Monday, March 19, 2012

Pinteresting Recipes

We took the weekend off from house work for some family time, except for a couple hours of weeding on Saturday. UGH. Other than that, we had a great time. Plus, it gave me a change to test some Pinterest recipes that I’ve been drooling over for months.

So until I have something report on the home front, I thought I’d share some of the winners and losers. Click on the picture to be taken to the original source.
WINNER: Charleston Cheese
This was delicious. I doubled the recipe to make it fill the dish.
2nd Place: Buffalo Chicken Dip
This was crazy easy, but not light on the waistline… so this is in 2nd place, but a very close 2nd place.
So simple, crazy juicy and fast. That’s my kinda chicken.
2nd Place: Brown Sugar & Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin
Very easy (except that I had to get up at 6am to put it in the Crock Pot) and very tender. Mine didn’t look quite like hers but it tasted great. Even my husband, who doesn’t really care for pork liked it and had seconds.
Side Dishes:
WINNER: Jiffy Corn Casserole
This was delicious. I forgot to add the eggs but it didn’t seem to matter.
LOSER: Crispy Parmesan Asparagus
I have no doubt that I did this wrong because hers looks delicious. For me, the breading didn’t stick this well, it didn’t brown this well and the asparagus was strangely mushy. Not a good combo.
WINNER! Strawberries and Cream Pie
One thing I would change about the recipe is to put the pie in the fridge without the strawberries, especially if you aren’t serving right away. My strawberries were didn’t look as fresh after 24 hours. So refrigerate the pie and then add strawberries and chocolate right before serving.
2nd Place: Peach Crunch Cake

This is essentially a dump cake, but that doesn’t sound as pretty. It was very easy though and tasted great.
I had a busy weekend of cooking and I loved it! One bad recipe out of 8 isn’t bad. Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest HERE if you want to keep up with what I’m pinning.

What did you do this weekend?


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  1. how fun!! I love the personal reviews!And, in my opinion, asparagus is just gross no matter how you cook it :-)

  2. Well I didn't cook like you. We had birthday parties and family events, so we were doing other things {although your weekend sounds heavenly.... that's what I LOVE to do!}.

    Stopping in from BNOTP.

    Have a great week and I will def be checking out some of these recipes! Thanks for the great reviews!

  3. I'm going to have to try that breaded chicken! You can't beat simple and fast!

    I posted a Pinterest Recipe Review today too! Great minds think alike! :)

  4. I did this on my blog too - I SO love having the time to be in the kitchen, even with two little ones running around. That buffalo dip - it's ALWAYS a pleaser at my parties. I take it EVERYWHERE and never bring any leftovers home. Don't ever make it for yourself, you'll be sad that you ate all of it.

  5. that pie looks YUMMY!!!!!!!!! i gave up flour for lent so it's killin' me, but oh that pie! :) i just love trying all the recipes i find on pinterest! i have tried several and found many that i love.

  6. I've made the pork and it's become a hit at our house too. I'll have to pin the chicken recipe too. I just started following you on Pinterest.

  7. You did a lot of cooking this weekend!! So glad you loved the parmesan chicken!! I make it almost every week!

    All the best,
    Veronica @ The Enchanted Cook

  8. Mmm...that peach crumble looks delicious. I make peach cobbler a lot and it looks similar.

  9. I'm inviting myself over for the weekend if this is how you cook! YUM! I've GOT to try the Charleston dip, looks amazing!

  10. Oh WOW! They all look so good! I'd like to try the buffalo chicken dip, the strawberry and cream pie, and the pork! Y~U~M~M~Y!

  11. Is this an average weekend for you? Because I'll be there. This Friday. To eat all your food. Thanks for the recipe reviews! I always feel better trying them after someone else gives them the thumbs-up.

  12. Look good!I'm a new follower from the hop! Hope to see you at my blog soon! :)

  13. YUM YUM YUM That all looks SO good! I am gluten free so I will have to make some adjustments, but nothing too hard... oh and I am coming over to say thanks for the sweet lil note you left on my blog, oh and thanks for following along!!
    can't wait to see what else you come up with.

  14. You were BUSY this weekend! I love trying new recipes and these look fantastic. Especially the chicken. I'm always on the lookout for new ways to cook chicken.

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