So, I wanted to give my daughters a Christmas present that was Homemade but would last a long time and they would be able to use everyday. For the most part, they both love my cooking and now they both live too damn far away to enjoy it. My husband has been telling me for a couple of years that I needed to write a cookbook. In the middle of December, he made the comment again when I made something for dinner that he went gaga over. The bells rang in my head and the light bulb came on and I decided to write a cookbook for my daughters for Christmas. He gave it away by posting it on Facebook when it completely took over my life and I went from a few recipes to 165 pages and counting. Now the Christmas present is obviously late, which I had already warned them about, y’all know that good things come to those who wait. Anyway, I’m in the final stretches…have most of my recipes gathered and typed and am editing like a maniac. I will leave the recipes here one the site, but will not be adding to them anymore. It is really cumbersome to add them to the blog so I’m going to add new recipes to a new cookbook. I don’t really care if no one buys it, I am writing it for my kids and hopefully for their kids. Our daughter, Kimberly, gave me the info on a website were you can publish and sell your own book, so I’m going to do it that way and when it is all set up, I will add a post with the info for anyone that is interested. I have already received some great feedback from friends that John has bragged to, so who knows? I take cooking for granted because it is such a big part of me, it has always come easy to me. It makes me feel good when I’m cooking, which is probably why I love it. I love the smells that come from the kitchen when there is something “getting happy” cooking. It’s not fancy or difficult, it is mostly good old fashioned cooking. I guess it is my way of passing down some things that have given me much stress relief, joy and happy times.