I love to cook and try new recipes. Some of the recipes I try I get from my own cookbooks. I used to have a lot more than what you see in the picture above but I have pared them down and have kept just the ones that I use regularly or that were given to me as gifts and have some sentimental value. I also get recipes from cookbooks that I get at the library, and which I've shared in my Cookbook of the Month posts. I've also gotten recipes from family members, like my mom, grandma, aunt, or sister, which always are precious to me because of who gave them to me. Lately, though, most of the recipes I've been trying have come from other bloggers or cooking websites, which is one reason I like to participate in recipe-sharing memes. I always know that I'll find at least one recipe that I want to try.
I like to share my own recipes, the ones that my family especially enjoys, which means that my family likes the that particular dish, but someone else's family may not. That's okay because we all like certain things and dislike others. And, sometimes, the recipe may not turn out for someone else like it does for me. There are so many variables that contribute to making a dish, such as, the temperature of one oven compared to another, the humidity in one part of the country compared to another, etc. There have been many recipes that I've tried from cookbooks that looked so good on paper but when I tried them, they just didn't live up to what I thought they would. Sometimes I will try a recipe a second time and kinda tweak it here and there, putting my own spin on it and improve it (in our humble opinion).
This really has nothing to do with my topic but I just wanted to share this beautiful plate of food we had for lunch today. My husband loves to fish and last week he and one of his buddies went out on Lake Michigan to get some perch, and, boy, did they! They caught about 40 perch and they were all a good size. We breaded and fried them, which is the best way for us to eat perch. I made some cole slaw and some fried Indiana corn. It was as good as it looks, too!