Rather than dig through files for photos and recipes I’m going to do it a little different today. Instead today I’m going to share some of the places I find amazing recipes and inspiration
Have you ever heard of The Pioneer Woman? If not you must go to her site right now! No seriously, don’t read anymore until you have seen it in all it’s glory. Ree Drummond is a city-girl turned Rancher’s wife that started a blog chronicling her adventures in her new life and it turned into so much more. She has a book and a cookbook out (that I sadly have not picked up yet) and she even has a cooking show coming soon! Shut up right? I was so excited when I heard that after seeing her Throwdown with Bobby Flay last year that I went right to my DVR to record it and I am so disappointed that it can’t plan that far out Any way, try out the Tasty Kitchen where both Ree’s and reader recipes are featured and her blog, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/05/milky-way-cake/ I think I will have to try this one next because in case you forgot I’m a chocolate addict and it’s making me drool
Saving Dinner by Leanne Ely is a great resource for menu plans, cookbooks and tips and tricks. I was first introduced to her by Flylady, who I may or may not be needing to follow again, through her weekly emails that usually include a great recipe and tips for using seasonal foods or ways to eat healthy for less. I have one of her cookbooks and there are several recipes we cook very often.
Crockpot 365 is a great resource for crockpot cooking. During the summer I try to use my oven as little as possible to keep from heating up the house and the crockpot is a great way to do that. Plus it’s just great to have a quick and easy dinner on nights where we won’t be home until late for whatever reason.
This Lunch Rox is the lovechild of Jamie Schultz, a fellow photographer and mom that makes amazing healthy and creative lunches that are fun for her son to eat at school (and outside). You don’t have to be super health conscious to be inspired by her creativity and could surely take away some great ideas you could modify to fit your family. Not surprisingly she was featured on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution blog in June.
Wine and a Spoon is a collaboration of 5 bloggers posting recipes and sharing stories from their unique perspective. I happen to know one of the bloggers, Elizabeth Newlin, from her previous life working as an editor in tech pubs with my hubby years ago. I enjoy reading whatever she writes whether it’s about food or her crazy misadventures as a realtor and mom to three boys in the East Valley-she has the perfect amount of information, humor and snark LOL. I plan to make the Chicken piccata recipe she posted Thursday soon, even if it’s just for me when the boys go camping, because who can resist something refereed to as “chicken instead of leaves and chalk”? Not me.
Lately my newest source of inspiration is Pinterest. If you aren’t familiar with it it’s like a digital pin board to put all of your interests in one place-like interactive bookmarks. It’s highly addictive and amazing and invitation only (super easy to get one, I may even have a few *wink, wink*). If you are interested in what I’m finding drool-worthy, follow me here!
What are you making lately? I’m always looking for new recipes to try! Oh and guess what? My 4yo with food intolerances may be outgrowing his dairy issues so a whole new world of recipes is reopening to me! We recently tried small amounts of butter and cheese without any noticeable reaction, so fingers crossed I’ll be adding a whole bunch of recipes that I haven’t made in ages!