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  • Welcome! My name is Kelly, and I am a picky eater. On this blog I share recipes, new (to me) foods, restaurants, and products that I try in an effort to expand my tastes. You might also find me talking about my pug Olive, Miss Kitty, Project Life, my journey with running, and more! Feel free to contact me: [email protected]

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Random Recipes {2}

Sometimes, I get behind on posting recipes that I make.  The ones that I blog about first are generally the best ones – because really, I’m sure you’d all rather hear about something that was delicious rather than something that was not so good, I know I’d much rather write about the delicious ones!  Often when I make a bunch of new recipes in a week, there are at least a few that are just kind of  ”meh.”  Not great, but not bad either.  These are basically recipes that I’m glad I made, and they satisfied whatever craving I had, but I’d probably not ever make again – at least not the exact recipe.  Instead of writing a whole post about each recipe, I thought I’d just do a mini-review of each one and throw them together in one post.

Here are a couple of those recipes.

Four Cheese Baked Skillet Rigatoni

Baked Rigatoni Mac

This recipe is from one of my favorite food blogs How Sweet It Is, and you can find it here. I eat a LOT of macaroni and cheese, and this just wasn’t my favorite.  I loved that it was baked, and even more so that it used a skillet so you cook on top of the stove AND bake in it.  The recipe turned out just a little oily for me.  I know that the marscapone cheese contributed to this, but it was just a little bit much for me, I wish that it was more of the gooey cheese.  Maybe if some vegetables were added to the bake it would make it a bit less greasy?  It wasn’t all that bad right out of the oven, but it didn’t really reheat well at all.

Puppy Chow Almonds

Puppy Chow

I didn’t actually taste this recipe since it has peanut butter in it, but I just had to make it for the husband since it seemed SO easy! This recipe comes from Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean (who also is the organizer of the fabulous Foodie Penpals program!) and you can find the recipe here.  These were actually very easy to make, I used peanuts instead of almonds because that is what I had on hand.  The husband liked them, but he said pretty much that they just tasted like chocolate and powdered sugar covered peanuts – he couldn’t really taste the peanut butter at all. Not that chocolate covered peanuts are at all a bad thing 🙂

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