I have been doing a lot of cooking lately. No, really, I have. I know I am not exactly amazing in the kitchen (or even good... I like to think I am an adequate cook, as I have never poisoned anyone before.) The reason for this sudden increase in culinary adventures can be credited to a few different things. One, I have had company. Jason's parents have been visiting for the past few days, which is always a good opportunity to try new things. Also I am unemployed, which allows me plenty of time to experiment and really take the time to enjoy cooking. Lastly,I have a few blogs to credit for my sudden yearning for kitchen happenings. This is mostly because these bloggers make it look so easy, so easy that even I feel that I can cook!
No Sincerer Love
My dearest friend Kristen and her husband Dane started this blog at the beginning of January. So far, it's pretty much incredible. I have gotten many ideas from this blog, and it has also caused a lot of jealousy that I am not in Boston to experience all this wonderful food with my bestest (the latest post is about the Harpoon Brewery, yeah, I would have been there in a heartbeat if I was anywhere near the east coast.)
I recently made Kristen's Sangria (3 batches, because it was that good and we needed to drink that much of it.)
I also made her Fettuccine Alfredo and the verdict was that I couldn't have made enough of it to be sufficient. It was so creamy and yummy and I'm kinda bummed that there aren't any leftovers for me to have tomorrow!
We Are Not Martha
The girlies over at WANM recently posted a recipe for Chocolate Raspberry Muffins that I couldn't resist trying. Chocolate and Raspberry together is probably my most favorite combination of food ever. I made a batch last weekend and two more batches this past weekend. I modified the recipe to include blueberries instead of raspberries (my MIL can't have raspberries) and as far as I can tell, they are just as good as the raspberry ones.
Becky Higgins' - Recipes to Share
I have made the Butter Pecan Sweet Potatoes that Becky recently posted on her blog many times. Jason loves sweet potatoes and pretty much can't get enough of these. They are sweet and savory and really anything with pecans is something I will probably enjoy.