Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pretty tasty {on Pinterest}

Time for more recipe find on Pinterest. So far so good. I have managed to add at least 2 new recipes to each week's grocery list, and it has made for quite a fun few weeks trying new things.

By fall I hope to add in the desserts. Right now ice cream rules the dessert choices in my house.

Lemon garlic spaghetti with pine nuts
This dish is a great choice on a hot day. You cook the noodles, but the actual sauce requires minimal time spent at the stove. And the lemon you squeeze over the top is very refreshing for a pasta dinner. I loved it and will make it again for sure, and I might add zucchini next time, too.

AMAZING!! I loved these. So did the husband and the boy, which is the true test, right?! My recommend to you if you try these isn't any change to the recipe, but to cook the chicken in advance. If you cook extra chicken for another recipe the day before and set it aside for these, the whole process goes much faster. As leftovers they are perfect, too. In the microwave for 15-20 seconds and they make an amazing lunch the next day.

This was DELISH!! I had been searching for the perfect enchiladas recipe for years, and the sauce for this one is perfection. Next time I make it I'll be adding chopped tomatoes right before serving it, other than that, nothing needed to be changed. And Nate loved it, which is good for using a whole can of diced green chiles.

Hawaiian BBQ chicken
This dish was so, so easy to make. The only draw back is the short cooking time in the crock pot makes it difficult to be a dish I'd make before work as it would have cooked way too long while I was gone. And it seemed to need something more than just pineapple, like another "thing" with the pineapple and chicken on the rice. Ideas on that one?

Thanks for stopping by today. I know the recipes take a detour from the usual crafty blogging, but I hope you are enjoying the new ideas if you are the cooking type.


Amanda Johnson said...

Glad you found some good ones! They all look delish!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm chicken!! That is all we eat...thinking I gonna have to repin these!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Mary Jo said...

Wow! I am going to print up all these recipes! They all look good to me. And I am so sick of the ones I have.
As for the BBQ chicken, well maybe some peas? I know it's not very Hawaiian, but I am always adding peas to any kind of rice or pasta recipe :)

ScrappnBee said...

MMmmmmmm. They look delish! I definately will need to try the chicken and bacon pockets! Anything with bacon and carbs has got to be awesome...enchilladas look fab too...time to make a grocery list! Thanks for sharing-Amanda

Kristy said...

You are making me SO hungry! I'm going to have to make that Lemon Garlic pasta, I think I already have everything too!