I absolutely love food blogging. But I have to confess, there’s one thing about my pre-recipe-developing days that I really miss sometimes about cooking – not measuring stuff.
Before I started sharing recipes with you, I was totally “that cook” who prided herself on rarely pulling out a measuring cup or spoon. Sure, I usually had to do so for baking. But for cooking? I loved tossing in a “glug” of this here, a “pinch” of that there, a “handful” of that here, and a “sprinkle” of that there….you know, “eyeing it”. It’s definitely my favorite way to cook. And arguably, it’s the way that people have cooked for most of history and still continue to cook today in most countries around the world.
Last night, I taught a cooking class for the first time in years. And it was so much fun!!
I actually get asked to teach cooking classes pretty often, and cater, both of which I have decided I don’t enjoy all that much. But this one was for my church, as part of these cool “institutes” we do quarterly. And they are awesome. So I agreed to do it. :)
I love traveling abroad. But without a doubt, there are always a few things I appreciate all the more about the States whenever I return. A few I’m extra-appreciating this week?
Ice (and iced coffee)
The insect kingdom remaining outside
The option to flush toilet paper
My own bed
Friends/family/dog/neighborhood/all that jazz…
…and fried food
I know. The last one came as a total shocker to me too, since it is the very rare occasion that I crave fried food. But the second I stepped food in the Atlanta airport and walked by a TGIFridays, the smells of everything fried and greasy and down right ‘Merican were calling my name. Of all the things.
Everyone has their own entertaining style, usually learned through trial and (in my case, more than a few inedible) errors.
Some of my friends specialize in cooking brunch. Some only grill. Some keep it simple with popcorn and apps. Some enjoy designing elaborate Pin-spired five-course experiences, complete with perfect tablescapes and signature drinks and the like. Some plan far out in advance. Some shoot you a text half an hour beforehand. But they’re all different, and I love it.
Hey guess what? I made you a new recipe with your three favorite words in the title — slow cooker chicken.
That’s right. Without fail, requests for slow cooker recipes and chicken recipes seem to far outweigh all other topics in surveys and your emails. So today I’m doing a two-for-one and also introducing a healthier new take on a classic — Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken!
First of all, let’s talk about my home sweet home in the Land of Oz — Kansas City! It’s no news that “there’s no place like home” for me when it comes to KC. I adore everything about living here — my amazing friends, my family, my loft, my neighborhood, my Chiefs, my church, my coffee shop, my favorite places to hang out, and of course, all of the amazing local restaurants we have here. But without a doubt, there’s no way you can live in Kansas City and also not develop an appreciation for all things BBQ.