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It's been awhile since I wrote a post on my Pinterest testing of recipes. I have some successes, but recently I've hit a patch of a few ones that didn't work. First, the successes:
This Smothered Chicken Casserole is something that looked like one that my husband and I would enjoy, and I was right. It's got chicken, bacon, mushrooms and it's served over angel hair pasta. The only tweak I made was instead of using heavy cream, I substituted half-and-half to cut the calories and fat. This will definitely go into the rotation. It comes from Heather Likes Food.
My mom makes this Orange Fluff Jello Salad for Easter and it is frequently served at bridal showers. I lost the recipe during our move a few years ago, so I was thrilled to find it again on Pinterest. I made it for my husband's recent birthday celebration and he was very happy I found the recipe again. This came from Six Sisters' Stuff.
I was looking for a special cocktail for Valentine's day dinner, and this Cranberry Raspberry Flirtini was perfect. It's red, it's tasty and it goes down smooth. The only drawback is that it has Chambord, a raspberry liqueur, which if you don't already have is expensive to buy. It was so good, we had it again for the birthday dinner! It came from Drink of the Week.
I had leftover mini marshmallows from the Orange Fluff Jello Salad and strawberries were on sale, so I made Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake for dessert last night. This one was just OK, not something that we all loved, but we liked it. It was on Chefs' Tricks website.
And now, the misses:
One thing that I thought my son would like was Two Ingredient Creamy Garlic Broccoli. Basically, you mix hummus into cooked broccoli. It just didn't taste quite right; we really just like plain broccoli seasoned with a little lemon juice and garlic salt.
I was looking for a soup to make on Friday's during Lent. We had Jamie Oliver's Corn Chowder the previous week (a big favorite!) and I recently made Broccoli Cheddar Soup, so I cast about for a new one. I tried this Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup, put the ingredients in the crockpot, went to the movies, ran some errands, and when I came home, it just did not look good. It didn't taste good either and the cream cheese addition couldn't save it. I guess they can't all be winners.
Have you had any luck on Pinterest lately? Let me know in the comments section.