Weekly Menu

Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Pizza and Caramel Infused Apple Cheddar Chicken Burgers!

Happy Sunday and Happy Birthday to me (and to all of my birthday twins out there!)!!!  How was your week?  Mine wasn’t too bad, just long. It just felt like the week would never end. At work, I received some really amazing praise and acknowledgments for all of the work I do and how everything I did for that one massive project I was one was crucial. It’s funny as I’m not one of those workers that looks for praise or stands up and says “Hey look at what I just did.” I’m there to do a job and getting a paycheck is enough. Thing is, I love what I do and it shows. But every now and then, when you’re going those extra miles, burning the midnight oil months on end and giving everything you have to make sure a project is a success it’s nice to be praised and honestly, thanked.

Last week was also a super busy week here in the TKW Test Kitchen. As you saw I posted 3 new recipes:

Buckeye Ice Cream Peanut Butter Cake Bomb
Peach BBQ Pork Bite Crostini
Caramel Infused Apple Cheddar Chicken Burgers

Now those 3 recipes, I’m telling you what guys, they NEED to make an appearance at your upcoming Memorial Day cookouts. Those Peach BBQ Pork Crostinis are insane!  Like I could eat just an entire plate of those as a meal. Then that burger. Oh, Dear Sweet Baby Jesus people! If you do not make this burger you’re committing a crime. It’s literally one of the best burgers I have ever had in my entire life. And that dessert…fahgeddaboutit. I did my Mom proud with that recipe. And if you think about it, when you make all 3 you literally made an entire meal – appetizer, main course, and dessert. You need nothing else!  Well okay, maybe some cool drinks.

This upcoming week I have lots to get done. With Goetz’s Candy Company being one of my newest clients I have more recipes I want to create for them using their amazing products. Plus I have some other client recipes as well as stuff I just want to share. This is the time when I really, REALLY need an assistant (locally I’m afraid) to help me start with video shooting and editing. But for now, I’m managing. I got this!

Today I’m taking the day for myself. No parties, no dinners, no desserts (well okay I may make a cake) but all I wanted today, honestly, was a day of nothingness. Meaning I didn’t want to ‘have’ to do anything or go anywhere. Our lives have been so chaotic and crazy busy that the best present is to do nothing. So I’m going to take the day and just do what I love – spend it in the kitchen not because I have recipes to create but because I just want to create deliciousness for me, for us. Now knowing me, I know I’ll end up tasting it and saying “Oh I need to share this on the site” which will turn into some elaborate photo shoot and stuff but hey, if it’s what makes me happy, right?

Yesterday morning I went back to my happy place, Home Goods for a little retail therapy. If you followed my Instagram story and posts would-would have seen my serious crush I was having with all of their different kinds of pasta (seriously they are amazing!) and the pigs… oh those 3 little pigs how I so wanted to bring you home. But our goal is to move which means I’m getting rid of stuff and not in the position to add more to the mix. LOL

I cannot wait to try the porcini pasta. I’m going to whip up a wild mushroom lemon cream parmesan sauce for it. Doesn’t that sound amazing???

Oh something new!!! Porcini Mushroom 🍄 and Garden Herb pastas!!! @homegoods

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And the pigs… Seriously I NEED these pigs. I mean HomeGoods – it is my birthday afterall *wink*

Omg omg!!! 🐷 These little piggies need to come home with me!!!!! @homegoods I NEED THESE!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Last week in the midst of it all I had a HUGE craving for roasted turkey. Since I didn’t want to mess with a whole turkey or waiting for it to thaw out, I bought a bone-in turkey breast and roasted it. OMG it was AMAZING! I want to buy another and create a recipe/shoot around it. But to make it just follow my Ultimate Roasted Chicken recipe.

And then there was this… I don’t have a name for it (Help me out!). You see I’ve been fortunate that the past 2 years I’ve been creating recipes for Nordicware. When they release new products I get to choose which product I want to create with and then I get to ‘play’. This cake was one that I had thought of in my head and kind of “thought” it would work out the way I had in my head. But again that doesn’t always happen. But in this case, folks I nailed this sucker on the first try! I’ll be posting the recipe for this, this week. Make sure you click on the image to start the video!

But for now guys, if you’ll pardon me, I’m going to get going and go enjoy my birthday. Have an amazing week!

Monday – Pressure Cooker Perfectly Poached Chicken Breasts over cheesy orzo with broccoli
Tuesday –  Skinny Chicken Burrito Bowl
Wednesday –  Pressure Cooker Beef Short Ribs with Potatoes and Carrots
Thursday – Pressure Cooker BBQ Jelly Drumsticks
Friday –  Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Pizza
Saturday – Pressure Cooker St. Louis Ribs with Whiskey BBQ Sauce
Sunday – Caramel Infused Apple Cheddar Chicken Burgers
Dessert of the week –  Triple Chocolate Mousse Parfaits

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