I live in Omaha, NE with my fiance who is retired. I love doing things with him, however he enjoys cooking just as much as I do, and I am usually unable to cook since he usually has dinner on the table when I get home from work. I have one daughter who is diabetic, so when I do practice cooking and baking I do a lot of altering of ingredients so as to make my dishes healthy for her. I believe thay you can make subtle changes in your recipes and make them from natural ingredients so as to make them more healthy and delicious. Using apple juice, orange juice or either dried prunes or prune juice in place of part of the sugar called for in the recipe can make all the difference in the world, and also make the recipe just as declicious as if you were to add regular sugar to trecipel. I thoroughly enjoy experimenting with different ingredients to make the dish just as delicious than if you were to use the high sugar more fattening ingredients called for in the recipe. Give it a try!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I enjoy baking a variety of breads from the old country, no bread machines allowed in my household! I believe in making breads the old-fashioned way. Put a lot of elbow grease into creating your masterpiece. Besides, kneading the bread by hand works out a lot of frustraion! I also enjoy using both the crock pot and pressure cooker, as both of these appliances have come a great long way in years past. Crock pots can make a fast meal for you by simply loading your ingredients into the appliance and then it is ready when you get home. The pressure cooker is used to make dinner in a pinch, especially if you forgot to take the meat out of the freezer in the morning. By putting it in the pressure in the a.m., it is done within about an hour or so, and it is tender and juicy. Delicious. And with the modern pressure cooking, there is no fear of the cooker exploding on you. It is simple to use with no danger of having a messy clean-up. Gibe it a try!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love both Thanksgiving ane Christmas baking and cooking. I believe these two holidays are times to spend with your immediate family members as well as friends and the less fortunate. By opening up your home to these people, one feels a sense of accomplishment. I usually prepare turkey for Thanksgiving and Prime rib for Christmas, and both meals turn out fabulously. Delicious! Try opening your home to family, friends, and the less fortunate, and you will feel a sense of accomplishment. Don't go through a lot of trouble, just make it simple and do what you can before the holidays come around so that all you have to do is to bake the main course and warm up the side dishes and rolls. You can make a fabulous meal with little effort. Enjoy the holidays!
My cooking triumphs
One of my favorite things to bake are my crescent rolls, which I will prepare ahead of any meal and they freeze well, so all you need to do is to heat them up before any meal. I do the same thing before meals, and it can turn any meal into a delightful one. It turns out delicious everytime. Homemade breads made from scratch are also my forte. By making them from scratch, I feel a sense of accomplishment. Give it a try. You may just impress yourself! I also make a mean cheesecake from scratch, which is my favorite dessert. While I only make it on special occasions, it is well worth the effort as well as the anticipation that builds knowing that we will be eating it around the holidays. It is well worth the wait!
My cooking tragedies
My triumphs far exceed my tragedies. I find it quite amusing to know that I can create home baked items, But I can rarely make a descent Hamburger Helper or a homemade casserole without burning it. I bake a complex recipe and it turns out absolutely delicious, however I cannot make a simple dish without screwing it up... I think that I will stick to the complex baking and cooking. How about you? You can actually make these complex dishes ahead of time and simply heat it up when you are ready to have it for lunch or dinner. Lasagna is one of my favorite examples. While my fiance tells me that it easier, cheaper and just as good as the frozen versions, I still prefer my homemade version, as it tastes fresher. And it always turns out delicious! I can easily burn a frozen food version of lasagna only because it comes in the aluminum pan. Try making as meals as you can ahead of time, freeze it, and then just pop it in the oven when you're ready to eat it. You'll be surprised!