Hi! My name is Brianne and I am an enthusiastic self taught cook. My life basically revolves around my soon to be hubby, Brendan and our two adorable pit bulls, Lexi & Dutchess. We work hard and play even harder. We are a family living in semi-suburban Queens, NYC. In the future we hope to live in a not-so-hectic neighborhood in a house with a pool- and of course a HUGE kitchen (oh yes, and a HUGE garage for him).
I not only love to cook but also love to learn about the food I'm cooking. I feel that is how real cooks/chefs are made. Believe me, YOU CAN COOK. I mean, I thought a broiler was where you kept extra pans and was a wiz kid with a microwave, now I can whip up a Pommes Anna, homemade BBQ sauce, pizza and different breads from scratch, butcher a chicken etc. It's all about following the directions, and then you get a sense of substitutions. Think about what essentially is this food I'm cooking? A fat, a starch, a meat/protein? What other things are fats, starchs, protein? What could I use instead? Or a classic is Ugh! I don't have this one ingredient! So what? Leave it out, or use something you do have that is similar! Culinary magic was born on mistakes and necessity.
Don't worry it all comes in time, but a lot of these recipes I post are easy to follow and have regular ingredients. So get cooking! Good Luck and Enjoy!
Suggestions? Questions? Email Me: firstname.lastname@example.org