(Closed) Am I the only person running out of recipe ideas?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I was the same way. I found Pioneer Woman’s website and I have been stealing a lot of recipes from her. They are really simple and easy! 

Post # 5
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yes i can definitely relate. When that happens I just buy a recipe magazine.


I made a pretty amazing and fairly easy dish tonight that I got from one of those “quick and easy summer recipe” magazines in the grocery store checkout line.

It’s basically cheese tortellini (buy it frozen it takes 4 minutes to boil) in a portabella cream sauce with basil.



1 small onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic
1 lb portabella sliced mushrooms
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbl spoons fresh chopped basil
1/3 cup of butter cubed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese


cook onions in butter until tender. add garlic. cook another minute. stir in chicken broth and bring to boil. reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 12-15 minutes. add cream, salt and pepper.  cook 4-5 minutes longer.  drain totellini and add to the sauce. stir in cheese and basil.

it was delish!


tomorrow night i’m making  bbq shrimp quesadillas.  i love food.


Post # 6
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I browse skinnytaste.com and allrecipes.com for ideas. 

Post # 7
1560 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Pioneer Woman is ADDICTING!!! I LOVE her!!! The other thing I’ll do is just sit down on a free night with a cookbook and literally just go through the pages. My Darling Husband and I pretty much only go for beef and chicken as well so I understand. The main thing I realized was if I saw a recipe where the general idea sounded good but there was something in it that I don’t like (for instance there was a pasta recipe that called for capers and I hate them, so I just threw in some sun dried tomatoes–perfect!) you just can’t be afraid to improvise. Switch up seasonings or add ins. Do you have any cookbooks? One of my favorites is the Better Homes & Garden cook book. Or any of the Gooseberry Patch, they’re great!

Post # 9
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Same here.

I recently discovered the blog Plain Chicken, so I made Bubble Up Pizza and Eclair Cake, and they were a big hit. Some of her recipes are repetetive, but there are a lot of “semi-homemade” like these that are good when you’re in a hurry or just want to try something new but simple. When I’m bored, I browse All Recipes a lot.

One way I love to cook chicken in the summer is to cut it up in little chunks and marinade it in Italian dressing if you’re in a hurry or make your own with a dash of oil, white vinegar and apple cider vinegar, garlic, parsley, and italian seasoning blends. Add yellow and green summer squash, button mushrooms, and a variety of multicolor bell peppers to the bowl. Let soak for a few hours/overnight, then grill it all together on a porcelain grill sheet with holes in it. A little messy, but so light on a hot day. And yummy and fairly healthy!

I also just recently discovered Foodbuzz. Recently, as in, tonight. I haven’t made anything from it yet (obviously), but I’m sure enjoying browsing around. Lemon Loaf has struck my fancy for now.

Post # 10
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

sundried tomatoes and goat cheese are a good way to spruce up chicken.  serve it with a little side of pasta or zuccini.

Post # 13
214 posts
Helper bee
Post # 15
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

yes! But I get a subscription to Rachel Ray’s Every Day cooking, which is usually just the boost that I need!

Post # 16
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Allrecipes.com is my best friend!

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