Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Tried and True Recipes found on Pinterest

So, I've been trying lots of recipes that I find while spending hours on end on Pinterest. I pin A LOT. Most of it, I don't make. I have a fear of cooking recipes that have no rating! I know. Crazy talk. So, I decided to switch it up a bit and try recipes not because they have amazing ratings, but because they look and sound really, really good. And you know what? Lot of them are.

Here are some recipes. My modifications are written below each picture. I've listed them by how much I liked them.


1. Tomato and Basil Chicken with Pan Sauce

http://centercutcook.com/tomato-and-basil-chicken-with-pan-sauce/

This is one of my favorite recipes. I use about 2/3rds of the cream cheese and boil some angel hair pasta to serve it over. In the summer, I usually have tomatoes and basil growing in my garden and it tastes even better with ingredients from the garden. YUM!


2. Grilled Rib-eye Steak with Onion-Blue Cheese Sauce

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/09/grilled-ribeye-steak-with-onion-blue-cheese-sauce/?crlt.pid=camp.n9kWqzDKyXwn


I actually made this tonight and OMG! It was AMAZING. I'm not usually much of a red meat fan, but a girl can change for food this good. I made my steak in a cast iron skillet. Salt and pepper the steaks generously. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Find your cast iron skillet and get it screaming hot. Throw some butter in there (carefully!!) and when it starts to bubble, throw your steak on. Sear on either side (1-3 minutes each side depending on the thickness of your steak) and then move the skilled into the oven for an additional 4-8 minutes (depending on thickness and desired cook). Remove from oven and move to another surface and let those babies rest for 5 minutes before you cut into perfection. Serve with that amazing onion sauce. I also made an asparagus and mushroom saute to go along and it was perfect!

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/pork_chops_with_dijon_sauce/

This one is all about the sauce. Make more of it if you're a sauce person. You won't regret it.

http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2012/10/baked-chicken-chimichangas.html

I used EVOO cooking spray instead of butter to coat my tortillas before baking them to perfection. This is a quick go to meal for leftover rotisserie chicken. It's a keeper.

http://www.closetcooking.com/2011/04/jalapeno-popper-grilled-cheese-sandwich.html


I've made these several times simply because people keep asking me to! I also just use whatever bread I have. Sourdough is not necessary and I honestly haven't even tried it. I can't really imagine it actually being any better than what it already is.

6. Light Philly 20-Minute Skillet Salmon

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/light-philly-20-minute-skillet-salmon/detail.aspx


Okay, so this one is on a site that rates recipes, but I HAD to include it because it's a favorite. Yet another one of those recipes that is simple and amazing. I've used dried dill as well and it was just as good- or almost just as good.

Check out my personal recipes as well. Find them by clicking on "recipes" over there somewhere --->

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