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I heart trying new recipes

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I cooked this crazy-good Moroccan chickpea, kale and couscous recipe when Phil was in town last December.

I really love the process of reading through recipes, imagining the ingredients coming together to make flavors and textures and then choosing and making one. It’s quite gratifying for me to finish cooking something new. And I love hearing feedback from those I serve it to (usually just Matt, but on the day represented in these photos my baby bro was in town, too).

In fact, I like this process so much that I hardly ever follow a recipe twice. Sure, we have our standby meals that we make over and over. But the ones I try from a recipe book are usually one-timers, even if we love them, because there are just so many out there to try!

Product/technique notes:
I created this layout using this cool sketch from the Paper Bakery blog, and I’m entering in their sketch contest. The patterned papers are from We R Memory Keepers.
Paper Bakery's sketch by Juliana Micheals

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  • Juliana May 5, 2013, 9:35 am

    Fabulous layout! There is something totally fun about trying a new recipe…especially if the end result is yummy!
    Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Bakery!!!

  • Sarah Hill May 6, 2013, 4:25 am

    Such a fun page. I like trying new recipes too!! Thanks for playing along :) I’m glad you were able to link up both layouts.

  • Tegan Skwiat May 6, 2013, 7:30 am

    LOVE THIS! I love all of the clean lines, that you used 2 doilies and a paper element, the paper bow! I hope you can play along with The Paper Bakery again! I’d love to see your take on more sketches! :)

  • Sandi T May 6, 2013, 11:55 am

    Love what you’ve done with the sketch……so yummy! Tks. for playing along with us at The Paper Bakery!

  • Ashley Horton May 6, 2013, 1:21 pm

    Such a great page!! Love the mix of colors and patterns and the cute pleated flower!! Great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us @ The Paper Bakery!

  • Katrina May 6, 2013, 10:50 pm

    Great take on the sketch! And you are inspiring me to get those recipe pictures scrapped! I always take pics when I make a new one and then I forget to do layouts about them! Thanks for playing along with us @ The Paper Bakery!

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