need recipes

now that i'm a housewife i figure i should probably start acting the part. i'm not sure i can promise to keep up on the laundry-it's my least favorite task, but i'm willing to try my hand at cooking meals. here's my problem: i need more recipes. i know there are billions online, but i want ones that i can actually make-knowing that you've been successful at them. nothing too fancy schmancy, please-we're starving students again! so, if you have a family favorite recipe you would be willing to share with me, send it on over!


Alifinale said...

My friends and I started a food blog if you want to check it out - http://pimpmydinner.blogspot.com/

Also, one of my favorite sites is allrecipes.com. They have reviews on the recipes and people tell you what worked for them or how to improve the recipe. You can tell what a good recipe is if it has 5 stars and has been reviewed by over 100.

Also, I can't remember if you were part of the family when I made Debbi's cookbook. I gave copies to Hollie and Brit - but did I give one to you? I can if you want it.

Jewels said...

Dude - I have used that exact picture on my blog! I'll look through my recipes and see what I can send to you.

Jennifer said...

Oh, honey ... I have some great recipes!!

Did you get a copy of the recipe book that Chris put together for the Peterson clan? I picked through those gems when I was in Japan and saved them all. Delish! (great idea to get more recipes, btw ... I just might steal it!)

And ... where do you find your cute photos?? I love them!

OK, here's a quick sample of my faves...
First a healthy one:

Feta Cheese Chicken Bake
Chicken Breasts
Fresh Lemon
Herb and Basil flavored Feta Cheese
Red Bell Pepper

Season the chicken breasts, squirt with lemon juice and then pile some of the feta cheese on top of each one (a slit down the middle of the breast helps).

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
Remove from oven and top with chopped parsley and red peppers. YUMMY!!

And for the bad stuff!!

(this one is definately more involved, but I just won the R.S. Enrichment bake off last night with it!!)

1/2 c. butter
2 c. Lorna Doone cookie crumbs
1 oz. white chocolate, grated
1/2 c. sugar

Combine and press into 10-inch springform pan.

4 pkgs cream cheese
1 1/2 c. Sugar
4 large eggs
8 oz. white chocolate, grated

2 c. sour cream
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix cream cheese and sugar on low, adding eggs one at a time. Fold in white chocolate. Pour filling over crust. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. Remove and rest for 10 minutes. Spread topping and bake 10-12 minutes more. Chill overnight.

10 oz. frozen raspberries (thawed)
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 c. sugar
dash of salt

Cook until clear and thickened. Strain to remove seeds (optional).
Stir in:
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Place wax paper on top of glaze and refrigerate. When cool spread on chilled cheesecake.


3 large ripe bananas
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening (I use softened butter)
2 eggs
1/4 c. milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. nuts

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs. Beat well. Add bananas, milk and vanilla. Beat again. Then add flour, soda and salt. Mix well. Fold in nuts. Put into two 8-1/2-by-4-1/2-inch greased and floured bread pans.
Bake at 325 for 40 minutes.


1/2 c. vegetable oil
3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. evaporated milk
1 1/2 c. flour
1 c. corn meal
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder

Mix together and pour into greased 9-by-13 pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

DC United said...


This is my friends blog. She's kind of obsessed with idea of creating the perfect confectionery delight. Check it out...

HW said...

I'll continue to forward you any good recipes I find. :) I have been a faithful reader of Cooking Light for at least 2 years, and they have all their recipes online at cookinglight.com. I like them because all the recipes are low fat and they use ingredients you would normally have on hand. I don't use their bread or dessert recipes much though...low-fat desserts -- what's the point?

Two Wheeler said...

Gina must not have seen this post yet! She's all over this for ya'. She's still digging out of work after our trip, but I'm sure she'll get some to you.

Marc said...

You should talk to the other new housewife... I'm sure she's willing to talk recipes and other such mischief.

gina bina said...

Yes, I'm sure I have recipes for you...it seems so long since I've cooked something.

Elizabeth Shelley said...

i have some good ones- Ill send them to ya!

Kateastrophe said...

I have a go-to recipe right now that is sinfully easy . . . so here you go!

Rosemary Chicken and Ravioli in Brown Butter Sauce

For the Chicken:
4 Chicken Breasts
2 TBSP Olive Oil
2 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
1 TBSP Fresh Rosemary, diced
2 garlic cloves, whole (or you can use 2 TBSP minced garlic)
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Pound the chicken breasts so they are the same thickness then coat with olive oil and vinegar, sprinkle with the rosemary, salt and pepper and let sit for ten minutes. Heat a medium, non-stick skillet over medium heat and then add chicken and garlic to the pan and cook for about 12 minutes, turning occasionally and then you're done!

1 package (about 16 oz) pre-made ravioli, any flavor (I prefer the four cheese kind from the refrigerator section)
3 TBSP butter, cut into little pieces
2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup grated parmeseam cheese
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Boil the ravioli according to the package instructions. When it's about 5 minutes from being done, add the butter to a medium non-stick skillet and heat over medium high heat, stirring occaisonally. About the time the ravioli is done and drained, the butter should be turning brown in the pan. Add the drained ravioli directly to the pan and stir into the butter. Add the balsamic vinegar and gently stir until ravioli is coated and heated through. Add the cheese, parsley and salt and pepper and serve with the chicken!

It's seriously TO DIE FOR and is very easy. I serve it with a spinach salad and my husband loves it.

GOOD LUCK! I have more recipes if you want! I love to cook!