Hey, I am not a gourmet chef. I fully understand that. I accept it. I own it. I admit it. I rummage through countless cookbooks only like just a few recipes and I end up not buying the cookbook because of it. Which brings us to how this whole cooking affair started…
A few years ago my belongings were packed up and on their way to the tiny island of Guam to meet up with my future hubby. I had a choice to move back into my parent’s house or move in with my sister. I weighed my options and came to this conclusion- I wanted to keep loving my parents so I opted for the sister’s house.
While staying there I came to know her cookbook. A simple three ring binder with recipes in plastic sleeves. All her recipes were either printed out, hand written, or torn out from magazine recipes. It was made up only of recipes she wanted in a cookbook. Now that is what I call a real cookbook! No more trying to remember recipes or little Post-it notes coming out of endless hardly used books. She also took it one step farther and rated her recipes. One to three stars. She and her husband would give their honest opinion and go from there.
Well if you are here, then needless to say I totally stole her idea for a cookbook. She said it was OK people, don’t worry she didn’t copy write it or patent it either. Now my hubby and I have taken it one step farther and have comments for each recipe, including improvements, and side suggestions. It has evolved into having divider sections for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, ground beef, chicken, pork, steak, soups, and a whole bunch more. But no section for fish- we won’t go there. Oh yes, I go against what my parents taught me about handling books carefully- I tear those recipes out of books so quickly it gives me a high. OK sometimes I photocopy them and keep the books intact if I must.
But in the end its all about making your own personalized cookbook with only recipes you enjoy making.
That is the point of this blog. This is my mini cookbook. Its been two years and two tiny islands in the middle of the Pacific in the making. I hope you enjoy the food as much as we do.