Do you enjoy following new recipes as well as your tried-and-true ones ? Or maybe, as an ‘out-of-the-box’ cook, you thrive on creating new tastes and pretty table presentations as your creativity leads you. Does your daily routine grind to a screeching halt as Lydia or Emeril or Rachael come to life on the tele?
Some of us derive simple and sometimes deep pleasure from good food! A rare steak, or a heaping plate of home-made chicken and noodles. On a hot summer evening, after a hard day in the garden chasing too many stubborn weeds, a recipe for a cool, tasty combination of fresh-picked tomatoes, crispy cucumbers and maybe a sweet onion, all topped with your favorite salad dressing, makes way more sense than a bathtub filled with Calgon.
No matter how we play with recipes, or enjoy our food, it graces our existence, satisfies our taste buds, brings us amongst friends and generally takes up a fair amount of our time on planet Earth.
Jan Verhoeff , owner of this website, and myself, Danielle Simone, will endeavor to build this recipe website with southeast Coloradans in mind. In addition to posting our own recipes – sometimes complete with pretty, step by step pictures, we encourage your recipe submissions. Maybe your Granddad had a killer chili recipe that taught you the value of a quick, cool glass of milk at a moment’s notice! Or maybe your 9 year old has mastered a mouth-watering cookie recipe. Does your husband show his creative hand at your summer barbecues with a barbecue sauce recipe that entices every neighbor with a nose, to your garden gate around dinner time? Just maybe, you have a tried and true recipe of your own, passed down 3 or 4 generations that already holds its place in your family scrapbook?
Whatever your food fancy, stay-tuned as Jan & I begin to build a list of recipes that are free for the taking – and your enjoyment; or maybe not! Your job is to keep us on track, try what we post, let us know if your family asked for seconds…or maybe only picked out the raisins. We promise to respond to every e-mail and will endeavor to try the suggested recipes we receive.
As the site grows and expands, we hope to create recipe contests with coupon prizes for local restaurants and grocers in the Arkansas valley. Maybe we’ll gather enough southeast Colorado recipes to produce an e-book; maybe even a hard-bound jewel for sale. Time will tell – as will the participation of our audience.
If food is your fancy, start rooting through your cookbooks; surf the cooking websites; talk to your grandparents, parents, neighbors and friends in the valley; help us create a fun and tasty website specially geared to the high-prairie tastes of southeastern Colorado – home of Nature‘s strongest winds, brightest sunshine and most glorious sunrises and sunsets in the country!
SECO Sunset, Hasty, CO, Fall 2010 By Danielle Simone
Grab your frying pans, your napkins and your taste buds; SECO Recipes is born.
As always, Nature prevails.
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