Subourbon Mom


It’s A Recipe, Not A Memoir
January 23, 2021, 9:15 am
Filed under: Food/Drink | Tags: , , ,

First, thanks to everyone for stopping and reading this when there is so much other stuff to read and watch, like TikToks and memes of Bernie Sanders at the inauguration.  I know it’s been a while, but apparently, I’ve been storing up a few rants over the last few months.

 One of my resolutions this year, in addition to just trying to be nicer to people, is to try some new recipes and stop making Hubby eat the same five things every week, plus pizza or cereal night.  Sounds pretty basic, right? Well, who knew that the most challenging part of this would be getting to the actual recipes online!  

When I finally find a recipe that has less than 10 ingredients, doesn’t call for some weird spice (like celery salt) that I’ll only ever use once, and doesn’t contain anything resembling fish oil, I have to keep it together long enough to scroll

down,

down,

down,

through the author’s family history, passion for turning said recipe leftovers into a gross smoothie afterward, and tips for cleaning my house while I stand on my head and cook.

To the people who post recipes online: No one gives a crap about how your grandmother used to clean her oven or that your 5th cousin is from Bulgaria and that’s where the recipe came from. We just need the damn ingredient list. We’re tired from being at work all day and we don’t want to touch anything more in Kroger than we have to, so stop making us scroll with grocery store-COVID fingers.  We just want to cook without ads popping up that we have to close with raw, chicken covered-fingers.

So please, for the love of all things cookery, STOP giving us your life story and just post the damn thing with a picture of the finished product so I can see where I messed up!


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I so agree with you Libby. My go to site is BBC Good Food or BBC food as no adverts.

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Comment by Fiona Rivaz

I’ll have to try it – but that means metrics…ugh…

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Comment by subourbonmom

OMG- you nailed it!!!
Sa

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Comment by Sue Ann

Hey Libby, Just finished reading a blog that included this gem:
recipe-search.typesense.org (type in the entire title in your browser).
I searched for Chicken Parmiagiana (Rick’s favorite): 241 results, clicked on one and bingo–ingredients and instructions, nothing else.
Loved the rainbow pie chart, but now–it’s history.

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Comment by Susan B Hankins

I’ll have to try that…thanks!

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Comment by subourbonmom

oh so true!!!

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Comment by lynchburggal70




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