2/7/16

Pinterest Interest

Hey everyone!  This is a perfectly beautiful Arizona morning....cerulean blue sky, 43 degree temp right now and soaring into the upper 70's later on in the day!   "It's a good day to be a good day."  I saw this phrase on a Fixer Upper episode, and it has been a sort of mantra to me to use every day.  I don't know who authored this phrase, so if you do, please let me know.

Are you a Pinterest fan?  I've been enjoying this addictive site for several years now, amassing 97 Boards, 6.4K Pins, and 847 Likes.....maybe I should try applying the Marie Kondo method of tidying up, but I probably won't!  If you are like me, you can get completely absorbed adding new pins or doing a search for this or that.  I almost always go to Pinterest before going to Google, but I realized I haven't shared very many "Pin Wins" or "Pin Fails," and I decided to remedy that today.

As I've gotten stronger, I've been doing more of the cooking and that makes The Man very happy.  I have pinned so many recipes, and have been putting them into my weekly menu plan.  I'd like to share a few.

The Man and I prepped this for the slow cooker a couple of days ago.  We had some errands to run that day, so it was nice to have dinner all ready to dish up when we got home.  Oh, and the aroma.....better than any scented candle!  It was delish served with some buttermilk biscuits.  The only thing I would do differently next time, is to braise the beef before adding it to the slow cooker....braising meat really enhances the flavor.

We often have breakfast for dinner around here, so when I ran across this recipe on the Taste of Home site, I knew we had to try it!  It was so good I think we could easily serve it up once a week, but probably not the healthiest thing to do.  The only thing I did differently, was to cut the servings from 4 to 2.....I love leftovers, but didn't think this would be great reheated!

Baked Cheddar Eggs & Potatoes Recipe

I haven't made this in awhile, but it's going to be on the menu plan very soon.  It is extremely easy to prepare and makes great leftovers if you are a family of 2!  I do substitute Lite Cream Cheese....better for my figure!

Of course, I could not leave out a few desserts, right?  Regular Crazy Cake is wonderful, but a whole cake for 2 people is even crazier!  This recipe is so easy to whip up and tastes like the most amazing Devil's Food Cake you have ever put in your mouth.  I've made this twice over the last couple of weeks and it may be the perfect "Super Bowl" dessert today!

If you are a fan of Snickerdoodle Cookies, then this recipe is for you.  Oh my goodness, this is so delicious and tastes just like a warm Snickerdoodle right from the oven.  All the ingredients are most probably in your kitchen already!
Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

Of all the cravings that I had while on chemo and the tastebuds had walked out the door, lemon-anything was one of the biggies.  I could not eat citrus of any kind, so now I am making up for it!  This was an absolutely delicious cake, and I even used lemon juice and lemon zest from our own lemons!  I'm truly crushing over this cup and saucer, but my FiestaWare soup mugs worked just fine!   


I actually didn't have any "Pin Fails" this time around.  All of the above recipes turned out perfectly.  I linked each one to the direct source to give full credit to each of these wonderful ladies who've taken the time to share their recipes and lovely photos.  My food photos never turn out very good, but these ladies have mastered the tricks of food photography.  I hope you will give some of these recipes a try and give credit where credit is due.

I'd like to make this kind of post a regular thing, and not just for food either.  There are so many talented people contributing to Pinterest, and I plan to "try more and pin less"....well, that's "pie-in-the-sky" wishful thinking, my finger is always poised to pin something!  I do plan to share more of what I try, and we'll leave it at that!

Have a lovely Sunday, enjoy the Super Bowl if that is your thing, and be grateful for a brand new week to do "stuff!"  Thanks so much for stopping by.
I often party with these lovely bloggers:

Monday
Dee at Meatloaf and Melodrama for Merry Monday
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home

Tuesday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday

Wednesday
Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop

Thursday
Jemma at  At Home With Jemma for Thoughts of Home on Thursday
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
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