Saturday, November 7, 2015

Weekend Cooking: Top Ten Favorite Pinterest Recipes


Weekend Cooking, hosted at Beth Fish Reads, is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, quotations, photographs. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up anytime over the weekend. You do not have to post on the weekend. Please link to your specific post, not your blog's home page.



The Pin It and Do It challenge may be over, but this week I've decided to follow Katherine's lead and share my Top Ten Favorite Pinterest Recipes.

The list below is decidedly seafood heavy and devoid of desserts - we cook and eat a lot of fish, but I'm not much of a baker. Clicking on the name of the dish will take you directly to the blog/website's recipe, not my pin.



Top Ten Favorite Pinterest Recipes



Butternut Squash Quinoa Casserole from Wendy Polisi- I just discovered this recipe a few weeks ago and have already made it twice. I might have even had the leftovers for breakfast one day.

Apple Pecan Chicken Salad from Smells Like Home - This has become my "go to" chicken salad. It looks so elegant served on a croissant.

 Classic Crab Cakes from myrecipes.com - Like the title says, a 'classic' and delicious recipe.

 Chicken Piccata from myrecipes.com - I could eat something piccata (chicken, fish, pork) once a week. Yum.

Seared Halibut with Caper and Tomato Pan Sauce from Mountain Mama Cooks - Halibut is a favorite and I can whip this dish up in 15 minutes.

Mussels in White Wine from Ina Garten - I prepared mussels at home for the first time about a year ago - so easy! After experimenting with several recipes, this one has become our favorite.

 Easy Honey-Beer Chicken from betsylife - A quick meal using ingredients I always have on hand.

Flounder Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes from Skinnytaste - Another meal I could eat every week, and it couldn't be any easier to prepare. The arugula/tomato salad is the perfect accompaniment - I usually add a green veggie, too.

Seared Swordfish with a Lemon and Wine Rosemary Sauce from Simple Comfort Food -  Perfect with herbs from my summer garden!

 Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken from Tracey's Culinary Adventures (adapted from Skinnytaste) - My daughter's favorite. I should probably compare it with the original Skinnytaste recipe.


Do you use Pinterest? What are your favorite 'pinned' recipes?

35 comments:

  1. What a terrific idea for a post - and so helpful for the rest of us who are always looking for tried-and-true recipes. That quinoa casserole is such a winner. We loved it too.

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    1. Beth F - My daughters and I love that quinoa casserole!

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  2. I love seasonal cooking. It really is the time of the year to cook with great foods like squash and apples.


    Once again, your post has made me hungry :)

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  3. A great list! I love seeing what people cook and getting ideas for meals. We're not big seafood eaters here but I love the look of the Honey Beer Chicken and I think I have that Honey Sesame Chicken pinned but have yet to make it. I'll definitely have to make that coming up. I'm intrigued by the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad. I love making that kind of thing for my lunch.

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    1. Katherine - Everybody loves the Honey Beer Chicken and it's so easy... very similar to the Blue Moon Orange Chicken you make.

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    1. Vicki - Let me know if any are winners for you, too.

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  5. I've never done any Pinterest, will have to give that site? a go as all those recipes look great.

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    1. Claudia = Pinterest always inspires me. Of course, I pin many more recipes than I actually try...

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  6. I'm glad you reposted these because I made another honey chicken crockpot recipe and it wasn't very good...this one sounds much better! (Plus there's a personal recommendation, which is always good.:) )

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    1. AUdrey - My daughter even asked for this on her birthday... and since it originally came from Skinnytaste, you know it's good!

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    1. Natalie - They're all big hits around here:)

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  8. Lovely list. Cheers from Carole's Chatter!

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  9. Seared swordfish with lemon looks delicious!

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    1. Vintage Reading - It is especially good with fresh herbs.

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  10. I love Pinterest recipe review posts!!

    I have already pinned the butternut squash recipe from your post - it sounds delicious and I needed something for the week using squash. So, perfect!

    I am not an experienced fish cook - I get nervous trying different kinds, so I stick to salmon. The halibut sounds really good though - although I have never had halibut before, I will have to get adventurous one day and try it out. :) Great post!

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    1. Erin - I started with salmon, too, and gradually branded out. Will try almost anything these days ;-)

      My daughter made the butternut squash recipe for the first time today and she loved it, too.

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    2. I think we are going to try that butternut squash casserole tomorrow night - it sounds super yummy!

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    3. Erin - Hope you like it! My daughter made it using almond milk, rather than skim like I did, and she said that made it seem a little sweet.

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  11. Excellent post! What a great idea to list out some of your favorites. I have seen some of your dishes plated and they look great.

    This is inspiring.

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    1. Thanks, Tina. I love to share recipe success stories.

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  12. Great dishes! I love seafood. I think people only don't like it because they haven't tried it.

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    1. Debbie - Seafood is definitely my favorite, too.

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  13. Thanks - I've pinned the pumpkin and quinoa casserole - it looks yummy.

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    1. Brona - My daughter made it today and loved it, too. Have a feeling she may have added more cayenne pepper ;-)

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  14. Love Pinterest and these recipes all look yummy!

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    1. Patty - Thanks! We've had some good eating around here thanks to Pinterest.

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  15. I'm pinning the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad, and the Honey Beer Chicken is one of my go-to recipes as well.

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    1. Diane - I'm pretty sure I read about the Honey Beer Chicken in one of your Weekend Cooking posts :)

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  16. I just pinned that quinoa squash casserole recipe. Butternut squash is one of my favorite comfort foods. I frequently pin recipes from my favorite food blogs, but the recipes that pinterest throws into my feed don't usually appeal to me. I really hate the "selected for you" pins.

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    1. Patience_Crabstick - Same here! I usually pin recipes from trusted sources... mostly the food blogs I follow.

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  17. Thanks for sharing your recommendations!

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