Friday, February 22, 2013

What's Cookin Good Lookin?

I'm sure I've mentioned a time or ten that I don't do a whole lot of cooking in our house. Kristian is the cook and he does a damn good job at it. However, there are times when I take over the kitchen to make something for my little family. I don't say that I cook, I say that I follow directions because, well, that's what I'm doing.

Most of the recipes I use I've found on Pinterest (of course). It's funny, we have a ton of cookbooks, but for some reason I only want to cook recipes I find online. Fortunately, I've had pretty good luck with my Pinterest finds. The recipes are all easy (or I wouldn't use them) and the food always turns out well. Kristian thinks Pinterest is pretty silly EXCEPT in regards to the recipes inspiring his wife to actually cook a meal every now and again.

I've been a bit obsessed with our crockpot recently. It's just so damn easy to throw a bunch of stuff in it and 6 hours later dinner is served. Whenever I work from home I try to make something in the crockpot.

I thought it would be nice to go ahead and post some of the recipes I've made lately. These are all super easy and have turned out well. Both Kristian and Hunter have loved all of them and I've made most of them more than once. So because sharing is caring below are my favorites.
A couple of notes:
-The tortellini soup I just made this last night and posted it on IG and had several people want the recipe. It was quite tasty and I'm eating the leftovers for lunch today.

-I think I've made this taco soup once a week for the past month. It's easily because one of our favorite meals and I think the leftovers actually taste better once they are warmed up again. Add a little avocado, sour cream and use some Tostitos scoops and you're all set!

-The chicken and dumplings isn't my favorite of the soups but Kristian loves it and it's SUPER easy to make.




Stephanie said...

I am trying the soup you posted on IG last night, next week. I am hoping we like it. We are having a friend over for dinner tonight and I am making dinner and brownies from 2 pins. Without Pinterest, I would be lost at what to make sometimes. And the crock pot? She is my new best friend!

Have a good weekend :)

Nessa said...

I saw you talking about the tortellini soup recipe on instagram and I'm glad you posted the link here so I could pin it. I plan to buy a crockpot tonight and I definitely want to try that recipe.

Fiona said...

Yum!! This all looks so good. I do a lot of cooking but often the same stuff over and over and over again. I need to try out some new things so thanks for posting these ideas. Just wish I had a crockpot.. they sounds like it makes things a lot easier! Good for you for getting in the kitchen.. looks like you are doing a great job! :)

princess apr said...

I'd love to use my crock pot more, but we're picky. We're not big soup eaters, and I feel so many of the recipes are unhealthy. I do occasionally make pot roast though. I love the idea of the crock pot and I know I'll make something winning eventually in it.

Pinterest is fun. I've had pretty good luck with recipes on there. I need to try some more though.

Holly said...

totally going to make the spinach, cheese and egg bake tonight for dinner!

Nicole-Lynn said...

They all look so yummy! I love using our crockpot too because you have an instant meal when you come home! I always fear that it'll burn our house down though and it makes me very anxious! lol

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Thanks for sharing some recipes! I'm always on the lookout for something new!