NEW taste Tuesday


Happy Tuesday!

I’ve been pretty busy lately and it’s a sad week if I don’t get to try anything NEW and different!  I figured since I need to fix food for my family anyway, why not make a concerted effort to try a NEW recipe at least once a week.  That’s my plan!  We’ll see how it goes.

This week I tried this NEW dessert recipe for Sunday’s dinner.  It was yummy!  I got the recipe HERE. It was easy too…especially since I bought the orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream that was already mixed together! SUPER EASY!

I’m all about simple!  This cole slaw salad was easy too, because I just bought the cole slaw mix instead of cutting and chopping up a cabbage. HERE’s that recipe….AND those are our NEW salad tongs that we brought back from our New Zealand trip.  That’ll be fun to remember that trip every time we use them.


I’m excited for the spring weather! I’m hoping to get out shooting soon.  My camera has been pretty lonely lately! Can I just put everything else I have to do on hold for a bit??  I wish! :o)

Have a great day! I hope you take the time to do or learn something NEW! I know I should take my own advice and take the time…and not to wait until I “find the time”. Right?!?

a NEW taste Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday!

I just had to post this recipe today – if only for my own benefit of having the recipe ready and always available when I need it.  It was delightfully delicious! Everyone that came over for dinner the other night had a very hard time saying no to another serving…then another…then another!  My daughter-in-law mentioned it tasted like a creamsicle, so that’s what I typed up the name to be.  Yum!

Here’s the recipe:


Have a great day! Do, learn or whip up something NEW!


NEW taste Tuesday


Happy Tuesday! Here’s today’s NEW taste (or at least at NEW recipe).  This morning I wondered if I should just use my normal caramel recipe for caramel apples, but ultimately I decided to try a new one.  I was happy with it.  The end result was scrumptious! Probably because of the vast amounts of butter, haha! I got the recipe at Elizabeth Grace Garden’s blog.

What are your plans for Mother’s Day?  Whatever they are, I hope you enjoy the day!

NEW taste Tuesday


Happy Tuesday! Here’s a new taste at our house: Quinoa.  (Although I’ve had a couple of bags of it sitting around for probably over a year…with good intentions on incorporating this nutritious ingredient into our meals!)  Better late than never, right?  Here’s a pic of the cooking process:


And here’s the recipe (gorgeously-styled photograph from my phone):


Have a great day! Do or cook something NEW!

a NEW recipe…Sweet Potato Quinoa Patties


I’m sure you all know the great health benefits of quinoa, right?  I’ve been meaning to try and incorporate this ‘superfood’ into our diet for a while now…so I finally tried this NEW recipe.  These were super easy because I cooked the quinoa in my rice cooker (no babysitting whatsoever!) and the sweet potatoes in my pressure cooker…EASY!   Talk about healthy, heaLTHY, HEALTHY!   The only time-consuming part was cooking them in the skillet.  I cooked the patties one-by-one in a non-stick pan as instructed…but I think you could probably do multiple patties on a big griddle. (??) Here’s the actual recipe link.

I’m glad I tried this NEW recipe!  Have a great day! Do or Learn something NEW!

a couple of NEW recipes


OK…next time you have your oven on,  try this yummy {EASY!!!!} treat.  The longest preparation for these pretzel-rolo-m&m treats is unwrapping the Rolos!  Four…(4!!!) minutes in the oven and then smash them babies down with an M&M…and DONE!  Sweet but salty, chewy but crunchy deliciousness!  Actual recipe HERE.


AND….next time you buy a bunch of parsley, for whatever reason….and you have tons left over, try this NEW twist:  Green Beans with Walnut Parsley SauceYUM!  And it looks quite gourmet, don’t you think?   Both NEW recipes were quite delicious!  If you try them, please let me know what you think!

Have a great day!  Try or Learn or Do something NEW!

another NEW culinary term…aioli


Today I learned a NEW culinary term: aioli.  A month or so ago, I researched and posted a list of 100 culinary terms.  However, I guess I need a more extensive list because roux wasn’t on there, and now aioli wasn’t either!  I’ll keep looking for a more complete glossary of culinary terms to share with you.  BUT, today I did learn that ‘aioli’ was a garlic flavored mayonnaise.  So I after I found that out, I thought the name of this NEW recipe I tried was a little redundant:  Crispy Brussel Sprouts with a Garlic Aioli.   Am I Right?!?   It should probably just be called Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Aioli Dip!!!  {Or am I being overly picky?}

This NEW recipe was really quick and easy to put together.  I first got the idea to make it at Sew Many Ways.  I think it’s a pretty (and nutritious) appetizer!  Try it out!


a NEW recipe….sliders or snackers?


I tried this NEW recipe a few months ago, and my boys really like these sandwiches!  I call them sliders…but one of my sons insist they are ‘snackers’.  I, of course, am right 🙂

I first wanted to try this recipe from this post at Purple Chocolat Home….but I’ve seen various versions on Pinterest etc. They are REALLY easy to put  together and good to  have in the refrigerator as a back up for when there’s not much else to eat…..I know you know what I’m talking about!

Try a NEW recipe today…or do or learn something else NEW!

a NEW recipe review


Happy Friday everyone!  Well, it’s soup season, right?  This week I tried a NEW soup recipe and thought I’d give it a review.  I made Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup, and although I liked it…it was NOT a copycat version of Zupa’s (as it was advertised).  My hubby and I went to Zupa’s just a few weeks ago, and I had their WCS…so the flavor is quite fresh in my memory :)…but sadly, I don’t think this recipe comes quite close enough to call it copycat.  BUT…I’m really glad I tried it.  I’ve never made cauliflower soup before, so I got to learn something NEW!  I give this soup recipe three out of five stars.  Now, IF it had been a true Zupa’s copycat it would’ve been five out of five stars!  🙂

Have a great weekend!  Try something NEW!

a NEW recipe…{OH.MY.DELISH!} Roasted Tomato Basil Soup


I tried a NEW soup recipe….and ok, WHY have I never made homemade tomato soup????  This recipe was DELICIOUS!!!

I recently visited my Mom and she was raving over my sister’s homemade tomato soup.  So I texted my sister and asked for the recipe…(she just got it online, but didn’t keep it)!  So this recipe linked HERE is one of the top google searched tomato soup recipes, and OH.MY!…it is REALLY yummy!


My hubby and I keep saying we need to convert more to a plant-based diet.  Well, this recipe is a keeper and our vegan Daughter-In-Law will be soooo proud of us if we eat in this style more often! 🙂

Have a great day!  Do OR Learn something NEW today!