Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pinned it. Made it. Ate it.

One of my favourite things to pin on Pinterest is recipes.  I love the endless supply of tasty food photos and easy ideas to be found there.  The key is to try them.  And lately I've been on a roll.  
Just snapshots of what was made - I have a hard time staging a photo when I'm hungry. 

These were great! We had friends over and the general consensus was that regular lasagna would never be made again.  The best part is that everyone gets crunchy corner bits. 
The only snag I ran into was trying to make them in my silicone muffin pans at first.  They didn't work at all.  The pans weren't stable enough to hold anything and the lasagna didn't crisp.   Those pans have since been replaced with metal ones. 

These were good, but I don't know that I'd make them again.   After reading the nutritional info on the coconut ingredients, I don't think the extra saturated fat, etc.  is worth the coconut taste.  They're not nearly as good as blueberry or apple cinnamon pancakes, in my opinion.  If you love coconut they're good, as treat, but not for every Sunday morning. 

Mini Apple Cheddar Handpies  inspired by Dinner with Julie's Pie Party
The above link doesn't really have a recipe, but go to check out the pie party anyway.  Amazing.
So for the mini pies I made pie crust and added about 1.5 cups of finely grated aged white cheddar.  For the filling, I chopped a few apples really small and tossed them in cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and a little maple syrup.  I cut the pie crust into little circles, filled the inside, topped with another circle and pinched the edges together with a fork.  DELICIOUS deserves to be in caps.  
I've made them a second time and used puff pastry to make a quick turnover crust/put the cheese in with the apples.  Tasty and much quicker.

Monkey Bread
My grandma used to make this when I was a kid, and I forgot all about it.  I don't know why or how that could have been.  I made it from scratch, using this recipe, which took a lot of time.   Next time I think I'll try it with the premade biscuit dough, just to see if there's a big difference in taste.  I served this at our Superbowl party and it was a huge hit. 

I also made this Carmelized Onion Tart for Superbowl, but it smelled so good that it was eaten right away and no photographic evidence exists. 

Have you cooked anything from your Pinterest boards?  I'd love to know what was successful!


  1. Ouuu my tummy is rumbling! These look like great recipes - have you heard of It's like pinterest but its ALLL About foods. It's actually incredible.... and something that should be avoided at all costs when you're in no place to be eating. Like a quiet class in which your tummy rumbles can easily be heard throughout. Hehee :$ !

    But if you like pinterest for recipes, you'd love foodgawker!


  2. I spend way too much time on Pinterest looking at recipes but I've made about 70 or so that I've found on them and the majority have been really really good. Those lasagna cups are going on my meal plan for next week. They look amazing.

  3. That all looks obscenely delicious. (And I definitely want to try making coconut pancakes now.)

    Very cool all around. :D

  4. These all look soooo good!! How about instead of thrifting, we cook together one day? :) I am so guilty of pinning recipes and not making them, you put me to shame! That monkey bread look amazing!

  5. Oh man I forgot about monkey bread too! Definitely bookmarking that recipe!


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