experiments in cooking – I’m no martha stewart

Here’s a good life lesson – if at 1st you don’t succeed, keep trying until you do.  Last night, we had some friends for dinner & we tried grilling artichokes for the 3rd time.  The 1st time we tried to make this dish, I burned them too much.  The 2nd time, they weren’t done enough.  Last night, we pretty much hit the nail on the head – they turned out quite nicely. 

I’ve had the same experience with cooking roast beef – except its been a MUCH longer learning curve.  I’m embarrased to admit how many years its taken to get it where we like it and I’m on the cusp of getting baked chix about right (too dry or not cooked enough).  Did you ever hear about my coconut cream pie disasters?  Let’s leave that for a day when we all need a good laugh.

Anyways, my point is that you shouldn’t quit if you don’t get something right the 1st time, or the 2nd time, 3rd, etc.  Generally, good things are accomplished through perseverance – try my roast beef, butterscotch pie, tres leches cake & I’m still working to get a monte cristo into a form that’s desireable & tasty.

To conclude, please let me give a general thanks to Travis & Keith who let me call them with cooking questions.  My family says “thanks” for helping us eat better! 😉



In cooking “if at 1st you don’t succeed” there is always Papa Johns. The great news is that in Christ “if at 1st you don’t succeed” He is still there. You don’t need to order carryout, go hungry or eat burned artichokes, you just need to know you still have His love.


HA! I’m a terrible cook so this really makes me feel like going home and trying something great!

My son came home from college saying he needed to learn to cook before returning in the fall. HA! I’m still trying to working on learning. Nice to know I’m not alone. Grace, Grace to the Mountain!


I think cooking can be good – hopefully, my kids will cook better than I do (that’s not saying too much). My little men can whip up a mean batch of french toast. 😉

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