We love to cook. That’s no secret. We have lots of “go to” recipes in our heads and in our files, but sometimes you just want to do something different. That’s when I’m grateful for cookbooks and the internet.
We have two shelves of cookbooks — some old, handed down from our mothers (and their mothers); some new, often given to us as gifts. Our neighbors gave us one over Christmas and we dutifully found an enchilada recipe that looks yummy and made it for them. It was a hit!
The same neighbors clipped a recipe for some garlic shrimp out of the Wall Street Journal, not-so-subtly hinting they’d love it if we made it for them. We did, and it was fantastic!
Recently, as a busy day approached, I wanted to do something with some short ribs we had in the fridge. I though, “why not use the crock pot?” Google delivered a good-looking recipe in nanoseconds that required only 15 minutes of prep and six hours on low temp. I tweaked the recipe slightly for our tastes, but the results speak for themselves.
There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored. Grab a recipe from someplace you’ve been (or would like to go to), and experience the world from your very own kitchen!
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