I enjoy cooking, and I love to eat. Put these two things together, and there’s lots of food flying around my kitchen at any given time, on any given day.

These days though, it’s hard to find food made with the real stuff. You know, ingredients that are less than four syllables and are easy to pronounce. It’s partly what makes me keep busy at my stove–creating instead of buying pre-made.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a health nut. It’s just that I like plenty of whole ingredients in my food; whether we’re talking about fruits and grains, or baking chocolate and butter. Please no hydrogenated whatever or chemical additives. It just messes up a really good thing.

So, next time I ask you to Please Pass the Sugar, you’ll know what I mean.