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I totally dropped the ball on this week’s Blogger Spotlight. I’m blaming pregnancy brain. Come to think of it, I’m blaming lots of things on pregnancy brain lately!!

So instead of a spotlight today, I thought I’d bring you some of my recipe updates. A little while back, I decided to start cooking or baking at least one recipe from my archives every week so that I can start updating photos. Some of the recipes that I made years ago were really good, (I even remember many of them today!), but the photos are so bad that I’m afraid they are a turn off. And some of them are just lost in the archives, and I think they deserve a new place in the spotlight, if only temporary.  (And just for fun, if you click through to the post, the original photos are at the bottom of the posts.  I still have a ways to go with my photography, but these comparisons show just how far I have come!)

So without further ado, here are some of the updated recipes that I’ve made in the last few weeks that I think deserve a second look!

Egg Salad BLT

This recipe is from way back in 2007.  But it is still one of my all-time favorite egg salad recipes.  You can’ t go wrong when you add bacon, right?!?

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

If you’ve never had a monte cristo sandwich before, you are so missing out.  Don’t be scared away by the powdered sugar and jam – they totally make this sandwich.  I’ve had other versions of this sandwich on the blog through the years, but this is the first – and the original.

Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken with Creamed Spinach

This recipe is so easy, and takes advantage of a bone in chicken.  If you are a fan of roasted chicken, this is one you should put on your “to try” list.  (And the spinach – although pretty basic, is very tasty, too!!)

Pulled Chicken Suiza Sammies

I’ve talked about this one recently, but it is so easy and so good that it deserved another mention here.  This is a great one for if you have some extra chicken on hand – just shred it up, and dinner will be ready in a snap.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

This is honestly the best coffee cake recipe I’ve made – or probably even ever had.  My husband gave it 9.5 out of 10 – which is really saying a lot.  If you are a crumb fan like I am, you will fall in love with this breakfast cake.  I’m seriously still thinking about this one!

Sweet Potato Chicken Quesadillas | Taste and Tell

Sweet Potato Chicken Quesadillas

Remember last week when I talked about 24 ways to use shredded chicken?  This is the recipe that I remade that day that I was trying to figure out what to make with the shredded chicken I had on hand.  I love these.  And I love that you get added nutrition from the sweet potatoes and the beans.  And this one would actually be an easy one to make meat-free by just ommitting the chicken.

Poppin’ Fresh Barbecups

This was actually just dinner last night!!  This is total convenience food.  And kid-friendly food.  (Ok, well one of my kids devoured it, but the other just picked…)  I actually had something else on the menu, but was missing an ingredient, so these saved dinner for me.  And I have to admit – I kind of really love them!!

It has been a lot of fun to go through my archives.  I have close to 1400 posts at this point, so I know I’ll never get around to re-making all of the old recipes, but it sure is fun to re-live some of these recipes.  It’s pretty crazy to see how many things I’ve made over the years, and I look forward to sharing a lot more with you!!

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13 Responses to Recipe Updates

  1. Rosa says:

    Droolworthy food! I love the pulled chicken sandwiches, the coffeecake and the barbecups.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. All of these sound amazing. Hope you have a nice and restful weekend!

  3. You have been busy, lady!

    My husband LOVES those chicken suiza sandwiches. They’re one of his favs. :)

  4. That coffee cake and those quesadillas are calling my name. Delish!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Great way to revisit old posts. Thanks!

  6. Great round-up of recipes here. That egg salad just made the top of my “to-make” list!

  7. Chels R. says:

    I’ve started doing the same thing with some of my dishes and photos. My photos from the beginning were so horrible! I’m not saying I’m great now, but I think it’s better than it was. Only so much I can do with my point and shoot though…and no photoshop. That egg salad sandwich I am going to have to try as soon as my mom’s chickens start laying eggs again! Sounds delish!

  8. Your photos are amazing! I love seeing the before and after. I get embarrassed looking back at some of mine from when I first started my blog….yet, I still have so much to learn! Teach me teach me!

    • Deborah says:

      @Kristy @ Sweet Treats and More, I feel like I still have a lot to learn! And I started re-taking some because I am so embarrassed about the first photos. It’s funny to think that back then, I didn’t think I was that bad. Now I die when I see some of them!!

  9. what delicious looking food! especially that egg BLT! yum!!! thanks for sharing!

  10. Kristy says:

    Oh were to even start! Well, it has to be with the Monte Cristo. Then the prosciutto stuffed chicken, then the sour cream coffee cake. Oh boy. I’m hungry!

  11. I’ve been trying to go back and re-photograph some of my old (read bad) photos from my early days of blogging but that are good enough recipes to share again (although I don’t have nearly as many as you!!). I like doing it for myself and seeing other bloggers do it to because so many good recipes get lost in the archives. BTW the photo above of the Monte Cristo Sandwiches is dreamy and I’ve been making the Pulled Chicken Suiza Sammies ever since you posted them originally and they are one of our favorites (especially in the hot summer when I don’t really feel like cooking)!

  12. Mrs. L says:

    I love that you’re going back and updating some of your posts…I’m finding things I’d missed before!

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