One of the best things about the web is that people share a lot of wonderful things. One of those things are their very own recipes. Whether these are recipes they’ve inherited from their parents or grandparents, or something they’ve discovered on their own, seeing and learning from them has always been an eye opener as I get to see, feel and taste things that are new to me and would probably otherwise wouldn’t ever have been able to experience.
Our Recipe Picks
Here are some of the best recipes I’ve come across lately on the web’s food blogs. To give their dishes justice, the photos below are from the respective food blogs.
Low Carb Pizza Frittata (Amuse Your Bouche)
I’ve been trying to consistently do one day without meat a week and this is something I’ll be making for that. It’s a playful vegetarian twist from Becca at Amuse Your Bouche. Love the name of her blog by the way.
At first glance you’d think that it’s a pretty looking pizza. But guess what, its a frittata disguised as a pizza. How clever!
It’s got your favorite pizza sauce with oozing mozzarella cheese. Plus toppings!
Crispy Parmesan Cauliflower Bites (Closet Cooking)
I’m sure this will be my kids’ favorites. Little do they know that they’re eating vegetables, something they try to avoid whenever possible.
This super cool snack comes courtesy of Kevin Lynch over at Closet Cooking. I just love that I can make them for guests or when everybody’s sitting around since they’re bite sized pieces.
Chinese Barbecue Spare Ribs (Appetite for China)
From Diana at Appetite for China, we have Barbecue Spareribs Chinese Style. She uses a mix of the some common Chinese sauces and condiments to make the tasty BBQ sauce on the spareribs.
This lets me skip some nights of Chinese takeout for something healthier since I know what’s going into the dish.
Slow Cooker Chili (Blog Chef)
From Bobby over at Blog Chef is his Slow Cooker Chili. I love chili and I like eating beans. But for some reason I don’t like chili with beans. Not sure why. It’s like I like eating chicken, pork and beef and I like eating fruits, but anytime you mix fruits with any protein I’m not a happy camper. Weird right?
This is why I’m happy that this chili recipe doesn’t include beans. It’s also perfect for keeping warm lately.
Peanut Butter Cheesecake (How Sweet It Is)
Once I saw its picture, I knew there was no way I wasn’t going to try it. Well at least soon. Since it’s a cake and has to do with flour and baking I’m taking my time to psych myself for it. I’m nowhere close to being comfortable with baked recipes or anything pastry related.
This one comes to use from Jessica at How Sweet It Is, and it looks oh so delicious.
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cinnamon Frosting (Baking Bites)
If you prefer smaller bites, this lovely looking pumpkin cupcake comes with maple cinnamon frosting by way of Nicole over at Baking Bites.
If I somehow am able to replicate them so they come out looking as beautiful as hers (and taste as they should), I’m wondering if I’ll ever be able to make myself eat them. They’re so pretty to look at.
Loaded Sweet Potato Skins with Pinto Beans (a Couple of Cooks)
If you like baked potato skins, this tasty offering from Sonja and Alex at a Couple of Cooks is what you’ll want to try. It puts a slight twist on the regular potato skins by using sweet potatoes which are much healthier that the regular potatoes we usually seen used.
This makes a great side dish as well as a snack. And oh, the cheese. I just love cheese.
Seared Filet Mignon with Red Wine Peppercorn Reduction (The Lazy Mom)
Our last, but not least recipe find for this edition comes from Trisha over at The Lazy Mom. It’s a pan seared filet mignon on a red wine peppercorn reduction.
This one was my husband’s favorite. And while it may not come as much of a surprise because he’s a meat lover, he definitely raved about the dish more than twice. So I know it’s a keeper. I’m definitely keeping this recipe stored away for future use.
top image from: freaky_designz