What do I do when the blog ‘breaks’ for over a week? Apparently, I cook. A lot (so much so I gained 3 lbs.). This gave me an excuse to try out some Pinterest (and a few other) recipes that I have come across recently. Here’s a brief review of a few that I tried:
Rosemary Olive Oil Bread: If you stumble across this recipe on Pinterest, you may find people tagging it as something you might make in a crockpot\slow cooker – this is far from accurate. While it’s totally delicious, it is time consuming so be prepared to start it hours before your meal.
Bacon Corn Muffins with Savory Cream Cheese Frosting: (pictured above) These little look beautiful when completed (and perfect as finger food for a dinner party), but I didn’t find them to be as delicious as what the reviews lead them to be. Of all the items I made last week, this was probably my least favorite recipe.
Pickled Corn and Peppers: I really liked this recipe although the rest of my family refused to try it because the thought of pickled corn turned them off. I wound up having to make a ‘double batch’ of the ‘brine’ because I found it just wasn’t enough to cover all of the vegetables.
Cottage Cheese Pie: (pictured above) My husband stumbled across this recipe and sent it to me to put into my ‘must try’ list. Since I had most of the ingredients on hand, I decided to give it a whirl. It’s easy to make and surprisingly sweet, although if you’re not a fan of ‘texture’, you may be turned off by the lumps in the filling. A nice side of berries makes this a nice after dinner treat!
Game of Thrones Lemon Cakes (Medieval version): Easily the best new recipe I tried! These little cakes are much like the ones they devour on the show (I made them so we could eat them during the season finale… I know geeky) and turn out more like a scone or cookie than a cake. The ‘batter’ was very crumbly, but was easy enough to work with to mold into a rounded ball (thanks to all the butter and warm hands). I will definitely be making these again in the future – they were a HUGE hit (it also makes me want to buy <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006L7CG58/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B006L7CG58&linkCode=as2&tag=neoflux”>A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook</a><img src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=neoflux&l=as2&o=1&a=B006L7CG58″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /> for more recipes like this)!
Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana: If you’re a fan of this dish from the Olive Garden, you’ll love this recipe! It tastes exactly like what you find in the restaurant although I did think there was far too much sausage in it for my liking (next time I plan on only using 1/2 lb.). I would also recommend the Chicken Nocchi Veronese (from the official site) which is one of our family favorites to make at home!
Tortilla Pinwheels: (pictured above) I tried this version because it was much different than ones I had made previously – and it was a hit with Taylor’s friends. I like this version because it mixed a bit of dry ranch seasoning with the cream cheese. Delicious!