I love me some Pinterest. I cannot begin to describe to you how annoying it was to discover that site about 7 months after our wedding (*grumble grumble*). Anyway, although Jason and I tend to get stuck in food ruts rather frequently, every few months I will go on a recipe-pinning rampage. We’ve tried a lot of Pinterest recipes, and although many of them have been good, these are the ones that have been so yummy that they’ve earned a permanent spot in the dinner rotation.
I recently rediscovered this recipe on my Pinterest food board, and I’m hoping to make it again soon. The sweet honey nicely balances the unique, tangy flavor of the balsamic. This one does require marinating, but it’s totally worth the little bit of extra forethought required! I did modify this recipe a little in that, after browning the chicken and cooking the honey balsamic sauce, I threw everything into a baking dish and finished cooking it in the oven instead of on the stove. Just my preference, since I tend to burn chicken breasts when I try to pan-cook them.
5. Easy Homemade Corn Dogs, from Chef in Training
We don’t eat hot dogs super frequently around here, so this is my go-to recipe when I have them left over from camping or a barbecue. The instructions are really simple to follow, and they turn out way tastier than anything I’ve had from the frozen food aisle! My only tip for this recipe is to pour the cornmeal batter into a tall drinking glass. When you’re ready, just skewer the hot dogs and dip them directly into the glass of batter. This makes them really easy to coat before they go in the oil!
4. White Pizza Dip, from How Sweet It Is
This yummy dip is supposed to be for parties, buuuut I’ve always just made it for Jason and I. It’s smooth and cheesy and tastes amazing on a little slice of baguette. For this reason, try to resist the urge to make this recipe every single day so that you don’t die of a heart attack. You’ve been warned.
3. Chocolate Saltine Toffee, from Averie Cooks
Chocolate, Saltine crackers, and caramel-y toffee. If you know much about me at all, you’ll realize why I am in love with this recipe: three of my favorite things, all in one dessert! These treats are the perfect combo of salty and sweet. They’re pretty easy to make and great for the holidays (if you can avoid eating the whole pan by yourself). The toffee part of the recipe will get really sticky if you don’t boil it long enough, so make sure you cook it fully! If you don’t, it will stick to the foil a bunch and you will be filled with sadness. You also might find yourself sucking on pieces of foil trying to get as much of the toffee goodness you can…not that I know anything about that.
2. Chicken Tikka Masala, from Chef in Training
We only recently tried this recipe for the first time, and I already want to make it again! I’m usually not a fan of really hot food, but this Indian dish is spicy and bold without being overpowering. It was pretty simple to make and goes great paired with rice and little bit of naan! After reading the comments on this recipe, I decided to cut the amount of salt in the dish by half. It turned out great!
I have no idea how many times we’ve made this recipe since we tried it, but it’s become a staple around our place. The chicken is deliciously simple and crunchy, but the rich lemon glaze totally steals the show. I have seriously considered canning this sauce just to have it on hand. Yum! It’s perfectly simple and delicious.
Do you have a favorite Pinterest recipe find? What’s your go-to food blog for finding new recipes to try?