When it comes to creating meals, I don’t mind doing it. Yeah, that’s about as much passion as you are going to get from me about the joy of cooking. Sometimes it can be relaxing, and in those rare moments when I create a dish that tastes great, I do feel like I accomplished something. But my kitchen philosophy is that I want to spend as little time in there as possible and hopefully still get good results. That’s why I plan all our weekly menus and help with prep, but Tim is our executive chef the vast majority of the time. I have the vision, and he has the skills needed to make it happen. Ha!
Today I’m bringing you a cookbook that I could swear was written just for me. Bite Me is, as far as cookbooks go, one of the very best reads EVER! It is chock-full of witty banter, sarcasm that makes you giggle and an approach to cooking that throws the gloves off and just gets down and dirty. You do your best and then you get the heck out of dodge! That’s my cooking style, to a T! I’m interested in those “different” recipes, but I want a cookbook that won’t make me feel like an idiot if I don’t nail it. I honestly feel like I have a girlfriend with me in the kitchen, talking me through the recipe while also reminding me to not take it so seriously. I’ll raise my glass to that!
The pictures are gorgeous (and sometimes a bit scandalous! Oooh!) and as for the recipes, themselves, what I have tried so far has been quite good. I did try one recipe that proved too difficult for me to accomplish when I was in an especially lazy mood, and honestly, I could just hear the authors saying to me, “Eh! Who cares? Take what you like from this recipe and screw the rest!” And that’s exactly what I did! 🙂
Win it!: One Stuff Parents Need reader is about to have WAY more fun in the kitchen! You will get a Bite Me cookbook, shopping bag and Bite Me hat! Woo hoo! The contest will run until February 15th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: Tell me which recipe listed on the Bite Me website is making your mouth water?
My answer: The chunky white chocolate cranberry cookies are on my list to make. YUM!!!