Lessons I Learned From Cooking for Parties

Cooking for parties happens a lot, like if the event is a barbeque, dinner party, or holiday party. I have also cooked numerous times throughout my birthday parties in recent years due to a few guests having dietary restrictions, including a peanut allergy. However, moving forward, I will keep these lessons I have learned inContinue reading “Lessons I Learned From Cooking for Parties”

Quick Meals to Prepare or Cook When You Are Lazy or Tired

You might be tempted to order takeout, curbside pickup, delivery, or go through a drive-thru, when you feel tired or just too lazy to cook. That is okay once in a while.  However, doing it too much not only costs more money, it can also affect your health, both physical and even mental, in aContinue reading “Quick Meals to Prepare or Cook When You Are Lazy or Tired”

How to Cook for Private Events Without Making Yourself Crazy

I have been cooking for many years, ever since I was 12. I first discovered how much I enjoyed it when taking home economics in 7th grade. Recent years, I have been cooking for many of my private events, such as birthdays. But the reason isn’t for health or money—it’s because I have a fewContinue reading “How to Cook for Private Events Without Making Yourself Crazy”

Signs of Success and Failures in Cooking

Every expert has started out knowing little to nothing about his or her field or hobby, including chefs and people who cook in general. Before someone succeeds in something, he or she will struggle and need help along the way, especially when he or she starts out. I am no different. I’ve started cooking atContinue reading “Signs of Success and Failures in Cooking”

Something Oily This Way Comes… In Baking

Have you ever noticed that baking with butter differs in your dessert’s texture than baking with oil? I don’t just mean boxed mixes, but baking from scratch. Yup, I noticed it and a website confirmed it. Oil does make your desserts moister. Butter is good, too, at times, such as when baking cookies (depending on theContinue reading “Something Oily This Way Comes… In Baking”

Good Times with Gluten-Free Cooking

After discovering something about what white flour was doing to my body, I decided to try some gluten-free cooking. I’m not allergic or intolerant to gluten. I still cooked with whole wheat and oat flour. However, I found the gluten-free meals to be easier on my body. I cooked a gluten-free mac and cheese fromContinue reading “Good Times with Gluten-Free Cooking”

Food, Wonderful Food, & Great Dietary Accommodations

about a month after graduating from college, I had developed an “allergy” toward tomatoes. Now why do I put the word, allergy, into quotation marks, you might ask? Well, although anything with tomatoes would cause my face to break out or my lips to tingle, I got tested for that, and it turned out toContinue reading “Food, Wonderful Food, & Great Dietary Accommodations”

Cooking for Those with Dietary Restrictions

Do you enjoy cooking? I most definitely do. However, I know a few people with dietary restrictions. One has a peanut allergy. The other has a dairy allergy. Although I’ve never had to cook for the person with the dairy allergy, the person with the peanut allergy has come to my parties in recent years.Continue reading “Cooking for Those with Dietary Restrictions”