Friday, August 20, 2021

Friday Fives - Five Recipes I've Made Recently


I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much.  This week is one of the not so much!  I've been getting back to experimenting a little with new recipes and I thought I'd share 5 recipes I've made recently and what I thought.

1. Creamy Cheesy White Chicken Chili from Yammie's Noshery - We have a go to chicken chili recipe so I was a little hesitant but this was so good and completely different from our other one so now we have two chicken chilis.  I followed the recipe exactly except that instead of using a rotisserie chicken I just boiled a couple of chicken breasts and shredded them.  It's got a touch of spice and is a yummy filling soup.  It reminded me a bit of an enchilada or taco soup.  

2.  Cheddar Cream Biscuits from Plain Chicken - I realized in the middle of cooking the other night that bread would go well with the meal so I threw together this biscuit recipe and it was so easy!  I'm not sure the cheese crumbles mentioned in the recipe still exist but grated cheddar works fine.  It's a one bowl and stir kind of recipe and I didn't cut it out into rounds but almost more like wedges and it worked great.  They also held up well for munching on the next day.

3.  Lemon Bundt Cake from Chef in Training - I made this cake for 4th of July and it was so yummy!  I did leave the zest out of the icing because I thought I had more lemon then I did but other then that I stuck to the recipe and it was so good!  I didn't do the pretty icing stripes but instead kind of iced the top half of the cake and it was still really pretty.  

4.  Hot German Potato Salad from No Biggie - This is the only type of potato salad my husband likes but I've yet to find a recipe I really like.  This may be the keeper.  It was really easy and very tasty.  I used the teeny tiny red potatoes and next time I will definitely use bigger potatoes  because I think my sauce to potato ratio was a little off but otherwise it was so good and heated up well the next day.  A good side dish for just about anything.

5.  Skillet Chicken in Balsamic Caramelized Onion Cream Sauce from Little Spice Jar - This was a touch more trouble then the other recipes but not too bad.  I didn't have fresh thyme or red pepper flakes so I substituted 1/3 teaspoon of dried thyme and a pinch of chili powder but otherwise followed the recipe exactly.  It was really good - especially with mashed potatoes - and definitely worth the extra few minutes it took me.

Have you discovered any new recipes lately?


  1. Cheddar Cream Biscuits sound delicious. I will try this one.

  2. Chicken chili with cheddar cream biscuits sounds yummy. I have a go-to chili as well, but there's nothing wrong with having two!

  3. Aaah - I am going to take a look at 5he cheddar cream biscuits. Those sound delicious.
    I'm not good with chilies, but my husband loves it! So okay, I'll take a look.

    Lovely photos that you've shared too!

  4. I like trying new recipes too. Enjoy the weekend!

  5. These all sound good, but the chicken ones really sound delicious.

  6. All of this! Every recipe sounds amazing! I definitely want to try the cheddar biscuits.

  7. I am on a strict diet and so I've been experimenting with shrimp, salmon, chicken etc and using my air fryer. I made blackened chicken tonight.

  8. MMmm looking very tasty some of those recipes. Got tricked by biscuits for a minute but then realised what the are. Look yummy. Hope some of this is tempting Will's taste buds.

  9. I love biscuits with just about every meal except Italian pasta, or ramen. 😊

    I also love lemon baked goods. 😍

    I haven't tried any new recipes, but a couple of months ago the bulk organic basil we get from Wegman's smelled like licorice. Ugh. I looked at the old bag label and the new basil was from Turkey and not Mexico. I had already put in my Thrive Market order and I hate not having basil in my red sauce. A light bulb went of in my head and I decided to put two tablespoons of basil pesto in my sauce and it was so good I will never use dry basil again. Ha ha. 🍝

  10. I think the newest recipe I "discovered" is the spicy chicken Korean stew I had made for the husband's birthday. I've been craving it but need spuds and carrots.