The ever-awesome Trish from Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity is hosting Cook It Up! A Cookbook Challenge! While Trish will be focusing on one specific cookbook per month, she's leaving the guidelines wide open for those of us who might want to make this challenge work a bit differently.
I'm going to challenge myself to try one new recipe from a printed cookbook per week through the months of July and August. Starting this week!
David and I put several cookbooks on our wedding registries, including Barefoot Contessa at Home and The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier. Straight off, Ree Drummond's Pioneer Woman recipes are more of our natural ilk. She's from Oklahoma, we're from Texas. There wasn't anything super surprising in this book, but it does have some yummy-looking twists on things we're already familiar with making: quesadillas, tacos, quiche and the like.
Ina Garten's book is a little more outside our norm. That's not to say that anything is especially difficult or out of our comfort zone...just more things we wouldn't default to in our everyday life. Definitely looking forward to delving into this one further!
Our family could probably eat Asian cuisine every day of the week. We love it that much! I thought it would be great to try some Japanese dishes at home, so I ordered Everyday Harumi after looking over some recommendations. I'm seriously excited to try these recipes.
I've had both Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking and Deceptively Delicious for quite a while now. I've tried a few recipes from Food that I really liked, but I haven't tried enough. Alas, I haven't made anything from Deceptively Delicious, which is about using veggie purees in recipes as a way of sneaking more veggies in on the kiddo. While Greyson is pretty good about trying everything on his dinner plate (and sometimes it calls for bribery), I'm all for additional veggies that he doesn't even realize are there! And it wouldn't hurt David and me to get more veggies either. Ha!
I hope you'll consider joining! Mostly because I want to know what you cook and how you like it. Call me a foodie voyeur.