Licking the bowl is the best!

Food is my absolute favourite thing.  I like the ingredients, the our youngest boyprocedures and preparing, the aromas, the licking of the bowls (if it’s baking, of course….not meat!)

This is my recipe book that I made from a photo album that I bought at Walmart.  It has two sleeves on each page that fit a recipe card just perfectly.  I love it.  It used to have a little strap on the side to keep it closed properly, but it slipped off because it is so full.  Oh well, no strap it is.

I have it sectioned off into categories, but not really very organized.  The beauty of it is that if my recipe bookI really decide it needs to be more organized, it wouldn’t take long to do it.  I have my desserts, cookies and cakes first.  Then the meats.  Then some miscellaneous recipes….then canning, and salads.  But I always seem to find what I’m looking for so as long as it’s not broken…

I watched Julie & Julia a few years ago and it became my top movie to watch.

It didn’t exactly inspire me to blog about my time in the kitchen per say, but I became more in tune with myself and really enjoyed it that much more.  I even made my husband buy me Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  He thought the movie was horrible, but he sure didn’t complain when he had a bountiful helping of Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon.

I can remember when my kids watched the movie with me and they kept repeating in her accent “boeuf bourguignon.”  It drove my husband crazy, listening to us all in our silly accents.  We had such a great time!

I also like my kitchen accessories, such as mixing bowls, blenders, and other gadgets.  My favourite mixing bowl is in shown below, that can be purchased at

my mixing bowls

Anyway, I hope there will be some good times had with your kitchen experiences, and if not, maybe you learned something with each time you attempted?


12 thoughts on “Licking the bowl is the best!”

  1. Hi,,
    visited your post and I thought you done well with it . There is one thing that I think you may want to correct and it’s the word favourite ( favorite )…. For me it sort of throws the heading off somewhat . But that’s the only thing I saw wrong in your post . I admire you as well . I love to cook and also love my family time as well.. It seems as if you do .
    Thanks, and good luck with your website . God’s speed

    1. I was wondering which spelling to use, but I will stay true to my Canadian roots unless it becomes too much of a hassle (the spelling).
      Thanks for the comment and I look forward to sharing with you my recipes!

  2. I wish my recipes were that organized! They’re mostly written on scraps of paper and stuffed into a drawer under the sink! You’ve inspired me to get more organized and put them all in a nice little book.

  3. hi Amanda
    I can so relate to what you just said! I love licking the spoon 🙂 lol. I love to cook and bake. One of my favorite gifts I ever received was a recipe book from my aunt. Like yours it is separated by section and it is bursting at the seams with recipes. As I am always adding new ones I find online or in a magazine. But I love getting it out to cook or bake. And food can be so much healthier (well not always) when it is home made. At least you can control what you put in your dish. It is a great activity to do by yourself or with family and friends. A sure way to relax for me!

  4. Hi Amanda! Your site looks great! What a legacy J’s mom left you & your family! What fun traditions you’re developing! I’m looking forward to checking in regularly so I can add to our family cookbook faves! (I miss you but this will be a nice connection!) Keep up the good work; keep having fun!

    1. It’s you too Marilyn! Maybe you can share with me your quinoa salad I had at your place! I’ve been wanting some lately. Take care and thanks for your feedback. I hope you can add to your collection

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