Wednesday, December 19, 2012

dinner recipes ala Pinterest

yep, I'm ready to try new things and we have had some success with Pinterest recipes:

Last week I made these tasty Taco Cupcakes:
source: HERE
I didn't have ground beef on hand so I used ground turkey.  It turned out DELICIOUS, I am looking forward to making this one again!

this was last night's success Bacon Quiche:
source: HERE
And being me, I added my own touch.  I used Mexican blend shredded cheese INSTEAD of swiss, also I made my own heavy cream by melting 1/3 cup butter adding 1 Tablespoon of flour cooking that for about a minute then I added 3/4 cup milk until it thickened.  Also, I don't have half and half I used regular milk.  Guess what it still tasted good!  This recipe receive 4 out of 5 thumbs up--success!  Next time I plan on adding a bit of garlic and onion.

my boy and I are making this for his class party tomorrow:
source: HERE
I didn't really read what they used for the nose and buttons so I bought Jelly Belly's...being Christmas time the candy section is CLEARED out at Walmart thanks to all the Gingerbread houses being built at school.  I had to be CREATIVE!

trying this today, it's in the crockpot now:
source: HERE
smells WAY good!
we are trying this tomorrow:
source: HERE
I plan on using ground Turkey, I've found that Sam's Club and Costco have it for sale at a reasonable deal.  For lean turkey, I find that the higher fat content the more it tastes "funny" to me.  It has an after taste that is not my favorite, not so with the Jennie-O.  I buy the 2 pack of 2 lbs. freeze one and keep one in the fridge.  Sometimes I'm even lucky and get a "deal" because the meat's pull date is coming up--LOVE that!
I'm off and running--thanks for the visit!


jaimewarren said...

Thank you so much for sharing these recipes - I'm always looking for something new - especially if I can stick it in a crock pot lol!!!!! ♥♥♥

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhh yum!!!!

corrie said...

Taco cupcakes!!! I need to try those! Yum!