Week of Pinterest Meals

January 16th, 2012 in cooking, recipes

Boy oh boy. Pinterest is fun!

When I try to explain it to people (which is kinda hard), I always tell them I love it for two reasons:

#1 Using it as a Search Engine: Lots of times I will just use it as a search engine for things like fun kids activities, recipes, crafts and little sayings. I know there will be plenty of results that I will actually enjoy reading and use.

#2 It’s Organization: My mom and I send each other links back and forth through email all the time. Those emails and ideas get lost. Using Pinterest, I can just “pin” it to a board of mine and quickly find it again to be reminded of the fun idea.

But I bet most of you know what Pinterest is. I do pin a lot of things that I don’t end up doing… mainly recipes! I was thinking to myself — what is the point of this if I don’t actually make any of the recipes? So this past week was a week full of “Pinterest Meals.”

I want to show you what I made and what we thought about them:

By the way, just click on the picture to be taken to the “pin.” Then click on the picture again to be taken to the source of the picture (so you can read or try the recipe). 

#1 Isn’t this a beautiful picture? Flourless Fudge Chocolate Chip Cookies…

They were horrible. Beautiful Food Photography does not always = yummy food.

#2 I wanted to try a new type of pizza: Pesto with roasted red onions, tomatoes, garlic, shallots and basil on top.

I thought it was very good (I added fresh Parmesan cheese on top and just used dough from our favorite pizzeria), but I love vegetable pizza. My husband didn’t love it…because his favorite is piles of meat pizza!

#3 This Hawaiian chicken got rave reviews from my husband, kids and me…


I served it was fresh black beans, rice and fresh pineapple. I also made it for a family we were bringing dinner to in our neighborhood. And I didn’t stress a bit about giving it to them… because I was so proud of how it tasted!!

#4 The same night I also made these Carmelitas… let me tell you…

…they were beyond amazing. They are really to die for. So perfect.

#5 I am always looking for a new fish dish, and I really love sweet potatoes & yams, so I knew this was a recipe we had to try… Sweet Potato Crusted Fish with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette…

You know, it was one of those dishes that was different… fun to try… I enjoyed it… but not sure if I would do it again.

#6 Lastly, I whipped up these Southwestern Egg Rolls with avocado Ranch…

They were ok, I like the idea of them but don’t think the recipe is right.

So! I think I’ll still use the recipes but know to be careful!

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