Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tried and True Pinned Recipes

I’ve been mixing things up lately with meals. I was getting tired of cooking and eating the same things over and over. I was stuck in a rut, and I was ready to get out. I turned to Pinterest for some recipes that I thought would be good, and I have to say that I have been impressed with my choices so far. I haven’t taken the time to take any pictures, so I thought I would just share the links with you. These will definitely be regular meals in our house from now on.

{Monterrey Chicken}


With this recipe, I added a lot more cheese than it asked for. I layered it like so:

Chicken, BBQ sauce, cheese, tomatoes, bacon, green onions, cheese

{Lemon Baked Shrimp}


I used tiny shrimp when I made it instead of the larger shrimp. I really liked that the smaller shrimp soaked up the taste, but I’m sure the larger would work fine. It’s all in preference.

Honestly, I couldn’t find a recipe for this. All you do is line your sheet with aluminum foil. Melt a stick a butter in the oven at 350 degrees. Layer the shrimp and slices of lemon on the pan. Then, sprinkle dry zesty Italian seasoning mix over the shrimp. Cook for 15 minutes.

{Crock Pot Pork Chops}

pork chops

This was so easy! I even had my in-laws over for this meal, and they loved it. The pork chops were unbelievably tender, which was great because I’m the world’s worst at over cooking pork. It was great for a Saturday. I just threw it in the crock pot and walked away. It was the mashed potatoes that took the longest, but that basically cooks itself, too.

Note: I didn’t roast my garlic for the potatoes.

{Shrimp and Grits}

Shrimp and Grits 2

O.M.G. This is one of the best meals that I have cooked…. EVER! It takes a lot of ingredients, but it is perfect for having guests over for dinner. That’s what I’m hoping to do with this meal this month. We have friends that are WAY overdue to coming over and enjoying a meal with us. I promise that this is a meal that you will not regret making.

Instead of using his seasoning mix, I used something that I found at the store. I also used Conecuh sausage instead of what was recommended by him.

{Parmesan Garlic Chicken}

parmesan chicken

This is an overall simple recipe that doesn’t take a lot of time or ingredients. It’s been approved by the husband.

I hope this gives you some ideas for dinner this week. I know that some of these will be on our plates at one time or the other this month.


  1. Those all look really good. Now if I could just find somebody to buy the ingredients and cook if for me.