Every few months, I find myself in some sort of cooking rut. For a while, I was making every kind of marinated chicken you could possibly think of. Then I got really into different pasta dishes. And lately, I've been getting bored with chicken.
No matter what the rut is, I always find myself going to Pinterest for some new recipes to try. But I have two problems with Pinterest.
1. A lot of the recipes call for 2 cans of this, 1 jar of that, heavy cream, and an entire block of cheese. I'm not buying all of those ingredients just to use them all up on one dinner! That gets expensive!
2. Some things look really good on Pinterest, but taste terrible. I've only made a couple of disaster recipes, but when you've followed the recipe exactly and end up with an inedible dinner, it kind of makes you wonder if the food bloggers care more about the hits on their website than on putting out quality food.
I don't really know the answer to that. But I do know that I'm very hesitant to pin recipes now. I get most of my recipes from 3 food bloggers that have earned my trust. I've made a handful of things from each of them and they've always turned out great. I follow all three of them on my Feedly reader and pin what looks good to me.
Table for Two - I get more recipes from Julie (both dessert and entree) than anywhere else! There's so much variety in her recipes! One of my favorite recipes from her is an amazing macaroni and cheese. I had been looking for something without Velveeta and other fake ingredients that still tasted super cheesy. But I also wanted it to be easy and not use $15 worth of cheese! I also love:
Fake-Out Chipotle Burrito Bowls
Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Curry
The Pioneer Woman - I think the Pioneer Woman is a staple in any southern house, but she cooks for cattle ranchers doing physical labor all day, so I have to be careful that I don't make her recipes too often. But they are delicious! Some of my favorite Pioneer Woman recipes are:
Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
Coconut Curry Shrimp
If you're looking for more recipes you can trust, I pin all my favorites to a Tried and True Pinterest board.