownies when I was in 4-H..
    It’s my husbands favorite sweet.

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    Rebecca H — November 21, 2012 @ 3:00 AM

    it was either blueberry muffins or snickerdoodles…not sure which but i still have the kids betty Crocker cookbook the recipes came from. It might even be retro cool now!

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    Rachel — November 21, 2012 @ 3:00 AM

    brownies is my first cooking memory

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    barbara n — November 21, 2012 @ 3:26 AM

    When I was young my mother would let me make no bake cookies….it taught me some basic measuring and mixing skills

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    Carla Lyles — November 21, 2012 @ 3:31 AM

    The very first recipe I remember making was for my mom on Mothers Day. I made her Frog in the Hole and fresh squeezed oj and served her in bed. I’m sure I burned the meal, but she made a big fuss and ate everything!

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    Jessica Bolt — November 21, 2012 @ 4:02 AM

    Parmesan-crusted chicken breast. My mom used to make it for me and my siblings all the time because it was the only thing all 4 of us would eat.

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    Leslee — November 21, 2012 @ 4:08 AM

    I started cooking as a very little girl and the first thing I remember cooking is chocolate chip cookies, what else”

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    Tracey — November 21, 2012 @ 4:25 AM

    Homeade white bread with my mom. Her recipe was always a hit.

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    Tracey — November 21, 2012 @ 4:26 AM

    I Face book with you

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    Danielle — November 21, 2012 @ 4:49 AM

    The first recipe I remember making is the Nestle Toll House cookies on the back of the chocolate chip bag.

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    Katie — November 21, 2012 @ 4:53 AM

    Chocolate Chip cookies, I have the photo to prove it.

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    LaVenia Clark — November 21, 2012 @ 4:55 AM

    Gosh I have been cooking so long I am not sure I remember (that and I am old)
    I guess it was a chocolate cake at about 6 yrs with my sweet momma!

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    Katie — November 21, 2012 @ 4:55 AM

    I follow you both on Twitter and Tweeted!https://twitter.com/katiemur80/status/271235241119723523

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    LaVenia Clark — November 21, 2012 @ 4:55 AM

    I follow you on twitter

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    Katie — November 21, 2012 @ 4:56 AM

    I follow you on Pinterest and Pinned it. http://pinterest.com/pin/274790014735564355/

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    LaVenia Clark — November 21, 2012 @ 4:57 AM

    I follow you on facebook

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    Jacqui — November 21, 2012 @ 5:02 AM

    The first recipe I remember making was homemade lasagna with my mom when i was a little girl!

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    Jacqui — November 21, 2012 @ 5:03 AM

    I follow RecipeGirl and Calphalon on Twitter

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    Jacqui — November 21, 2012 @ 5:04 AM

    I follow both RecipeGirl and Calphalon on Pinterest

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    Kim — November 21, 2012 @ 5:04 AM

    I remember making fried bologna sandwiches…used to love them!!

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    Jacqui — November 21, 2012 @ 5:04 AM

    I “like” both RecipeGirl and Calphalon on Facebook

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    Margie Visnick — November 21, 2012 @ 5:04 AM

    The first recipe I remember making on my own was a chocolate cake…and I didn’t read the instructions first, so I dumped it out and started over…I think I was about 10!

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    Kim — November 21, 2012 @ 5:05 AM

    I remember making fried bologna with lots of butter-used to LOVE that!!

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    Margie Visnick — November 21, 2012 @ 5:06 AM

    I follow you both on twitter and tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/margievis/status/271237985473789952

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    rob — November 21, 2012 @ 5:06 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies, still a favorite to make!

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    Ashley — November 21, 2012 @ 5:07 AM

    I don’t know how old I was, but I remember marinating chicken and veggies in Italian dressing and cooking the pieces on skewers, kabob style.

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    Mary Ann — November 21, 2012 @ 5:17 AM

    The first recipe I ever made was for Chocolate Chip cookies on the Nestle Tollhouse Chip bag.

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    Muffy — November 21, 2012 @ 5:18 AM

    I remember trying to make my mom’s artichoke dip recipe in college. I think it turned out pretty well.

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    Janie Hagmann — November 21, 2012 @ 5:29 AM

    Potato salad when I was 12 years old for a 4th of July picnic. The recipe was from a friend of my mother’s. My mother & I had so much fun together that day. she didn’t “cook”, but she helped me peel the potatoes! It was the best potato salad I’ve ever eaten.

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    Carla Lyles — November 21, 2012 @ 5:33 AM

    I follow Calphalon & RecipeGirl on Twitter and I tweeted about the contest!

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    Lisa — November 21, 2012 @ 5:35 AM

    grilled cheese

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    Jill — November 21, 2012 @ 5:36 AM

    Well, I came over here to tell you how delicious that meal looked but then I saw you were doing a giveaway, too! The first thing I remember making are cookies. We made them very often in our house.

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 21, 2012 @ 5:37 AM

    First recipe I ever remember making? Geez, I don’t know? I guess, this is just embarrassing. When I was a kid I used to take unsweetened chocolate baking bars, add a ton of sugar and vanilla and cook it in the microwave and eat it!! Ugh!! That was around the time I used to cook the stirfry that used to come in the double cans. I can’t recall the name! Now take in mind these recipes were when I was like 10.

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 21, 2012 @ 5:38 AM

    I follow Calphalon on Facebook

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 21, 2012 @ 5:38 AM

    I follow you on Facebook! :)

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 21, 2012 @ 5:39 AM

    I follow Calphalon on Pintrest

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    Sarah G — November 21, 2012 @ 5:39 AM

    When I was 8 I got a kids cookbook for Christmas. My mom let me pick a meal out of it and make it for dinner. I made oven baked fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, salad, and snickerdoodle cookies. I will never forget it! Even my picky big brothers ate it and didn’t tease me too much!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 21, 2012 @ 5:39 AM

    I follow you on Pintrest!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 21, 2012 @ 5:39 AM

    I follow you on Twitter

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — November 21, 2012 @ 5:40 AM

    I follow Calphalon on Twitter

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    Carla Lyles — November 21, 2012 @ 5:40 AM

    I follow RecipeGirl on Pinterest and I pinned from this recipe.

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    Marella — November 21, 2012 @ 5:42 AM

    Sugar Cookies and I was hooked!

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    Carla Lyles — November 21, 2012 @ 5:47 AM

    I follow RecipeGirl on Pinterest and repinned this contest.

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    Melissa B — November 21, 2012 @ 5:48 AM

    I think it was chocolate chip cookies, but I was in charge of meals when my Mom worked during the dinner hour, that I am not sure! 50+ years is a long time to remember…lol

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    Melissa B — November 21, 2012 @ 5:49 AM

    I follow you on FaceBook.

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    Polly — November 21, 2012 @ 5:52 AM

    It was my grandmother’s tuna noodle casserole, made with boxed mac and cheese and a can a cream of mushroom soup with crushed potato chips on top. Glad to say I haven’t made this in decades!

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    Rose — November 21, 2012 @ 5:53 AM

    Since I’m 68 years old I really can’t remember the 1st thing I cooked but I do love Calphalon! I only have a couple pieces & would love to win! Thank you for a great giveaway!

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    Rose — November 21, 2012 @ 5:57 AM

    I have liked both you and Calphalon on facebook!

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    Ashley P — November 21, 2012 @ 6:07 AM

    The first thing I remember making by myself was my grandmother’s Mac and cheese recipe. Yum!

    Ashleypalmer625@yahoo.com

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    Jeffrey — November 21, 2012 @ 6:14 AM

    That’s a tough question, I can barely remember what I had for dinner last night much less something I made decades ago. My best guess would be baking cookies with my “mommy” when I was a youngster. I am sure the only reason I helped back then was to sneak mouthfuls of that lovely dough when her back was turned then promptly running into the other room to chew the goo!

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    Susan — November 21, 2012 @ 6:18 AM

    I was about seven and my sister and I made donuts for my mother who had just had a baby!! More mess than anything.

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    Jeffrey — November 21, 2012 @ 6:19 AM

    I Follow RecipeGirl and Calphalon on Twitter and tweeted

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    Martha A — November 21, 2012 @ 6:21 AM

    a fried egg

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    Jeffrey — November 21, 2012 @ 6:22 AM

    I Follow RecipeGirl and Calphalon on Pinterest and pinned this post

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    Elin — November 21, 2012 @ 6:24 AM

    Jam filled thumbprint cookies. I still have the original recipe card that I wrote up when I was about 8 years old.

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    Alison Schaefer — November 21, 2012 @ 6:24 AM

    First recipe I can recall making is spaghetti and turkey meatballs in my slow cooker… I was married at 20 and needed to learn how to cook…FAST!!

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    Amanda — November 21, 2012 @ 6:25 AM

    My first recipe I remember making is my family’s Christmas cookies, which can only be made during the holiday season.

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    Jeffrey — November 21, 2012 @ 6:26 AM

    I “Like” RecipeGirl and Calphalon on Facebook and shared: https://www.facebook.com/pages/RecipeGirl/107332655959579?ref=ts&fref=ts#!/jeffrey.lammers.7/posts/384722361603169

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health — November 21, 2012 @ 6:27 AM

    i remember making some sort of fried rice for the first time for myself.

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    Sari F. — November 21, 2012 @ 6:27 AM

    I made my very first recipe when I was about 10 years old, in Finland.
    Homemade whipped cream with a little bit if vanilla sugar,
    a package of graham crackers broken into small pieces ~whipped in, and
    slices of fresh strawberries on top!

    I was so proud of my concoction.. Unfortunately, it was the only thing I knew how to cook so I made it often and my family got really sick of it ~really quickly :0)

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health — November 21, 2012 @ 6:27 AM

    I follow you on twitter

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health — November 21, 2012 @ 6:28 AM

    i liked your facebook page too

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    Colleen Y — November 21, 2012 @ 6:28 AM

    I made chicken cacciatore as a surprise for my mom while she was away at work.

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    Katerina — November 21, 2012 @ 6:29 AM

    I remember making oven baked cornflake chicken when I was 10 years old.

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    KiMberly Bullock — November 21, 2012 @ 6:29 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies for my boyfriend who is now my husband.
    I found the recipe online and it had all kinds of weird things like water,
    And no eggs. It didn’t seem right but it was also my first time so I wasn’t
    Positive. The batter was far too runny, and weird. I bake them on an air bake cookie sheet, the Kind with holes. The cookies dripped through as the cooked.
    We refer to the incident as cookie poos, that is what they looked like. They were
    awful and my sweet hubby ate them, an pretend they were edible. I don’t typically eat sweets so I was blissfully unaware until my Dad tried one and remarked on how
    awful they were. I still don’t like making cookies because of it. Ha.

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    Alison Schaefer — November 21, 2012 @ 6:30 AM

    Tweeted your giveaway

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    Alison Schaefer — November 21, 2012 @ 6:31 AM

    Pinned you!

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    Jade Slaughter — November 21, 2012 @ 6:31 AM

    Spaghetti. Easy Peezy.

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    Alison Schaefer — November 21, 2012 @ 6:31 AM

    Shared the giveaway on Facebook!

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    Linda T — November 21, 2012 @ 6:34 AM

    We learned to make tuna casserole in home-ec class. The thought evokes fond memories, but I no longer use this recipe!

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    Shannon Kuykendall — November 21, 2012 @ 6:38 AM

    Tuna casserole, could only afford tuna in can when first married.

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    Windy P. — November 21, 2012 @ 6:43 AM

    The first thing I remember making was cookies with my mom. She called them “cowboy cookies” and we were sending them to my uncle who was shipped out in the Navy at the time. These days, I’ve seen them as No Bake Chocolate cookies. They’re the yummy ones with chocolate, peanut butter and oats that you make and drop to cool on wax paper. Yum. :)

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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    Jenny — November 21, 2012 @ 6:43 AM

    I had a working single mom growing up, so she taught me how to make spaghetti in elementary school to help her out! Still my go to meal :)

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    Carol Nelson — November 21, 2012 @ 6:44 AM

    my mom’s meat sauce (some will argue the point, but in my house that pot of red deliciousness simmering on the stove was success, not gravy )

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    Jody — November 21, 2012 @ 6:45 AM

    Chocolate Chip cookies.

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    Jody — November 21, 2012 @ 6:48 AM

    Tweeted!!

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    Jody — November 21, 2012 @ 6:50 AM

    I already follow you on FB and shared the give away. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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    Erinn Kredba — November 21, 2012 @ 6:53 AM

    Pancakes and strawberry sauce in home ex class, they were a complete disaster.

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    Erinn Kredba — November 21, 2012 @ 6:55 AM

    Followed you on Pinterest and pinned the recipe. Thank You

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    Debbi R — November 21, 2012 @ 6:57 AM

    The first thing I ever made was a marinade for my Daddy to put on steaks. I think my sister and I used some of everything my Mom had from ketchup to peanut butter and beyond . He tasted it and proclaimed it the best marinade he had ever tasted. I’m quite certain that was not what was on our steaks that night!

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    Debbi R — November 21, 2012 @ 6:59 AM

    Followed you on Twitter

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    Debbi R — November 21, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

    follow calphalon on twitter

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    Symone Hart — November 21, 2012 @ 7:02 AM

    Have posted comments on both the RecipeGirl and Calphalon facebook pages, and the first recipe I remember making is sweetcorn fritters :-)

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    oregonjudy — November 21, 2012 @ 7:02 AM

    That would be swan cream puffs.

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    Cai — November 21, 2012 @ 7:02 AM

    My Mother’s 1-2-3-4 Cake recipe – only I think I forgot a few things. LOL It was pretty darn flat for a cake, but it tasted okay.

    Re-Tweeted your giveaway, liked both your page and Caphalon’s on Facebook, following you and Caphalon on Twitter. :)

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    Lai — November 21, 2012 @ 7:03 AM

    The first recipe I remember making was for coconut macaroons. Turned out great!

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    Emily — November 21, 2012 @ 7:03 AM

    First recipe I can ever remember making was blueberry pancakes with a mixed fruit sauce after my mom came home from the hospital with a new baby. There were already 4 of us, so my dad was overwhelmed already!!

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    Emily — November 21, 2012 @ 7:04 AM

    I follow you on facebook and pinterest. Shared the giveaway!

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    NebraskaNancy — November 21, 2012 @ 7:04 AM

    OK. This is embarrassing, but it was almost 25 years ago, before the internet, before all the AMAZING food blogs, before I learned to cook “real food” . . . but I made Baked Spam with Brown Sugar. Eeeew. I got the recipe from my MIL. Just the other day she told me she still makes it. Eek!

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    Blair B. — November 21, 2012 @ 7:05 AM

    Baked Ziti. I took a “Lifeskills” class in highschool and it was the first recipe I made out on my own in college.

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    Laurie — November 21, 2012 @ 7:06 AM

    The first recipe I remember making was Taco style Hamburger Helper in eighth grade (!)

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    Mary Beth — November 21, 2012 @ 7:16 AM

    The very first recipe I remember making is Apple Turnovers with my late Italian grandmother, ‘Grammy’. I would spend hours in the kitchen with her, rolling out dough, filling it with cinnamon and sugar covered apple slices. I can remember watching them bake together, anxiously waiting for them to be ready to eat!

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    Susan P — November 21, 2012 @ 7:19 AM

    I started cooking on my own when I was quite young: Oatmeal cookies (with help from my younger sister) when I was in third grade; cakes when I was in fifth grade; full meals by seventh grade–like pot roast and veggies or chicken and gravy.

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    Mariah — November 21, 2012 @ 7:23 AM

    my first “recipe” was boxed brownies. not very elaborate, but it started my love of baking :)

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    Michelle V — November 21, 2012 @ 7:23 AM

    Making fudge at midnight with my Dad when I was about 8 years old or so….

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    Mariah — November 21, 2012 @ 7:24 AM

    I follow you on Twitter & tweeted the giveaway

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    Yvette N. — November 21, 2012 @ 7:25 AM

    The first recipe I remember making all by myself, was a recipe for
    Coffeecake, that we learned in Home Ec in 7th Grade. I was so proud to make
    it one Saturday morning for my parents and sisters :)

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    Amy K. — November 21, 2012 @ 7:28 AM

    I can remember making some sort of chicken and potatoes meal for my parents when I first lived on my own. The potatoes weren’t cooked enough so we were basically eating raw potatoes. I didn’t taste test before I plated everything so I was a little embarrased but my parents didn’t make a big deal out of it.

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    Mariah — November 21, 2012 @ 7:28 AM

    I follow you on Pinterest and pinned the post

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    Nicole-Lynn — November 21, 2012 @ 7:29 AM

    My first recipe I remember making on my own was spaghettie and meat sauce. I am one of six children, so I was taught to cook at an early age of 12! I now love cooking! I’m a newlywed and just bought my first home with my husband. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Mariah — November 21, 2012 @ 7:30 AM

    I “like” your page on Facebook and shared the giveaway

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    Mariah — November 21, 2012 @ 7:31 AM

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway

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    Rachelle S. — November 21, 2012 @ 7:32 AM

    My first recipe was probably the no bake peanut butter bars with chocolate.

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    Jackie Wolinski — November 21, 2012 @ 7:43 AM

    My first recipe was meatloaf which I made for my new husband. Followed directions to a “T”. Then proceeded to drop it when took out of oven. He loved it anyway.

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    marsha — November 21, 2012 @ 7:43 AM

    My first foray into cooking was making chocolate fudge (I was nine)…..little did I realize the slippery slope that would lead me down…..desserts are my favourite to this day. And just a couple of months ago, I managed to find my long lost original fudge recipe online.

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    Vicky — November 21, 2012 @ 7:46 AM

    The first thing I cooked by myself was a terrible roast beef that I burned and had to feed to the dog. She loved it! but we had Taco Bell for dinner cause that roast was so tough!

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    Liz @ Virtually Homemade — November 21, 2012 @ 7:51 AM

    Craig Claiborne’s chocolate mousse cake with fresh whipped cream.

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    Patti Walsh — November 21, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

    Tuna Casserole was my first attempt at cooking in an old oven that would only heat to 300!!

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    Cibelokid — November 21, 2012 @ 8:00 AM

    My first recipe was for grilled chicken.

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    Christi — November 21, 2012 @ 8:02 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies!

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    Juli — November 21, 2012 @ 8:02 AM

    The first recipe I remember making is homemade chicken fingers. It’s still one of my favorites.

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    Patti Walsh — November 21, 2012 @ 8:02 AM

    Tuna Casserole was my first in a old oven that would only heat to 300!!

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    Jessie C. — November 21, 2012 @ 8:05 AM

    I remember making omelette with my mom

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    Jessie C. — November 21, 2012 @ 8:05 AM

    https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/271282234386964481

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    Jessie C. — November 21, 2012 @ 8:06 AM

    https://www.facebook.com/tcarolinep/posts/397947180286264

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    Jessie C. — November 21, 2012 @ 8:06 AM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/177329304049420609/

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    Leah — November 21, 2012 @ 8:07 AM

    My mom had a microwave cookbook that came with the new microwave and I found a recipe for asian style beef and broccoli that I wanted to try. I can’t remember if it was actually any good or not but my parents raved over it so that is what sparked me to keep cooking and baking!

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    Leah — November 21, 2012 @ 8:08 AM

    I follow on pinterest and pinned the recipe.

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    Juli — November 21, 2012 @ 8:09 AM

    I follow you and Calphalon on Twitter and I tweeted the giveaway.

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    Juli — November 21, 2012 @ 8:09 AM

    I follow you and Calphalon on Pinterest, and I pinned the giveaway.

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    Juli — November 21, 2012 @ 8:10 AM

    I liked you and Calphalon on Facebook, and I shared this giveaway.

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    Andy — November 21, 2012 @ 8:12 AM

    The first recipe I remember making was spaghetti with meat sauce. I still love it!

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    Nancy — November 21, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

    I have no idea! It was probably spaghetti.

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    Andy — November 21, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

    I follow you and Calphalon on Twitter, and I tweeted about this giveaway.

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    Andy — November 21, 2012 @ 8:15 AM

    I follow you and Calphalon on Pinterest, and I pinned this giveaway.

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    Andy — November 21, 2012 @ 8:15 AM

    I liked you and Calphalon on Facebook, and I shared this giveaway.

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    Chase — November 21, 2012 @ 8:17 AM

    Green bean casserole…and that was only five years ago when I started cooking for myself.

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    Michelle — November 21, 2012 @ 8:28 AM

    The first thing I remember making on my own was brownies.

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    Shelly — November 21, 2012 @ 8:28 AM

    The first recipe I ever remember making is my Grandma’s pumpkin bread.

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    Erin K. — November 21, 2012 @ 8:29 AM

    I remember making my mom’s chocolate chip cookies. Of course, they have never turned out as good as hers.

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    Pam Henderson — November 21, 2012 @ 8:29 AM

    I was 9 years old when my father decided he’d had enough of my mom’s ‘cooking’ and he turned me loose in the kitchen. My first meal was fried potatoes and corn on the cob. The potatoes were mushy because I turned them way too often and the corn was over cooked but he ate every bite and raved about them. I will never forget that meal.

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    Erin K. — November 21, 2012 @ 8:29 AM

    I like you on FB.

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    Marianna H. — November 21, 2012 @ 8:32 AM

    I remember making rice muffletta cups when I was in high school…sadly, I did not pre-cook the rice. Thankful my skills have improved since then!

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    Vballer — November 21, 2012 @ 8:36 AM

    Pan fried egg sandwich

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    Denise Wilson — November 21, 2012 @ 8:41 AM

    Probably my moms meatloaf!

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    Debbie — November 21, 2012 @ 8:43 AM

    Wow! Hard question! I’ve been cooking for a long time. Learned to cook at my moms elbow and she is generally not a recipe cook, but I would say it was probably pie crust. I still go to a recipe for pie crust.

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    Debbie — November 21, 2012 @ 8:49 AM

    Have been following Recipe Girl on Twitter form while :)

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    Debbie — November 21, 2012 @ 8:50 AM

    Still like/love Recipe Girl on Facebook.

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    Debbie — November 21, 2012 @ 8:50 AM

    Started following Calphalon on Twitter

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    Debbie — November 21, 2012 @ 8:51 AM

    Liked Calphalon on Facebook

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    SaraMarie — November 21, 2012 @ 8:53 AM

    The first recipe I ever followed was for cinnamon rolls when I was 12. This was inspired by my grandma; I wanted to make rolls just like her. :-)

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    Debbie — November 21, 2012 @ 8:56 AM

    Liked Calphalon on Pinterest

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    Sarah Ogden — November 21, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

    First recipe was for Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies– I was about 10

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    Mary Miller | A Passionate Plate — November 21, 2012 @ 9:02 AM

    I was in 5th grade and home by myself while my parents took my brother to baseball tryouts. I decided to make pancakes and bacon to surprise everyone. I didn’t know about timing back then and made the pancakes first and kept the “warm” in the oven. They turned as hard as hockey pucks by the time my family got home. Everyone loved the effort and I learned a valuable lesson. :-)

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    Jacob Coon — November 21, 2012 @ 9:16 AM

    The first recipe I ever remember making was my mom’s famous peanut butter cookies. They are always a crowd favorite!

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    Christina S. — November 21, 2012 @ 9:20 AM

    The first thing I can remember making is peas and potatoes with my mom. Sounds weird, I know, but it was one of my childhood favorites.

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    Michelle — November 21, 2012 @ 9:36 AM

    brownies!

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    Claudia — November 21, 2012 @ 9:52 AM

    My first recipe was the Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe. Still use that as a recipe back up.

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    Claudia — November 21, 2012 @ 9:53 AM

    Following both on Twitter & tweeted. https://twitter.com/dancincuty/status/271309961508839424

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    Madeleine — November 21, 2012 @ 9:58 AM

    I remember being little and trying to make macaroni and cheese for my older sister. I think it would have turned out better if I had remembered to drain the water! :)

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    Lindsey M — November 21, 2012 @ 10:17 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies and 30 plus years later, I’d still rather have a sweet than a savory!

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    Joanie from CLBB — November 21, 2012 @ 11:03 AM

    A cheesy waterfall coming out of the chicken?! I’m in!! This looks crazy good. My mother wouldn’t let me help in the kitchen when I was growing up, so my first dish as a newlywed was a tuna noodle casserole from a church recipe book. It made us both so sick, sheesh! Healthy Thanksgiving wishes to your family, Lori.

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    Todd Miller — November 21, 2012 @ 11:19 AM

    The first thing I remember making is pancakes for my brothers on a Saturday. My dad worked as a night manager at a small drive-in restaurant and he showed me how to look at the edges to tell when to flip them.

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    Carlas Confections — November 21, 2012 @ 11:32 AM

    I remember that I used to hate being in the kitchen to cook. Im not sure why I never enjoyed it before becoming a food blogger. But I remember my mom always trying to get me into the kitchen and I never wanted to. But then moving to New Zealand way far away from home was the first time I really remember cooking for me and my husband.I dont remember the exact first thing I cooked, but it was probably spaghetti because it was easy haha

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    Ceri Y — November 21, 2012 @ 12:16 PM

    Copy Cat Toowomba Pasta from Outback Steakhouse with my old boyfriend (who was an excellent cook). It was so much delicious-ness in one dish. I can taste it just thinking about it. I don’t get go make it much right now as my youngins’ don’t handle spice so much…and it was definitely SPICY!

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    kelly — November 21, 2012 @ 12:18 PM

    chocolate chip cookies and apple pie!

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    kelly — November 21, 2012 @ 12:19 PM

    i’m following on pinterest and i pinned this!

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    kelly — November 21, 2012 @ 12:20 PM

    i’m following you on pinterest and i pinned this!

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    Sarah — November 21, 2012 @ 12:39 PM

    I remember making sugar cookies with my grandma.

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    Sarah — November 21, 2012 @ 12:40 PM

    I follow Recipe Girl on Pinterst and pinned this recipe.

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    Sarah — November 21, 2012 @ 12:40 PM

    I follow Calphalon on Pinterst.

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    Sarah — November 21, 2012 @ 12:43 PM

    I liked the RecipeGirl on Facebook and shared the giveaway.

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    bruce — November 21, 2012 @ 12:45 PM

    Chicken Fried Steak

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    Sandy — November 21, 2012 @ 12:46 PM

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    Alison Wimberley — November 21, 2012 @ 12:48 PM

    The first recipe I ever made, I believe was QUESO! Velveeta and Rotel…. mmmmmmm

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    leslie — November 21, 2012 @ 12:53 PM

    I was about 10 or 11 and I took my first cookbook out of the library. I made a tossed salad with black olives and vinaigrette dressing. My father loved it and I was so proud. I have been a chef for 30 years now and will always remember how I felt when I made that first recipe! Thanks for the memory.

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    Anne @ Webicurean — November 21, 2012 @ 1:16 PM

    I know I probably cooked before this, but the first recipe I really remember executing was chicken cordon bleu — I was probably in 7th or 8th grade, and Seventeen Magazine had some sort of “impress your folks with this meal” feature, and so I did. The dessert was Chocolate Charlotte. I was definitely hooked on cooking after that!

    BTW I was already following you, so I followed Calphalon on Twitter, Pinterest & FB, and announced the giveaway in each place. Happy Thanksgiving, Lori!

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    Diane — November 21, 2012 @ 1:19 PM

    Chocolate chip cookies…..

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    Diane — November 21, 2012 @ 1:22 PM

    I’m following you on Facebook …

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    Mary Ann — November 21, 2012 @ 1:22 PM

    No bake oatmeal/peanut butter cookies. Yum!

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    Diane — November 21, 2012 @ 1:23 PM

    Following you on Pinterest!

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    Nicole @ Curly Mommy — November 21, 2012 @ 1:23 PM

    I am 100% certain it was some kind of cookie :) :)

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    Dorothea — November 21, 2012 @ 1:24 PM

    I remember baking cookies as a kid, but not any specific recipe. The first grown-up recipe I remember making from a cookbook was a pear tart – and I still remember how good it was!

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    Jenn Rasmussen — November 21, 2012 @ 1:33 PM

    I remember making cheese scallop potatoes. My mothers recipe. Still are my Fav today!

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    Melissa B — November 21, 2012 @ 2:21 PM

    I follow you on
    Pinterest

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    Judy Morano — November 21, 2012 @ 2:33 PM

    It was a “butter roll” cookie. Cream cheese dough filled with sugar, cinnamon & nuts. YUM!

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    Maureen Lavino — November 21, 2012 @ 2:43 PM

    The first recipe ever was for Chocolate chip cookies.

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    Jennifer C — November 21, 2012 @ 2:48 PM

    The very first recipe I ever made was Toll house chocolate chip cookies! And I still make them all the time!

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    Carol in the OC — November 21, 2012 @ 4:15 PM

    I remember making an Ambrosia Salad with my Mom for the holidays when I was very young. She actually did follow a recipe. We had it once or twice a year. I lost my Mom two years ago and I think of her every time I have it or see it in a magazine. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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    Christi — November 21, 2012 @ 4:21 PM

    Chocolate chip cookies was the first recipe I remember making.

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    Jenise — November 21, 2012 @ 4:27 PM

    Chocolate chip cookies

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    Charltte — November 21, 2012 @ 4:40 PM

    The first meal I remember making was my Mom’s Beef stew! Still making it today!

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    Charltte — November 21, 2012 @ 4:41 PM

    I follow you on Pinterest>

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    Charlette — November 21, 2012 @ 4:42 PM

    I liked you on FB

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    Karla G — November 21, 2012 @ 4:59 PM

    I don’t remember the first recipe I ever made. I do remember being in the kitchen with my grandma a lot when she made her go-to dessert: bread pudding with lemon sauce. I will always attribute that recipe to her, and I still love it!

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    Karla G — November 21, 2012 @ 4:59 PM

    I like you both of FB (under Skylar Smith)

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    Karla G — November 21, 2012 @ 5:01 PM

    I follow you both on pinterest (hazeleyedkar) and pinned this post

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    Karla G — November 21, 2012 @ 5:02 PM

    I follow you both on twitter and tweeted this post (@hazeleyedkar)

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    Jen B. — November 21, 2012 @ 5:16 PM

    A roasted chicken trying to help my mom :)

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    Julie Ryan — November 21, 2012 @ 5:52 PM

    I remember making the easiest cheese sauce and thinking I was awesome. How times have changed :)

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    Julie Ryan — November 21, 2012 @ 5:53 PM

    I follow you on twitter @julieryanphoto

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    Karen @ Sugartown Sweets — November 21, 2012 @ 6:47 PM

    It absolutely is brownies..I didn’t even remember that until I saw the question! I’ve made sooo many more since! :)

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    Brenda G — November 21, 2012 @ 7:30 PM

    Upside Down Pineapple Cake

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    Andrea W — November 21, 2012 @ 7:39 PM

    What a unique dish – looks good!

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    Sunaina — November 21, 2012 @ 7:52 PM

    The first recipe I ever remember making was pancakes with my mom! She used to make them in the shape of Mickey Mouse! :)

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    Kim L. — November 21, 2012 @ 8:26 PM

    I made a “full dinner” with spaghetti and bread and cake in Girl Scouts. Not sure that is a recipe, but it was definitely my first cooking memory! THIS recipe…….. BACON, do I need to say more?

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    Shanna — November 21, 2012 @ 8:27 PM

    The first recipe I ever made was Tuna on Toast! Easiest thing ever and total comfort food to me even though it’s kind of gross! Ha ha!

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    Craig E — November 21, 2012 @ 8:37 PM

    The first recipe I remember making is pasta salad, using the recipe that my older sister had gotten in home ec class.

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    Christine @ Mama Papa Barn — November 21, 2012 @ 8:48 PM

    Tuna noodle casserole

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    Christine @ Mama Papa Barn — November 21, 2012 @ 8:50 PM

    follow you both and tweeted

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    Amanda Sakovitz — November 21, 2012 @ 9:00 PM

    The first recipe I made was brownies

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    Amanda Sakovitz — November 21, 2012 @ 9:01 PM

    following you both on twitter and tweeted

    https://twitter.com/aes529/status/271478429466124289

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    Amanda Sakovitz — November 21, 2012 @ 9:03 PM

    following you both on pinterest as mandy375 and pin

    http://pinterest.com/pin/216735800788785772/

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    Amanda Sakovitz — November 21, 2012 @ 9:04 PM

    like you both and shared

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    jan s — November 21, 2012 @ 9:07 PM

    chocolate chip cookies

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    Christine @ Mama Papa Barn — November 21, 2012 @ 9:09 PM

    follow you both and repinned as Guyanesegirl Christine

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    Jennifer — November 21, 2012 @ 9:18 PM

    Snickerdoodles!

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    Elena — November 21, 2012 @ 9:19 PM

    oatmeal cookies

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    Elena — November 21, 2012 @ 9:20 PM

    I like Calphalon on Facebook (Elena Istomina) and shared:

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    Elena — November 21, 2012 @ 9:21 PM

    Follow Calphalon on Twitter and tweeted:

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    Elena — November 21, 2012 @ 9:22 PM

    Follow Calphalo on Twitter and tweeted this giveaway:

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    Elena — November 21, 2012 @ 9:22 PM

    Follow Calphalon on Twitter and tweeted-https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/271483413352042496

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    Elena — November 21, 2012 @ 9:23 PM

    Follow Calphalon on Twitter and tweeted-https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/271483413352042496

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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    maria cantu — November 21, 2012 @ 9:31 PM

    frito chili pie

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    Catherine Campbell — November 21, 2012 @ 9:32 PM

    I made no bake cookies.

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    Jodi Barnes — November 21, 2012 @ 9:51 PM

    Biscotti – my Italian Grandma taught us kids to make these as soon as we could hold the utensils.

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    Kristen — November 21, 2012 @ 10:02 PM

    The first thing I remember making was some disgusting concoction of canned tuna mixed with ranch dressing and added to ramen noodles that had the broth drained. My sister and I called them Toodles. I can’t remember what my first “real” recipe was.

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    Kristen — November 21, 2012 @ 10:02 PM

    Pinned this

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    Taylor — November 22, 2012 @ 4:45 AM

    The first recipe I remember making ti that Suddenly Pasta pasta salad….I didn’t read all of the instructions and I didn’t drain the pasta before adding the herb mix….total fail! I think I’ve improved a little bit since then :)

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    Margaret — November 22, 2012 @ 4:47 AM

    Using my Betty Crocker Boys and Girls Cookbook, I made scrambled eggs. They tasted awful but my parents raved about them.

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    Lauren O. — November 22, 2012 @ 5:25 AM

    scrambled eggs – and yes, that is a recipe in our family! My husband says I make the best scrambled eggs!

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    Wendy F — November 22, 2012 @ 8:11 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies

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    nadine — November 22, 2012 @ 8:39 AM

    As a new bride, I made a jello salad :) And I thought I was Betty Crocker :)

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    nadine — November 22, 2012 @ 8:39 AM

    I LIKE recipe girl on Facebook

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    nadine — November 22, 2012 @ 8:40 AM

    I LIKE Cephalon on Facebook

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    Michelle — November 22, 2012 @ 9:13 AM

    Plum Kuchen with my mom :)

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    Laura in Texas — November 22, 2012 @ 9:45 AM

    Rolls with my mom when I was a littele girl :-)

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    Cindy Brickley — November 22, 2012 @ 10:24 AM

    Chicken Cacciatore Recipe is the only thing I can recall. I started cooking when I was very little and loved it ever since.

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    Wendy T — November 22, 2012 @ 10:25 AM

    The first recipe I remember making was stuffed cabbage rolls. I did it for a boy back then…and looking back, because of my inexperience and fear, I remember what a job it was! However, I also remember them coming out beautifully :)

    The boy…not so much.

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    Cindy Brickley — November 22, 2012 @ 10:28 AM

    I Follow RecipeGirl and Calphalon on Twitter and tweet this giveaway on both.

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    Cindy Brickley — November 22, 2012 @ 10:29 AM

    I Follow RecipeGirl and Calphalon on Pinterest and pinned this post.

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    Cindy Brickley — November 22, 2012 @ 10:30 AM

    I “Like” RecipeGirl and Calphalon on Facebook and shared the giveaway on my page.

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    Wendy T — November 22, 2012 @ 10:32 AM

    Following you both and tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/won2x/status/271682461493235713

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    Wendy T — November 22, 2012 @ 10:34 AM

    Following you both on Pinterest and pinned
    http://pinterest.com/pin/273453008595982909/

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    Wendy T — November 22, 2012 @ 10:35 AM

    Following you both on pinterest and pinned.

    I just tried to make this comment with the link to my pin, and it didn’t come through. I hope it doesn’t wind up being a duplicate – leaving the link off this time.

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    Liz Dysert — November 22, 2012 @ 10:35 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies

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    Amy S — November 22, 2012 @ 1:02 PM

    Chocolate chip cookies!

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    kris — November 22, 2012 @ 2:16 PM

    oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. It was my job to make sure we always had cookies in the house. No joke.

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    Thomas Murphy — November 22, 2012 @ 3:39 PM

    following both and tweeted

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    Thomas Murphy — November 22, 2012 @ 3:42 PM

    follow both on pinterest as rounder9834 and pinned

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    Thomas Murphy — November 22, 2012 @ 3:43 PM

    the first thing i made was chocolate chip cookies

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    Thomas Murphy — November 22, 2012 @ 3:44 PM

    i like both on fb

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    Karen Lynch — November 22, 2012 @ 5:39 PM

    Lucy Johnson’s Brownies.

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    Karen Lynch — November 22, 2012 @ 5:42 PM

    I follow Recipe Girl and Calphalon on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway.

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    Karen Lynch — November 22, 2012 @ 5:44 PM

    I follow Recipe Girl and Calphalon on Pinterest and pinned this post on Pinterest.

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    Karen Lynch — November 22, 2012 @ 5:47 PM

    I like Recipe Girl and Calphalon on FB and shared on FB

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    sonia — November 22, 2012 @ 5:48 PM

    I remember the first recipe i ever made was when i was fifteen years old i baked a a tres leches cake for my mother birthday but that didn’t turn out well because of that i baked her a chocolate cake instead .

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    Kristin T — November 22, 2012 @ 6:56 PM

    My mother’s meatballs.

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    Wendy T — November 22, 2012 @ 8:16 PM

    Like you both on facebook and shared
    https://www.facebook.com/brokenwon/posts/553542494671502

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    Shelby — November 23, 2012 @ 4:11 AM

    Seven-minute frosting to go on a spice cake mix cake.

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    terri — November 23, 2012 @ 4:31 AM

    Choc chip cookies

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    Arwen — November 23, 2012 @ 6:28 AM

    I would love this. I am in need of new pots and pans! :D

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    Arwen — November 23, 2012 @ 6:29 AM

    oops, Did it wrong.

    The first thing I remember making is mashed potatoes. I also learned that tsp is not TBS. oops. That was supposed to be 2 tsp of salt not 2 TBS!

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    Arwen — November 23, 2012 @ 6:30 AM

    I follow you on Twitter and I did retweet (TarotByArwen) this contest.

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    Arwen — November 23, 2012 @ 6:32 AM

    I follow RG on Facebook.

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    Arwen — November 23, 2012 @ 6:33 AM

    I follow RG on Pinterest and shared this as well.

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    Stephanie — November 23, 2012 @ 6:42 AM

    One of the first real meals I made was roasted chicken thighs over asparagus and cherry tomatoes. Yum!

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    Stephanie — November 23, 2012 @ 6:43 AM

    I follow RG on Facebook!

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    Stephanie — November 23, 2012 @ 6:43 AM

    I follow Calphalon on Facebook.

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    Stephanie — November 23, 2012 @ 6:44 AM

    I also follow RG on Twitter.

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    Alison — November 23, 2012 @ 7:42 AM

    It was a sad but ernest attempt to make a spaghetti with garlic bread dinner for my boyfriend and his friend. The were good sports, they didn’t have the heart to tell me the bread was drowning in salt and butter and the spaghetti sauce was overseasoned. I’m still trying to grasp the “less is more” concept. :)

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    Gianna — November 23, 2012 @ 10:32 AM

    I think it might have been taralli.

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    Kristen Hess (The Artful Gourmet) — November 23, 2012 @ 10:48 AM

    Growing up I didn’t cook as much as I used to bake with my Mom for the holidays. I think one of the first recipes I made was “Hello Dollies” cookie bars for Xmas – graham cracker crumb crust with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips and coconut topping..YUM!

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    Kristen Hess (The Artful Gourmet) — November 23, 2012 @ 10:51 AM

    I follow Recipe Girl on Twitter

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    Kristen Hess (The Artful Gourmet) — November 23, 2012 @ 10:51 AM

    I follow Calphalon on Twitter

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    Kristen Hess (The Artful Gourmet) — November 23, 2012 @ 10:54 AM

    I follow Recipe Girl on Pinterest

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    Kristen Hess (The Artful Gourmet) — November 23, 2012 @ 10:54 AM

    I follow Calpalon on Pinterest

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    Kristen Hess (The Artful Gourmet) — November 23, 2012 @ 10:54 AM

    I follow Calpalon on Facebook

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    Kristen Hess (The Artful Gourmet) — November 23, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

    I follow Recipe Girl on Facebook

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    Shoshana — November 23, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

    The first thing that I remember making were blueberry muffins from a boxed mix…my mom was so proud ;-)

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    Amanda Thompson — November 23, 2012 @ 11:38 AM

    The first thing my mom taught me how to cook was pancakes.

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    Holly B — November 23, 2012 @ 12:27 PM

    I think I remember making french toast with my mom :)

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    Holly — November 23, 2012 @ 12:28 PM

    Follow & tweeted! https://twitter.com/prismperfect/status/272073989126488064

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    Holly — November 23, 2012 @ 12:29 PM

    Follow & pinned!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/70157706666774900/

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    Ron Goldman — November 23, 2012 @ 12:40 PM

    Tollhouse cookies with my mom when I was really young!

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    Merry — November 23, 2012 @ 1:04 PM

    My first recipe was French Breakfast Puffs from Betty Crockers cookbook. I still make them 48 years later!

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    Merry — November 23, 2012 @ 1:06 PM

    Tweeted! Follow RecipeGirl on Twitter and tweet the giveaway.

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    Merry — November 23, 2012 @ 1:10 PM

    Liked Recipe Girl Facebook and Calaphon ~ shared the giveaway on Facebook.

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    Tina Finders — November 23, 2012 @ 1:35 PM

    The first thing I remember cooking was when I was 12. I got a cookbook from the school book fair and it had a recipe for Homemade Apple Sauce, so I made it. I had never cooked before that. OMG was it good. So good I can still taste it 34 years later. :)

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    KaySue — November 23, 2012 @ 2:21 PM

    The first recipe I remember making is banana bread.

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    Kristen M. — November 23, 2012 @ 2:45 PM

    My earliest memories are baking cookies with my mom.

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    susan — November 23, 2012 @ 2:47 PM

    In fifth grade my first recipe was cooking a meatloaf for my family to help earn one of my girl scout badges! (about 52 years ago!!!!)

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    Kristen M. — November 23, 2012 @ 2:49 PM

    Follow both and tweeted.
    https://twitter.com/mclanek/status/272109424171171840

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    Terry — November 23, 2012 @ 2:57 PM

    I’m following you on Pinterest and Facebook and following Calphalon too!

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    Aneesa — November 23, 2012 @ 3:09 PM

    Patti Labelle’s Over the Rainbow Mac-n-Cheese!

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    Aneesa — November 23, 2012 @ 3:11 PM

    I follow you and Calphalon on Twitter and I tweeted the giveaway

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    Aneesa — November 23, 2012 @ 3:13 PM

    I follow you and Calphalon on Pinterest and I pinned an image from this post

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    Aneesa — November 23, 2012 @ 3:15 PM

    I liked you and Calphalon on Facebook and I shared this giveaway

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    Amy — November 23, 2012 @ 6:18 PM

    Various cookie recipes (gingerbread, pb, sugar, and m&m) around the holidays with my mom. My mom taught me how to bake in the kitchen and for that, I will always be grateful!

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    Donna Tillman Bardocz — November 23, 2012 @ 8:11 PM

    It was chocolate chip cookies!

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    Donna Tillman Bardocz — November 23, 2012 @ 8:18 PM

    tweeted Donna Bardocz ?@EIOBoard
    Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Apple- Bacon Pan Sauce

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    Donna Tillman Bardocz — November 23, 2012 @ 8:20 PM

    Followed Recipe Girl (Donna Tillman Bardocz) and tweeted your giveaway

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    Donna Tillman Bardocz — November 23, 2012 @ 8:25 PM

    Followed RecipeGirl on Pinterest and did a PIN the from this post.

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    Donna Tillman Bardocz — November 23, 2012 @ 8:27 PM

    “Liked” Calphalon on Facebook and shared the giveaway on my facebook page.

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    susitravl — November 23, 2012 @ 8:51 PM

    No bake cookies.

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    Corisa — November 23, 2012 @ 9:03 PM

    enchiladas for my dad!

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    Melissa K. — November 23, 2012 @ 9:03 PM

    Chocolate chip cookies with my grandma, when I was very young :] Wonderful memories.

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    Schmidty — November 23, 2012 @ 9:58 PM

    Date nut loaf with my grandma.

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    Schmidty — November 23, 2012 @ 9:59 PM

    I am following you both on twitter and tweeted https://twitter.com/rusthawk/status/272217637868666880

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    Schmidty — November 23, 2012 @ 9:59 PM

    I follow you both on facebook and shared on my wall: https://www.facebook.com/rusthawk/posts/171304266346581

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    Schmidty — November 23, 2012 @ 10:01 PM

    I follow you both on pinterest and pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/225461525066744739/

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    Kim B. — November 23, 2012 @ 10:16 PM

    Most likely spaghetti! Ha ha ;)

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    Chris — November 24, 2012 @ 6:06 AM

    First “real food” attempt was Italian Meatloaf. We went for a walk and came back to a smoking kitchen! I guess I don’t miss being young and stupid!

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    Ashlee — November 24, 2012 @ 7:12 AM

    The first recipe I remember making is chocolate chip cookies from the recipe on the back of the tollhouse bag.

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    Lynn B — November 24, 2012 @ 7:23 AM

    Brownies from a box mix, I was so proud of myself, and with nuts of course!’ Luckily I’ve come a long way , make them from scratch now :) would love some new pots /pans

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    samW — November 24, 2012 @ 9:41 AM

    snickererdoodles

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    Denise McDowell — November 24, 2012 @ 12:14 PM

    Toll house chocolate chip cookies…. :)

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    Renae — November 24, 2012 @ 2:54 PM

    Chocolate cake from scratch as a kid. It was very basic, but good.

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    Jen P — November 24, 2012 @ 4:37 PM

    Rice Krispie treats…still love them.

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    Elizabeth — November 24, 2012 @ 4:52 PM

    spaghetti and meatballs!

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    Malcolm Bedell — November 24, 2012 @ 4:53 PM

    My mom’s chicken Dijon recipe. :)

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    Elizabeth — November 24, 2012 @ 4:53 PM

    Follow RecipeGirl and/or Calphalon on Twitter

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    Elizabeth — November 24, 2012 @ 4:54 PM

    Follow RecipeGirl and/or Calphalon on Pinterest

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    Elizabeth — November 24, 2012 @ 4:54 PM

    “Like” RecipeGirl and/or Calphalon on Facebook

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    linda sch — November 24, 2012 @ 5:11 PM

    brownies out of a box

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    BerniG — November 24, 2012 @ 5:24 PM

    The first recipe that I remember making was one of those chicken and rice with cream of mushroom soup dinners. I’ve come a long way from that!

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    BerniG — November 24, 2012 @ 5:25 PM

    I tweeted it!

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    BerniG — November 24, 2012 @ 5:26 PM

    I shared it on facebook

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    BerniG — November 24, 2012 @ 5:26 PM

    I pinned it on Pinterest:)

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    Lisa Cornely — November 24, 2012 @ 6:38 PM

    Spritz cookies from a cookbook of my grandmothers. They were delicious.

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    Lisa Cornely — November 24, 2012 @ 6:43 PM

    I tweeted about it. And delicious recipe by the way. It was a big hit.

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    erin — November 24, 2012 @ 6:48 PM

    I tried to make chicken in a pan but I didn’t know to add olive oil first! I think I have come a long way since then, thank goodness!

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    Shannon Beverley — November 24, 2012 @ 7:21 PM

    Christmas Cookies with my grandmother :)

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    Shannon Beverley — November 24, 2012 @ 7:26 PM

    I follow recipe girl on twitter and retweeted

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    Shannon Beverley — November 24, 2012 @ 7:27 PM

    I like recipe girl on facebook and posted the sweepstakes

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    Shannon Beverley — November 24, 2012 @ 7:27 PM

    I follow recipe girl in pintrest and repinned

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    Marni JB — November 24, 2012 @ 7:38 PM

    Scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese and onions. I served it for Mother’s Day for my mom and grandma. They were so surprised! And so was I! Hooray! They were edible! (At least they were after about a dozen eggs!) It’s been many years but lots of memories in the kitchen.

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — November 25, 2012 @ 4:28 AM

    Now that is some tasty sounding chicken! The apple and cheddar combo is a great one!

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    Amy L — November 25, 2012 @ 5:08 AM

    I follow Calphalon on facebook & shared this giveaway
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/amy.l.leach/posts/395426213865990

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    Kathy Mayer — November 25, 2012 @ 5:17 AM

    My first attempt at cooking was at age 12. My responsibilities included starting dinner and I made a meatloaf. I don’t remember if it was good, but I am assuming so, since I don’t remember any complaints.

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    Kristen Parr — November 25, 2012 @ 5:55 AM

    I remember making blueberry pancakes with my dad for breakfast when I was 5. I now let me 5 and 3 year old help me cook – I love that it is a family event!

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    Amy J — November 25, 2012 @ 12:49 PM

    As a young child, I remember making Mac & Cheese. Another recipe I liked to make as a child was frozen bananas rolled in oats, granola, spices, etc.

    p.s. I CAN’T WAIT to make your chicken recipes. The sauce sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing – and for hosting this giveaway!

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    nik — November 25, 2012 @ 2:30 PM

    It was noodle cookies with my grandma…superyumful even now!

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    Stephanie G — November 25, 2012 @ 2:58 PM

    I made grilled cheese at the age of 14, and I thought I was so cool. Haha. I would never get over winning something like this. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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    Stephanie G — November 25, 2012 @ 2:59 PM

    I am following both on Twitter, and I tweeted :)

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    Stephanie G — November 25, 2012 @ 3:01 PM

    I liked both on Facbook and Shared

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    Jan — November 25, 2012 @ 5:15 PM

    The first recipe that I remember making was red velvet cake. My Dad came in the kitchen and asked me why did I give the neighbors such a big piece of cake? Then he turned to them and said, “I hope your going to eat all that!” Well they ate every crumb of it! I guess my Dad wanted to make sure that he was going to have a piece of that cake too! Lol. It was so good it was gone fast! He’s always trying to stuff people full but that time it was different.

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — November 25, 2012 @ 7:31 PM

    I Like Recipegirl and Calphalon on Facebook.

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — November 25, 2012 @ 7:32 PM

    I follow Recipegirl and Calphalon on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway.

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — November 25, 2012 @ 7:33 PM

    I follow you on Pinterest and pinned this post.

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    Lynette Bailey — November 25, 2012 @ 8:43 PM

    I do not remember the first thing I cooked but I do rememberer the first cookbook I

    It was Cooking with Gail. I made cinnamin rolls at a young age. I still have the cookbook.Collecting cookbooks must run in the family . My grandmother-your greatgrand mother- Dorothy.my mom and I all had a lot of well worn cookbooks.

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    Melissa S. — November 26, 2012 @ 8:43 AM

    I remember making grilled cheese with tomato soup. I grew up where the snow flies in the winter and it was a favorite to warm up after working outside on the farm. I still absolutely adore a good grilled cheese sandwich and have taught my girls to make them as well :) Just the perfect golden brown with oozing cheese when you cut them into triangles.

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    Melissa S. — November 26, 2012 @ 8:47 AM

    I liked Recipe Girl on facebook, followed you on Pinterest (yay!), and Celaphon on Pinterest. Can there ever be too many recipes to eye on Pinterest?

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    Elizabeth — November 26, 2012 @ 10:31 AM

    I think it was mac and cheese. It was a disaster!

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    Angie — November 26, 2012 @ 11:22 AM

    I tried to tackle the entire Thanksgiving meal when I was a teenager.

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    mel — November 26, 2012 @ 2:35 PM

    The first “real” recipe, from a cookbook was a lemon meringue pie when I was about 10, to suprise my mom, who had just returned to work after years. It turned out fabulous and I was hooked!
    I could REEEEEAAAAlllY use some new cookwear too!!
    And I’ve shared the contest on facebook.

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    Amber — November 26, 2012 @ 2:45 PM

    Chocolate Chip Cookies….mmmm

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    Sarah L — November 26, 2012 @ 2:48 PM

    The first recipe I remember making is my family’s sloppy joes.

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    Jennifer Woodard — November 26, 2012 @ 3:20 PM

    The first recipe i remember making was lasagna. I didn’t even cook at the time but loved lasagna. Asked my mom how to make it she told me and I did. It turned out great. At the time I had no idea food wouldn’t turn out great until I tried making an apple pie. Then I found out you don’t just go in a kitchen and turn out great food, you need to know what you are doing and need the right utensils. LOL

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    Robin @ Simply Southern Baking — November 26, 2012 @ 5:24 PM

    Oh, I have to dig way back in my memory banks for this one. I think I tried to make my mom guacamole dip when I was young since she loved avocados.

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    ilona t — November 26, 2012 @ 5:59 PM

    first recipe i remember making is tacos!

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    Karin — November 26, 2012 @ 7:24 PM

    First recipe I remember making is tater tot casserole.

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    Rebecca Graham — November 26, 2012 @ 7:52 PM

    My first recipe was on the back of a Campbell’s soup can many many years ago. The recipe was called Chicken Continental.

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    Malerie C. — November 26, 2012 @ 8:48 PM

    I would help my mom with cookies

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    Malerie C. — November 26, 2012 @ 8:51 PM

    I like Calphalon on FB

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    tiffany — November 27, 2012 @ 7:10 AM

    It would probably have to be butter cookies with sprinkles that we used to make for Christmas.

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    Susan — November 27, 2012 @ 8:10 AM

    oatmeal raisin cookies recipe off of Quaker box.

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    Kim N — November 27, 2012 @ 8:33 AM

    I made American Chop Suey when I was 12.

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    Tian A. — November 27, 2012 @ 9:34 AM

    My first cook was stir fried bokchoy with chicken.

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    Tian A. — November 27, 2012 @ 9:37 AM

    Follow RecipeGirl and Calphalon on Pinterest as Mrs Ayubi

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    Tian A. — November 27, 2012 @ 9:40 AM

    Liked both page on facebook as Tian Ayubi and shared the giveaway

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    Tian A. — November 27, 2012 @ 9:41 AM

    Followed both on twitter as @mrsayubi and tweeted.

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    SK from tastedrecipes — November 27, 2012 @ 11:32 AM

    Unbelievable as it may sound, I cooked my first meal at the age of 28! Yup, what can I say. I cooked a vegetable pulao and chicken curry with fenugreek.

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    Nancy — November 27, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

    I liked you on Facebook.

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    Nancy — November 27, 2012 @ 11:35 AM

    I follow you on Pinterest.

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    Nancy — November 27, 2012 @ 11:35 AM

    I like you on Facebook.

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    Kristin — November 27, 2012 @ 6:36 PM

    The first recipes I ever remember making are cookies with my mom and scrambled eggs for my family on Saturday mornings!

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    Sleepyheadedmom — November 27, 2012 @ 9:12 PM

    Not sure if it really counts as a recipe but the first thing I remember cooking on my own would be scrambled eggs.

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    Sleepyheadedmom — November 27, 2012 @ 9:13 PM

    I follow you and Calphalon on twitter (@Sleepyheadedmom) and tweeted

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    Sleepyheadedmom — November 27, 2012 @ 9:20 PM

    I followed on Pinterest and pinned

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    AnnikaE — November 28, 2012 @ 2:19 AM

    Baking cookies with my mom is my first memory, but actually making a recipe probably involved chicken pesto pasta

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    Meghan — November 28, 2012 @ 12:20 PM

    The first recipe I ever remember making was my mom’s spaghetti and meatballs. It’s always a favorite!

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    ally — November 28, 2012 @ 5:24 PM

    My first recipe…making a chocolate cake at age 10!

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    Judi — November 28, 2012 @ 11:27 PM

    My earliest memories are of holiday baking with my mother.

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    Amy — November 29, 2012 @ 4:35 AM

    Snickerdoodles for my first 4-H project when I was 9 :)

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    Kathy — November 29, 2012 @ 7:49 AM

    My first recipe would have been peanut butter cookies sometime around age 11.

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    Alyssa — November 29, 2012 @ 11:55 AM

    The first recipe I remember making was a Cherry Pie for July 4th with my Dad :)

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — November 29, 2012 @ 11:56 AM

    Turkey Meatballs. I was so intimidated at first, but they came out great!

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    Erin — November 29, 2012 @ 12:00 PM

    First recipe I remember making is sugar cookies with my mom. She would mix and roll out the dough and I would help cut out the shapes – which was dangerous, because I deemed any scrap dough was for eating.

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    Wendi Gratrix — November 29, 2012 @ 12:04 PM

    I was proud to make tuna salad following my grandmother’s instructions…including using dehydrated chopped onions! We never let it sit long enough for the onions to rehydrate so the sandwiches always had a little crunch to them :)

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    Liz — November 29, 2012 @ 12:20 PM

    I remember baking cookies with my mom for the holidays! Then I turned into the baker of the family!

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    Arwen — November 29, 2012 @ 12:50 PM

    I pinterested this. :D Is that a word?

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    Arwen — November 29, 2012 @ 12:52 PM

    I follow you both and tweeted. :D

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    Arwen — November 29, 2012 @ 12:53 PM

    I like you both on Facebook and I’ve shared this on my page.

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    Kaitlyn — November 30, 2012 @ 6:06 AM

    Caramel apple pie

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    Avery K. — November 30, 2012 @ 7:28 AM

    My mom, sister, and I used to make blueberry muffins every summer! They were perfect to eat before swimming lessons.

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    Michelle G — November 30, 2012 @ 7:40 AM

    Definitely chocolate chip cookies with my mom!

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    Sarah B — November 30, 2012 @ 10:04 AM

    The first meal I remember making on my own is tacos! That was one of the first things my mom taught me to make to prepare me to go to college.

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    Jeanne — November 30, 2012 @ 11:56 AM

    I began helping my grandmother make churned ice cream as soon as I could turn the crank. Before that, they used me to weigh the bucket down a bit. My first meal that I made was Salad and Spaghetti. I was in the 4th or 5th grade.

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    Jaime [5 to 9 Foodies] — November 30, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

    Awesome idea, Calphalon! Thanks :) I think the first thing I really remember making was a lemon meringue pie with my grandma — she always had gotten them from Perkins and decided we should make one of our own. :)

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    Kimberly — November 30, 2012 @ 11:59 AM

    The first recipe I remember ever attempting as a kid would have to be chocolate chip cookies. Ironically… still my favorite recipe ever.

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    Jaime [5 to 9 Foodies] — November 30, 2012 @ 12:04 PM

    Following & repinned recipe on Pinterest!

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    Shelley — November 30, 2012 @ 1:58 PM

    Oatmeal cookies!!

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    Kyle — November 30, 2012 @ 3:02 PM

    The first recipe I made completely from scratch was sugar cookies with my mom growing up as a kid… We do it every year for Christmas to this day.

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    Sonya Morris — November 30, 2012 @ 3:20 PM

    The first recipe I remember making was for cinnamon rolls.

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    Sonya Morris — November 30, 2012 @ 3:21 PM

    Following both as catholicfanatic and tweeted:

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    Sonya Morris — November 30, 2012 @ 3:23 PM

    Following both on Pinterest and pinned.

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    Sonya Morris — November 30, 2012 @ 3:25 PM

    Following both on Facebook.

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    Michelle — November 30, 2012 @ 5:56 PM

    Definitely chocolate chip cookies!

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    Carol Davis — December 1, 2012 @ 5:44 AM

    First time cooking alone, scrambled eggs. First time really cooking with a recipe, moms’ famous sugar cookies…and then decorating them with the my brothers and sisters around the table after I made the dough and baked them.

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    Michele — December 1, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

    I made a chocolate heart shaped cake with pink colored vanilla icing. Unfortunately, at the time I didn’t know the difference between confectioners sugar and granulated sugar for the icing recipe. I used granulated sugar when it called for confectioners – everyone was a good sport and ate it anyway :)

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    AbbyG — December 1, 2012 @ 12:56 PM

    One of the first things I remember “cooking” is Jello!

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    AbbyG — December 1, 2012 @ 12:57 PM

    I “like” RecipeGirl on Facebook.

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    Carmen — December 1, 2012 @ 7:32 PM

    The first one I really remember making independently is Peppermint Ice Cream.

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    Carmen — December 1, 2012 @ 7:34 PM

    https://twitter.com/cmouse01/status/275080317507887104

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    Christine @ Mama Papa Barn — December 1, 2012 @ 8:24 PM

    like you both and shared https://www.facebook.com/tubbytelly/posts/211242872344982

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    renae — December 2, 2012 @ 6:17 AM

    Chocolate chip cookies!

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    Lynds — December 2, 2012 @ 2:48 PM

    My first recipe I remember making was sugar cookies with my mom… I had more fun decorating them than eating them

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    Daisy — December 2, 2012 @ 2:53 PM

    The first recipe I remember making? In middle school, I made eggplant parmesan for my mom on Mother’s Day!

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    Daisy — December 2, 2012 @ 3:07 PM

    Followed @RecipeGirl on Twitter and tweeted!

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    Daisy — December 2, 2012 @ 3:09 PM

    I liked RecipeGirl on Facebook and shared the post!

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    Daisy — December 2, 2012 @ 3:10 PM

    Following RecipeGirl on Pinterest and pinned this page!

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    Mary — December 2, 2012 @ 5:02 PM

    Had to be Tollhouse choc chip cookies!

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    Malissa W — December 2, 2012 @ 5:25 PM

    I helped my mom a lot in the kitchen growing up but my first recipe I made by myself was preparing Taco Tuesday for my family. It was a success and i was very proud of my cooking skills, although thinking about it now it is difficult to mess up.
    Mexican themed meals are still my favorite and are on the menu at least once a week!

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    Malissa W — December 2, 2012 @ 5:31 PM

    I like you and Calphalon on twitter and tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/malissalwood/status/275411599026692098

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    Malissa W — December 2, 2012 @ 5:33 PM

    I follow both you and Calphalon on pinterest and pinned this awesome recipe!
    Pinterest username: Missy Wood

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    3jessiej — December 2, 2012 @ 9:33 PM

    The first recipe I ever made was ginger snap cookies. I love ginger snaps.
    M- Mmmm – Mmm

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    Leann Lindeman — December 2, 2012 @ 9:36 PM

    Oh my.. I think it was sloppy joe for a boyfriend.

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    Leann Lindeman — December 2, 2012 @ 9:38 PM

    like both pages on FB and shared

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    Evita — December 3, 2012 @ 8:17 AM

    It was a Richard Simmons tuna salad :) Many, many years ago!

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    Cindi J — December 3, 2012 @ 3:43 PM

    The first thing I remember cooking was a chocolate bread that I made up a recipe for when I was about 6. I was obsessed with trying to bake bread when I was a little kid!

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    Cindi J — December 3, 2012 @ 3:44 PM

    I liked RecipeGirl on Facebook and shared the giveaway!

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    Tracy Paul — December 3, 2012 @ 4:40 PM

    The 1st recipe I remember making is Noodle Pudding or maybe it was Tuna Noodle casserole. If you think there’s a correlation here, they’re both very different recipes. The Noodle Pudding is more like a very rich souffle(, w/ 8 eggs in it- it puffes up.) You have probably already picked a winner, beause it is passed 4 on the west coast, but I just found this contest on your site.

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    Tracy Paul — December 3, 2012 @ 4:52 PM

    Hi Lori, I follow around 37 of your sites on your Pinterest page. I really, really enjoy your recipes, ideas and just plain what you have to say. One of the 1st things I remember making was my Mothers’ Chicken Cordon Blu (low cal) dish. She prepared it so often, I grew to hate the idea of it.

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    susan smoaks — December 4, 2012 @ 7:54 AM

    the first recipe i ever made was chicken parmesan, i had a roommate in college who taught we how to cook

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    Joy Quinnan — December 4, 2012 @ 9:43 AM

    The first recipe that I did on my own was Chicken Kiev & I’ve been hooked on cooking ever since.

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    Joy Quinnan — December 4, 2012 @ 9:50 AM

    Following both Recipegirl & Calphalon on twitter

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    Natalie S — December 4, 2012 @ 9:55 AM

    The first recipe I remember making was banana bread with my grandma.

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    Joy Quinnan — December 4, 2012 @ 9:57 AM

    Following both on Pinterest & pinned.

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    Joy Quinnan — December 4, 2012 @ 9:59 AM

    Followed Recipe girl on Twitter

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    Trina A — December 4, 2012 @ 10:13 AM

    I remember making Jam with my Grandma

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    Beth Palacios — December 4, 2012 @ 11:51 AM

    The first recipe I remember making on my own was Hamburger Helper. LOL

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    Beth Palacios — December 4, 2012 @ 11:54 AM

    I follow Recipe Girl and Calphalon on Twitter and tweeted!

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    Beth Palacios — December 4, 2012 @ 11:56 AM

    I follow Recipe Girl on Pinterest and pinned!

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    Jayne — December 4, 2012 @ 12:16 PM

    The first “recipe” I remeber making is pancakes. Was a hungry and impatient little kid, and wanted them “now”. (Mom’s were far and away better)