Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Some Pinned Yumminess!

Thank you so much for all your feedback on the top I’m working on! I’m excited to go find some gray leggings and get to work on finishing it!

Are you on Pinterest? (You can find me HERE.) I enjoy it in moderation—meaning I regularly check out what my friends are pinning, but I don’t necessarily go searching and browsing in the wider world of inspiration it holds. My two favorite types of pins are outfit inspiration and recipes. But sometimes the recipes make me hesitant. Because some of the recipes I’ve tried really aren’t that great. Have you had that same problem? So I thought I’d share with you some of the recipes I’ve found either on Pinterest or while I was visiting blogs, and actually tried and found them wonderful.

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Thrifty Décor Chic shared three of her favorite crock pot recipes. I’ve made the Chicken and Dumplings and Chicken and Wild Rice and enjoyed both of them, but the Chicken and Dumplings is my favorite. We’ve had it several times and I’m making it for a friend who just had a baby. It’s delicious.

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Readable Eatables shared her Olive Garden Breadsticks and they are delicious! The only suggestion I would make is to not restrict yourself to the time suggested for allowing your yeast to sit. Mine wasn’t all that frothy at that point, but I figured maybe that was how this recipe should go. I would suggest letting your yeast increase by at least half, however long that takes. Otherwise, wonderful!

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Jamie Cooks It Up has a delicious Crispy Chicken with Creamy Italian Sauce recipe. The sauce is really where it’s at. She introduced me to Philadelphia Cooking Crème and I’m in love. I have used the crème a few times since, with varying amounts of chicken broth and cream of chicken added, and loved it every time.

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Candace’s Calling shared this recipe for Carmelitas a while back and I finally got to making them Friday night. Delicious!!!!

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Baby Jaynes shared a delicious looking whole wheat bread recipe. I haven’t made this one yet but I plan on doing it soon. I even feel the itch to just make bread weekly. We’ll see if that pans out though…

Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the reviews & suggestions! I have also been disappointed by recipes on pinterest that other people seem to love (see: Best Broccoli Ever). Two that I have tried & liked are: http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2008/02/end-of-chicken-parmesan-as-you-know-it.html & http://sheldonrachel.blogspot.com/2009/03/french-toast-bake.html. The french toast bake is really not healthy, but really delicious!

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  2. Thanks for posting this! I love hearing what recipes actually work out for people and become favorites. I can certainly look up recipes myself, but I like hearing what real people think about them. The chicken and Italian sauce especially looks delicious . . . yum!

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  3. Also, where can I find you on pinterest? I'm searching around but I'm not seeing you :-)

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  4. After I saw your post, I tried the breadsticks right away. You are right; they are delicious! One of my goals this year is to also find some good bread recipes. I posted one yesterday that I really liked: http://buttercreamsewingmachine.blogspot.com/2012/01/friday-night-treat-swirl-cinnamon-bread.html. It is a healthy version of cinnamon bread (no butter, yogurt is used instead). It stays really moist and is hard to resist.

    I really enjoy reading your blog!

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  5. Hi Jill! I so love your blog. I am going to attempt the breadsticks tonight for supper. But I am hoping you can help me out...about how long from start to finish did they take. I'm trying to figure out when to start them. Thanks!

    Happy crafting!

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