Recent Recipe Reviews Round 1

New Series! So excited. I will skip the mountains of giddiness and dive right in to tell you what recipes I've tried recently, and what worked and didn't work for our family.

1. Instant Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni

This was DELICIOUS. I did some serious modifying of this recipe, because my small people (and I) are particular and will not eat some of the ingredients in the original recipe (like mustard and hot sauce). I used all sharp cheddar cheese because that is what I had, and I thought the extra zing of sharp cheese would make up for the lack of other spices and flavorings. I was correct. It was good hearty comfort food, and we all loved it.

2.  Whole Wheat Bread with Starter

This recipe was from the Our Daily Bread cookbook by Stella Standard. It appears that this book is out of print, but you can still find the odd copy on Amazon, Ebay, or your local used bookstore. It came out great and I will definitely make it again, doubling the recipe because this only makes one loaf.

3. Leftover Turkey Soup

This was delicious too, and a great use for leftover Thanksgiving turkey. I used dried onion and added some dried garlic. My young kids are not fantastic soup-eaters, but they did well enough and I would make this again.

4. Quick No Knead Pizza Dough

This is hands down my go to pizza dough recipe. It is fantastic, and I have been using it for about three years. Uncle Jerry, you know how to make pizza dough. I can pull a pizza together in about 30 minutes, which in our area is quicker than getting a delivery. I also use this dough for flat breads, garlic knots, you name it. I may have even made it into a baguette once.

 If you have a recipe that you would like me to include in my recipe reviews, please send me an email! This goes for recipes you've written yourself, or recipes that you are curious about.