“Food can look beautiful, taste exquisite, smell wonderful, make people feel good, bring them together, inspire romantic feelings…At its most basic, it is fuel for a hungry machine.”~ Rosamond Richardson
My friends and family and blog visitors (whom I now count as friends) know that cooking and baking are two of my favorite things to do. Food is so central to our lives. Most of our memories have an element of food within them. When we get married, we have a rehearsal dinner, typically, and a reception with lovely, special wedding food. When a mom goes into the hospital to deliver her child, friends bring food to her home to stock her freezer. When someone passes away, friends bring food to the home of the family in an attempt to comfort them in their grief. On our birthdays, we have parties with food and cake and fun! Holidays each have their own special food: Valentine’s Day chocolate, Easter ham, Memorial Day hamburgers and hotdogs, Thanksgiving…..well, you get the idea. Food is integral to our celebrations and our sadness. It’s how we show love and cope with grief. It’s important. It’s vital to our very survival.
I wrote earlier this week about how we modern cooks and bakers are blessed to have the recipes from the women and men who came before us who loved to cook, too. I feel that we are carrying on traditions, and not letting those folks be forgotten when we use their recipes and share them with our children, and our children’s children. It’s a history lesson at the kitchen counter! 🙂 I enjoy cooking most when using a recipe that has a story behind it. It’s meaningful to me.
So, in the spirit of sharing old, passed-down recipes, I will be sharing one with……..drumroll please………all the viewers of KLTV 7 in Tyler, Texas! I have had the honor of being asked to cook during their “In The Kitchen” segment. This Friday! During the 5:00 p.m. news! Now to decide which recipe to share. Any suggestions? Will you be watching? It’ll be on their website, as well, if you’re not in the area or are unable to watch live for some reason. I am excited, a tad nervous, and blessed. Thanks, Ellen, for thinking of me! 🙂
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I’m about as far away from Tyler, Texas as you can get without beinging in NYC, but you can bet I’ll be watching and cheering you on!
Thank you so much, my friend! 🙂 Yes, you can watch on the website, can’t you? And pray, while you’re at it! 😉
I’ll be watching!!!!!
Thanks, my friend! 🙂 Can you believe this?
No problem! You will do great! Relax and don’t forget to smile. 🙂
I think you should say “Don’t forget to breathe!” 😉
Someone puh-leeeeeease post a link so I can watch this!!
I will! It’ll be on kltv.com and “In The Kitchen” is on the right side of the page! 🙂
From what I know of you from Twitter and your blogs…you will do fine. Everyone is very excited that a local woman will be sharing a family recipe with all of us. Family is important to East Texans, so I am sure you will do just fine…Don’t Be Nervous…Joe will take good care of you on the air.
Thanks for the encouragement, Mark! I know Joe will help me get through it smoothly. You guys are great. 🙂 Can’t wait!
Oh my! Can’t wait to see you in action. Please post a link as soon as you have it. 5pm there is, I believe, past my bedtime in Berlin, but I’ll be thinking about you tomorrow night!
Thanks, Daniel, for the support! I will certainly post a link and I hope you’ll watch it when you rise and shine! 🙂
That’s awesome! If I’m home I’ll try to catch it online.
Thanks, Amy! It’ll be stored on their site after the fact, so you’ll be able to either laugh at me or make my recipe! 😉
So, today’s the big day! I’m so excited for you!! I know you’ll do a great job. We’ll be watching on our computers here at work. Just take a deep, cleansing breath before you start and you’ll be fine… I know it! You GO girl!!
Glinda, it means a lot to me to have the support of friends like you! Now, we actually need to meet. 🙂 I’d love that!