Tuesday, June 25, 2013

More Pinterest recipes that we have tried

Here are the latest new recipes that we have tried.  Most were a hit!

White Texas Sheet Cake - http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/desserts/white-texas-sheet-cake-with-chocolate-fudge-frosting/
This cake tasted good, but the texture wasn't good.  It was pretty dense - not sure what I did wrong.  The icing was delicious.  Will probably just stick to regular Texas Sheet Cake next time.

Coconut Toffee Chocolate Chip Bars - http://www.momontimeout.com/2013/04/coconut-toffee-chocolate-chip-cookie-bars/
Oh my!  These bars are DELICIOUS!!  Brett said they were a glorified Seven Layer Bar.  We will definitely make these again.  They would be perfect for a picnic or BBQ.

Easy Homemade French Bread - http://www.dealstomeals.blogspot.jp/2009/03/blog-post_09.html
WOW!  This is by far the best French bread recipe that I have ever made.  For lunch the next day the kids just wanted more bread dipped in olive oil, vinegar and seasoning.  We had enough for three meals and it stayed fresh for a couple of days.  We will be making this bread again but I am going to try it with wheat flour - at least half wheat next time.  Here are two of my loaves.  Doesn't look like the internet picture, but still fabulous!

Muffin Tin Mashed Potatoes - http://pinterest.com/pin/169166529725984745/
There is really no recipe for this.  I made garlic mashed potatoes: cooked red potatoes, garlic, butter, canned milk, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon bits.  Drop spoonful of potato in greased muffin tin and run fork over top for a design.  Spray with olive oil and bake until crisp.  YUMMY!!

Parmesan Roasted Asparagus - http://www.budgetsavvydiva.com/2012/04/parmesan-roasted-asparagus-recipe/
I made extra so Mark could have leftovers in his lunch the next day, but it got all gobbled up at dinner.  Everyone liked this.  Thumbs up.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes - http://www.caramelpotatoes.com/2011/10/13/crispy-smashed-potatoes/
These were okay.  We didn't cook them enough and I think they would have been better if they were crispier.  And we will put garlic salt or Italian seasoning or some other seasoning on them too.  They were kind of bland.


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