I love to cook at home because it saves money and allows me to know exactly what I am eating and how healthy it is. I typically cook dinner at home 5 or 6 nights out of the week. But this doesn’t mean that I am some kind of creative genius in the kitchen. In fact, I would consider myself kind of the opposite. I don’t experiment and make my own recipes, I just follow everyone else’s. And when I say I follow recipes, I do mean it in the strictest sense of the word because I follow recipes to a tee – measuring cups and spoons are used pretty unashamedly, even if I am recreating a dish I have made several times before.
Since I am less than confident and adventurous in the kitchen, I have a pretty set collection of meals that have proven successful and I am 98% sure I can make every time without screwing up. The options used to include maybe 8 things that Jeremy and I both got insanely sick of. But recently that collection has expanded significantly and I owe it all to a number of bloggers who are infinitely more skilled in recipe experimentation and creation than I will ever be.
Here are several of the recipes that I have been making repeatedly over the past several months and really love. All of them require fairly minimal ingredients, time, and cooking skills which should have been a given based on how I just described my cooking prowess.
I hope these links will help you to mix up your meal selection as well.
Are you really creative/experimental when it comes to cooking or do you like to stick to recipes? What is one of your favorite, go-to recipes or meals?