Some of my favorite thoughts on cooking; “My mother was a good recreational cook, but what she basically believed about cooking was that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.” ~ Nora Ephron "Nouvelle Cuisine, roughly translated, means: I can't believe I paid ninety-six dollars and I'm still hungry." ~ Mike Kalin "Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness." ~ modified from Edward Stanley Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backward. ~ George Carlin Omit and substitute! That's how recipes should be written. Please don't ever get so hung up on published recipes that you forget that you can omit and substitute." ~ Jeff Smith, The Frugal Gourmet “It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” ~ Lewis Grizzard Food is not about impressing people. It's about making them feel comfortable." ~ Ina Garten, 'The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook' There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.