I’m a baker!

10 Apr


Attempted bread from scratch – it went suprisingly well!

I used a recipe that I found on “The Simple Dollar” here – a finance website, believe it or not. The recipe was extremely helpful because it went step-by-step (perfect for first-timers, like me.)

I started with just plain white and wheat bread (happened to have both types of flower in my cupboard), then on my second try I did a honey/cinnamon/brown sugar loaf – delicious!

Wheat flour is known as being a little bit trickier than white, but I found it to be very easy to work with.

Making your own bread is something that seems super difficult, but in practice was actually very easy. The only thing is that you have to have time to let it rise – two separate hours. Not a quick process, but in my opinion worth it considering how delicious, cheap, and healthy (no preservatives!) the end product is.

Have any good bread recipes I should try? Questions about baking bread? Let me know! I’m thinking italian seasoning might be my next add-in. We’ll see what I have in my spice cabinet…

Brown Sugar Salmon

9 Apr

I took some brown sugar and soy sauce, mixed them in a dish. Then put the salmon in the dish and baked it. Delicious and SUPER easy!!! Served w/frozen broccoli, and a side of nuts & dried fruit for dessert.

Roasted Pears – mmmmm

9 Apr

Roasted Pears w/ Cinnamon and Greek Yogurt

Easiest thing ever, but I feel so sophisticated!!

Just slice the pears in half (if you don’t have fresh pears, just use canned!), bake them for about 10-15 minutes at oh…345 degreees-ish…until they start to get all juicy. Then just take them out, sprinkle with cinnamon/honey, and enjoy!

Side note: If you’re looking for something to make it a more filling snack, add goat cheese, plain yogurt or greek yogurt 🙂

 

Hello world!

9 Apr

OK..so I have become inspired. Or rather…realized my pre-existing inspiration. I LOVE food! I love to cook, especially when I get to try out new (sometimes strange) recipes. Cooking is interesting, and you don’t have to be a classically-taught (read: know-it-all) chef in order to enjoy it.

Thus, I have decided to begin blogging my cooking adventures. Find my blog? Enjoy cooking? Holler, maybe we can swap stories – or even better! – yummy recipes.