So a few weeks ago I was talking with my brother and he mentioned he had tried a recipe off here recently. Then he asked, "So, where do you get all these recipes from?" That question made me realize that I never really talk about where my recipes come from.
So I thought I should remedy that.
Here's the big secret: I write/create all the recipes on here. Well, actually there are a few recipes here and there that I didn't write, those being the Griddle Cakes, The World's Best Banana Bread, and the Caesar Salad Dressing. The sources from all of those appear near the recipe title at the end of each post.
But other than those few recipes, the rest of it comes from my kitchen. My family and I often drive to Colorado (Denver is way more fun than our little town!) or up to northern Wyoming where my in-laws live and during those long drives I'll end up getting into my "cooking zone." In this "zone" I start thinking about recipes: things I want to try, favorite recipes of mine that I still need to share with y'all, trying a twist on a traditional recipe, etc.
Then I make a list and work off that list. Sometimes the recipes turn out to be just so-so or complete flops so I just rip up the paper and y'all are saved from bland food. Because bland food makes me want to cry and I like y'all too much to do that to you.
Like the other night I make a caramelized onion pizza with a cornmeal crust. Sounds good, right? It was okay. But just okay.