Pinterest has a lot of great recipes…and a lot of terrible ones. Trust me, I’ve made both.
Today I want to share with you my favorite recipes thus far on Pinterest and a caution to a few that seem great but are total duds.
Best of the Best
Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Breast – Find the recipe here
Hello goodbye. This is BY FAR the best buffalo chicken recipe I’ve made and at 172 calories per serving…it’s healthy! Instead of the chicken cutlets I just used a meat tenderizer on regular chicken breasts to flatten them out. Also, it made 3 chicken breasts for us…not the 5 that it says it will. Otherwise, I followed the recipes exactly and it turned out fantastic. We did a simple salad with bleu cheese dressing as a side and that’s all we needed to feel full. It comes out a little spicy so cut the Franks if your palette prefers mild flavors.
Summer Pizza – Find the recipe here
This is a fun pizza alternative to the everyday salty flavors of sausage, pepperoni, olives and mushrooms. The pizza turned out VERY cheesy and dripped on the bottom of our oven so if you make this, be aware there’s a lot of cheese going on. This recipe is great once in a while when the fruits are in season, otherwise don’t spend the $5/lb. on blackberries if you don’t want to.
Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin – Find the recipe here
This is by far the best pulled pork I’ve had in my life…my fiance agrees. Don’t think about it, just make it. It’s made in a crock pot and you won’t regret it. I ate this fantastic meal with just some asparagus on the side while my fiance made pulled pork sandwiches out of it. Regardless of how you eat this recipe, it’s a MUST try.
Worst of the Worst
Salmon In A Bag – No recipe
The description says: “Salmon in a Bag – Tin foil, lemon, salmon, butter – Wrap it up tightly and bake for 25 minutes at 300°”
A complete waste of salmon. The fish took nearly 45 minutes to bake (even after juicing up the temp to 350) and it tasted very fishy…not something I enjoy. I have plenty of great salmon recipes and this one isn’t one them.
Homemade Egg McMuffin – Find the recipe here
Seems easy: bake eggs, layer sandwich, freeze. Reheating is where they get you since it’s not meant for the microwave as an on-the-go breakfast like real Egg McMuffins. This recipe is for people who have time to reheat a sandwich in the oven for 25 minutes in the morning. Therefore, I find this recipe to be a fail. I added canadian bacon to it to add some additional flavor and protein but the time it took to reheat just wasn’t worth the “time-saving” trouble.
Lemon Basil Pasta – Find the recipe here
Looks healthy and delicious yes? It is! But it’s so dry and bland that I had a hard time getting through it. I even threw in some juicy grilled chicken to add some life but it just didn’t cut it. Unfortunately, by cutting out all the “sauce to make it healthy, Better Homes and Gardens dropped the edible part of it too. I chugged 2 glasses of wine just to get through 1 plate. Don’t get me wrong, that’s a great ratio…but I don’t need my dinner to force me to drink.
There you have it. Top 3 awesome recipes and top 3 bad recipes to unpin from your board right now. I have plenty more recipes I haven’t tried yet and I’ll definitely circle back the next time I try a few recipes.
Enjoy your Wednesday!