New Year, New Recipes

@FayeHazel (22124)
United States
January 18, 2017 9:46pm CST
Another New Year's resolution I sort of made was to make more new recipes.  All too often I find that I either get busy and end up going though a fast food drive through, or resorting to my old stand-by recipes.  Of course it helps that I have a wide variety of recipes that I like to fall back on, ones that I can make without even thinking about it and know turn out well.  However my mom and myself like to clip and save recipes and we each have a great number of them to start trying to use.  In the past my excuse was that my new recipes were messy, however this winter I have taken it on myself to organize.  During the organization process I threw out recipes that either looked like they took too many ingredients, used ingredients that are hard to find here, required too much prep work that I couldn't see myself doing, or anything similar to that.  I pitched all the ones that I didn't think I would ever actually be interested in making.  Then I glued them to pages in sections - the usual, snacks, soups and salads, main dishes, sides dishes, desserts and of course, a junk drawer page.  I think I will make it my goal to make at least 24 new recipes this year.  That's 2 a month and to me it does seem doable.  So far I'm on target for January.  One is an onion soup recipe that turned out easy and good and one is a recipe I made up for lasagna - all cheese.  Of course I would be pleased to get in a few more recipes....  Do you save recipes? Photo: Mine
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@teamfreak16 (42475)
• Denver, Colorado
19 Jan 17
No, I'm basically good at making scrambled eggs, pancakes, and burgers. My girlfriend is a chef and doesn't use them.
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@FayeHazel (22124)
• United States
19 Jan 17
I envy your burger skills. I love a good burger but I am terrible at making them. What is the secret? I like a good "bar" burger, but I think that it's maybe the grade of beef, - fatty and unhealthy but ever so tasty
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@teamfreak16 (42475)
• Denver, Colorado
19 Jan 17
@FayeHazel - Bar burgers are second only to bowling alley burgers.
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@FayeHazel (22124)
• United States
19 Jan 17
@teamfreak16 Well well I'll have to check that out ;-)
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@TRBRocks420 (85808)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Jan 17
I just remember recipes in my brain mostly, but once in awhile.
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@FayeHazel (22124)
• United States
19 Jan 17
What's your favorite thing to make?
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@TRBRocks420 (85808)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Jan 17
@FayeHazel Not sure about my favorite. I make some good spicy tacos or homemade chili though, also spaghetti.
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@FayeHazel (22124)
• United States
19 Jan 17
@TRBRocks420 Oooo spicy tacos = supper at your place. lol.
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@magallon (18085)
• Philippines
19 Jan 17
Yes I do save them.. I have a cookbook too.
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@FayeHazel (22124)
• United States
19 Jan 17
I love getting inspired by cook books
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@magallon (18085)
• Philippines
19 Jan 17
@FayeHazel cookbooks are very useful especially to those who are just learning to cook.
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19 Jan 17
My girlfriend is crazy about recipes ( somtimes I think she likes more recipes than me ).
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@FayeHazel (22124)
• United States
19 Jan 17
Ha ha, oh no! Well at least you will always know what to buy as a gift for her - (cookbooks!)
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19 Jan 17
@FayeHazel Oh yeah!
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@JudyEv (141446)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Jan 17
I think this is a great idea. It is easy to get stuck on recipes that are easy to do and that you know well.
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@FayeHazel (22124)
• United States
19 Jan 17
Thanks! I've met my quota for this month, though getting an extra 1 in would be good too....
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@JudyEv (141446)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan 17
@FayeHazel Maybe I should do this. I'm supposed to cook once a week when Vince goes to golf. Even that seems like a lot!
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@Hate2Iron (8115)
• Canada
19 Jan 17
24 new recipes... that is awesome! I am definitely going to give that a try for cookies lol... I do the baking around here.
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@FayeHazel (22124)
• United States
19 Jan 17
Oh cool! I would love to hear how that works for you. I envy your baking skill, that's one talent I'm not too good with
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@sishy7 (27592)
• Australia
19 Jan 17
Yeah, I have some recipes pretty much organized in 3 binders already so far just waiting for me to actually use them...
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@FayeHazel (22124)
• United States
19 Jan 17
Good for you for organizing them. It took me, like, 2 afternoons to finally get mine all sorted.
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• United States
21 Jan 17
I am a saver of recipes. When I see something that looks interesting, I bookmark it if I find it on the internet, or print it off. Now I need to actually try some of them. I have a group on Facebook that is dedicated to tested recipes and home remedies and I have posted a few recipes that I still have to try, and more that I have tried and enjoyed.