Hi, I’m Shannon.
I’ve been collecting recipes from various sources (magazines, online, television) for many, many years. I collect the recipes in one big book which is falling apart and getting bigger by the day. Despite having the best of intentions of making all of these recipes, I tend to find I keep making the same boring food all the time. So I thought what’s the point in having these recipes if I don’t ever make them? I figured what the heck? Start a blog and start cooking!
I’ll give my opinion of the recipes by showing an overall rating which I will summarize as: Love It, Like It, So-So and Not So Much – I’m sure you understand. I’ll also provide links to the recipes I make which note the sources of my recipes (I can’t reprint them because they aren’t mine!) and I will indicate if there are any substitutions, omissions, or additions. The only credit I take for these recipes is my attempt at making them! Eventually, I would like to have enough faith in myself to create my own recipes so if I ever do, I’ll proudly (or not-so-proudly) let you know.
I used to stand right next to my mom as she cooked dinner every night after she worked a long day. Having lost her as a teenager, I cherish those memories and know now when I cook, she is there with me. Now that I have a full-time job of my own, I have even more respect for her. I haven’t had any culinary training so everything I know, I learned from her (and maybe a little bit from the Food Network!). Cooking is my stress-reliever, my happy place, and completely necessary for my sanity. As a result of this blog, I hope that I’ll be left with an expanded palette, some new recipes, new friends, new memories, and some added confidence in the kitchen. And maybe you will too!
Thanks for stopping by and let’s get cooking!