The last couple months i have had some extra time on my hands (another story all together) and throught that extra time i have started cooking a lot.
Lots of large, hardy, filling meals. Meals like my mom use to cook. Meals that warm both the heart and soul.
I dare not call my food soul food but for me it is all the things soul food are meant to be.
While i have always used Food.com to find interesting and new recipes i have found that i like blogs more. They are more personal and more
One of my favorites is The Pioneer Woman Cooks. If you havent been introduced to The Pioneer Woman, Dee Drummond, you have been missing out. She not only cooks, Dee blogs, homeschools, feeds cattle ranchers all day and night, crafts, travels, raises kids, perfects photography, and has her own show on Food Network!!!!
She is a true superwoman, but you would never hear her admit that. She gives moms like me hope and a guiding light. And did i mention her cooking is A-MAZING!!!!
A few weeks ago i stumbled upon another foody treat through another blog. And it was love at first reading.
Jamie Cooks It Up is a delightful blog filled with delicious recipes and relatable stories. Jamie is a very down-to-earth mother of 5. She has been blogging Since 2009 and all though i dont think i can believe it she says she couldnt cook a lick when she got married.
These two ladies have taken up about 95 percent of my food board on Pinterest (and if you dont know what that is ask somebody cause its amazing).
So point being is i am cooking like mad. Making things i didnt know i had in me. Filling my family's bellies and hearts with warmth and love.
Its a great feeling!