Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chef BoyarGEN?

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Buon giorno Cari Amici!!!!


(That's italian for "Good Morning Dear Friends"... and no, I don't really speak italiano. Looked it up at translation.com.. BUT, I DO think Amici is an adorable word for friends!)

=)

Anyhoo, I have to tell you all..

I'm not exactly sure if it's a new phase in life...
or I've just suddenly woke up from a long sleep.

BUT, I have a brand stinkin' new love.

Cooking.


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But not JUST cooking, I'm cooking everything in sight.

...everything from strange Italian noodles, to warm & wintry soups, to traditional pies.. to flipping fruit-filled flapjacks.

I think I'm acting like a kid in a candy store.
I'm not sure why... but, I find I simply adore it.

I've also discovered I love, love, love cookbooks.

You know, the real ones.
Not surfing online... but like, hardback cookbooks.

I'm obsessed ya'll.
seriously.

I've decided... after I concur all of my dreams at present.
Someday, Lord willing... When Jonah is grown.

I would completely love to take some culinary classes.
And who knows what the future may hold!

Gen?? SERIOUSLY? COOKING???!!!
I know. I know.

All thumbs in the kitchen, right?

But...... It's like a new found love.
I actually think my thumbs have learned to work a little bit!

I adore the smell of fresh basil.
I love cooking spicy meats.. and flaky fish.
The flavors..
The smells..
I have NO idea whats gotten into me.

I'm simply pouring over cookbooks...
Digging out the aprons..
Mommy/Cook has hit home..
And I'm amazed at how much fun it is!

Cooking has went from being a chore... to something I love.
I'm constantly "whipping something up"...

AHH.
:)...

...the joys.

SO... Ladies.
I would like to hear your thoughts...
Recipes, Fave Cookbook, Ingredient?...

I'm all ears.. Or.. rather eyes.
:)..

....entree pictures by moi to follow.

Good painting is like good cooking,
it can be tasted, but not explained.
Maurice de Vlamnick

22 comments:

  1. HEY GEN! LOVE the fact that someone else enjoys cooking too! I love all of the southern living cookbooks. Check them out!

    Kara

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  2. BUTTER MAKES ANYTHING TASTE GOOD!

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  3. So funny to see you in the kitchen Gen, "your thumbs have started working" HILARIOUS! LOVE YOU! Sara K

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  4. Genesis, try the Paula Deen recipes, you'll love them.

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  5. PUT YOUR MANICOTTI ON HERE! Would love to try it. Love u, G!

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  6. Gen, Heard about your italian food at Bible study. we can hopefully Get in on some of that while we're down.

    Emioly

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  7. Above comment, butter makes anything taste good. seriously. it does.

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  8. Italian cooking, all the way!!! I love my new Italian cookbook. I hate looking online for recipes! The Internet will never replace a good book. But I admit I skip the recipes for cow brain. Especially the ones that include pictures.

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  9. cute post !! maybe this has something to do with my New Year's resolution? ha ha =)

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  10. I love cooking also, Gen. I have a huge box full of 3 ring binders that are full of recipes. I love getting a new cookbook and trying a new dish. Best of luck! I would love to see what you cook up...

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  11. Love the post Gen! The quote by Vlamnick is great too. I need to put that somewhere.

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  12. OOOOOHHHH sooo excited about this new post!! You are incredible with your 'herbs' shaking away in food making it a wonderful, delightful, yummy dish! I am so looking forward to Gen's new recipes and pictures of beautiful, delic food!!!!!
    PS POST G's YUMMY GREENIE B's!!!!
    Love ya ~Auntie Missy

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  13. When can we make spaghetti again? I am CRAVING it!!!! LOL

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  18. All right, Gen, I love giving advice so much that I'm going to delurk and tell you my very favorite cookbook:

    How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. He also has a great NYT blog: Bitten.

    My other favorite food blogs are Smitten Kitchen and Kelly the Kitchen Kop.

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  19. Gen~ I had to chuckle when I read your blog... my next post was to get recipe ideas. =) I know you said you weren't really into online recipes...but a good website is allrecipes.com as people rate each recipe and give their suggestions from when they made it. I LOVE this because my husband always teases me because I ALWAYS "tweek" recipes. I love cooking mexican food.

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  20. Gen, I love your blog today..I am so excited you have finally decided to cook because I know you will be the best cook in the world and after a little practice you will probably publish your very own cookbook! Love you loads, Mom

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  21. Good to hear about your new hobby. I am sure you don't have to wait until Jonah is grown up for cooking classes. I go with my sisters-in-law, aunt and father-in-law once a week. We really enjoy it! This is one of my favorite recipes! http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Aussie-Chicken/Detail.aspx It tastes soo good and I normally simplify it by cutting the chicken in pieces and then sticking the mushrooms and bacon in the sauce. Take some pics of your new hobby.

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  22. That's great Genesis! I like to cook but not the dishes so much! It really makes me feel good when m nieces and nephews cme over and ask "What do you have for us to eat?" Keep up all the good work!

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Thanks so much for commenting! I enjoy reading them SO much! Thanks! :)