Are you like me? Do you see the enticing pictures of amazing-looking food on Pinterest and just have to pin the recipe, gather the ingredients and create that latest masterpiece? Perhaps this week your Pinterest find was a keeper, but what about the one you try next week? The truth is, you sometimes just never know! I have tried many, many recipes from Pinterest and some have become definite keepers while others have been complete duds. Today I am sharing with you a few that I’ve already tested and will be keeping on my Mouthwatering Pinterest board. Enjoy!A Pinterest recipe roundup. Tastebud tested & family approved. #Pinterest #recipes #ontheblog Click To Tweet
Healthy, incredibly flavorful, easy, and one of my family’s favorites! This dish was our introduction to quinoa, so I expected some pushback from my meat and potatoes guy. Nothing but raves, folks, nothing but raves. You’ve gotta try this one!
The first time I made this, my family thought I had ordered out and served it in my own baking dish! Garlic, alfredo, shrimp, pasta (and light too??) — could you ask for anything more? I’ve made this with angel hair pasta, as well, and it is just as good.Nothing but raves! A week's worth of tested tastebud goodness. #Pinterest #recipe #roundup Click To Tweet
Katie called this “the best crockpot recipe I’ve tried yet” and I think I must agree with her! It is just that good. Full of flavor and easy (easy is always good in my book!). You can use any type of sausage you want (I prefer Italian for a little more flavor), or you can leave the sausage out and have a vegetarian option. Make this soup this week. Just go ahead and do it, you will thank me. Well, actually, you will thank Katie, but I get creds for making the introduction! 😉
When I was a young girl, we spent many summer days with my grandparents. Everyday just before lunch, my grandfather would go to his garden and pick two tomatoes. He would slice them and put each one on a separate plate. One plate was for him, my grandmother, and my brother to share; the other was all mine! Fresh tomatoes have always been my favorite, so it is a no-brainer that any recipe using at least four of these treasures would be high on my “Love It!” list, and that is just where this delicious tart has landed! Don’t be afraid to use an extra tomato in this recipe, but do make sure you drain them well or your pie will have too much liquid. The wonderful thing about this recipe is that on the first night it serves as the main course accompanied by a crisp green salad, but on the second night it becomes one of the vegetable sides. A two-fer!
All the flavors of a cheeseburger in a bowl, including the lettuce and tomato! You are thinking, “Wuuutt??” Seriously, do not leave out the lettuce and tomato, as strange as they may sound! They add texture and that extra bit of flavor that truly takes this soup to the next level. Hmmm, I wonder what a pickle would do for it?? Just kidding…maybe. Big tip: if you will have left-over soup, add the lettuce and tomato to each individual bowl when serving rather than the entire pot; as wonderful as they are fresh, they lose the yummy-factor when reheated the next day.
Do you have meat and carb lovers in your family? If so, this deep dish pizza pie is going to be a hit — it is all meat, cheese, and buttermilk biscuits! There is nothing “light” about this recipe, but if you are feeding Tim Tebow or other hard-working athletes, that is well and good. Those of us with a slightly less active metabolism may need to enjoy this yummy pizza pie on a slightly less frequent rotation. Or, go play a little football in the back yard afterwards. 😉
And there you have it: a week’s worth of tried and true tastebud goodness. Please comment and tell me which of these Pinterest finds sounds the best to you! Now you have no excuses for “the same old same old” dinner options this week, so “Why Not?” try one (or two…or three…) of these tummy-pleasers and let me know how many high-fives you get around the dinner table!
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