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I haven't had much luck with my Pinterest recipes lately. (I don't care how many times you tell me that you can make a KFC clone by baking chicken instead of frying it, I'm here to tell you that is NOT true. I know this through trial-and-error and I've given up trying.)
My son works very late every day, so I like to make a nice meal on the weekend. I had pinned a recipe for Skillet Steaks With Gorgonzola Herbed Butter, and when my nephew told me that his mother had made it and everyone loved it, I'd thought I'd try it.
We live in NYC and can't grill outside, so pan frying is how I make our steaks. I usually do filets this way and hadn't yet tried a ribeye. I was a little leery about it, but it turned out beautifully. I pulled them off at the just the right time, something I can have trouble with, even with a meat thermometer. The recipe came from Add a Pinch.com
I started the dinner with another Pinterest recipe I found for Morton's Iceberg Wedge Salad. My husband loves the wedge salad, even though I prefer romaine to iceberg lettuce. It was so easy to make and the dressing was very tasty. One of the ingredients is Durkee's Famous Sauce, which I had my doubts about finding in a grocery store here, but there it was just sitting on the Food Emporium shelf near the mayonnaise. It's not a healthy salad for sure, but it's the salad you will find on every steakhouse menu. This came from Delish.com, where I've found a few recipes lately.
I usually make baked potatoes to go with steak, and I found this recipe for Quicker Baked Potatoes that you slice in half, roll in olive oil and salt and bake on parchment paper on a baking sheet. I added black pepper too. This worked so well, and took so much less baking time. We had leftovers, and the next day I sliced them, threw them in the oven to crisp up, and made steak fries to go with Katie Lee's Logan County Hamburgers. They were fantastic the next day as well. This came from She Wears Many Hats.
So that was my trifecta of successful Pinterest recipes. This meal was a huge success, and I know with three men in the family, I will be making this one again.
Have you made a meal with all new recipes lately? Share your success in the comments section below.