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Cooking Made Happy by Eric Dierker. Come on and just smile a bit!

Updated on June 14, 2014

So anyhow it ain't about the food so much as the fun.

This guy had a little bench seat in the kitchen and would sort the bio garbage from this rest of a mulch for grandpa. And then he would smile like this for Tapioca pudding and apples.
This guy had a little bench seat in the kitchen and would sort the bio garbage from this rest of a mulch for grandpa. And then he would smile like this for Tapioca pudding and apples. | Source

People lie and say money cannot by happiness.

If you got the cash cooking is a blast. If you do not it will not last. Cooking is a way to happiness. But it costs time and money. Get over it. If you go out to eat once or twice a week. Stop and have a blast once or twice a week and spend that money on cool ingredients. Don't drink that beverage for a day or two and spend it on herbs.

NEWS FLASH for single men. Really cool women go shopping for really good foods. NEWS FLASH for women, really cool men go shopping looking for really cool women who shop for really good foods. Do you get that synergism. And people who shop for such cool foods are like you. And none of you know what the hell you are doing so there is a conversation starter right now.

I am a happily married man and I love to shop with my honey bunny to get stuff for cooking. In fact my favorito is spaghettio. White, red, black and yellow. Cold or hot and spicey and fishy and beefy -- wow what fun. Sometimes I like to pretend we have nothing fresh and it is dead of winter in Alaska, and I make all with cans. Sometimes I like to go out and about and get every thing fresh.

And of course this calls for some garlic bread and some wild salad with my dandelions mixed in with my iceberg and mallow and such. Tomatoes are huge around here, along with lemon.

Oh yea baby we are talking fun.

There was a time when this Boy was an honorary Brownie.

Ah shucks he hung out with mom and she was a brownie scout leader. And he had a crush on Mimi his mom's best friend's daughter.

You see cooking was a merit badge. Cooking a pan of cookies was love and giving one to another was cherishing. I think we cooked to have fun. And I ate to my hearts desire. Can you imagine we made girl scout cookies from scratch back them. And we raised beaucuop bucks.

I loved cooking ever since my gal Mimi let me lick the batter.

OK we let our disposal get plogged. Do not worry I am the hero.

Emergency in the Kitchen. Every body duck. Perhaps we learn from baby emergencies.
Emergency in the Kitchen. Every body duck. Perhaps we learn from baby emergencies. | Source

Cooking is a blast. If you are single go with it.

Be happy and find a group that cooks for fun. I knew a 6'8" mountain man who took about two months of dedicated cooking and shopping and healthy stuff. He met 3 great gals. He was a happy cooker. Of course his specialty was smoking. But we spent 30 days on thirty different spaghetti recipes, what a blast. And pairing it with the right wines was awesome. Plus the after dinner fruits and the perfect fires were excellent as well. Desert is all about sweetness and explaining the constellations to a city girl is fun.

Cooking is so wonderful. From pancakes to crepes, to fondues to picking wild berries for a cobbler it is the juice for happiness.

I was meant to eat. I am a big old boy. But then I found out I was meant to cook.

Happiness is found on a cold dark december morning. When you are first up and start some great coffee, and whip up some pancake batter, and throw some bacon on.
Happiness is found on a cold dark december morning. When you are first up and start some great coffee, and whip up some pancake batter, and throw some bacon on. | Source

One time I worked in a tortillaria for the poor. Really I am not kidding. The Church paid our wages. We cooked tortillas for the poor all day long.

One day and night I cooked over 2,500 steaks on wood I cut and split, and with meat that I caught and butchered and hung and prepared.


These were the days of the great American Southwest. We loved cooking out doors for hundreds of people, on mesquite we cut our selves, with oak and some fruit tree for flavor. We labored and caressed our fixings. We sang and burnt our selves and sang praise for the wonderful fruit of nature that loved us and brought us such bounty.

But today, I just love sitting with my gal and son and eating sour soup and crunching healthy vegetables.

I Reckon cookin is like riding a favorite horse. I reckon if you cook for work it ain't love. But if you cook for the pleasure and share it, now you are living.

I just suppose I lost it some how. Sometime somewhere I started cookin and livin for love.

But joy of cooking is not just a Julia Childs title it is a way of life.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I love cooking! I like choosing a recipe, shopping for the ingredients, preparing all the elements, and tasting...the only part I don't like is the cleanup! But it's worth it. :-) Healthy recipes are fun too!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      funny about that cleanup. I have always used it as a tool to show that appreciation is not of lips but of actions. It also requires some music and bumping. (gentle hip bumps to the grind ala 1970s) On good nights we dry with rags and sing, "she'll be comin round the mountain and Slew foot Sue") Of course the favorite is "Sweet Violets, Sweeter than all the Roses"

      The stress is all over at cleaning time, a walk outside to phathom the heavens is a good startin point. Shucks you got me blushin with memories. Thank you darlin.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Well, that kind of cleanup isn't bad at all! What a lucky lady. :-)

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      We make do. Riches are found in our in our kitchen. How could we do something else when there is so much fun to be had together? And likewise with you and our writing, together it is fun, alone a burden.

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      samowhamo 4 years ago

      Hey Eric I don't know where else to post this. I got your comment in my article My Spore Creation's at first I wasn't sure what you meant but I get it now no I am not marketing anything what you read was just a science fiction story I wrote based on a game I play sometimes. Spore is a real game but not made by me it was made a few years ago by the same company who made Sim City I apologise for any misunderstandings.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Yea I talked to a buddy and he explained the raw passion comes out like a sales pitch. I get it now. It is like my passion for Love and as here having fun in the kitchen.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Cooking is all about sharing our life with those we love! I enjoyed reading about all your cooking experiences--both canned and fresh. : ) Very well written. Thanks!

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      For me, not being the chef that you are, it is all about the "Joy of cooking{". From when I stoked the Ben Franklin stove to my microwave I do not put forth the effort if I don't stand around happy in anticipation of the outcome. Thank you so much for your leadership role in great foods.

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Eric- This is a wonderful heart-felt essay on love, food, cooking, family, friends and more. Wonderful, wonderful essay. You and your lady are obviously well matched and very fortunate to have each other...and your son is lucky to have both of you. I can't stop smiling. :) Sharing. Theresa

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks Theresa, that makes me very happy. Now I can't stop :-)

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      That was a charming story... or stories, really. It went from one thing to another very smoothly.

      I love food, and cooking. And what I am in the mood to make varies, as well. Sometimes I'm a lazy cook, and sometimes I put some time and effort into creating, and savoring my handiwork.

      Beautiful. Voted up and sharing.

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      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      I believe food is so much more than just something you buy, cook, and eat. It has more of an emotional element because it can bring people together and create lasting memories. Great article! Thanks for sharing. Take care. (Voted up).

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Oh please Kathryn of a good heart, do not waste any more valuable time on my hubs, and go out and spread your joy, of cooking, happiness and sharing with others. I am humbled and amazed by your visiting and commenting.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am running right over and following you. You got the "Joy of Cooking" down like an expert evangelist of life. I'll bet people walk across the room just to get what you got rose-the-planner.

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