But I grew into them. I’m still not going to take a bite of a tomato, but I like a few mixed in to add a fresh taste to whatever I’m eating. And I’ve grown to really love sun dried tomatoes. I love the chewy sweetness they add to dishes. So, when I saw a pin for a chicken dish using sun dried tomatoes, I just had to give it a try! (The original recipe is from Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom.)
Plus, it has basil in it, and y’all know I have a love affair with basil!
The recipe turned out great and is now in our rotation of dinner recipes. I especially love it because it’s so great for using leftover chicken, which always seems to be floating around in my fridge.
No one likes doing dishes, but in my house, this is the least favorite chore of all time. My boyfriend and I will vacuum, do laundry, make beds, and dust…pretty much anything to avoid doing dishes.
So, when I came across a recipe on Budget Bytes for a one-pot meal called “The Italian Wonderpot,” I definitely pinned it on my “to try” board.
The great thing about this meal is that it is a good starter recipe, meaning that you can add and subtract ingredients based on what you have in you cupboard and based on your family’s tastes. I’ve made this dish several times, and it always turns out great. Here’s my favorite way to make it.
It’s that time of year again…Pinterest is being invaded by everything PUMPKIN FLAVORED! But you know what they say, right?
“If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!”
So this year, we put together a little food blogger community project called The Pinterest Pumpkin Project! We asked dozens of food bloggers to share their FAVORITE pumpkin recipes, and we’ve collected them all in this post so you can check them out, pin them to share, and follow your favorite bloggers on Pinterest!
Without further ado, here are awesome pumpkin recipes from some of the best food bloggers out there…and don’t worry: if we missed your favorite, simply add yours using the link-up below!
Seriously, I think it blinked and became October. And while I’m enjoying all the pumpkin-flavored recipes hitting Pinterest yet again, I am having a hard time letting go of summer. I live in Virginia, so it’s definitely time to put the shorts and flip flops away, but I just can’t.
So humor me, dear readers. Let’s have one more watermelon recipe before I have to admit that it is fall! This is a yummy, sweet drink that’s perfect for closing your eyes and imagining that it is still June!
Yes, I still saw watermelons in the grocery store the other day, though Leinenkugal Summer Shady seems to have disappeared, so I guess no more beer mimosas until next year!
I like to make different kinds of quick breads and put them in the freezer. With the fall coming we start getting busy at work and it is nice to pull pre-made foods out of the freezer. I pinned the Tropical Banana Bread from the Six Sister Stuff, since it looked like it might be a great recipe to make and freeze. And I was right!
Also, so far the recipes we have tried from their site have been winners. We love Six Sisters!!
We always have a few bananas that get a little too ripe. If you don’t have time to use them up right away, put them in the freezer until you can bake with them. So this is a great recipe from that perspective as well. Waste not, want not!
If you use the small 4″x2″pans they also make great gifts at the holidays. I also like to make my pumpkin bread recipe in the small pans too. People love these gifts since they’re a little different than the traditional chocolate-ly sweets you usually get during the holidays.
We have a new favorite pasta dish in this house! I know I said recently that I was cutting back on carb consumption when I posted my Chicken Parm with Veggie “Pasta” recipe, but this Pepperoni Pizza Pasta recipe is totally worth the extra carbs.
Hey, I don’t make it every night! It’s totally fine to be naughty sometimes! And I use whole-wheat pasta, so it’s not quite as bad.
Anyway, this recipe sounded a little weird to me when I originally saw it on Gimme Some Oven, but I love pepperoni on my pizza, so I just had to try it. I put my own spin on it, and it ended up being a big hit. The boyfriend really liked it (and he can be picky sometimes), and no complaints from me. I even ate it cold the next day for lunch. Yum!