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    Default 2012 Try New Recipes Challenge

    I want to get this started as I've made this a goal for myself for 2012. And while I failed miserably at this last year, I've renewed my resolve to make use of my HUGE (and seemingly GROWING) collection of cookbooks this year or face the self-imposed prospect of getting rid of some of them.

    Personally, I am striving to make one new recipe a week. Primarily I will be working on Main Dish-type recipes, but I am also open to picking a few more recipes of the side-dish or dessert variety to make each week. I will post the recipes, or at least the names of the new recipes, here.

    Feel free to jump in or set a goal to make as many new recipes per week or month as you'd like! Good luck!

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    I also started a 2012 Menu Planning Challenge and thought these two would fit together nicely!

    P.S. Could someone start this as a Sticky? Thank you!

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    I'm going to join this challenge again this year. Last year my goal was 2 recipes a month, and I actually tried almost 40 (lost count). Of those 40, I have about 7 recipes added to my binder to make again. I'm setting my goal for 1 new recipe a month in 2012.

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    I have been trying LOTS of crockpot recipes for the last few months and I have come up with several winners. I have a new dip recipe I am going to try for News Year Eve.

    I have a large oval crockpot, a 3 qt crockpot and my MIL gave me one of those triple crockpots for Christmas. I am going to use it for keeping things warm for New Year's Eve.

    I will continue trying new recipes this year. I also tried a cake recipe for Christmas that is lower in fat and was quite tasty.

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    I will join this challange will make i new dish a month.I look through recipes and think that sound good i will make that and then i forget it and go with same old recipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piney View Post
    I look through recipes and think that sound good i will make that and then i forget it and go with same old recipes.
    I know exactly what you mean. We get in a major rut and I find myself making the SAME things week after week.

    I've put together my menu plan for the first two weeks of January and, combined, I have four new recipes to try! I'm so excited!

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    I am going to try and eat less meat in my week.....so I will be trying new recipes to get around the meat dilema....

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    Oh yeah.........count me in.......I am always trying new things.

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    In for at least one new recipe a month.

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    I have so many recipes saved at pinterest that you can put me down for 2 new recipes a month. Mostly dinner ideas because that seems to be the hardest to put on the table.

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    I am in for two new recipes each week. My DD and I are going to try and cook thru the 2012 Cooking Light cookbook We are pretty excited about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanVivCam View Post
    I am in for two new recipes each week. My DD and I are going to try and cook thru the 2012 Cooking Light cookbook We are pretty excited about it.
    I LOVE those cookbooks! What a fantastic idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kittykatstrong View Post
    I have so many recipes saved at pinterest that you can put me down for 2 new recipes a month. Mostly dinner ideas because that seems to be the hardest to put on the table.
    Same here - Pintrest is addictive.

    I'm joining this, too. I'll aim for one new meal a week or else a side dish.

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    I'll jump in, but at a more conservative two per month. I need to push myself to try more recipes, but I never seem to have time to do it, so I don't want to set my target beyond my reach!

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    I hit my target of 24 in 2011 so another 24 for 2012. I'm actually making a new recipe tonight but since it's not officially 2012 yet I won't count it
    Terry

    Jan grocery 129.57/275.00
    Jan coupon 1.00
    YTD grocery
    YTD coupon


    New Recipe 1/24
    Items repurposed
    Twenty wishes 0/20

    as of 1-11

    Personal challenge, 5 A Day
    put away, throw away, give away
    at least 5 items a day

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