Monday, November 11, 2013

My Most Visited Blog Post is a Recipe. Should I Try Writing a Cookbook?

Considering that my my visited blog post on this blog is a recipe,easiest cake recipe, would it be a good idea to write a cookbook?  Actually, I did try writing one over a period of time.  It got destroyed by a computer virus.  It was simple and humorous.  I even had a few people going over the drafts.

Many people say that nowadays, cookbooks are passe.  When people want to check a recipe they just go online and "google it."

My way of cooking is so simple; it was hard to think of a large enough number of actual recipes I make.  I combine what I have to make foods.  I don't choose recipes and food themes and then go shopping to fit.  I bake a vegetable dish using these things, the sweet potatoes and the eggplants, just layering over onions and topping with pumpkin. Yes, in real life my recipes can be that vague.

My moussaka is also very simple.  I layer onion, eggplant, chopped meat/poultry mixed with some egg and chopped onion, and then another layer of  eggplant and then I top it all with canned diced tomatoes.

It's really not all that hard to cook. But to write up these recipes in a way that would make them seem a bit more impressive, that is hard.

Sometimes I make things that are even simpler.

It's exactly what you see:

  • onions
  • sweet potatoes 
  • squash 
  • carrots
Just dribble a bit of oil over them before baking.  What could be simpler?  And it's healthy and tastes great, too.


Anonymous said...

Love it!!!
Love seeing what the Jewish women cook...
Thank you...

Batya said...

Thank you!

resep masakan said...

thanks for article

Batya said...

my pleasure

Anonymous said...

A recipe is judged by taste - not how it is written.

You once had the spark to write them all down for a book, so why not continue on this theme and post more of your creations online? I bet more of them would become very popular.