As my 26 before 26 list concludes, probably my biggest challenge was cooking 100 new recipes. Ingredients that I cooked for the first time during this journey: risotto (a new fav), mushrooms in a variety of ways, zucchini noodles (zoodles), shrimp, and grits. We had quinoa in soup, as rice, in casseroles, in salad, you name it! Taylor is officially tired of quinoa. I changed my mind about corn during this journey. I think I like it now. We found ways to make deer meat that are really good. You can see my whole 26 before 26 list here!
Before we got married, I had about a dozen meals I could make without a recipe by memory that we both liked. In newlywed life, I branched out a lot but was still repeating meals quite often. You can see all the Pinterest recipes I’ve ACTUALLY cooked now on my Pinterest board “COOKED IT! (Taylor Approved)”. Let’s be honest- the things we pin on Pinterest rarely get crafted or created. BUT.. I discovered a lot of awesome cooking blogs through Pinterest and stepped it up with trying new recipes. I only cooked a meal twice if Taylor requested it so that I was forced to try new recipes. When I had him list his favorites, these are the ones he told me. These are the hall of fame recipes he requests again and again:
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Have you tried recipes from any of these blogs? What is your favorite cooking blog?