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  I learned my basic cooking skills while camping in the woods. I was in the Boy Scouts for 21 years and have been "retired" from that for nearly as long.

  The first year or two of camping, I would only eat Minute Rice and cans of Denny Moore Beef Stew. That was it! Because I simply did not have the most basic cooking skills, I skipped meals or got fed scraps by the soft hearted friends, but eventually, I hooked up with the right Scoutmaster and over the next 15 years or more, I learned to cook.

  The reason I built this site is to offer you access to a small collection of gourmet treats and a few other treats that can turn an ordinary meal into an exotic adventure. 

  One other - and more important - reason I built this site is an extension of the previous sentence - to help fund my retirement.  I am care-giver to my Mother who is 84 years old. Her Macular Degeneration forced her to stop working in June of 2017, leading me to retire in September of the same year.

  A very serious fall on December 6, 2014 nearly broke her pelvis and it took a lot (of life) out of her, and my trying to help her mend, work full time and take care of her house, my house and cook, do the shopping and all of the rest, (sigh), it pushed me to a point deeper than mere exhaustion; to a place I can only call “(well beyond) complete and total exasperation”! 

  Then she nearly died a few weeks later on New Year’s Eve - that was a horrible ordeal to have to endure. But that is a long story for another day…. Afterwards, we struggled for more than 4 months through her recovery, to get her back on her feet. 

  Today, somewhat fully recovered from those challenges, she now struggles daily with her dwindling independence as Macular Degeneration and her declining hearing is a constant challenge in her day to day effort of living a normal existence.  

 So, there it is friends, a little bit about me and why I am working to create a successful blog and website. Will this plan work out in time? Only time will tell.

​Revised March 22, 2018


Hi, I am BP Cosby and the originator of BPCPromotions. The purpose behind BPCPromotions is pretty simple and straight forward; ILOVEfood, all things associated with food and I am promoting food to show other that with a little planning, anyone can eat a variety of healthy meals and those meals do not need to break the family budget. 

I am not a Chef, but I probably SHOULD have been. I fully enjoy cooking and making up recipes, just to see what I can come up with.

BP Cosby November 2016