Breakfast Muffins!

For this week’s blog posting I decided to make something that would be “finals friendly”. Thats right, finals week is finally upon us, and I am totally stressed. I decided that I wanted to make something that would be yummy, easy to make, and easy to grab on the go. So I found this recipe on my Pinterest breakfast board, and knew that it would be perfect! The recipe came from a blog called “Yummy Mummy Club”, and it was relatively easy to make. You’ll see the steps, ingredients, and my reactions on the slideshow below.

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The 5 Pinterest Food Blogs You Should Be Following!

Hello Everyone! Today I made a list of some of my favorite Pinterest food blogs that I get majority of my recipes from. I decided to do this through a cool new social media sharing site called ‘Storify’.

You can check out the story here! https://storify.com/morganmoritz/the-5-pinterest-food-blogs-you-should-be-following

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Butterscotch Bird’s Nests

In honor of spring break quickly approaching, and my longing for warm breezy spring days, I decided to make a spring themed treat! A year or so ago I found this recipe from “The Curvy Carrot”, and thought it was too cute to pass up. I pinned this to my Tasty Treats board so I could save it for a rainy day (like today)!

The recipe looked pretty simple, and involved no baking whatsoever. All you need for ingredients are: 

1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, for greasing the muffin pan (I used pam)

6 ounces (1/2 bag) of semi-sweet chocolate chips

6 ounces (1/2 bag) of butterscotch chips

1 cup creamy peanut butter 

6 ounces (1/2 of a large bag) of chow mein noodles

36 mini Cadbury eggs or jelly beans

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I started the process by spraying the muffin tin with pam spray to make sure the mixture wouldn’t stick once I attempted to remove them. Then in a large bowl I put the semi sweet chocolate chips and the butterscotch chips, and then I microwaved them in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. It only took two 30 second intervals for the chips to be completely melted.

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I next added peanut butter to the mix. I decided to add chunky, but you could do creamy if you prefer. I stirred the peanut butter in with the chips until it too was completely melted. 

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Next came the chow mein noodles. I used a rubbed spatula and mixed them in till they were completely coated. Note: It is okay if some of them break as the mixture is thick.

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Finally I scooped the mixture using a spoon into the muffin tins. This should make about 12 servings, depending on the size of your tin.

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I put them in the fridge for about 30 minutes to let them harden, and I popped them out with a spoon easily. I then topped them with Whoppers Robin Eggs and served.

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I brought these to a meeting I had tonight, and they were gone in a matter of minutes. They are so delicious, and have that nice mix of sweet and crunchy! I plan on making these again for Easter.

Baked Potatoes!

I have always loved potatoes. I will eat them baked, fried, mashed, roasted…you name it I’ll eat it. When I found this recipe for the perfect baked potato on Pinterest I was intrigued, and immediately pinned it to my side dishes board. This recipe was so easy, I couldn’t believe it.

Ingredients:

Russet Potato (I used 2), Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Sea Salt.

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I first started out by preheating my oven to 400 degrees. The I began scrubbing the potatoes in the sink to make sure they were perfectly clean. Then with a fork I poked holes several times all around the potatoes.

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Once I finished poking holes in the potatoes, I drizzled olive oil all over the potatoes. According to the blog this recipe came from, it’ll make the potato skin even better. After drizzling the olive oil, I rubbed it all over the potatoes to make sure they were completely covered. Then after this I lightly sprinkled sea salt over each side.

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Now it comes time to bake them. You set your potatoes right on the rack, and I put a pan underneath to catch any excess olive oil. You bake them for an hour, and after 30 minutes you flip them over.

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These. Were. Amazing. We could not stop raving about how perfectly fluffy and crisp these potatoes were. I am no longer going to cook baked potatoes in the microwave, because these taste way better. I made mine up with butter, sour cream, and shredded cheese, it was perfect. I would not change a thing, and I will be making these again.

Crockpot Italian Cream Cheese Chicken

For my first “official” post I figured I’d make something from my crockpot board on Pinterest. I received a Crockpot for Christmas, and had been eyeing this recipe for a while, so I finally wanted to make it. I pinned the Italian Cream Cheese Chicken from the Recipe Critic, and with only 4 ingredients it looked really simple to make.

The recipe called for: 4 chicken breasts, 1 packet Italian dressing seasoning, 1 8 oz. cream cheese (softened), and 1 can cream of chicken soup.

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I started the process at 1:45pm by first turning my Crockpot on low and putting in the cream of chicken soup, followed by the cream cheese, then the italian dressing seasonings, and finally the 2 frozen chicken breasts. I ended up using 2 chicken breasts instead of 4, because I have a smaller Crockpot, also because I was making this dish for 2 people.

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I cooked everything on low for 5 1/2 hours, and made sure to stir every hour or so. By almost 7pm I took the chicken breasts out, and shredded the chicken with two forks. The chicken was so tender it completely fell off of the fork when I took it out of the Crockpot. I did a taste test and it tasted WAY too thick, so I added enough water to thin the recipe out.

Finally I cooked spaghetti noodles, chopped up some cherry tomatoes, mixed the italian cream cheese chicken with the noodles and tomatoes, and finally I added some parmesan cheese on top.

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My review: Overall, I found the recipe to be pretty tasty. I was disappointed with how strong the cream cheese flavor was at first, but when I added the parmesan and tomatoes it definitely helped. If I made the recipe again in the future I would definitely use less cream cheese, other than that the recipe was quite tasty!

Bonjour!

My name is Morgan, and I am a 20-year-old Pinterest addict.

Wow, I’m glad I got that out in the open. If they had Pinterest Anonymous, I would be a definite regular. I’ve only been on Pinterest for 2 years now, and I’ve pinned close to 6000 pins on over 49 boards!!!

Before you say anything let me clarify, all of my boards are organized…organized by mostly food. Yes, I said it. My Pinterest is majority about food. Sadly enough, I have only made 2 or 3 things out of all of the different recipes i’ve saved. Thats where this blog comes in!

I will be making some of the recipes that i’ve found on Pinterest, sharing how its done, and then finally giving you, the reader, a review on the process and how the food actually tasted. Sound good?

Over the course of this #FDOM (Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media) blog project, I would love to be able to increase my culinary knowledge, as well as show some fellow foodies some fun yummy recipes, and show the ones to avoid!

Cheers and Bon Appétit!

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