Cooking can be so much fun -- combing flavors, textures and temperatures. It can be an artistic expression just as much as painting or sculpting or writing. But it can also be stressful. The worst-case scenario isn’t just a bad lump of clay, but it’s also a waste of money, food and time. There are some recipes you really can’t mess up and that will help you get the hang of the basics of cooking!
Southern shrimp stew doesn’t just make a perfect Sunday recipe (just spoon it into Tupperware with some rice for an easy meal-prep). It’s a fantastic way to stretch your artistic muscles as well! Try mixing up the proportions of the spices to make it more or less spicy, tangy, salty or sweet, or add whatever vegetables you have left over from the week (celery, green onion -- the choices are endless). What are you waiting for? Your pot is your canvas; go paint!