When I was a teen, my sister and I would pick a recipe from one of my mom’s old recipe books.. and we would try to make it..
…substituting ingredients for ones we didn’t have (or didn’t know what they were)…
Who had even heard of lard or “oleo” at 12?
“Baking soda is the same as baking powder.. right?”
Sometimes they turned out…
…sometimes our brothers would laugh as they ate a chocolate lava cake.. that just looked like lava.
But they usually tasted good.
I feel like my childhood was a training ground for cooking gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and less sugar… and we are still laughing 😂