Not Mine

I've debated what to call this post. I've gone back-and-forth with "Not Mine" vs. "The Source." I ended up with "Not Mine" obviously. I thought it might catch more attention. For instance, you might ask yourself, "what's not her's? Perhaps I should find out." <Click>. Or something like that. Whereas source is like, "is she writing a history paper or writing some technical stuff? Ehh seems boring."<Move on to something else>.

Either way I was planning on a post about what blogs or websites I visit on a routine basis. Of course, everyone wants to know where I get my fabulous recipes or random thoughts, right?

Simply Recipes - This is a new favorite. I've made savory and sweet recipes from this site and all have come out simply wonderful (pun intended). Recipes include: Oatmeal Raisin cookies, Molasses Spice cookies, Chicken & Apples in Mustard Sauce, Mango Chicken Curry, Stuffed Herbed Chicken, etc. Plus, most are relatively easy to make. Her descriptions are pretty informative and often have some good tips too.

Pioneer Women - My friend Melissa recently introduced me to this blog. The author writes on several different topics, sometimes multiple posts a day. I don't know where she finds the time! I read mostly her food and photography entries. The past week or so I've really tried to catch up on her photography posts in and effort to self educate myself. Photography is a hobby I'd like to develop. I don't have a cool camera, but I think I can still manage some photos. As for her food posts, I've yet to try a recipe, but she gives step-by-step instructions with photos. I would really like to try the meatballs she put up the other day, but with turkey meat instead. Yum!

Healthy Eats - I just can't escape Food Network. It's on TV, I use it's online recipes, it's everywhere. Not surprisingly I follow one of it's blogs. This one is specifically on healthy recipes, polls, facts, etc. For instance, foods to help fight cholesterol, different ways to use a specific ingredient, what's in season and what to do with it, and recipes. Don't quote me, but I think the author was a contestant on the Next Food Network Star.

Closet Cooking - Come to think of it, I don't think I've tried any of this guys recipes. They do look tempting though. I like his writing style and it impresses me that he can do such gourmet stuff from a small kitchen. I really think I might try the roasted eggplant pasta this week though.

Serious Eats - I think this one is fun because it does random posts and is somewhat humorous. I feel this one is more known / widespread. Anyway, there is some cool stuff. For instance, there was a flow chart diagram on the 5-second rule. It also features reviews of restaurants in different cities like Chicago or Seattle. It also has some posts on techniques.

Farmgirl Fare - I used like like this blog a lot more, but her posts the past few months have just been pictures of her dogs, sheep, or of her backyard. It used to have more variety. I still think her daily dose of cute is fun on occasion though.

Other Ones (Just tired of writing about them now) - 101 Cookbooks, The Amateur Gourmet, The Sugars (Geek, Buzz, Yum), Rachel Ray. Yes, there are more. I usually just scan the titles and pick what I want to read.

There you have it. Those are some of the sources (online sources to be accurate). As far as recipes go, I also get some from my cookbooks and magazines - mainly Cooking Light - as well. I hope you might find a new blog to enjoy now too! Let me know if you follow any. I'm always up for new stuff.