Recipes to Try

These look like really good recipes my husband and I would love. Look forward to trying (and posting about) each and every one!

1 cup of everything cookies

9 Layer Taco Dip
I have my own recipe for this appetizer, but I really like the idea of using black beans and avocado. Mmmm.

Baked Brie
What a nice idea for a fall party appetizer. I have a Halloween Party that would be a good purpose for making this.

Baked Crab Ragoons - Appetizer

Baked Egg Rolls

Baked Mozz Sticks - appetizer

Baked Pasta - easy!


  • ½ pound rotini pasta, cooked according to directions.
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 8 ounces of ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ½ jar of your favorite red pasta sauce
  • 1 bag mozzarella cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. In medium bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg and basil.  Add pasta and sauce, stir to combine. 
  3. Pour mixture in 8-inch square baking dish.  Cover evenly with mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake 25-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted to suit your taste (I like mine well done).
Baked Ziti

Beef Stroganoff

Bisquick Low-fat Cheeseburger Pie
After reading the reviews, I too will probably use more taco-type seasoning in the meat.
BLT Bites- appetizer

Breakfast Casserole
This one is made with hasbrowns and sausage and it looks so good.

Cheesy Garlic Bread Pull-apart Rolls
Seriously?! Cheese baked inside bread? Yes, please!

Chicken Bruschetta Bake
A quick weeknight meal.

Chili Pasta

Chipotle Chicken Cups

Cinnamon Waffles
Now that we have a waffle-maker, these will be good this Sunday! Might not even need syrup.

Cookies and Cream Bark

Cranberry Brie Tarts

Cranberry Lime Bellini

Cranberry Clafoutis

Creamy Chicken Chili

Crockpot Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Crockpot Creamy Chicken and Black Bean Soup

Crock Pot BBQ Beef

Crock Pot BBQ Chicke

Crock Pot Orange Chicken - main dish
My husband loves orange chicken!

CrockPot Tomato Soup

Crockpot Whole Chicken - Main dish

Cup of Coffee Cake
This is such a great idea for a quick treat. My husband will like this one during some cold fall nights.

Dijon Potatoes - side dish

Everything but the Potato Dip

Garlic French Bread Pizza

Garlic Puffs

Halloween Chili
Love the cheese cutouts on top of the chili. Any chili recipe will work with this special touch.

Healthier Homemade Ice Cream

Italian Pot Pies
Looks great.

Jumbo Molasses Cookies

Mulled Wine

Mushroom Risotto

Orange Chicken

Overnight French Toast
I make french toast for my husband most Sunday mornings. This recipe will be a nice variation.

Parmesan Garlic Green Beans


These look super good and this site has variations for many tastes.

Pumpkin Crunch

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Pumpkin Sorbet

My ancestors moved to the U.S. from Germany. My grandfather (first generation born in the U.S.) died before I could meet him and before he could pass along German recipes. Here's one that I look forward to trying when my father visits. I'll also be checking back to this blog, Tales of a Trophy Wife, for more Oktoberfest foods. Yum.

Sausage in the Oven - great idea and a bit healthier.

The German side dish. Carbs, very good.

Slowcooker Applesauce
Imagine the sweet smell throughout the house when applesauce is slow-cookin!

Slowcooker Roast Beef

Slowcooker Tomato Soup 

Stuffed Trout

Teriyaki Sauce with Chicken
This is a super simple recipe for teriyaki. I like to marinate fresh salmon in this type of sauce and then broil or bake. Very good. Looking forward to making my own sauce instead of buying something from the store (that has a bunch of junk in it).  Thanks, Mushki Loves, for posting this great recipe.

1/2 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. water
1 tsp. dry mustard
5-8 Chicken breasts

Mix all together in a saucepan,bring to a boil. Pour over chicken breasts. Bake at 350 for an hour or until tender.

Thanksgiving Appetizer
Now, I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving!