Mixin’ it up!

I’ve been doing a bunch of cooking and baking lately and have been asked for the receipes I use.  I always modify a bit, a little more of this a little less of that, a subsitution here — you get the drift.

Allrecipes.com is one of my favorite sites.  I find everything there baking to cooking with all kinds of ingredients and good reviews to check over.

Here are a few of my recent favorites.

Worlds Best Lasagna with over 5000 reviews and 5 stars you can’t go wrong.  I personally think the fennel in here makes this amazing.  I’ve done it with ground turkey instead of ground beef and it works just as well.

Another thing I do which seems obvious to me is go to the source.  Cooking southern?  Emeril or Paula Dean definitely know their way around that type of cookin’.  I’ve made Paula Dean’s gumbo a few times now and it always gets rave reviews, both from guests and from my southern hubby 😉

I admit I’m a stalker of the Pioneer Woman and love how famous she’s become!  She had a guest blogger/vistor at the ranch last year and they made this fabulous recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala–sometimes you have to change it up a bit!  I’ve made it a few times since then and we all love it.

My latest favorite is “artisan bread”.  Sounds fancy right?  I was looking for a new bread recipe a couple of weeks ago and stumbled into this.  Apparently there is a book that has lots of fun and interesting versions.  You have to make it a day or so in advance but it literally takes 5 min and I love the results.  We’ve brought it to friends houses, served it to guests and eat it as fast as we cut it out of the oven at home.  This recipe is easy and I mean really easy.  Four ingredients.  I’ve used both white and a mix of white and wheat flour–both delicious.  Curious?  I could write it out here but love the pictures here.

Would love to hear your favorite recipes and get ideas for other foods in the comments!

About Diana

Wife, Mother, Sister, Daughter, Friend, Explorer, Dreamer. Moving from a small town in Northern VA to the even smaller island of St. Thomas, USVI.
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