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Adventures in Cooking

Adventures in Cooking

I started this book back when COVID first started shutting the country down in mid-2020. My employer was shut down temporarily due to the spread of the virus, which meant all of her employees (myself included) were laid off until it was safe for the children to return. Like tens of thousands (millions?) of others, I didn’t have anything to do once the house was cleaned, the dog bathed, the birdcages cleaned, the garden tended to, and so forth. Boredom set in, so I went in search of something to occupy the time I’d usually be spending at work. My husband suggested I write another cookbook seeing as how I already had eighteen cookbooks for sale in the eBook format on Smashwords.com.

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I started writing thoughts down on paper before committing them to the computer. The eBooks I’d compiled in the past were simple, and to the point, so I didn’t want to follow that format, not that there’s something wrong with them, for they do sell. No, I came up with an idea of how I learned to cook because I couldn’t cook when we got married. No one in my family cooked when I was growing up and my mother-in-law, a southern woman, cooked a great deal.
As the manuscript came together, I wrote about how I learned how to cook. Self-taught is a more accurate description of my trial and error path. Along with that, I added in things from our lives as well. Things such as the time I attempted to make biscuits from scratch. How did they turn out? Not good! How bad were they? Well, where we lived, these ducks inhabited the area, and we would toss them bread now and then. I threw the biscuits I’d made to them, and they hurried to eat them. The only problem was…they refused to eat them. After the first bite, they turned and walked away. With my ego deflated, I swore never to make biscuits from scratch again.

As I worked on the manuscript, I began to think of formatting it differently from the Smashwords.com. I decided this book would be in print instead of the eBook format used on all the other cookbooks. I wanted a paperback book format, yet I also wanted to use spiral binding to add some of our favorite recipes to the book. My reason for the spiral binding is that I, like many other cooks, prefer a book that lays flat on the surface so I can read it while preparing the ingredients for a recipe. The results of my, our, efforts in putting the cookbook-slash-personal testimony came out pretty good, if I must say so.
On the menu bar above, you’ll find links to Adventures in Cooking as well as links to my other books (cooking eBooks), along with a page where you can find the recipes from Adventures in Cooking available so that you can print them out for your use.

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Adventures in Cooking

Debbie Larck

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