Beth R. | Feb 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Conquering the World of Cooking

Have you ever made a recipe before and found yourself surprised on how good it was or that you actually made it?  For me, it was Marshmallows.  It was as if I made fire for the first time or something.  I was amazed that you can make marshmallows, and thrilled that they were way better than anything from a bag!  I was truly impressed with myself!  Sort of like when Julie made Julia's Beouf Bourguignon in the movie "Julie & Julia" (2009 by Nora Ephron).

I'm not one of those cooks who can just throw things together from the fridge or pantry and end up with something special.  I can however follow a recipe, and consider myself to be a good cook, adventurous even.  I have taken on just about everything in the kitchen.  We made a Beef Wellington one year at Christmas and we were in awe of how pretty it was and how delicious it tasted!   Two things I have never made: Homemade Pasta or a Soufflé.  Sure, I have made noodles and dumplings but not pasta that has to be rolled, shaped or filled.  My excuse is that I don't have a pasta maker, but I think it is simply because I am chicken!  Then there is the soufflé…that one makes me shudder.  It seems like any cartoon, movie, or show where someone is cooking to impress, makes a soufflé and inevitably it falls in the oven.  Can it be that hard?  I mean, I made popovers with success.  What is the big deal?  I have never even attempted to make one.  It really intimidates me.  What scares you in the kitchen?  What do you consider to be your best culinary success?

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