New Feature: I Found it On Pinterest

As we all know, Pinterest is an aspiring chef/workout junkie/fashionista/DIYer’s dream. The site offers all kinds of life hacks, recipes, and style inspiration. I love it. Though every so often, that recipe that looks amazing turns into a “Pinterest, you’re drunk” moment as you bite into something that clearly did not turn out like it looked in the pictures. For this reason, each week I’ll offer you a selection of Pinterest success stories. When you see so many recipes, it’s hard to know what to try and what to skip. Here I’ll show you the recipes I’ve made that were, as Borat would say, “great success!” so you can try them for yourself. The feature is called “I Found it on Pinterest” because every single time I make a new meal that Chris likes, he asks where I got the recipe. Now he doesn’t even ask, he just knows.

This week I bring you two recipes. We’ll start with dinner, shall we?

Last night I made Hawaiian Chicken and it was simply amazing. This is a super simple and yummy Crockpot recipe. While we’re on the subject of Crockpots, let’s take a minute to discuss the sheer amazingness of this invention. It literally allows you to throw a bunch of random ingredients into it, forget about it, and then impress friends and family members with an insane dinner six hours later. How is that real life? And how does it not burn your house down when it’s cooking all day? Anyway, the point is that Crockpots are the best.

This meal requires very few ingredients. You’ll need:

  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • A jar of Hawaiian-style BBQ sauce (I couldn’t find this at my grocery store, so I used honey BBQ)
  • A can of crushed pineapple

Throw it all in the Crockpot, let it cook for six hours, and you’re done. Easy as that.

Here’s what it looks like as it cooks:

hawaiian

Oooh, ahhh.

By the time it’s done, you can pull the chicken apart with a fork. So good.

My new favorite dessert comes in the form of Cinnamon Apples. You literally make this in a Ziploc bag. Throw some chopped apples in with sugar, cinnamon, corn starch, and water, microwave for two minutes and you have gooey baked apples. Perfection. A dessert that’s satisfying but not unhealthy.

apples

So good. These were a big hit in our apartment.

Those are my recommendations for this week. What should I try next?

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