Welcome to Jennifer’s cooking and eating blog!

Hi there!  Thanks so much for visiting my blog that will take you through my adventures of trying out new recipes, cooking tasty and mostly healthy foods, and of course, eating the results.

I began “cooking” when I was just a kid.  In fact, I entered a contest for the best sandwich with my Spaghetti Hot Cheese.  It was easy, take a piece of white bread, put some spaghetti with sauce on top, lay a slice of American cheese on top of that, microwave for a minute, and enjoy.  (Also, it was best if cut into quarters.)

As I was growing up, cooking became a special activity for my dad and me.  We would cut recipes out of the LA Times or other magazines and make them on the weekends.  We did everything from homemade pasta (drying on the laundry rack), to homemade sauces, to handmade empanadas.  It was a special activity for us – one we enjoyed more than my sisters or mom did – and one that we were quite good at if I do say so myself.

In addition to letting my creative juices flow through cooking, I also had the chance to really hone my organizational skills.  My dad and I created a file folder system for all of our recipes – I tried to make creative titles for the various categories like “Soups and Stews and Such” or “Mouthwatering Pastas.”  He still has the filing system – although it is in a bit of disarray – much like my 3-ring binder “cookbook” where I keep all of my clipped recipes.

Fast-forwarding to the present, I have retained my love of cooking, of trying new foods, of searching out new recipes, and of eating.  I find cooking relaxing, rewarding and fun.  I try to find recipes that are tasty and healthy (though it’s okay with me if they are just healthy enough).  I love using ingredients that are in season, and cooking for as many people as possible.  Nothing is more rewarding than hearing someone say how delicious your food is.  And Patrick, my significant other, is one of my biggest fans.  Each time I try something new, he says I have outdone myself; again.

I hope that you enjoy learning and laughing with me through new recipes, and that you enjoy making them at home and eating them yourselves.  And as the title of my blog implies, I always make enough to eat today, and have again for lunch or dinner tomorrow.  I look forward to blogging with you!

– Jennifer

 

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