Category Archives: Easy recipes

day 21: turkey goulash

day 21: turkey goulash

I made dinner tonight for the first time in ages.

I can never tell what to make, because he doesn’t like a lot of food that I do. (But I like 99% of what he likes: I won’t touch celery!)
Mostly, I just can’t cook anything with a bunch of veggies, or plan on a barbecue with fresh sweet corn on the cob. (He’s a meat-and-potatoes-and-nothing-else kind of guy.)
Which means we are limited on our food choices and end up cycling the same recipes over and over again week after week.
That can be fine, but it’s not my cup of tea. I like variety sometimes.

So, I joined AllRecipes today and found a new recipe.
Well, new to us.
I’ve had goulash on a regular basis since I was a kid, minus the last four years. =D

It was an easy recipe, and good, too.
(And my picky eater ate it, and went back for seconds!)

Since my description has been so….forthcoming, I won’t post the recipe here. But I will include the link for it.
I did, however, make a few concessions. I used piccolini (small penne) instead of bowtie pasta, and we were out of stewed tomatoes, so I used diced and threw in a pinch each of rosemary and oregano, to help achieve the same basic flavor.

In fairness to Jacob, he does like things besides meat and potatoes, like pasta, french toast, celery (esp. with buffalo wings), and macaroni and cheese.
For the most part, though, he contentedly munches on steaks with baked potatoes (with no 3rd dish), hamburgers and fries (hold the garnish), chicken and rice (no salad, thank you) and buffalo wings with cheesy potatoes (…celery with ranch, please).

It’s just going to be interesting to see what happens when we have children:
"Jude, eat your green beans."
"But why, mommy? Daddy’s not eating his green beans…."


Posted by featheredpennyphoto on 2010-06-28 04:44:01

Tagged: , food , dinner , day 21 , project 365 , 365days , piccolini , turkey , diced tomatoes , basil , oregano , rosemary , concessions , food for a picky eater , fork , plate , 6.27.2010 , my everyday life

Easy Healthy Cooking Recipes and Ways to Prepare Them

Easy Healthy Cooking Recipes and Ways to Prepare Them

Even cooking easy healthy cooking recipes for the whole family is somewhat challenging, because you have to create tasty yet healthy foods to be enjoyed by the loved ones. Moms need to make healthy food ingredients as their new best friends, as they can provide all the good benefits for the kids… read more at……

Posted by Septic Tank & Toilet Portable on 2014-08-15 16:24:06

Tagged: , Diet Foods , health food diet nutrition , Healthy Diet Foods , Healthy Food , Healthy Recipes , Healthy Recipes Tips , Low Fat , Recipes , Tasty Diet Food , Yoghurt Sauce

Valentine Chex Mix Recipe

Valentine Chex Mix Recipe


9 cups Rice Chex® cereal
1 cup white vanilla baking chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup red, white and pink candy-coated chocolate candies
1/4 cup red or pink jimmies sprinkles


1. In large bowl, place cereal. In small microwavable bowl, microwave baking chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.

2. Place 1/2 of the cereal mixture in 1-gallon food-storage plastic bag. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, stir candies and sprinkles into remaining cereal mixture. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool, about 15 minutes.

4. In serving bowl, mix both cereal mixtures. Store in airtight container.

Posted by on 2010-01-21 21:16:12

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Easter Easy Mini Egg Cookies Recipe

Easter Easy Mini Egg Cookies Recipe

Easy Easter Mini Egg Cookies Recipe – now available for free at Just one of our Kids Recipes.

Posted by on 2012-03-09 13:20:52

Tagged: , Cookies , biscuits , Mini , Eggs , Easter , smarties , baking , recipes , recipies , easy , simple , kids

Autumn at the apple ranch – fall fun

Autumn at the apple ranch - fall fun

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy fall foliage at an apple ranch – and the apples are great for apple dessert recipes with fresh apples

Posted by SandwichINK on 2011-11-20 03:35:23

Tagged: , apple dessert recipes with fresh apples , easy apple recipes for kids