Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pinterest Finds

So I've made no secret of being in love with Pinterest. I think cooking, party planning, decorating is my new way to realize my creative side since I'm no longer teaching. The one thing I don't like about Pinterest is that you can see what people pin, but you can't really get feedback on if they tried things and how they turned out. So, since a few people have asked, I'm making a list of the best dinners/side dishes and desserts that I've tried and LOVED. There are only a handful of things that I've tried and been disappointed with, but these are my favorites! Sorry there are no pictures. And I'm hoping it's legal to post these links - since they are public blogs and I'm obviously not taking any credit for the recipes. I just copy other people! Here goes...

Main Dishes/Side Dishes

Cinnamon Roll pancakes (I made these without the icing.)

Baked sweet and sour chicken (Valentine's dinner!)

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup (B LOVED and J said it was better than my old recipe)

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta (I used 1/2 of the Swiss and 1/2 Italian cheese plus some additional spices)

Cheesy Zucchini and Squash Bake

Pokey Sticks

Baked Penne with Sun-dried Tomatoes (one of my favorite finds)

Crock Pot Ranch/Parmesan Pork Chops and Potatoes

Chipotle Lime Tacos

Meatloaf Burgers

Roasted Red Pepper and Basil Pasta

Parmesan Knots

Queso Dip

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken and Rice

Parmesan Zucchini

Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Bars (good gracious, yum!)
Andes Mint Cookies (easssssy!)
Butterfinger Pie (any candy would work)
Pineapple Dream Cake
Oreo/PB No Bake Dessert (heaven in a dish, I tell ya)
PB Cup Brownies (again, easy)
Fresh Apple Cake
Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies
Grilled Stuffed Bananas
Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
Andes cupcakes
And that's it for now! Let me know if you try any of them!


  1. Would you please just come to my house and cook ANY of these!!! My mouth was watering just reading them!! I don't do pinterest bc I'm afraid I won't ever get off of it. But I am glad to see some good recipes! Hope you are feeling well.

  2. I can't believe how many things you have tried. It's so impressive. And I like having the reviews so I know which to try and which to skip.


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