Anyway..................... last time I shared home ideas mostly found on Pinterest, but this time I wanted to share some really great recipes I have found. Sometimes, I feel so inspired in the kitchen and other times I feel like I make the same things over and over. I have been trying to do at least one new recipe a week, and a lot of times on Fridays, my hubby and I try out a new recipe together. Now that we finally have a real kitchen, it fun to be in there together having fun coming up with new meals! :)
This is a recipe from http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2009/09/crispy-southwest-chicken-wraps.html we just tried on Monday night. Its so much better than anything you would get a Taco Bell, and really not that difficult to make at all.
This dish from http://realmomkitchen.com/1505/baked-cheesy-chicken-penne/ is absolutely fantastic. It's definitely not low fat though, but it tastes like something you would get at a restaurant. It also makes enough for two meals, one dish for now and then one to freeze for later. I didn't use the sun-dried tomatoes, because they were hard to find, but it still came out great.
Another favorite is this stuffed shells recipe from http://joelens.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-sausage-spinach-stuffed-shells.html . I was never able to make them before because my hubby doesn't really like ricotta cheese, so he thinks they should only be stuffed with meat. Who ever heard of a stuffed shell with no cheese in it? That's the part I go crazy for, in college my roommate and I used to sprint down to the dining hall on stuffed shell or manicotti night, just for the cheese! :) So these are a happy medium, with sausage, cheese(but not too much) and spinach.
This chicken dish from http://jamiecooksitup.blogspot.com/2011/04/crispy-chicken-with-creamy-italian.html is also so yummy! My mom said that back in the day, breading chicken in crushed up corn flakes and then cooking them in oil was the big thing, but I had never heard of it until this dish. Wow, is it good! Also the sauce for this dish is fantastic. Again because of the sauce, this dish is by no means low fat and you wouldn't want to make it all the time, but I think its ok once in a while! :)
This is one of my new favorite dessert recipes, cookie dough cheesecake bars from http://www.chef-in-training.com/. You will have to search through her dessert recipe archive to find this, but it is so worth the hunt! I have already made it several times for church and people always go crazy over it! I always double the recipe though, so that I can get about 2 dozen bars out of it.