Easy Recipes I’ve Tried That I Love #1


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!

36 responses to “Easy Recipes I’ve Tried That I Love #1”

  1. Filipa says:

    I’m loving each dish my dear! Everything looks delicious and I’m surely going to try those desserts 😍 i recently learned the recipe of a chocolate mousse with coconut, a healthy version, that I can’t wait to try 😘

    • Kara Callahan says:

      A chocolate mousse with coconut sounds really good! If you do try those desserts let me know what you think! x

  2. Babita says:

    OMG!!! The dishes look so delicious! 😋 love all the dishes! Those cinnamon sugar knots look like asking me to grab one. 🤤🤤🤤 and that peanut butter pie!!! It looks so yum 😋

    Xoxo Babita

    • Kara Callahan says:

      They are all so good! If you try any of them let me know what you think! x

  3. Janet says:

    I will be checking these out for sure! They all sound so delicious! You have made me hungry haha! Have a wonderful new week lovely xx

    • Kara Callahan says:

      You’ll have to let me know what you try and if you like them! I hope you had a great week Janet! x

  4. I want to try the garlic noodles! Thanks for all these yummy recipes love!


    • Kara Callahan says:

      The garlic noodles are the best and so easy to make! Happy cooking! x

  5. Samantha says:

    Yum! These all look amazing!

  6. Eva Redson says:

    oh so yummy! great recipes 🙂 I need to try them super soon


    XX Eva

  7. Kathrin says:

    These all sound absolutely delicious. Unfortunately the baked ones are not an option for me since I’m gluten free and haven’t figured out how to properly substitute ingredients yet, but the no-bake pie and the savory dishes sound amazing. I’m tentatively planning to make one of these next weekend. Thanks for sharing these.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  8. Simone says:

    You definitely got the yummiest recipes Kara! I’ve already seen your pictures on IG and couldn’t decide which one I should try myself. I want them all 🙂

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you, Simone! If you do try one let me know what you think of it!

  9. Dear Kara,
    thank you so much for sharing these photos. Food look so delicious and I would really like to try these knots and pie. They look so amazing. You are so talented and I can’t wait new post with new recipes.

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    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I hope you got to make those 2 recipes and that you liked them. x

  10. My mouth is salivating from all these amazing recipes! I need to try the peanut butter pie and that soup sounds perfect for winter.

    • Kara Callahan says:

      The peanut butter pie is honestly so so good! I hope you get to give it a try.

  11. Kasie says:

    These recipes all sound absolutely divine, especially that tomato soup. Yum!!! I adore easy recipes, thank you so much for sharing!

  12. Allie Mackin says:

    Oooo so many great recipes. And the carrot recipe sounds like it could be perfect for Thanksgiving. And your desserts came out amazing.

    Alllie of

  13. Jessica says:

    These are amazing recipes dear! Thank you for sharing!
    Jessica |

  14. Naya says:

    Every recipe sounds so nice! Thank you for sharing your favourites with us! xx


  15. Zorica says:

    Great ideas.
    The noodles looks super delicious.
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. The recipes sound and look really tasty Kara.


  17. Bronwen says:

    This is such a lovely posts. Your pictures are absolutely stunning. Can’t wait to try some of these out. B x