I know you’ve seen those funny collections about Pinterest fails — this one happens to be one of my favorites from Buzzfeed.com — but I have some Pinterest wins for you today!
I have made the following recipes over the past few months, and I’m happy to say that they will remain in my recipe box for a while!
Let’s start with the recipe I made on a whim last night: Amish Cinnamon Bread. I was in the mood to bake, but I didn’t have anything I needed for cookies or brownies or cake … but I had cinnamon! So this recipe seemed perfect … until it almost wasn’t. I grabbed a set of what I thought were measuring spoons, but turned out to be scoops for cupcakes from Wilton:
Assuming the large one was 1 cup, I went to work on the recipe, realizing when I got to the flour that, oops, these aren’t measuring cups at all! Thankfully I was able to figure out how much one scoop measured out to be, and make up the difference. And the recipe turned out perfectly! The crispy cinnamon-sugar topping is delicious and the bread, with the cinnamon-sugar swirled throughout, is light and fluffy.
Second, and possibly my favorite recipe of the bunch: Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue. Slow cooker recipes just couldn’t be easier, which is why I love them, but when I read the ingredient list for this one, I though, “Really?” But trust me, the chicken, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and Italian dressing comes together and just works. I used a honey barbecue sauce, and it worked perfectly.
Next, these amazing Roasted Sweet Potatoes. The first time I made these, I followed the recipe exactly (though I didn’t have any ginger, so I’ve never included that ingredient when making these), peeling the skin off the potatoes and all. The second time around, I left the skin on when I cubed the potatoes and they tasted just as amazing. The sweet potatoes reminded me of what we make on Thanksgiving, only this was a quick-and-easy way to make them!
If you’ve known me for a while IRL, then you know that I’m new to the land of fish. I didn’t grow up eating it, so as an adult I am learning to eat it more often and, therefore, learning to cook it.
I bought a bag of frozen tilapia at Publix, which I thought was a good bargain — six fillets for about $12, I believe. The fillets are on the small side, but I thought it was still plenty for a serving for dinner. I tried this recipe and loved it: Baked Tilapia. I didn’t have dill or basil, so I just left that out, and I used lemon instead of lime. The lemon flavor made the fish bright while the other spices made it savory. A winner in my book!
And finally, these potatoes. I mean, seriously. I’ve always loved a roasted potato, but when I saw the recipe said to add Cheddar cheese? Um, OK! I know, I know. Not exactly healthy. But balance it out with lean meat and veggies and consider it a treat. Because these Easy Spicy Roasted Potatoes are amazeballs.
Have you made any yummy recipes from Pinterest lately that succeeded? Any that failed?