Recipes

Pinterest Recipe Triumphs, Fourth Edition

Hey Ya’ll. It’s that time again. Every once in a while I share some recipes I’ve gotten from Pinterest that turned out GREAT and that I will definitely make again in the future! I hope you find something you enjoy as well!

(You can find my past Pinterest Recipe Triumphs here, here and here.)

1. Baked Teriyaki Chicken. You guys, this was sooooooo good. Like, this could have been from a restaurant good. I’ve tried several chicken teriyaki recipes over the years and this was definitely my fav. Try it.

baked chicken teriyaki

2. Chicken Broccoli Pasta with Lemon Butter Sauce. Sometimes pasta can be super heavy and leave you feeling weighed down after you eat it, but that is not the case with this pasta! It made a pretty large batch, so I’ll probably half it the next time I make it. I felt like it needed a little bit more kick, so I’ll pump up the volume on the lemon and chili flakes as well.

Chicken-Broccoli-Pasta-with-Lemon-Butter-Sauce-by-The-Lemon-Bowl

3. Favorite Marinated Vegetables. I couldn’t believe how easy and tasty this was! If you get tired of the same old vegetables plus ranch dressing you have to try this: your favorite vegetables + italian dressing + marinate in the refrigerator overnight = delicious.

favorite marinated vegetables

4. Sparkling Cider. I served this recently at my mom’s birthday party and it was a hit! Perfect for a fall party! This recipe calls for apple cider + sparkling water (sparkling tonic). At the party we served apple cider + champagne, which was equally fantastic.

sparkling-cider

Let me know if you try one of these and what you thought! Happy cooking!

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Pinterest Recipe Triumphs, Third Edition

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of the great recipes I’ve found through Pinterest, so I thought I’d do a little post today! If you missed my last two Pinterest Recipe Triumphs, you can find them here and here.

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry

Funny story about this recipe. I went to make it and ended up not having any shrimp to use. I’d already made up the sauce and had started cooking the asparagus, so I just made the asparagus on its own and it was AMAZING. I haven’t made this recipe with the shrimp yet, but I’ve made the asparagus twice. It’s my new favorite way to prepare asparagus.

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry

Avocado Basil Pasta

This pasta was so delicious and easy to make! I left out the bacon, which made it a great meatless meal. This could also be a great side dish to replace the typical pasta salad!

avocado basil pasta

Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas

I just made this one this week. I love this recipe because it only requires a cutting board and 9×13!

Chicken Fajitas

Now that we’re settled into our new place I’m excited to get back into the routine of cooking again!

Pinterest Recipe Triumphs, Second Edition

A while back I did a post of my favorite recipes that I have come across on Pinterest. As I said before, Pinterest can be deceiving and I’ve had many recipe fails. I’m always looking for good recipes, so I thought I’d do another post since I’ve come across some more good ones since my last post! These four recipes are very much wintery, comfort food recipes. Enjoy!

potato soup

I just made this potato soup recipe last week in the crock pot. There are all kinds of potato soup, but this one is pureed and turned out really thick. It makes a lot and is definitely hardy. I think this is a good one if you have picky eaters since there aren’t any other vegetables in it. If I made it again I would definitely half the recipe! Brad and I are going to be eating soup for a while.

tortilla soup

Another crock pot soup recipe! I made this chicken tortilla soup about a month ago and it was really good! Three of us were able to finish it off in one evening.

tacos

These baked tacos were great! This recipe also makes a lot, so it is a good dish if you are having a lot of people to eat! I cut the recipe in half and it still made 10 tacos, which is too many for Brad and me for one meal and they weren’t as good as leftovers. Also, this blog has a recipe for homemade taco seasoning, which I didn’t use for this recipe, but I’d like to try it!

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Comfort food at its finest. Cheesy bacon chicken casserole. I’ve made it without the bacon, but of course it’s better with the bacon, so I try to make this the day after we have breakfast food and I have some leftover bacon. I love this recipe because it’s super easy and I usually have cream of chicken, cheese, some sort of noodles, and chicken on hand.

I got my mom the Pioneer Woman’s new cookbook for her birthday, so I’m excited to look through it when we’re home for Thanksgiving and get some new recipes! I’m really looking forward to baking for the holidays. I’ve got several new recipes in mind, so I’ll be sure to share them here if they turn out well! Happy cooking!

Pinterest Recipe Triumphs

My cooking skills have really improved since I got married in July. I’m no chef, but I have added a lot of recipes to the list of things I can make with confidence!

My mom taught me to cook quite a few meals when I was in middle school and I mastered several crock pot concoctions in college. Every week I cook something I know, and I experiment with something new. Pinterest has been my main source for new recipes.

I don’t know if this has been your experience, but not all Pinterest recipes are as great as they look! There are thousands of recipes on Pinterest, but I some times have a hard time finding realistic recipes. I’m a very low-maintenance cook. I like recipes to include few ingredients (it gets too expensive!), nothing weird (I’m sorry but I’m just not interested in quinoa), and a short prep (I’m hungry now!!) and cook time (unless its in the crock pot). Since I’m pretty picky when it comes to cooking, I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes that I found on Pinterest!! Enjoy! (You can click on the pictures to get to the websites!)

Shrimp

This is actually just a screen shot and not a link. Don’t you hate it when pins don’t lead you to an actual website? BUT you don’t really need a website because the caption says it all! I’ve made this shrimp twice already. It’s delicious, easy to make, and doesn’t take much time to prepare or bake!

Gluten-Free-Peanut-Butter-Cookies

I’ve actually been making these for years and was excited to see the recipe on Pinterest! I love these peanut butter cookies because I always have all of the ingredients on hand, so I can make them if I need a last minute dessert. The only ingredients are peanut butter, one egg, vanilla extract, and sugar!

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These really do taste like Red Lobster biscuits! They were easier to make than I expected and made a great addition to our meal.

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You need to make this pie, like, now. It’s seriously so easy and delicious. Only five ingredients and 2 of them I always have on hand. It’s easily one of my favorite desserts!

meat potato vegetable

I saved the best for last. I’m not the best at making a meat, potato, vegetable meal, but this one is really great because it’s all in one dish. Unfortunately, it takes an hour to bake, so it’s not the best meal if I am getting home late. (My mom used asparagus instead of green beans and it was just as good!)

Happy cooking! If you try any of these, let me know how it turns out!