The success of my first meal convinced me to continue cooking and experimenting with different recipes, always changing something and adding a new twist of my own! Here I baked my first chocolate cake completely running off course with the online recipe. I start off with a recipe but I just can’t help unleashing my imagination. It’s just plain fun. Made with fresh organic strawberries, 70% dark belgian chocolate, organic flour, organic sugar, organic butter, and lots of creative juices. Everybody at the birthday swooned over it!
I learned how to cook quite accidentally. I needed to cook dinner on short notice. In haste I pulled out the closest cook book nearby which happened to be a Costco cookbook. I went directly to the table of contents, looked up pasta recipes, and decidedly chose to cook chicken basil pappardelle. The picture looked good as did the recipe. I read through the recipe quickly, jot down a list of ingredients I needed and dashed to the grocery store. When I returned, I pulled up my sleeves and just started going down the list of steps I needed to take. I was nervous because truthfully I didn’t know what I was doing would produce an edible meal but I marched on. I poured, stirred, peeled, chopped. After about an hour, a presentable meal was complete. I grabbed a fork, tasted what I had created and was amazed. But was it just me? Dinner rolled around. When my guests started spooling their creamy white wine infused angel hair pasta I started sweating. I hope they like it, I prayed in my heart. It was like slow motion as they lifted the food to their mouths. Then, everyone’s eyes started rolling back in epicurious delight.