Pinterest is the coolest website that I’ve ever come across…much better than Twitter and Facebook combined. My mom showed me the site while I was wedding planning and I haven’t turned back since. There are all kinds of stuff on that site – crafts, wedding ideas, paintings, hairstyles…and most importantly FOOD. I’ve made many recipes from their site. Pinterest didn’t create these awesome recipes, they come from all around the world…from other people’s blogs, Kraft, Food Network, etc. They’re all “pinned” by various people and find their way onto my computer screen and sometimes on our dinner plates.
After much thought, I think I have decided that my blog site will be mostly about food, the thing I love the most! I love to cook, and I definitely love to eat! My husband likes to eat too, and I think he’s perfectly happy trying my crazy meals, many of which he really likes too! Pinterest has helped me to find some pretty cool “food stuffs” to eat, and you guys get to hear all about it. I will try to post pictures as I work along, and you’ll get to hear how well I did or failed…hopefully no failing!
Here are a few recipes that I have tried and loved! I don’t have pictures of my finished products, but they pretty much ended up looking like the photos that were posted on Pinterest. I’ll also include the link to their website (just click on their recipe title), in case you”d like to try it too!
Recipe #1: Loaded Potato and Buffalo Chicken Casserole
This casserole was one of my favorites. It had spicy chicken, potatoes, and of course BACON and
CHEESE! I”m a bacon-fanatic! I love any excuse to cover something in bacon. This casserole was a little spicy though, so if you”re not a big fan of the Frank’s Red Hot, you may want to replace it with a buffalo sauce or use less hot sauce. I thought about adding in ranch with the chicken also, to help calm down the heat more. I really love Frank’s Red Hot…but I think this was pretty spicy.
Recipe #2: Peel & Eat Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce
I really liked these shrimp…and considering that Micah isn’t a shrimp fan, I made this on a night that he wasn’t at home. I ended up almost eating an entire bag of shrimp, they were very good! I didn’t make the cocktail sauce, I”m not a big fan of it. I also used a Miller Light vs. the Corona, but I think as long as its a light beer it doesn’t matter! I’ve also seen others add in sausage, corn, and potatoes to their “shrimp boil”, and that has turned out pretty awesome too.
Recipe #3: Spicy BBQ Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
Another AWESOME recipe!! Like I said before, I love any chance to wrap anything in bacon! I sometimes like to cook chicken tenders with Jack Daniels BBQ sauce, but one night we didn”t have any of their sauce to cook with. I had to do some searching (on Pinterest of course!) and came across this recipe with a homemade BBQ sauce. I didn”t have the “Dale”s” sauce they were talking about, so I just used the soy sauce it called for. It was a very good recipe for us when we have no BBQ sauce! I love my Jack Daniels BBQ sauce though, that”s some good stuff! When I cook the bacon-wrapped chicken with it, I usually add in the BBQ sauce last, so it doesn”t get too burned.
Recipe #4: Smore’s Krispy Treats
I love a rice krispy treat. I also love anything to do with smores. This was a wonderful combo of those two, and was also a big hit with my family over Christmas Eve last year. You make these treats the same way as regular rice krispy treats, except after the marshmallows melt you mix in Graham cereal and chocolate chips. Also, if you freeze the chocolate chips before mixing them in it helps to keep them from melting in the hot marshmallow! Mixing in unmelted marshmallows is a nice touch, too.
Thanks for reading! I hope you guys feel inspired from my recipes as I did! Happy cooking!