No Really- I wish I was like Giada, and I try to be, but I think me and my cooking have a long way to go to become her.
One of my favorite chattynatty "froo froo" dishes is an appetizer- baked brie, actually I enjoy any recipe that incorporates Brie in it.
I really do enjoy cooking, but I am not a gourmet chef and I'm O.k. with that. I would like to learn how to make my own homemade mac n cheese instead of the box kind. I've tried several recipes, but just can't get the cheese consistency right.
My kids both enjoy cooking and one of my favorite gifts to my niece and nephew was a recipe book in which my kids picked out recipes, made each recipe and I documented the process with photos. We then took the recipes and the photos and made a photo book out of it. The kids really had fun. My one wish would be to incorporate more vegetables into our dinners- so I will continue to work on that. Cooking can be a double edged sword: total stress reliever (Sunday afternoon spending time making soup for the work week lunches) or total stress producer (driving home after picking up the kids late from daycare and wondering "what are we going to have for dinner" and at the same time being asked by two tired kidos "what are we going to have for dinner?". I've learned those nights breakfast for dinner is a total hit. I'll keep on cooking, but don't think it will ever be a passion of mine.