Saturday, September 19, 2015
My Top Ten Favorite Pinterest Recipes
I have lots of cookbooks and I love them. One of my favorite thing to do is watching a TV show I enjoy while flipping through a new cookbook and tagging the recipes that interest me. However, when it really comes down to it Pinterest is my go to source for recipes. I have lots of other boards - bookish stuff, home projects, cleaning methods, crafting, and holidays - but I mostly use it for the food. However, with thousands of pins and more being added everyday it's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume and not really use them. I'm trying to work my way through the recipes so I can delete the recipes that don't work for me.
Today I'm going to combine 2 of my favorite things - Pinterest and Top Ten Lists - and make a top ten list of my favorite Pinterest recipes.
Blue Moon Orange Chicken from Iowa Girl Eats - This recipe shouldn't work for my family. My husband is not a fan of beer or fruit in a dish but it's amazing! It's also quick and simple. The shallots can be replaced with an onion if need be and I've used orange juice when I didn't have actual oranges. This can be a light summer dish but I adore it with mashed potatoes so I can put a little of the sauce over the potatoes.
2. Butter Chicken from Cookies and Cups - This isn't the tasty Indian Butter Chicken but instead it's an incredible way to make breaded chicken cutlets. She refers to them as chicken candy at some point in the post and she's not far wrong. Even the Tornado who is against meat of all kinds eats this one.
3. Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops from Six Sisters Stuff - I ended up only marinating this for 2 hours and it was still really good. I also cooked it in a large saucepan instead of a grill. Seriously amazing. The marinade smells ridiculously good. Like give me a straw and I'll just drink this kind of good.
4. Slow Cooker Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin from Six Sisters Stuff - Balsamic is one of those magic words that will make me try a recipe every time. This is another good one and a great one to serve with mashed potatoes.
5. BBQ Pot Roast over Cheddar Ranch Grits from Plain Chicken - Despite being born in the South grits are one of the many classic Southern dishes that I'm just not a huge fan of (cornbread is another) but this is really good. I love the combination of the barbecue with the cheesiness of the grits. Don't be afraid to add more water to the grits if the texture gets too thick.
6. Gouda Bacon Macaroni and Cheese by Shugary Sweets - This is so good. Like so good it doesn't need bacon good. I've served it as a side dish and as a meal. You can make it way ahead of time and it reheats beautifully.
7. Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas from Mom on Timeout - I make these all the time and they're so tasty! I'm not a big corn tortilla lover but am quite the fan of the flour tortillas. Plus I love that this is all made from pantry staples so it's easy to throw together. I don't always let the dough rest the full time. Sometimes it's just not that kind of day!
8. Individual Garlic Bread Braids from Foodie with Family - These are impressive looking rolls that aren't nearly as difficult as they look. I do have to reteach myself to braid every time I make them but then I've never been that great at braiding anyway. Mine always end up a little bigger so I end up cutting the loaves in half but they're still pretty!
9. Andes Mint Grinch Cookies from Six Sisters Stuff - These are some of my favorite holiday cookies. They're cool and minty without being too aggressive. It's basically a more buttery Andes mint. I make them around St Patrick's Day and call them Leprechaun cookies or I make them and leave out the food coloring and just call them Andes Mint Cookies. Regardless, of what you call them they're super good.
10. Soft Batch Style Chocolate Chip Cookies from Picky Palate - The cookies are everything chocolate chip cookies should be (unless you like those thin crispy ones in which case these aren't for you). They texture and flavor is awesome. I microwave the butter until about half melted so I don't have to pull out my mixer.
This is my Top Ten Favorite Pinterest recipes for now though I could probably easily do a top 100! Where do you get most of your recipes? Are there any food blogs I simply must check out?
I'm linking up with Weekend Cooking hosted by Beth Fish Reads