Recipes We've Been Making

I am always cooking up new recipes as I just love to experiment in the kitchen.  I often take photos and share the recipes on my blog because I rarely actually follow a recipe or it's instructions!  There are times however where we make little to no changes and so I don't share them as they aren't mine.

But I can't tell you how many times we've tried a recipe, loved it, and then were never able to find the same one again!  Does that happen to you?

I thought one way I might be able to prevent that was to start a mini blog series where I hope to share at least a few times a year what recipes we've been trying.  I'll give the name of the recipe, a link to the blog where we found it and one of my own pictures.




Here are the ones we've been trying lately:

Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cupcakes by The First Year; we did use Nilla wafers for the crust instead of dealing with chocolate chip cookie dough and I used full sized chocolate chips in the cheesecake since that's what I had on hand but they were delicious and oh so easy! (The other half were our chocolate cheesecakes we made for my birthday)




We made this Fastest No Knead Bread by Jenny Can Cook early on in the pandemic and I spent a whole day trying to find this recipe again.  It is the best tasting bread and it is so easy to make!  In under two hours we had a delicious crunchy bread with a soft warm center.




My oldest son constantly requests chicken Parmesan for dinner as it is his favorite meal so I was beyond thrilled to hear him say that this Easy Weeknight Chicken Parmesan Casserole by Heritage Home Ec was just as good as any "real" chicken Parm. we've made I knew it was going to be entered into our monthly rotation of meals.  So simple and so good!




While none of my kids would eat this Baked Chicken Zucchini Tomato Casserole by What's Cooking Italian Style Cuisine I thought it sounded delicious!  I do think next time I'd use less chicken broth and probably omit the ricotta cheese altogether as I am just not a ricotta fan.



When I saw that Tanya from The Other Side of the Road shared this Magnolia's Table Cinnamon Bread I literally headed down to the kitchen to make it that very morning.  It made two delicious loaves of bread and they didn't even last a week!  They were amazing.



When I saw these pumpkin donuts on 5 Easy Recipes with Cake Mix and Canned Pumpkin on Recipe Diaries I just knew we had to try them.  They were good but next time I'd like to try adding an egg or two as I thought the batter was just a bit too moist and almost tasted a bit underdone to me because of all the pumpkin.  


We like to have cornbread with our chili and since I'm not a huge fan of cornbread we're always trying a new recipe (hoping to find a favorite).  This month we tried making this Sweet and Moist Honey Cornbread by The Food Charlatan.  I loved the crispy edges from the hot cast iron skillet!  I think I have found my new favorite cornbread!



And finally trying to add something new to our dinner rotation we gave these Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes by My Recipe Treasures a try.  They were a huge hit!  The only thing I did differently was to cook up the mushrooms & vegetables in their own tiny frying pan separately so the boys could eat just the meat and cheese since they don't typically get any vegetables in their Philly Cheese Steaks.  



What have you been making lately?

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Comments

  1. I've tried out some other bread recipes and this one tastes so good~ thank you for sharing!

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  2. Nice recipes to try out this weekend! Thanks!

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  3. Oh my goodness....I should have eaten breakfast before reading these :). Looks so yummy.

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  4. I am excited for this series! I love getting new recipes!! That chicken parm one has to be made in my house soon.

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  5. I have the same problem. I made an apple stuffed challah bread and I'm already wondering how I'll find the recipe again!

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    1. I had thought of making a tried it board on Pinterest or maybe a tried it and love it? Then I saw someone write a post like this and knew it was a much better solution for me.

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  6. These all look so delicious Joanne!

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  7. Wow Joanne, I love all of these recipes you have been making lately. They all look so good. The donuts look really good!

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  8. Thank you for all the recipe ideas. I definitely want to try the sloppy joe's and the quick bread. I'm glad you liked the cinnamon bread! Thanks for linking up with Hello Monday! Tanya - The Other Side of the Road

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    1. We really enjoyed the sloppy joes and both those breads are going to be made often this fall and winter; I just know it!

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  9. Soooo many yummy recipes! Thanks for sharing - can't wait to try several this weekend:)

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  10. I love experimenting in the kitchen too. I really ought to write them down. They become favourites for a while and then I forget them. I'm going to look forward to reading your tried recipes. #mmbc

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    1. I often forget them too and really wish I was better about keeping meals we all (or mostly all) enjoyed in a constant rotation.

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  11. It all looks so amazing! Your breads look so fresh and soft with the perfect crispy crust! I experiment in the kitchen quite often as well and rarely follow a recipe so I never share any of it on my blog! Hahaha. Thanks for linking, my friend!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. I tend to follow recipes pretty closely with bread since I know yeast is so temperamental but I rarely follow recipes otherwise.

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  12. Congratulations!
    Your awesome post is featured on our Top Ten Features for Full Plate Thursday,504 this week! Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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