Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cooking :)

I remember when I was little, I didn't like cooking that much.  I thought it was boring combining a whole bunch of ingredients knowing exactly what it was going to turn out as.  But now, all of a sudden, I just can't stop thinking about all of the different kinds of recipes just waiting to be made!!  OK, I should clear some things up a bit first.  So remember when I said we were moving to Seattle?  Well, my dad's job didn't work out so he decided we would all be better off back in Ohio!  I still can't believe it! I thought I was saying goodbye to all of my friends for the last time!! ;(  I am actually really glad to be back home now, I was excited to be in Seattle, but I think my family and I have built up a strong relationship to all of our friends who live here.  We've also been missing our house, thankfully it wasn't sold in the time we were gone.  (about 1 month.)  But back on topic when we were in Seattle, I decided I would watch some of the cooking shows on Food Network.  I watched for quite a while and got really interested in the whole business of cooking.  I started making my own food practicing in the little kitchen that we got in our apartment.  I started off by making my own recipes, like some simple fruit salads, and some pecans toasted with some brown sugar (this is really good) and some dried cranberries on top.  But now, I've watched so many different shows and learned a whole bunch of cool techniques, I'm cooking full dinners for my family!  About a week ago I cooked some spicy chicken thighs with a peach/raspberry sauce and some chopped avocados and parsley for the topping.  And for the dessert I made my own peach puff pastry.  Which you can see in the picture above:)  I have another blog called http://kidzinthekitchen.blogspot.com/ which will have a bunch of recipes posted on it.  I'm thinking about maybe combining that blog to this blog here.  I currently have four blogs in total, and it's kind of hard to keep up with every one.  So if I do I'll be talking about cooking a lot!

P.S. Do you think I should combine my cooking blog with this one or not??  please tell me what you think! :)

Thanks
Alyssa :)