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I have been receiving questions lately about my journey through the blogging and cooking world. I thought I’d take a moment and answer a few.
1. Are you a professional cook? Do you have former training?
Take a few seconds and think about my name ‘Mommy Hates Cooking’. I do not particularly like to cook, and I’m using this site as a way to learn to cook and go through the ups and downs of trying new recipes. My recipes are typically geared toward people who either are busy and need quick recipes or like me, they hate to cook! When I started this blog the majority of my meals started with pre-made frozen items that I heated in the oven, take a look at the first few post and you will see this. Now, nearly everything I make is from scratch or at least close to it. I cannot even bring myself to purchase pre-made items anymore. In saying this, I have learned a lot in the short months that I have done this blog, but I am far from an expert!
2. Why are some of your recipes not completely traditional to the way a dish is typically made?
I am learning to cook, each day I try a new recipe. The majority of the items you see on my site show my experience the first time I have ever cooked that particular dish. Unless I say specifically that it’s a favorite of ours in the past, then I probably have never made it before and I’m posting it to you following my first experience with it. I enjoy getting feedback from readers on my recipes because it allows me to learn tips and tricks on cooking.
3. Do you write your own recipes?
Yes, I write many of my own recipes pretty much the majority. If they are not my own I will post a picture of my final product and any changes I may have made to the original. Then, I will provide a link to the recipe that will direct you to the site where it can be found. I have impressed myself over the past few months because I truly love these recipes unless I stated otherwise. Creating new recipes and experimenting is something that draws me into cooking and keeps me excited to keep learning!
4. How do your reader’s benefit from your recipes?
The biggest benefit is that most of my recipes are extremely easy, and I am an inexperienced cook, so if I can do it then my readers can to! I also hope that my readers are sharing in my challenge with me and learning to be better cooks themselves. Since I started this blog and challenged myself to cook daily, I have learned that often it is cheaper, healthier, and quicker to make dishes from scratch. I hope my readers are learning that as well. I also take a lot of the research out of the process by providing recipes at your fingertips.
5. Do you feel like you are starting to love cooking?
Love? Hmm…enjoy it? Yes. I am still in a love/hate relationship with it. I can honestly say that I am truly beginning to enjoy cooking. I look forward to taking a picture of my dish and posting my recipe to share with all my readers. I also enjoy the feedback because it helps me to improve. I have done more research on cooking techniques and recipes than ever before. My free time has turned into working on new recipes and trying new things in the kitchen. I will say that I have cooked more in the last 4 months than I have in my lifetime. I cook almost everyday and sometimes it’s 2-3 dishes that day including baking. I find inspiration in staying up to date with many other food bloggers whom I would love to one day meet the challenge and be able to cook at their levels!
Thank you for all the questions, and I will continue to do more FAQ posts in the future.
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