It’s been a while since I shared a recipe on my blog. I didn’t suddenly stop cooking. No, it was much simpler than that. I went back to some basic cooking. With a move plus three little ones, I couldn’t imagine being adventurous with recipes or creating something new, much less taking the time to photograph and share what I cooked. In the last couple of weeks, though, my desire to play with flavors has slowly inched back. It started simply enough when I made my schnitzel (recipe coming soon…I promise). I felt satisfied that I finally mastered the recipe.
I love my slow cooker! When I was single and working full-time, I could put together a meal and let it cook all day as I worked. As soon as I got home, I would smell a wonderful dish ready to eat. What could beat that? I may be a full-time stay-at-home-mom now, but I still rely on my crock pot. In the summer, it is the perfect way to cook a dish without heating the house by using the oven. Am I the only one who avoids using the oven in the summer? When I saw this recipe for
I love chicken! I’m always on the search for a tasty new chicken dish. In fact, most of the food that I pin on Pinterest tends to be chicken. Luckily, I married a man who also enjoys chicken. Our toddler daughters are not as clear on the chicken love, though. My oldest tends to avoid most meats, in general. My youngest can’t get enough meat and adores chicken, most of the time. When I stumbled on this recipe for Chicken Gloria on Pinterest, I had to pin it immediately! It looked amazing! Not only did it have chicken, but mushrooms
Every once in a while, I discover a fabulous salad. I will order it over and over at the restaurant or make it repeatedly. One salad that comes to mind is the salad at the Pasta House restaurant. While I was pregnant with my oldest, I craved that salad. There were many days when I looked at my husband and said, “I need that salad.” He knew what I meant and took me there multiple times over the course of those 9 months. One of my all-time favorite salads, though, is this recipe for Hot Bacon & Chicken Salad that
I adore pizza! I love to order my favorite and have it delivered. What a wonderful way to “cook”! Okay, it might not be cooking but it is an easy way to get dinner for the night with little effort. Not only do I enjoy ordering pizza, but I also like making it. It is particularly enjoyable with a fresh crust. Although, there are times when you decide to do a cheat, like making it with a Boboli crust or, in the case of this next recipe, French bread. I found the recipe for Sausage Alfredo French Bread Pizza on
I remember when I was a kid and thought cooking looked fascinating. My mom even bought a children’s cookbook and encouraged me to look through it. One day, I decided to try cooking a recipe from it. I didn’t like it. And that ended my desire to do any sort of cooking. I didn’t try experimenting with new recipes, much less cooking, for another 15 years. One of the tough lessons you learn when trying out new recipes is that they all don’t work. I had that happen earlier this week with a pork chop recipe. It looked disgusting to