Kitchen Adventures!

I am going to call these posts as titled, because for those who know me, know that I can’t cook to save my life. I am therefore grateful for a husband to who is culinarily able. I am sure, culinarily, is not a word.

This is something I would like to improve because I am a mom and because three girls need to learn to cook from someone. I did not include this on my expectations list, ba-cause. So, in an effort to improve my culinary (lack of) skills, I am going to share my attempts, good and bad, at “new” food that I would not normally know what or how to cook.

This week, I finally decided to try a one of Bon Appetit Magazine’s recipe, instead of just drooling over their food porn. Don’t get too excited, it’s just a pancake recipe. I gotta start slow 🙂

I also attempted some random recipe I found online with nutella.

Food 1: Peach Dutch Baby Pancake with Strawberry Compote


You can find the recipe here.

The BonApp recipe called for a cherry compote, but I like strawberries better. It turned out pretty good, and the girls ate it, too 🙂

It was a tad bit under cooked in the middle, so it tasted a bit like a crepe in the middle, but with the peach and the strawberry distracting my taste buds, it didn’t matter, it was really good. So, I consider this one a success.

Food 2: Nutella Cake Chewy Bars

I was itching to make something with the untouched Nutella jar in the pantry, and I tripped up on this recipe.

I did not change anything and followed this one to the tee,well minus the chocolate sprinkles. I thought it was under cooked as well, but it is supposed to be chewy and so I guess it was just right. This one was a hit with the whole family and they devoured it, I got pictures, well of Aspen, up there devouring them 🙂

You should try these because these are the easiest recipes that I have ever tried to make and if you mess them up, they might still taste really good! 🙂

I hope to make a series out of these posts, and hopefully, improve in the kitchen 🙂

4 thoughts on “Kitchen Adventures!

  1. Paris says:

    Love Dutch baby pancakes! We made them once & it’s awesome how they puff up like a souffle. We had ours with macerated berries & powdered sugar. I never thought to put in fruit along with the batter, so we’ll probably try something similar next time.

    Yeah, just keep trying stuff. Cooking/baking is pretty intuitive, so once you familiarize yourself with the processes & motions, it’s a piece of cake (pun intended!).

    And also because you know I always have to put in a feminist chime: I don’t think it’s absolutely obligatory for you to learn how to cook just because you’re a mom 🙂 Cook because you want to, because you enjoy it, and because it makes you happy.
    Mother hardly ever cooked when we were growing up, aside from the occasional dessert or so; it was from Father & Dors that I learned how to cook. Even then, I learned a lot just from watching.
    I think it’s awesome that you’re wanting to learn more though & I’m really proud of you for taking on the task. Even though the girls are smart & would learn regardless, cooking/baking with them is another awesome way for you to be involved in their development.

    IMO, everyone should learn/know how to cook for simple reason that it helps people become self-sufficient, independent, appreciate cuisine, and save money. Also, it’s just really fun!

    • Janis Gabriel says:

      I love your feminist blurbs on my posts! But I am doing it mostly to better myself. Also, I agree with your other statement because the girls are learning how to cook from their dad,mostly, not me, lol. And let me know how your pancake turns out!

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