I love a great quote, this is one I enjoy – “If more of us valued food and cheer above hoarded gold, it would be a much merrier world.” J.R.R. Tolkien
Such a simple quote yet so profound. Cooking and sharing my recipes with those I LOVE is what truly makes me happy. Ironically it took me a while to realize how much I love to cook. As a working Mother and small business owner I guess I was always rushing around and never had time to think much about what really makes me happy. It was only a few years ago that I realized I really connected to people through food. And it was on Facebook of all places that I started posting some of my food pictures. With great response from friends all over the country asking for recipes, and commenting on the beautiful pictures that I realized I had this amazing talent and connection through my newly inspired recipes. Before long people were emailing me asking me to post recipes and suggesting I publish a cookbook. And thus the idea emerged – CeceliasGoodStuff.com and my first sampling of the cookbook “A Few of My Favorite Things . . . Salads” was published.
Also, I am excited to announce the cookbook titled “Flavors of the Southwest” is now available. I have been working on it for two full years. It is filled with delicious recipes inspired from my home state right here in New Mexico. With a variety of influences including our border country Mexico, the book will include some traditional dishes to an assortment of modern and innovative recipes that I have created myself. I am inspired to share my love through cooking and celebration of family. Many of the recipes in the book were inspired by celebrations with my family and some very treasured recipes that were passed down to me by some very special people in my life. Thanks a million times over for your inspiration – this would not have happened without all my Facebook friends. I am truly blessed! Looking forward to sharing more Good Stuff soon.