Friday, August 3, 2012

Five Things on Friday: Recipes I’ve Tried

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I have a Pinterest board filled with delicious looking recipes. Today I wanted to share five recipes that I have actually made and enjoyed (there have been a few that did not live up to my expectations).

If you are interested in any of these recipes, please click on the image and pin from the original source.

1.  BLT Pinwheels

BLT Pinwheels


These are delicious! We have eaten them three times since I pinned this recipe with two modifications – no sun-dried tomatoes (but the wrap is already tomato-basil) and full pieces of bacon instead of bacon bits.  I never would have thought that cream cheese and mayonnaise would be so great together.

2. Three Ingredient Berry Cobbler

Three Ingredient Berry Cobbler


I have tested out a few of these dump cake recipes with varying success. I didn’t pick this recipe for the diet factor but because it had been repinned quite a bit.

I made this for Canada Day dessert using several bags of frozen fruit and one and a half cans of 7-Up. We don’t drink a lot of pop here but ended up with four cans from a pizza order.

If you make this, be sure to cover all of the cake mix with the pop (that’s where the extra half can came into play) and expect it to cook for at least twice as long as they say!

3. Brown Sugar & Dijon Glazed Pork Loin

Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Loin


Probably the easiest non-crock pot pork dinner we have ever cooked. Juicy, flavourful . . . mmm. I can’t wait for pork loin to go on sale so that we can have this again!

4. Toffee Poke Cake

Toffee Poke Cake


This was an early Father’s Day dessert to be shared by 5 people. There were lots of leftovers for everyone, even with seconds. Incredibly easy to make and just as delectable as it looks. I look forward to trying it with other “poke” flavours.

5. Peanut Butter Confetti Cake

Peanut Butter Confetti Cake


Loosen your belt and undo your top button. These are SO decadent. 

Mr. Mechanic’s Mom always adds these to her baking care packages and they don’t last long. I thought they would be much harder to make than they are.

Follow Jo-Anna’s advice – let the mixture cool a bit before adding your marshmallows. My advice? Use a 9 x 13 pan instead of an 8 x 8. A little square goes a long way!

So, now you’ve got some options for your weekend meals!  Have you found any great recipes via Pinterest?

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P.S. Check out two recipes of my own that I have shared – an Iced Cappuccino Protein Smoothie and Tuna Pasta Salad

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  1. Yummers! My husband's Grandma has been making the peanut butter squares since he was a little boy, but they always called it "Slice" for some reason! It is SO decadent, and you're right- much better spread out over a larger pan so the pieces aren't so thick. Thanks for posting!

  2. I love the toffee poke cake (we call it Skor cake here)! It's making my mouth water just thinking about it!


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