I can't even begin to describe what I am feeling right now in creating this blog... I am really very excited about the whole thing! I'm also a little nervous too. I know that I don't come up with all of my recipes on my own, and I have never claimed that I do either. However, I don't remember where I found all of my recipes, and I don't want to get in trouble for copying someone else's recipes because I don't know who to give the credit to - although, if it's a basic recipe, it most likely definitely came from Alton Brown. :-) I seriously have Food Network or The Cooking Channel on my television ALL THE TIME. I'm always looking through cookbooks and cooking magazines. And is that really necessary with recipes, to have to give your source for where you got your inspiration?! I don't even know! Really, if you think about it, all recipes had to start somewhere... All recipes had to get their information, even a base knowledge, from somewhere... So, if they don't credit those base recipes as where they adapted their "original" recipe from, is that not also copying someone else's ideas? A painter or musician receives inspiration from their everyday lives, the people around them, objects around them, but they don't have to state the source for said inspiration. Cooking is equally artistic and beautiful! Really, I would just like to think that we're all sharing and borrowing... Food can be so wonderful. Why hog it all to ourselves?! And, for the most part, I don't mind sharing my recipes, whether original or not. If someone else would also enjoy the creation too, why keep it a secret and hoard it like the last cookie found at the bottom of the cookie jar?
Now, speaking of cookies, there is ONE recipe in this whole world that I will NOT share... And that is the recipe for my Oatmeal Cherry Cookies. That is a special recipe, created with a friend, and we are both sworn to secrecy. One day, we are going to make it rich with that recipe! I just know it!! :-)
With that being said... Welcome to my blog!