In my things I’m trying and changing post I talked about wanting to try new recipes and cook more, and I’ve been doing just that. Each Sunday I’ve shared on my Instagram story what I’ve made and quite a few people wanted to know what recipes I used. I found all of these recipes on Pinterest, but I decided I would put together a whole post with links to them + my thoughts on each one. So here are the easy recipes I’ve tried that I love, with everything from the best garlic noodles to no-bake peanut butter pie and more!
I’m also including a few iPhone photos of each recipe too. Since I cook each one at night the lighting isn’t the best, but I still want to share them with you!
I’m not usually a soup person but with the colder weather, it seemed like the perfect first meal to try. This roasted tomato soup is honestly one of the best soups I’ve ever had. It is the longest one to make out of all of these, but that’s only because the vegetables need to be in the oven for 3 hours. Once that’s done, it takes no time to make. I added some shaved parmesan cheese on top and my family and I loved it. The whole recipe ending up making 4 good sized bowl amounts.
This is something I took from a longer recipe, but all you do is soak carrots in a mixture of orange juice and spices, and cook them for 50 minutes. It gives a really nice orange flavor to the carrots. It did take a bit longer to cook than 50 minutes, so keep that in mind.
On my second weekend of trying new recipes, I decided to bake something too since I have always loved baking. These cinnamon sugar knots take about an hour to make, with the longest part being rolling out the dough by hand to be able to make the knots. I personally skipped out on making the icing and just layered on a lot of the cinnamon sugar. Also, there is no way possible to actually knot them the way they say to, so I just went with a traditional knot that wasn’t as fancy. They are really really good and once you get the hang of it I think they can be made quicker.
If you try one recipe on this list, make it this one! I love Asian noodle dishes and garlic, so when I found this recipe for garlic noodles it seemed like a perfect match. These noodles are the BEST noodles I’ve ever had in my life. They are really easy to make and you don’t need a lot of ingredients. If you are making it for more than 2 people you’re going to want to double the recipe. But if you do double the recipe I suggest only using 6 cloves of garlic. I’ve made this twice already and each time they were the best.
I love baking, but sometimes you just need a simple dessert recipe. This no-bake peanut butter pie is really easy to make, and it tastes like something from a restaurant. The hardest part is folding in the whipped cream (I used Reddiwhip instead of cool whip), but the arm ache at the end is worth it. Once it’s done you just put it in the fridge for 4+ hours, then top it with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and peanut butter chips and you’re good to go!
This was my most recent recipe try. I made these mini chocolate lava cakes on Friday night and I was surprised at how easy and quick it was. The hardest part was chopping the chocolate, but after that, it’s pretty simple. I would just suggest making smaller ones then they suggest since they are very rich.
And those are the recipes I’ve tried so far! Which recipe out of these would you like to try? I’ll definitely be sharing more of them on here and my Instagram stories, so be on the lookout!