Today, I’m sharing some winning pins that are now on permanent rotation in our house. I’ve had a streak of good luck trying recipes and DIY food things from Pinterest and I’m hoping you like them as much as we do.
These are ridiculously easy and really tasty! I’ve always been afraid of making biscuits because of the cold butter thing and the rolling. Turns out, it’s not that hard. Or at least, this version isn’t. These biscuits are a huge hit with both the adults and kids and really do cook up nicely from the freezer. I let them thaw about 30 minutes or so before putting them in to bake and they turn out nice and fluffy. The entire recipe takes 5 ingredients, and you can pronounce them all. I usually make up a batch when I need them, and have the time, and freeze the other half for when I need them, but don’t have the time.
These are a recent addition to the Tried and Awesome board. We were recently graced with a visit from the Shunn Clan (minus Puck and Tucker) and they braved my first attempt at these waffles. The verdict? We are whole wheat waffle converts! The addition of cinnamon and honey really takes this waffle recipe to the next level. The use of whole wheat flour gives the waffles a more complex flavor and makes them cook up just a bit denser. I think the next batch I make will be doubled so I can have freezer waffles on hand for easy toasting.
I hate canned condensed cream of (insert flavor here) soup. There. I said it. It is so salty and tastes like chemicals. No longer do I have to bring that crap into my house. This homemade version takes 5 minutes in the microwave and can be made into whatever flavor you need. I left mine plain and it still worked beautifully. My only piece of advice is to make this soup right before you need it. Otherwise, it sets up a bit and you have to warm it and whisk it back to the right consistency.
This is another one of those foods that you think, “Oh, I couldn’t make that. It’s a specialized thing.” I now say, “PFFFFFT!”
Seriously. Spreadable butter is ridiculously easy. My 2 sticks of rock hard butter transformed into a beautiful, spreadable whipped butter. I ended up with around 14oz of olive oil infused butter with a cost of $1.25 vs. $4 for 15oz of questionable canola infused butter. Add to that the convenience* of making it at home and I’m sold on the homemade version.
*Yes, making it at home is more convenient for me than pre-packaged because I don’t have to cart the baby to the store.
Oh. My. YUM! This dish is so easy and so delicious. Frozen ravioli (we used the spinach and cheese kind from Costco), spaghetti sauce (in our case, leftover marinara), and cheese (a block of shredded mozzarella). Layers of pasta and sauce and cheese, all baked together to form a gooey dish of awesome for your tummy. This dish makes great leftovers and reheats well. We served it with steamed mixed veggies.
A month or two ago, I scored a Breadman TR800 on Craigslist for $20. Since then, I haven’t bought a single loaf of bread. This cornbread is simple and goes great with chili. On my machine, I use the cake setting and it turns out fluffy and golden. Whenever I make this cornbread, the kids wolf it down. I like mine with butter and honey.
So there you have it. We have been trying very hard to cook from home and be frugal and these recipes have allowed me to put my grocery budget to better use. Hopefully some of these great recipes will make their way into your kitchen rotation. Happy cooking!