Kiss The Cook
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Do you read Jonniker? If you don't, you should. She always manages to find a way to make me laugh out loud, sometimes even snort. At work.

Lately, she's been talking about cooking. This morning, it occurred to me that I have been cooking a lot lately - and I don't really know why. Perhaps it's the holidays, perhaps it's the new condo's kitchen - which is still comparatively small but feels like a palace after my last apartment's "kitchen." I use quotes because I am confident that the landlord crafted the cooking area out of an old vestibule. Awesome.

To wit, here is a list of new recipes I have made successfully in the past 3 months.

Spiced Molasses Cookies
Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole
Sloppy Joes
Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Onions
Chocolate Pound Cake
Burrito Pie
Amish Casserole (sort of a poor man's lasagna)

I know this doesn't sound like a lot in 3 months, but for me?! For me, this is groundbreaking. Most of the recipes I try come from "food porn" sites like Something So Clever and Smitten Kitchen. This is to say nothing of the fabulous recipes that I like to steal from The Food Network and All Recipes.

I think I will cook some more this weekend - hell hasn't frozen over just yet.

Any recipe suggestions?