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 Cold Tuna Noodle Casserole with Peas and Dill, the Go Crazy & Jelly Bars (Cookie Butter Peanut Butter & Jelly Crack Bars) and the Pittsburgh Pierogi Pizza!
Happy Sunday TKW Family! Today I type to you with bandaids on literally 5 of my fingers. Oh it’s nothing bad but more like little itty bitty scratches/paper cuts. Well okay it’s not from paper but rather from getting jabbed/poked/scratched and cut while working Mr. Fantabulous’ company and with metal. Again nothing bad but just I’m not used to doing his type of work so I’m slower and well, accident prone. I have to help him out until he’s at least out of the sling and has some movement with his arm.
…marriage; it’s all about helping one another out.
Now these bajillion little cuts/scratches wouldn’t be an issue but yesterday I decided to whip up a new test batch of Triple Lemon cookies. I had this ginormous bag of lemons to use up and I know how much Mr. Fantabulous loves lemon bars. While I like them too, I just wasn’t feeling them texture-wise if you will. So I decided to work on a lemon bar style cookie. This means squeezing lemons for days (well okay 3 lemons but you get it). First lemon was easy peasy. I do not have a juicer so I use my hands to squeeze them.
…yeah, you know where this is going. Yep! When that first hint of lemon juice hit my first cut I was like, “oh, that stings!” and then it hit like 4 more cuts and I pretty much wanted to die. I tried rinsing my hands off in water which made it worse. I swear it was a fate worse than death. It wasn’t until after Mr. Fantabulous found out that my hands were practically on fire did he say “Um, why didn’t you wear rubber gloves? You have huge box of food gloves in the drawer for that purpose!”.
Um…. yeah, kinda forgot about them. BUT on the flip side, my cookies turned out FABULOUS! I need to make them a few more times and make a minor tweak – I want to add more lemon to it to put them right at the edge of puckerville.
Hey guys I have a favor to ask as this not only helps me out but also helps out others looking for a delicious recipe. You see, like most of you, when I look at food websites not only do I look at the recipe itself, the pictures (they must be drool-worthy) but I also read the comments. It’s great, honest, feedback that does help me when I go to make someone else’s dish. It gives me a heads up if perhaps there’s a missed ingredient or a typo or perhaps an idea on a substitution. For example, my Chunky Portabella Veggie Burger is one of my most popular recipes on the blog. We’re talking 10s of millions of people have tried it, pinned it, liked it, shared it. And there are a TON of comments. In those comments folks not only ask questions but give suggestions on swapping out items or making it vegan. It’s a great way to get real feed back.
Think of blog comments like an Amazon review. I’m pretty sure most of you do read the reviews of a product before you buy it, right? Well that’s what blog comments are! It’s awesome, and I so thank you, for the reviews and comments on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram – don’t stop those! However even in today’s day and age, not everyone goes on social media.
So when you make my recipe, like how it looks, love the story or have questions, please leave a comment. I always answer comments within 24-48 hours if not sooner. Thank you in advance!
The Next Chapter
So we finalized last night the date when we’re re-listing our house on the market. We did list it last year for not quite 2 months. We put it on the market super late and way after the ‘buying’ season here in Pittsburgh. I’m excited to have it listed and pray that it sells in the first 3 months. It’ll be crazy though here for the next month as Mr. Fantabulous is still healing, I’m working 3 jobs and taking care of it, I’ll have to clean the house from top to bottom myself (at most that’ll take a day) and figure out how to clean up the grounds from the winter (sticks and stuff). And oh yeah, recover from my own surgery.
I’ve been having some pretty severe allergies. Like sneezing became a full time job for me as it got so bad. Anyway, found out that I have a deviated septum and have to have my ‘turbinates’ reduced. I said to the ENT, “Well as long as you’re reducing stuff on me, can you also reduce my thighs, butt and stomach please???” lol I’ve known this doctor for years and he said, “Aw Lor that’s a totally different type of doctor for that.” I said, “Doc, nah – a fat sucker is a fat sucker; it doesn’t discriminate!” haha Hey I tried, right?!
The ButcherBox Freebie that folks are going nuts over!
Seriously, I am BEYOND thrilled that you guys are trusting me and giving ButcherBox a try. And what’s even better is the feedback you’re giving me!
Cheryl said, “Lori, just got our first box of ButcherBox after reading you preach about their products for months. I was a bit worried about it as it’s $149 which isn’t a little bit of money but I’m so tired of spending money on garbage, fatty meats at the store. Or the meat that is on it’s last leg and on ‘clearance’. Sorry but that creeps me out that meat is on clearance. So I took the plunge and ordered the 2 pounds of free ground beef for life. It arrived and I love how it’s packaged. Everyone was frozen solid, even after sitting on our porch til we got home from work. The next day I made 2 new york strips and WOW! Those steaks were butter knife tender! You could taste the difference in meat quality!
The next day I made your mozzarella stuffed Italian Meatballs using the ground beef. Oh my God Lori! It was so incredibly tender and the flavor was absolutely incredible! You were right! You can absolutely taste the difference in the meat! I will never buy grocery store meats again! I only wish I signed up sooner! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
As you can see guys, I’m not the only person that truly loves this company. Millions do as the meat is truly superior! And now you can get in on a killer deal if you’re a new customer! New customers who SIGN UP will receive 2 lbs of our Ground Beef in every order for the lifetime of your subscription!
And with that, have one fantabulously amazing week!
♥ Monday – Instant Pot BBQ St. Louis Ribs
♥ Tuesday – Cold Tuna Noodle Casserole with Peas and Dill
♥ Wednesday – Roasted Cornish Hens
♥ Thursday – Creole Cajun Shrimp Po’Boy
♥ Friday – Pittsburgh Pierogi Pizza
♥ Saturday – Braised Beef Short Ribs – Ossu Buco Style
♥ Sunday – Crockpot Pork Loin with Apples & Onions Sauce
♥ Dessert of the week – Go Crazy & Jelly Bars (Cookie Butter Peanut Butter & Jelly Crack Bars)