Recipes We've Been Trying Lately: Soups, desserts, and more

 It has been so long since I've shared some of the new recipes we've been trying out!  Last year I had begun a series called "Recipes We've Been Trying Lately" that showcased the various recipes from around the web that we decided to try.  I have referred back to my own posts many times when trying to recreate a recipe we all enjoyed. 

I realized I hadn't shared a round up since the end of Summer!  I'm really hoping to make this a seasonal thing.  But for now let's just pretend that end of summer was "lately." 



1.  We had a ribeye roast in our freezer that I really needed to cook up but never having made one before I was a bit intimidated.  This recipe for a ribeye roast by Healthy Recipes made it so easy and the roast was cooked perfectly.  

2. My husband went fishing and came home with 4 lbs. of fresh blue fish.  Never having had blue fish we scoured the internet for a recipe that promised great results.  The Super Summer Grilled Bluefish recipe was a huge hit. The citrus flavor took away any of that fishiness and we had a delicious fresh fish dinner. 


3. Evan requested  These Mint Chip brownie Ice Cream Squares for his birthday. It was amazing!


4. I'm always looking for new ways to prepare pork since it's not my favorite meat and this recipe for crock pot pizza pork chops was amazing!  We now make this a minimum of once a month; often omitting the onion and it still tastes great and makes the pork so unbelievably tender too. 


5. We made these amazing Turkey/Apple meatballs.  We cooked them on low all day in the crock pot with BBQ sauce and served them over rice.  They were a perfect fall treat with fresh apple orchard apples but I really wish I had not cooked them with the BBQ sauce as the flavor of the sauce completely overpowered the meatballs and they had smelled SO good while I was cooking them up.  The next time I turned them into a meatloaf with no sauce on top and it tasted great! 


6. Alec really wanted to try making these apple pie cookies to see if it was something that would work well for his class at school to sell in the bakery.  They were messy but oh so delicious! 



7.  We had tons of frosting left from Evan's birthday cake and whipped up a batch of frosting cookies.  They were a huge hit with the family.  Even if you don't make these cookies I highly recommend you read her post about using leftover frosting-- it is bound to make you chuckle! 


8.  I made this teriyaki pulled pork in our crock pot and it was a huge hit! I did have to modify it slightly for what I had on hand (no sherry so I added extra pineapple juice and I had to omit the ginger & sesame seeds altogether).  But it was still quite tasty! We made pulled pork rice bowls with it and the whole family liked it. 

9. We made this slow cooker creamy chicken and corn soup by Sweet Savory and Steph.  I did change it just a bit; I cut the 1/2 and 1/2 back to just a 1/2 cup and omitted the cream cheese altogether.  It was really good and flavorful but I think I would have loved it even more without the cream and just left it a chicken broth soup. 


10. We had this unstuffed cabbage roll soup one night; I did make it more WW friendly using ground turkey and chicken broth but it was so tasty! We'll definitely be making it again.

 


11.  We paired our soup with this ciabatta Italian bread recipe.  I did substitute 2 cups of all purpose flour and 2 cups whole wheat flour for the bread flour but it turned out great and made 4 small loaves so we had some leftovers for once. 


12. We tried this easy one pot chicken parmesan that was both easy and tasty and I have a few other recipes from Steph I want to try this month.  Best of all with whole wheat pasta this was only 1 point per serving on my WW plan and the servings were good sized too! 


13.  We also tried this delicious chicken cacciatore recipe from Sweet Savory & Steph (though I ended up changing so much of it that I will be writing up a separate post of my own soon).  I did keep most of the "sauce" the same and it was delicious!  Unfortunately, the day I went to actually make the recipe I realized that I had used many of the ingredients needed in other dishes and pretty much had to make up most of what I did on the spot.  




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Comments

  1. Oh gosh- my mouth is watering here at my computer at 6am- ahhh! Thanks for sharing- there are some great recipes here! :)

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  2. Ohh! This post has made me so hungry. Fantastic recipes. I really do love the look of the Mint Chip brownie Ice Cream Squares. Yum, yum x

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  3. Joanne,
    Everything looks so yummy!! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  4. Those mint chip brownies look AMAZING. Mint chocolate chip has always been my very favorite ice cream flavor!

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    1. My youngest son is a huge chocolate/mint fan!

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  5. I really want to try the ribeye roast! Think it would be a hit with my husband and son! The mint ice cream brownies look delicious!! And I can imagine those apple pie cookies would taste heavenly eaten warm with vanilla ice on the side!

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    1. Oh yes, those cookies would be perfect with vanilla ice cream.

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  6. I love soups and the unstuffed cabbage one sounds really good, as do the meatballs!

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    1. That is a family favorite for sure; I've made it twice now-- once with chicken broth and once with beef broth and both were very tasty.

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  7. You've made a lot of good meals Joanne. I made a similar meal as the pork chops but I used chicken instead. Thanks for sharing these great dinner ideas.

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  8. Those meatballs look really good, so I clicked on the link and now I have another website to follow. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  9. I love exploring new recipes and having a change of pace meal. I will check out quite a few of these as they sound so good! Thanks. Joanne!

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    1. Oh I do too! I try to put 3 new meals on our menu each month to try.

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  10. Goodness, you have been busy! It must be very satisfying making dinner with a fish you have caught yourself! Those mint chip brownie ice cream squares look amazing!

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    1. It sure was! We invited my parents over to share in the bounty too and I sent them home with some leftovers.

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  11. Some great recipes there, I'm loving the apple cookies and mint ice cream brownies. I've had to look up the crock pot pork chops recipe. #mmbc

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    1. I love how quick and simple that crock pot pork chop recipe is! Both dessert recipes are delicious but definitely more fussy.

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  12. Very tempted by the apple pie cookies - what a great idea. Currently using HelloFresh and loving how it reduces our food waste and helps us cook together as a family. #MMBC

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    1. I've looked into that a time or two.. but haven't yet pulled the trigger on trying it.

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  13. You can tell I have a sweet tooth - I was drawn to that yummy ice cream brownie and the apple pie cookies, haha! :)

    Hope that your week is off to a good start :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. I'm always fighting off that sweet tooth!

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    1. They are. I love when the new recipes we try are a hit.

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  15. I love to see your son cooking and baking so much too. Now you've made me hungry.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I love watching him in the kitchen. I'm hopeful he'll take over more of the cooking next year as he enters that part of his schooling but I know he prefers the bakery and making breads/desserts best.

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  16. I'm hungry at the moment so everything looks so delicious. Especially the brownie!

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  17. Wow, you have been cooking up a storm of yummy things!
    Jenna

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    1. We sure have! I am looking to trying out a few new recipes this month as well.

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  18. We loved featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday, 580. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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