Recipes

Try 31 New Recipes – Wrap Up

Well, I didn’t try 31 new recipes, but I did try 14!  Plus I tried a few new recipe creations using 2 new veggies – Kale Attempt #1 and #2, and Eggplant Attempt #1 – that I didn’t count towards my total. I think I didn’t meet this goal because I don’t often use recipes.  I’m lucky […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Grown Up Chocolate Pudding

Mmm, pudding. What did I find? Three months ago I happened across a recipe that seemed too good to be true.  I don’t think I had ever tasted homemade pudding before… in fact it’s just one of those things I probably never thought about being made homemade.  It’s always come from a Jello pudding package […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Split Pea Soup, Looneyspoons Style

So we have a mission lately to try and eat everything in our freezers, both in the top of the fridge and the giant deep freeze downstairs, in preparation for moving soon.  It’s a big mission, and one we’ve taken to heart.  All January and into February we’ve made lists of dinner ideas based on […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Mom’s Borsch, or is it Borscht?

My husband was sick recently. The poor guy doesn’t get sick often, but when he does it certainly seems to kick his feet out from under him. And he got the head cold at the beginning of the final week of school, when he had a test almost every day. Fun times! Illness always call […]

Kale Attempt #2 – Spaghetti Squash Kale Mac & Cheese

I have a goal to try 3 new vegetables, 3 different ways this year, and one of my choices is kale.  In my first kale attempt, I successfully made a kale and beet salad.  Recently I came across a recipe with kale that sounded both interesting and delicious, so I decided it was time to […]

Try 31 New Recipes – “Real” Lemon Meringue Pie

It was Tavis’ birthday recently, so I asked him what kind of dessert he might like.  He quickly said lemon meringue pie and it took me a moment to realize he wasn’t kidding… darn it.  I said “Okay” in a way meant to convey the dubiousness of the venture, hoping to passive-aggressively persuade him to change […]

Try 31 New Recipes – Banana, Pineapple and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

It would seem I have no imagination when it comes to choosing breakfast foods lately.  I’m craving warm things, so the other morning I hit up my favourite oatmeal blog The Oatmeal Artist to find inspiration to go along with the pineapple on our counter. What did I find? Though I was most interested in […]