These Weekly Menu recipes allow you to get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try some delicious and easy dishes! This week I highly recommend making Potato Gnocchi in a Bacon Cream Sauce, Cheesy Heirloom Tomato Garlic Butter Tart, and White Bean & Corn Veggie Burgers!
Happy Sunday TKW Family! FINALLY, we are back to feeling normal. And it only took 8 months of living here but I FINALLY have a new storage closet with shelves. Trust me, this is something to celebrate for us.
Between 4 surgeries between us, Pneumonia, Covid, and 9 million other things, we still are not fully moved into this house. I think people underestimate how much work is truly in what I/we both do. Sometimes, frankly, it’s easier to live out of boxes just so you can function and your lives can continue on.
But we finally have a new storage closet done for me to store my excess TKW stuff. I REALLY need a separate building, to be honest. The plan was to open up a brick-and-mortar here but with everything on our plate, it’s just something I don’t have the time to do. Once we finish up the plans to extend one side of the house, we’ll have plans drawn up to build out a 1000 sqft casita-style studio for me. This way I can move TKW out of our home and into her own place.
New Feature: Monthly Recipe Challenge!
I’ve started a new contest! Every month I’ll pick one recipe that you have the entire month to make. Make it, and leave a comment on the blog recipe to be entered to win prizes! Want a bonus entry? Post a pic on Instagram and tag me!
So I’m SUPER particular about what companies I work with. As a Chef and Engineer, I have extremely high standards. I look for the best quality, repeatable quality, and it has to be something I truly love before I would ever recommend or put my backing behind. I came across 2 Gringo’s Chupacabra seasonings all because of a contest. From literally the very first opening of a jar of seasoning blend I was in love.
From the first bottle to the 10th bottle, each flavor is so incredibly balanced. And what I love is that you’re not locked into using it only on a specific type of protein or veggie. They truly are versatile. So we started chatting and I started posting some items on Instagram about how much I love their stuff.
One thing led to another and I’m now their Brand Ambassador. This isn’t something I jump into as it’s a huge deal for me to put my company behind a product but I am so in love with their stuff. What I have now from them is a special offer that my TKW Family members, when you use my link, can now save 15% off your entire order on their website. However, the way they coded it the only way you can get it is if you go through my link. When you check out the discount is auto-applied.
Right now I’m crushing hard on the Cluckaliscious, Chop Haus, and Ribnoxious.
Have you seen the feature of Reels on Instagram and Facebook? They are anywhere from 15 seconds to 60 seconds little videos of content. I’ve been posting them on Instagram for quite some time now but have recently started to post some on Facebook too. If you get a chance, check them out! While you’re there, please give me a follow!
- Grilled Shaved Brussels & Bacon Salad
- STOP STEALING CONTENT – yes this happens but I fight back!
- Cheesy Bacon Crack Braided Wreath
- StoneFruit Salad wtih Burrata & Prosciutto
- ASMR Crunchy Focaccia
- ASMR Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bread with Peanut Crumb
- Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic & Burrata
- One-Pan Kielbasa and veggies
- The Best Cooling Blanket – link to buy your own Cooling Blanket
- Meat Lovers Grandma-Style Pizza
- 9-Layered Lasagna
- Stone Fruit & Burrata Salad
- How to Stretch Pizza Dough
- How to Ball Pizza Dough
TKW On YouTube
As I mention every Sunday, I have a YouTube channel. I’d LOVE and appreciate it if you subscribed there. I’m brand spanking new there and with the millions of TKW Family members out there, I need to build up my subscription base there.
Not only am I creating videos for my newer recipes but I’m also going back and creating them for my most popular recipes.
Since I have 1000+ recipes posted, it’ll take me a little bit to get them all done but I’ll get there.
My goal is to do more longer-type 10-15 minute cooking videos where I talk to you while cooking – think TV show but candid.
Candid in the sense of – I scrape the whole bowl out (no, we don’t waste stuff in my house), I’ll get batter on my face, flour on my chest, and laugh at myself because I dropped/tripped/or just messed up what I was trying to say.
You’ll get me as me – true authentic Lori
Did you make a recipe? Leave a blog comment!
So why do I ask this? Two reasons:
- Honest feedback is appreciated. It helps me learn and grow.
- Most folks read the comments first before they decide on making a recipe or not.
We all visit blogs looking for delicious items and inspiration. What I find (and you should as well) the MOST USEFUL thing is the comments that people leave. Honest feedback, good or bad but respectful please, on a recipe.
You can give suggestions on what you’d tweak or a spin you put on it. Heck or just tell me that you loved it! Like how to make vegan, keto, or not use mushrooms.
This is how I grow and become better on here and it gives you guys real feedback. The absolute most critical thing you can do for me is to leave a comment on the blog recipe post.
When I look at someone else’s recipe I read the comments as to me, that’s honest feedback. So when you make a recipe of mine or plan on making it, leave a comment on the post. I, and everyone else that goes to my site, truly would appreciate it!
Highlighted Recipes of the week!
Recipes that are tried and true but ones that you may have forgotten about.
- Chocolate Cream Dream Pie – The absolute BEST chocolate cream pie!
- The Best Mac ‘n Cheese– Truly the cheesiest, creamiest mac ‘n cheeses you’ll ever have!
- Crispy Crunchy Fish Sticks – These crispy crunchy fish sticks are super easy, baked so they are healthy AND seriously delicious! Whether you are a little kid or a big kid, you’ll fall in love with these! High in protein and low in fat, since they are baked to crispy perfection, these fish sticks are a must-make!
- One Minute Steamed Cauliflower – Grab your favorite pressure cooker and whip up healthy and delicious steamed cauliflower in just one minute under pressure! Enjoy this low-carb healthy vegetable made in no time!
- Ultimate Chicken & Gnocchi Soup One bite and you’ll never buy this out again! It’s AMAZING!
Weekly Dinner Menu – What to cook this week
With that guys, I’m getting this off to you all. Stay tuned for your newsletter AND your bonus recipe! Have one fantabulously amazing day!
Below I’ve put together some easy and delicious meal prep recipes that can help with dinner or lunch for the week. Plus dessert as well, you always have to have dessert! Is your favorite recipe listed below?
With that, have one fantabulously amazing week!
♥ Monday – Cereal Crusted Kid Approved Chicken Fingers
♥ Tuesday – Cheesy Heirloom Tomato Garlic Butter Tart
♥ Wednesday – Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
♥ Thursday – Gochujang Korean Wings
♥ Friday – Pepperoni Pizza Handpies
♥ Saturday – White Bean & Corn Veggie Burgers
♥ Sunday – Potato Gnocchi in a Bacon Cream Sauce
♥ Dessert of the week – Super Easy Cherry Pie Bars