How Pinterest Changed My Life… kind of… not really though

Ok… so the title of this post is a bit dramatic. Pinterest didn’t really change my life. BUT! It did change a certain aspect of my life, haha. I used to HATE to cook. My husband is a phenomenal cook. He hardly ever needs to follow a recipe and everything he makes (usually) turns out pretty fantastic. So whenever I try to cook, which for a long time not too often, he would always stand over my shoulder and watch what I was doing. Apparently I didn’t chop onions correctly, or peel ginger the right way, or salt the boiling water enough. So, I mean, can you see why I wouldn’t jump at the chance to cook for him all the time… if he was home? hah! Well, since we’ve moved ‘home’ and had Charlotte, I’ve been trying my hardest to help out around the house and take care of whatever I can to make Matt’s life a little easier, and that includes cooking. So since I have joined Pinterest I pinned like 100 recipes without ever actually intending to cook them. However, recently, we’ve started this tradition of cooking every meal on Sundays. Big breakfast, small snack-like lunch, big dinner. The tradition has become so popular that everyone wants in on it, which we love. In doing this every week it kind of got me into wanting to try new things so I actually turned to my Pinterest page for ideas. I have to tell you guys… every single thing I’ve made so far has been amazing! So I wanted to share my favorites with you.

Barefoot Contessa’s Shrimp Scampi over linguini… I JUST made this last night and it was SO good! I added a little extra red pepper flakes and a hint of chili powder which was fab.

Balsamic chicken with Asparagus, roasted tomatoes and fresh mozzarella – Matt is a HUGE fan of anything with Balsamic so I knew this would be a great recipe to make for him. This was one of the easiest meals I’ve made in a while. Marinade the chicken for a little while, grill it up and while that’s grilling cook the asparagus and tomatoes. Top it all off with some fresh mozz and a balsamic glaze and you’re good to go. YUM YUM YUM!

Chicken Enchilada Pasta I think this was my favorite recipe so far. I love mexican food.. and I LOVE pasta, so this was the perfect combination. I definitely recommend this one!

Cherry Beer Margaritas These are the most amazing margaritas ever! Every Sunday when we do our meal-a-palooza we always try to include a signature cocktail come game time. Every week we revert back to this one because it’s SO cook. Our friend Billy described the drink best, “These things are dangerous. I don’t taste any alcohol so I drink these things like gatoraid. But I know it’s in there… I feel it.” HA. Mix a beer and a lot of tequila with cherry 7up and some frozen lime aid and viola! Instant yumminess!

So there ya have it kids, some of my Pinterest favs, so far! I’ve made a few more recipes that always turned out pretty amazing, so visit my whole Pinterest page for all of them. And just a quick disclaimer, all of these recipes found on Pinterest pretty much come from other blogs, so all of the links I included will lead you to the recipes on their pages but I promise you won’t be disappointed! Give some a try. Let me know what you think! Until later, kisses.

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