If 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
Valentine’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
We 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
I 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).
- -1 cup heavy whipping cream
- -1/3 cup butter
- -1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 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.