10/19/2011

Pinterest Food

If you have a Pinterest account, more than likely you have some sort of food board.
I decided to actually make the food I pinned, and here are a few recipes I tried in the last few weeks.
Maybe you pinned one of these dishes?
Sorry, no pictures of the food I made.
All pics come from my Pin board, and you can find the recipes there.


First up, Pretzel Bites.  (I'm actually eating these as I am typing :)


These are NOT like the pretzel bites you get in the mall.
This is just frozen roll dough you dip in butter and sugar and cinnamon. (that's the version I did)
They taste fine, nothing spectacular.  I'm eating them, so they don't go to waste. :)
I could see little kids loving them, but adults will not be fooled.
I don't plan on making these again, but I am glad I tried it out.
If you do make these, make sure you roll the dough between your palms after the first rise.
If your dough tears apart before going into the boiling water, they will not cook properly in the oven.  I learned that today.
If you make the parmesan kind, let me know how it turned out.


Second recipe is Creamy Tomato and Sausage Pasta.


First off, I used two drained cans of diced tomatoes, a teaspoon of sugar, hot Italian pork sausage, light cream, and dried Italian and basil seasonings. 
This was really good and super easy to make.
It's a very simple dish, and because of that, you think it might not be that great.
I will definitely make this again, especially if I need to serve a larger crowd.
This dish reheats well too.



I made this Mongolian Beef, and I was quite impressed.


I purchased sale beef from my local store, and I knew it was not flank steak.  It turned out just fine.  I used powdered ginger, accidentally added some rice wine vinegar, and used 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes.
I thought it tasted "authentic" (in quotes because I really don't know what authentic is), and the dish made me feel better because I knew I was not consuming MSG or cat. ;)
It tasted like something you would get at Chinese restaurant, and I would make this again.

Last up is this fried chicken dish.

I LOVED this chicken.  I bought chicken breast with the bone in, and they were huge (big mistake).  I should have filet the breast or cut it in half to reduce its size.  I used whole milk plain yogurt (not greek), and I added a few tablespoons of buttermilk powder.  I fried the chicken in canola oil since coconut oil is expensive.  I had to end up baking the chicken at 400 for 20-30 minutes after frying because they were so large.  The crust was crispy and very tasty.  Adding parmesan cheese was a great addition.  I will definitely make this again.  I skipped the sauce, and I served a side salad with the chicken.  Amazing!

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1 comment:

  1. These look yummy! I actually have 3 different pin boards of food--"real" food, sweet food (cakes, cookies, desserts, etc), and fun food--for parties and such.

    I have yet to make any of them. But I think you have inspired me...

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