It was hard for me to choose the title for this post, as I had thought of several. Some of the alternate titles to this post:
Pinterest is Making Me Fat
Damn You, Pinterest
Anyway, it seems like we've been on a Pinterest binge here lately. Honestly, I don't spend a lot of time on there because I don't have a lot of time. As for recipes, I tend to fly through the boards and pin things willy-nilly, and go back later when I'm making our weekly meal plan. I've gotten really lucky with the last few things we've tried. All home runs, actually. And now, I will share with you.
Cinnamon Swirl Bread--I got this recipe from blog-stalking Reba at Cooking with the Clouds, who got it from Pinterest, here. I like to plan my meals for the week, and on her blog she does the same thing. So I let her do the work for me! Ha, ha just kidding....sort of. Whatever, the bread is freaking fantastic! It was very easy to make and I had all the ingredients in my kitchen already. The hard part was waiting until breakfast the next morning to slice it. Two thumbs up! And I'm making a double batch this weekend.
Photo credit: wiskandaprayer.blogspot.com--we ate ours too fast for a photo. Oops.
Pepperoni Quesadillas--Are you kidding me? I've been making quesadillas for years and never thought of this! Just like it sounds: pepperoni and shredded mozzerella between two tortillas. Use pizza sauce for dipping. Genius! Again, no photos. But here is the link to the recipe with a photo HERE. Tip: I used the mini pepperonis and it worked great. I also made a few with the sauce inside, which was fine, but a bit more soggy than I like. I know Lee liked this dinner because of his reaction: "These are awesome. You should blog about it!"
Monster Cookie Dough Dip-- Just a warning: if you make this, be prepared not to stop eating until it's gone. OH. MY. GOSH. Seriously, I made it for our Christmas festivities and then again for a potluck at work this week. The recipe just happens to contain a few of my favorite junky snack treats--chocolate chips, M&M's and peanut butter. Oh, and we ate ours with pretzels, but I bet graham crackers would also be a tasty dipping partner. Here's the recipe and here's my photo:
This is my photo, as I'm sure you guessed. Not a professional.
I think I will probably make Pinterest Made Me Do It a regular feature on the blog. This is a fun way to share recipes and document other projects that we are doing (ex: the advent calendar). Leave me a comment to let me know if you like this idea. Or if you just want to share in my love/hate relationship with Pinterest.