Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Everything...

Yes, they tasted as good as they looked

Pumpkin Donuts. Two words that go together like nacho and cheese, or Doritos and sour cream. These were not the easiest thing to make, but they sure were worth the effort. I actually enjoyed the cinnamon sugar over the glazed but I'm pretty weird about donuts. They literally melted in my mouth and rocked my world, and I also have a few people that can attest for me on that. This is yet another Pinterest success that I can add to the list. The ingredients were fairly simple but like I said, it was quite time consuming so you will need about five to six hours total to make them. But if you decide to make them, you won't regret it!

Pumpkin Donut Recipe

Shammy Says "Pumpkin deliciousness"

Creamy Delicious Taquitos

Like QT's, only INFINITELY better

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos. Everything about this recipe makes sense. I'm surprised I've never tried to make taquitos until now, but I sure am glad that I stumbled upon this recipe. The filling is definitely the secret weapon, it is a perfect blend of ingredients to make your taste buds do a dance in your mouth. I had most of the ingredients on hand, and ended up skipping the cilantro, simply because mine went bad. I also made a giant batch of queso to use as a dipping sauce, or to serve as bathwater for my taquitos. I also served them with sour cream(I can tell you're surprised,) and some Picante sauce. Bottom line is these babies were TASTY and you should make them too.

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos Recipe

Shammy Says "These taquitos are a triple threat: easy, cheap, delicious"

Friday, October 14, 2011

An Eclair Cake Fit For Shammy

Let me be clear that this is what it is SUPPOSED to look like...
...and this is how MINE turned out ;)

I love eclairs. I now love cake. I love eclair cake. This recipe was super easy and super delicious. I am so pleased with it that I intend on making it again soon just so that I can perfect it and make it look like the picture on the recipe. It took me under 15 minutes to prep this and then I just popped it in the fridge for an hour. I will say that it was still runny after an hour. The longer it sets the better it is, but even after an hour my husband was licking his plate like an animal. If you like pudding recipes with the vanilla wafers and bananas, you will love this!

Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe

Shammy Says "More than a feeling"

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Stack of Enchiladas?

Kyler licked his bowl CLEAN
It's like pancakes, only enchiladas

I found the Cheesy Enchilada Stack recipe on--you guessed it, Pinterest! Pinterest has OFFICIALLY become my goto place for new recipes. Not every recipe I have tried has been great, but many of them have. This recipe was really good, but not as good as some recent ones that I have tried. This is one of those recipes that is pretty easy to put together with basic ingredients so it's a nice quick meal for a frantic weeknight when you really don't feel up to cooking. I have a few modifications that I would make to this recipe, so grab a notepad because here they are: I used about double the amount of cheese recommended because the instructions for the recipe call for more than is listed in the ingredients; I will also use shredded rotisserie chicken next time instead of ground beef, simply because I have a killer enchilada recipe that I use rotisserie chicken in and it puts the ground beef to shame; I omitted the green chiles because I'm not a huge fan, so I will use sauteed onions next time; Last but certainly not least, apart from smelling delicious it was actually rather bland when we took our first bite--however the necessary ingredients to add when you are ready to eat are tortilla chips, picante sauce(or your salsa of choice,) and sour cream(aka "the lifesaver" of this dish.) So there you go, I have never had to modify a recipe as much as this one, but once you make the necessary adjustments I believe the end result will be spectacular! I'm guessing that this recipe will be twice as good leftover. I will also note that my suddenly picky child ate every bite and then some, so if it got his approval then you know it's good.

Cheesy Enchilada Stack Recipe

Shammy Says "The stack needed a little Shammy-ing to make it top notch"