Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Creative In The Kitchen?

I am a collector of cookbooks. My hubby always teased me about being a collector of them since I didn't crack them open very often! I will admit I am a creature of habit and can tend to make the same meals all month just on different days...and then start over again next month!

That was true at least until I discovered linking up for recipes! I have loved discovering new dishes to try each week...I have to remind myself to look for dinners not just yummy desserts though! Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Tasty Tuesday have been a blessing to our family! My menus each month have delicious surprises!

I have to give a holy wow and thank you to the ladies that shared these recipes we tried this past week:

The dough that the Lemon Drop Cookies were made from reminded my hubby of a cookie his mom makes. She puts strawberry jam in the thumbprint and rolls the outside with crushed nuts...they are so good!

Now, since hubby is always encouraging me to not be so exact on recipes, to get creative, I decided to use the dough but add something different. (We ate all those lemon drop cookies in two days!)

I am not the biggest risk taker or creative genius in the kitchen so I just added chocolate chips...and kept the same ball shape...slow down I know! They kind of reminded me of little balls of raw cookie dough...the kind you can safely eat though since these were baked!

They were good, though not as good as the Lemon Drop Cookies! I think next time I may make them in a pan so I can cut them in bars. I also thought they may be good if the bars had a gooey topping, maybe peanut butter and chocolate? I am open to any suggestions, this was my first attempt at stepping outside of a recipe. Not the biggest step, but baby steps right?

This post is linked with Blessed With Grace for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Balancing Beauty and Bedlam for Tasty Tuesday. Spice up your monthly menus by getting some fresh ideas there! I can't wait to see what new dishes I can try!

Blessed with GraceBeauty and Bedlam



  1. Keep trying new things! Some of my best recipes are alterations of tried and true recipes. I generally find just changing things up a little at a time and re-creating the recipe over and over helps me tweak it just right for my family's taste. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'll be back to visit again soon. God bless!

  2. I used to collect cookbooks, too. Then we moved 3 times in 3 years. I got rid of the cookbooks. :-) My husband is an extremely picky eater so I wasn't making that stuff anyway.

  3. I love trying new recipes too. These sound like wonderful memes and ways for us to share recipes.

  4. I am with you love cookbooks and have found many great recipes on many different blogs

  5. I love to experiment with recipes, too, and also love cookbooks! Keep on trying new things! :)

  6. Thanks everyone!

    Kim: that is too funny! My hubby is a picky eater too...maybe that's why some nights after dinner he is looking for an entire package of cookies to eat! ;o)


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