Monday, March 30, 2009


So... I love my husband. You may ask what in the world that has to do with the above image. Well, let me tell you.

A few weeks ago I checked "The Joy of Cooking" out of the library on the recommendation of a friend (she said it was her "go to" book) and because I had used it a few times here at there when house-sitting. After checking it out I was completely hooked!

Not only did I like the wide variety of recipes, but it also has high altitude options (greatly needed here at 7,500 feet) and so many helpful kitchen techniques.

I decided to make David several recipes out of this book to convince him that I needed it. I made his birthday cake and some cookie dough (yes, dough just for eating, not baking) and I'd have to say he did like them. But his comments were, "can you renew that book?" or "how much longer do you have that one?". Sneaky guy.

Today the UPS man came in my office with package, for ME! I thought it had to be citizenship materials or something, but nope. As I opened it I saw the big red dot on the cover and I did my best not to squeal too loudly, but I still can't wipe the smile off my face.

I can't stop flipping through it and flagging new recipes that look great. So what are your favorites from the cookbook? Let me know in the comments, I'd love to try them.

My current recommendation is the Creamed Cabbage. I'm not a huge cabbage fan at all, but this is very good served over sausage. In fact, it is my leftovers lunch for today, I think I'll go heat it up.

Buen Provecho!


  1. I like the cornbread section. Use a HOT HOT HOT cast iron skillet. I'm at 8000' in Eagle Cty, so I also appreciate the high altitude notes.

  2. Ooooh, I love that cookbook. Good work David! See you soon!


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