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!

a NEW fudge recipe…yummy!


I tried a NEW fudge recipe last night.  Wow…it’s probably been a decade since I last made fudge! BUT…when I saw this recipe for Samoa Fudge, I knew I had to try it.  Why?  Because I LOVE the Girl Scout Samoas cookies, and anything with a similar taste has to be my friend!


Check out the recipe at My Recipe Magic and learn or do something NEW today!

NEW culinary desires….and the question WHY!


WHY is it that we desire the VERY THING in which we can’t easily have at the moment?  With my kitchen torn apart, I current have no sink….no stove….no countertops etc.  Therefore what do you think my greatest desire is?  Yes, you guess it!…To be making all these delicious looking dishes from my Pinterest recipe board!

I remember when I had extreme sciatica and could barely walk.  When I saw people out jogging, I had a great desire to RUN that was almost overwhelming!  (If only I had that same burning desire now, I’d definitely be more physically fit)!

Why is life like this?  Does anyone know the answer?

a NEW recipe and a NEW use for an old kitchen tool


I recently got this REALLY YUMMY recipe for Peanut Butter bars from a co-worker….and I’m not even that big of a fan of PB!  But, the recipe is quick, easy and delicious.  My kind of recipe!  The first time I made these, I was PLAIN-JANE and simply cut them in to squares; but this time, I used an old kitchen tool that rarely gets used and made them crinkle-cutted-ed-ed 🙂  I wanted to fancy them up a bit to take to a neighbor.  Whatdoyathink???  I know they’ll disappear soon!  They taste just like Reeses Peanut Butter cups.  If you like PB…try these! (or something else NEW)!


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