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Maurine Stettler
02-02-2011, 08:16 PM
This thread is a place for you to post your ideas and suggestions for color palettes, monthly recipe card categories or themes, elements and/or papers you'd like to have included in starter kits, etc. I'd love to hear from you!

marnie
02-02-2011, 08:36 PM
What about "side dishes?" This doesn't have to necessarily be just veggies, but any dish someone considers a side dish.
Or...
dips
casseroles
finger foods
crockpot
pies
drinks/beverages

Now I will hush and get off my computer!

jimmyrose
02-03-2011, 11:15 AM
How about -

recipes with cheese
soups
breads (quick breads or not)
cakes
chicken
seafood
dinner party food

everything you have done for this challenge has been so much fun.

djean
02-03-2011, 12:50 PM
How about foreign foods? I am sure not everyone participating in the recipe challenge lives in the States.

marnie
02-03-2011, 04:29 PM
I'd love to see a starter kit from your "Berry Bliss" kit. I love the colors, the flowers, and the cute little bird!

Becster
02-03-2011, 07:21 PM
What about -

low-fat/low-calorie dishes
vegan dishes
gluten-free dishes
microwave recipes
no-cook recipes
potluck pleasers

Doris C
02-03-2011, 08:06 PM
Here's my suggestions:
One Dish Wonders
Salads
Coffee or Tea?
Semi Homemade
What's For Breakfast?

logicgrandma
02-04-2011, 05:01 PM
How about a favorite holiday dish - unusual from childhood
favorite childhood foods - yours or your (grand)children
ancestral recipes
family reunion favorites
large quantity recipes
foods from cans, boxes, advertisements

camperchow
02-04-2011, 10:04 PM
How about hors d'oeuvres?

vampeyes
02-05-2011, 06:08 AM
How about one for Homemade Dog treats? I made biscuits one year and cut them into bone shapes, my husband without my knowledge had eaten one. He says, "babe those cookies are pretty boring." lol Too funny when I told them they were for the dog!

Maurine Stettler
02-05-2011, 09:32 AM
Oh, my heck -- this made me laugh out loud! That is too funny!!

How about one for Homemade Dog treats? I made biscuits one year and cut them into bone shapes, my husband without my knowledge had eaten one. He says, "babe those cookies are pretty boring." lol Too funny when I told them they were for the dog!

Maurine Stettler
02-05-2011, 09:34 AM
Fantastic ideas, everyone. Keep them coming! Looks like we could keep this challenge going for a long time to come... : )

Don't be shy about posting your color palette ideas, either. I will likely do some more starter kits that are based on some of my full-size kits, but would love to see other ideas from you...

jimmyrose
02-05-2011, 10:05 AM
I had an other idea, picnic foods. the kit could have baskets, check table cloth, ants you know that sort of thing.

PamR
02-06-2011, 12:28 PM
What about those family recipes you made when your kids were younger, than somehow got pushed into the background? I just had my kids ask me about how I made a couple of dishes I had forgotten about. There ya go, forgotten dishes!

ADBDesign {anita_d}
02-16-2011, 10:25 AM
i'd love to see preserving the bounty recipes - canning (water bath or pressure), freezing, drying - i.e., jams, jellys, pickles, chuntneys, relishes, sauces, etc. etc.

Doris C
02-18-2011, 02:30 PM
I bought a book last week and thought the title was neat and that it would make a fun theme for the recipe challenge...........how about.....
Quick Fixes from Mixes.

Doris

jennyj
02-24-2011, 01:21 PM
I'm really loving Breakfast foods lately...sounds like a good category...if you haven't done that one yet. :)

jennyj
05-16-2011, 06:54 PM
As I was looking for my Mexican recipes, I notice I have more Chinese/Asian recipes....so there is another idea.

:)

kcarlsen
06-07-2011, 01:02 AM
Oh yes, so many great ideas! I too like the idea of dishes from other countries; tie that with family recipes going back to the "old" country (where ever that may be).
Canning recipes would be great too! Like Pickles, Jams, Tomatoes, Salsas and others too!
Can't forget the Desserts. "Life is uncertain, eat dessert first!"

Maybe make a kit that has canning supplies; canning jars; jams, pickles etc. Might also be cute with some gingham style??
Whatever you come up with will be cute!

ladysaint
06-08-2011, 03:52 PM
Yes, I like the asian/chinese category as well. But maybe a "chili" month. Everyone has their own style of chili that they make. Well, maybe once this heat goes away, it would be a good idea!!

Maurine Stettler
07-02-2011, 11:58 PM
Done! Used this for the July 2011 challenge. Thanks for the suggestion, Marnie...

I'd love to see a starter kit from your "Berry Bliss" kit. I love the colors, the flowers, and the cute little bird!

kcarlsen
07-09-2011, 11:51 PM
Hi Maurine,
Ok this one has been on my mind. How about a theme of anything & everything CHOCOLATE! That could be reallllly fun & yummy!
-kcarlsen (Katrina Carlsen)

makeyesup
07-12-2011, 05:50 AM
Katrina,

You've nailed just what I think is the best idea. Can never get enough Chocolate recipes, they are my downfall. Think Maurine knows that.

Hi Maurine,
Ok this one has been on my mind. How about a theme of anything & everything CHOCOLATE! That could be reallllly fun & yummy!
-kcarlsen (Katrina Carlsen)

kcarlsen
07-12-2011, 09:45 PM
My downfall too... but that's not going to stop me :-)

Maurine Stettler
07-13-2011, 03:38 PM
You ladies are funny! I'm totally cool with doing chocolate again. That was actually the very first challenge I did -- but our participant group was MUCH smaller then. I'd love to see what everyone comes up with the 2nd time around. Won't be in August for sure, but I've got it on my list...

marnie
07-13-2011, 05:18 PM
Oh yeah, c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e!!!

bcalberti
07-16-2011, 09:17 AM
if you're talking chocolate - I would have to advocate for my favorite treat - cheesecake recipes.

Maurine Stettler
07-31-2011, 04:32 PM
Done -- August 2011. Thanks for posting this idea!

i'd love to see preserving the bounty recipes - canning (water bath or pressure), freezing, drying - i.e., jams, jellys, pickles, chuntneys, relishes, sauces, etc. etc.

Maurine Stettler
07-31-2011, 04:34 PM
Done-- well, at least the "canning" part -- August 2011. Thanks for all your great ideas!

Oh yes, so many great ideas! I too like the idea of dishes from other countries; tie that with family recipes going back to the "old" country (where ever that may be).
Canning recipes would be great too! Like Pickles, Jams, Tomatoes, Salsas and others too!
Can't forget the Desserts. "Life is uncertain, eat dessert first!"

Maybe make a kit that has canning supplies; canning jars; jams, pickles etc. Might also be cute with some gingham style??
Whatever you come up with will be cute!

craftmomma
08-12-2011, 06:44 PM
How about freezer meals--things that can be cooked in bulk ahead of time and pulled out for a quick meal on busy nights.

marnie
08-17-2011, 02:24 PM
Since Christmas will be here before we know it, what about "gift jars," you know, recipes in a jar. You decorate a pint/or quart jar lid, put the dry ingredients in the jar, add a cute tag with the recipe directions (recipient adds the "wet" ingredients)...you can also do the same thing with small jelly jars if you want to make homemade jelly for the jars, add some yummy crackers, or if your friend owns a bread machine add a prepackaged bread mix ...depending upon how elaborate you want to go...get a cute wooden basket for all of it, add a small bread board, a decorative knife, nice coffee cup, etc...

Just an idea.

momsmarts
11-01-2011, 10:59 PM
How about recipes that use Thanksgiving leftovers?

Maurine Stettler
11-02-2011, 06:58 PM
Will do this in November 2011 ~ thanks for the suggestion!

How about recipes that use Thanksgiving leftovers?

Maurine Stettler
11-30-2011, 07:10 PM
Done in December 2011...

Since Christmas will be here before we know it, what about "gift jars," you know, recipes in a jar. You decorate a pint/or quart jar lid, put the dry ingredients in the jar, add a cute tag with the recipe directions (recipient adds the "wet" ingredients)...you can also do the same thing with small jelly jars if you want to make homemade jelly for the jars, add some yummy crackers, or if your friend owns a bread machine add a prepackaged bread mix ...depending upon how elaborate you want to go...get a cute wooden basket for all of it, add a small bread board, a decorative knife, nice coffee cup, etc...

Just an idea.

njacobson
12-02-2011, 12:14 PM
So once I started thinking about it I had lots and lots of ideas. Here's what I've come up with.

I like the breakfast food idea and think your Hodge Podge color palette would work well.

And I was thinking we should do a month of chocolate recipes with your Neapolitan Mint color palette. I see that's been requested too. Mm, I have to perfect Mint Cheesecake Brownie recipe to share.

I think you've done soups before but maybe we could do it again with a winter pallete.

I'd also like to do breads and rolls.

And a kids' favorites done in elementary colors or back to school color would be fun.

Game-time snacks like for rivalry game or Super Bowl or March Madness parties.

Drinks like smoothies, juices, cocoas, and ciders.

Maurine Stettler
12-02-2011, 06:02 PM
Lots of great ideas -- guess we'll have to keep this going for quite a few months to come! : )

So once I started thinking about it I had lots and lots of ideas. Here's what I've come up with.

I like the breakfast food idea and think your Hodge Podge color palette would work well.

And I was thinking we should do a month of chocolate recipes with your Neapolitan Mint color palette. I see that's been requested too. Mm, I have to perfect Mint Cheesecake Brownie recipe to share.

I think you've done soups before but maybe we could do it again with a winter pallete.

I'd also like to do breads and rolls.

And a kids' favorites done in elementary colors or back to school color would be fun.

Game-time snacks like for rivalry game or Super Bowl or March Madness parties.

Drinks like smoothies, juices, cocoas, and ciders.

Maurine Stettler
01-02-2012, 10:18 PM
Done in January 2012 -- well, at least the breakfast part! Thanks for the ideas!

Here's my suggestions:
One Dish Wonders
Salads
Coffee or Tea?
Semi Homemade
What's For Breakfast?

Maurine Stettler
01-02-2012, 10:19 PM
Done in January 2012 -- thanks for the suggestion!

I'm really loving Breakfast foods lately...sounds like a good category...if you haven't done that one yet. :)

Maurine Stettler
01-02-2012, 10:21 PM
Doing the breakfast suggestion for January 2012. The HodgePodge colors would have been great -- hopefully you'll like what I used instead...

So once I started thinking about it I had lots and lots of ideas. Here's what I've come up with.

I like the breakfast food idea and think your Hodge Podge color palette would work well.

And I was thinking we should do a month of chocolate recipes with your Neapolitan Mint color palette. I see that's been requested too. Mm, I have to perfect Mint Cheesecake Brownie recipe to share.

I think you've done soups before but maybe we could do it again with a winter pallete.

I'd also like to do breads and rolls.

And a kids' favorites done in elementary colors or back to school color would be fun.

Game-time snacks like for rivalry game or Super Bowl or March Madness parties.

Drinks like smoothies, juices, cocoas, and ciders.

griest
01-05-2012, 06:00 PM
I would love to see a superbowl/tailgaiting/the big game type challenge with all the wings, dips, etc. that usually go along with this! Yummy!

Kimm23
01-05-2012, 06:32 PM
Hmmm. I don't have ideas not already mentioned other than comfort food. That would be a good one during the winter. Favorite mac and cheese recipes or stews or snacky things could all show up in there.

marnie
01-28-2012, 09:48 PM
Lots of great ideas -- guess we'll have to keep this going for quite a few months to come! : )

"..a few months to come"...???

I think if you quit the challenge, you may have some ghost (recipe girls) haunting you!!!!!

-esha-
02-05-2012, 06:14 AM
Mmmm... reading all those suggestions made me go hungry again, even though I've just eaten. *g*

What about dishes with meat (chicken, beef, sausages etc., could be separate themes)? Or fish.
Soups would be a good idea too. And potato recipes.
Or special food, like recipies we brought home from a holiday abroad.

Maurine Stettler
02-29-2012, 09:28 PM
Taking care of the "recipes with cheese" in March 2012 -- thanks for all your great ideas!

How about -

recipes with cheese
soups
breads (quick breads or not)
cakes
chicken
seafood
dinner party food

everything you have done for this challenge has been so much fun.

Maurine Stettler
02-29-2012, 09:32 PM
Cheesecake recipes -- done in March 2012. Thanks, Barb...

if you're talking chocolate - I would have to advocate for my favorite treat - cheesecake recipes.

Maurine Stettler
02-29-2012, 09:42 PM
"Favorite mac and cheese recipes" done in March 2012 -- thanks for the great ideas...

Hmmm. I don't have ideas not already mentioned other than comfort food. That would be a good one during the winter. Favorite mac and cheese recipes or stews or snacky things could all show up in there.

jennyj
03-27-2012, 02:06 PM
I made a YUMMY *FISH* dish today. How about that for an idea.
Also I was thinking you could do individual items...like STRAWBERRIES (or berries) or BROCCOLI and CAULIFLOWER.
Still would like to see a ASIAN theme.

Just a few thoughts for today. :)

-esha-
04-02-2012, 11:42 AM
What about vegetarian recipes?

Amberpony
04-02-2012, 12:28 PM
I Love Peanut Butter on & In many things. How About Recipes with Peanut Butter in them.

kern53
04-05-2012, 08:49 PM
MUFFINS!! I love MUFFINS!! Also, how about Beans, and Make-a-Mix. Muffins could be down in tans and creams (remember the nursery rhyme, The Muffin Man?. For beans, you could use black, red, dk. red, green, yellow, off white to go with the various colors of beans.

Maurine Stettler
04-30-2012, 03:10 PM
Taking care of the first 2 suggestions in May 2012...

How about a favorite holiday dish - unusual from childhood
favorite childhood foods - yours or your (grand)children
ancestral recipes
family reunion favorites
large quantity recipes
foods from cans, boxes, advertisements

Maurine Stettler
04-30-2012, 03:10 PM
Taking care of this suggestion in May 2012...

What about those family recipes you made when your kids were younger, than somehow got pushed into the background? I just had my kids ask me about how I made a couple of dishes I had forgotten about. There ya go, forgotten dishes!

Maurine Stettler
04-30-2012, 03:13 PM
Doing the "kids' favorites" idea in May 2012 -- in sort of back-to-school colors! : )

So once I started thinking about it I had lots and lots of ideas. Here's what I've come up with.

I like the breakfast food idea and think your Hodge Podge color palette would work well.

And I was thinking we should do a month of chocolate recipes with your Neapolitan Mint color palette. I see that's been requested too. Mm, I have to perfect Mint Cheesecake Brownie recipe to share.

I think you've done soups before but maybe we could do it again with a winter pallete.

I'd also like to do breads and rolls.

And a kids' favorites done in elementary colors or back to school color would be fun.

Game-time snacks like for rivalry game or Super Bowl or March Madness parties.

Drinks like smoothies, juices, cocoas, and ciders.

candiem
05-01-2012, 10:06 AM
I don't know if it's been suggested before or not, but I have a problem finding dishes for 2...since it is my hubby and me most of the time, trying to cook for the 2 of us is hard. I find most recipes, when you cut them down, they don't have the same flavor. So I would suggest RECIPES FOR 2.
Also, I was thinking, FAMILY PICNICS...how about recipes for outside gatherings? I know we have our pretty much "the usual" and I would LOVE to see what someone else might take. WE NEED SOME FRESH IDEAS! :-)

Maurine Stettler
07-01-2012, 09:24 PM
Breads -- done in July 2012. Thanks for all the great ideas, Rose!

How about -

recipes with cheese
soups
breads (quick breads or not)
cakes
chicken
seafood
dinner party food

everything you have done for this challenge has been so much fun.

Maurine Stettler
07-01-2012, 09:26 PM
Breads and rolls -- done in July 2012. Thanks for all your fun ideas, Nicole...

So once I started thinking about it I had lots and lots of ideas. Here's what I've come up with.

I like the breakfast food idea and think your Hodge Podge color palette would work well.

And I was thinking we should do a month of chocolate recipes with your Neapolitan Mint color palette. I see that's been requested too. Mm, I have to perfect Mint Cheesecake Brownie recipe to share.

I think you've done soups before but maybe we could do it again with a winter pallete.

I'd also like to do breads and rolls.

And a kids' favorites done in elementary colors or back to school color would be fun.

Game-time snacks like for rivalry game or Super Bowl or March Madness parties.

Drinks like smoothies, juices, cocoas, and ciders.

Maurine Stettler
07-01-2012, 10:01 PM
I love peanut butter, too -- I'm including this in the July 2012 challenge. Thanks for the suggestion.

I Love Peanut Butter on & In many things. How About Recipes with Peanut Butter in them.

Beladebz
07-03-2012, 05:32 PM
Here is a list of ideas I came up with



Secret Recipe/Military Secrets - Every family has a secret recipe
Chowder/Seafood - Everything seafood.. Lobster, crabs, and shrimp
Emergency Tested - Things I could make without electricity--preparedness stuff
30 Minute Meal - Things I can make quickly, after a crazy day at work
Superbowl - Those party foods... superbowl levels
Mom's/Dad's Specialty - That recipe only my mom/dad can make
Smoothies
Diet (or ww points?)
Casseroles
Slow Cooker
Sandwiches - can't wait to share my favorites
Chinese/Asian
Side Dish (and what it goes best with--ie chicken, beef)
Dinner Party
Allergy free - gluten, dairy, nuts
Vegetarian
Snacks- Salty or Sweet!!!

Love all the challenges I have been a part of! It helps me organize the mess of recipes that are in my cupboard and allows me to find new favorites from others!
Debi

KathysScraps
07-03-2012, 08:52 PM
How about meals, treats and snacks for our fur babies (pet).
Of course we would have to have graphics for cats and dogs in the kit!

Beladebz
07-14-2012, 01:17 PM
Color suggestion for seafood recipe kit.
Navy, Red, Blue, Aqua, Light blue, Gray, White-ish
The papers could have red or navy or aqua/white stripes
Cute embellishments like crab/lobster, ships wheel, pendant flags, anchor or light house. I would love to see a frame in the red or aqua. (loving those colors right now)
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Debi

-esha-
08-04-2012, 09:42 AM
What about low-calorie recipes?
I don't know about you, but I always put on weight when I'm on holiday... *sigh*

Beladebz
04-06-2013, 03:39 PM
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="611"><tbody></tbody></table>Here is a spreadsheet I put together using all of the previous idea submissions and how many times they were repeated. I will email it to you Maurine so you can keep a working copy. Maybe you can start a new thread with this list and then edit it when a new idea is posted, or a theme has been done so you don't have to sort through all of the posts.
Hopefully this helps!
Debi

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No electricity/preparedness stuff</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">5</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Family Picnics/Outside Gatherings/Family Reunion/Large Quantity/Potluck Ideas</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl68" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Finger Foods</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">4</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Fish/Seafood/Chowder/Lobster, crab, and shrimp</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Foods from labels - cans, boxes, advertisements</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">4</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Foreign Foods - Asian/Chinese</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">3</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Foreign Foods - Mexican</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Freezer Meals</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">2</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Homemade Pet Treats/Food</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Hors D'oeuvres</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">3</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Low-Fat/Low-Calorie/Diet/WW Points</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">2</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Make-a-Mix/Quick Fixes from Mixes</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">2</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Meat (chicken, beef, sausages etc., could be separate themes)</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Microwave Recipes</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">No-Cook recipes</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Potato Recipes</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Recipes for two</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Salads</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Sandwiches</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Secret Recipe</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Semi Homemade</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">2</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Side Dish (and what it goes best with--i.e. chicken, beef)</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">2</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Smoothies, juices, cocoas, and ciders.</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Snacks - Salty or Sweet!!!</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">3</td> <td class="xl68" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Soups</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Special Food, like recipes we brought home from a holiday abroad.</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">1</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Strawberries/Berries</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">3</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Super bowl/Tailgating/The Big Game (wings, dips, etc. )</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td class="xl67" style="height:15.0pt;border-top:none" height="20">3</td> <td class="xl66" style="border-top:none;border-left:none">Vegetarian/Vegan</td> </tr> </tbody></table>
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khalgren77
04-06-2013, 06:13 PM
Great ideas ladies! Here are some ideas too:

Gifts in a Jar- soups,cookies,breads,etc
Appetizers
Mexican
Chicken
Beverages
BBQ
Salads
Quick and Easy

Nandy
06-12-2013, 10:30 PM
What is your neck of the woods known for? Texas for example could be Chicken Fired Steak smothered in white gravy, mash potatoes, fried okra and sweet tea. Or what is your favorite recipe? Grillin would be good for summer. Good Luck, I'm sure whatever you choose will be great.

h*mom
06-13-2013, 02:36 PM
How about "Good for you"/Nutritious?

Beladebz
06-14-2013, 12:21 AM
This is a suggestion for the color of future kits.
I love the colors of this kit, perhaps you can pick colors from previous kits, and create the recipe challenge as a coordinating kit. Perhaps this would save you time because you wont have to design a whole new color palate & theme, AND it also allows us to have additional coordinating papers/elements if we want to make an extra purchase. This one would be perfect for picnic favorites or something like that.
https://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/store/images/LetMeScrapbook_SpringPicnic_Preview.jpg

khalgren77
06-15-2013, 12:11 AM
Other ideas-

Copy Cat recipes
All Things Pumpkin-main ingredient pumpkin
International- German,Mexican,Indian,Irish,Italian,etc
Bath and Beauty
Quick and Easy
Healthy Eating
Pasta
Breads
Cookies
Chicken

dclazel
07-18-2013, 01:42 PM
I'd like to have whole sets of ethnic or regional foods: Tex-Mex, Italian, Chinese (or Asian), German, Southern, Midwestern, Yankee...
I also would be happy to see whole sets of one type of main ingredient: chicken, beef, seafood, summer vegetables, winter vegetables, rice, pasta,

I just like to eat, so everything sounds good to me! :XX

ladysaint
08-12-2013, 11:38 AM
Hi everyone: maybe we can try "copycat" recipes from our favorite restaurants. I think we have all tried to duplicate something we tasted elsewhere at one time or another.

-esha-
09-02-2013, 02:45 AM
What about "basic ingredients" recipes?

I live in Austria, and when I see ingredients like cake mixes, concentrates, special types of cookies or sausages or other pre-made stuff that totally baffles me because we have different products here and I have no idea how to replace those ingredients.

Wouldn't it be an interesting challenge to do recipes that only use basic ingredients that you can get in most countries?

MargaretC
09-09-2013, 04:13 PM
Wondering... have you had a muffin month yet?

deedee58
09-19-2013, 04:45 PM
I'm not sure if these were already done or not but how about comfort food, soups/stews, healthy eating, or steamed dishes.

I'd like to see kits with elements like cooks utensils, aprons, chef hats, small appliances, e.g., mixer, food processor, etc.

Thank you for the challenges; this is probably one of the first I've done.

jimmyrose
09-24-2013, 01:26 PM
An other idea would be one for company food. You know food you make when someone comes to visit. Could be really fancy, fun, easy, snacks or theme, like game day, birthday or anniversary. Everybody has something they like to fix for company.

GoodGram
09-29-2013, 11:19 AM
I frequently cook my favorite restaurant or product knockoff recipes, and I'd love to have more of them! (My favorite is Applebee's Orange Chicken Bowl, which they no longer serve.) Olive Garden's pasta fagioli is ultra simple and easy, and a budget saver. We save BIG on knockoff recipes because I make the products at home for a fraction of the cost of commercial products or restaurant meals. I'm looking for one to rival Heinz Horseradish sauce right now. My husband went through an entire bottle of it in one week! Anyone have one? Or a horseradish root they'd be willing to share? :))

We older folks have to watch the salt (sodium chloride) and cholesterol, (and you younger ones will in your future) so cheesy things and those high in cholesterol are no-no recipes for us. We love a lot of foreign foods; Mexican, Asian (no raw fish, please), Thai, Caribbean, Dutch, German, and willing to try others. Every single one of my neighbors except one has a diabetic in the house, so recipes for sweets made with Splenda or Sweet and Low would be very, very welcome.

Crock pot recipes that are healthy (low sodium, no cheese, please) are in my future as I will probably have hand reconstruction surgery in a few months which takes a full year to completely restore function from, and my husband can't cook! HELP, PLEASE! I just started using my slow cooker a year ago!

Recipes for using dehydrated foods! I have been dehydrating things for 9 months and storing them in vacuum sealed jars, and I'd love more recipes than I have for these things. I have a recipe for the best refried beans you'll ever eat using cooked, then dehydrated pinto beans! They cost a fraction of canned ones and taste so much better!

Amberpony
09-29-2013, 01:01 PM
Barbara... most recipes you can cut back the salt or eliminate it. All my recipes have salt because we do not eat any store bought convenience food which is where so much of the sodium comes from. I actually got very ill from lack of salt. Back in the day I altered all recipes for less salt, but the healthier I get, the more I work, the more I sweat, the more I need salt. My Recipes contain C&H Brown Sugar because I have major health issues from eating anything that is not Real Cane Sugar or Real Fruit Juice. So as you see my special diet consists of Real From Scratch Whole Food.
Just writing this so you know why my recipes are what they are.
Hmmm as far as Horseradish goes, you got me curious. I used to make some that my Grandpa Poppi would talk me out of the entire stash every Fall he came to visit. Dang now that will be on my mind until I find it. ha ha ha :0)
Super Good Restaurant Food knock off sounds like a good thing. Where would some one find these kinds of recipes to share?

GoodGram
09-30-2013, 10:22 PM
Oh, Amberpony, I do cut salt out of everything, but never flavor. I am also a cook from scratch kind of cook. I even bake all our bread so I can control the sodium and other ingredients. I should own Penzeys Spices for what I have invested in their spices and the herbs that take the place of sodium-heavy foods. The problem is recipes that call for lots and lots of cheese or other high sodium ingredients. It isn't table salt that's the problem; it's foods that contain so much sodium and recipes that depend on it. Betty Crocker's site is one good example. They must exist just to sell cheese. I even make my own "Bisquick" so I can cut the salt. There are several sites that only have recipes that are restaurant knockoffs. Most are pretty close, but you have to try them to know. Just Google the category and you'll find lots. I'm compiling a list now of freezer meals for the slow cooker, and I will shop for those ingredients soon, then assemble and freeze. I need to tuck away lots of those so my hubby can cook them for us post-op. I can eat most anything but he cannot. I have to go low sodium and sugar free for him.

Amberpony
10-03-2013, 07:19 AM
To get back on track with this thread. How about Pork Recipes. We like to use pork recipes for other meats we raise. Beef recipes would be good also. My man is a Real Meat and Potato kind of guy.

Reene2
10-13-2013, 11:40 PM
I would love to have some recipes for non-chocolate based candies. The only one I know of is divinity. But there must be others? :confused:

JTrapp
10-28-2013, 07:44 AM
I know not everyone cans but I would love to have canning recipes and meals made from pressure canner and crockpot meals (not using a lot of preprocessed foods to make either but easy).

-esha-
10-31-2013, 11:31 AM
What about dips and breadspreads?

Cupcake
11-18-2013, 01:52 PM
I have a collection of recipes I have called over the years " Dishes to impress your Mother In Law" that I try to slip to new brides I do need some more recipes that would fit in that category AND candy recipes I do love to make candy and goodies at Christmas. I can never have enough goodie and candy recipes to make during the holidays

scrapPamela
12-07-2013, 03:14 PM
For the winter months: recipes to warm your insides (we had a low in the teens this morning, so I'm thinking warm

-esha-
02-20-2014, 11:19 AM
Not sure if it has already been mentioned: What about recipes for leftovers?
You know, that extra slice of meat that nobody wanted yesterday evening, or the half plateful of broccoli. I hate throwing food away, most things keep if refrigerated and can be used the next day in many different ways.

mootscrapper
04-08-2014, 08:51 PM
I would love to see some slow cooker recipes, ones that have been made by you and don't have that slow cooker taste, I don't have a lot of success with these types of meals, so i would be extremely interested in them.