A Living Mini Recipe for Success!

RecipesI love to cook. Correction: I like to cook, I love to entertain.

Like most, I have a repertoire or about 15-20 dishes that I’ve perfected and I pretty much stick to what I know. Here’s how I reined in my culinary kleptomania.

Cull the Cookbooks

Cookbooks are beautiful and we can’t get enough of ‘em, right? Wrong! Here’s where we need to exercise extreme control.  Limit yourself to 10-12 only!

Here’s a few of my stand bys:

Ethnic Cuisine: The Flavor Principle Cookbook

Slovak Catholic Sokol Cookbook

One Bowl: One-Dish Meals from Around the World


Online Exotic

When I need to stretch my culinary skills, I head online. I like theme dinners and I once made an entire Hawaii luau for friends, complete with Kalua Pig, Chicken Long Rice, Lau Lau,  Haupia pudding, poke, Lomi Lomi salmon, Huli Huli Chicken and, of course, Mai Tais!

Check out these sites for inspired recipes! 

Epicurious         Food Network       AllRecipes.com

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 and is filed under Food & Drink.

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