Recipe Pass and Fails

I’m constantly making recipes from Pinterest and Facebook…some pass and some fail.

I have to be in the mood for cooking so when I am I like to try something different and more on the healthy side.

I can always tell when my husband likes the dish when he goes back for seconds. He’s not a big fan of veggies so I try to hide them in the meal  🙂

So yesterday I made a recipe from Pinterest and it turned out excellent!

Teriyaki Turkey Rice Bowl
  • ½ cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic20161203_153216
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 cup finely chopped broccoli
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
  • 2 green onions, diced, for garnish
  1. Mix soy sauce, ¼ cup water, red wine vinegar, sugars, garlic and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir with a whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons warm water and cornstarch until cornstarch is completely dissolved.
  3. Heat sauce over medium high heat. Slowly whisk in cornstarch mixture and simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onions and cook until soft.
  5. Crumble ground turkey and garlic into the pan and cook until turkey is about half cooked. Add grated carrots and chopped broccoli and continue to cook until turkey is no longer pink.
  6. Pour teriyaki sauce over cooked turkey and vegetable mixture and stir. Simmer for about five minutes to combine the flavors.
  7. Spoon meat over rice or noodles. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately.


This is definitely a PASS!

So I was craving potatoes and Doug doesn’t like having them too often so I made this…

and he liked it!

It’s a recipe from Pinterest called Au Gratin Potatoes. It’s a Weight Watchers recipe…sooo good!


This Corningware comes in a 4 – piece bakeware set! It’s lighter than the Corningware grandma used to have 🙂

It’s dishwasher, oven and microwave safe!


Tried a new recipe courtesy of and it turned out excellent!

Instead of riblets I used button bone pork chops and it was the most flavorful and fall-off-the-bone pork ever!

The recipe is called Easy Oven Baked BBQ Riblets. You can also find it on Pinterest!

We accompanied this dish with our leftover  Au Gratin Potatoes from the recipe above.