For a long time, I didn’t cook. I used to come home from work and heat up a Lean Cuisine or pick up something quick on the way home. It wasn’t that I didn’t like cooking, I just didn’t want to make time to do it.
For a long time, I didn’t get Pinterest, either. I even wrote a post where I said how I didn’t like it. Well, I stand corrected—Pinterest is awesome. And so is cooking. And cooking withPinterest is the best of all. (I still don’t like the other four things I mentioned in that previous post, though.)
So, time to share with you some of the Pinterest recipes I’ve tried and loved recently. And feel free to follow me on Pinterest here!
I love avocado and guacamole, but it had never occurred to me to spread it on toast. This was super-easy to make and tasted awesome—and the red pepper flakes are what give it that extra “oomph.”
THESE ARE FREAKING AMAZING. I never would have thought of this. Fried slices of avocado covered in breadcrumbs? It sounds so weird but they are really, REALLY good.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that this was a possibility. A crust made from cauliflower? Yep, believe it. And while you shouldn’t expect it to taste like normal crust, it is good. I am going to have to try it again, though—mine turned out a bit burned in some places, so I recommend making sure that the crust is spread evenly before baking it.
So. Freaking. Good. I need to utilize my crockpot more often. I like to try to make myself the kinds of dinners I have when I eat out, and I do love cashew chicken. This was delicious, and the recipe gave me enough food for dinner all week.
I’ve been making a lot of seasonal desserts—pumpkin, apple—lately, and this was one of my favorites. I made it when Julie came over to play a Downton Abbey drinking game with me—I figured we needed a British-esque dessert! It was super-easy to make and tasted great. (Although, once you spoon it into a dish, it looks kind of gross.)
You might not be able to make this again until next year, since candy corn has disappeared. But I made it for my chorus (we have a bake sale every week) and it was a big hit! I recommend using regular chocolate rather than white (because, seriously, real chocolate is always better than white chocolate).
I have a zillion more recipes I want to try. I might never be a great cook, but I enjoy it, I’ve made some tasty food, and it makes me happy!