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Growing up, my mother made each daughter cook once a night for the family. While I wasn’t a huge fan of it growing up, it has given me an innate ability in the kitchen (at least I’d like to think so). My mother would pick out a recipe, buy the ingredients and let us do everything else. This is the best way to cook if you have a wild imagination. Whenever I threw ingredients together as we got close to the end of the week with no recipe and no direction – dinner always turned out a little odd.
What I’ve discovered is that if I don’t cook with a recipe, I need to KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). The picture to the left shows a simple chicken breast with Italian herbs with roasted tomatoes and asparagus.