Thanks for joining us! We are Flora and Tracy, friends who love to cook. Recently we watched the movie, “Julie and Julia,” where a woman named Julie worked her way through Julia Child’s cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” cooking every single recipe in it within a year, and blogging her progress along the way. We were inspired by it, but maybe not in the way you might think.
Flora and I *love* cooking. Love it! It is our love language we share with our husbands and children, our church family, etc. As we watched “Julie and Julia,” we got to talking about the number of people we know who either refuse to cook, say they can’t cook, or are scared to try, assuring us it would end in disaster. We have decided to start this blog as a way of sharing our honest belief that anyone can cook.
My family and Flora’s family share Sunday dinners often. Our husbands encourage this because they get to reap the benefits of our culinary experiments. It works for us, because we have been cooking forever! We have decided, though, that since there are so many wonderful cookbooks and recipes we love, and so many people who say they can’t cook, we are going to start fixing recipes straight out of popular cookbooks. Our thought is to show, for one thing, what happens when you follow a recipe (good or bad). Also we want to show how easy it can be to tailor recipes when the need arises, either by design or necessity. We have decided to start off with The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond’s, recipes. (Flora has every one of her cookbooks, and we drool every time we look at them.) It is our hope to encourage others to discover that they really can cook, and that they can have fun doing it.
We got this, y’all. We hope you’ll come along for the ride!
*** Disclaimer: We respect the work that writers put into their cookbooks and honor their copyrights, so we will not write out their recipes here. We will point you to where they may be found, let you know our own experiences with them, and we will happily post our own recipes whenever we are inspired to create or have family recipes we want to share.***
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton