I consider myself an accidental cook, not like my husband who is a great cook, especially on the grill, smoker and camp fires. He researches recipes and makes his own spices, experiments with BBQ rubs, sauces, and perfects recipes…
I’m usually an impatient cook and picky, so I often take short-cuts or substitute an ingredient for something I like better (not always the best course of action.)
However, most of my standby recipes are accidents that turned out delicious but nothing I researched out to perfect. For example, my banana bread recipe originated out of the cookbook that came with my bread machine which has a cake cycle; however, I no longer make it in the bread machine because the top never cooked all the way.
After I resorted to baking the bread in the oven, I also altered the recipe and added two of my favorite ingredients, vanilla and cinnamon. More often than not, I double the recipe because I usually have more than two ripe bananas and I share the wealth with friends.
I will be sharing my accidental cooking recipes on Tasty Tuesdays. I hope you enjoy and offer me some cooking tips!