Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pinterest Recipes I've Tried And Loved

You know how it goes, you spend mindless hours pinning food on Pinterest and maybe if you're feeling really good one day, you finally get around to trying one, but mostly they just sit on your lovely food board because well, what if they just don't turn out? or they look too hard and you don't have the time.  Are there too many ingredients? Maybe you can cut some out but you just don't have the time to play around with the recipe.

Well let me help you.  Here are some recipes I've tried from Pinterest that we loved as a family.  Maybe you can try them out too since I'll be giving you all the deets.

1. Basic Zucchini Bread -  This is great for dessert, or a little snack.  Super easy to make.  I didn't change the recipe much other than added an extra cup of zucchini.  It made two loaves.  I froze one and ate the other one.  Perfect amount. I think I'll add a cup of chocolate chips next time but also very good the way it is.

2. Black Bean and Guac Burritos - Ok, this idea is great and these ingredients are yummy, but this is a recipe that you can make a million ways with any ingredients you have around the house.  So, for me, I say, make a burrito with any left overs you have and then put it in the panini maker to make it crunchy which is really all that matters to make it amazing and you're good to go. Remember - Panini maker = Amazing

3. Cherry Pie Bars - I'm an all chocolate dessert type of woman, but once in a while I come across something that changes my mind, even for just one day.  This is one of them. Super simple and I like simple.

4. Guava & Cream Cheese Pastry - Ok, another fun fact, I'm also a pastry addict, mostly the Panera ones. Of course chocolate. But my mom gave me some guava paste after her trip to Hawaii and what's a girl to do with a whole jar of guava paste?  Exactly this.  If a chocolate pastry is a 11, this is a 9. 

5. Enchilada Veggie Quesadilla - Here we go again.  Mexican food rocks.  Mostly because you can add any Mexican ingredient together and they always taste good.  Case in point.  This.  I'm sure you have these items laying around the house. Go make one.

6. Savory Ham and Cheese Muffins - I've tried a couple of different ham and cheese muffins and this one is the best. These are flaky and very tasty.  They are perfect for an on the go breakfast with a cup of milk.  It makes a bunch so if there are only two or three of you I would cut the recipe in half.

7. Chocolate Chip Banana Bread - Another bread.  I must have a thing for bread.  This one though, super moist and great for those bananas that have been sitting around for a little bit too long. 

8. Brown Sugar Spiced Chicken - This girl is amazing.  Her food in general is amazing.  This is one of my favorites though.  You basically put all the ingredients together in a gallon bag, marinate, and toss in the oven.  And you're done.  Make a side of cauliflower mash, and you're all set!

9. Chocolate Chip Clouds - This is the way to go if you feel guilty about having dessert. It's actually not that bad for you. It's low calorie and it tastes great!

10.  Black Bean Burger - And finally, we'll end with another healthy one after all the desserts and Mexican food that I apparently enjoy.  Listen, just so you know, do not expect this to taste like real meat as my husband expected.  It is as the title says, black beans... but you can enjoy a burger even without mean.  It's a little more work that my usual recipe but worth it in the end for a healthy alternative and a great option for meatless Monday.

Geez, do I like dessert or what? Looks like I might have to branch out!

1 comment:

  1. Stopping by from the Pin It Thursday link-up // So many yummy sounding recipes! Thanks for the info :)