Please introduce yourselves!

I know not everyone likes to leave comments but I would love to have a few of you let me know who you are and what you do and what you like and what you’d like to see here.  I can’t try new recipes every day, so then the blog falls behind a bit. But I am also growing a ton of vegetables this year and now have chickens (for eggs) as well.  I would love to hear about any level of cooking, growing, urban homesteading, etc. that you all do.  Please leave a comment and say howdy. And if you remember how you found the blog, I’d love to know that too. And don’t forget to check out the main site, www.CheapCooking.com.

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  1. Donna, yes please do share! Is that the pizza bianco (white pizza) I’ve read about it? I had that on my list of things to try. The best pizza I’ve made so far was just with sliced tomatoes and basil from the garden, plus mozzarella. No sauce per se. Of course, the homegrown tomatoes make a huge difference in flavor. I can’t wait for my tomatoes to come in!

  2. @Donna- Please share your pizza crust recipe. The Italian version sounds wonderful.
    Take care and have a wonderful week.
    -CJ

  3. Moving away from my dh and living alone for a year for a job- I stumbled here while looking for singleton recipe ideas. When I saw “cheap cooking” I braced myself for hamburger helper type meals and was THRILLED when I actually read through your recipes. I can’t wait to get cooking! Thanks 🙂

  4. I’m new but am thrilled with what I’ve seen so far. I’m making your whole chicken tonigh and will let you know how it goest. I live in a small town about 1 1/2 hours from Disney World and really don’t have a wide variety of stores to shop at. We do have a farmers market on Wednesdays but I hardly ever see anything organic and that’s what I try to buy especially with fruits and vegetables. We also have a health food store that I shop at once or twice a month but they are very expensive and not usually in my budget. I’m looking for work however my husband works in the fern business and I have to cook all his meals including the ones he takes with him every day. There are no fast food places or even city sewer systems in the town he works in. We still have one daughter living at home as she is 12. Anyway, I tend to shop skimpy on some things so I can buy organic on the items I feel are important to buy that way. I wish I didn’t have so much trouble though finding what I need in organic fruits and/or vegetables. My daughter and I have been making homeade pizza every week for a while and it’s incredibly inexpensive. We don’t make american pizza with sauce but the Italian version with olive oil, garlc, really great cheese and fresh herbs from my garden. Thanks for listening.

  5. Sheri J says:

    Been reading you for years. Found you when doing a search on frugal cooking. I don’t cook. I used to like to but dh is a VERY picky eater so I gave up especially now that I am working 2 jobs. I like to read recipes and dream though.

  6. I work full time cook badly i am getting better thanks to you and love your blog and tips loved the idea of batch cooking components something not really done over here in the u.k.

  7. Now I live in a mid-sized city with a limited variety of food stuffs. I am grateful for the ability to order things I need online. I am slightly food obsessed. I lean towards Mediterrenean foods, but like children,Replica Audemars Piguet Team Limited Edition
    I love them all. I love gardening, being outdoors, spending time with family. cooking for those I love. Cooking can be a chore sometimes, but overall, it relaxes me. And I know what’s in what I am eating when I prepare it myself.

  8. Thanks everyone!

  9. I live in the midwest andl earned to cook when I was young. I have always been a food explorer. I grew up in a very multi-cultural family where food was always central to the heart of our homes. I have always loved being in the kitchen. I was assigned the responsibility of making dinner at age 11, when my mother returned to work. The early days were simple meals with limited ingredients. But my love of cooking was always present. One year, my uncle, a book sales rep for University of Chicago Press gave my mother a French cook book. I read that book over and over. Everything in it seemed so exotic to me. Our other family cookbook was a Betty Crocker cookbook from the early 60’s. I watched the early cooking shows on PBS. And I learned to cook.

    Now I live in a mid-sized city with a limited variety of food stuffs. I am grateful for the ability to order things I need online. I am slightly food obsessed. I lean towards Mediterrenean foods, but like children, I love them all. I love gardening, being outdoors, spending time with family. cooking for those I love. Cooking can be a chore sometimes, but overall, it relaxes me. And I know what’s in what I am eating when I prepare it myself.

    I’m in the process of looking for a new work assignment, doing home improvement projects and “taking back” the yard. It was an overgrown mess when we moved in. Brush, buckthorn, overgrown blackberrie canes, willow branches covering all….you get the idea.

    Right now I have very little sunlight, so I grow my herbs and some tomatoes in pots. All those fresh herbs in my “kitchen garden” give my great joy. We are host a CSA pick up site for our residential area.

    Don’t sweat not posting everyday. I enjoy your blog, your recipes and your writing style. Just keep doing what you’re doing. And we’ll keep reading and cooking.

  10. I’m a mama to two toddlers and was a writer in my past life. I am a relative novice at gardening, having attempted it a few times when we owned our own home; now we are in exile for my husband’s job for two years & so I am trying to make a stab at container gardening at our rental house. When we head back home and buy another house we’d like to go all-out with the urban homestead, including a large garden & laying chickens. I cook from scratch, can everything I can get my hands on, and just found a yogurt recipe I love so I make that on my own too. And I love the recipes but would love to hear about all the other things you’re doing because you can never have too many resources for gardening and cooking and raising chickens and all that! xoxo

  11. Working Chef, writer, poet, attempting to grow a little garden in an urban space. Getting ready to make some pickles, and writing about ood knowledge, history, and new recipes.
    I sympathize on the recipe part with blogs…every day is too much, once a week is getting too much without a decent camera, or access to stock photos. And limited time.
    I found your blog through surfing other blogs, and I don’t remember who’s it was that got me here. Keep on doing what your doing!

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