Over the previous year I've really gotten more and more adventurous. I now make my own taco seasoning, use only homemade spaghetti sauce and make cookies, cakes, muffins, pancakes, waffles, etc from scratch - no boxed mixes here! I'm trying to use less packaged foods and lots more fresh ingredients (and lots of canned tomatoes). Most of my inspiration comes from various food blogs. In fact, there are 20 food blogs are on my google reader - yikes! I'm also completely obsessed with the website Tastespotting. Almost every night I'm not working, I'll curl up with my laptop and look through the gorgeous pictures of delicious looking food.
I definitely have had some flops, but I'm getting more and more confident with my skills. Now, if only I could manage to stop burning, cutting or injuring myself in other ways in the kitchen, things would be great. Here's some of what I've been cooking up lately:
|Blueberry muffins with fresh blueberries|
|Pizza with homemade dough - my 1st time working with yeast|
|Yellow cake, chocolate frosting (all from scratch) with some decorative touches|
|Yeasty dough - smells so yummy|
|Banana cake + cream cheese frosting = delicious|
|Blackberry muffins (forgot to flour the blackberries)|
|Waffles from scratch - soo much better than Aunt Jemima!|
|Chocolate cupcakes, oreo whipped cream frosting|
|Steak nachos using leftover homemade carne asada|
This doesn't even scratch the surface of what I've been making. I just usually don't photograph things - especially dinner because I'm too busy eating it ;o) Did I make you hungry? Go get creative in your kitchen, its so much fun and so rewarding!!