Are you on pinterest? It is a big sorce of inspiration for me! I attempt to make 1-2 new recipes a week and mix it in with old favorites. before long, you will feel more confident in your cooking and mixing abilities!
this is me too!
Me three!! DH and I sit down together and scan through the "food and drink" category and pin things that look good to us. We keep track of the ones that are good by putting them in our recipe book and delete the ones that we won't make again.
As for trying to cook with herbs, just try adding different ones to recipes you already make until you get familiar with ones you like and what goes good with certain dishes.