The Magic of Cooking

By Betty Boyd


Once a upon a time, in a state far away, there was a young girl who could cook almost anything. She could make fried chicken, roasts, and turkey dinners with all the fixings. Also, she baked scrumptious breads, yummy cookies, chocolate cakes, fruit pies, canned vegetables from the family garden, jams, jellies, sauces and other splendid delights.

Alas, now that she is older and widowed, her cooking powers are all but a memory.  You might think she would eat out for every single meal but that is too time consuming and expensive.

No worries. New cooking powers have emerged. These abilities include an array of appliances that perform like magic to cook what is desired. One of these is an airfryer! The airfryer cooks with circulated hot air: steaks, fish, chicken, practically anything.

Not to be outdone, other wonders include a pressure cooker and slow cooker, along with the old standbys: pots and pans, and of course, the stove and oven. These amazing machines give our heroine wonderful abilities that were once out of her reach.

She does not need to follow a recipe; just put the food in, set the time and temperature, and viola, the meal is complete. Here is a link for a good recipe for chili:



For some of you, this is not cooking, but when your magical powers have gone astray, you need all the help you can get.

Do you have magical cooking powers?  Imagine the possibilities…then tell us about them! Leave a comment below for an extra entry in the Once Upon a Christmas drawing!