Saturday, April 17, 2010

Favorite New Recipes

When someone asks me what I collect, I immediately say recipes! I know that sounds funny, but I love cooking. It relaxes me!! I have binders full of recipes because I love finding new ones to test out. I know I haven't shared anything in this section for a few months so I thought I would catch you up on some of our favorite new finds. Sit back and be prepared to save some of these links!!

I've been hooked on tomatoes this pregnancy. Raw or cooked, I don't care, but I need them weekly! Which totally baffles everyone because I was never a big tomato fan!! We love Giada's Pasta Ponza recipe. It's absolute perfection. So we when saw her post a recipe for Pasta alla Formiana, we knew we had to try it out and we were not disappointed. Super simple, but the flavors are out of this world. The pasta cooks perfectly and the leftover taste terrific the next day!!!

Spinach Balls. Say what? Yep, you heard right. You must try these!!!! Think meatballs, but without the meat. They bake up super fast and the flavor is spectacular. Perfect way to quickly turn that plain old spaghetti into something spectacular!

I've shared before that we mysteriously have exactly 3 overripe bananas that appear on the counter every so often. We all know that leads to baking something delicious and did I find the perfect new recipe. Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bread. Go ahead, let that sink in for a minute. The smell as it is baking combined with the moist taste. Sigh! It's banana bread at its finest. It wasn't sweet at all, but then again I only used about 1/3 c. of chocolate chips since someone won't let me partake in sweets anymore (it's okay, I love my Panda). Be sure to check out other recipes from Multiply Delicious - she has shared some fantastic ones!

Edamame Dip. Need I say more? We love edamame, so when I stumbled across this recipe I knew we had to give it a try. I can't even begin to describe the flavors - it's totally addicting! We enjoyed it for a few days too. We served it with whole wheat pita chips from Sprouts and these fantastic Veggie Spring Rolls. Super easy to make and everything taste so fresh. I might have to make this meal again soon - I do have all the ingredients for it!

Blueberries. Another thing I've been hooked on lately. First it was blueberry muffins. I tried this recipe and they came out perfectly!!! However, last week I stumbled across this recipe for Blueberry Crisp Bars. I has finally conquered my blueberry craving - at least for now. I LOVE these bars. Crazy easy to make and the best part was - they weren't sweet at all - making them a perfect little treat. They are better chilled!

Get cookin' and if you happen to find a new recipe be sure to send it my way!!


Tammi said...

You know I'm hungry after all that yard work right?! YUM...except for the spinich balls, not thinking I'd like those! ;) I need to go check out those Pasta recipes, sounds good! TFS

debbies said...

YUM that picture is making me hungry! Thanks Kim for the adorable card that arrived today. As always, I LOVE the layouts you use.

Kerry said...

Well Kim, there goes the diet! Think I gained 10 lbs just reading the recipes. Can't wait to try them. Thanks (I think) for sharing them. :-)

Anna said...

They all sound yummy!

Danni said...

Yummy! During my second pregnancy I LIVED for cherry tomatoes!!