Menu Monday | New Recipes To Try

The best Pinterest recipes that you have to try!
It’s the last Monday of the month! That means I’m teaming up with my friends Come Home for Comfort and Polka-Dotty Place to share our favorite recipes from this past month that you HAVE to try!


Perfect Brown Rice | Anyone else just completely awful at making rice? Mine always turn into a sticky, gloopy mess. I noticed a few of my favorite food bloggers recommended cooking rice with the Saveur method. Intriguing! So one night I tried their method. Instead of the traditional 2 to 1 of liquid to rice, it’s 12 to 1! Sounds whacky, but it means that the rice has plenty of water to bounce around in. And when it’s finished, you’re left with rice that doesn’t stick together! It’s amazing.

Vegan Enchiladas Verdes | Ok, confession – I didn’t make these vegan. I ended up putting a little thinned sour cream on top instead of the cashew cream, BUT it was a very delicious recipe!  I also made her homemade salsa verde, which wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be! And it was delicious! Although I could easily use my favorite store salsa verde for an even faster meal.

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole | I ended up making this for a potluck a few weeks ago, and my platter came home absolutely cleaned out! It’s exactly what you’d expect from a dish like this. Lovely mashed potatoes with all sorts of delicious mix ins.

Olive Oil Cake | My favorite cooking magazine, Cook’s Illustrated, featured a recipe for Olive Oil cake. It sounded strange. I just couldn’t imagine a cake that took 3/4 cup of olive oil would taste good. I made it on a whim when my in-laws were visiting us. Let me tell you – it was the most delicious, most moist, most light cake ever! And it was the simplest cake to whip up. PLUS I didn’t serve it with anything. It was… just the cake. No topping, no fruit, no extra sprinkle of something. It was delicious on its own. When was the last time you’ve had a cake that’s so good it stands on its own?

What are some amazing recipes you’ve tried lately? Have you peeked in your trusty recipe box recently?

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  1. Whitney says:

    Yes! Brown rice is such a struggle for me! I finally gave up and just buy the boil in a bag version. I’m glad you found a method that works for you! I pinned that potato casserole – I love recipes like that! They’re perfect for making ahead for holidays, and I could honestly live on entrees like that. YUM.

  2. Whitney says:

    That potato casserole sounds amazing!!! I think I’d eat the whole pan so I’ll keep that in mind next time I have to take a side dish somewhere.

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