Well I had this all typed out last night and in true fashion my computer froze and resat itself so I am having to retype it over again.
For as long as I can remember I have been cooking. I love making new foods esp meals I have had at restaurants. Many will not give you the recipe so I
really enjoy figuring it out on my own. I have had weekends where out of sheer boredom I cook all day. Weekends like this i usually make bread, banana
nut bread, pasta or something that can be used through out the week as different meals. I recently made muffins for the week
Bread is the first thing I learned how to make on my own. I am proud of my bread skills and I have never used a bread machine and I don't plan to. I
find the kneading of the bread a great stress reliever! Cooking is very calming for me, it's the same with cleaning. When I cook I'm happier and I am
not thinking about the stresses of the day.
I have had friends who don't understand why I prefer to make everything from scratch even down to my own pasta, sauces and pastry dough for pot pie.
To me it doesn't take that long to make and it's much cheaper to make your own than to buy it. You can make pasta or pizza dough and freeze it til you
are ready to use it. Bread you can freeze and use later. I tightly wrap all items I freeze long term and they taste just fine. I keep pasta and pizza
dough up to 6mths, bread I keep 2mths. I learned this from my mom who starts cooking in October for the holidays because she gives out food baskets
and makes dinners for various organizations. People expect her baskets lol I have started to do the same thing and people love it. I really enjoy
cooking for others! It makes me feel good to satisfy a hungry tummy.
So I decided to start a cooking blog mblahskitchen
I am posting it here because I get asked many times for my recipes on here and in person and it gets confusing to remember who wanted what. Now i can
just refer to my blog and you can just search the name in the search box in the left corner and find it. It will be a place where you can find all my
recipes posted and easy to find. I will still be posting my recipes in the cooking section on ATS too because I know some members can't go to certain
sites or choose not to.
It's a blog all about cooking and food. I will post about food, cooking essentials such as what is a good cheese grater or how to knead bread and
stuff like that. When I do blogs on how to make bread or how to knead I will post video showing how to do it. I just have to figure out how to rig my
camera over the kitchen
I will have menus for dinners and themed dinners such as Valentines Day, Christmas or a Thai themed menu.
I have always wanted to do this because I really enjoy cooking and love sharing my ideas and recipes with others. I also love getting new recipes and
suggesting those as well. I will be suggesting recipes I try from the cooking forum here on my blog. Credit will be given to the member who posted the
recipe of course. I love to try new things and I have a list of new recipes to try in the next couple weeks from the cooking forum here!
So if you are one of those who always asks me for recipes then just click on my blog and you will find all the ones I have. I am still adding to it
since I just started it. I have to go through and find them all! I even have to look at my profile to see which recipes I have posted and haven't so I
don't post them twice! I am still trying to figure out how to make my own side box so I can add a categorized list of my recipes.
I did keep my Mblah name for my blog because it just fits! It's a nice thing too because my friends who are not on ATS do not get my name so it's been
funny explaining it to them.
Hope you enjoy and if you have a cooking blog too link me! I love others cooking blogs too!
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