A couple of years ago, long before the idea of blogging ever entered my head, my sister-in-law asked me if I had ever heard of Pinterest? Nope, I had no idea what she was talking about and frankly, not being much of an "online" kind of gal, I wasn't really interested.
She explained how it was this wonderful place to find recipes, crafts, decorating and fashion inspiration. Instead of ripping what you like out of a magazine and shoving the page into a folder, never to been seen again, you pinned it on to a virtual board and it was yours forever...and without the paper mess.
That part I liked a lot.
It sounded intriguing, but until I started writing about crafts and home decor, I have to admit, I never even looked at the site. Of course, now I am mildly addicted to the photos of homes I will never own, gowns I will never wear and food that I will never, ever make. It's fun to look, no harm there, and I know that there are a ton of people who refer to their boards often, I am just not one of them.
To be honest, once I pin something, I rarely look at it again. It's all eye candy to me ~ well, mostly. I have used one or two pins as inspiration for crafts that I made, but other than that, I have only found found two things that command revisiting.
They are recipes and I am shocked we like them, because I have tried a few from the Pinterest menu and trust me, we liked the photo better. Granted, food preferences are very personal and admittedly, I am not an adventurous eater or a fabulous cook. Something could've been lost in translation. Maybe. Either way, we like these two and so I thought I would share them, because they are basic, super easy recipes and they are not full of expensive ingredients. Exquisitely Unremarkable.
The first recipe is for a basic stove top macaroni and cheese.
|Pinterest~ Click here for full recipe|
I really don't like to serve things from a box. If I can't read the ingredients or if something on the list sounds like it was concocted rather than harvested, we don't eat it.
So I went searching for an easy recipe to substitute for the box stuff. This sucker is Kim proof, I mean foolproof. You (I) cannot mess it up, the prep is quick and it is a delicious side dish or main course. My kids demand it once a week now and I am happy to oblige.
The second recipe is for pancakes.
|Pinterest ~ Click here for full recipe|
Again, so easy and so tasty. I made these for dinner this weekend. It was raining and cold outside and they hit the spot.
At first, I wasn't going to share these recipes. They are just so very basic, I figured who needs them, what value could they add?
Then I realized that I have several other pancake and mac and cheese recipes in my books, I've made them for years, but we all like these best...so I'm sharing.
To get the details on these recipes and see even more delicious looking recipes (that I haven't tried yet), you can check out my Recipes To Try board on Pinterest....and let me know if you have any tried and true easy recipes that you'd like to share.
We're going to need something new pretty soon ~ I mean you can only eat so much mac and cheese.
I don't think I'll ever get tired of pancakes.
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