Recipe Testing

Yum, dinner turned out great!


Today basically sucked – the weather is crappy, work was nuts, and I was just ready to get cooking and turn off my computer for a while.

For some reason, being in the kitchen just melts away the day. Whatever happened earlier loses its power. The stresses and worries and frustrations slip away with each chop or slice or dice. Stirring a pot of bubbling pasta sauce just makes me forget about everything else and focus on dinner.

Thankfully, the new recipe I wanted to try tonight turned out so good!

While I’m not going to give out the full recipe yet, I’ll tell you the major ingredients here:

  • whole wheat pasta
  • ground buffalo
  • crushed and diced tomatoes
  • tomato paste
  • garlic
  • oregano
  • crushed red pepper
  • mozzarella
  • …and a secret ingredient ;)


I love when recipe trials turn out good! It makes me happy and it means we have edible meals.


While the pasta dish was cooling, I cooked some frozen peppers and onions and added in some green beans, salt, pepper, and garlic for a quick side dish.

Any good dinner is nice on a Monday night, but I’m always extra excited when it’s easy to put together, too.


Have you ever entered a recipe contest?



  1. Love when you can make a crummy day wonderful with a stellar dinner! This recipe looks so yummy! :)

    Hope your night is wonderful love.

  2. Today was definitely a long one. Glad you had a wonderful dinner!

  3. I never have entered a recipe contest because I don’t think I’m good enough at cooking to do so.

    I love when the kitchen erases the stress of the day.

  4. Dinner looks delicious, and I totally know what you mean about cooking just wiping away all the stress from the day. :)

  5. I have entered a few Foodbuzz contests as well as the Foodista book contest, but I never win haha!

  6. I love entering recipe contests–yours looks so good, I am a huge fan of buffalo. Yummy!

  7. I can’t wait to hear the secret ingredient! I have yet to try cooking with buffalo and I’d really like to, so that alone was enough to draw me in :)

  8. Yum. Yum. Yum.

  9. I’ve never entered a recipe contest, but I’m thinking of doing the Cooking Light one. I’m usually terrible at coming up with my own recipes, though. :( A girl’s gotta try, though, right!?

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