3 Ways to Make Home Cooking Super Fun

On the way home from my girls weekend, I met a guy on the plane who was telling me about how much joy his wife gets from cooking.

And how they make it fun together. You can read about their game and more in this post I wrote for Parentables: 3 Ways to Make Home Cooking Super Fun.

Here I am at our family reunion making six pans of our favorite pizza. Yummm.

How are you all doing with cooking? Hating it? Loving it? In the middle?

I enjoy it the most when I have the time to spend on a recipe that I’m really looking forward to eating. (Although after making a weird smushy moussaka for a dinner guest — I’ve learned that there are good times — and not so good times — for trying new recipes.)

What about you?

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  • Suzanne with Laughing Wallet August 14, 2011, 2:21 pm

    I admit it – I love to cook! It’s not just the frugal aspect, which is a big plus, but I also enjoy the immediate gratification of it. I put in the work, and when I’m done, I have something tangible to show for it that I and my husband can enjoy! I think the more you do it, too, the more creative you get, which also makes it more fun.

    • Amy August 16, 2011, 6:28 am

      Hi Suzanne,

      I’m with you! I love how you point out the real satisfaction of making something concrete with your hands, that can be immediately enjoyed.

      I’m always impressed by people who can just make stuff up, which it sounds like you can.

      Thanks for writing in!


  • Jen @ Jen Spends August 12, 2011, 12:38 pm

    I think I’m going to try making your pizza for dinner tonight :) It would be a lot cheaper than the pizza place we visit a little too often!

    I always loved to cook, but I kind of lost my groove when it became more responsibility than hobby. I’m slowly finding the joy in it again though.

    • Amy August 16, 2011, 6:29 am

      Hi Jen,

      I’ve heard from a lot of people who don’t love the everyday dinner aspect of cooking, but do love the special occasion pure fun cooking.

      I love that you are finding the joy in it again, and that you had such good results with the pizza we love too!

      Take care,