Pinterest is all about pictures, so every once in a while you see a picture of something you want to make and you hope that it turns out "exactly" like the picture. You have lots of experience and trust your instincts. While you're trusting your instincts you're also wondering if you've really got it right, or if somehow you've been duped. You take the plunge and the end result is almost the twin of it's Pinned picture. Yeah it worked. It turned out the way it "advertised" itself to turn out. The reality is it almost always does, as long as you know a little something about cooking and baking. And if you don't, that's OK too. Stick with me and I'll do my best to help you choose recipes that give you the result you're looking for.
It must be good when your daughter asks you to make it for her 10th birthday party. It's far from a traditional birthday cake but hey, if it makes her smile, that's all that matters. There are lots of recipes for no bake cheesecake and I've tried a few but none compare to Jean Paré's version from her Company's Coming Desserts cookbook. To my surprise I searched but couldn't find the recipe on Pinterest. Well it's there now and I encourage you to try it. So easy and so good.
You don't have to be a fan of spice to love this bread. Just cut out the seeds from the jalapeno for a flavourful bread without the spice, or leave the seeds in for heat. This bread isn't heavy on the "cornmeal" and it's super easy to make; no kneading, no sticky fingers, no messy surfaces. Thanks to Budget Byte$ for this recipe.
I first saw this Buzzfeed recipe on a friend's Facebook page. I saved the video and have been planning to make it ever since. Since Ribeye (boneless) or Prime Rib (bone-in) is an expensive cut of meat, I waited for a sale. Last week, Prime Rib went on sale so I snatched one up to give this recipe a go. So glad I did. You will be too.
What do you do when you pick 30 lbs of apples and you have sausage out for dinner? You find a recipe that incorporates them. Thanks to Jo Cooks for pinning her recipe for Baked Sausages with Apples Sheet Pan Dinner, some of our apples ended up in our dinner!
We recently visited Niagara-on-the-Lake for the first time. It was a brief day trip and it left us with a definite desire to return. The next time, it will be for a longer visit. We did manage to make a stop at Niagara Falls to take in the view.
It's that time of year, when fresh corn is still plentiful but wont be for long. So hubby went to one of the Farms in the area and bought some more corn. Eating corn on the cob is always a treat but corn as an ingredient in salads and soups takes it up a notch. Thanks to Katya for pinning her recipe for Summer Fresh Corn and Zucchini Chowder, our fresh farm corn was highlighted in a beautiful chowder.
Living in the Waterloo region means we're treated to an abundance of fresh produce. The corn is the best I've ever tasted. Ripe corn has such beautiful colour, and there's just something about a corn field that begs a deep breath and a moment or two to ponder. Oh and corn mazes are always super fun for the kids. There's so much to love about corn.
Special occasions call for special treats. Two very different occasions; a thank you and Father's Day inspired me to make a decadent dessert thanks to "Tastes of Lizzy T". I decided to double the recipe and share this creamy, caramel, peanut butter, chocolate goodness. By doubling the recipe I was able to make three 8 x 8 pans, for a total of 48 generous sized squares.
All things cooking, from simple and clean to gourmet and exotic (and everything in between) have been my passion for over 30 years. Since discovering Pinterest, I pretty much exclusively cook from the recipes I PIN. My saying is, "if you can PIN it, you can cook it". I love to PIN recipes and I love to cook. I thought, why not blog the recipes I make from my Pinterest food boards. I'm the self-declared, Pincook.