Archives for March 20, 2012

Foodie Love

I {heart} food. Yep, I sure do. I have 3 large binders stuffed with recipes. Those tried and true as well as a zillion I’d like to make. Now thanks to Pinterest I also have a board of foodie love. I wanted to share some of my favorite pinned recipes with you. Some I have tried and others I am eager to try.

Tried and true

I have a friend that loves peanut butter. For his 40th birthday I was tasked with making cupcakes and of course, he wanted peanut butter. So I searched Pinterest and came up with these although I cheated a bit {using store bought devils food cake with a heaping spoon of pb thrown in the mix}. I did however make this amazing peanut butter frosting. Then I dipped the Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties in it. Oh. My. Yum. My sweet friend Stacie came over as I was frosting and decided to just grab a spoon. Yes, it was that good. Oh, the birthday boy? He also loved them. Yeah success!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes from Grin and Bake It.

I recently needed a dish to take to a family we know going through some hard times. I was trying to be unique as they have received a lot of meals as of late. I also had company coming over so I whipped up a double batch. It was a hit. It is a very rich meal but the flavors were delish together.

Creamy White Chicken and Artichoke Lasagna by Tasty Tidbits

Who hasn’t heard of The Pioneer Woman?? Well she has this yummy recipe for Crash Hot Potatoes. Tried em, loved em!! I will be making these again. They make a great side to a tri-tip.

Crash Hot Potatoe from The Pioneer Woman 

I was searching for an easy cinnamon roll to make and take to my sister in law’s baby shower. I typically try and stay away from cooking with yeast. It feels like an extra step that I just don’t want to deal with {silly maybe?}. I came across this recipe and I have made it a couple times since. They are amazing and easy too. The perfect combo of a recipe if you ask me 😉

Easy Maple Pecan Cinnamon Roll by Bakingdom

I have a friend who {hearts} Blue Moon Beer. So of course I had to make some of these Blue Moon Cupcakes for her. The first time was because she had us over for dinner and I offered to bring desert and the second time was for her birthday. Now, both times they were all gone. None came home with me. The orange is subtle and the overall flavor is not too sweet. The frosting almost has a meringue quality to it. Will I make them again? Yes!!!

Blue Moon Cupcakes by Simone Anne

Stuffed Shells with Sausage and Spinach oh how I love thee! This has become one of my favorite meals and it makes great leftovers as well. The only thing I do different is add a huge scoop of premade pesto. Just for a little added somethin’ somethin’.

Stuffed Shells with Sausage and Spinach by Inspired Taste

Another tried and true recipe. I actually found this one prior to seeing it on Pinterest but once I saw it here, I had to repin. This was actually requested for desert at Christmas by my father in law. I have made it a handful of times. I love apples and the caramel glaze is to die for. Ask my youngest son, he would eat it by the spoonful.

Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake by My Recipes

On my cooking ‘to do list’. Also recipes from Pinterest that I have yet to make – but want too!

Cake Bark from Sweetapolita

BBQ Chicken Quinoa Salad from What’s Gaby Cooking?

Baked Chicken and Spinach Flautas from  Healthy.Delicious

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken by Pip & Ebby

Spinach and Feta Muffins by I like Ginger Bisquits 

Butternut Squash Ziti by Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice 

Salted Mudslide Cookies by How Sweet It Is 

 Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa Recipe by Cookin’ Canuk

Cilantro Lime Shrimp by Never Enough Thyme {how cute is that name?}

Cream of Spinach and Asparagus Soup by Everyday Occasions 

Caramel Budino with Salted Caramel Sauce by Bon Appetit

So there you have it, a little journey of what’s cooking in my kitchen and also some future eats and treats here in my house. Where do you pull recipes from? Magazines? Blogs? Do tell 😉