It sounds exciting to me! The truth is, I rarely follow recipes. I guess I've always been a "rule breaker," but with age comes maturity and responsibility. The only rules I
Two Things I've Learned About Cooking That Define My Cooking Style
(1) Restaurant food typically tastes really amazing because when compared to any started recipe, restaurants over-season everything on the menu.
(2) They cook with lots of butter, lard, and oil.
When I learned those two things, I started cooking with a ton of spices and butters! Everything I made tasted heavenly. And then, I gained 20 pounds. While cooking with butter does make everything taste better, it's not for me. I've experimented with spices and found that most basic meals start out with meat and rice (or noodles). Use my [Spice] Cheat Sheet as a guide for creating ethnic meals simply by getting creative with your spice rack!
Don't forget to bring wild experiments into the kitchen, passion onto the counter-tops, and madness onto the tables. Cooking doesn't have to be boring, and it certainly doesn't have to be tame. =) This is the first time I've ever created a "printable" or anything, so if you guys like it, grab it, or use it please let me know! Also, while I'm not an expert, I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have! Comment or e-mail me at MyNewWifeLife(at)AOL(dot)COM. Have a great day!