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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Weekend Cooking- New Pinterest Recipes

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Although I haven't been cooking too much lately, mostly because between my husband having lots of work dinners and us staying at our new vacation home in Florida we haven't been home too much,  but I have tried a few new Pinterest recipes that have worked out quite well.

One recent Friday night, my husband asked me to make him Spanish Rice. I'm not a big fan of Spanish Rice, so I checked out Pinterest to see if there was something new that would be easy to make alongside the rice dish for me to eat.

I found this Chicken Meatball Orzo Soup that turned out so well. I was a little afraid that the chicken meatballs would be dry, but these were very juicy and tasty. This recipe is one that I will make again when the weather turns cool.

 The recipe came from Will Cook For Smiles, and it is a winner. The link is here.
Photo from Will Cook For Smiles

I made this recipe for Rosemary Chicken with Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions because I looked in my refrigerator and I had rosemary, mushrooms and onions, and just had to pick up some chicken cutlets at the grocery store.

It's another easy one, great for a simple weeknight dinner when you don't have much time to get dinner on the table. I added some rice and a green salad on the side and Bob's your uncle, dinner is served.

This recipe came from Recipes, Food & Cooking, and can be found here.
Photo from Recipes, Food & Cooking
This last recipe I made because I had delicious pears from the fundraising dinner we attended for Hudson River Healthcare Foundation a few weeks ago. (My post about that is here.) This one is from Cooking Light, called Prosciutto, Pear and Blue Cheese Sandwich, and is great for a ladies luncheon.

The recipe is here.
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr- Cooking Light
One last thing- my friend's daughter Hannah just started a blog called Me Oh My Ohio, and she has some very cute photos of her holiday decorations for her mantel in her new home in Ohio. She is very clever, and uses inexpensive things like dried corn and beans in decorative jars that is so clever and cute. Check out her blog here.

How great does this look? Photo from Me Oh My Ohio

Have you found any great new recipes lately? Share them in comments.


  1. I am pinning all three recipes. They look fantastic! And I'll check out your friend's blog -- I love decorating with clever and inexpensive items.

  2. I did find a great recipe this week---just a minute ago. On your blog. The soup looks DEElicious!

  3. The chicken & mushrooms will be a must for me, I love that combination. Hey, I'm in Florida too! But I bet you aren't near Tallahassee, this part of the state is never a popular vacation destination 😣

    1. Oh, we are further south in Longboat Key (Sarasota). At least you don't have the traffic!

    2. That's about 4 1/2 hours away from us I think. And yeah, the traffic, I don't miss that.

  4. I've just pinned all of these recipes! Longboat Key is beautiful :)

  5. I'm going to pin the first and last recipes.I love pears but have never tried them on a sandwich.

    Going now to check out Hannah's blog.

  6. I'm not a huge mushroom fan but that Chicken Meatball Orzo soup looks fantastic! I love soups - especially as it's starting to get cooler and orzo makes everything better!

  7. All three recipes sound amazing. Will have to give them a try, and will visit Hannah's blog as well.

  8. The Chicken Meatball soup looks delicious. Not familiar with chicken meatballs.

  9. I actually cook more at our holiday homw - which we call a bach. Cheers from Carole's Chatter