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The Start of Something New 
Jun. 18, 2012 7:30 am 
Updated: Jun. 23, 2012 8:17 am
I'm going to be honest with you. I'm not sure how all this is going to work out. You see, I'm a newlywed (read: very inexperienced homemaker) that loves to eat good food and attempts to cook it. I'm on a tight budget, though, and I don't have a lot of time to cook since I work full time. I'm hoping that maybe blogging some of my successes (and failures) along my journey might be helpful to someone else out there in a similar situation. If nothing else, I hope my journalistic attempts might at least give me something to smile at in the days to come. 

Happy reading; happy eating! =)

(The Hopeful Home Cook)
Jun. 18, 2012 4:24 pm
Congratulations on your newlywed status! Looking forward to reading about your journey. You're already way ahead of me - when I first married I hated to cook and I didn't like anything. :)
Jun. 18, 2012 7:53 pm
Welcome Lindsey! If you haven't already, click on The Buzz and then Recipe Buzz to ask questions or recommendations for recipes. Always "request a recipe" even if you just have a question since many will recommend something in relation to their answer. Many friendly folks there to help. (Sorry, if you already know about it!)
Jun. 19, 2012 1:36 pm
Thanks for making me feel welcome, fellow bloggers! :) I'm sure I'll definitely be making use of the collective wisdom available here - I can use all the help I can get! :)
Jun. 23, 2012 8:17 am
When you purchase fresh herbs such as basil,cilanto,parsley, the recipe doesn't use it all and the remainder rotted. Now I use my kitchen shears to snip into small bits, and my mini muffin pan. I place 1 tblsp. bits and 1 tblsp. water into each cup and freeze. Once frozen I dump the pan out and place the rounds into a freezer ziploc. Now I don't waste money or ingredients and I know exactly how much to add to a recipe.
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Lindsey Joy Burkey

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Hudsonville, Michigan, USA
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May 2012

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About Me
Hey there! I'm a college student / brand new bride / hopeful housewife that really loves to eat! I've enjoyed cooking ever since my dad and mom started cooking with me when I was a young kid. I'll try almost anything and I love to cook anything with a gourmet flair to it! More than anything, though, I love cooking for my husband, family, and friends, and opening my home to others to share a meal and some Christian hospitality!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything! I'm just starting to get into baking, it's a little tough for me because I really love being creative and there are some things about baking you just *can't* change (measuring out things like baking powder or yeast is something that I can only do with a great deal of self-control! :)). Nevertheless it's been a tasty ride! I also love cooking with the Mediterranean flavors that I grew super fond of when I spent a semester on a missions trip in the north of Spain. Gazpacho is my husband's personal fave. Fresh garlic is also big ingredient in our home, my husband would eat it a dozen cloves at a time if I'd let him! I think my favorite thing about cooking is that it's something Steve and I have always loved to do together! Whether it's making sushi, chocolate lava cakes, or a big pot of chili, sharing time in the kitchen is a huge part of our lives.
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