Marti Didier says she comes from a family of old-fashioned, traditional, good cooks and, as a result, has always taken time to embrace “the old-fashioned way.”
Through her years of raising a family, active community service and a full-time job, she started a pot “here and there, turning it off, returning home to let it cook a couple of hours, turning it off again, etc.”
She seldom utilizes a slow cooker, she says, with one exception: a favorite recipe for an old-fashioned roast that she goes to on very busy days.
It is also a recipe that she gives out for bridal gifts and shares at wedding showers, along with cooking tips for new brides.
It goes right to the very heart of good recipes, whether slow cooked, stove top, oven or grill; we all have favorites, no matter the method.
Julie Kay is a columnist for The Advocate. She can be reached at email@example.com.