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Mar-13-11

New Recipes

posted by Stace

I am trying to get back into a groove of trying new recipes. Sometimes, I feel like I cook the same things over and over. I do try to break out of my rut, eventually. :D

I entered a few new recipes that I’ve made in the last couple of months in both my local recipe software (MacGourmet, that I bought last year for my new MacBook and just LOVE!), and also on the recipe section of our website (here). I’ve tried to be better about taking photos. It’s funny, because when I transferred photos, I had two distinct themes:

1. Food
2. Beau

(So expect a couple of Beau photos soon!) Anyway, here’s a few of the new things I have tried lately. I tried to give credit for where I had found them (I think these are all online), and hope I got them all correct. I tend to troll for recipes, print them out or file them, and not always cite where I found them. Ahem.

* A change on regular banana bread. This is more of a dessert, since it has chocolate inside and a great chocolate glaze on the outside. Banana Chocolate Walnut bread recipe here.


* One I made back earlier in the winter, for quick enchiladas in the crockpot. I have a recipe very similar to this that I do in the oven, which is also just basically black bean enchiladas. It was nice to do them in the afternoon and have them ready at suppertime, just having to fix some sides to go with them. Crockpot enchiladas here.


* A honey oat bread in my bread machine, here.


* A tangy, strong vinaigrette for a spinach salad - here.


* A copycat recipe for Bourbon chicken. It was good, but not quite like the Bourbon Chicken at our favorite local chinese restaurant.

I also went back and entered a few recipes for things that I have made for years, or haven’t made in years, that were on recipe cards and not in either of my software systems. One is my mom’s chili, which is just a guideline. No measurements, she didn’t measure much of anything! Another is for a “pantry cake”, a quick snack cake that doesn’t use eggs or butter. It doesn’t have a frosting so Tim does not like this one. What a shame, I had to eat almost the whole thing all.by.myself!


Chili recipe here


Chocolate Snack Cake recipe here

I am hoping to try a couple more in the next few weeks. If they turn out good, I’ll probably make another recipe post :)

P.S. Sorry for all the different sizes on the photos. I just didn’t feel like going back and making them all the same size. Sheer laziness, I tell ya! :)

Have a great day!

  1. Maria Said,

    What a fun post! I’m going to have to check out those recipes. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. dianne Said,

    I love pictures of food! I’m going to have to try a few, especially the bread and the Bourbon chicken.

    I’ve been trying new recipes too, at least one a week. I also do a lot of adapting and changing recipes, and realized I NEVER write down what I’ve done. And then all I can remember is that it was really good - not how Ii did that. Need to get better at writing things down. I think this is one of my goals today, to get my recipes organized. Maybe!!

    P.S. Pictures of Beau are welcome too - haha!

  3. Gail Said,

    My, you’ve been a busy bee!
    I think I got to try that chocolate cake when I was there one time. :)

    (in a couple of the recipes the amounts are showing up as question marks for me; were they entered like that? I might not have read them close enough to know that’s the way it was supposed to be!)

  4. Lauren@BaseballsandBows Said,

    All of these look great. I haven’t cooked much lately, but I hope to get back in the groove after spring break!

  5. mamichelle Said,

    Wow, Stacy, they all look yummy!!

  6. mamichelle Said,

    p.s. Can’t wait for the Beau pics!

  7. Karen Said,

    I think I promised you a slow cooker recipe long ago. My mind is like a sieve and doesn’t hold a thought. Here’s one on my blog, it’s a vegetarian recipe. Was it this one??

    http://overbackyardfence.blogspot.com/2010/12/sweet-potato-stew-with-red-beans.html

  8. Desert Songbird Said,

    I have been very, very bored with my cooking lately. The biggest problem is that my husband is somewhat of a picky eater, and my son is extremely picky. It doesn’t make for much experimentation when the product is not appreciated. :(

  9. dianne Said,

    hey there! came looking for your baked oatmeal recipe and saw this post again. can’t wait to try the honey oat bread now that the weather is cooling. ;) okay off to find the baked oatmeal recipe!

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