Pinterest Teste

It’s the final Pinterest Tested week for September! I had planned on testing at least two more recipes, but we had a passing in the family and my youngest daughter broke her arm…AGAIN! Anyway, hopefully things will get back to normal after this week. On to the recipes that I did get to test this week…

Pinterest Tested September Week 4:

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image source Plain Chicken Blog

Creamy Bacon Pasta {No Boil} @Plain Chicken

This past week I scored some bacon for half off and decided to try this recipe for a no boil Creamy Bacon Pasta. Once the bacon is cooked, this recipe is basically a dump everything into a pot type recipe – a win in my book. This recipes uses evaporated milk and chicken broth to flavor the sauce and to cook the pasta, which  turned out to be a great combo.  The whole family liked this recipe and said it’s a keeper. The only change I made in this recipe was to use my own homemade chicken broth.


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Image Source Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt

Spinach Baked Ziti @Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt

I pinned this recipe to my pasta & pizza Pinterest board shortly after it was posted in March of this year, but never tried it out…until this week! Overall, the recipe was good, but the spinach and mozzarella cheese, olive oil, and spinach mixture that is placed on the bottom of the pan did overcook a little.

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Picture of my baked spinach ziti

If I make this again, I would reserve some of the pasta sauce and place it on the bottom of the pan to prevent the mozzarella/spinach mixture from burning. I would also cut back a little more on the olive oil in the mozzarella/spinach mixture because the taste was a little strong. Otherwise, this recipe was a decent recipe and the leftovers were happily eaten by the kids the next day.


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Image source Inspired Taste

Essential Waffle Recipe @Inspired Taste

My kids have been on a waffle kick lately and have been asking begging for waffles. So I brought out our waffle maker and decided to try this basic waffle recipe on Inspired Taste, which is similar to these Melt in Your Mouth Waffles @Heather Likes Food. These recipes use cornstarch to “lighten” up the flour to keep the waffles moist and light.

Overall, the recipe is a good one, but I did swap out the 1/3 cup oil for apple sauce and it was totally fine. It also froze and reheated well.


 

That’s all folks! I think next month I’ll be focusing on holiday desserts 🙂

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