Hey everyone, Toni here for another fun filled episode of MCB's Stuff We Like.
Today I'm here to talk to you about my love of cooking. (And apparently my obsession with taking photos of food. LOL) It just so happens that when I went to look back on my phone I had one or two. *cough, cough* pics of food that I had made. So I thought I would share them with you.
I don't really have an all time favourite thing to cook. I'm more of a jack of all trades. Give me a recipe and I'll give it a go at least once. Then there's the dishes that I've made so often over my life that I know by heart, and then there's the ones that are a complete mystery from the beginning as to how they will turn out. I must admit that I'm yet to have a fail, spectacular or otherwise.
There's just something about getting in the kitchen and cooking for me that I enjoy. Whether it be making dinner or baking something sweet, I love it. The earbuds go in the ears, the audio book or music gets turned on and I can zone out of everything else around me and just concentrate on what I'm doing.
I love cooking with my daughter and showing her the sills I've learned over the years as well as passing down family recipes to her.
You may have noticed some of my characters tend to take on this same trait. Brian Townsend from Unexpected Mate (Holland Brothers) is basically the unofficial (or official depending on how you look at it) cook for the Holland household. Not only because he's good at it, but because he loves it, too.
Declan Morgan from Liam (Atherton Pack) is a baker, due to my love of baking.
The majority of the foods that are mentioned in my books are things that I have cooked or baked previously and let's face it, everyone has to eat right? So why not write about something I know . You'll never see my characters eating brussel sprouts in my books *shudders* as I can't stand those things. LOL
So that's it from me. Short and sweet. I hope you enjoyed this week's SWL. I'm off to cook dinner now for my poor STARVING (or so she likes to inform me) daughter.
I'd love to hear about what you enjoy cooking most or even if you've had any massive cooking disasters. (Freddy this does not count for you as burning yourself and setting your hair on fire happens far to frequently for my liking, and Angel's) Leave a comment to win a copy of any of my backlist books, including new releases. If you have them all, then thank you *Hugs* and I'll work out a different prize for you.