Where it all starts…

I’m so excited to start sharing some of my food ideas! As I’ve said before in my other blog, I cook to show love and serve my family. I also love to EAT! And this is for sure my biggest driver to cook. If I crave it, I try to make it. I get bored easily so I try new things all the time, but I also have all the old stand-bys that have fed the fam all these years.
Most of what I will share will not be an original recipe. Often it will be modified to some degree, but I will always give credit where credit is due.

Now here’s where I share some of my humble opinions about food. I have several opinions about cooking and eating. First of all, if it doesn’t taste good, don’t bother. There’s a lot of fancy food out there that’s not worth my time. I figure, if I can’t find it at my local grocery store neither can you. I try to keep things simple.

Secondly, let’s not be too picky. If you have little ones (or not so little ones) that try to tell you they don’t like something, encourage them to eat new foods and keep trying ones they thought they didn’t like. Don’t sell them short by thinking all they will eat are things like hot dogs, macaroni, and spaghetti. Expand their world. Let family dinners be a place of creativity and new flavors.
It’s a sad, sad world for a picky eater. I figure we are each allowed about five foods we genuinely can’t stand. The rest are often in our heads.

Thirdly, (is that a word?) it’s easy to make a few little changes that make our eating better for us. I’ll share some of what I’ve learned as I go, but health nut, I am not. Like I said before, it’s gotta taste really good, and some things you just can’t substitute or sacrifice.

Lastly, just like anything worthwhile, you get out of it what you put into it. Most times, good food costs someone an investment of time. Enjoy every flavor–every bite.

Now, on to some food! Hopefully, you try some, and even better really like it.

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