2015 Blog Goals and Cooking with aunt Michelle

I'm usually pretty private about my goals, I guess sometimes they can be rather silly. (I just had 2 cups of local Muggswigz java and I'm rather excited to write this post)

Anyway, I wanted to share my blog's goals for this 2015. I find blogging to be a cathartic experience and specially love looking back at my family memories. If I can do more even better but I thought it would be helpful to lay some ground rules and define some criteria for the blog.

  1. A weekly post about my family adventures.
  2. Crafts! My kids love them and so do I! Do a weekly post on a craft(s) and our experience with it. 
  3. A monthly My kid's report post 
  4. Family portrait, one per season.
  5. A monthly post about music, books and/or a cooking session.

There you have it, simple yet fulfilling. E voilá!

Now, onto cooking with aunt Michelle...

They made a good team in the kitchen.

They made a good team in the kitchen.

Dominika wanted to cut some cookies too! I love that no matter what, she makes her little voice heard^.^

Dominika wanted to cut some cookies too! I love that no matter what, she makes her little voice heard^.^

This mixer entertained him more than you can imagine;)

This mixer entertained him more than you can imagine;)

So we had the pleasure to visit aunt Michelle's home. She got married recently, and they moved to a brand new place. Her and Mark Jacinto baked delicious chocolate homemade ninja cookies( he loves ninjas!). The kid was pumped! Each time he heard the sound of the mixer he was literally jumping up and down. Oh, to have the heart of a kid! 

Cooking as a team=)

Cooking as a team=)

Grandma and Dominika bonding through play-dough.

Grandma and Dominika bonding through play-dough.

We had a wonderful time together. We made a pepperoni and cheese pizza and a pesto and veggie pizza. Boy was the crust amazing!. We used a recipe from the book  The Pioneer Woman Cooks

This book left me intrigued for the other recipes, which were basically comfort foods at their best. The pizza crust was seriously great. It's consistency, not too thick nor too thin with enough density to create equilibrium between the cheese/toppings and the crust. 

What have you cooked lately that has inspired you to explore more in the kitchen? Do you enjoy cooking with others, or is cooking solo a better experience for you? (Assuming that you do enjoy cooking at all) I'm curious...