Welcome to my obsession. Cooking, shopping for the cooking, feeding people, and eating! I learned to cook by osmosis. My grandmother’s Special Sunday pot roast (rolled Rib Roast, do you believe it!), when I was younger than 10, spurred the passion. Those roasted brown potatoes being lifted from the Stove-top Dutch Oven, then later melting in my mouth. I was hooked, I had to know how it happened. I actually have a picture from that day. I have been cooking for at least 50 years now.
The microwave was probably the best invention ever made, My children started cooking by seven because of it. but the ‘George Foreman‘, Set-it-and-forget-it Rotisserie, Electric Waffle Maker and Crock-pots are all great inventions too. I love them all.
Grilled cheese, hot dogs and anything that can be heated from the can, were my first solo ventures. I graduated to frying in short order, french fries! I still love french fries, but I make them healthier now.
By the time I turned 16, I was making Hungarian Goulash from scratch on a weekly basis, in a Big Orange Creuset Dutch Oven. I was on my way. During the high school years, I probably cooked most family dinners for my mom, and 3 sisters. No one ever complained, ever. In 1969 I bought that pot for $40, wish I knew where it was now.
I BBQ & make the gravy where ever I go. I think I’m invited just for that reason! “Steffie will do it” is something I hear all the time.
Please feel free to contribute any recipe you would like. With the help of my genius son, I am working on an ingredient cookmethis search APP. It will search out a tasty recipe based on the input of ingredients. Such as Balsamic+Chicken+Pasta. It would probably result in ‘Grilled Balsamic Chicken’.
Welcome to my private Kitchen, Steffie