January 24, 2011

I Am Amazed by cooking!!!

I have been cooking A LOT lately!  We are trying to eat in more and that results in me cooking more.  While cooking, I am also trying to be creative in what I cook so that we don't have to buy as many extras (ie: hamburger buns) when we are grocery shopping.  At first I wasn't so sure I would like doing this much cooking at home.  However, I have been pleasantly surprised in that I am really really really enjoying the cooking I have been doing!

In the last week alone I have tried new recipes at least 3 times and actually made up my own once.  Its fun! 

I made homemade hamburger buns from this recipe: The Farm Girl Hamburger Buns.  They turned out FABULOUS!!!   Here is a picture of how mine turned out... please excuse our "fancy china"... we don't like to do dishes at our house!

To go on those hamburger buns I made homemade BBQ pulled chicken in the crock pot.  It was fabulously easy and tasted good too!  I just put two chicken breasts in my small crock pot and added a little Dr. pepper.  Yes, you read that right... Dr. pepper!  Then I added some wonderful Silver Dollar City BBQ sauce (our favorite!) and some Famous Dave's Rib Rub seasoning.  I let it cook and cook and cook some more.  Eventually it was cooked enough it kind of half fell apart and I half pulled it apart.  That was it... it tasted wonderful on those homemade buns! 

Other new recipes I tried this week that we liked were: baked spaghetti, ham and cheese bow ties, and Disney Boardwalk Bakery's brownie cheesecake!  They were all delicious and I can't wait to make them again! 

I am liking this cooking thing... especially when I can find new recipes that we like!



  1. Cooking at home is AWESOME! I love it!


  2. I agree... it is so good to cook at home! :-)