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Friday Favorite: New Recipes

April 20th, 2018

I’m a lover of food and a lover of cooking. There’s not much I enjoy more than a new cookbook and making recipes from it. This past winter, I got Nigel Slater’s A Kitchen Diary and read through it. Every recipe sounded delicious as I was reading through (his books are not just cookbooks with recipes, but more books about food & cooking with recipes sprinkled in).

Last week, I made pumpkin dal from it and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Since I still have pumpkins coming out my ears from last summer’s harvest, I’m always looking for good recipes that can use up some pumpkin. The 24 carat brownie recipe from this book is also fantastic. The recipes are pretty simple, which is something I really appreciate. They highlight good quality ingredients with minimal fussiness in cooking or preparation. I’m looking forward to more and more recipes from this book.

Are you a fan of cooking or just more a fan of eating?

3 Comments to “Friday Favorite: New Recipes”
  1. Nebraska Dave on April 20, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Susy, I enjoy eating more than cooking but there are times when I like the whole process of cooking, eating, and cleaning up. Since I’m truly a bachelor now, I have more time to cook, eat, and clean. My daughter and her son have moved into their own apartment now after living with my for almost 10 years. I had to actually think about what I want to eat for my own tastes instead of thinking about what my daughter and grandson liked to eat. It’s a different season of life but I’m liking the new discovery into food. I’m way more adventurous that they were.

    Have a great favorite food recipe day.

    Nebraska Dave

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  2. Joan on April 23, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I definitely enjoy eating more than cooking! I enjoy cooking for others, or better yet, with others, but cooking for myself is just no fun!

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  3. Kelly Mahan on April 24, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    These look good. I’m always on the lookout for healthy meal alternatives.

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