Saturday, June 2, 2012
Weekend Cooking: Pin It and Do It Wrap-Up
May was a delicious month here by the lake. Trish's Pin It and Do It Challenge was all the encouragement I needed to join Pinterest, then three recipe successes motivated me try four more 'pins' before the month ended.
Last Sunday, I offered to bring dessert and an appetizer to a family dinner. Reactions to the Kahlua Bundt Cake from Better Recipes were mixed. The flavor of the kahlua glaze was a little too strong for some, but my daughter and I loved it.
These Mini Caprese Bites were quickly devoured. The skewers I had were a bit too long, so I cut them down to size. The picture was taken before the balsamic vinegar/extra virgin olive oil was drizzled over the tray.
We had another opportunity to use our handy grill rack a couple of night later with this Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia.
The recipe says to marinate the fish for 15 minutes, but I'd leave it even longer next time. There will definitely be a next time!
Finally, Martha Stewart's Tortilla and Black Bean Pie was a big hit. We're having more vegetarian meals now that the girls are home for the summer. This recipe is a variation on Martha's tortilla pie, another family favorite. I added some baby spinach we had in the refrigerator and cut back slightly on the cheese.
With seven total pins, I finished the challenge at the 'Pinterested' level. One more and I would have been 'Pin Obsessed'...maybe next time. Thanks for hosting this challenge Trish. It's been fun!
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