Wednesday, May 7, 2014
In the Kitchen with Jason: Cookbook Challenge
There was never a question of which cookbook I would cook through. For my cookbook challenge, I will be cooking through David Venable's cookbook, In the Kitchen with David. The observant of you will notice that the cookbook's name has a strong resemblance to the name of this column and that is for a reason. David hosts a twice weekly segment called In the Kitchen with David on QVC, where he talks about cooking, sells kitchen gadgets (it is QVC, after all), and has a generally good time. It was his show that made me remember that I really liked to cook and it had a big influence on me in regards to this column.
After deciding to do it, the biggest hurdle was to actually decide how fast or slow to do it. I settled on one recipe per week. This will give me enough time to make each recipe, write a post and prepare for the next week as well. I didn't want to go crazy and do a new recipe a day which would leave no time for life.
I will attempt to stay as true to the recipes as possible, but sometimes I may make substitutions or small changes due to the realities of my kitchen. I will post the original recipes with notes about what I changed so you will be able to better decide what you would like to do. Also, I have already posted a couple of dishes from the cookbook: peanut butter banana muffins and beef stroganoff with buttered noodles. Feel free to check those out now while I prepare my first recipe post.
Speaking of, my first recipe post for the challenge will be "ultimate macaroni and cheese." I hope you're hungry!