Friday, May 31, 2013

Things I'm Never Going To Do On This Food Blog.

I am never going give you a recipe without giving up the original source
I can't figure out what is wrong with some people. What's the mentality in trying to steal a recipe or photo and passing it off as your own? My wife and I are both teachers. We understand the importance of citing your sources. Make changes. Make it your own. Credit where you got the original information. This is not difficult. 

I am never going to knowingly disappoint you
I'm here to entertain and hopefully provide some useful recipes and information. Sometimes, there will be duds. I can't deny that will happen. I will, however, willingly identify said duds so you know to proceed with caution when using that information!

I am never going to make you run around on your own for goofy ingredients
I normally try at all costs to avoid expensive or hard to find ingredients. When possible, I'll tell you where to find them, or at the very least what to substitute for them. I'm not going to leave you flailing around in the kitchen trying to figure out what to do about a troublesome ingredient.

I am never going to make you sob in frustration at an overly complicated recipe
Much like the last comment, I'm going to do what I can to avoid overly complicated recipes. I will, however, attempt to make them now and again. I've been known to make a fairly convincing Beef Wellington. If that happens, I'm going to walk through the process with you. I'll provide lots of reference pictures. I'll let you know if something worked great or didn't work. Don't fret, we're all in this together.

I'm going to keep doing this food page/blog even if you stop visiting
I really started doing this for myself. I just wanted somewhere to store recipes and notes. It then became a reference for a limited group of friends and family. It eventually snowballed into what it is today. It was here before you found it and it will be here long after you grow tired of me or I invariably say something offensive and you leave. I'm not going anywhere.

I'm never going to try to be something I'm not. I'm just going to try to be helpful
I'm not operating on false pretenses. I know I'm not a chef. I barely qualify as a cook most days. I'm a kitchen hack and I'm fine with that. I have my moments of great success where I feel like I can do this for a living. Then I try to make cornbread in the waffle iron and realize maybe I should stick to education. So I'll do that. I'll share information with you and together we will learn in the kitchen.  

Take a moment to soak that all in. 

Yeah, you just got Rickrolled.

You are totally justified in un-liking my Facebook page now.

Good times!


  1. That all works for me! Except...I love complicated recipes for some reason. Always up for a challenge, I guess.
    Thanks for keeping it real, Frank!

  2. LOL!! I can relate to so many of these - and I commend you for saying this! Awesome!

  3. Thanks to both of you for the kind words. I still should probably apologize for phrasing the entire post to work as a Rickroll.