This is a little like Dorthy peeking behind the green curtain, me seeing my mom stuff a stuffed gingerbread man into my Christmas stocking, Tim telling me how gadgets really work (what?!! TV doesn’t work like on Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?) or Beth finding out after years of eating her favorite strawberry pie that it is actually rhubarb.
I almost hate to do this. But I feel I must share this secret.
I am not a great cook.
I know, shocker, right?!
Its true. Honestly. It is a true story when I say, I had to call my mom when I was in college and ask what it meant to “brown the hamburger” in a recipe.
How did I become such an incredible cook?
Is it in the genes? No, I don’t think so. Both sides of my family are great cooks, chefs, bakers, bbq-ers or whatever else was being done in the kitchen. I did not get that gene. It did not come natural.
“Then… you must have been handed down loads of yummy recipes from your cuisine cooking clan?” you say.
HA! The day my family writes down a recipe that doesn’t include the words “dash”, “about” ,”until it tastes good” , “more butter the better” or “eyeball it” is the day I get a show on the Food Network.
Nope my secret is one that Tim is proud of.
I am telling you, you can find the best, the strangest, and the worst recipes online.
This is my favorite site for tried and true yummy, fool proof recipes.
That’s my little secret.
Tonight I am making Quesadilla Pie for supper.
And this weekend, I am making this with my own rhubarb.
I have not tried either recipe out yet, I will let you know how it goes. Its from Simply Recipe. I am sure it will be fantastic.