So Very Pinteresting


Dude.  It's been a while!  Here's hoping I can actually remember at least some of the pins I've tried.


Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese - I hate running across recipes and thinking I COULD'VE THOUGHT OF THAT ON MY OWN!  So frus-trat-ing.  This was one of those.  Jalapeno popper sandwich? Yes, please, and THANK YOU.  The pin says to use cream cheese, bacon, and jalapenos.  The actual recipe it links to says goat cheese, the bacon and jalapenos, and . . . apricot preserves?  I don't like cream cheese and didn't have any goat cheese so I chose to use Laughing Cow swiss.  I skipped the whole apricot preserves part because, really, the eff?  So my sammich was just laughing cow, bacon, and jalapenos and SWEET BABY JESUS was it good! I had it for dinner one night (the rest of the fam had spaghetti which I try to avoid at all costs) and lunch the next day.

Loaded Cauliflower - 'Twas slightly intimidated by this recipe.  I use cauliflower in mashed potatoes and potato soup -- dishes where I can cammoflauge it's flavor.  I wasn't sure if making it "twice baked style" with cheese, sour cream, and bacon would cover the too-veggie-ish flavor or not.  Well guess what?  IT WAS GOOD.  So good, in fact, that this girl went back for seconds.  Of cauliflower!  It's a miracle!  (By the way -- this pin doesn't link to a recipe.  I boiled my cauliflower till tender then mashed it.  Put it in a casserole dish with sour cream, cheese, and bacon bits.  Added more cheese and bacon on top and baked at 400 for about 20 minutes).

Buffalo Chicken Garbage Bread - I have been on a major buffalo chicken kick here lately!  LOVE!  I made this a few weeks ago.  The only real "tweak" I did to the recipe was I folded the pizza dough over like a calzone rather than rolling it jelly roll style.  It was super good! It's one that will definitely be made again.

Banana "Pancakes"  - Okay.  Recipe says you can mash one ripe banana with two eggs and griddle 'em up like pancakes.  After reading the comments, I decided to add a tiny bit of banana as well as some Splenda and cinnamon.  The first time I made them, they were super good.  Super good.  The second time?  I'm not sure if my banana wasn't ripe enough or what but I just wasn't feeling the.  I will say this: they DEFINITELY need the addition of the vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar/ sugar sub.  Without those you'll basically eating a banana flavored egg.  And y'all?  YUCK.

Turkey Ranch Club Wrap - I've made this wrap for lunch nearly everyday this week!  I use Laughing Cow Cheese, add a few slices of ham, cut out the lettuce and tomato, and add banana pepper.  Really yummy!

Cake Batter Fudge - Yuck, yuck, double yuck.  The only good thing about this is that I didn't waste a lot of money on a fudge recipe that never even set and wasn't even good enough to just eat with a spoon.  Don't even bother with this one.

Strawberry Cake - I love strawberry cake so I was excited to make this.  And I was, unfortunately, pretty disappointed.  The flavor was really lacking and the icing was too buttery.  The recipe said it tasted better cold -- and that was certainly true.  I wouldn't say it was bad necessarily but it was certainly disappointing.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts - I'm  one of those annoying "OMGPUMPKIN" people.   I love pumpkin.  LOVE.  I also recently bought a donut fan so when I pinned this recipe I knew I would be making it asap.  Aaaaaand . . . once again . . . I ended up pretty disappointed.  They were okay but certainly not at all what I was expecting.  They tasted better when they had a chance to cool a little bit.  Honestly, though, they were too much trouble (well, not so much trouble as they were breakfast and my kids expect instant gratification when it comes to breakfast; notsomuch fans of the whole having to wait for something to bake thing) to make again. 

Finally this is ohsoappropriate for right now.  I spent a good chunk of yesterday afternoon and evening getting my house to the point that I can just refer to it as a "mess."  Fun stuff!
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