Julie Tries ... Her Friends' Recipes
Butternut Squash and Apple SoupMy favorite fall standby from Ina Garten! Submitted by: "Jes Monaco"
Vegetarian/Vegan ChiliGreat for that dinner party with mixed dietary requests! Via Doorsixteen. http://www.doorsixteen.com/2009/10/11/repost-vegetarian-chili/ Submitted by: "Jes Monaco"
Fresh Corn Muffins with Bacon and CheeseThis is a recipe from the Hy-Vee Seasons magazine from a couple of years ago. It is great for brunch or to have pre made for a grab and go filling "meal" in a muffin! Submitted by: "Courtney Morris"
Chicken and Black Bean QuesadillaAnother Hy-Vee seasons favorite! We tried this over this past summer and it was a hit! Super easy and quick to make too! Submitted by: "Courtney Morris"
Turkey-Tortilla SoupLove this recipe all winter long! It is particularly perfect for using up left over turkey the day after a holiday meal. A Hy-Vee Seasons magazine golden find! Submitted by: "Courtney Morris"
Bran MuffinsI got this from a nurse practioner that I worked with a few years ago. They are delicious and super easy to make. I love to have some on hand as a grab and go snack or for breakfast. Submitted by: "Courtney Morris"
Cream Cheese CandiesMy mom makes these every year for Christmas. It was my favorite as a child. My cousin and I would steel the tin she stored them in and eat so many we would make ourselves sick. Submitted by: "Courtney Morris"
Buttermilk Pie CrustThis is from Joy the Baker who has an amazing blog of baking wonderfulness with some vegan action and jam thrown in. Submitted by: "Nikki Guillot"
Easy chicken tacoSmitten Kitchen has the best, easiest weekday taco recipe ever. I use canned chipotle instead of dried ancho but do what you feel! Submitted by: "Nikki Guillot"
Simple Oatmeal SquaresOh She Glows is a great vegan blog and I think you like her overnight oats so try these super easy oatmeal squares for grab-n-go deliciousness! Submitted by: "Nikki"
Corn DipThis recipe won first prize at the 2005 Iowa State Fair. So you know it's good AND fattening. -Liz
Hash Brown Potato CasseroleI'm not sure there has been a major event in my life without SOME sort of party potato. Life motto: Party with potatoes. -Liz
ApplesauceI really only know what this tastes like with apples from Vicki's trees, but I bet your local apples could do it justice! -Liz
Grilled Skirt Steak with Salsa VerdeDelish from Michael Symon! http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/michael-symon/grilled-skirt-steak-with-salsa-verde-and-fresh-chick-pea-salad-recipe/index.html Submitted by: "Jes Monaco"
Best Pancakes Ever!Andy made these for me ALL the time when I was working on my dissertation - Blinn may want to try it while you are grading all those papers!! :) Submitted by: "Jessica Schuttler"
Delish Oeth Family CavatelliI think all of you Drakies have enjoyed this meal if you ever came up to my folks'...brings back memories of our road trips to OTown for hair appointments or random Easter holidays! Submitted by: "Jess Schuttler"
Blueberry Surprise French ToastRecipe by a friend of Vicki's, which I feel speaks highly for its merits. -Liz
Julie, you're the REAL cook in the group, but in honor of your 30th birthday — and in the spirit of Julie Tries — your dear friends decided to offer up our own favorites for you to try. Much love and ENJOY!
This is an adorable tribute to your friend. Happy Birthday Julie!