Monday, January 28, 2013

I wish I was a food blogger

I seriously wish I had enough time and energy to cook and photograph like many of the food bloggers I follow.

First, I am not that good with a camera.  And usually I forget to take a photo because I am so hungry by the time I finish cooking.

From "Your Cup of Cake"
 I think I have over 100 recipes bookmarked mainly because I love how the food looks in the photos.  I am in envy of all the bloggers who take such great photos of food!

Post photos of delicious looking desserts and I am sold.

From "Oh, Ladycakes"
So I live vicariously through the food/cooking/recipe blogs that I follow and often times I find that the recipes they post with all those amazing pictures really are good recipes and have become favorites in our house.

One of Brian's favorite meals is this Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Rice casserole.  Back in his bachelor days, when he was in college and swimming on the college team he would make rice with chicken and then pour a can of cream of mushroom soup over it.  Add in some broccoli and this was his favorite (and easiest) meal.  Then I came along and I could not make it for him because I did not like how it tasted at all so when I stumbled across this recipe I made it for him and he loved it.  Now I never have to see another can of cream of mushroom soup again.

Last winter I had never made soup before.  I tried this minestrone soup recipe and it knocked Brian's socks off.  He loved it so much that he requests it often in the winter. In fact I made this last night since we were having our neighbors over for dinner.  Delicious.

From "Iowa Girl Eats"
Last year I needed a healthy dish to bring to a potluck and I made this southwestern black bean salad. It turned out delicious and everyone loved it. Now I make it often to bring to parties or serve when I have guests over.
From "Skinnytaste"
And my personal favorite is this mac and cheese recipe I found.  I could eat mac and cheese every day (I could also eat pizza too) but it really can not be that good for you so this recipe was perfect because I can eat a reasonable amount and not feel sick from all the fat.

From "Skinnytaste"

Here are a list of the food and recipe blogs that I currently drool over, I mean follow

Skinnytaste - These recipes are easy and delicious and I usually have most of the ingredients already on hand in the cupboard.

Iowa Girl Eats - LOVE her and all the delicious recipes that she posts!

Peas and Crayons - Some fun and creative recipes plus the creator of "What I ate Wednesday"

Your Cup of Cake - Looking for a cupcake recipe? Look no further. So many different kinds, not enough time!

Raspberri Cupcakes - Gorgeous photos. Enough said.

Oh, Ladycakes - Just found this one so I am still new to it but the pictures say it all.

How Sweet It Is - Noticing a theme here? I seem to love food blogs specifically focused on desserts.

**All photos are not mine and are from Fabulous Food bloggers!


Unknown said...

VICARIOUSLY live'er through all those bloggers too :)


The Unlikely Runner said...

I love Iowa Girl Eats and SkinnyTaste too! I have about 200 recipes pinned on my Pintrest just waiting to be made, but I'm like you and I either forget to take a picture because I'm too hungry or my picture turns out awful and I'd rather not post it. I'll have to give a couple of your suggestions a try!

Joanne said...

I'm such a foodie! I love to cook it, bake it and eat it. My favorite food bloggers are the ones with lots of delicious photos as well.

misszippy said...

You do like your dessert recipes! I agree--I wish I was more talented in that area. I do love to cook (not bake) and steal lots of great recipes from these folks. It's fun to be exposed to so many new/great ideas.

RunningJunkie said...

I think we all do the same thing!

Especially with desserts! I print off a TON of recipes. Bad thing is I end up making most of them too:-(

Erica Gorman said...

mmmm.....I wish I could take yummy pictures too!

Amy said...

Oh, me too! I just can't get organized enough to take pics every step of the way. I'm also not a talented enough photographer to make my pics look so yummy!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Thanks for sharing some of your favorite recipes. I have kind of made all of my stand by ones for my boyfriend so am looking for new ideas. That minestrone soup looks SO good!!

Glenn Jones said...

This post is bookmarked. Doing the minestrone this weekend!

Anonymous said...

I should start pinning recipes, I always make the exact same dinner. The pictures look soo yummy!!!!