I’m sixty-one years old and started this blog merely as a permanent way to keep my best recipes. I’ve tried cutting them out and pasting them on paper and putting them in a ringed notebook, but they come unglued, and probably 3/5 of them I never made anyway. So when I discovered JustaPinch, where I could save new recipes and then try them and discard them easily, well this came to mind as the place to store all the good ones, mine and theirs, and anyone else’s I came across.
The important thing to remember is that no recipe here is one I plan to try one day. They are ones I’ve made and love enough to make again.
I grew up when fast foods were just coming into play and when things like frozen veggies, Bisquick, and boxed cake mixes were new. Soon the Pillsbury Dough boy was a permanent fixture with his biscuits and rolls. Now we have virtually everything in boxes, bags and containers, ready-made only requiring a bit of heat to finish them off.
I was an adult before I learned what a real buttermilk biscuit was. And you know what? They really are good, and in most cases hugely better than the fake ones that are created with chemicals and additives that can’t be pronounced.
I have digestive “issues” and I’m convinced that a good deal of it is caused by things like “high fructose” corn syrup which is found in an amazing amount of foods, including the bread you buy. For those who don’t know, high fructose corn syrup is a larger than normal or natural sugar molecule that many people have lost the ability to digest. So food full of it sits in your intestines and ferments. Probably more than you wanted to know, but that’s when I started looking to make real food.
So I have more reasons than taste to try to cook with real food.
Most all the recipes here will take a bit longer, but they will feature real food. I don’t use cake mixes, and I seldom use a can of soup–not never, but hardly ever. I ignore recipes that call for velveeta (orange glue), and silly things like bags of bread cubes (for god sake, slice some bread up and let it sit and dry out!).
I like to think I’m not a purist, but simply someone who thinks that real food, and fresh food is just better and should be used most of the time. And something I’ve found out is that most of the things you buy to “save time” don’t save nearly as much as you think.
On the other hand, I don’t worry much about sugar and calories in general. With proper exercise, reasonable portions, and reasonable adherence to the food pyramid, obesity is not a real problem.
So I hope you will subscribe and look at the recipes as they are posted, and if you don’t, well, it was set up for my convenience anyhow, so no harm no foul.
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