Wednesday, January 16, 2013

pinlicious no. 1: Cinnamon Rolls in Every Form & Making Cauliflower Taste Good

Pinned it. Made it. Loved it. 

Welcome to the first episode of Pinlicious.  I love to try new recipes and Pinterest is a food lover's dream. But let's face it, there are some recipes floating around on Pinterest that look great but....uh....taste decidedly awful. 

So, this is where I chat about the recipes we've not only tried but actually loved! 

#1: Cheeseburger Flatbread Melts


Ok. These were seriously yummy. But I didn't have any refrigerated pizza dough. I tried using Grand Buttermilk biscuits and they worked great! Although I wouldn't use any of the smaller biscuits. They'd end up  way too tiny. The whole family loved this one and it had a unanimous vote onto The Family Favorite List. 

#2: Peasant Bread (aka The Easiest Bread You Will Ever Make)

my mother's peasant bread

This really is so easy! and not only that, it tastes fabulous! I made it in the glass bowls like the recipe suggest, but next time I want to try using regular loaf pans. 

#3: Cinnamon Bun Scones

I made these last night. I worried I stirred them too much and they'd end up all tough. But they didn't! They were very very tender and yummy! And even my not-big-on-biscuits-or-muffins husband loved them. That's saying something right there.

#4: No-bake Cheesecake

This pie was a huge hit at Thanksgiving! Especially since I topped it with homemade berry jam. Yummo!

Who knew there was a way to make cauliflower taste good that didn't involve frying?? We've had this loads of times and do you want to know the truly surprising part? The kids (at least most of them...ok. Some of them) actually like this too! Especially dipped in fry sauce. 

Jam Tarts Recipe

I made these last year for Zoe's birthday party. Mmmmmm! And they're tiny. So, you can easily pop loads into your mouth before you realize how many you've eaten. 

Ok. Maybe that's not such a good thing...

Coconut Chicken with Sweet Chili Sauce

This was a huge hit out our house! And I've made it quite a few times. I've even tried baking the chicken instead of frying and that was really great, too. This is easily one of my very favorite chicken recipes.

Oh my! Where has this easy and delish casserole been all my life? This is another very popular dish at our house. I always want there to be enough for leftovers the next night. But in order to make that work I have to stop everyone from having seconds! And it's very hard. 

Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles

Such a clever and wonderful popsicle recipe. They're so different and fun. We all love these! (As do the neighbor kids)


Now let me tell you how good these are. Not only are they excellent right after you bake them. (oh. so excellent) But then the next day when you think most biscuits have dried out....they're still soooooo good! 

This might have something to do with the copious amounts of butter used in the recipe. 



I think the picture does a great job of speaking for itself there. Because, yes, that bread really is as great as it looks. Awhile back I some of this for a friend. It was such a fun and impressive looking bread to give away. 

Have you noticed anything in this list, yet? Yep, I'm a sucker for a recipe that has anything to do with cinnamon rolls. And these waffles are no exception. Oy! They're wonderful. And who says you can't have dessert for breakfast?

Thus ends the first episode of Pinlicious. And....I've realized I need to try some new salads or fruit dishes or maybe throw in a carrot or two for next time! And possibly....(much as it pains me to say)...less cinnamon roll-y treats. 

What about you? Have you tried any recipes from Pinterst that have been a hit? I'd love to hear about them!

1 comment:

  1. Great blog!!!! I'm not much of a cook so I'm always looking for SUPER EASY things to make. No kids at home and no grand children or great-grandchildren close, I'm always looking for ways to disguise food so my husband will eat it!!! Lol


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