There was a little lunch place near my office that made the best "steak" subs with chicken. They could not be beat, especially on those particularly stressful work days, when you needed a treat! To my horror, the lunch shop was sold to another owner who had no idea how to make my favorite lunch treat. I had no choice but to make up the recipe myself. My family was instantly sold on the result
I have the most amazing family on the face of the earth, and I love to cook for them. I don't get as much of a chance to do this now, as when they (we all) were younger. But when we do get together now, we have the joy of adding grand children into the mix of enthusiastic eathers! I love to learn what they like to eat too!
Familyoven has helped me when I am stumped in figuring out what to cook that is new. I can find a recipe for something I have eaten and liked, but don't have a recipe. It also helps when I know what ingredients I want to use, but am unsure of how to make a recipe out of them.
About my cooking
Cooking is very special to me because I grew up in a big famiy where we all learned to "cook" at a very young age and were always helping out in the kitchen, chatting and laughing and just enjoying each other until we really did know how to cook! One of my grandfathers was a professional baker. We learned a lot from him and just had the chance to hang out with him while we were baking. He took a lot of pride in what we baked.
I like cooking "homey" food. Things that are not necessarily the most fat free and but taste like things you remember eating as a child. I have updated a few old family favorites to lower fat and sugar. But mostly I like to cook dishes that make people feel good!