It’s wrap up day for the Cook Easy Foodie Blogger Challenge. 30 days of recipes and tips for easier cooking during the month. Now to take a bunch of this stuff I created and learned and make some new products for all of you 🙂
That leads me to todays topic…what’s my favorite thing to cook?
Heavens I didn’t even know what to type up for that one. I’ve posted so many recipes over there years. Never have I thought of what my favorite thing to cook is.
With a lot of thought I’d have to say my favorite thing to cook may not be considered cooking. Thinking about things I like to cook leads me to why I like cooking them. Items I like to cook are things that I get the most raves about. Imagine that huh? Ego plays a big part in it. It’s also lead those recipes to get better and better because I focus on them.
I love to smoke meats, especially salmon. But I’m quite fond of a good slab of beef going on there since there are so many meals I can create with shredded beef. Then my crusty french bread and macaroni salad.
The macaroni salad is just a recipe that gets passed down in the family. We grow up making it as soon as we can stir. It’s ingrained in 4 generations of us know. My daughter and I have played a lot with additions to it in the last few years. But she knows the tricks for it. Sure if you go online you can find the recipe somewhere online but it’s one of those family things that isn’t written down in our house and I don’t give the “secret” ingredient out. lol
I think smoking meat is calming. I have to stay home all day to do it and I have to pay attention. We have just the standard old Big Chief and it works great but it requires you to put more wood chips on every 20-40 minutes. It’s quite a process but one I find really rewarding once we’ve broken into the meat and we’re all raving. It forces me to hang out and deep clean a section of the house or really get some writing done.
The rub that I use as my base is this Spicy BBQ rub. From this recipe I can make alterations to go with any side dishes or to change it up to enhance any meat. Well any meat except my salmon, that I brine or marinade.
I’m excited about how much traffic this blog challenge brought to my site. I’m looking forward to getting some serious promotions going and bringing it to even more foodie bloggers. We all need a challenge to get ideas going here and there. By doing the challenge I came up with many ideas for posts and recipes that will keep me going for many months to come.
If you have a foodie blog, I encourage you to go to day 1 and start working through it. You don’t have to blog every day for 30 days but just use the topics and let them spark your creativity. If you regularly blog twice a week then those 30 topic starters will last you almost 4 months! Then make sure you stop by the coordinating days post and leave me a link to your blog post so I can stop by.
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