Recent Recipes

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I'm doing pretty well sticking with my goal of trying two new recipes a week and want to share the good ones. 

Up first is this kale and brussel sprout salad. Recipe can be found here. This is a pretty healthy salad, which I also something I'm looking for in new recipes. Juston and I both have some health and wellness goals we're trying to implement so this was in line with them. Lots of great nutrients in raw kale and brussel sprouts. I used turkey bacon instead of regular bacon. 

I was able to harvest a few more green peppers from the garden last week and have been wanting to try a stuffed pepper recipe for some time so I went for it. I couldn't find a specific recipe that I thought sounded good, so I just decided to wing it. It went a little something like this:
Sautee a diced onion and tsp garlic in olive oil. Add ground turkey package and cook thoroughly. I seasoned with salt, pepper and cayenne (small amount) as the turkey cooled. Seperately, I cooked a box of herb and butter rice, as turkey was browning. To the turkey pan, I added about 1/3- 1/2 a jar of Tostino's salsa along with a few fresh tomatoes from the garden diced up, then stirred the cooked rice in and added about a tbsp of taco seasoning or chili powder would work as well. 
I topped the peppers and the cut them in half, filled them to the top with the stuffing, added Mexican cheese on top and cooked at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes. They really were delicious. A definite recipe keeper.

This recipe is not new to us as I have been making these cookies every fall since Juston and I got married. I've been making pumpkin cookies since before pumpkin everything got trendy ;) I only make them once a year though considering I ate like 5 the first day. Good thing it was a long run day! 
You cream 1.5 sticks of butter with 2/3 cup packed brown sugar, 2/3 cup granulated sugar and a splash of vanilla until the mixture is fluffy. Then mix in a can of pumpkin, 2 eggs.  Add 2.5 cups of all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp salt mixing everything thoroughly. Spoon cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. 

Icing is 3 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 3 tbsp milk and 5 tbsp browned butter whipped together. Spread onto cooled cookies and enjoy :)


  1. These look delicious! I'm so ready to have a kitchen again so I can try new recipes out :)

    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    2. If you try nothing else, try the cookies! They are seriously so good!