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I received an email yesterday from a woman who lives in Alpharetta, GA.

Caroline was thanking me for my “Glossary of Cooking Terms” which can be found under The Basic Kitchen tab, over there on the left side of the page.


She waxed poetic about how educational and informative she found it and that she loved my daily posts as well and how her morning hasn’t truly begun until she has seen my most recent post. It was very sweet and it is the sort of thing that motivates me to keep doing what I do. The fun part is how she came to find my site. It was sent to her by the management office of her apartment complex.

I’ve noticed, for the last 4 months or so, that several different apartment management companies have been linking to my “Glossary” page in their communications to residents. The links have been posted on resident community online newsletters in more than a dozen states, including AL, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, KY, KS, MD, MO, NC, OK, PA, SC, NC, TN, TX and VA.


The best part of getting the links is reading how the various newsletters from around the country entice their residents to check out my glossary:

Commit These Must-Know Kitchen Terms to Memory

Know These Vital Cooking Terms While at Work in Your Kitchen

Decode That Recipe With This Glossary of Common Cooking Terms

These Culinary Terms Can Help You Become a Better Cook

Memorize These Cooking Terms Before Firing Up the Stove

Cooking, Decoded: Memorize These Common Recipe Terms

Channel Your Inner Chef With These Culinary Terms

That last one is the heading that piqued Caroline’s interest enough to click on the link to my page.


Besides sharing my happiness over the link-ups and with Caroline’s wonderful email – what is my point in telling you all this?

To remind you that there are not only recipes, entertaining ideas, crafting, and lifestyle posts to be found here but also a pretty great resource center that is always at your fingertips over there on the top left side of the page.

Within The Basic Kitchen, you’ll not only find the Glossary of Cooking Terms but also lists of baking equipment, must-have cookbooks, and pantry inventory musts, but also substitution, conversions, and equivalents charts.


Check it out when you have some free time or when you have a cooking resource need or question – such as, “What the heck is a bain-marie?”

Thank you, Caroline, for taking the time to not only check out the glossary but to write and tell me all about it!

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1 Sheila { 06.12.14 at 7:51 AM }

How cool is that?! Like a long distance hug. 😀
If Caroline ever got the chance to cook with you, she’d be absolutely , appropriately smitten with you! Thanks for all the great resources. My fav is checking out your fav blogs . Is that stalking;D

2 Linda Hopkins { 06.12.14 at 8:06 AM }

Sheila, if that’s stalking, I am now a fan of stalking. Thank you for your support and most of all for your friendship! xoxo

3 Nancy Bull { 06.12.14 at 10:33 AM }

I enjoy reading your daily posts as well…something fun to look forward to every morning!

4 Linda Hopkins { 06.12.14 at 10:51 AM }

Thank you, Nancy!

5 Lori V { 06.12.14 at 4:53 PM }

That is so cool . . . .the power of the internet! So amazing to touch people’s lives-let alone a stranger 3,000 miles away and make an impact on their daily life. (Of course you do that for me every day-7,000 miles away, so not sure why that is surprising!). How marvelous Caroline reached out and let you know though. Enjoy the love! Miss you xoxox

6 Linda Hopkins { 06.12.14 at 7:23 PM }

Kisses from Scottsdale to Tokyo! xoxo

7 Anna { 06.13.14 at 8:55 AM }

The apartment communities certainly know how to pick ’em – congrats! I too am inspired by what you do, Linda! Keep your light shining! Best wishes, Anna 🙂

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