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Things I’ve made from Pinterest

November 18th, 2011

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.)

Jalapeno Poppers

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.

Tikka Masala

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?

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8 Responses to “Things I’ve made from Pinterest”

  1. Marianne Says:

    I have been exploring Pinterest and have some good recipes pinned. One that turned out really good but oh so rich was peanut butter cake which was even better the second and third day. You should be able to find me there: Marianne Chitwood

  2. Christina Says:

    I love Pinterest. I made the Sausage and cream cheese rollups (but made them vegan) and they were delish and a hit. I also made the cake with soda and it turned out great for me. Very yummy. I did put the whole cake in a spongecake pan and baked it longer than it said. I think I’ll have to make the chix parm for the fam the next time they are down.

  3. tehamy Says:

    I ADORE Pinterest. I’ve actually made about 2/3 of the recipes that I have pinned. Some were wildly successful (stuffed red peppers) and other, well not so much (peanut butter popcorn). I love trying new recipes so I’ll keep pinning and trying. It’s so addictive!

  4. Andrea Says:

    I was going to try the jalapeno poppers recipe, so I am glad you saved me some time. I’ve made the baked chickpeas recipe-when they are crispy, they are really yummy. Kind of like crunchy soy beans. The spice mix is really good. I’ve also made the ham and cheese crescent roll ups. As long as you make sure the crescent rolls are cooked all the way through, they are easy and pretty yummy. The strawberry cream cheese crescent rolls are SO good. I’d make the cream cheese part a little thicker, but this one will definitely be a Christmas or Thanksgiving morning treat. I have waaaaaay too many recipes that I need to try.

  5. Kim Says:

    Here are the food items I made.

    Quinoa Burgers – These were AMAZING!!!!! http://pinterest.com/pin/210402613810761585/

    Low-Fat Chocolate Cupcakes – http://pinterest.com/pin/210402613810778489/ These are only 2 Weight Watcher points, so I figured they had to be horrible. 🙂 But actually, they were quite yummy and I was pleasantly surprised.

  6. Liz Brueseke Says:

    Pumpkin snickerdoodles an quinoa soup were amazing!

    I’m making the tikka masala tonight!

  7. Shannon Says:

    Wow…you’ve done a lot. I love pinterest too, but I haven’t tired too much. I did Candy Corn cupcakes and I made an ice hand for the halloween party I had. they both turned out fine. off to kill some time…er i mean, work. LOL

  8. MamaK Says:

    You have to try the Pioneer woman stuffed jalapenos. They are amazing and simple. (Halve jalapenos, scrape out seeds, stuff with cream cheese, wrap in bacon and bake.) Everyone raves about them and gobbles them up. 🙂

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