March 2010 Recipe Round-Up

by Cate on April 1, 2010

My creation

1. Homemade Rice-A-Roni, 2. Vanilla Salted Peanut Cookies, 3. Homemade Spinach Pesto – Take 2, 4. Homemade Irish Cheddar and Ale Pub Spread, 5. Stack of Rainbow Pancakes, 6. Chocolate-Cherry Heart Smart Cookies, 7. Super Wedge Salad, 8. Mmmm Bacon, 9. Cate’s Colcannon, 10. Make This

In February I made 19 new recipes, and set a goal for myself for 23 in March. I made 29, and am pretty stoked about that. Although truth be told, I actually thought my goal was 30, until I looked it up, which would have seriously disappointed me given how close I was, so that makes me even happier. What can I say, folks, it’s all about the simple things in life for me. Alright, here’s the recap what came out of our kitchen this month:

  1. Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies SCGC via David Lebowitz (reviewed here)
  2. Bleu Cheese and Caramelized Onion Savory Bread Puddings – my favorite recipe of the month (reviewed here)
  3. Super Wedge Salad – from Rachael Ray’s magazine, a great go-to salad for crazy weeknights (reviewed here)
  4. Beth’s Famous Hummus – haven’t reviewed it yet, but coming soon
  5. Beth’s South Beach Balsamic Dressing – haven’t reviewed it yet, but coming soon
  6. Chocolate Espresso Bars – from Tasty Kitchen (reviewed here)
  7. Lemon Garlic Cubed Steak – an original recipe from me, reviewing coming soon
  8. Mashed Potatoes with Saga Bleu and Caramelized Onions and Cabbage, otherwise known as Cate’s Colcannon – I created this recipe for an article I wrote for Disney, which you can find here
  9. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars – recipe from Tasty Kitchen, review coming soon
  10. Christina Tosi’s Compost Cookies – I made a knock-off recipe of these here, but this version was her original recipe.  Hate to say it, but I think I prefer the copycat version.
  11. Chipotle Bean Burritos – a Cooking Light magazine recipe, review coming soon
  12. Mason Jar Frappuccinos – a recipe from Tasty Kitchen, a great knock-off to your Starbucks favorite, review coming soon
  13. Engagement Chicken – Glamour magazine, review coming
  14. Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Chile – Martha Stewart recipe, great tasty lunch
  15. Baked Fennel Parmesan with Thyme – Martha Stewart recipe, an interesting take on a different way to enjoy fennel
  16. Fettuccine all’Alfredo – from Rachael Ray, review coming soon
  17. Chocolate Cherry Heart Smart Cookies – a hit with the guys in prison (review here)
  18. Rainbow Pancakes – perfect sleepover over, you can read all about it here
  19. Pesto Tortellini Salad – recipe from Multiply Delicious, review coming
  20. Chicken Salad with Herbed Mustard Vinaigrette – recipe from Multiply Delicious, review coming
  21. Homemade Irish Cheddar and Ale Pub Spread – recipe from Shop Rite cooking class (review here)
  22. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies – Martha Stewart.  Amazing batter.  Review coming.
  23. Chocolate Sour Cream CakeBetter Baking cookbook. FAIL.  Miserably.  Barely worth this line entry.
  24. Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage – Food Network magazine recipe, review coming.
  25. Vanilla Salted Peanut Cookies – recipe from Ultimate Cookies magazine.  Second sweet reward for the guys that Jamie is teaching.  Nick loved.  Review coming.
  26. Deliciously Homemade Granola Bars – recipe from MomAdvice.  Review coming.
  27. Homemade Rice-A-Roni – a recipe from Chaos in the Kitchen.  Loved it.  Review here.
  28. Homemade Spinach Pesto– packed with veggie goodness, a recipe I createde up, coming soon.
  29. Baked Mozzarella Sticks – a Rocco DiSpirito from his new cookbook Now Eat This.  Review coming.

Gosh, with all the times I typed “review coming” above, can you tell I’m seriously behind in telling you about recipes?  Seems a little worse this month than last, but I’m slowly making my way through the backlog.  If there is one above that catches your eye more than another, let me know via a comment below and I’ll try and put it on the top of the list.  In the meantime, new month, new goal.  Shooting for 30.  I think I can.  I think I can.

If you are celebrating Easter this weekend, from our family to yours, have a happy one!  Until Sunday…

Project 365
April 1, 2010, Photo #73

Love Bargain Shoes

Got these shoes a few weeks ago and love them, love them, love. They are from American Eagle, though I found them at Payless for the bargain price of $12.99. Similar to ballet flat-type shoes, they feel like you’re wearing nothing at all. They have a pink/grey pair that I keep debating about going back to get.

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A Little Yumminess April 2, 2010 at 12:05 am

I love round-up and lists!! SO much goodness in one place!


Joanne April 2, 2010 at 6:13 am

Payless is my go-to place for shoes. They are always super cute AND super cheap. The American Eagle brand is a definite favorite and these are adorable!

I can’t believe you cooked this many things this month – crazy! And doesn’t it seem like the backlog never ends??


Casey April 2, 2010 at 10:47 am

I wish we lived closer. I’d totally fake illness all the time so you’d cook for me. :)


Ramona April 2, 2010 at 11:37 am

Congrats on surpassing your goal. I’m lucky if I try 1 or 2 new recipes a month. Hubby likes the same ol thing all the time. Meat, rice, gravy. But, it makes him happy!


Claire April 2, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Oh my goodness! I can’t wait for some of those “to be reviewed soon” recipes. Spinach pesto, vanilla peanut cookies. Yummmmy!


Summers In Love April 3, 2010 at 10:50 am

I would love to make my own recipes, but i just don’t have the minds for it. I love your creations, they look so yummy!!!


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