My New Obsession!

I bought a new cookbook today and this pan of beautiful fish is the first recipe I tried. It was one of the best fish entrees I have ever eaten and I even used tilapia from Costco!

I cannot wait to use more and more of the recipes. For years I cooked in order to get a meal on the table for my family in pretty short time–meals I could have cooked with my eyes shut. They were good but predictable. I did so by necessity because I was also helping with homework, picking up from after school events, and listening about each girl’s day. Now I have time to try new things. I am excited to try new recipes with interesting and layered flavors. I’m excited to see which ones the kids  love. I can’t wait to spoil our friends with one of the special desserts. In Erin French’s words, “I found pleasure in cooking.”*

The cookbook is The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine. The author, Erin French,* has a unique story. Her recipes are—I don’t even know how to explain them—farmer’s-market type ingredients combined in a delightful, tasty way. Her instructions give the reader confidence that even she can make gourmet meal. I love what I’ve read so far and look forward to reading more.

I will keep you updated with pictures and my experiences as I try new recipes.

BTW—Gene, Kelsey, and The Grand loved the fish too!


*The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine, page 10. Erin was recently on 60 Minutes/CBS.

Brenda Garrison is an author and speaker who empowers women with the confidence to live their calling. Brenda is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ministry Leadership with a Concentration in Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute. She and her husband, Gene, are the parents of three young adult daughters and live near Metamora, IL.

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