Monday, July 30, 2012

New Recipe for Week of July 29

Tarin just reviewed the Grilled Stuffed Zucchini and said it was great.  I have been wanting to make it myself and I don’t remember that it has been chosen before so lets all make the Grilled Stuffed Zucchini this week – thanks Tarin!  The recipe is on page 194.  While we are at it we might as well make the Orange-Scented Zucchini Bread on page 39.  I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.

Two Meals

Two weeks ago we had the the cheesesteak sandwiches for dinner.  I have made them before and they were just as good this time!


I made the potato salad last week and wasn’t a huge fan.  I liked the idea of putting sour cream in instead of just mayo but I thought it was a little bland.  It would have been good with some mustard added.  I added the celery but I think I prefer it without.  It wasn’t horrible but I just felt like it needed a little more zip to it!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Tarin's Grilled Stuffed Zucchini

So I'm way behind I know we made this forever ago and I promise I've been cooking along, but I haven't had access to a real computer for a while. I made the zucchini the other day as a side dish, I don't have a grill out here yet so I had to use the broiler instead. I didn't use any meat and I substituted in red and green peppers for the onions. And we LOVED it. I seriously had my doubts, but we will definitely be making these again. Plus they are just so pretty!

In other news-- I am so excited for the new cookbook! My mom got it for me for Easter and I've been cooking up a storm with it, not that we would expect any less!

Jacki’s Potato Salad

I made this potato salad yesterday for dinner and I thought it was quite good.  I did make a few changes though.  I cut the recipe in half and omitted the herbs and celery because I knew my husband wouldn’t care for them.  I added 1 tsp of prepared mustard because I like mustard in my potato salad.  I fixed it earlier in the day and let it chill in the fridge before dinner but I had a spoonful at lunch today and I thought it was even better today.   

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Monday, July 23, 2012

This weeks recipe

This week we can try out the Potato Salad on page 74. Pair it with your favorite meat.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Jacki’s Dill Dip and Cheesesteak Sandwiches

I made the Cheesesteak Sandwiches last night for dinner and they were very good.  I followed the recipe as directed and used a London broil steak that was on sale.  I partially froze it and sliced it in my food processor which was nice and easy.  I did broil the sandwich open faced for a few minutes which melted the cheese nicely and toasted the bun.   We thought the meat would be a little more tender than it was since it was sliced so thin but it was fine and made a tasty meal served with corn-on-the-cob and watermelon. 

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I made the Dill Dip today and thought it was also very good and easy to make.  I like cottage cheese so I didn’t blend it in the food processor.  I only made half a batch but I wish I would have made the full recipe!

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

New Recipes for Week of July 15th

Here are two recipes to try out this coming week:

Dill Dip      4

Cheesesteak Sandwiches    127

Jacki and Nika’s Sweet and Sour Meatballs

I made this recipe when I was visiting at Nika’s house a month or more ago.  I made the meatballs as directed in the cookbook.  I love using the cookie scoop and cooking them in the broiler – so fast and easy!  When it came to the sauce I ended up using a recipe I already had and really like.  Nika had mentioned that she had tried the sauce recipe in the cookbook previously and didn’t care for it as much so we just went with what we knew everyone liked.  Maybe someday I will try the Best Bites sauce.  I made extra meatballs and put those in the freezer for another meal. 

The sauce recipe I have calls for canned pineapple chunks so that is why you see pineapple in the picture:)

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Friday, July 13, 2012


While my mom was visiting us, I made the Jambalaya for dinner.  After a little slicing and dicing it came together pretty quickly.  It is a great dinner to cook up beforehand and reheat as needed.  I used left over rotisserie chicken but didn’t have any liquid smoke to add for extra smokiness.  I thought the flavor was just fine without it. Everyone liked it even little Knox! We will for sure make this again.


Sunday, July 8, 2012


Hello! Sorry for the break in new recipes, it has been a busy summer.  I know a lot of us have been traveling and busy with kids! We thought we could continue posting recipes from this cookbook through August.  After summer activities die down and school starts we can start the new Pioneer Woman cookbook at the beginning of September.

Hopefully everyone is getting a chance to catch up on recipes and try a few of the new ones!

Jambalaya- pg. 151
Mexican-Style Corn on the Cob pg. 198

Audrey's catch up !!

 Here are the Pecan Bars.  We thought they were very good & easy to make.  I will probably make these again.  I do think they taste best when they are still warm.
 The Beef Stroganoff was very simple to make.  My parents were visiting, so my Mom helped make it.  We had rice & noodles to serve the stroganoff over.  I think the noodles were the preferred base.
 Here's the Creamy Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing.  It was tasty, but not a favorite.
 The Sweet & Sour Meatballs were very simple to make.  They were okay, but I probably won't make them again.  We prefer our meatballs in the form of meatballs & spaghetti ;)
 Here's the Italian Chicken & Vegetable Skewers cooked up.  They were simple to put together.  I thought that they tasted good.
 Here's the Roasted Garlic-Rosemary Potatoes.  I really liked them.  I thought that they had a really good flavor.
 Here's the meal all ready to eat.  I thought that it was a very tasty meal :)

Here is the Chocolate Mousse Crunch Cake.  This was a favorite of all who ate this cake.  It was simple to put together.  Everything can be done ahead & then you can put it together at the last moment.  My parents were here for Mother's Day, so I fixed it then and it was so tasty! Glad they were here to help eat it ;)
 Here they are sampling the Baked Ham & Egg Cups.  We had cinnamon raisin toast & strawberries also with the cups.  We all thought that they were very tasty.  A nice brunch idea.  I fixed them for my Mom's Mother's Day breakfast and she enjoyed them :)