Thursday, October 16, 2008

Keeping Creative Kitchens - Week 2!

I think one of the greatest ways to feel motivated and creative in the kitchen is to subscribe to at least one cooking magazine. The full-color pictures, recipes, stories, and information just make you want to cook! I especially love the pictures. It also makes the mail more exciting and I always look forward to their (I subscribe to more than my fair share - most are gifts :)) arrival.

There are several magazines that I enjoy but I'll just highlight one today. Food & Wine is an amazing magazine. Even if you don't like wine or don't drink at all, the articles are interesting and the wine country pictures are stunning. I love it for the recipes and pictures. It is gourmet without being impossibly hard. They feature various chefs and sometimes include recipes from well-known restaurants. They use ingredients in creative ways and everything always looks and sounds delicious!

The most recent issue has an article on how to make your own ricotta cheese and includes several recipes for using it - very interesting! It also took a look at the classic apple pie and gave variations on an old favorite. They recently had an issue that gave their top 30 recipes of the past 30 years - all seemed pretty easy and I can't wait to try some of them. So beat the dinner time blues by subscribing to a cooking magazine! Whether you make the recipes or not, I think you will enjoy it and find inspiration.

Happy Thursday, everyone! Thanks for stopping by Keeping Creative Kitchens! I'm looking forward to all your great ideas, recipes, and resources. Feel free to grab the banner for your post.

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2) Your entry can include a new recipe (either your own creation or a new-to-you-recipe), favorite recipe, success, tablescape/centerpiece, short-cut, ingredient, tradition, book, magazine, tool or gadget, food photos, recipe website or any thing else that keeps you inspired in your kitchen.
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Hope you have fun, meet new people, learn a few things, feel encouraged, and find inspiration as you prepare meals, care for your family, and entertain!

1 comment:

Heather L. said...

okay, I need to borrow one of those! Boy do I love cooking magazines! I managed to go to B&N the other night and it was so fun to grab a whole stack and read through them!