My Favorite Recipes
I love to cook, so here are some of my favorite recipes. I use the term recipe loosely, as my mother taught me to cook at a young age and I rarely follow any recipe word for word. You won't find any specifics here about seasonings, for example. I just shake and add until it tastes good.
Some are more standard recipes but others are a set of ideas/guidelines. Most of my recipes aren't main stream; unless I'm baking, I feel free to modify as I go along. The main reason I'm adding this section is one of my nieces (I won't identify which one out of the eight of them) recently confided to me that she can't cook and I told her I'd e-mail her some recipes. Well, I figured this would be better than e-mailing. And easier to add more recipes from other aunts and uncles (well, OK, probably mostly aunts).
To me, cooking isn't a chore. It's more fun to prepare a meal for someone than to eat the same meal. I fully admit, when I lived alone I didn't cook much. To me, cooking is fun as long as I'm cooking for someone.
If you're looking for specific recipes, you may want to keep web surfing. While some of my recipes are specific for the most part I just add and taste. All I can provide are the basics of how I make some of my favorites.
A note on garlic: I will never specify an amount. When a recipe calls for 2 cloves, I use a dozen. I use garlilc in many of my recipes. As well as being a health benefit, Dave and I both love garlic. My mother accuses me of having some hidden Italian blood somewhere in my ancestry. She can't understand why a mostly Irish guy likes to cook so much with garlic. Maybe it's because I learned it from my Irish/German mother...
If you have a favorite you'd like to share, e-mail it to me and if I like how it looks, I'll make it. If I like it, I'll add it to my list citing you as the source.
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