Recipe Pin WIN! Part 2- Plus Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Recipe Pin WinIf you’re anything like me you have a Pinterest board (or 20) dedicated to recipes, but chances are you haven’t made even a small percentage of those recipes you’ve pinned. After becoming very bored with my usual dinner recipes I decided I should put those Pinterest boards to use and start incorporating a few each week into my meal plans. This was a wise move, as the entire family has been happy with not only the change but the delicious new meals!

My sister-in-law jokes about her Pinterest attempts possibly turning into Pinterest fails, and I’ve actually seen a few people share their own personal Pinterest fails. For instance, these: The 34 Most Hilarious Pinterest Fails Ever. Pretty hilarious.

And while I love to see those, I also love to see when people post things that were a success. Those are the ones I’m most likely to try. Because the honest truth is, just because something has hundreds or even thousands of repins doesn’t mean it’s a good one. Trust me, I learned that the hard way.

Since I’ve had quite a few Pinterest success stories by way of recipes, I decided to start sharing them. There’s nothing worse than making something recommended that you end up hating, so why not try a few that someone can vouch for? If you want to pin, just click the image- it will take you right to the pin for easy re-pinning! :)

Homemade Pancake Syrup from Taste of Home

Pancake SyrupValentine’s Day morning I decided to get up early (this never happens, ever) and make my family heart pancakes. I got everything out and mixed up the batter, just to become very frustrated to find that we were almost out of syrup- certainly not enough for 6 people and their pancakes! So I turned to Pinterest to find a recipe I could make. I found this one, and since I had no maple extract I used vanilla extract, suggested by a few commenters on the recipe. It is SO good and my entire family was happy with the surprise- of my getting up early to make breakfast, and of the amazing and delicious Vanilla Pancake Syrup. I am excited to try different extracts to create many new flavors of syrup in the very near future (though we’ll be having the breakfast for dinner, haha).

Cheesy Bacon Onion Chips from The Comfort of Cooking

CheesyBaconChipsWe had some friends over for the most amazing homemade burgers one night recently, and I knew I wanted a new side to make with them. I had just pinned these a few days earlier and knew this was the night to try them! They were SO good (though I did have to bake them a bit longer so they’d be crispier like we wanted), and the Chipotle Ranch dipping sauce is fantastic too. In fact, I’ve made the dipping sauce a few times since- we love to dip our potato chips and veggies in. SO good!

Spicy Bacon & Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells from Inside Bru Crew Life

Spicy-Bacon-Chicken-Alfredo-Stuffed-ShellsI made this last night, and though it is ridiculously unhealthy, it is also ridiculously good. I made a salad to eat with it so I’d feel less guilt. 🙂 The recipe calls for using jarred alfredo sauce, but ugh. I can’t stand the jarred stuff. So I used my homemade alfredo sauce recipe (you’ll want to double it if you’re using it for the above recipe, however).

Homemade Alfredo Sauce
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Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. -1 cup heavy whipping cream
  2. -1/3 cup butter
  3. -1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pan, heat heavy cream and butter on medium heat until butter is melted, stirring occasionally. Add Parmesan cheese and stir until melted.
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Comments

  1. MMMM! You cannot beat homemade alfredo sauce! I like using Pinterest for new meal ideas. I’ve been using a slow cooker shredded chicken that I found there – but I’ve used it for Nachos, Tacos and so many other dishes!

  2. These look so great! I love alfredo sauce but never knew how to make it myself – it is the only sauce I cannot seem to figure out. Thanks for an idea to work with. Happy Pinning to Win!

  3. I LOVE you Alfredo sauce – gonna try it this week. Sounds great!!

  4. I pinned the pancake syrup – sounds tasty. I have never made homemade syrup so this is a first for me

  5. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I love savory and cheesy food! These dishes are the best for cold days, or times when you want to cheat a bit.

  6. I didn’t know that sauce was that easy to make. You’ve got some really great recipes here!

  7. All of these things look great! The homemade Alfredo sauce recipe is spectacular.

  8. Like you, I can’t stand jarred Alfredo Sauce. It’s so easy to make it homemade and it tastes so much better.

  9. Debbie Denny says:

    Thee all look fabulous. I think I will start with the stuffed shells.

  10. I am drooling at those chips! What a fun contest!

  11. aimee fauci says:

    I have had too many pinterest fails. One was the Wilton Cupcake Cake. Horrible fail.

  12. Catherine S says:

    These all sound really great. I love anything with Alfredo sauce or bacon. I can’t wait to make some stuffed shells.

  13. Those cheesy bacon onion chips look like the business! I love making loaded Nachos!

  14. Those cheesy bacon onion chips sound delicious! I am a sucker for anything with bacon!

  15. I’ll have to try out the alfredo sauce recipe! My husband loves chicken alfredo.

  16. This recipe sounds delicious! I would love to try it!

  17. Homemade alfredo sounds delicious! I love the stuffed shells too

  18. Pinterest fails are my favorite. I love finding new recipes to try at home

  19. I guess my favorite kithecn story is that my youngest son thinks he taught himself to cook. Since we unschooled and did little formal schooling, we used things like cooking to learn fractions, addition, subtraction, etc. My son would pull up a chair and help cook from the time he was probably four. He thinks since we didn’t have lessons that he had to teach himself to cook. Well I try to tell him that since I cooked a lot from scratch and he was often with me while I cooked, that is how he learned how to cook. I tell him if we were a family that just warmed up TV dinners, ate from boxed mixes and ate junk food all the time then it would have been a LOT harder for him to just teach himself to cook all by himself. LOL. My mom refused to let my sister who is two years younger than me in the kithecn when we were growing up and no joke my sister did not even know how to boil water when she got married. She is an awesome cook now and she literally did have to teach herself to cook. Anyway he’s young (just 23) so I know one day he’ll come to his senses.

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