6 months down! Recipe recap

In my quest to learn 50 new recipes in a year, I’ve hit the 6 month mark!! (Well, the 6 month happened while we were away, but clearly no cooking/baking was going to be occurring during that time.)

As it stands now, I’ve made 32 recipes
– My busiest month was January
– 4 were dessert recipes
– 6 recipes came from some form of a Better Homes & Gardens cookbook
– I made 6 Pioneer Woman (or Tasty Kitchen) recipes
– My slow cooker was utilized 10 times
Rachael Ray made an appearance in our repertoire 5 times
– Out of 32 recipes, there are 3 that I wouldn’t make again

Not bad!! I’ve already got 2 new recipes to learn this week (maybe 3).  Here’s a breakdown of what I’ve made so far!


1. Keys-Style Citrus Chicken – Better Homes & Gardens

2. Easy French Onion Soup – Kyla Roma

3. Best Lasagna. Ever. – Pioneer Woman

4. CrockPot Thai Curry w/ Chicken – A Year of Slow Cooking

5. Spaghetti w/ Artichoke Hearts & Tomatoes – Pioneer Woman

6. Cheeseburger Soup – Ultimate Slow Cooker Book (BHG)

7. S’mores Fudge – Baking Bites


8. Sweet Potato Chili – A Year of Slow Cooking

9. Grapefruit & Avocado w/ Cilantro Cream – Healthy Heart Cookbook (AMA)

10. Cilantro Lime Rice – Cooking Mexican Recipes (blog)

11. Crock Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos – Tasty Kitchen

12. 5 Ingredient Tortellini Soup – Rachael Ray

13. Crock Pot Asian Chicken Wings* – RecipeZaar


14. Chicken and Asparagus in White Wine Sauce – Cooking Light

15. Slow Cooker Barbeque – AllRecipes.com

16. Red Beans Creole – Ultimate Slow Cooker Book (BHG)

17. Crock Pot Hot Wings – RecipeZaar

18. Chili-Garlic Glazed Salmon w/ Thai Style Rice* – Cooking Light


19. Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup – Rachael Ray

20. Pita Bread Salad – Rachael Ray

21. Oven Roasted Mushrooms & Asparagus – The Sweets Life

22. Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches (Crock Pot) – Just Another Day in {Our Midwest} Paradise, who got it from Jeans Friday.

23. Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting – Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

24. Ribeye Steak w/ Whiskey Cream Sauce – Pioneer Woman


25. Citrus-Spiked Steak Salad – Rachael Ray

26. Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Baking Bites


27. Monster Cookies (w/ Pretzel M&Ms) – SimplyRecipes.com

28. Tuna Steaks w/ Broccoli and Couscous – Rachael Ray

29. Ginger-Tomato Chicken* – Ultimate Slow Cooker Book (BHG)

30. Raspberry Chicken w/ Plantains – Indoor Grilling (BHG)

31. Chicken Taco Pasta – The Pan That Can cookbook (BHG)


32. Slow Cooker Green Chili Tacos – (I made chicken) – Tasty Kitchen

*Would not make again


  1. You've been busy in the kitchen! Monster cookies with pretzel m&ms sound unbelievable!

  2. Shoshanah says:

    Now that we finally have a crockpot, I really need to start trying out more slow cooker recipes. Do you have any that stand out as favorites?

  3. Suburban Sweetheart says:

    Yum to almost EVERYthing! I'm moving back in with my mom soon, for a bit at least, and I'm going to try to start cooking. Shopping will be much easier with a car…

  4. Jessica (Bayjb) says:

    Oh my gosh I'm so glad you posted this because I'm dying for new recipes. I'm in a desert!!! We must discuss more

  5. I love this!! I am totally stealing your idea for next year, haha! We are in such a recipe rut right now. We are both so insanely busy that we are lucky if there is homemade food at all….ugh. Must turn that around.

  6. Natalie says:

    Impressive–you've had a good 6 months, especially considering how busy you've been! Looking forward to seeing what you make in the next 6!

  7. Practically Perfect... says:

    Oooh – I am bookmarking this post! These are some great recipe ideas 🙂

  8. Stella Blue says:

    OMG, I'm going to have to try to convert some of these to vegetarian, they sound so good!


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