About me.. well, I cook. I bake. I eat. I enjoy my time in the kitchen. I like shopping for groceries. Alton Brown, the Chew, Yan Can Cook, and the Frugal Gourmet are all good television. Iron Chef is fun.
I bake bread, muffins, cobbler, rolls, pizza, and cakes. I make yeast and sweet breads. I use real butter, real sugar, real unbleached flour, and real eggs. I also use butter substitutes (hello spray butter & applesauce), fake sugar substitutes (hi Sucralose), and egg substitutes. I haven’t yet started replacing real full gluten flour with with rice or spelt, or even upping the ante with Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum to replace the gluten texture.
I share the responsibility of cooking my household’s normal weekly dinners. I don’t cook every night, but quite a few nights a week. I cook a lot of chicken, ground turkey, and boneless pork chops. Onion rarely makes it into the dishes I cook, but a fair bit of garlic does.
Full disclosure: I love low cost frozen pizza. Since I don’t have a pizza stone I cook it directly on the wire rack. Yes, it makes cleaning the oven a necessity, but it makes for great pizza!