Although, I often draw inspiration from chefs and cookbooks, I get a ton of ideas simply from browsing TeamSugar. I know I'm not alone: Not too long ago, FinnLover wrote about all the reader recipes she's tried over the last several months. Not only did many recipes (like Twinkle's Tomato and Avocado Salsa above) become part of her new cooking repertoire, but making them also sparked her creativity. For instance, after she made Twinkle's recipe for Finnish pancakes, FinnLover combined her leftovers with asparagus, béchamel, Swiss, and ham to make an entirely different dish.
This year, I know that plenty of you have resolved to cook more frequently and explore new techniques and flavors. Don't forget to post them in the Kitchen Goddess group! To see more of FinnLover's tantalizing masterpieces, read more.