Recently tried recipes
Chocolate pie. This was good but so rich! If I ever make it again I will cut it into 12 or 16 pieces. I cut it into eighths and I felt a little sick after eating one piece. Oh, and I added a meringue because I had leftover egg whites. Why not?
Perfect pie crust. I've been dissatisfied with my regular pie crust recipe (because it's so hard to work with!), so I thought I'd try out a few more. My normal recipe is too wet; this one was too dry! I had to add a lot of extra water to get it to stick together.
Oil pastry. Moving on, I tried this new recipe for an oil-based pastry. It's similar to my current recipe, but with different proportions. This was beautiful to work with! I just used flour on the counter; no waxed paper was necessary. I think I've found my new recipe, and it was there in my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook all along.
Beef, mushroom, and barley soup. This was very good, although I can't say I actually tried the recipe. I added everything it said to, then supplemented with thyme, bay leaves, onion powder, garlic powder, celery, carrots, and turnip greens. I would repeat everything but the turnip greens.
Turkey and provolone sandwich. I made this on a loaf of storebought French bread. Yum!
Lemon chicken stew. This was a hit with the kids (probably because I used macaroni instead of orzo). I skipped dredging the chicken, but I did add a bit of flour to the sautéing veggies at the end to thicken the broth a bit. I loved the lemon flavor.
Hungarian cabbage and noodles. This was a perfect comfort food. I will definitely be making it again soon. I used part frozen cabbage and part sauerkraut, both from the giant cabbage.