‘Honey, this is delicious! You should make it again” I hear that pretty often, the trouble is I create most of my meals as I go along. I usually have a basic recipe but make many additions according to my mood. So I thought I would start this blog specifically for my recipes and general observations about my little culinary corner of the world.
Cooking is my creative outlet. It is my therapy. With a demanding job, three teenage boys, and a very active social calendar, I center myself in the kitchen. When I’m happy I cook. When I’m stressed I cook. When I’m bored …you’ve got it. The only thing I enjoy more than cooking is sharing it with those I love. Awww how sickeningly cliche, but it’s true. Through the ages love has been expressed through music, poems, art. I express mine through cooking.
Now that my boys are older I’m hoping to expand my repertoire. My cooking has generally been fairly Midwestern. I have cooked like my grandma taught me, hearty meals, cooked slow. A meat, a starch and a veggie. While this wonderful comfort food has it’s place, my 40 year old taste buds (and waistline) are ready for a change. I’m not swearing off chicken and dumplings but I want to experience more variety in my recipes. So this blog will track my journey and hopefully encourage me to reach a little further when I tempted to go back the same old standards each week.
I got some wonderful gifts for Christmas to help inspire me!