Monday, February 17, 2014

Day 17: Five Favorites, Pinterest Recipes

Today I'm going to share with you
my top five favorite tried-and-true Pinterest recipes to date!

Top Five Pinterest Recipes 

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup
{This is AMAZING!!! I have made this several times, it is wonderful! I add water chestnuts to mine. 5 Stars!!!} -DP   Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
 Brought to you by Chef Mommy,
this recipe is a family favorite and has been for over a year.
During the colder months it stays on high meal rotation.
Not only is this soup oober yummy, it is really easy!

I've made a few changes to the recipe such as adding:
water chestnuts
thyme, marjoram and oregano (about 1tsp each)
By skipping the cream and thickening part at the end,
I've also created a version that is dairy and gluten free for the other half of the family.

Easy Home Made French Bread
Easy Homemade French Bread   {These turned out wonderfully! So easy to make, they rose beautifully. I used rapid rise yeast. I give this recipe 5 stars} - DP
I've lost count of how many times I've made this wonderful recipe!
This recipe from Deals to Meals is just what the name says...easy!
With just a little bit of planning, 
I can whip this up and have it ready to go with any Italian or soup meal.

 If you are intimidated by yeast breads, 
this is the best recipe I can think of to get you started!

In fact, I have used the same method they use
for rising the bread with other yeast breads/rolls and it works wonderfully! 
It has changed how I make yeast breads!

Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Baked Potatoe soup! This. Was. Wonderful! I made this for some company and they thought it was awesome. Served with fresh chives and cheese on top,  mmmm! 
I haven't made this recipe as many times as the wild rice soup,
probably a total of three or four, but each time it is wonderful!
This has great flavor and rises above ordinary potato soups,
especially served with freshly snipped chives!

The best part?
This dish of yum is apparently served at the Disney Parks Coronation Cafe!
You can find the recipe at the Disney Parks Blog.

 Simple Seasoned Asparagus and Peppers
{AH-MAZING!!! This stuff is fabulous! I used Red Wine Vinegar instead, made my own Adobo seasoning, and doubled the asparagus (keeping everything else the same) Loved it 5 stars!!!!} Very Simple Asparagus & Peppers. 
This is a relatively new recipe, I found it over the holiday season
while looking for a different sort of side dish that was gluten free.

I am SO glad I found this recipe!
This is FABULOUS! 
I have made it about three times now, and each time is great!
Not only is this a healthy dish, but it tastes wonderful and is really simple to make.
You can find the original recipe here at Scratch Mommy Blog,
although I have made a few changes to my version.
I double the asparagus, while leaving everything else the same,
and I use Red Wine Vinegar instead of plum vinegar, and it tastes great!
Also, I mixed up my own Adobo seasoning using this recipe.
This will make a lot of Adobo seasoning, and you won't use it all for this recipe,
so keep it in an empty spice jar for next time!

Sweet & Buttery Yeast Rolls
Sweet and Buttery Yeast Rolls {These are the BEST home made roll I've tried yet!! Loved these so much!! Better than the previous recipe I tried- these will be the ones we stick with 5 stars!!! DP}

I love breads.
I know, I know...carbs and all that,
but I seriously can't live without them!

This is about my third yeast roll recipe,
and I can tell you now, the search is over!!!
These are so, so wonderful!
Someday, this will be Grandma Desarae's roll recipe, passed down through generations.
They are that good.

You can find the recipe at Eclectic Recipes blog.
These might take a little more time than some other yeast rolls I've made,
but they aren't difficult, and they are totally worth it!

And there you have it!
Those are my top five Pinterest recipes!
It was hard to narrow them down, because I have found other great eats,
but these are probably the most repeated and memorable dishes!

For more tried and true recipes and projects from Pinterest,
you can visit my 'Pinterest For Real' board, with thoughts,
tips and changes usually written in the pin description.

I hope you enjoy!


  1. Sharing this is such an excellent idea. In the vast sea of pinterest recipes and the dozens to like and post, where does one begin?! Now I have a good idea;). Soup is just the thing for our cold Maine February and what better to go with good soup than good bread? Yummy. Thanks Des!

    1. I'm glad you liked it! It has be thinking I might do a post like this (tried and true Pinterest recipes/projects) every month or so. I agree!! Soup is one of my favorite things. Enjoy!

  2. Stopping by for the link up! You know what got my attention? The bread and roll recipes!!! I've got a thing for any kind of bread. :)

    The soups look good, but I've been on the hunt for a good yeast roll recipe myself!

    1. Thanks for coming by, Victoria! Like I said in the post, these are my two favorite bread recipes-- the French bread is so easy, and those yeast rolls are HEAVENLY! Do try them! :)


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