Fooding Anew

We’re all familiar with the Food Network, with culinary giants Geoffrey Zakarian, Giada de Laurentiis, Ina Garten, etc–and it’s always exciting to watch them construct new and delicious-looking creations on all of their cooking shows. Their food is delicate, sophisticated, and carried out with expertise and confidence that average people like me can only admire. But it’s also great to look at cooking through other lenses–through people who are not celebrities, but give us the same amount of satisfaction and inspiration with their ideas. Their ideas are simple, but amazingly fun and interesting. I love learning new recipes through looking at videos, and thought I would share one with you all today–it’s a series I discovered last year, but they’ve updated it considerably since then, and I thought you would all enjoy it (I definitely did). It’s super creative, fun, and a really cute way of sharing recipes.

Enjoy!

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New Year, New Foods

Greetings everyone, and happy new year! It’s been some time since the last post.

What are your plans for this new year?

As the first post of 2014, I thought I’d post some New Year’s Resolutions for this blog that coincide with my personal resolutions!

1) Post more challenging, but more awesome food recipes
Okay, maybe not more challenging, but definitely some more delicate, detailed recipes. I’d also like to harness my own cooking/baking skills and see if I’m up to making them myself. Doesn’t this look incredible?

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Once school calms down and I have more free time, I’d love to take up challenges like this.

2) Post more fun recipes
I always browse the internet and end up seeing things like Monkey Bread Pizzas, and I’ve always wanted to make them. So much. They look super fun, and I’m sure there are a ton of variations and things you could do to liven up the flavor. How can you resist bite sized pizzas? They kind of remind me of the bagel bites we used to have when we were young.
Pepperoni-Pizza Monkey Bread...gonna have to try this the next time I have the GrandPixies over!

3) Post more healthy recipes
For a long time now, I’ve been trying to eat more healthily, only because I know I’ve indulged in a lot of delicious, but terribly unhealthy things up till now. It’d be great if I could find (and share) some easy, healthy recipes that are just as delicious as the ones with multiple sticks of butter in them (Hi Paula Deen).

Arugula salad with beets and gorgonzola cheese

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4) Post more often
Of course! I hope you’ll look forward to my future posts.

Happy 2014 everyone!

Life is a box of…crackers? (recipe included)

Sometimes life is like a burnt cracker. We throw everything together and hope for the best. And sometimes it works out.

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But not always.

As we make our way through high school, through college, and to life beyond, things get overwhelming–we close our eyes just momentarily, and it seems as if everything has gone wrong. It’s just like a cracker–all the goodies are in there, but one look away from the oven, and all your hard work has been wasted. We can only watch as our lives (and the crackers) burn to a crisp.

So how should we avoid this?

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“Make me a sandwich!” (recipe included)

Go back to the kitchen and make me a sandwich.”

Ah, the lovely words of man. It is often said that “women belong in the kitchen.” You know, maybe it’s true. Maybe only women are intelligent enough to handle kitchen utensils. Maybe only women are capable of preparing food for themselves. Maybe it is up to women to keep men alive, because men don’t know how to feed themselves.

Mmmm.

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