Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pin-Sanity -- Tried, True, and On The Rotation

I could be wrong, but there seems to be two types of "pinners:" those that pin away and soon find themselves with so many recipes to try, crafts to create, and activities to do; and those that create an account and readily admit that they never touch it.

I find myself in the former.
So while yes, I do have hundreds of recipes to try, these four have made the family cook book. We don't have said cook book, really, so instead I've created a board just for those "keeper" recipes that I need to quickly reference.

Rachael Ray's Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia



My family is seriously going to have to sit me down and have an intervention when I've overdone this yummy fish dish. I love it for being quick and easy, and I often have all of the ingredients on hand. Plus, The Sheriff eats it up. There's that. 

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie 


This smoothie changed my life. I love it and would have it daily except it's not that healthy. I think I've averaged twice a week lately.  The ingredients themselves are indeed perhaps healthy-ish but this is a caloric bomb! I did eliminate one banana (who needs 2 frozen bananas in a smoothie?) and added use half Nutella and half peanut butter for that 1/4 cup. I also add about a cup and a half of ice to thin it a bit.

White Queso


This particular recipe is the perfect blend of cheese and spice and stays nice and "runny" without having to keep it in a mini crock pot. I usually half the recipe.

Copycat Chuy's Jalapeno Dip



You need this nectar of the Tex-Mex gods; you will not reget it. It gets so many compliments at parties, and it's my go-to treat when the hubs needs a foodie pick-me-up.

Happy Eating!

14 comments:

D @ Naptime in Suburbia said...

The fish looks yummy! And I'm definitely in the "created a Pinterest account and never touch it" group. I think I have 3 things pinned. Oops.

Faith said...

i am def in the "created a pinterest account and never touch it" group too! i've had my account for awhile and i do have pins from my quarterly visit/log ins. but i've only done ONE thing off of pinterest. yup. ONE.

the jalapeno dip from chuy's is delicious along with the white cheddar queso! so fatty but so good lol

Am I Really Grown Up? said...

They all look delish. I pin so much stuff but there have been a few recipes that got 3 stars and that is hard to do with my picky eater!

Nicole said...

You might inspire me to actually make a smoothie. I think it's the mess I hate. what mess? just the blender, but for some reason it scares me off of smoothies. OCD, right? Anyway, they all sound wonderful. think I will make the queso and dip for my b-day.

Nicole said...

You might inspire me to actually make a smoothie. I think it's the mess I hate. what mess? just the blender, but for some reason it scares me off of smoothies. OCD, right? Anyway, they all sound wonderful. think I will make the queso and dip for my b-day.

Nicole said...

You might inspire me to actually make a smoothie. I think it's the mess I hate. what mess? just the blender, but for some reason it scares me off of smoothies. OCD, right? Anyway, they all sound wonderful. think I will make the queso and dip for my b-day.

Nicole said...

So I got frustrated and left the same comment twice. :)

Meg O. said...

OMG wanna try the chuy's creamy jalapeno dupe!!!

Kat said...

mmmmm I love me some Pinterest recipes :)

Sara said...

Yum, yum and YUM! I love hearing that the amazing recipes on Pinterest are actually good! Definitely going to have to try some of these! Thanks for sharing!

the workaholic momma said...

oh my gosh...i think i just gained 10 pounds looking at all of that amazing food!!! I've really enjoyed most of the recipes I've found on Pinterest...I totally am the person that has a million things pinned though;)

the workaholic momma said...

oh my gosh...i think i just gained 10 pounds looking at all of that amazing food!!! I've really enjoyed most of the recipes I've found on Pinterest...I totally am the person that has a million things pinned though;)

Elizabeth said...

I am going to repin all 4 of those!! And pretty sure that tilapia is going to be on the menu for tonight! :)

Erin said...

YUMM!!! Might have to try that jalapeƱo dip, the Hubs would go crazy over it!