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Cooking Shows - Are We Really Using All Those Recipes That Are Popping Up Everywhere??? [moved from Home Cooking]

Thanks so very much. :)

Jan 26, 2012
sassyapron in Food Media & News

Allen & Son BBQ - Chapel Hill?

That is so funny, sounds just like them!! he he. Their food is so good, they can do whatever they please.

Jan 26, 2012
sassyapron in Southeast

What's For Dinner? #125 [Old]

Sausage with Olives, Zucchini and Sundried Tomatoes - Simple but yummy pasta dish I made up last week - usually don't like repeating recipes (at least this close together anyway) but my son missed out the first go 'round and he is a huge olive lover!

Jan 26, 2012
sassyapron in Home Cooking

What's For Dinner? #125 [Old]

I would love this recipe - can you share this? Do you make the olive rolls as well?

Jan 26, 2012
sassyapron in Home Cooking

Cooking Shows - Are We Really Using All Those Recipes That Are Popping Up Everywhere??? [moved from Home Cooking]

Today volunteering at my child’s school, I saw a first grader’s project and laughed out loud. Her assignment: Answer, “What you will be doing and what will you look like when you are 100 years old?” Her response included ‘spending the entire time watching “cooking network” and having lots of wrinkles (and taking care of my parents if they are still alive)’, a humorous after-thought. The funny thing is I am 35, have plenty of wrinkles and watch my fair share of cooking shows – do I resemble a 100 year old? Not hardly, but as I consider why I watch “Iron Chef” and “Throwdown with Bobby Flay”, I recognize I am inspired by the freedom the chefs have on their programs. They have limitless access to any ingredient in the world with which to create virtually any recipe they can imagine (or in the case of Bobby, recreate whatever recipe). This is enviable. If you love cooking, like I do, and abhor cooking the same meal in a one year span of time, like I do, these shows and their hosts can be motivators or providers of new material. It is new media with which to prepare your art form, which in my case is dinner for my family - be it something I conjure up originally or decide to try from one of their shows. When I need go-to instructions for an old stand recipe, like baking soda amount or correct oven temperature, I usually visit the Food Network website. Home to most of the celebrity chefs, I also visit this site first when I want to try something new or am hosting an event and need recipe ideas. Just like the Food Network celebrities’ recipes are incredibly reliable so is human nature’s reliability to edify the popularity of public figures. The celebrity of the food industry isn’t going anywhere. We can only hope the ones currently holding so much public loyalty will become better examples of health and wellness. And/or the popular chefs and cooking show hosts and their shows will be replaced by a new generation of trendsetters with innovative recipes and habits that include healthier, organic ingredients and recipes with the use of local farmers and the restaurants that follow suit. I know I am cooking for my kindergartener and 1st grader with that in mind.

Have a great day. :)

Jan 26, 2012
sassyapron in Food Media & News

Sexy food-What do you cook to woo someone?

I won my husband's heart with my stuffed turkey roulade served with apple cranberry casserole, braised asparagus and a homemade chocolate rum cake (and agreed, check to make sure they love chocolate first)!! Serve the correct types of wine with each course. In this case, I chose a Chardonnay for the main course and then a Burgandey to accompany the cake. Best!

Jan 26, 2012
sassyapron in Home Cooking