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The people who inspire me.
Maybe someday I'll get an award. <g>
Do you really care who made this?
Please don't be mean.... I'm sensitive you know.

     When I decided to sort my recipe collection
  and share it I knew it was going to be a major
  undertaking. What you see here is the result of
  weeks of work. I've worked (ok, so I've played)
  very hard to make the site easy to navigate and
  look at. There are a lot of recipes for you
  to enjoy, but there are some things I want to tell
  you about them, just in case you were wondering.
     When I was doing the directory listings it
  was somewhere around 4 A.M. I tend to get a little
  silly that late at night and I certainly wasn't
  going to change the code on over 1500 pages (the
  initial number of recipes I uploaded) at that
  stage of the game. All I can say is thank God for
  templates, macros and PFE.
     I have a mental block as far as categorizing
  recipes is concerned. I can never decide if I want
  to do them by ingredient, course or type so I sort
  of hodge podge them. Maybe someday I'll have a
  sudden flash of brilliance and it will all come
  together. Until then, I've done the best I can.
  The whole point is to enjoy them, and if I spend
  time and energy worrying about where the perfect
  place for them is I'd never get anything

  Many of the recipes I have collected, and some
  of which I use frequently, have come from old
  cookbooks and are not exactly what you could
  call precise in their measurements and
  directions. I have included quite a few of them
  here for those of us who enjoy them. If they are
  outside the limits of your comfort level, please
  don't try to use them. They'll only frustrate
  you and make me feel bad that I made you have a
  bad cooking experience. I have included a page
  in the information section on translating the
  measurements of old recipes.

       The recipe collection here reflects my basic
  cooking philosophy. I cook three meals a day for 6
  people. I don't have the time, energy or ambition
  to prepare ultra-involved food on a regular basis.
  I don't worry about whether a food is authentic to
  it's roots, although if it is, that's great. If not
  and it tastes good, that's fine too. Not that I
  don't enjoy getting in there and giving the fancy
  magazine recipes a good going over (and have you
  any idea how much of that stuff is inedible? Lot
  of money for nothing sometimes!), but that's a
  very rare diversion for me.
     I also don't believe in giving my money to 
  grocery chains or food corporations and you will
  never, ever, find prepared mixes (i.e. cream of
  anything or flavored gelatin to name the two major
  offenders) or convenience foods in my kitchen if I
  can make them. I find it doesn't take any more
  time to throw together something than it does to
  drive to the store, pick it up, bring it home,
  read the directions and make it. I'm not even
  going to get into the way I feel about some of the
  things that are legally in those things..... it's
  enough to make you not want to eat anymore. I
  don't know about you, but I want to know what goes
  into the food I feed my kids. Of course, as in
  everything, there are exceptions and until I can
  find a suitable homemade replacement for 
  Hellman's Mayonnaise, well, they get my money.

     I am also a kitchen toy-a-holic. I own more
  kitchen stuff than any one person deserves to and
  I don't even try to control it anymore. Sometimes
  you've just got to give in and admit defeat. In
  this case, it's not even a struggle. I do use
  several of them more than the others and if I had
  to choose which ones were absolutely essential,
  they would be my KA, hands down, followed by my
  slowcooker, microwave, and coffeemaker.
  If I didn't have these things to help me out, I
  would never have the time to sit here and do these
  pages, read mail, check out any sites, you know,
  the important things in life. :)

  If you decide to send me mail commenting on the
  site after you've had a chance to look around,
  please be gentle in any criticism. Labors of
  love are seldom perfect, no matter what form
  they take. This is no different.
     Well, I've rambled and spouted long enough
  for one web site. Go, explore, have a good time
  and come back often as I will be adding more
  recipes quite frequently for a while. What is
  already here is the very small tip of a very big
  iceburg. Or maybe I should say a very small
  section of a never-be-big-enough hard drive!!          

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