The Gift of Cooking

The Gift of Cooking

For my birthday in November, I was given the gift of “Do Something”. My something happened to be a cooking class yesterday evening with my husband, Ben. We had a good time learning new skills and the food was delicious.

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Cooking Therapy

Cooking Therapy

ground beef in cast iron skillet

Sometimes chopping away at some ground beef to make it into small pieces can be therapeutic. If you’re looking for recipe suggestion I would recommend this Korean Beef recipe I found on Pinterest a while back.

Sweetly,

Gwenlynn

Cooking Bacon

Cooking Bacon

A couple nights ago I made a quiche lorraine, filled with mild cheddar cheese and bacon! This made me think about how I always recall microwaving bacon while growing up. Though you often see bacon sizzling on a nice hot skillet on TV shows and pictures. That was not how I knew to cook bacon and so when I was once asked to cook the bacon on the stove, I felt a bit unsure. To this day I still prefer the microwave method. While on the topic of bacon, I like mine cooked well to a crisp and crunchy, not chewy. Read more

Pumpkin in My Mac n’ Cheese!

Pumpkin in My Mac n’ Cheese!

Mac n’ Cheese is my bread and butter of life, my go-to comfort food. I love this meal! I even went to a mac n’ cheese festival. It was a fun time sampling a variety of mac n’ cheeses. Most with some kind of twist on the flavoring. Is it weird that one I liked the best was the traditional good old cheesy mac?

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Trying Pumpkin… Alfredo

Trying Pumpkin… Alfredo

This fall I am making a pointed effort to try pumpkin. With the season change and with seeing pumpkin this and pumpkin that, popping up everywhere, I’ve decided to see if I can find something I can enjoy. Personally, I’d prefer a raspberry or concord grape pie to pumpkin, so I’ll skip the pie.

Thus I happened upon this Pumpkin Alfredo recipe by Yellow Bliss Road. Check out the link for the recipe and how to! I love Alfredo and her pictures make it look so yummy that it just had to give it a try.

Pumpkin Alfredo Ingredients

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In the Kitchen: Spices

In the Kitchen: Spices

Spices, a key ingredient that makes the difference. The element that can make a dish “Mom’s” or “Grandma’s” home cooked meal from any other similar dish you come across. When I am in the kitchen I want my spices to be easily accessible and not have to hunt around to find that I need. Read more