Feels Like The First Time! - This .....; That .....; and There .....! Blog at Allrecipes.com - 303582

This .....; That .....; and There .....!

Blog Archives

Blog Extras

Feels Like the First Time! 
May 30, 2013 7:35 am 
Updated: Jul. 16, 2013 12:23 pm
The first time.

Yes!  Yes!  Yes!   Ooooh, Yes!  Sweet Mother Nature Buttermilk!  After today, there will never be another first time.  You only have one first time,  after all.   One chance to to get it right with the opening bell.   Seconds and thirds don't count, or do they?  There has to be a beginning somewhere, and this is my beginning, for better or worse.  Time to take the plunge into food blogging.  A thousand mile journey begins but with one solitary single first step.   So, here goes. 

With all apologies to Foreigner, it feels like the first time, feels like the VERY first time, I have waited a lifetime to get this blog on the road.  It feels exciting,  it feels scary to put one's heart and soul out there for others to examine,  it feels like the sweet anticipation of school boy youth,  it feels like the nervousness of something new and strange, it feels like opening up the door to another beautiful cosmic world in all of it's splendor.

Please,  join me in this odyssey of a blog called  "This .....; That .....; and There .....!"

We are going to have a little of "This .....;"  a little of  "That .....;"  with a pinch of  "There ....!" 

Accompanying us on this great adventure will be my trusty and dependable kitty who goes by the moniker of Mi Gato Loco.  For every Allrecipes recipe that kitty likes, she bestows upon me a prized and golden Stamp of Approval (SOA).  It is reminiscent of the Golden Ticket that Willy Wonka once gave out back in the olden time.  Mi Gato Loco knows great tasting food as kitty was rescued from a shelter to be given a second lease on life and has since been enjoying the good life at mój dom (what language is that?).

Me?  I'm a fairly late bloomer to the wonderful world of the culinary arts.  Heck, just a few years ago, I couldn't even whip up some good brown gravy.  Imagine that, a Southern boy not able to whip up a simple good brown gravy.  It was bordering on being sacrilegious to my heritage.  My kin folk nearly disowned me.  Still luv you, Cousin Glenn!  However, through a life changing event, cue the Tammy Wynette song "
D-I-V-O-R-C-E" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2o9-jmtNoU),  I resolved to learn how to cook great tasting food.   Got tired of eating tacos and Ragu spaghetti all the time.  I knew if others could do it, I could do it.

Until later ....

Mi Gato Loco
Photo Detail
May 30, 2013 10:18 am
Good for you, wishing you all the luck in your new venture. People here on the buzz are very helpful with any question you have.
May 30, 2013 1:17 pm
Welcome to the world of blogging. Glad to hear that you gave a cat a second chance-they can be so entertaining! Learning to cook healthy, tasty meals is a top skill to have.
May 30, 2013 1:27 pm
Welcome! My rescue kitties are BigShot and Lulu. They too are underfoot as soon as I enter the kitchen and have sampled and approved many a dish. Have fun cooking and blogging.
May 30, 2013 4:43 pm
I'm excited for you and love hearing about Mi Gato loco's recommendations. That kitty has great taste. Way to go!I look forward to following you and testing out some of your creations. Cheers!
May 30, 2013 7:55 pm
I am excited for you! Can't wait to follow your posts!
Jun. 2, 2013 8:03 am
Thanks, all, for the kind welcome and encouragement.
Jun. 10, 2013 6:45 am
Definitely a tasty, healthy treat!
Jul. 16, 2013 12:22 pm
For a beginner and judging by your photos, I think you are doing and outstanding job! Keep it up! I've heard.."the way to a woman's heart can ALSO be through her stomach..."
Jul. 16, 2013 12:23 pm
Oh...P.S. the cats could you a little garnish :^)
Click to Change your Profile Picture

Member Since
Oct. 2009

Cooking Level

Cooking Interests
Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet

Hiking/Camping, Biking, Fishing

Subscribe Today!

In Season

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you made a batch lately? They're everybody's favorite.

Spring Salads
Spring Salads

Freshening up the salad menu for spring has never been so delicious.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

About Me
Never was much a cook per say. But, after the divorce, I got tired of tacos and spaghetti all of the time. I resolved to learn how to cook and to learn different techniques of good cooking. I can do it! I recently started a blog called "This .....; That .....; and There .....!"
My favorite things to cook
Starting to learn Peruvian dishes and how to cook them. Different chicken dishes and finding a way to add pasta to the recipe.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Chop suey, oven cheeseburgers, and Castleberry's Pork in a can. Good times, I tell you. You don't know you are growing up poor until you experience the world. But, growing up poor taught me more than if I'd grown up rich.
My cooking triumphs
My homemade Mac and Cheese is the best! Yes, it is true. The Best!
My cooking tragedies
My 11th grade French pastries (entered in a district school contest) that had a pronounced onion taste due to using the bowl my mother had used to store chopped onions. You live and you learn.
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States