New Recipes and My Life With A Picky Eater

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New recipes don’t have to be life-altering. Sometimes a “new recipe” is just a different way of preparing or serving something you already know how to make! That’s the case with two new recipes I’ve tried recently. It’s the perfect way to get out of a rut and “try something new” when you’re cooking for a picky eater.

Speaking of picky eaters – I ran across a picky eater test on Facebook. Out of 60 items, there were 27 that Paul wouldn’t eat…and 6 that I wouldn’t eat. When it comes to food, we are not a perfect match. Thank goodness that’s not all there is to a happy marriage! πŸ™‚

On to the “new” recipes!

#1 Easy Mozzarella and Meatball Bake (page 110 of the Love Welcome Serve cookbook)

Since this recipe isn’t available online and is not my property, I can’t list it here. You just really need to pick up this cookbook! This recipe elevates a package of frozen meatballs and a jar of pasta sauce to something that looks and tastes totally from scratch!

#2Β Slow Cooker Kalua PorkΒ 

I’ve heard Shelly from Shelly’s Home Life on YouTube talk about how delicious this is, and I just had to give it a try! I make pork roast in the crock pot, but always with apple juice or a condensed soup – I’d never placed a roast in there without liquid!

The liquid smoke in this recipe really does amazing things not only to the flavor but also to the tenderness of the meat! The meat literally fell apart and was so tender and delicious! I didn’t get a picture (blogger fail!), but I served the pork with BBQ sauce on sweet Hawaiian rolls.

#3 Simplest Loaf Cake

I’ve been in the mood for pound cake – or something similar – for weeks now! Paul doesn’t eat pound cake, so I waited until Easter when I needed a second dessert to offer my dinner guests. Along with classic chocolate pie in graham cracker crust, I made this simple loaf cake and topped it with fresh strawberries and cool whip. I had a guest that didn’t like chocolate pudding (part of the filling in my pie!) – so I was really glad to have another option available!

This recipe makes a small cake, but I still have a few slices in the freezer for the next time I need a quick and simple desert. It would be good with any kind of berry topping or possibly a lemon curd!

Do you have a picky eater in your house? Are you the picky eater?Β 


11 thoughts on “New Recipes and My Life With A Picky Eater

  1. I’m not too picky about what I eat, but I don’t like my foods touching on my plate. So I’ll eat one food most of the time before starting the next. My big avoidance is canned mixed vegetables and lima beans……EWW!!! πŸ˜‰ But your meatball bake and pound cake look delightful! Trying new recipes is fun, especially when they turn out well!


    1. Paul eats his food one thing at a time, too. I usually have to put his veggies in a separate dish because food touching is just not okay with him. πŸ™‚ I’m with you on the canned mixed veggies and I don’t like lima beans very much either!


  2. Yum!! What a delicious assortment. Can’t wait to try those meatballs. That pulled pork sounds delicious and give me all the pound cake. I love that stuff. I’m excited for strawberries to be in season again so I can make that. I never thought about topping it with lemon curd. Sounds like a delicious combo. My husband and I have different taste buds, too. He loves seafood, spicy, not much cheese. I’d add cheese to everything, order mild everything and the only seafood I eat is crab cakes. It’s exciting when we find a dinner recipe that we both love πŸ™‚


  3. Everything sounds and looks delicious. You mentioned that cookbook before. I think I want one. Have a blessed week, Whitney.


  4. Thankfully the hubs and I are super compatible in the kitchen….BUT…that also means we both love to eat and sometimes that’s not always the best. haha These meatballs look delicious and the pork definitely sounds like something we would try. Happy Monday!


    1. That’s how my sister and her husband are – they are SUCH foodies that they really have to watch what they eat. They do a good job of it though, and it’s always a delicious event at their house. πŸ™‚


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