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When Harry Potter meets Iron Chef November 17, 2010

Posted by jeneypeney in 30 days of truth, cooking, master of the spatula, nerdgasm.

30 Days of Truth: Day 2

Something you love about yourself.

I wish I could say there was some phenomenal part of my body I absolutely adore. Or some great aspect of my personality that trumps everything I hate about myself – but in all honesty it is a simple skill I have that I love most about myself…

I kind of rock in the cooking and baking department.

Do you remember that scene in Harry Potter where he picks up his wand for the first time and crazy sparks fly out of the tip? (twss?)

Well that’s how it is when I pick up a spatula.

The baking isle of the grocery is my Diagon Alley. Paula Dean is my Minerva McGonagall. Rachel Ray is my Draco Malfoy. The kitchen is my Room of Requirement. A food processor, Kitchen Aid mixer, and “Kiss the Chef” apron are my Deathly Hallows.

I can whip up a mean Chicken Paprika, Sheppard’s Pie, Tortilla Casserole, Pistachio Bunt Cake, Reuben Pizza, Chicken Zucchini Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups,  Banana Walnut Pancakes, Chicken Sausage Shrimp Gumbo, Oatmeal Crisp Apple Pie* and everything in between.

I absolutely love cooking – especially for other people. And I pride myself in the fact that I can do it pretty well.

So if there was ever a reason for you to come visit me in Fargo, it’s my cooking. Because I kind of kick ass at it.

* Want the recipes? E-mail me…