So yeah, I totally took this idea from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures. But isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery? But for real yo – I love Lynn’s blog.
I’ve made SO many of her recipes and they’re all kickin’. (Sometimes I like to pretend I’m from the big city and use all sorts of yo-language…but then I usually fall back into my country twang pretty quick – for real yo).
Lynn does this series called Cooking Through My Collection. She picks one recipe from a book in her collection and makes it for her blog and then posts the recipe. Genius idea, huh? Since I have a HUGE stash of cookbooks, I thought I’d try it out for y’all, too.
I’m going to put a spin on mine though. So many people think that cooking real food means that you have to eat only cabbage and liver and live in a van down by the river. Not so, my friend, not so.
You can still have casseroles, desserts, and all sorts of other yummy foods. You just have to use the right ingredients.
So, I’m going to choose a recipe from each of my cookbooks and make it whole-foods-friendly. If it totally flops, I’ll tell you – and then I’ll fix us a fried egg sandwich.
I’ve given you a glimpse into some of my favorite cookbooks and now I get to share some recipes for you! I might even try tackling my digital cookbooks.
And just so you know, there is some blog etiquette that I’m going to get out of the way – some of you probably already know this, but some don’t. It’s okay to take someone else’s recipe and use it on your own blog, but there are some criteria that you have to meet – or else the mafia will show up in a big black Cadillac and take away your puppy dog.
- You MUST give credit back to the original creator. Don’t play dirty.
- You MUST write the recipe in your own words. Don’t copy and paste. Remember plagiarism in school? Yeah – that applies here.
- If it’s another blogger – it’s a good idea to check with them first. This isn’t REQUIRED, but it’s nice. And we like playing nice around here.
So, I guess that’s it! I hope you’ll enjoy getting a new recipe from my collection once a week. I know I’m up for the challenge! For real, yo. We’ll start next week!