SarahLena has been doing posts about what she has made from Pinterest lately and I love those posts. So, I thought I would do one too. (You know Pinterest, right? It is most fun and useful time suck ever.) This is what I’ve made in the past couple of months from Pinterest.
(Click the photos to go to the pins.)
This is pieces of bacon, jalapeno, and cream cheese baked in crescent rolls to simulate the jalapeno popper taste.
Verdict: Meh. It tasted like crescent rolls to me. That was all I could taste. I won’t make these again. I made them for a gathering and no one was wild about them.
Chicken Parmesan Bake
This is a chicken parm with that is baked and the chicken isn’t breaded.
Verdict: Yummy. It was super easy and tasty. The croutons and the cheese satisfy the chicken parm yen without the trouble of doing it the traditional way. It is in no way gourmet but it is a satisfying, fast meal. My children even ate it (that is unheard of). And my MIL made it with gluten free croutons – I hear it was a hit in her house too.
This is the first time I’ve ever made Indian food that didn’t come from a jar or other package. I like Indian food but I don’t know a lot about the flavor profiles so I’m not comfortable with the recipes (you all know I can’t follow one).
Verdict: Success! This was so easy – I was surprised that it turned out so well. We thought the 1/2 Tbl of cayenne was a little too hot so next time I’ll decrease that a bit. And I felt like it needed a little honey or agave just to sweeten it a tiny bit – I like a little bit of sweet to compliment the heat. Steve liked it without the little touch of sweet. I will also let it cool down more before adding the yogurt – it felt like the yogurt “broke” a little bit. I served it over brown jasmine rice. It was a great first Indian dish to try at home.
Cheesy Biscuits (in the style of Jim & Nick’s)
Verdict: As written? Meh. But I know there is potential here. I made them as written the first time. They were rather blah. I made them again replacing 1/4 cup of buttermilk with 1/4 cup of melted butter and adding 1/2 tsp of onion powder, garlic powder (yes, a unicorn lost its horn), a dash of cayenne, and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. But I didn’t bake them quite long enough so they weren’t quite done in the middle. I feel sure these could be great but I’m not sure I care enough to figure it out. We rarely eat bread with our meals. (The girls were thrilled with the first version.)
3 Ingredient Light Cake
This the one where you take a cake mix, throw in a diet soda, mix, bake, top with light cool whip.
Verdict: Blargh. I baked it until the edges were dry and browning but the middle was still gooey. It was disgusting. I might have done something horribly wrong but I threw it away.
Cream Cheese Cookies
This is a slight cheat. I found this elsewhere on the web and then I pinned it – so it wasn’t a Pinterest discovery. But I don’t recall where I found it.
Verdict: Super simple to make. Sabrina helped me. They taste good – not amazing but good. I added vanilla extract to them. And the last 1/2 of the dough I threw in the juice of 1/2 a lemon. The lemon ones were way better. I’m not sure if I will make them again – maybe if I need something fast and simple. We will eat them but no one in the house was wowed by them.
Are you on Pinterest? If so, what have you tried? Anything we all must try?