Here's my report from my self-promised list that wasn't very listy at all. Make a new recipe once a week. Done. How about 5? Before you are impressed (Don't worry, I know you aren't), 3 were desserts. 3! This could be a problem. In my defense, 2 were for a large family dinner.
Penne with White Beans and Pancetta
This was fair
The Baked Brownie
This was dense, fudgy and delicious
Chicken and Dumplings
from Pioneer Woman
Lemon Lime Bars
Peanut Butter Crispy Bars
(*These sounds average, but were serious trouble)
My sisty, Annie gave me The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook for Christmas and it's full of good recipes, but best is the helpful tips and food product reviews. Scott gave me Baked: New Fronteirs in Baking. This could add 5-10 lbs. Easy.
Listing and Reporting keeps me motivated.