Besides my amazing family (who, of course, inspire me!), food always sparks creativity and inspiration. The vibrant colors, delicious flavors, endless possibilities... Yesterday I made pork chops w/onions, peppers, and pineapple, cheesy scalloped potatoes, and raspberry cobbler. Earlier this month, I grilled the vegetables below and we enjoyed hamburgers and those gorgeous cherries.
I love it when I have time to wander through the grocery store and allow myself to take in all the ingredients, the fresh produce, the cheese (a rarity, thus I'm not generally a fan of grocery shopping :)). I can't help but occasionally splurge on an item like fresh mozzarella - it begs to be used. I delight in making food that my family and friends enjoy. And I thoroughly enjoy dreaming up new recipes and thinking about new ingredients. So, I think it's fair to say that food inspires me. What inspires you?