Becoming a Cook

When I first married in 1997, I didn’t know much about cooking. In fact, in my feminist, liberated mind, I wanted nothing at all to do with the kitchen.

After living skinny in seminary with young children at home, I had to adapt that thinking pretty quickly because eating out is so much more expensive than cooking at home.

Among my recipes, you will find cheap meals which are dishes that can be made cheap for those on a shoestring budget. Grocery costs vary per state, so my cost analysis are always approximate.
As you dig through my cooking journey with my favorite recipes, you will need to keep one thing in mind: I cook for 7 very hungry people. My recipes probably come close to feeding a company size element of soldiers because I like to have leftovers for lunches.

These recipes are tested and winners for my family. All recipes have been made and were approved by my crew. Simply choose a food category, and enjoy!

More Great Recipes on Kay’s Pinterest

I have pinned a number of recipes that I have enjoyed quite a bit or hope to enjoy soon.

Popular Recipes here at Kay’s Korner

Ben’s Hot Cocoa

With temperatures dropping around the world (but not Germany…at least, not yet), here is a great recipe for some homemade chocolate that is rich and creamy! My husband came across this recipe for hot cocoa and loved it so much that it went out in our Christmas Letter a few years ago 🙂 There is… Continue reading Ben’s Hot Cocoa

Spiced Cider/Wine

Homemade Gluhwein Autumn is here and the temps are falling in Germany (but no snow as yet). As the trees begin to change color, we begin bringing out the warm beverages like spiced cider/wine. Some folks refer to this as mulled wine, but our recipe follows a more traditional German hot wine known as Gluhwein.… Continue reading Spiced Cider/Wine

Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk pancakes are the best things ever! This recipe comes from a very old cookbook, one that my husband was given as a gift when he was still living at home. I stumbled upon it years ago when scrounging in the kitchen for something to feed my family with things I already had on hand…these… Continue reading Buttermilk Pancakes

Cinnamon Rolls

I love making anything bread, which is probably why I nearly snatched this recipe out of my friend’s hand when she waved it at me a few years ago. It was a famous cinnamon chain knock off recipe and of course I had to check it out! In this recipe, the butter can be substituted… Continue reading Cinnamon Rolls

Soft Pretzels

Don’t you love walking into the mall and having to stroll past the pretzel vendor? The smell always catches my O sensory for the rest of the trip. So I set out to find a good recipe that I could do at home because homemade dough anything is always better! This recipe is a knock-off… Continue reading Soft Pretzels

Lemon Dill Sauce

I found a great recipe for some lemon dill sauce to go with our fish. It is fresh and very tasty! It goes well over halibut, salmon, and the crab cakes that I love!! Again, I will remind you all that I give a recipe, but don’t follow to the letter nor do I generally… Continue reading Lemon Dill Sauce

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