More Than Just a Mom

Baking Without Eggs March 14, 2008

Filed under: cooking — Amy @ 10:48 am

I love to cook, especially if it involves following a real recipe.  I have the added challenge of baking things without eggs since I have a son who is allergic to them.  I have discovered a wonderful cookbook titled “Bakin’ Without Eggs,” by Rosemarie Emro.  The recipe I would like to highlight now is “I Can’t Believe It Has No Eggs Cheesecake.”  I took the liberty of adding a topping, which was a huge hit with my family.  Pictures of my success are as follows.




If you are interested in the details of the recipe, I will gladly share with you!


Homemade Pizza February 28, 2008

Filed under: cooking,pizza — Amy @ 9:49 am

I have been on a mission to start cooking from scratch using whole and organic ingredients.  I have a child with food allergies, so my mission is doubly important.  I have found that I enjoy cooking when it involves more than opening a box and adding water. 

To start my journey, I decided to pick from the dinners that we are use to eating and learn how to make them from scratch.  I decided to start with pizza first.  It took a few recipes and some practice to finally master it.  I am completely satisfied with the final results.  I even had a pizza party that involved the making of seven pizzas!  The pizza proved to be a huge hit, which is not usually an easy accomplishment with my usual food critics, those being my family.

I found the pizza dough recipe on Food Blogga.  I am excited to give more of her recipes a try.  I have not mastered a pizza sauce from scratch as of yet, so for now I am using Contandina brand pizza sauce.  We layer whatever toppings we are in the mood for, along with a pile of mozzerella cheese, and voila!  A great tasting pizza! 

IMG_0112.jpg picture by amymperry

I have asked for permission from the author of Food Blogga to list the recipe on this site, but until I get a response you will have to go through this link to get the recipe.  The entry happens to be a recipe for a particular kind of pizza, but the blog entry starts out with the recipe for basic pizza dough. 

I urge you to give it a try!  I think you will be pleasantly surprised about the ease in which it takes to make it and how wonderful it tastes.


Introduction to a new category- cooking February 20, 2008

Filed under: cooking — Amy @ 11:14 am

As the creation of this site has been in the making, I have been pondering different categories to write about.  I wish to keep this blog as a more personal journey in writing about the things that are of interest to me ,or things that are just part of my life whether I have interest in them or not.

Once such aspect of my life that I am still newly involved in but greatly enjoy is cooking.  I am trying hard to incorporate more healthy and whole foods into my family’s diet, and by doing so I have discovered that there is a whole other world out there for me.  So, for this category I plan to write about all of the new recipes that I try, and in turn reviewing them based on how successful I am in bringing the to the dinner table.  I completely welcome new ideas from others, so please feel free to share them here.