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Sunday, March 18, 2012

What Have We Been Eating?

As I have stated before, and nothing has changed, I am addicted to Pinterest!  And guess who else is...well besides you...Mr. B!  Well, addicted may be a tad strong of a word for him but, he enjoys scanning through it in the evening. Having him be a part of the wonder that is Pinterest is really helpful to me!  He finds all kinds of new recipes for me, and even him, to try out. I thought I'd share with you some of the meals we have experimented with from our Pinterests boards.

Breakfast:
We aren't big breakfast people.  During the week we don't eat breakfast at all.  On the weekends we might have frozen waffles or frozen pancakes. As long as it isn't too labor intensive we eat something in the morning on the weekends.Then we found this!
Can you guess what kind of quick waffles these are??  Canned biscuits!!  Seriously!  Seriously fast and easy!
We also tried using the thick flaky canned biscuits and canned cinnamon rolls but found that the smaller, cheapest canned biscuits you can find are really the best!  Keep it simple, keep it cheap, keep it tasty!

Appetizer:
Mr. B & I are big guacamole lovers!  Problem is, I am one of the lucky ones that finds the taste of cilantro icky.  I can handle it in small doses but people that like cilantro LOVE cilantro and put way too much, for my liking anyway, into their guac. All I can taste is the cliantro, not the avocado which I LOVE!
Then Mr. B came across this fresh and simple recipe
Guacamole
OMG! This is craveable my friends! In just a few short weeks, this has become Mr. B's signature dish. He mixes everything but the avocado, salt and lime juice, using half the recommended cilantro (thank you), earlier in the day to give all of the flavors time to marry up.  Then, when we are ready for a snack. he mashes in the avocado and fresh squeezed lime juice.  He has also made it his own by adding garlic salt instead of just regular salt. He really needs to be selling this in back alleys because it is green, delicious, crack disguised as guacamle!

Dinner:
This is the meal we have really been testing recipes out.  We have started calling Sunday "Pinterest Dinner Sunday".  I chose Sunday to be the best day to try out new recipes for a couple of reasons.  One, I have had two full days of sleeping in, perhaps even gotten in a nap or three, so I am rested. Two, if the recipe winds up a failure, we can go out for dinner.  So far, no dinner out needed.  Pinterest FTW!

Chicken was always on the Sunday menu growing up for both Mr. B and I. Roasted, fried, boiled, it didn't matter how it was cooked, Sunday just meant chicken.  This taste sensation took our grandmother's and mother's Sunday chicken to a whole new level
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Baked Honey Chicken

I would change nothing about this recipe.  It was divine just as promised. I will be making it again that is for sure.

Another tasty chicken dish is this
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Crockpot Orange Chicken

Mr. B is a huge fan of Panda Express and their orange chicken. This comes pretty darn close. I did add some red pepper flakes for heat and some sesame seeds for the nutty flavor.  You definitely need to watch this one as the sauce tends to burn. Next time I will try making this one on the stove in a skillet instead of in the crockpot.  

Now we can't live on just chicken every Sunday so along came this recipe
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Crockpot Pork Carnitas 

Excuse me.  I am drooling just thinking about how good this was!  As mentioned, we like flavor and, oh baby, are these pork carnitas loaded with flavor!  It does need more heat though (YMMV) so next time I will add some green chilies.Oh and the guacamole from above is a perfect addition to this too!

Again with the pork 
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Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops
This recipe Blew. My. Mind!  3 ingredients coming together to create layer upon layer of flavor.  This is true comfort food!  Served over mashed taters with a green veggie on the side and you can have a Sunday meal on Tuesday! I can see using chicken breasts too. This is one of the very few pork chop recipes Mr. B LOVED!

The most recent recipe we tried from Pinterest was this
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Sun Dried Tomato Creamy Ravioli
This is such a quick and easy weeknight dinner that has fancy restaurant quality flavor! I did use beef ravioli, again, flavor, instead of cheese.  If needed, you could sub the white wine with chicken broth since there is so little used.  Next time I will try sausage ravioli.  Add a salad and some garlic bread, cloth napkins, dim the lights, light up some candles and this is a date night dinner without leaving home.

Now on to
Dessert:
This is one Mr B just had to try on his own
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Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bananas

One of Mr. B's favorite snacks is a peanut butter and banana sandwich.  Not my cup of tea but these little chocolate covered frozen delights are as awesome as they look!  They will be made again...and again...and again!

One of the foods Mr. B is not so fond of is cake. He's more of a pie person. But, come his birthday, he always asks for Angel Food cake. To be honest, I take the easy route and just pick one up from the grocery store bakery and he is good with that.  Then I found this
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Angel Food Cupcakes

Take a box of Angel Food cake mix, add water and beat the beejeezus out of it. Pour into cupcake cups and bake!  No need to make a special trip to the store and much more personal! Mr. B loved it when I made them! And to make them extra special, I made up this to go on top
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Crockpot Caramel

Caramel sauce made in the crockpot! Another easy peasy recipe.  One can of sweetened condensed milk placed in the crockpot, covered with water and cooked on low for eight hours becomes a delectable delight to pour over ice cream or, cake!

I just made this last treat last week. I saw it on Pinterest and knew I had everything on hand.  I jumped right up...well after pinning for just a few more hours minutes and made them
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Snickerdoodle Muffins

Not only are these a good dessert muffin but they are an awesome breakfast muffin too. Here's a tip I found from reading the comments, I didn't have self rising flour but you just need to add, for each cup of flour, 11/2 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. I also added a smidge of fresh nutmeg to the cinnamon sugar topping.  I also put the topping on before baking instead of after. 

So, that's what we have been eating lately. You can see my Food Pin board by clicking here to see what other recipes we might be trying out soon. If you choose to follow me let me know in the comments below that you did and I will follow you back. In upcoming posts I will share other pins from my boards that are wins or even fails.  Have you had any Pin recipe wins?  Let me know so that we try them too!

51 comments:

  1. wonderful yummy and easy Thanks
    -KAT

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  2. So many great ideas. I love the biscuits for waffles and the chicken recipes look terrific. I am a fan of Pinterest and so enjoy spending time there.

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  3. OH they ALL look so good! It's just about lunchtime here now and I'm now going to have to leave the computer to eat!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hi Kathe! ALL of these recipes sound and look wonderful! Apparently, we have similar tastes in food. I can see there is some pinning in my future! Now that our warm weather is changing, I will be spending more time in the kitchen!

    For a speedy guacamole, I mash avocados, add lime juice, a couple spoonfuls of my favorite salsa, and garlic salt.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Everything looks so good. Those pork chops have me drooling.

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  6. These are my kind of recipes! I love that they all require few ingredients and little time to prepare :)

    Visiting from ArtfulRising's Link Party :)

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  7. We just got back from three weeks in Argentina where we ate our fair share of dulce de leche. That's what they call the caramel sauce, and they use it so many different ways. I had heard there was a way to make it with sweetened condensed milk. I will definitely try this. They put it on top of little chocolate wafers and then dipped that all in white chocolate. It's the B.E.S.T. cookie I have ever eaten.

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  8. Wow! You've been making a lot! I've definitely pinned that orange chicken as well. I really need to try it. The pork carnitas look fantastic too!

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  9. These look so yummy!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  10. Those biscuits as waffles are new to me. Who knew waffles could be that easy? I've kinda been banned from making waffles at my house because I make such a mess with the batter and waffle maker. Hee hee!

    Each of these recipes sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing them and your opinions of them so we can all know how they taste best. I appreciate you dropping by the Your Cozy Home Party this week!

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  11. I love yummy combined with easy. Just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  12. Everything looks so delicious. I love the angelfood cupcakes. Thanks for sharing! Hope you will visit Magnolia Cottage.

    Lisa

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  13. Omg I want to live at your house! All of these look delish. I'm definitely gonna take a look at that guacamole recipe - although I absolutely love cilantro :)

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  14. Wow, you found some great recipes! I might have to dedicate a night to Pinetrest meals too-what a great idea!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  15. Now I'm going to spend a few minutes (wink, wink) pinning recipes, too! Thanks so much for sharing these, they each sound so simple, yet look so yummy!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  16. I love the biscuits as waffles idea. I saw the crockpot caramel, and thought it looked really good. Thanks for sharing your pins.

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  17. I love that your husband has gotten on Pinterest and found some recipes! That ravioli looks like my kind of meal along with the angel food cupcakes!

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  18. I'm so glad you shared these at Whimsy Wednesdays. Now I have a ton of choices to pick up the rest of the week!

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  19. It all looks delicious! I will have to try those canned biscuit waffles. Never heard of that.

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  20. Good finds! Pinterest has changed my cooking life too - I try at least one recipe every week. I started following you on Pinterest - how could I not after all of those delicious-looking recipes you found?

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  21. Oh, heavens to Betsy! You guys ARE addicted to Pinterest!!!!!! I love it when a man is not afraid to jump on board! That guac sounds really, really tasty. I just bought a couple of avocadoes, so I think I'll mosey on down to the kitchen and whip up a snack! Canned biscuits for waffles? Really?!??!?!! Never would have thought! I had a waffle this morning for breakfast. I make my own mix up from scratch in huge batches (just the dry part) and then when I'm ready for a waffle just dip out a cup of mix to stir up with an egg, a cup of buttermilk and a little shortening. I thought THAT was quick and easy...but compared to this, I guess not! :-) Great post, Kathe!

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  22. always looking for new recipes.. these look fabulous. bookemarked this for future reference. Thanks so much for sharing with this pinterest junky! xo marlis

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  23. OK; this post just helped me to make my decision! I was sitting here wondering if I really SHOULD get up from the computer and have a snack. After seeing ALL that yummy food...the answer about the snack is AFIRMATIVE! ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday, Kathe.

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

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  24. Wow! I feel like I need to get up and eat something. Sooooooo many yummy things you've shared! Thanks!

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  25. I'm with you leave the cilantro out, the dish is perfect with out it. Laura

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  26. hehehe...I'm glad I finally clicked to see your post over at Thrifty Thursday at "Tales from Bloggeritaville". I had seen the thumbnail at other parties but thought it was going to be a post by a organic-y person fussing about what junk I have been eating. Wow was I wrong...I got so many good ideas from your post and repinned many of them . Thanks for sharing the links too.

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  27. Pinterest is just so gooooood! I have found many a great recipe on there. I've never made Guacamole, but I keep meaning to and the idea of adding garlic salt is one I'm gonna remember! I have a bad enough problems with my own Pico de gallo recipe that making guac your hubby's way could be a cause for therapy counseling! Honestly, my waistline has increased significantly since discovering Pinterest. no joke.

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  28. Those frozen chocolate covered peanut butter bananas look delicious! :)

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  29. Wow, everything looks absolutely delicious! I am starving right now so I probably should not be reading blogs. I think the guacamole and the bananas are my favorites! Linda

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  30. Ok, the dulce de leche made in a crock pot? Brilliant! Thank you!

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  31. some great meal ideas, the ravioli looks delicious as does the honey baked chicken :)

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  32. Thank you for linking back to my blog on the photo of my waffles.

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  33. Thank goodness! From the title of you post, I thought you were going to talk about "pink slime. I'm so glad you posted about these yummy recipes. They all look wonderful, but the ravioli is calling my name.
    Visiting from Potpourri Friday,
    Babs

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  34. Oh my goodness all of these yummies just kicked my breakfast today, oatmeal with apples, in the bum, giggle. Hugs and happy weekend wishes!

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  35. By the time I got to the end of this post my mouth was salivating. Everything looks so delicious! The honey chicken in particular sounds great and there has never been an avocado that I could walk away from.

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  36. Wow! They all sound good! I don't know what to try first?! Thank you so much for linking up!

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  37. WOW!! I love all of these new menu ideas. That ravioli looks incredible. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  38. Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :) new follower!

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  39. Hi Kathe,
    I have to try those biscuit waffles! Love BJ, she's a great gal.
    Looking forward to seeing some of your pretty china next week at meeting 2 of Let's Dish!

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  40. AMAZING post I ALWAYS love to look at food :)

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  41. I don't know which one looks the best! They all look great! Biscuits in the waffle maker? Who knew!? Awesome! Thanks for sharing at my place!
    Melody
    One Chatty Chic

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  42. Geez! Now I am starving Kathe! Everything looks so good! Thank you for joining TTF and I hope you are having a great day!

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  43. Well, well, well....I don't know where to begin - first off - Pinterest is awesome - not doubting that! My darling daughter has created a board dedicated to things she could see me do! What a darling! I can see several recipes I will be trying out! So glad your husband is enjoying this too! Thank you so much for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  44. You guys sure eat well! So many yummy recipes - thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  45. Your making me hungry! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  46. Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes with my readers Kathe! It's my pleasure to feature you in my Fab Friday Favorites today. The graphics on my button are acting up, but when it gets fixed, please feel free to take an "I Was Featured" button. :D

    Warmly, Michelle

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  47. oh wow yum!!
    thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday.
    hope to see you there again tomorrow

    Natasha xx

    serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  48. We just eating supper and reading this post is making me so hungry! Thanks for sharing your finds, I love to read what fellow bloggers recommend!

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