Tuesday, April 16, 2013

it's all about the Pinterest food!

So last week I decided that I was going to go through my Pinterest recipes and actually make some!  I pin them with good intentions but sometimes...ANYWAY, I went through my list of items and then made a grocery list of the things I needed to make these lovely items.  And I can truthfully say that they were all GOOD some were GREAT!  (I say good because my kids liked them more than I did or I liked them more than they did!)  If it's highlighted in red then it's the link to where you can find the recipe!
in no particular order:
Baked Chicken Chimichangas:
this one was a GREAT recipe--5 thumbs up on this one!  Even my girl with sore teeth from braces couldn't stop eating....

Better than Take out Fried Rice:
this one another GREAT!  That being said I personally would use 2 Tbsp. of sesame oil instead of 3 it was a little strong on the taste.  They fought over the left overs....

Two Tim'n Pasta:
this one was GOOD, one of my kiddos didn't really care for it.  Next time though I think I would add some cooked chicken.  This was by far one of the EASIEST to assemble and quick!  I used Paul Newman's Own marinara and Alfredo sauce--it literally took me 5 minutes to decide which brand to buy!

Edna Mae's Sour Cream pancakes:
these were GREAT!  I had to end up making a double batch--I subbed Greek yogurt for the sour cream because that's how we roll around here.  One of my boys said it tasted like doughnuts.... definitely a keep recipe!  It is a "little" time consuming so if you are making it for kids before school you need to give yourself some extra time.

Ranch Chicken Strips:
these were a GOOD.  4 out of 5 thumbs up.  My boys totally LOVED them--in fact one of my boys called the leftovers before we were done eating!
yes, have you noticed a trend we eat a lot of chicken I guess!

Crock Pot boneless style BBQ ribs:
this was definitely a GREAT!  My mouth is watering right now--I am not a huge BBQ fan but these turned out surprising good.  One of my boys just LOVES ribs, which is funny to me because he hates to get his hands dirty...ANYWAY, he really liked these!  FYI: I used Famous Dave's sweet and zesty BBQ sauce.

Dreamy Oreo Brownies:
a GREAT!  My teenage daughter could NOT wait until I finished these bad boys!  I subbed in mint oreos because I LOVE them!  A WARNING, a little bit goes a LONG way.  They are SWEET and RICH, but good!  The boys were trying to make plans on how to carry them in their lunches....I told them they could have it after school! ;)

I love to try new recipes,  hate making the same thing all the time, I have couple more recipes I will try this week that I will move over to my Pinterest folder that is title Pinterest recipes I've tried and LOVED.  What I normally do with my recipes is place them in this folder and also print out a hard copy so that if any thing ever happens and I don't have an Internet connection I can still have the recipe!
Thanks SO much for the visit today!  I would love it if you share your recipes with me too!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo yummy!!!! Off to PIN!!!

Ashley Horton said...

These all look yummy Diana!! My kids are so picky, that I'm thinking they wouldn't try most of these...but I think they would like the Pasta and the Ranch Chicken Tenders. I will have to give those a try.

Patricia Roebuck said...

Oh my gosh these look do good. When I get on the computer, I will pin. Yummmmm!! We love chicken too!