I’ve decided to face the facts, a few of them at least; I’m unemployed, I love to bake, and I love to blog. With that said, I’ve decided to post a new recipe, tested (& tasted) by me, every day this week. Addressing the first fact, one challenge in itself is being creative with the ingredients that are already in the kitchen or what may be inexpensive at the local grocery store/Farmers Market (or good ol’ TJ’s – Trader Joe’s). I have to admit, I’ve been watching the movie, Julia & Julia (on repeat, yes) and reading the blog French Laundry at Home and have considered cooking my way through a cookbook since I’m not as experienced in the cooking department as I am the baking. However, we’re already living on a tight budget for obvious reasons and really should get to know my neighbors so I can feed more than just my husband and I. My week of baking posts is me dipping my toe into the water and eventually I’ll have to jump in and bake/cook my way through a cookbook geared toward healthy entertaining. What do you think? Do you prefer the butter over the applesauce or vice versa? Or a little bit of both…
(note: In case you haven’t heard, we recently moved, which is why we don’t know our neighbors (yet) and why I’m unemployed at the moment.)
Did you hear that? That was the sound of me opening a bottle of champagne. Yeah, it’s before 8 am, but it was the only “noisy device” that I could find to mark the beginning of my personal challenge. So sit back, relax and enjoy my daily posts coming from my kitchen to yours. The first recipe will be posted later this afternoon. Cheers!
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July 12 2010