The last house we lived in had a horrible kitchen. It was tiny, two small for two people to hang out in comfortably. The kitchen was also far away from where the rest of the family was. Cabinet space was a minimum and my oven was about the size of an easy-bake oven.
The consequence of this was that I fell out of love with cooking. I came to loath being in the kitchen away from my family and isolated from everyone's fun. Our new house however has a wonderful open kitchen design, tons of cabinets and other than being all white (had to be a mans choice no woman would ever chose white cabinets and white linoleum in a kitchen) it's set up very practically. Now that we are more settled, I am remembering how much I loved to bake, cook, and generally be in the kitchen.
As with the name of the blog this re-found love of cooking is bittersweet because I am currently on a diet. Wonderful baked goodies are not good for my waist line. This "problem" has led me to seek out recipes that I can tweak and make healthier but still flavorful!
I myself am a pretty tough critic and if you add my 6 kids to that we can stand in for any marketing research group.
I should post this disclaimer... I LOVE full fat, butter, chocolate, 1039238182 calories things. Hence why I am on a diet.
This pretty much sums me up - (LOVE PAULA)
I intend to start adding recipes here, the good the bad the ugly. Tonight I started with some homemade ice cream I found made of Almond Milk. I'm curious how I'll like this since the once time I tried almond milk I thought it tasted like... anyway I like my milk straight from a cow. Well not like from the utter, i'm not hanging out sucking the teet, but if I want milk I don't want some sorry ass excuse for milk I want the real deal.
So the ice cream is in the freezer and i'll run it by my advisory board tomorrow and we'll have a verdict. Stay tuned...
All I can say is that this should be a interesting journey.