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Hey ladies, I got into a little rut during the whole wedding crazyness and didn’t cook much, if at all. Now that the wedding is over and we are back to normal life I need to start cooking again. I’m tired of all the old recipes i’ve been using though so I was hoping I could get some new ones for you fabulous women! I’m open to anything!
Post # 3
i dont really cook either so im posting so i can find this thread later after all of these great homemakers post some. 🙂
Post # 4
I did a similar thread here – and got a lot of great suggestions from the Bees! This stuffed pasta shell recipe is a very easy and delicious one that I have made a couple times now.
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You should try Pinterest i dont know what I do without it! They have tones of recipes on there!
Post # 6
melskitchencafe.com is my go-to receipe place. She has good recipes that aren’t too much work, not too many foofoo ingredients, and they’re just yummy!
Post # 7
Try Pinterest and allrecipes.com
Post # 8
is you have a crock pot or slow cooker– a jar of salsa and 2 chicken breast- 8 hours in the pot, at the 6 or 7 hour mark shred chicken with two forks let it simmer. prepare onions and pepers in fry pan —
have tortia wraps on plate, put peper onion combo on than put chicken top with sour cream, guacomoie and cheese and eat like fajta or you can put the chicken in the wraps and make tacquitos buy frying the wrapped creation in some veg oil –til golden brown on both sides and then take it off pan – put on plate add cheese place in microwave til cheese is melted and serve all the tradtional topping– salsa,sour cream ,guacomie..
Post # 9
I agree with the Pinterest idea. I have found so many new recipes there!
Post # 10
I’m on pinterest all the time, just hoping for some recipes that I can be told are really good and easy.
@asianyoushi: I’ve actually made that, a little different, but it’s amazing. I was in shock when I realized I could just throw some chicken breasts and some salsa in the crockpot and it would turn out delicious!
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What sort of foods do you like?!
Post # 12
@Rouquine: my husband eats anything put in front of him, i’m a little bit more picky but learning to try new things. I’ll cook anything but tweak it a little to fit what we like.
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@arsing89: Yumm, that looks really good! Thanks!
Post # 15
Pinterest has some really great, easy recipies. You can check out my board to get started: http://pinterest.com/amylchestnut/yummers/
The main thing about cooking (or getting back into cooking) is to try stuff out (you will have failures) and learn the basics. From there you can change the themes to make things more exciting.
We love the crockpot and use it (with crockpot liner bags for easy cleanup) as much as possible.
Sometimes we’ll go all-out and do a really interesting, elaborate meal (Indian, Greek, etc). Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are helpful for some of the non-standard marinades and side dishes.
I also always try to make sure that at least half of what we’re going to be eating is seasonal fresh or frozen (but never canned) veggies (sometimes that comes in the form of a side dish; sometimes it’s part of the actual main dish).
Some of our go-to’s are:
chili with cornbread (on sundays)
turkey taco night
chicken Caesar salad
pasta (variety of toppings/sauces–you can go all veg on this and it’s still hearty)
(beef, chicken, turkey and salmon) burgers (on the grill…even in the winter!)
fish (salmon, grouper, whatever’s looking good at the grocery store)
and of course chicken a million ways (try different dry rubs and marinades to make it exciting!)
Hope this helps!!
Post # 16
When I first started cooking for two, I only used websites that had a TON of reviews under each recipe. Websites like foodnetwork.com and allrecipes.com. Make sure you peruse the reviews, because most of the times the reviews will tell you if the recipe is worth it or not. I used to only make a recipe if it had over 200+ reviews (I hate to waste good ingredients on a crappy recipe).