Trying to figure out what you're going to eat this week? Don't want to spend money on recipes? Check out a cooking blog.
One of my favorites is Smitten Kitchen. Great variety of foods, beautiful pictures, and a blogger who makes you feel like a member of her kitchen. I want to try everything Deb makes. Last week my boyfriend and I made her spaghetti and meatballs. You might think it's a simple meal, but meatballs are pretty intense. If you don't roll them enough, they fall apart. If you roll them too much, they're too tough. Deb pointed out that, when browning the meatballs (prior to being added to the sauce, you should not crowd the meatballs. I didn't really take her seriously, and for a good five minutes I was shooting, "Oh God! They're crowding! Oh God! I didn't mean to! Damnit! Damnit!" So from now on I'll take Deb's warnings seriously, because she knows her stuff. And even though my meatballs were half-meatballs, half-meat sauce, it was still amazingly delicious.
Like my favorite webcomics, there will be more recipes/cooking blogs to come. But we're starting out with a great one!
(Anyone want to make the pink lady cake with me? Or rather, share it with me?)