Tuesday, October 5

the casteel cafe is OPEN!

i've finally launched the casteel cafe blog! i've been considering this for a while since one of my most common posts here on the casteel casa is "menu plan monday." now, i can link up recipes to my menu plans in case anyone else is interested.

i love to cook, but i rarely have significant time to indulge in this hobby. most of my recipes are 30-minute meals & prepared on the stovetop. i love spicy food & anything that seems like an odd combination. for these reasons, i'm a huge rachael ray fan. you will notice that many of my recipes are modified from hers. i almost never make anything exactly the way the recipe says! i use what i have on hand & what we enjoy. experimenting is half the fun of cooking!

occasionally, i will post more elaborate recipes/meals that i usually reserve for company. and i love a good party, so i'll go all out for theme menus, too.  but overall, my repertoire is simple, easy, & quick! i hope you take a moment to hop on over to the casteel cafe, & enjoy!

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