Pinterest Friday - Food Edition

I  know this post is a little different for a scrapbooking and craft blog.   Some of my favorite things to pin on Pinterest are recipes.  I am always looking for new dinner ideas.   I love to cook and bake, but food is not my specialty.  A little bit about me as a cook ~ I am messy.

The recipes I am sharing today are Pinterest inspired.  One of them uses quinoa, which   I was introduced to a couple of years ago and was not sure I liked it.  Then last year, I heard about a recipe using quinoa.  It was so yummy (I will share it with you sometime).  When I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I was excited to try a new quinoa dish.

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad
Thanks to Half Baked Harvest, my husband and I enjoyed this for dinner one night.  Tieghan mentioned that you do not need to add all of the "dressing."  I love buffalo chicken and don't mind the spicy taste, but I would probably add less of the dressing next time and possibly a little less blue cheese.  If you like buffalo chicken, this is a great way to try quinoa.  

Winter Minestrone and Garlic Bruschetta
This was absolutely delish.  I made pasta to go with it, but I did not add it to my bowl.  The kids and the hubby had pasta in their serving.  The veggies were enough and filling for me.  I added a little pecorino romano cheese - my fave.  I highly recommend this hearty, healthy and delicious soup.  Thank you to Lindsey from Crave by Random House for sharing this recipe.  One other thing, I used homemade pesto that my mom made.  I had it in the freezer.  

P.S. - I included a picture of the veggies cooking ~ I loved the colors!

Happy Cooking and Pinning, 


  1. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet message! So glad I popped by, I'm going to give your recipe a go - it looks delicious!

    1. Thanks Sarah. So glad you stopped by. Let me know how it comes out and if you like it.
      Lesli :)


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