If I can cook…You can Too!

My daughters and I were sitting quietly on the couch watching TV when my husband walked through the door. Before he could say hello to us, he started to sniff the air. He walked around the house just sniffing.

“What is that smell?” He asked. “It smells like burnt curtains and ass.”

I fixed my mouth to say “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

But my 5-year-old, forever talking and forever ratting me out said “Daddy mommy almost burned down the house.”

Now that was an exaggeration on her part. I did not almost “burn down the house”.

I almost burned down the kitchen.Image

Aaannnnddd, I knew what I was doing because  I learned how to put out grease fires from the many times I had to put out grease fires.

You see, I wasn’t always the amazing cook that I am today. There was a time that I couldn’t boil an egg.

(Public service announcement: just to let you know, if you boil an egg until there is no water left… It will explode.)

But I am persistent; when I set my mind to do something I do it. As I said before I watched and I studied the Food Network channel until I could make those dishes and still make those fabulous dishes for my family today. I practiced them and I did some trial and error testing. After all that I decided that pastries were my thing.

Don’t get me wrong, I have found quite a few recipes from my mom and my own concoctions that my family love, but my passion is with baking. You can’t start a grease fire baking.

(Unless you are trying to make a cherry compote to go on top of a cake. But that was just one time.)

Anyway, everyone knows me for my desserts. They especially know me for my cookies and cupcakes. (My sweet tooth is paying off and is good for something other than giving me high cholesterol. Which of course it has given me high cholesterol)

I wasn’t born to cook like my mother. And my mother was also afraid that I would go to college and not have a cooking bone in my body. I think now I would make her proud now with all the dishes of hers I have made.

I’m no longer that woman that has to use the smoke alarm as a way to tell me when the food is ready. I’m now a very good cook and a very great Baker. But from all my mistakes I just have one thing to tell you, if I can learn to cook you can learn to cook.

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About cookingwithpatt

Cooking With Patt is a site created to further her dream of publishing and sharing her recipes with the world. Patricia passed away three years ago but her torch was taken over by daughter, Donnee Padgett-Harris, the 7th of her 9 children.

One response to “If I can cook…You can Too!”

  1. Joan Raymond says :

    Love your sense of humor. And yes, eggs left unattended while boiling will explode – didn’t happen to me, but to a friend of mine. (We laughed and never let her forget it.)

    I’m sure your family is happier now that you don’t time your cooking by way of the smoke alarm. There is something called a timer. I’ve heard they work pretty well, most of the time – unless you leave them in the other room and don’t hear them go off. Not that it’s ever happened to me…

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