Let’s have some fun together! I have been cooking, teaching classes, including microwave, teens, young marrieds, neighbors and more for over 40 years. I worked for Amana in the late 70’s and 80’s, demonstrating microwave ovens in department stores. For several years I took lunches to businesses, just like Paula Deen, and I had small catering business for over 10 years. People always told me I should open a restaurant but I never really wanted to. I’d like to blame it on my bad feet, which would be partially true, but to be honest, the real reason is that I can almost never make anything the same way all the time. If people love your vegetable soup, and order it at your restaurant, they aren’t going to like that you decided to add jalapenos or curry this time!
I am a Christian and I might talk about some experiences that include God, but I’m never gonna beat you over the head with it. To quote Erma Bombeck (ask your mom), when she had guests over, “No need to pray over dinner tonight…..I’ve been praying all day in the kitchen!” Erma wasn’t known for her cooking, but I hope I am. In my kitchen hangs a sign, “Never Trust a Skinny Cook.” I have thought of not including a picture in my blog, to keep the ‘mystery’ – but I don’t think I will be able to resist showing pics from time to time (wait till you see the post titled “Never throw away an ugly cake!”)
The title of my blog is simply all the many experiences I have had over the years, particularly the failures. When I tell you not to throw baking soda into the boiling buttermilk and butter because it may cause an explosion—ASK ME HOW I KNOW!
I will be posting when the spirit moves me—I can promise at least once a week, but probably more, and always on special occasions, holiday and game days. I’ll give you recipes and tell you new restaurants we have discovered, talk about flops in the kitchen (past and present) and the successes, too! I will always welcome your input! I may be 70, but I am still learning! So saddle up, cowgirls and cowboys, and join me in this new adventure!
Cheyrl B. (yes, that’s how you spell it!)