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My Plans

There are a lot of family traditions that I have broken, with good reason. However, cooking and eating are two traditions I don't plan on breaking anytime soon.

Everyone in my family cooks. We all eat *a lot* too. My grandpa cooked his entire life. Even when he was sick with cancer and was doped up on morphine, he would dictate recipes to me.

My uncles and dad all cook as well. My dad was a chef in a 5-star hotel for a while. My brothers both studied culinary arts. My cousins bake. Grandma makes the best banana puddin' in the Triad. I could go on and on and on. Given my family history, it's no surprise that I love to cook as well (mostly because I love to eat).

I have some family recipes that I cherish, some recipes that I've stumbled upon here and there and some recipes that I just kind of threw together. I love to entertain and I love to feed people as much as I love to eat.

I also think it's a shame that some of my peers have no clue how to even boil water, much less prepare a full meal for their husbands. Yes, I know that's old fashioned. I don't care. It's my blog and I can say that if I want to. :) (I joke a lot, so take what I say with a grain of salt please. 99.9% of the time, no offense is meant). So, I've decided that Sundays here in my little blogworld will be "Succulent Sundays."

Each Sunday I will share one of my favorite recipes on here. I'll also keep an archive so you can find past recipes rather easily.

Now, the disclaimer. I am no "Emeril." I am just a country girl who likes food. I often measure things by saying a pinch or a bit instead of a teaspoon or a tablespoon. The exception to that will be with baking.

I think cooking should be fun and largely improvisational. Lots of spices taste good together, mix and match things I list to meet your tastes. Have fun.

Okay, I should stop. I've written way too much already. Tomorrow I'll post a simple beverage recipe perfect for these lazy summer Sundays.


ONE MORE THING: Feel free to join in by posting your favorite recipes in your blog. Let me know that you are playing along and I'll post a link for others to see.


Blogger Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

oooh, can I play too? I love to cook. Like you, it is a shame that "gourmet" these days for our age group is hamburger helper. I'm no Emeril either but I do like to try new recipes.

7:30 PM

Blogger Reformed Mama said...

please join in. the more recipes, the merrier. :)

7:37 PM

Anonymous Canaan said...

Hi! I found your blog through Lindsey! I am going to join in on Succulent Sundays! I can't wait to gather up some new recipes.

6:35 PM

Anonymous Canaan said...
Here is the link to my first Succulent Sundays post.

7:01 PM

Anonymous Lora K. said...

I also found you through Lindsey. I cook a lot like you do, too. I recently made chicken and dumplin's for a friend when she had a sick child. They loved them...and wanted the recipe. I was frantic.... what recipe???? I just do it. I have a saying here.... when it smells like____ it is _____. I'm going to try to replicate the recipe so that I can write it down... but I'm none too sure about it.

I can't wait to see your recipes.

In Him,

1:27 PM


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