Saturday, November 17, 2012

Cooking Magazine Clutter

I just finished going through a large stack of Cooking Light magazines.  I had them stacked up with all my cookbooks and figured it was about time to find the recipes I wanted to keep and get rid of the rest, because otherwise I was never going to get rid of them or cook any of the meals inside.  There were magazines from 2006 to 2011 in the stack.  As I was perusing the magazines, I realized two things:  One, my family doesn't have adventurous taste buds and some of the recipes I had marked oh so long ago will never be made because of that, and two, a lot of the recipes are the same thing revamped.  The problem is, food is food, and once you figure out how things go together, recipes are less necessary. 

I need to finish my cookbook, which is less about recipes and more about learning how to cook instinctually.  It started out as a big book of recipes with stories on where the recipes came from, and it still has that element to it, but I have started combining recipes and adding variations to show how knowing how to cook one dish can make a variety of meals with just a slight tweak of the ingredients.  I don't know, maybe it's been done, it's all been done (sorry song cue).

Well, I have set the stack of cooking magazines off to be recycled and now I have to go figure out what I need for Thanksgiving.

What unique dish do you serve for Thanksgiving?

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

Thanks for reading,

Sarah McTernen

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  1. Regardless whether or not it's been done, YOU haven't done it. No one writes like you or shares the stories you can. Stories matter to the reader and I think you would be surprised how well received something like that would be.

    All this to say, go write your book. If you want some help getting it up and published, even just for yourself or family, I am always here for you.

    (nice picture by the way)

  2. Thank you. I was wanting to get a rough draft done by the end of 2012 but that doesn't look like it is going to happen. I have made progress, but children are distracting.