Sunday, August 12, 2012

Pinner Winner

So, as we all know Pinterest is the devil's work, right? I can get lost on that thing for hours and yes - this picture below definitely holds true for me...

BUT - I do have moments where I put all those pins to good use and actually bake/make/create something and I figured I'd go the extra step and share my review of my winning pinnings:)

Disclaimer - all of the following are baked goods. And no, they were not all baked at the same time...I've just been lazy in getting to this post.

Banana Cake - when I saw that this recipe was on Bake or Break, I knew I'd like it. And like was an understatement. I hardly ever have something that cooks up just like the picture shows, but this one sure did. It was a jacked-up version of banana bread. Really fantastic and really easy. I did alter the recipe by adding a few dashes of allspice and cinnamon because - well, because I love allspice and cinnamon. This will be a regular on my Easter/brunch menu.

Salty Chocolate Chunk Blondies - Oh, look! Another Bake or Break recipe. And again, it's a winner. This was new territory for me because I don't do much baking with whole wheat flour and I also hadn't ever done a "salty" dessert. These were AMAZING. Mine weren't quite as pretty as the picture, but the flavor was there. Definitely worth making again in my book.

Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Bars - The title alone tells you these are totally horrible for one's diet. BUT OHMERGERD. These are evil they are so good. Of all the recipes I'm listing today, these were the hardest to make but that was largely because I was under a major time crunch and I was making the salty chocolate chunk blondies the same night - I should know this, but do not attempt two new recipes in the same night. I want to make them again when I have more time and patience - so I guess, I'll be making these in heaven. See you there!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars - Last and least in my book were these - I'm a big fan of all the ingredients and I almost always love anything that involves yellow cake mix (I'm fat like that...), but these were just okay. They were super easy which was nice, but they were almost too rich? I know you're laughing since I just declared my love for the Cheesecake Bars above, but I think it was the chocolate in this recipe that did them in. But again - worth trying if you're into chocolate and peanut butter!

Okay, so there you have it. I really should try to do some pins that don't involve high fat/calorie contents, look for my healthy board coming soon to a Pinterest near you:)


Brionna said...

Yum, Yum, Yummy, Super yum! My mouth started watering just reading and looking at these recipes. I think I too have pinned the Chocolate Peanut Butter one, but no attempts yet. I have found and done several dinner recipes from Pinterest and have found a couple winners as well. Now I think I need to go bake something!

Kelley said...

Hmmm. The real question is: what should I make first?! These sound AMAZING. Maybe I'll make some and freeze them for when the baby comes...