9.05.2010

The Chef

Crusty sourdough bread. Soft, creamy, goat cheese. Caramelized sweet onions. Olive oil. What are these things? They make sweet heavenly sandwiches!

While I love a good Grilled Cheese I was tired of the same old thing. So I did what I do best. I looked for a simple recipe online. Nothing makes me happier than simple recipes using fabulous ingredients. It beats eating out any day.

Recently I rediscovered the joy of Cooking and Baking. And, at the ripe old age of my 30's I discovered I had a talent for cooking and baking. And now with the invention of blogs, I have access to millions of delicious, unique recipes!

Cupcakes were my first foray into the world of delectable baking. I had always made them from mixes, which was rare. Cookies were my specialty. I found so many delicious cupcake recipes online. And homemade frosting! To die for. I never liked the canned frosting at the store but cake mix cupcakes didn't really deserve homemade frosting. These new recipes were more than perfect for some good old fashioned butter cream, one of the foods of the gods.

After such great successes with desserts I branched out into dinner food. And breakfast food. And the occasional lunch. I only wish I had discovered cooking this good 15 years ago! In the last year I have really turned my idea of cooking around. It is no longer a chore, but an Adventure! I dare you to go on your own baking/cooking adventure. It's so much fun! And so delicious! And not good for your waistline at all. Now go get on your treadmill. Or if that makes you too tired, take a nap, like me.

7 comments:

sally said...

Donna you are hilarious. You've been an awesome chef as long as I've been an adult. But I do admit the cupcake recipes are to die for!

Urban Parks said...

From the day you first started cooking you have had a special relationship with the kitchen. Your mother was blown away with the cakes and pies you made from scratch when you were at home. Now you have rediscovered what we all knew, that love of cooking you have. Of course we all enjoy eating your cooking. It's a culinary adventure and one we anticipate.

Petit Elefant said...

I'm drooling. Just a little.

Lonita said...

Yum. That sandwich sounds delicious. (And if you have any great cake recipes, send them my way - have to figure out what I'm doing for Joshua's birthday cake. I grew up making the cake mixes as well - wasn't until my mid-20s or so that I actually baked a cake from scratch!)

Krissie said...

Just so you know, I read this as I'm watching Julie & Julia! I've made a goal recently to try 1 new recipe a week, and it's been going good so far! It's so much fun to cook, the best part is David will get in the kitchen with me and help!!!

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

You have ALWAYS been a great cook!!

denverallens said...

Now I'm hungry! yumm!