So the original plan was to make my way through a cookbook. When I couldn’t find one I truly loved, I decided instead to tackle Pinterest recipes – 300 to be exact.
Pinterest quickly became an obsession. How perfect to have all my bookmarks in one place visually! But too often, items are pinned and then completely forgotten about. I began cooking my way through my Pins in January of 2016. I obviously won’t make it to 300 recipes by April 16th, as I first intended; however, this is a journey I’m going to continue without worrying how long it takes to complete.
2016: 47 Completed
2017: 36 Completed
Well I’m 83 recipes down, only 217 to go!
JANUARY 2016 (9)
This was a month of veggies, as I crossed off my first 30 Before 30 item, “Go vegetarian for 21 days”.
One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles
Cajun Chickpea Sweet Potato Burgers
Chunky Veg Soup
Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayo
Red Enchilada Sauce
Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Speedy Teriyaki Veggie Noodle Bowl
FEBRUARY 2016 (5)
The veggie meals continue! Once I got into the habit of eating vegetarian, it felt good to keep it going for a bit longer.
Fresh Vegetable Lasagna
Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
Crispy Avocado Tacos
Sweet Potato Black Bean & Kale Quesadillas
Curried Chickpeas with Spinach
MARCH 2016 (7)
This was a month of eating with friends – brunch before St. Paddy’s Day and a game night full of appetizers.
Quinoa Black Bean & Corn Tacos
Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Casserole
Make Ahead Cinnamon Baked French Toast
Thai Green Curry Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl
Warm Spicy Black Bean Dip
Simple Cilantro & Olive Oil Dipping Sauce
Wonton Mozzarella Sticks
JULY 2016 (1)
Only made one recipe this month, but it was a good one to share at the family reunion.
Greek Yogurt Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting
SEPTEMBER 2016 (7)
The man and I moved in together and I finally felt like cooking again.
Baked Chicken Breasts
Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino
Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake
Bacon & Spinach Pasta
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Light Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies
The Best Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
OCTOBER 2016 (1)
6 months pregnant and I’m often too tired to cook.
Two Ingredient Bean & Queso Dip Pan Fried Burritos
NOVEMBER 2016 (1)
The Best Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
DECEMBER 2016 (8)
Invited a friend over for brunch, tried some healthier recipes & made some desserts to share over the holiday.
Brown Sugar & Banana Oatmeal
Spicy Black Bean & Corn Quesadillas
Oven Roasted Breakfast Potatoes
Pioneer Woman’s Pot Roast
Confetti Cake Batter Cookies
Crock Pot Tex Mex Chicken Lettuce Wraps
JANUARY 2017 (10)
Baby’s arriving any day, time to get cracking on those freezer meals!
Lasagna Roll Ups
Beef, Bean, & Cheese Burritos
Beef & Broccoli
Chicken Parmesan Casserole (Freezer Meal)
Freezer to Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup
Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala
Fajita Dinner Kit
Oven Fajitas (Seasoning Blend)
Fruity Breakfast Burritos
FEBRUARY 2017 (0)
A big ‘ol goose egg for recipes this month. We lived off freezer meals (see January ’17) as exhausted first time parents.
MARCH 2017 (6)
We’re slowly getting this parenting thing down. Plus more sleep, that’s the key!
Homemade Honey Oat Bread
Dreamy Chocolate Mousse
Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos
Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes
Roasted Red Pepper, Mozzarella & Basil Stuffed Chicken
SEPTEMBER 2017 (1)
No Sugar Added Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats
On the To Make List:
Homemade Pancake Syrup
One Pan Easy Baked Fish & Chips
Chicken and Potatoes with Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce
Flourless Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mini Italian Burgers