Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Yummy things to make...that I've actually made!

So, I'm pretty much obsessed with Pinterest.

If you haven't checked it out yet, click here.  If you need an 'invite' in order to setup an account, just comment below with your email address and I'll invite you.

But, I warn's terribly addicting.  Think crack.  It's scary...more addicting than Facebook!

One of the boards that I am constantly 'pinning' to is my "Yummy Things to Make" board.  There are so many delicious recipes that I keep adding.  They look so incredible...basically food porn.  Lately, with the excess of at-home, sick time, I have had the chance to try out some of the easier recipes that have been calling to me. 

Here's a handful of Pinterest recipes that are making the rounds that I had to try out...

This awesome cake from originates from Alexandra Cooks blog.  Awesome blog...and fab recipe.  This was fluffy, moist and delicious.  It was also devoured so quickly that I didn't even get a pic of it.  My husband loved it!  I actually substituted raspberries because I didn't have blueberries.  I will be making this again...soon...using blueberries next time around.

Of course these cute guys come from Martha Stewart.  I made these with turkey bacon and used whole eggs for a few of the muffin cups and an egg white mixture (4 egg whites and one whole egg with the yolk scrambled with a dash of fat free milk) in the other cups.  

My attempt...

The darker, crazy looking ones, have the egg white/yolk scrambled mixture...
not as pretty, but so tasty too!

My review:  Delish!  These are perfect to make ahead and throw in a Ziploc for busy weekday mornings when we are in a rush.  I didn't have a perfect circle cookie cutter to cut the wheat bread for the base so I used the top of a measuring cup as a template and trimmed the bread with a knife.  These were so easy and you could add in anything that you want to include...onions, mushrooms, cheese, turkey sausage, etc.  
A definite 'make again'! 

The Tasty Kitchen's Greatest Queso That Ever Lived

My take:  Yum!  I've always wanted to know how people got their queso so creamy.  I finally know because of this recipe!  Two words...cream cheese and cream of mushroom soup.  This was a great recipe and so easy to make.  It was a big hit while we watched the Super Bowl.

I love lemon anything!  So these called to me and called to me.  I also love Rhodes Rolls, which are used in this recipe.  If you've never tried Rhodes, you must.  Put them on your grocery list now. 

Ok, my rendition...don't judge.

Mine aren't as pull-aparts are a little more browned on top, and I suck at making powdered sugar icing.  I can never get the icing to not end up too 'soupy' or tasting too much like powdered sugar.  These were good but weren't exceptional.  They were incredibly easy to make, but they just didn't blow us away.  Maybe they would be better if I could get the icing right, but I just didn't love them and wouldn't 'waste' my calories on them. 

These gorgeous skewers were SO easy to make.  I bought an angel food cake from my grocery store, cut up fresh strawberries, layered the two on wooden skewers that are often used for grilling, and drizzled chocolate sauce on top right before serving.  Done!  It looks like Jen originally used something like Hershey's Chocolate Shell sauce, but I couldn't add that much fat to these simple little guys.  I wanted to keep them as lean as possible for cake, strawberries, and chocolate, so I used basic Hershey's Syrup. 

My skewers...

I will be making these again!  These are perfect for a party or easy dessert to throw together at the last minute. So good and not too bad for you either.  You could add any type of fruit to these.  Adding blueberries would make these perfect for the 4th of July!

Alright, time to get back in the kitchen! 

What have you made from Pinterest that you have really liked?  What would you make again?


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