Recently tried recipes

  • Peanut butter finger candy—Yum.
  • Sushi rice bowl—We've had this twice now and I love it. The second time I added salmon and it was even better. It's great for a family because you can serve everything separately and let people pick what they like. Picky eaters might prefer chicken to tofu, but my kids love tofu.
  • Salmon sandwich—Amazing. Partly because I had some really great artisan bread on hand and partly because I made my own mayo (for the first time ever; it was so easy!).
  • Cheeseburger macaroni—Didn't love this but we've made it twice and eaten it all nevertheless. I found it needed quite a bit more pasta than the recipe called for—the first time we made it I had to serve it in bowls.
  • Cobb salad—This was perfect for a hot summer evening. It does take quite a bit of prep work. I'd probably do it a couple of times a year, though, because it was so good.
  • Carrot cake—This is a great basic recipe, but I cut the sugar in half (it was so sweet!) and subbed applesauce for some of the oil.
  • Shirred eggs with thyme—Nice cheap, comforting dinner served with a nice loaf of crusty bread.
  • Mozzarella–tomato salad—New favorite! It's even fabulous if you skip the pine nuts and the basil. We serve it with artisan bread—seems to be a theme lately.
  • Oatmeal shake—Kinda weird but I liked it. Red Chief did too. It would be interesting to try again with raw oats, or oats soaked overnight instead of cooked.
  • Stabilized whipped cream—This worked well on Tiger Lily's birthday cake, white cake stacked with strawberries and frosted with cream. It definitely holds up better than regular whipped cream! I used about 1/3 cup powdered sugar in place of the granulated for more stiffness.
  • Simple white cake—I still haven't found a white cake recipe that I completely love, but this is one of the best I've found.
  • Enchiladas—I like that this is more a set of instructions than a recipe; I usually change it up quite a bit and use black beans.


  1. I love it when you post recipes! I'm always looking for new recipes to try and I like have them "vetted" by you, lol

    I've been adding oats to my green smoothies lately, and it really bulks them up and makes them creamy. I let them soak in the juice in the blender for about half an hour before I start adding the fruits and veggies. Works pretty well!

  2. I also like it when you post recipes, as I am trying to build up that recipe scrapbook.