I can remember exactly the first time I tried a mushroom. I was young, and at a banquet dinner for the Girl Scouts. I wanted to have the steak dinner, and it was served with a mushroom sauce. I tried to pick the mushrooms off, but my mother convinced me to try them.
I loved them!
I'm not sure what type of mushrooms they were, but since then, I have tried several different varieties, and I have loved them all. My son and youngest daughter love them too. I have been looking online for new recipes, and I have found several that use porcini mushrooms. I'm not sure I am a good enough cook to attempt some of them. The Italian ones seemed the simplest, so I am thinking of trying one of those.
Have any of you ever tried corn pasta? How does it taste? I imagine it has more flavor than regular pasta made from white flour, and since I am trying to cut back on white flour and sugar, I think the corn pasta might be a good alternative, especially since I do not like wheat pasta.
Of course, if I am going to attempt to make a gourmet meal, I feel like I should have an equally gourmet dessert to go with it. I have never made anything more complicated than a cheesecake, so trying a recipe that includes exotic (at least to me!) ingredients like flower water can be a tad daunting. But, if I'm going to go all out, I may as well go out with a bang.