For some people, cooking is a passion. Like my brother-in-law, they love trying new recipes, experimenting with different flavors, and feeding their friends and family. For many other people cooking is a chore. At times most of us are tired of answering the eternal question “What’s for dinner” At the beginning of November we discussed finding inspiration to cook. The best advice when trying new dishes is to avoid complicated recipes and start small. Perhaps a sheet pan dinner or a slow cooker meal are easy ways to try something new.Read More
For some people, cooking is a passion. Like my brother-in-law, they love trying new recipes, experimenting with different flavors, and feeding their friends and family. He and my sister collected cookbooks for many years. They enjoyed reading cookbooks and trying new recipes. For others, cooking is a chore. It’s something that has to be done in order to eat, but it’s not something that they enjoy. There are also stages you can go through where you’re bored and tired of cooking. I’m not a professional chef who makes extraordinary dishes with complex directions. I do enjoy cooking, but my focus is usually on eating healthier. I have allergies and try to avoid many common foods that cause problem. No MSG in my food. Then I get in a rut and need to try something new. Eating the same food over and over gets boring. Several of my retired friends have all said that they are tired of cooking. We’ve discussed standing and looking in the refrigerator hoping for inspiration.
If this has ever happened to you, there are of ways to rekindle your passion for cooking. Let’s discuss some ideas to inspire you.Read More
I know what you’re thinking. Summer is over and we’re deep in winter; now she’s sharing a fruit cobbler. The good news is this dish can be made with fresh or frozen fruit. On a cold winter night, you can make a sweet treat with a frozen mix of fruit. Prefer blueberries? Make a blueberry cobbler. Have a family member who goes gaga over blackberries? Make a blackberry cobbler. I like making a mix of fruit often including peaches, multiple berries of course, and anything else that strikes my fancy. In the summer use any juicy summer fruit: peaches, nectarines, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries.Read More