100 Recipes I Tried this Year

If you keep up with me on Facebook, you know I had a goal this year to make 100 new recipes. Not only did I succeed, but I surpassed my goal…by a lot (I stopped keeping track after 100. So…for those wondering what I made…here they are! I gave each recipe a rating of 5 stars (5 being amazing) based on how well it tasted, prep time, cook time, and easiness of the recipe.

  1. Chicken Tandoori: I love Indian recipes. They’re some of my favorites. Rating- 5

2. Baked Shrimp: Very simple to make. Taste fine, but kind of boring. Rating- 3

3. Cajun Chicken Pasta: We LOVED this recipe! It was so good! Rating- 5

4. Peanut Butter Cookies: BEST PB COOKIE RECIPE EVER. Rating- 5

5. Crock Pot Potato Soup: I honestly don’t remember making this… Rating- ??

6. Strawberry Banana Muffins: Easy to make, taste amazing. Rating- 5

7. Butternut Squash Risotto: This did not turn out for us…we probably got pizza for dinner instead. Plus it too forever to make! Rating- 1

8. Salmon with Avocado Sauce: We enjoyed this one. The sauce takes some effort to make though. Rating- 4

9. French Toast Bake: You must make this. Rating- 5

10. Spicy Beef Penne: Not my favorite… Rating- 2 (PS- The recipe is somewhere in this link!)

11. Apple Crisp: Because who doesn’t love apple crisp?! Rating- 5

12. Italian BMT Sandwiches: Good for a sandwich. Rating- 4

13. Margherita Pizza: Even though it tasted AMAZING, it does take a while to make. Now the bread maker saves me on the dough. Rating- 4

14. Chili-Lime Cod: This recipe is so-so. Rating- 3

15. Black Bean Salsa: Super yummy and easy to make! Rating- 5

16. Bruschetta Chicken: No complaints, just not my favorite. Rating- 4

17. Spinach and Artichoke Quesadillas: Delicious. Fairly easy to make. Rating- 4

18. Mini French Silk Pie: Takes some time to make. But it is sooooo worth it. Rating- 4

19. Chicken Mesquite: Find the seasoning packets at Kroger. Do it. Rating- 5

20. Cranberry Apple Pecan Pilaf: I made this for my parents; it was a huge hit! Takes some patience though. Rating- 4

21. Crab Bisque Soup: I love crab…crab bisque soup, not so much. Rating- 3

22. Slow Cooker Meatball Subs: Easy. Yummy. Rating- 5

23. Chicken, Spinach, & Bacon Risotto: Not my cup of tea, but it didn’t require a drive to get pizza either (meaning it was edible). Took a while to make. Rating- 2

24. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash: Buy the pre-cut butternut squash and this recipe is worth it. Cutting butternut squash is not my friend. Rating- 4

25. Scallops with Bacon Cream: I thought the cream had a weird texture. The taste was mediocre. Rating- 3

26. Buttermilk Chicken: I’m not a buttermilk fan. This recipe didn’t make me like it any better. Rating- 1

27. Sheet Pan Chili-Lime Salmon: I used salmon instead of cod. These flavors paired well together. Rating- 4

28. Greek Marinated Chicken: So good! Perfect summertime dish. Rating- 4

29. Chicken and Spinach Pizza Couscous: Another good one. Love the different textures and flavors. Rating- 5

30. Cinnamon Roll Bread: This recipe came from my bread maker cookbook. I have messed this recipe up every single time I had made it (which has been 3 times). But, it’s all taste good. Rating- 4

31. Pesto Parmesan Pork Chops: This one has been added to my rotating dishes. Super quick and easy to make. Plus it’s delicious! Rating- 4

32. Spicy Shrimp Burrito Bowls: I dislike Chipotle, but for all you Chipotle lovers out there- this one’s for you. Rating- 5

33. Spinach Tortellini: Make it. You’ll thank me. Rating- 5

34. Tomato Basil and Rice Chicken: Not my favorite dish, but it certainly wasn’t bad either. Worth making. Rating- 3

35. Parmesan Potato Wedges: Great recipe to spice up those boring potato wedges (and better than store bought). Goes great with a juicy hamburger! Rating- 4

36. Chicken Lemon Flatbread: The chicken itself was good, but I wasn’t crazy about the flatbread that went with it. I’d eat it by itself again. Rating- 4

37. Teriyaki Salmon Bites: This recipe is perfect for changing up your boring salmon dishes. Rating- 5

38. Carrot Cake Cookies: A fun cookie to make and eat. 🙂 Rating- 4

39. Mexican Chicken Casserole: This recipe was shared with me. I’ve made it twice since then…definitely a decision I don’t regret. I have no words for how amazing this dish taste. Rating- 5

40. Tomato Basil Artichoke Chicken: Uh, this one was…well just that…ugh. Rating- 2

41. Slow Cooker Butter Chickpeas & Chicken: Yes, chicken…not tofu (yuck!). Rating- 4

42. Sriracha Scallops: Tasty, but not my favorite. Rating- 3

43. Honey Wheat Bread: Another recipe from my bread maker cookbook. It’s so yummy. Just do yourself a favor and buy a bread maker. Rating- 5

44. Salmon Cakes with Aoli Sauce: These were some of my favorite salmon cakes I have make. Rating- 5

45. Cajun Chicken and Rice: I’d make it again, but it’s kind of forgettable. Rating- 3

46. Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta: It’s an quick, easy recipe that’s yummy to eat. Rating- 4

47. Chicken Picatta: I really need to make this recipe again. It was delicious! Definitely toward the top of my list. Rating- 5

48. Banana Bread: Because who doesn’t love banana bread. Rating- 5

49. Quinoa Chicken Parm: I remember this recipe being good…too bad I can’t find the recipe. Rating- ??

50. French Bread: Have you gotten a bread maker yet? You’ll need it for this recipe! Rating- 5

51. Chicken with Mascarpone Sauce & Veggies: This was SOOOOO good. It sounds really strange, but it was delicious! I wish I could find the link to this recipe. Rating- 5

52. Sugar Cookie Cupcakes & Custard: OMG. Worth every calorie. Rating- 5

53. Chicken Tostadas: Switch up taco night with these! Rating- 5

54. French Toast Sticks: Because anything homemade is the best. Rating- 5

55. Chicken Devan: A favorite from my mom. This isn’t her recipe, but it’s comparable. Can’t believe it took me so long to make it. Jason’s not a fan of broccoli despite it being my favorite veggie, but even he didn’t mind this dish. Rating- 5

56. Bang Bang Shrimp: Not as good as Bonefish but still pretty bangin’. Rating- 4

57. Chicken Tetrazini: Found this one in one of my cookbooks. Too bad I don’t really remember it… Rating- 2

58. Bacon and Artichoke with Rice: This recipe came from a cookbook I have…it was average. Rating- 3

59. Strawberry Muffins: These are some of the best muffins I’ve ever made. They’re moist and tasty. Rating- 5

60. Salmon Stuff with Ricotta & Pesto: I turn 25 and suddenly my memory has gone “poof”! I don’t remember this recipe either nor can I find it. It sounds yummy though. Rating- ??

61. Crock Pot Mississippi Beef Roast: I mentioned this recipe in “My Top 8 Crock-Pot Recipes for Finite Time”. I’ve made it several times. And so should you. Rating- 5

62. Banana Bread: I really like banana bread so I’ve used various recipes. This time, I used my trusty bread maker cookbook again. Rating- 5

63. Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese: I got this recipe from a friend (who happens to be a beachbody coach) so here’s a comparable version. I dare say, it was as good as regular mac n cheese. Rating- 5

64. Spanish Shrimp: Liked the spices. Nothing too crazy. Rating- 3

65. Chicken Bacon Veggie Pasta: This was another recipe from a cookbook I have. It’s pretty good. I’ll make it again if I can find it… Rating- 4

66. Tiramisu: An easy recipe for a delicious dessert! Rating- 4

67. Parmesan Crusted Scallops: A weird texture… Rating- 3

68. Spicy Shrimp with Cauliflower: The shrimp was good, but I wasn’t a fan of the cauliflower. Rating- 3

69. Parmesan Chicken Stuffed Sliders: I got this recipe off Facebook (which I now can’t find), however this recipe looks practically the same. Rating- 5

70. Spinach and Artichoke Lasagna Roll Ups: Yummm…and fairly easy to make. Rating- 4

71. Chicken Cacciatore: Not my favorite. Still tasted good though. Rating- 3

72. Paprika Crusted Chicken: Love this one!! I also really love paprika. Rating- 5

73. Salmon with Tahini Herb Sauce: Ehhh…it was okay. Rating- 3

74. Zoodle Spaghetti: I got this recipe off Facebook (which is now lost in Facebook land). So easy to make. I buy the pre-spiraled zucchini noodles and then topped the cooked noodles with my favorite spaghetti sauce. Rating- 5

75. Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole: This one was yummy too. My parents and Jason loved it too. Rating- 4

76. Strawberry Banana Ice Cream: Didn’t much care for this one…but the one below…YUM. Rating- 3

77. Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream: Like I said…YUM. Rating- 4

78. Tandoori Salmon: Salmon can be so boring. This definitely spices it up! Rating- 4

79. Chicken Goddess Bowl: Jason hated this (mainly because the dressing was mixed in with the rice), but I thought it was pretty tasty. Rating- 4

80. Sweet Chili Ranch Chicken: Jason and I both really enjoyed this dish. Rating- 5

81. Chicken in basil cream: Very tasty. Rating- 4

82. Creamy Ranch Chicken: This is another staple chicken dish. Rating- 4

83. Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells: Pasta dishes are pretty much guaranteed to please. This one didn’t disappoint. Rating- 4

84. Salmon Cakes: These turned out terrible! Too much breading. Rating- 1

85. Berry Trifle: Perfect for Fourth of July. Rating- 4

86. Red & Blue Deviled Eggs: Another dish perfect for Fourth of July! These were all gone by the end of our cookout. Rating- 5

87. Peanut Thai Chicken: Ehhh…I ate it but it was too peanut buttery for me. Rating- 2

88. Margherita Pasta: Almost as good as the pizza…almost. Rating- 4

89. Steak and Potato Kabobs: Love this recipe! Rating- 4

90. Peach BBQ Chicken: I only got to make this once over the summer, but I’ll definitely be making it once the weather is warm again. Rating- 5

91. Loaded Mashed Cauliflower: Not really a favorite, but it was okay. Rating- 3

92. Million Dollar Spaghetti: Again, can’t go wrong with pasta! Rating- 5

93. Chicken Bacon Stuffed Spaghetti Squash: Not a big fan of spaghetti squash, but I actually enjoyed this dish quite a bit. Rating- 4

94. Caprese Garlic Bread: This was absolute delicious and a nice change to margherita pizza. Rating- 5

95. Key West Chicken: Grilled chicken is my favorite so I enjoyed trying new marinades over the summer. This was another favorite. Rating- 5

96. Shrimp with Mango Sauce: This recipe came from one of my cookbooks. It was good. I loved the mango. Rating- 4

97. Slow Cooker Chicken & Parmesan Potatoes: Disclaimer- I didn’t actually try this recipe, but I did make it for Jason and he said it was really good. Now I just need to make it for myself. Rating- 4

98. Thai Salmon: Love Asian seasonings and flavors for salmon. I use a version of this one on the occasion. Rating- 4

99. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies: I would venture to say that this is my favorite cookie recipe EVER. Yes, they are that good. Rating- 5

100. Chicken Florentine: This recipe was featured on the first blog I did so you know it’s gotta be good. Rating- 5



Author: ccd296

I'm a graduate of Virginia Tech with my degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences and a Masters in Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education- both of which are being put to good use as an agricultural educator. As a small-town girl, I'm just trying to figure out how to manage the balancing act called life. I live with my husband and our 4 fur babies. We love adventuring new places together, especially those that involve food. My quest to try to recipes/foods is never ending.

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