What can I say about FrugalCooking.com? Besides the obvious, it’s about how I cook. I actually started this blog to store my recipes. Since I make recipes up as I go along and never write them down, I rarely can recreate anything perfectly (much to my wife’s dismay.)
I’m just a self-taught home cook who loves all kinds of food. There are two types of home cooks- those that follow recipes and those that don’t. I’m the latter. I read many, MANY recipes but almost never follow them. Recipes inspire me, give me ingredient combinations and preparation ideas and get me headed in a direction. I then take the reigns and create something completely unique that’s perfectly suited to my taste. If you compare cooking to playing piano, following a recipe is like playing someone else’s music. I’d much rather read their music, listen to them play, and then use the inspiration to write and play my own composition.
While I try to include enough information for you to recreate my recipes, I’m not really expecting you to do that. I try to describe my inspiration, tell you why I thought certain combinations work and, hopefully, inspire you to borow from my ideas and make something uniquely your own. You know what your family likes to eat- turn my recipe into the perfect meal for your family!!!
You will notice there are a few things all my recipes have in common. These are based on some of my personal views, namely:
- Some foods are really bad for you and make you fat, like refined sugar and white flour. I avoid these whenever I can.
- Cucumber tastes like watermelon rind. If you don’t eat watermelon rind, why would you eat cucumbers. Yuck! Ditto for pickles.
- Boiled food tastes like boiled food. I don’t boil anything except, maybe, eggs.
- I buy things that are a good deal or on sale. Often my main inspiration is $0.99/lb for a pork shoulder.
- Low glycemic foods are good for you so I try to pull from the bottom of that list.
I hope you find insipiration with my creations!