Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Recipe Link Love

I've been trying new recipes left and right lately. The long winter months are the perfect time to add a great recipe to your repertoire, so you can whip it out in the busier summer months without much fuss. I thought that I'd share a few online recipe finds, both the hits and the misses, with you today:

I made this delicious chowder for supper tonight. It was really rich, so I don't know how often I would repeat it, but Dan and his dad were both fans. I added extra veggies to the original recipe - it's the perfect one for cleaning out your veggie drawers.
Verdict? A keeper.

I prepared the batter for this recipe last week and have made three little batches of fresh muffins since then. It's the best idea ever! You have a large container of muffin batter in the fridge that you can dip into anytime that you want a hot muffin! I haven't added anything to the muffins yet, just sprinkled a bit of coarse sugar on top of them before they went into the oven. 
Verdict? A definite keeper.

This recipe was beyond delicious! I made it in the oven instead of the slow cooker, and I tossed the diced chicken in cornstarch before pouring the sauce on, so the sauce would thicken in the heat. I left it in the oven for 25-30 minutes, instead of the recommended 20, since I felt that it wasn't ready. We ate this yummy chicken dish with rice and steamed veggies.
Verdict? Amazing!

I made this punch for the accessories swap that I hosted a few weeks ago. It was a really pretty colour, and made a nice sized batch. It would have been great if I had crushed ice to mix in. I wasn't too impressed with the flavour: I could hardly taste the cherry. Maybe if you pureed some of the cherries and added them to the punch it would help.
Verdict? Not a repeat.

This recipe was amazing! I kept going back to the fridge for little spoonfuls of it. We can't wait to try it once it's barbecue season again: it would be perfect with a grilled steak and corn on the cob. I made it without the sausages (gross!) and added a lot more veggies. The barbecue flavour was just enough - not too overwhelming.
Verdict? Amazing!

This recipe was a disappointment. Dan didn't mind it, but it grossed me out. The dressing ingredients didn't mesh together at all, I could totally taste the dijon and rice vinegar. The slaw stayed much too crunchy, too. I used either cashews or walnuts instead of the almonds that the recipe called for, and plain yoghurt instead of the Greek. 
Verdict? Not a repeat. Ever.

Have you tried any new recipes that you've found online? Do share!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. We tried the honey sauced chicken the other night. I brined my chicken and then did it all on the stove with a little less honey then called for. Turned out good! Tasted rather like chicken teriyaki- which I wasn't expecting- but it was yummy:)

    1. Yay! I'm so glad you tried it. It did taste like chicken teriyaki... minus some of the saltiness. It's always fun to find new recipes!

    2. I used japanese soya sauce- which I think maybe is saltier?? Plus I um didn't measure the salt and have a feeling I was generous:P whhhooops:)

    3. I used japanese soy sauce, too, but i didn't add any other form of salt. I'm not a big salt fan, so I tend to omit it from recipes. Also... if you brined it that may have contributed as well?

  2. I've been fonding loads of great recipies through Pinterest lately. Our fave at the moment is Meatball Sliders http://pinterest.com/pin/284500901430178649/


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