It was inevitable. My father’s sister owns a bakery and restaurant. My mother’s brother is a professional chef. Other mothers had cookbooks … my mother had a massive drawer filled with recipe clippings and cards.
My first job? Dishwasher at a seminary – within a year I was being called ‘the assistant cook’s assistant’ and it looked like I’d be following my uncle’s footsteps.
Of course, life happens, and instead I became the mother of a large family. Interested in self-reliance, I started a blog that is now called Just Plain Living and wrote a cookbook called A Cabin Full of Food.
It always came back to food.
How we grow it, store it, cook it, and eat it.
And so Just Plain Cooking was born. Unlike Just Plain Living (which covers a wide range of self-reliance topics from gardening to faith to relationships to preparedness), this site is about cooking and eating food.
You can browse through the many recipes and cooking articles here.
You can input your own recipes here. Please note – these must be manually approved and published. The more information you can provide, including a photo, the more likely it will be included.
As the site grows, you will have the ability to create menu plans and shopping lists. I will soon be adding better ways to sort so that you can select the ingredients you have to find recipes that can be made, or select ingredients that you really do not want and find recipes that do not include them.