I must confess. I am absolutely crazy about Pinterest! I’ve been “pinning” for a few months now and I love it, love it, love it! I held on sharing this new web crush of mine until I had some full boards for you to see. Well, now I have plenty of boards filled with lots of wonderful “pins”. You can see them all here. Please feel free to follow my boards
One of the things I love most about Pinterest is the ability to save links to one location. Facebook is great way to share links with friends, but if I want to go back and find that link, I have to remember when (year/month) I posted it. Not gonna happen. Now if I see a recipe that I love online, usually on The Pioneer Woman or Baked Bree, I can just click my handy “pin it” button and save it to my “Recipes To Try” board. I can also see what wonderful recipes my friends are pinning and “repin” them too. And I love the Pinterest app for my iPhone!
I wanted to share to wonderful recipes that I tried for the first time this week. Both of which are on my recipes board. The first is Creamy Baked Penne with Spinach, Roasted Red Peppers and Bacon. I think a friend pinned it first and I “repinned” it, but it’s originally from Recipe Girl. I saw spinach, bacon and parmesan on the list of ingredients and knew I had to make it! The only problem you may find with this is find the roasted red pepper and tomato soup. She entered this recipe in a contest held by the makers of the soup. Thankfully, I was able to find it at Publix with the organic soups. The recipe was pretty basic and very tasty! Dan and I loved it and so did Wesley. I may have to make this again soon, especially because I still have leftover ingredients. Sorry I don’t have a photo to share. Oops.
The other recipe is Turkey Tetrazzini. I found this one on The Pioneer Woman’s blog a couple of months ago. It’s one of her favorite ways to use leftover turkey. I actually saved our Thanksgiving turkey leftovers so I could make this. Boy am I glad I did! It took a while to make, especially melting the cream cheese into the sauce, but it was well worth the wait. The sauce is so creamy and flavorful. We all loved this one, even Alistair! He calls it turkey spaghetti
Both of these recipes call for bacon, which is fine by me. I cooked mine in my convection oven. I like that I don’t have to turn them over and they don’t curl up. Don’t forget to save your bacon grease in a plastic container and put it in the fridge for later. It won’t go bad for a very long time.
I love trying new recipes. There are so many more on my recipe board. I plan on making Rachael Ray’s Chicken Piccata Pasta Toss very soon, another dish I’ve never attempted before. I also have a few simple sides and salads to try like…