Why I take cooking classes

To learn new recipes and techniques. These are great reasons. But it’s more than that for me. The first time I went, it was to learn new appetizer recipes for the Christmas season. It was a great experience. But ultimately it was lonely. I wanted to share with my friends. It would have been great to turn to someone you know and say “We’ve got to make these the next time we get together”. So the next time I went, it was with a friend. Thank you Jean for signing us up for the Mexican interactive cooking class (circa 2017).

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Comfort food & Low CArb, wait … WHAT?

Who would have believed it, but yes, you can have comfort food and it can be low in carbohydrates. I’ve spent the last few months researching and creating recipes that both taste good and have low carbs. There have been many successes, like the lasagna stuffed Portobello mushrooms, creamy chicken with bacon and of course Zucchini cheese casserole. But yesterday I made chili and cornbread, that my family LOVED.

Butter Bob’s Famous Chili
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Dieting for over 30 years

I joked with my husband today, saying that I could write a book, about this journey (I’m blogging so that counts). He asked about a time when I was happy with a weight loss tool. My first response was with Weight Watchers, I lost a significant amount of weight and I was super proud of myself. However I gained it back. His next question was “what about Curves”, yes I did that too. This got me thinking. I had done these things and more …

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Stop telling me about it and tell me how to do it!

I love food.  I talk about food, alot.  I believe that you can add descriptive words to make someone want to eat what you are making.  For instance, lemon pepper chicken wings turns into crispy chicken wings seasoned with tangy lemon pepper, will get more people to the table.  But if you are hungry, I guess just saying “dinner is ready” works well too.

Recently I started describing a few dishes that I’ve been making and I keep getting requests on how to make these recipes, so here goes.

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