Pinterest Recipes for Amateur Cooks

Let’s begin by saying I’m the girl that forgot to tear a slit in the 90 second rice bag after reading the directions which lead to a rice explosion in the microwave.

One of my newest hobbies is cooking, even though I’m not the best at it. I used to hate it but the more I do it, the more I like it. After I get over having to go to the grocery store, that is.

I would consider myself an amateur cook (hello, did you read the story above?). But I find that each new recipe I try or each time in front of the stove is a new challenge; one that I want to accept.

Anytime I’m looking to find something new to cook, I search Pinterest or I find good looking meals on snapchat from my friend Caitlin’s story and bug her for the recipe. So today I’m sharing some of my favorite easy dishes.

1. Avocado Fries. This recipe was shared from Caitlin and has been a hit. With only seven ingredients, three bowls, and one cookie sheet, it sounds harder than it was. The second time I made these was a lot better than the first. I suggest slicing the avocados into thicker slices. It made them more durable going from bowl to bowl of flour, egg, and bread crumbs. Also, while transferring the avocado slice, use a fork. This will save you from washing your fingers after every slice.

2. Pesto, Avocado, Spinach Sandwiches. This sandwich doesn’t really have a name. I found a recipe and tweaked it to the sandwich that I eat pretty regularly. I love adding more flavor (especially when it’s easy). With these sandwiches, I added some ham and/or Turkey and tomato. As far as the pesto, I use the Barilla Pesto. I don’t have a favorite, I just go with the cheapest and let me tell you – it’s good.

3. Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken. Yum. Another ingredient that I added was banana peppers, but I can put those on just about anything. If you aren’t looking for a healthy meal, then putting this chicken mix is fan-freaking-tastic in a tortilla with cheese. Your welcome. Credits for that go to Aaron actually. Crock-Pot-Salsa-Verde-Chicken

4. Grilled Cilantro-Lime Chicken. What a delicious, light meal. And it tastes just as great as it looks. The recipe gives you a “salsa” recipe; don’t be intimidated. All it is, is chopping vegetables. And if I can do it, you can do it! grilled chicken

5. Stuffed Bell Peppers. These are amazing. Like the recipe mentions, it takes a little more time and effort but the finished product is amazing. Also, if you cook more than you need, you have plenty of extras for lunch or dinner the next day. It’s been a while since I’ve cooked these, but I crave them all the time. I might add them to the dinner calendar for this week actually! chicken-fajita-stuffed-peppers-step3-srgb.

What are your favorite Pinterest or family recipes? Please share in the comments below!

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