First and foremost, I must pay reverence to my all-time favorite blog and culinary muse – http://smittenkitchen.com. It is run by a lady named Deb who lives in a small apartment in New York City. Reading Deb’s daily dose and scrolling through her scrumptious pictures is an instant guarantee that a) you’ll start cooking and b) you’ll start blogging. Although my finished food products from recipes on the blog (on the left) do not compare visually with the prodigal Deb’s (on the right), these creations sure were tasty.

My attempt at "sweet potato rounds with pecan and goat cheese" http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/11/sweet-potatoes-with-pecans-and-goat-cheese/

The scrumptious, multiple-layer "dobos torte" http://smittenkitchen.com/2011/06/dobos-torte/

Don’t cook? Pay a visit to Smitten Kitchen. It’s divine.