My "To Done" List (with reviews)
These are the pins I have tried. I have included my thoughts on how they turned out and, in some cases, suggestions for making them even better. Enjoy!
REVIEW : The flavors in this dish all work perfectly together. I used a little more bacon than the recipe suggested and I used Portobello and Crimini mushrooms, which were great. Also, I used a very inexpensive Chardonnay (Charles Shaw) for the wine. I served this as part of a pasta dish, rather than as a side... adding the grated parmesan, as they suggested. I will not only make this again... I will make it often. PREVIOUS PINNER SAID : Side dishes to replace rice and potatoes.
Beautiful card. Talented crafter. No way... NO WAY I would pay $30.98 (incl. shipping) just for the sunburst die cut to make this card, though. Simon Says die cut is WAY over-priced and their customer service is not terrific. No, thank you.
Garlic Monkey Bread : Made this to go with the spaghetti carbonara tonight and it was the perfect compliment. Easy to make and the flavors went well together. I used the buttermilk Grands; still cut them into four pieces; but I put four in each muffin tin, rather than 6-7 as the recipe suggests. It was perfect. I absolutely recommend this recipe.
Awesome recipe! It looks like the picture and tastes divine. I agree with the blogger, that double the sauce works better. I also tripled the mushrooms. I made the monkey garlic bread (also pinned here) to go with it, which we thought was perfect. Try this one!! : Creamy Bacon Carbonara.
I made the raspberry/vanilla version of this recipe. It was quick and easy to make; however, we didn't much care for the end result. The oatmeal was so mushy and overpowering. What we did love was the honey flavored Greek yogurt with the jam in it... DELICIOUS. We will have that from now on, instead of the traditional brands. Oh, and we sometimes have it in the evening instead of ice cream.
This cake is AMAZING! I made it tonight for my husband's birthday. It is easy, too. I had never "browned" butter before, but that was a breeze, too. I made twice as much glaze and I was glad I did. I put the amount called for in the recipe on it, but then reserved some to add, if needed. Pumpkin cakes tend to have a lot of flavor, but they are generally not rich. We all ended up adding an extra little bit of the glaze. This cake is super moist, too. Definitely give this one a try.
Avery Elle : Chevron Die. I bought this and liked it, but I've only used it once. The chevron design (each piece) was smaller than I thought it would be. While the tool, itself, is very good, I haven't been able to find (or dream up) many ideas for its use. I'll keep trying, though!
Do NOT make this recipe. It turns out like plain chicken squares in a watery broth. There is no coating. There is no flavor. A horrible waste of time and money. The best thing I can say is that it smelled good when it was cooking. I think the chicken in the picture must be some Chinese they brought in to photograph, because it is NOT what the finished product looks like, in the least.
REVIEW : This necklace is the easiest thing ever to make! I used the antique brass optical lense from 7Gypsies. I also punched mine a tiny bit smaller that the frame so that it looks more like it's "floating." I've moved to another part of the country, so I think I'll end up wearing this quite a bit... there's no place like home! :-) Original Pinner said : "DIY Tutorial Glass Map Necklace"
I made this for dinner tonight. It was a HUGE hit and it could not have been any easier. You can make this soup in, literally, 10 minutes. It fed four adults and a teen, with left-overs. I will be keeping these ingredients in the house for the nights that we don't have anything planned. Original Pinner said, "8 Can Taco Soup. You literally put 8 cans of stuff together in a pot and there you have your meal. It tastes SO good and it's less than 300 calories per cup!"
I made this today and the first batch is GONE! It is so good. Making a triple batch tomorrow to keep in the fridge. Awesome and inexpensive to make. Egg-less cookie dough to eat, not to bake. Just to eat. Recipe - Eggless Cookie Dough : 3/4 cup brown sugar; 1/4 cup butter, softened; 1/4 tsp. vanilla; 1/4 cup milk; 1 cup flour; pinch salt; 1/2 cup chocolate chips....yummm
I just received this hat and I *LOVE* it! It is soft and warm and so cute! The cool thing is, it was made by a woman in Uganda and some of the proceeds went to saving women there from domestic abuse. (Each week there is a different cause to support.) When you buy something, the person who made it signs a tag on it and you can go on-line to thank them and learn about their life in Africa. Check it. Sevenly | People Matter - Cause & Charity T-Shirts & Accessories that Raise Money for Charities
Made this last night. It was good, but not great. It was somewhat more complicated than they suggest it will be (with an "easy" rating). I don't know if I'll make it again, but it was okay. Original Pinner said, "Penne with Roasted Asparagus and Balsamic Butter."
If you like tender, flavorful pork chops that are soooo easy to make, you really need to try this recipe! We had it for dinner tonight and it was delish. The only thing I would do differently is add a second can of soup. I served it with white rice and steamed carrots. The sauce would make a great topping for the rice, I think. Original Pinner said : "Slow-Cooked Pork Chops--- SOOO GOOD!!! If u like pork chops do this!"
I made this solution tonight and used it on grout in a very high traffic kitchen. I was *shocked* at how well this simple, homemade solution worked! I used a small wire brush (about the size of a toothbrush) and then a scrub brush. Then, I wiped up with an absorbent rag after each application. It was truly amazing... and for next to nothing, as far as cost.
OMGosh... I just ate there this week! Their "Wet Fries" (fries with gravy) are the BEST!! And, a HUGE portion for just over $4... it can't be beat (for a rare splurge). Original Pinner said : The Hat is a Southern California fast-food restaurant specializing in pastrami sandwiches. This iconic eatery has been offering its "World Famous Pastrami" since 1951. Its customers consume 13 to 15 tons of pastrami per week.
I made these for a gathering last night. Everyone *loved* them. I made them exactly per the recipe. Next time, I will rinse the pasta with cool water and dab them dry before frying. The bowties stuck together, making it more difficult to manage. I'd also like to try these with some garlic powder. Warning: these are extremely labor intensive. Don't think you can multi-task with this recipe! Original Pinner said : Pasta crunchies.
I made these for a get-together last night and they were a HIT! They were so easy to make, too. I bought the cookies, made the brownies, and then colored white icing to look like mustard, mayo, and ketchup. I cut the brownies by using a glass with a rim the same size as the cookies and it worked perfectly. The kids, especially, LOVED them. Original Pinner said : These "hamburgers" are actually a combination of cookies and brownies -- so cute!
I printed this design on the same kind of glassine bags for Valentine's Day and they turned out so cute! I filled the bags with a Valentine's-themed trail mix (see separate pin). Love this graphic and will use it again, I'm sure. : Original Pinner said... 7 Valentine’s Freebies
This was good and my coworkers loved it! I made it exactly the same, except I added candy corn in Valentine's colors. I put the mix in glassine bags with a Valentine printable from my "Printables" board on them. They turned out so cute! : Original Pinner said... Valentine Trail Mix with PRINTABLE TAGS for school Valentine parties! A Nut Free Valentine Snack that is safe for the classroom
Made an adapted version of this for my daughter's three best friends for Valentine's Day. The girls loved them! We used the conversation hearts, instead of red hots. I combined this idea with that of another pin on this board -- a sucker card that said, "You're so sweet."
Made these tonight. Great concept; recipe needs tweaking, though. Too much cayenne. I think it can be cut in half (and I like things SPICY). I'd like to try these with garlic salt instead. I rinsed the chickpeas and drained them, but it seemed like they were still a bit undercooked at the end of 33 minutes (put them back in for an extra three minutes). I think they need to be dabbed dry with a paper towel. We do really like them, though! : Spicy Roasted Chickpeas--- great sub for chips!