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So I decided to try something different. Instead of merely pinning food photos to my Pinterest Recipe board, I figured I would actually make a few. Shocking concept, I know!

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We’ve been super busy here with track, baseball, and writerly things (yay!!), so I needed quick and healthy meals. I opted to try a casserole-inspired meatball sub bake along with Asian coleslaw.

Things started out fine. I remembered to buy all the ingredients except the shredded cabbage. A last minute dash to the store got me back on track. The casserole was simple to put together and only needed thirty minutes of bake time. The Asian coleslaw had a little more prep due to chopping veggies and whisking together dressing ingredients, but it was easy, too.

Unfortunately, easy and yummy did not go hand in hand.

The bread portion of the casserole was way too crunchy, and the taste only so-so. The coleslaw? Every member of my family asked if we were having it again, and they did not ask with anticipation. No, that look in their eyes was DREAD. I assured them I would destroy the recipes.

I’ve had plenty of success with Pinterest dishes. There’s a Slow-Cooker Enchilada Stack my family raves about, and we all love Spicy Sausage Pasta. I’ll be attempting Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars to take to our baseball double-header this Sunday. Hey, not every recipe is a home run, but that doesn’t mean I won’t keep trying!

Do you enjoy cooking? Do you try new recipes?

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romance novels often featuring cowboys. She hopes to encourage readers through her books the way so many books have encouraged her. Jill's essentials include coffee, caramels, a stack of books, her mini-doxie, and long walks outdoors. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. For more information, visit her website,

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  1. Yes, I like trying new recipes. Thankfully, I’ve liked all of them so far, but I’m sure there will be some failures sometime. Not everything tastes as good as it looks.


    1. I love baking and I like cooking, so I try a lot of new recipes! You’re right–not all of them turn out as good as they look! Enjoy your weekend, Andrea!

  2. Jill: I really don’t enjoy cooking. It comes from the three of us having different likes and dislikes. I figured up one time,I would have to make three different evening meals, and three different lunches in order to get through the day. It’s not as bad now but I don’t have the energy to do it. I received your book; it looks interesting. I have one to finish today and then maybe, I can read it as a change of pace.

  3. I love cooking and baking. Lately, I have added the Paleo diet into my life, but I still keep a balance and slide off track on occasion. I’m just eating gluten free and eat farm fresh grass fed meat from the USA. Have a nice weekend.

    1. I do too, Jacqueline! That’s great about Paleo and being gluten free. I’m on a healthier-me kick, so I’m counting calories. It lets me enjoy chocolate. 🙂 You have a nice weekend, too!

  4. Now that I’ve been able to add some foods back into my diet I’ve been having fun creating some new ideas to try…..who would’ve ever thought 6 months ago that I’d actually be eating again!!!

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