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jtbusman(Jamie)
04-27-2011, 12:15 AM
I love to share recipes, so I thought I would start this as a place to share them! I'm going to start with my go-to foodie blog for fab, fam-friendly, and downright fantastic foods!

http://www.melskitchencafe.com/

If anyone is looking for specific recipes (especially on this site) chances are I've made it so I can tell you what we thought about it.

sparagus
04-27-2011, 12:39 AM
Nice! I'll have to check that one out. I'm always looking for new ideas. I have the pickiest kids in the world :( I've recently become a big fan of Pioneer Woman (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/), too! Out of the recipes of hers that I've tried, I haven't found one I dislike.

jtbusman(Jamie)
04-27-2011, 12:43 AM
oooh, I love the Pioneer Woman too! That's how I feel about Mel's Kitchen (haven't found a single one I dislike). I have extremely picky kids too, but DH and I decided a long time ago not to be short order cooks, so if they don't like what is put in front of them, then they can make something themselves (AFTER they have atleast tried it).

redutedaisy
04-27-2011, 01:00 AM
I always go to Allrecipes (http://www.allrecipes.com)I love their site because people can review the recipes and tell you what they did to make it better, and then you can create your own version from that! It's been great and I've found everything there. I like to try new things, so we're always experimenting. I get bored too easily!

jtbusman(Jamie)
04-27-2011, 01:10 AM
I always go to Allrecipes (http://www.allrecipes.com)I love their site because people can review the recipes and tell you what they did to make it better, and then you can create your own version from that! It's been great and I've found everything there. I like to try new things, so we're always experimenting. I get bored too easily!

I like that one too! The reviews have saved/helped me many times! We sound very much alike - we like to try new things too! Get tired of the same old, same old!!

Ellie
04-27-2011, 02:28 AM
I really love Our Best Bites (http://www.ourbestbites.com/category/recipe-index/). Just bought their newly published cookbook, too, and it's awesome! Also Amanda at Kevin and Amanda (http://www.kevinandamanda.com/recipes/) has a small but yummy recipe section. Everything I've tried from there has turned out delicious!

jtbusman(Jamie)
04-27-2011, 02:30 AM
oooh, that's one of my favorites too! I love their candied popcorns - they're soooo easy and always a big hit! Have you tried their spicy honey chicken salad with the citrus dressing? TO DIE FOR!

trina513
04-27-2011, 03:21 PM
YUM! I just ate breakfast but this talk about food is making me hungry!! I'll ahve to check out these sites - I'm looking to expand my meals & sounds like even w/ picky eaters these are good sites to start! (I too love all recipes - I use that one all the time!)

extase
04-27-2011, 06:01 PM
Wowwww nice !! i love coocking. i'll try english spoken recipes... and i'll give you my Macarons recipe i learned yesterday at Len˘tre (very famous pastry manufacturer here in Paris). Thanks for the blogs.
I go to La popotte de Manue (http://www.lapopottedemanue.com/) (in french), it's here that i had the desire to build a "Levain" to make bred at home.

GingerScraps
04-28-2011, 04:19 PM
Now I'm hungry!! Lol. You must make the chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes posted at Kevin and Amanda!!

So guess what I do cuz I'm a cheater ;)
I use a box of French vanilla cupcake mix, and store bought cookie dough.
I freeze the dough.... The stuff in the percut cubes of dough, then cut each piece in half.
So the cupcake making part is really barely more work them regular cupcakes.
BUT you must make the frosting they share the recipe for!! It is amazing yummy :)
I will come back later and edit with a link... I'm in bed on my iPod. Lol

trina513
04-28-2011, 05:42 PM
ooooh - that sounds TASTY Ginger - I'm going to go search and see if I can find it :D (too impatient to wait for the link - LOL)

GingerScraps
04-28-2011, 05:50 PM
ooooh - that sounds TASTY Ginger - I'm going to go search and see if I can find it :D (too impatient to wait for the link - LOL)
I cant find it now :( I do have it printed though... I can scan it if needed :)
If you do find the link will you post it please.

GingerScraps
04-28-2011, 05:51 PM
Wait I found it now!! LOL
http://www.kevinandamanda.com/whatsnew/new-recipes/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-cupcakes.html

I took pics the first time...... But have made them about 5 times already. :) mmmmmmm Here are my pics-
http://gingerscraps.net/Ginger/images/MyImages/cupcakes.jpg

trina513
04-28-2011, 08:19 PM
YEAH YOU FOUND IT! :) I had their page pulled up - then got sucked in looking at new campers (my hubby sent me a link to one). Thanks for posting the link - those look YUMMY!

jtbusman(Jamie)
04-28-2011, 09:33 PM
GINGER! OMGoodness! Those look incredible!!!! I'll be back with a link to my favorite cupcake recipe...TO DIE FOR!

jtbusman(Jamie)
04-28-2011, 09:37 PM
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2010/04/schoolyard-cupcakes.htmlhttp://www.melskitchencafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Final1-450x367.jpg and then I filled them with this:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen-blog/2010/03/a-tasty-recipe-thats-the-best-frosting-ive-ever-had/

I know it's a bit of work, but it's sooooooooooooo worth it!

Serial Crafter
04-28-2011, 09:39 PM
I think there must be a link between scrapbooking and cooking. I also have cooking blog, Farmersgirl Kitchen, (http://farmersgirl.blogspot.com) which I've published for four years.

My favourite go to recipe website is the BBC Good Food (http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/) site

GingerScraps
04-28-2011, 10:46 PM
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2010/04/schoolyard-cupcakes.htmlhttp://www.melskitchencafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Final1-450x367.jpg and then I filled them with this:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen-blog/2010/03/a-tasty-recipe-thats-the-best-frosting-ive-ever-had/

I know it's a bit of work, but it's sooooooooooooo worth it!
Oh My!! Jamie!!! Your a woman after my own heart!! I am soo trying that :)


I think there must be a link between scrapbooking and cooking. I also have cooking blog, Farmersgirl Kitchen, (http://farmersgirl.blogspot.com) which I've published for four years.

My favourite go to recipe website is the BBC Good Food (http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/) site
mmmmm looks so yummy!! The[/URL][URL="http://farmersgirl.blogspot.com/2011/04/hollandaise.html"]Hollandaise sauce mmmmmm (http://farmersgirl.blogspot.com/2011/04/hollandaise.html)

jtbusman(Jamie)
04-28-2011, 10:48 PM
oh, and you HAVE to try these too!!!
http://www.justgetoffyourbuttandbake.com/?p=2055
http://www.justgetoffyourbuttandbake.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/IMG_7314.jpg

jtbusman(Jamie)
04-28-2011, 11:00 PM
Oh My!! Jamie!!! Your a woman after my own heart!! I am soo trying that :)


LOL Ginger!! I love cupcakes because I can indulge with portion control http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/CBSA/smileyvault-cute-big-smiley-animated-021.gif (http://www.smileyvault.com/)

GingerScraps
04-28-2011, 11:26 PM
LOL Ginger!! I love cupcakes because I can indulge with portion control http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/CBSA/smileyvault-cute-big-smiley-animated-021.gif (http://www.smileyvault.com/)
Hahaha, now if I could only eat just one that might work. LOL

jtbusman(Jamie)
04-28-2011, 11:29 PM
Hahaha, now if I could only eat just one that might work. LOL

SHHHHH!!!!! That's my story and I'm sticking to it http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/CBSS/smileyvault-cute-big-smiley-static-005.jpg (http://www.smileyvault.com/)

trina513
04-30-2011, 04:25 AM
LOL LOL - get off your butt and bake - totally cracked me up!!

and OMGosh those look NUMMY!! I have a FEW birthdays this month - might have to try most of these (mine, son's, BIL's, friend f/ gradeschool, niece....not to mention anniversary)

jtbusman(Jamie)
04-30-2011, 04:31 AM
you can send any leftovers my way!!!!! :D

jtbusman(Jamie)
05-18-2011, 05:37 PM
Just saw this and looks delish!
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2011/05/marinated-caprese-salad.html
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Caprese-Salad-BLOG-301x450.jpg

PixelsByJen
05-18-2011, 07:08 PM
I am addicted to pinterest and all of the recipes I can link from there, I think you can see my page here:
http://pinterest.com/pixelsbyjen/pins/

GingerScraps
05-18-2011, 07:54 PM
I am addicted to pinterest and all of the recipes I can link from there, I think you can see my page here:
http://pinterest.com/pixelsbyjen/pins/

me too! Julie just got me hooked last week :)
http://pinterest.com/gingerscraps/

trina513
05-18-2011, 08:03 PM
That site looks kinda fun! I was looking at your site Ginger - and those PB brownie truffle things look AMAZING!! I should make myself some...I'm having a pity party for myself today....those would be uplifting - LOL

GingerScraps
05-18-2011, 08:06 PM
If you do... let me know if they are good :)
Oh and if you want to join pintrest let me know, I will send you an invite.

jtbusman(Jamie)
05-18-2011, 10:50 PM
That site looks kinda fun! I was looking at your site Ginger - and those PB brownie truffle things look AMAZING!! I should make myself some...I'm having a pity party for myself today....those would be uplifting - LOL

Awe Trina, why are you having a pity party?? You didn't invite me? Cuz I'm on day 2 of my pity party :D I made these (and they sure are yummy) http://www.melskitchencafe.com/2010/02/oatmeal-chocolate-caramel-bars.html http://www.melskitchencafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Straight-Close-up-JPG-with-tag-450x337.jpg

I'm afraid to look at the pinterest site...not another site for me to be addicted to???

PixelsByJen
05-18-2011, 10:56 PM
I wanna know how they turn out too. I am the only one who like pb so have to say it is good before I will make the effort. I am making the skillet chocolate chip cookie and the mini poptarts today :)

trina513
05-19-2011, 03:12 AM
I didnt get a chance to make them yet - was trying to scrap myself happy - LOL! Instead just got cranky at the kids for interrupting me...LOL

I'm having a pity party becuase my back still hurts and I can't do the things I want to :( I asked the chiro if I could go biking (my one night of week that I get to have time w/o the kids) and she said absolutely not - I could only go for 15 minutes - not the 1.5 hours that I'd like. I havent exercised in over a week, I feel like I'm gaining all my weight back I worked so hard to lose, and my ILs are leaving tomorrow for 10 days (which is nice - but that also means our sitter is leaving...) Ugh. So it's 9p, kids are al in bed, hubby is biking (turd...) and i'm debating about jsut giong to bed...

jtbusman(Jamie)
05-19-2011, 03:22 AM
I didnt get a chance to make them yet - was trying to scrap myself happy - LOL! Instead just got cranky at the kids for interrupting me...LOL

I'm having a pity party becuase my back still hurts and I can't do the things I want to :( I asked the chiro if I could go biking (my one night of week that I get to have time w/o the kids) and she said absolutely not - I could only go for 15 minutes - not the 1.5 hours that I'd like. I havent exercised in over a week, I feel like I'm gaining all my weight back I worked so hard to lose, and my ILs are leaving tomorrow for 10 days (which is nice - but that also means our sitter is leaving...) Ugh. So it's 9p, kids are al in bed, hubby is biking (turd...) and i'm debating about jsut giong to bed...

I'm really sorry Trina - I do hope that darn back of yours heals soon! They sure do take forever, don't they! Don't be so hard on yourself for not exercising! You're injured! Unless you've been sitting on the couch and literally NOT moving and stuffing your face - you won't gain all that weight back! (which I know you haven't been cuz I seem to recall you being yelled at for trying to clean...lol)

I have to thank you for making me laugh so hard I had tears in my eyes! Don't know why, but you calling your husband a "turd" just struck my funny bone!!

You'll get back to biking in no time! If you need a break and want to drive 5 ours down by me, I can watch your kids! (If only, right!)

trina513
05-19-2011, 03:27 AM
I'm really sorry Trina - I do hope that darn back of yours heals soon! They sure do take forever, don't they! Don't be so hard on yourself for not exercising! You're injured! Unless you've been sitting on the couch and literally NOT moving and stuffing your face - you won't gain all that weight back! (which I know you haven't been cuz I seem to recall you being yelled at for trying to clean...lol)

I have to thank you for making me laugh so hard I had tears in my eyes! Don't know why, but you calling your husband a "turd" just struck my funny bone!!

You'll get back to biking in no time! If you need a break and want to drive 5 ours down by me, I can watch your kids! (If only, right!)

LOL! Well you made me literally LAUGH OUT LOUD - sitting her bymyself - LOL! I figured "turd" was a nice word for him right now :) It's not fair, I wish he'd be stuck home too - and help clean...UGH! I know, it takes time, and patience, but ugh. I dont think it helps that my hormones are all messed up still - Evan's almost 6 mos - and his sleep pattern keeps changing, which is messing up things!!

prettyingreen
05-19-2011, 04:09 AM
ok LOL i had to LOL at "turd" too!

Ambelleina
07-22-2011, 02:44 PM
Ok here's the new recipe for what I made last night; it went over GREAT!

Beef and Biscuits! (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/beef-and-biscuit/detail.aspx)

It was really easy to make and SUPER yummy and filling! It was almost like creamy chili and biscuits--mmm mmm!

Scrapper
08-04-2011, 01:27 AM
Thanks so much ladies for all your delicious recipe sites to visit & later to indulge :)

Here's a good Australian one! ~ http://www.recipes.com.au/Pages/home.aspx

cfalbro
08-04-2011, 09:33 PM
Do you girls know of any sites that do free menu planning? It's something I'm really trying to get into, but I keep getting stumped up : (

EhKho
09-16-2011, 07:54 PM
Cari, Jacque & Sarah all wanted to know what Toad in the Hole is...so here is a recipe :D

It's delicious but incredibly fattening and such a faff to make LOL

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/toad-in-the-hole-with-roasted-onion-gravy.html

Bon Appetite!

CariCreates
09-16-2011, 07:56 PM
Yay, thanks Irene! :D

webdesignmom
09-16-2011, 08:17 PM
Cari, Jacque & Sarah all wanted to know what Toad in the Hole is...so here is a recipe :D

It's delicious but incredibly fattening and such a faff to make LOL

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/toad-in-the-hole-with-roasted-onion-gravy.html

Bon Appetite!

I do a lazy version of this recipe. I do everything for this in a frying pan. I use a slice of buttered bread cut a hole in the center of the bread and drop the egg mixture in the hole. The circle cut outs also get placed in the frying pan. Kids love it. They have the egg in the middle of the toast and then they have the circle toast cut outs.

EhKho
09-16-2011, 08:21 PM
Yay, thanks Irene! :D

You're welcome!


I do a lazy version of this recipe. I do everything for this in a frying pan. I use a slice of buttered bread cut a hole in the center of the bread and drop the egg mixture in the hole. The circle cut outs also get placed in the frying pan. Kids love it. They have the egg in the middle of the toast and then they have the circle toast cut outs.

They're called ox-eye eggs and are nothing like Toad in the Hole ;)

webdesignmom
09-16-2011, 08:28 PM
Hmmm my step mother must of been lying all this time....that's what she told us they were called when we were kids.....but it doesn't matter anymore I never see her anyways.

EhKho
09-16-2011, 08:35 PM
What you make is called ox-eye eggs over here...it could be like ummmmm Jelly/Jam and Jello/Jelly...? lol

webdesignmom
09-16-2011, 08:36 PM
Oh ok I get it the translation could be different then. Thanks.

PriddySweetJill
09-24-2011, 03:54 AM
OMG. Time to stalk a new thread.

I would LOVE an invite for pinterest if anyone wouldn't mind. :)

I'm a huge fan of Rachel Ray, everything of her's that I've made so far has been amazing.

Scrapper
01-12-2012, 01:04 AM
OMG. Time to stalk a new thread.

I'm a huge fan of Rachel Ray, everything of her's that I've made so far has been amazing.

What is her link please ?

I'm loving ~ www.allrecipes.com (http://www.allrecipes.com) ~ fantastic recipes ~ thanks to the scrapper who posted this link :)

Scrapper
01-12-2012, 01:10 AM
Nice! I'll have to check that one out. I'm always looking for new ideas. I have the pickiest kids in the world :( I've recently become a big fan of Pioneer Woman (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/), too! Out of the recipes of hers that I've tried, I haven't found one I dislike.

I also like Pioneer Woman - thanks so much Sparagus & thanks to redutedaisy for Allrecipes :)

sassygirlandi
03-29-2012, 05:35 PM
Kevin and Amanda have an amazing recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo - super delicious! Thanks for sharing these links, I'll have to try them out.

cuddly14ever
04-17-2012, 01:26 PM
I have a simple morning recipe on my blog for the kids at heart.... I mean what kid doesn't like honey??? If you would like you can see my oatmeal recipe on my blog: http://3b2j.blogspot.com/

I also will be posting some of my kids favorite pancake recipes- they go bonkers over them

Scrapper
04-30-2013, 03:24 AM
oh, and you HAVE to try these too!!!
http://www.justgetoffyourbuttandbake.com/?p=2055
http://www.justgetoffyourbuttandbake.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/IMG_7314.jpg

OH! MY! These looks delicious.. I've got to try these beary soon :D

Thanks so much for all the great recipe websites :D

Scrapper
04-30-2013, 04:48 AM
Do you girls know of any sites that do free menu planning? It's something I'm really trying to get into, but I keep getting stumped up : (

Yes Allrecipes @ http://allrecipes.com/ have FREE menu planning :) Or Do It Yourself with their planners :D + You can make your own Recipe Box there by saving your favourites :D

Scrapper
05-06-2013, 12:24 PM
Thanks for the inspiration Jamie... I made these on Friday & they are delicious... mine look a little different because I used the wrong flour but the flavour is still there!!

Here's my layout to show my TREATS (thanks Connie) @ http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=95215&nocache=1

http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/684/Treats.jpg

PLUS an extra for this month's Font Challenge - Sweet Treats @ http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/showphoto.php?photo=95213&title=sweet-treats&cat=762

http://gallery.gingerscraps.net/data/762/Sweet-Treats.jpg

LyllahRaven
09-23-2013, 06:40 PM
It is officially fall in the USA, and one of my favorite fall recipes is Apple slices with Caramel. Home made caramel is EASY, and very yummy.

1 stick of real butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream (or milk, but milk will make the caramel get harder)
2 TBSP light corn syrup
A dash of salt

Put everything into a saucepan. If you have one with a heavy bottom, that works best, but any will work. Turn the heat on medium. Stir it together with a wisk as the butter melts, but once the butter is completely melted stop stirring and just let it cook. It will bubble and look slightly foamy. Let it cook for 5-7 minutes. DO NOT STIR during that time. At all. It's hard to do, but don't do it. Use this time to get a glass bowl or some other non-plastic container for your extremely hot caramel. Your caramel will start to turn slightly darker, sometimes getting streaks of darker brown in it. Take it off of the heat and pour into the bowl or other container you got ready. DO NOT LET ANY OF THE CARAMEL TOUCH YOUR SKIN. I am not joking, it will blister you immediately. It is HOT. Give it a few minutes to cool off before you touch it, and even then use caution. It will stay pourable/dippable for about 20-30 minutes before setting up. Adding more cream to the recipe will lengthen this time, and 1/2 a cup of heavy cream will keep it soft.

This caramel is also fantastic for pouring over popcorn. If you want to get creative, add a little pumpkin spice to the mix as well.