Saturday, January 23, 2010

Send me your food

Send me a picture of your favorite recipe and the directions and I will post it!
I am in bed. Not much cooking going on here.



Patti said...

Right now I'm kind of stuck on this Ina Garten recipe for macaroni and cheese. Oh it's good.

I hope your recovery is speedy. I don't claim to know what you're going through, but I've had tissues expanders in my chest . . . just knowing that's part of what you're dealing with makes me wince for you. I pray for you by name, Nie.

I'm thinking good thoughts.

Angela Penniman said...

The other day I made this chocolate zucchini bread and it turned out delicious. I bet your kiddos would love it! And I have read that chocolate has healing powers...

Connie said...
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Connie said...

Via email? Here's a link to a great dessert..

Feel better Stephanie- you are such an inspiration to me when I think my one 2 year old is too much to handle- you are in my thoughts!

Briar said...

Rice Noodle Salad
recipe courtesy of Taste of Home

1 8oz package of thin rice noodles
2 c fresh spinach, cut into strips
1 large carrot, shredded
1/2 c pineapple tidbits
1/4 c minced fresh cilantro
1 green onion, chopped

Sesame Peanut Dressing:
1/4 c unsalted peanuts
1/4 c water
1/4 c lime juice
2 T soy sauce
1T brown sugar
1T vegetable oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, combine spinach, carrot, pineapple, cilantro and onion in a large bowl.

Place dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process until blended. Drain noodles and rinse in cold water; drain well. Add noodles to spinach mixture and drizzle dressing; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Makes 6-8 servings.

Telley said...

Here's my current fave, courtesy of Deb of Smitten Kitchen:
the whole menu is perfect together! light, refreshing and hearty all at the same time. and her photos are divine.
feel better soon, stephanie.

kelly (and dan!) said...

this dessert was aaaaaamazing! lifting you up in prayer!

~~Rhonda said...

Made this chicken tortellini soup last night for my daughter who is fighting a cold. She loved it, as did we all. :)

I'm glad you're home. Enjoy the love. :) ~~Rhonda

Sabrina said...


Here is a link to my favorite soup I like to make, Black Bean Pumpkin Soup.

I'm just going to warn you now that it is a really random post... The soup is great... my clothing choices, meh.
Don't say I didn't warn you. :)

Take care sweet lady!

Untypically Jia said...

I hope you start feeling better Steph! Been sending prayers your way!

Here's an old "recipe" for my favourite creation in the world and I promise you'll love it!

Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

Hi Nie!

I'm praying for a speedy recovery for you!

This is a recipe from my archives. I created these fig muffins and they are incredible! Oh, and they're vegan too :) Here's the link...

Get well soon!

Andrea said...

Right now we are enjoying these Gravy Baked Pork Chops.

2 Pork Chops
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 t. garlic powder
2 T. butter
1 small onion
Fresh Mushrooms (canned are fine too)
3/4 c. milk
1/4 c. water
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt 1 T. of butter. If using fresh mushrooms, saute in butter with the small onion until browned and soft. If using canned, saute the onions alone in the butter until translucent.
Season pork chops with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Melt the remaining butter in a large skillet over med/high heat.
Saute the pork chops for about 5 minutes on each side until browned.

In an 8x8 baking dish (use 9x13 if using more chops) mix together milk, water, and soup.
Place the sauted pork chops, mushrooms, and onions in the baking dish and cover with the soup mixture.

Bake covered for 45 minutes or until done

zenmasterlauren said...

I think roasted chicken is so homey and comfy when its chilly outside. For Thanksgiving I made Ina Garten's roast turkey breast...well I have to say the rub she makes to coat it is amazing. I knew it would be just as delicious on chicken. Here is the recipe for the roast turkey breast but I just make it on the chicken- I roast the chicken usually at 375 for a couple of hours. The best part about the rub is that you don't have to baste the chicken at all...just keep an eye on it and cover it if its getting too crispy! Heres a link to my photo-I made the chicken for Christmas! Hugs to you--

Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

Hi Stephanie! I emailed you a recipe and photos. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Katie H said...

I'm feeling all sorts of crock-pot goodness lately, since it's been cold where I am. Especially goulash type stuff, like this:,1612,158180-243200,00.html

Hope you get to feeling better soon. I lost my job this week & was prepared to mope, then I read some of Mr. Nielson's posts & remembered we all have so much to be thankful for. Love you guys & your blog. Thanks for all you do. I mean it.

Tiff said...

keely steger said...

This is certainly a favorite!

Hope you're recovering well. Our family is praying for you!

Bridget said...

a tomato soup that campbells doesn't even come close to!

Bert Bell said...

Here's a little something even the kids can do.

Meatball Soup

3 cans beef broth
1 can stewed tomatoes
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 pkg frozen mixed veggies, thawed
1 pkg frozen meatballs, thawed

Dump the first 6 ingredients in the crockpot. Cook high for 4 hours or low for 6. Remove bay leaf.

Cook up some small bite sized pasta, drain and rinse. Put a spoonful of the pasta in a soup bowl top with meatball soup.

It's a hearty soup that I sometimes put on before going to church on Sundays.

A sammie to go with? Sure...take 1 pkg of Pilsbury crescent rolls...unroll each triangle. Top 1 triangle with cheese and diced ham...cover with another triangle and seal edges. Bake approx 10 minutes per the crescent directions. Enjoy!

Kim said...

Today I am making fresh banana bread with chocolate chips. This recipe is on my recipe blog. Here is the link:

Enjoy! I add 1 c. of choc chips to it. What can I say, I love chocolate!

ashley said...

Nie, I just finished an Experiment with Vegetarianism for my dieting blog last week, I used a couple of your recipes from your Vegetarian Life posts too!, anyways- I had 2 that I just LOVED, a Spinach Cheese Lasagna, and a Enchiladas, both were divine.
Links and pic here if you'd like to use them.

You and your family are in our prayers.

ellen said...

Mint Brownies (Ellen Patton -- but the recipe is from my old piano teacher Beth Johnston)
3 one oz. squares unsweetened chocolate
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cups flour
pinch of salt
3/4 cups chopped walnuts
3 T milk
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 t. peppermint extract
5 drops green food coloring
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Melt unsweetened chocolate and 3/4 cups butter in top of double boiler or over very low heat. Beat eggs and sugar until light. Stir in flour, salt and nuts. Add to chocolate mixture. Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Cool. In bowl cream 1/4 cup butter until light. Beat in powdered sugar, milk, peppermint and food coloring. Spread over cooled brownies. Let stand 1-2 hours. Melt chocolate chips with 3T butter. Spread or swirl over green topping. When set, cut into small squares or bars.

Here is a link to a photo:


Hello, sweet Nie,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you. Here is a simple recipe for a cheese sauce to serve over pasta. Simply excellent!


Pour 2 T. olive oil in a large sauce pan, then add and sauté the following until tender, stirring frequently:

½ cup onion, finely diced
3-4 cloves garlic, finely diced
8 oz. whole or sliced mushrooms, roughly chopped

Add two cubes (one cup) butter and 1 quart (4 cups) heavy whipping cream. Bring to almost a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently, until butter melts.

Gradually stir in the following four cheeses:

1-1½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1-1½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1-1½ cup shredded Provolone cheese
1-1½ cup grated Romano cheese

Reduce heat to low, and continue to stir just until all cheese is melted.

Serve immediately over pasta. Sauce will thicken upon standing.

SAHM: Surviving Assorted Home Mayhem said...

I'll make it easy for's my famous guacamole:

Holy Guacamole!

Canadian Princess said...

I hope your recovery is going well... I'm thinking of and praying for you and your sweet family! Btw, tell Mr. Nielson he's doing a great job on NieNie;)

So I thought I'd share a few of our favourites as it was hard for me to pick just one. I hope you don't mind I'm just sending the links as I thought that'd be the easiest way to send them to you. You can find the recipes and pics on our cooking blog, links below.

Rose Pasta Sauce:

Eggplant Parmesan:

Gourmet Vegetarian Pizza:

Chocolate Ganauche Cupcakes (they're simply amazing):

Likely said...

hello friend!

I loved your tag on this post: blah. ha ha! You are the cutest. I hope you are well sweetie! That man of yours sure doesn seem to be taking good care of his girly girl.

I am commenting with a link to my favorite salad of 2009. I posted it on the blog that I told you about that was inspired by you!

This is a delicious winter salad with lots of delicious citrus, which I know you love. You should grab some fresh citrus in AZ and make this while you are there!


love love love you!

PS - there are a lot of delicious vegetarian recipes on this site :)

Chels said...

My favorite goddess dressing salad. Yummm..

Hope you recover soon and well!

Heidi Marie said...

I've gotta tell ya, this Guacamole recipe has not only caused an explosion in my mouth but has brightened plenty of dark days!

It's fantastic, and my husband stays clean away when I make it cause I sing the song over, and over, and over, and over, and over......


Nicole said...

This is my husband's and my favorite soup, Corn and Kielbasa Chowder!

Christie said...

I just want to give you a very soft, & gently cyber {{{HUG}}}
Thoughts and prayers being sent your way!!

Scattered Mom said...

Stephanie, I've been reading your blog since the accident and always lamented that I couldn't comment-until now! I've throughly enjoyed your pictures and beautiful writing, and your blog is a MUST read (really, in the zillion blogs in my google reader, I have only 2 must reads-and yours is #1)

I hope that your latest doc appointment goes as painlessly as possible, and you really do wake up to roses and grape gatoraide.

There are a few fave recipes of mine.. (if you post them you are welcome to the photos-I'd be honored!)

Chocolate Ganache cupcakes

Orange Brownie Cookies With M&Ms

Blueberry Crumble Bars

Chocolate Rice Krispie Squares

I can't wait to try some of your recipes!

Kelly said...

This is a must-try recipe for any chocolate lover!

Chocolate peanut butter cake:

Direct link to recipe:

If I could, I'd make it again and send it your way :)

merathon said...

i see you already have plenty of recipes to post here, but here is a favorite that we make often from a vegetarian recipe blog i started with some of my sisters and some friends:

there's a lot more great easy recipes on our website if your husband is looking for some new recipes to cook for you and your adorable children while you are concentrating on your recovery! (may i also suggest the kale & white bean soup:

lots of prayers being sent your way!

Ashley said...

Here are three of my absolute favorite recipes (from my recipe blog):

Tri Colore Orzo

Thai Coleslaw

My favorite Sandwich

Best of luck with your recovery. You're an inspiration to me!

minisuperbias said...

Apparently cream puffs are one of those things that scare people to bake, but they're not hard at all! I've messed up more chocolate chip cookie recipes than cream puffs!

Cream Puffs in Venice has a good recipe (of course!):

Karen said...

I love your blog, AND your cooking blog! I can't wait to try so many of the recipes. My husband and I are on a diet. When we are finished, recipes: here we come!

Anne P said...

I just made delicious Sweet Potato Cranberry Coconut muffins!! I'd love if you wanted to repost the recipe.

Here's pictures and directions :)

Natalie said...

I have a cooking blog myself. Feel free to "steal" any recipes off of that.

Those lime coconut cupcakes look amazing!

In A Place Called Life said...

We make this every Thanksgiving:

Pumpkin Layer Cake

It's so good!

Nama said...

Here's a link to my pizza dough recipe and Caesar-Alredo pizza. Yum!

Everyone should try this. Now.

Mands Glenn said...

This is just where I keep my own recipes and things I try.

The Barb Chronicles said...

Hey NieNie. You can take anything from my blog. Lots of yummy food.

Hope you feel better, if I still lived in Mesa I would come cook for you!

heidi said...

thanks for the pretty pics and fab recipe ideas! if you are up for oddities and tasties, stop by my blog for kicks...

take care!

Scarehaircare said...

That Cheesy Potato Pie Thing

The Candlands said...

It's so hard to choose!

Lyssa said...

This is delish!!...and sorry no picture but definitely worth trying!

Hope 2nd rounds of your back go better! Sending prayers your way!

Whitney Bennett said...

Hi Stephanie! My name is Whitney and am also here in Utah County. I follow your blog and really enjoy reading your story. You are such an inspiration to so many people, including me. Thank you so much for being you!

I have a recipe blog, and my all time favorite recipe are these taquitos:

I hope you enjoy them. Everyone who eats them just dies over them...they are that good! Better than any mexican restaurant! :)


alissa4illustration said...

If you want you could post one of my recipes:

Strawberry Cake Balls:

Fruit Pizza:

Pudding Cups:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies:

C said...

hi nie, i am one of your readers and i just want to say that i have never in my life seen the grace of god moreso than in reading your story. you will never know how much you inspire me, i am so sorry this happened to you, but god works all things to the good... and your new life is "the good". you and the mr. are beautiful inside and out, and i pray for your family. keep on shining honey, the world needs you.