For about a year now, I have been watching the Rachael Ray show on TV. She is a TV chef who has at least one cooking segment per show, as well as famous guests and current topics. I like her because she is down to earth, funny, and cooks easy but good tasting food. Also, she doesn’t have to be a perfect cook. She laughs at herself if she accidentally burns the bread. So, anyone can relate to her style of cooking.
When my kids were little, I made every dinner from scratch. Because I had to. I made meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, and fresh veggies. I even made lasagna just for them from scratch. They didn’t like the ricotta cheese, so I left it out. (That made them very happy!) Now they have grown and moved away, and I don’t have the inclination to cook as much. I kind of miss those old days.
Pie makes everything better. We would have world peace if everyone sat down together and shared a slice. In Dearborn, the place to eat a bit of heaven can be found at Cook's Corner Cafe on Main Street.
MCPL has many cookbooks for checkout. Some of my favorites are the many versions of Taste of Home like Simple and Delicious, Almost Homemade and Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes. One of the things I really like about these books is the pictures that go along with the recipes. I find a visual aid so much more appealing that just the recipe in words. It not only helps me visualize how the food will look when cooked, but entices my taste buds to want to try it.
Do you want to learn to cook Mexican dishes with a twist? Are you interested in what ancient Mayans cooked? Want to learn how to cook Yucatecan food?
The culinary delights of a typical Yucatecan kitchen come from a mouth-watering mixture of European, Mexican and Caribbean flavors. The Yucatan region has cultural and commercial ties with Cuba, New Orleans and European countries. These connections influenced the Yucatecan cuisine and turned it into one of the most renowned in Mexico and the whole world.
I have been a fan of Chef Ramsay for quite a while now, and recently, I have ventured into the tasty world of fixing some of his recipes. Before, I used to just cook, while I lacked the desire to cook. Cooking did not equal fun. However, I now need to make cooking fun for my little one. So, I put the two together and thought that Ramsay might just have the answer for me; low and behold, he did!
Were you born cooking? Or, maybe you’re interested in cooking but lack experience? It’s not necessary to be a professional chef to be able to prepare a delicious meal for your family. Your public library can provide the perfect cookbooks to help you whip up something delicious.
Seriously, if you need a good recipe, you should try Taco Ring. My mom taught me how to make it. The only odd part is laying out the crescent rolls; but, if you look at my pictures, I think you’ll understand. It’s worth it, I promise. It is delicious and easy!
¾ lb. ground beef 1 packet taco seasoning 2 T. water 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 2 packages of refrigerated crescent rolls
Extra Topping Ideas Lettuce, Salsa, Sour Cream, Tomatoes