Recipes We've Been Making

 I started this fun series during the pandemic when we were trying lots of new recipes... and I kept it going for quite awhile posting a new installment every few months. We love to try new recipes! 



My mom loves lemon desserts so for her birthday  I tried out this Lemon Tiramisu recipe; doubling nearly all of the ingredients so I could make a deep 13x9 pan size dessert big enough for a crowd. Even those of us that aren't real lemon fans enjoyed it.

We made these Easy 30 Minute Dinner Rolls; once for Christmas day and again in February to go with our soup.  They are so light and fluffy and I love that they only take 30 minutes! 


Alec wanted a raspberry Oreo cheesecake and we found this wonderful recipe to try; it was a lot of work but so incredibly amazing. 



I wanted to use up some ham we had in our freezer so I took this ham and cheese slider recipe and made some full sized sandwich rolls using spiral ham-- it was SO good! And I don't even LIKE or usually eat ham. 


I made Jennifer Aniston's salad recipe as Holly shared it here; only tweaking the amount of onions (and honestly I should have omitted them altogether as it was the only part of the salad I didn't like).  I did use just 1/2 of the dressing but found I liked that dressing equally well on other salads!  I do wish I had kept the nuts out and just sprinkled a few in each time I ate it because they lost their crunch by the next day and I really missed that added texture. But it was good. 


We LOVED this classic orange chicken recipe by Homemade on a Weeknight even though I didn't have the sesame seeds, green onion, or red pepper flakes.  It was delicious and made enough for us all to eat plus have 2 servings the next day too (we used 3 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces).  I did keep a 13x9 tray in the oven heated to 350 and kept each batch warm as I cooked up the next.  


We LOVED this Easy Baked Cod Recipe with Lemon and Garlic (though we did use pollock instead of cod).  I've already made it a few times now. 


I tried this recipe for an oil free homemade granola and used 1/2 peanut butter/ 1/2 tahini for the tahini, pecans for the nuts, pumpkin and flaxseeds for the seeds and added in the optional coconut flakes and topped it off with a few chocolate chips in the end. It's delicious! 


Evan made his own vinegar-based bbq sauce following this recipe; we did double it and decided rather than letting all the ingredients sit at room temperature for several hours to bring it all to a boil in a small sauce pan and then cool back to room temperature. It was spicy but all the BBQ fans in this house seemed to like it. 



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Comments

  1. Ok Joanne I think you are outdoing yourself- these recipes all look and sound incredible- adding them to my list to make. I think I am going to try the orange chicken first. Also that cheesecake makes me want to just dive into that pic- wow- ha!

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  2. Fun post- I have been thinking about doing something similar to document some recipes that I have tried recently. Yours all look so good. I will check out those rolls! The orange chicken looks good as well.

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  3. I love having dinner inspiration, so thank you for sharing these! They all look amazing.

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  4. They all look delicious, especially the orange chicken!

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  5. All of these look great Joanne, I especially like the Lemon Tiramisu, it sounds wonderful!
    Jenna

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  6. Lemon tiramisu!!!! That sounds heavenly. Jacob and I both LOVE lemon desserts so we would eat that up!

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  7. These all look really good, Joanne! I wonder if you could substitute wild rice for quinoa. I just don't like the texture. Have a fabulous rest of the week!

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  8. Okay, y'all are eating GOOD! That orange chicken looks so good, and a 30-minute dinner roll recipe?! Yes, please!

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  9. I love these type of posts...so much inspiration! The granola looks yummy....and I was looking for a nice spring-inspired dessert for a fellowship on Sunday night. A lovely lemon tiramisu sounds perfect! Thanks:)

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  10. Oh lemon tiramisu! What a good idea! Going to make that too.

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  11. Oh, I'll have to try that granola recipe. You just can't buy it at the stores without there being a ton of sugar in it!!
    Xoxo
    Jodie

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  12. Oh. I love a good raspberry cheesecake! And I'll have to check out those dinner rolls. Also, I keep meaning to make Holly's salad and I keep forgetting. Thanks for the reminder.

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  13. All of these look great, especially the lemon tiramisu! And the granola, I might have to try. I've never made it before but usually have it regularly so a homemade version would be nice.

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    1. I've tried a few homemade granolas before and they really are quite easy and so far they have all been pretty tasty too.

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  14. I love trying new recipes and do most weeks when we get our Gousto box, the subscription meal box.
    What great recipes. Those dinner rolls look so good, I could just imagine them going so well with soup or stews.

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  15. OMG, you make the best food. I get so many good recipes from you.

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  16. I loved seeing what you have been cooking up, Joanne. Thanks for your reviews for each, too.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day ☘️

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  17. Thank you for sharing these recipes! :)

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  18. We love slider recipes, I'll have to try this one!

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  19. Everything always looks tasty!!!

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  20. So many yummy recipes, Joanne! I'm looking forward to trying the Jennifer Aniston salad (we aren't onion fans either, so I appreciate the insights) and that taspberry oreo cheesecake looks amazing! Thanks for the delicious ideas!

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