Get-Well-Quickly Tomato Soup
When the question
What do I want to make for such-and-such occasion?
elicits thundering silence from the far reaches of my brain, I head straight to one of four websites, each of them fun to read, easily searchable and well-maintained.
Simply Recipes : Owner Elise Bauer offers a succinct, well-written introduction to each item and an excellent photo of the finished dish. A few posts that have inspired me: Chicken Salad With Tarragon, Asparagus, Tuscan Scrambled Eggs.
Smitten Kitchen: Deb cooks in her tiny New York kitchen apartment and presents her recipes with chatty back story and lovely photos illustrating various stages on the way to her final product. What has captured my attention? Best Birthday Cake, Granola Bars, Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Lemon Pasta.
The Pioneer Woman: Ree Drummond is not exclusively a food blogger, but gives a lot of love to the food section of her website. Writing with a light hand and good humor, she shares recipes beloved by herself and her family, each one illustrated with step-by-step photos of the preparation process. I can’t wait to try: Spaghetti With Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes, Cinnamon Rolls 101, Olive Cheese Bread.
(Photo courtesy of Homesick Texan)
Homesick Texan: This Texas ex-pat lives in New York City and indulges her passion for food and photography in a blog highlighting food from the Lone Star State. She provides pleasant introductions to her recipes, often featuring family kitchen memories associated with the dish at hand. I’ve enjoyed: Salsa Salvation: Ninfa’s Green Sauce, Everything’s Better With Biscuits, What’s In Your English Pea Salad?
Are you familiar with these sites? Check them out and let me know what looks good to you. Do you have a favorite food blogger? Please share! I’m always eager to learn a new source for culinary inspiration.