Saturday, January 28, 2012

Favorites: New Recipes of 2011

2011 was filled with many good new recipes.  A few I have shared here, sadly most I have not.  I wish I could share more recipes, but in order to do that I have to cook the dish once to test it out and then cook it again, not too close to the first time I cooked it so my family does not get the same thing in a week, but not wait too long so that I forget about it.  And then taking pictures while cooking with kids hanging on my legs or trying to help, whew, makes me tired just thinking about it.  Hopefully this year I will share more recipes with you!  I promise to try harder.

Anyways (sorry for the confessional there), here are a few of my favorite new recipes from last year.  The first two I have posted here, the second two I have not.

I know we are far away from squash season, but this was definitely one of my favorites from last year.  Simple.  Rustic.  Delicious.  And Easy!  I am always looking for different ways to serve vegetables and this became a staple at our house through the summer.  Here is a link to the recipe.  

This recipe is from Cooking Light.  I have not made it in awhile, so I honestly cannot remember if I changed the recipe any from the original.  Does not matter, you will love it!  Here is the link to the recipe.

I have been meaning to post about this pot roast for a little while.  We first had it right before Christmas and the title of the dish is correct!  This is the Perfect Pot Roast!  You will throw away all your other pot roast recipes once you make this!  I will tell you, this pot roast you cook in the oven instead of a crock pot, which makes it sound like it is not as easy and convenient, but it is so easy and it literally melts in your mouth.  In her recipe, Pioneer Woman says the red wine is optional, but THE RED WINE IS NOT OPTIONAL!  You will not believe how good the red wine makes this pot roast.  And an added bonus is your house will smell heavenly as it is cooking.  Here is the link to Pioneer Woman's Recipe.

*This picture is not mine.  It is straight from myrecipes.com
This is probably our favorite new recipe from 2011.  I hesitate to share it because I do cook it a little differently from the recipe on the website, but if I am sharing my favorite recipes, I just could not leave this one off.  In a nutshell what I do differently is slow cook the beef for 8 hours.  Any kind of beef cooked for 8 hours is going to melt in your mouth!  I will try to make this in the next couple of weeks and share my revised recipe with you.  For now, you can get the recipe here.


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