Saturday, September 30, 2017

52 Pins in 52 Weeks - A Few Pins I've Done Lately

I love Pinterest!  I love pinning directly from my favorite blogs as well as just going through the stuff other people have pinned and getting some ideas from them.  The problem is that lately we've been trying to steer clear of rich heavy foods and sweets which of course is most of my pins.  So my relationship with Pinterest become more of a love/hate relationship than the previous unicorns and rainbows.  However, things are on the up and I'm finding things that work for us and this healthier lifestyle we're trying out.

So here are a few recipes that I've made and loved lately -

1.  One Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Chicken Tenders and Green Beans with Fresh Grape Tomatoes from Cooking Classy  - This one was so good and so easy!  I finished the green beans off with a sprinkle of Maldon salt and they were absolutely delicious.  This has been one of favorite meals lately.  Sometimes I'll add some brown rice or roast some red potatoes but this also works for a meal all on its own.

2.  Slow Cooker Asian Sweet Chili Sesame Chicken from Carlsbad Cravings - I've been relying on my Slow Cooker a pretty good bit so this one appealed to me.  While the store bought sweet chili sauce does have some sugar in it the rest of the sauce isn't loaded with brown sugar which is a problem I've had with a lot of other Asian inspired sauces.  With steamed vegetables and brown rice this is a quick yummy dinner and typically provides quite a lot of left overs.

3.  Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas from The Recipe Critic - We love tacos around here and this recipe is a fun twist on the usual chicken soft tacos we regularly have.  I didn't crisp up the edges and I ended up having to replace half the orange juice with red wine vinegar because the oranges I had weren't feeling particularly generous.  With homemade tortillas and a little bit of a spicy crema this was delicioius!

4.  Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies from the Pioneer Woman - Everyone deserves a treat and these cookies make even my neutral at best about oatmeal cookies husband happy.  What I really like is that this recipe is super easy to half so you end up with a manageable amount of delicious oatmeal cookies!

What Pins have you done lately?  (And sorry for the lack of pictures! Next time will be better!)

I'm linking up with Weekend Cooking hosted by Beth Fish Reads


  1. You whipped up some great meals. Don't you just love using the slow cooker and one sheet pan meals are great for time savers. Maybe I will go through my Pinterest account and see what goodies I have saved.

  2. I think I need to pin and try those oatmeal cookies!!

  3. Sweet chilli sesame chicken sounds delicious! I made a twice roasted beet salad that turned out wonderfully.

  4. This is such a good idea! With Pinterest, it's so easy to just pin a thousands recipes and never know which ones will be good. I love almost anything Pioneer Woman cooks ;)

  5. The chicken tender sheet pan recipe looks good. It makes such a big difference to cook everything on one pan.

  6. I will definitely try the oatmeal cookie recipe! I love oatmeal cookies and I try to use organic brown sugar in as many baked goods as I can. :)

    My 52 Pins post won't be up until next Saturday because the sunlight here was not cooperating for photos. We are supposed to have some good sun tomorrow, so I am hoping get things prepped tonight. :)

  7. I do believe I'll be making a couple of these this week!