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Monday, January 9, 2012

A Little Follow Up

Today I wanted to take a little time to do a follow up to my Friday Post!  I talked  emailed my idea to a few other bloggers last Friday about cooking my way through through my food pin board.  And the idea just kept popping up in the back of my mind all weekend!  My mind would go back and forth from Julie and Julia to the millions (ok not millions) of recipes that are on my pin board.  Hey it is kind of like a virtual cook book! So this little thought of mine turned into a full fledged idea.  And as I tried not one but three new recipes this week from my pin board I thought to myself hey I can do this!

However this little task of mine is going to take a bit of time!  I mean there are 1100 pins on there (and yes I deleted some because they were duplicates or I already made them)! But will it be fun? Heck yes, whats not to love about trying new healthy recipes (and er maybe some not so healthy ones, a girl has to have cupcake every now and then)!

So here is my game plan (or cooking plan?)!
Each Friday I am going to do a Friday Five and feature 5 recipes I would like to try out that upcoming week.  If I only have time to make one new recipe that is fine, I won't fret.  Because this is meant to be a fun project, and a way for me to try new recipes!  I have already created a new pin board where the recipes will be pinned after I try them.  But here is the kicker, not every recipe will make it onto said board.  As I go about cooking my way through my pin board I am only going to keep those recipes I absolutely loved, you know the ones I can see myself making over and over again.  The others will be discarded.  The hope is to eliminate the black hole of recipes, and to end up with a brand new spankin food board with recipes that I literally drooled over!

So lets kick of this little challenge of mine with the three recipes I have tried so far!
They are... 
The Detox Salad from Oh She Glows.
 I switched in cranberries and cherries for the currents and raisins!
This might be a go to salad for my lunch box!
Trader Joe's Cilantro Dressing adds a great flavor punch to the salad 
(seriously want to attempt making my own)!

Saturday morning while still in my PJ's I whipped up this,

Eat Live Runs Almond Apple Sauce bread.  Pretty delicious if you ask me. As I was mixing the batter however I came to the realization that I had no slivered almonds!  Ooops!  I left them out, but sprinkled a praline pecan granola on top of the bread!
and last but not least I made the Clean Eating Spanakopita Casserole! However mine did not look out as pretty as this!

Oh and lets just say that  phyllo dough and I are not the best of friends!  But the dish turned out tasty (there are a few tweaks I would like to make to it!

So there you have it folks my little challenge is underway (this could be one heck of an adventure).  And while I will try and stay true to the recipe you all know I like to add my little quirks as I go!
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And PS I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who follows my blog and for your daily comments, you guys really do make my day!  


  1. phyllo dough and myself are not the best of friends either, haha! Looking forward to all of the good recipes to come!

  2. I love this idea!!! What a fantastic challenge! Best of luck! Anywhere in the 1000 range sounds go, girl! XO brynn

  3. i love your idea!! cant wait to see all your future recipes and yummy goodies

  4. That's a whole lotta good food. I read some of those blogs as well and all of those dishes look great. I go days without cooking and then I'll cook 5 things in one day. It just takes time.

  5. I'm so excited for this Hilliary!! I can't want to try all your favorite recipes! xo

  6. i think that is fantastic... i cant wait to see all the things you're going to cook over there!

  7. Such a great project...and it can be time consuming, but I love what you come up with! :)

  8. Love this idea/project! I'm trying to cook a new recipe every month. I need to cross one off my January list and mabye I'll use one from Pinterest!

  9. yum that spanikopita dish looks amazing!!!

  10. I think this is a great idea! I'll def be keeping trash of what you make as well lol! Think I'm def gonna put the detox salad on my weekly meal plan next week!!

  11. what a great idea? it's a good way to make something new and keep yourself in check. That detox salad and philo dough looks soooooooooo good. I'm so hungry now - ahem, 6 pm.

  12. 1100 food pins?! Dang girl!!! Haha but good for you for trying them! I'll definitely be interested to see which ones actually turn out to be good. The ones you've already tried sound delicious....and they're healthy so that makes them even better! Maybe one of these days I'll stop being lazy and actually make a decent meal.
    Ps-I'm following you on Pinterest :)

  13. This is a great idea...I want to try that salad it looks soooo good!

  14. I love your game plan! Like us, our blogs evolve and it's nice to be able to make a plan. Can't wait to see how it all plays out! ;)

  15. Love it! These all look like my perfect foods. I think I already follow you on Pinterest, but I'll double check now :)

  16. that is so awesome! i love trying out new recipes! i know that phyllo and i wouldn't be friends either ... and i haven't even tried using it yet.

    looking forward to seeing all the recipes you try

  17. This is such a fun idea! I tried making a deviled egg recipe from Pinterest last night, and it worked out, thank goodness!

    I can't wait to see what you make!

  18. awesome challenge indeed! best of luck. :)

  19. This is such a great idea and I can't wait to follow along!

  20. Ohhh look at all the yummy foods <3 Thanks for sharing this


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