Kiss Me, I’m the Cook

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Don’t kiss me. Though you might want to after I share these 10 recipes from Pinterest that I’ve tried an determined delicious!

  1. Copy-cat Chickfila chicken So, like a lot of copy-cat recipes, this doesn’t taste exactly like real Chickfila chicken, but it’s still pretty darn good. They do require frying, so it’s not super healthy. It also takes a long time so make sure you’ve got some good music or someone to talk to. You can either use the sauce recipe she includes or really make it like Chickfila and use some Chickfila sauce.
  2. Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers  These are really good. They are a nice appetizer and are different than your usual taco dip. They’re fairly low calorie but it’s hard to only eat one or two! If you don’t like spicy foods, scrape out all the seeds and membrane from the pepper. Leave some if you’re someone who enjoys a little more kick.
  3. Brownie in a mug I was amazed when this made a really good brownie. The only thing is that it’s a really rich and chocolaty brownie, which doesn’t sound bad at all. However, it’s REALLY rich! Make sure you have some good ice cream and a glass of cold milk to go along with this recipe.
  4. Spinach smoothie You’ve probably heard of these new green and healthy smoothies. Well, I’ve tried a couple of different smoothie recipes and this one is my favorite. You cannot taste the spinach over the peanut butter. You’ll have to get over the fact that you’re drinking a green smoothie. You can substitute plain skim or 2% milk for the almond milk. It still tastes good. And normal vanilla yogurt instead of vanilla Greek yogurt works too.
  5. Turtle cookies  These are so good and so easy. Just follow the instructions and get these new unique and delicious cookies! I made no adjustments and have no comments other than the fact that they are wonderful.
  6. Crockpot Chicken Stroganoff  While this recipe was pretty good, I’m not sure if we will make it very often. It was pretty salty but it’s very low in calories. It’s made of a lot of canned foods but that makes it super easy to throw together in the morning then leave cooking all day. To help counter the saltiness, cook some broccoli and mix it in right before you serve. It helps mask the broccoli and takes away some of the super salty taste.
  7. Oreo Balls I’ve taken these babies to several parties and gotten many compliments on them every time. They’ve even been added to the family Christmas Cookie List, which is pretty exclusive. My mother and I have experimented with these by using mint Oreos (also delicious), dipping them in white and milk chocolate, and drizzling them with different toppings. In order to get the pretty drizzle effect, take the leftover chocolate, scoop a little on a spoon, then swing the spoon over the whole batch. Another look is to crumble a few Oreos before you begin then scoop little piles onto white chocolate dipped Oreo balls: so pretty! This is by far the best Pinterest-found recipe yet.
  8. Apple Pie Fries These are a little messy. Make sure when you’re adding the apple pie filling, don’t make it too thick or it will squirt out the edges with you try to cut! These were a fun little variation on the apple pie and definitely worth trying.
  9. Bite Size Taco Appetizers These Taco Appetizers are so fun! When I made these, I didn’t follow the recipe except for inspiration. My family already had a taco meat recipe so I used that then created different flavor profiles by including various combinations of guacamole, cheese, salsa, sour cream, and black olives. A fun night for all!
  10. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa  I love salmon. It’s so good. And this recipe is just another way to make this fantastic fish even better. It’s a south-western spin on the fish, combined with a fresh avocado salsa. This is sooooo good. I can’t think of any adjustments I made to the recipe so just follow it and you’ll have a wonderful dinner in no time!

I’m getting hungry just reading this post. I hope I gave you some inspiration for new recipes to try! Let me know about your results with these recipes and any other recipes you may love in the comments.

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