Pinterest is great for so many things. My two favorite things to pin are home decor inspiration and recipes. I have tons and tons of cookbooks, but I still find myself drawn to checking my Pinterest archives when I want to try something new. There are definitely hits and misses, but since I focus on positivity here, I thought I’d share my favorite Pinterest recipes that I’ve made recently.
Pan Fried Swai
This recipe created by Olga’s Cooking is so good it surprised me. I’m not a big fish person and on top of that when I do eat fish I never order it friend. However, after many Lent Friday’s of no meat I resorted to making fish at home. One week at the grocery store I saw swai fillets on sale, so I decided to give them a try. In my Pinterest search for a swai recipes I came across Olga’s. I ended up liking it more than I’ve liked any other fried fish out a restaurant. I found the crust of on the fish to be light and super tasty. My husband who is even less of a fish person than I am loved it too. Also, I used the same recipe on shrimp and the results were just as good!
Loaded Potatoes Au Gratin
This Easter I needed to come up with a side dish quickly for a family dinner. I remember my mother making potatoes au gratin once on Easter, so I figured I’d give it a try. This loaded version created by Home Made Interest caught my eye (mostly because of the bacon). It was really good and not too difficult to make. The most time consuming thing was prepping the potatoes, but I did buy a mandoline slicer to make the job a bit easier. I think if I ever do make it again I would tweak the cook time making a longer, as well as slicing the potatoes a bit thinner.
Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Grilled Cheese
Before I had a husband, before I had a house, before I was an adult (lol) I loved The Nest magazine. I couldn’t wait to grow up and have a reason to read it. It’s no longer in print, but I subscribe to emails and read the online publication, as well as frequent the website – especially when I’m on the hunt for a recipe round-up. That is how I came across this fun-take on a classic grilled cheese. We have a panini press and I’m always looking for creative sandwich ideas. The mix of savory cheddar with spicy jalapenos and salty bacon made this sandwich recipe a true winner!
Maple Bacon Breakfast Pie
This one is a must-make for all my brunch loving friends! This recipe from Darling Gourmet on Tablespoon was a family favorite during my family’s Easter brunch. Bonus, it was incredibly simple to make and it can be made a day ahead of time. Also, it’s one of those recipes that’s easy to customize to your liking. I opted out of adding potatoes and added a few extras eggs because I knew we’d already had home fries on the menu. Lastly, it has a very creative look so your eyes eat it up before your stomach does.
Crock Pot BBQ Meatballs
I had these tasty little BBQ meatballs as an appetizer at a party and they were so good that I asked the hostess for the recipe. She referred me to Dear Chrissy’s Crock Pot BBQ Meatball recipe (which she had found on Pinterest)- I looked everything over and rejoiced in the simplicity! Frozen store bought meatballs, grape jelly, and BBQ are the only ingredients and then you get to set it and forget in the Crock Pot for 3 1/2 hours. They’re great as an appetizer, but I also like to serve them over wide egg noodles with veggies for dinner!