I love to cook because I love feeding people. I love to show them I care for them, I love to see their smiles when they take a perfect bite. I love the community food creates as everyone gathers around the table.
Sometimes, that means cooking a stunning, 5 course gourmet dinner, a multilayer cake that took me days to make, making danish dough from scratch or taking a gorgeous turkey with all the trimmings out of the oven to bring to a table full of loved ones. It’s my type of art and my creative outlet.
However, I am the first to tell you that is only a very small part of cooking for me. Most of the time, I prepare simple meals, from pantry staples, something I whip up while I have 2 little boys playing underfoot, interrupting me every 5 minutes. Feeding your families and friends doesn’t have to be fussy and include you sweating in the kitchen for hours every day. In fact, I am all about finding ways NOT to cook every day, so you don’t get burned out and have time for other things.
I do love cooking from scratch, but I also love playing with my boys, spending time with my husband, being outside, reading, traveling,etc. Remember to not only give your loved ones the gift of food, give them yourself too.