Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pinterest Inspiration

The other night I had a couple friends over for dinner and turned to Pinterest for menu inspiration.

I used this as my inspiration for the main dish
 But I served it on top of pasta and instead of Panko bread crumbs I made my own. And I use my favorite pre-made tomato sauce to cut down on prep time. So so delicious.


I also made this as a side dish.
  I also added broccoli and use a balsamic glaze instead of a regular balsamic vinaigrette. It was heavenly.

Then for dessert, I made these.
For these, I never even clicked the recipe link on Pinterest but the picture gave me a perfect jumping point. I bought Pilsbury crescent rolls put a scoop of Nutella in each one. Rolled it up and rolled it in cinnamon and sugar and then baked according to the package. Easily, one of the best things I've ever tasted and SO simple!

I highly, highly suggest any of these three dishes. I'm hungry just thinking about them. 

Do you use pinterest for dinner ideas? It might be one of my favorites uses of the incredible website. If you don't have a pinterest account for some reason, let me know and I'll send over an invitation ASAP. It is amazing.

And thank you to all of you about the sweet words regarding my e-design ventures! I am so looking forward to working with some of you.


63 comments:

  1. All of these sound amazing! Especially that dessert, definitely will be trying {my diet routine for 2012 is off to a poor start}.

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  2. So i'm drooling.... YUM. YUM YUM YUM.

    bookmarking all of these!

    eileen
    www.acreativedayblog.com

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  3. YUMMMMMY! You look like an excellent cook. I am so bad in the kitchen but you really inspire me.

    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTreChic.com

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  4. all of this food looks so tasty! i always pin food on pinterest but then i forget to make it!! #fail. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  5. YES!!! I use it to get ideas or inspiration then put my own spin on many of those - to suit my skill set or lack or crazy skills. HA!

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  6. These look deeeelish. I definitely turn to pinterest for food ideas.

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  7. That dessert looks absolutely amazing, and sounds fairly easy! Pinterest is where I get all of my recipe ideas- and it's so nice to collect them all in the same spot.

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  8. such a delicious dinner!! and so exciting about the e-design services!

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  9. I probably pin more food than anything else on pinterest...so many great recipes! I just repinned that dessert. yum.

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  10. I'm hungry just looking at those delicious little nutella roll-ups!! YUM!

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  11. Looks delicious! Wish I could have been there to eat it!

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  12. I do not enjoy cooking but since Pinterest I have been a lot more interested. I have tried a couple of things and they have worked out great.

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  13. Mmmm all of those look delicious!! Anything combined with goat cheese is a hit in my book. What a great and simple idea for dessert...definitely keeping that one in mind.

    YAY! So excited for your e-design startup! Good for you. Happy New Year!!

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  14. That meal looks delish!!! I am repinning to my recipes board today! Thank you for sharing!! :)

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  15. This entire menu looks awesome - especially that eggplant on top. Yum!

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  16. How I wish I lived close and stood a chance at getting invited to your dinners....

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  17. Isn't Pinterest amazing?! I love that you use it as inspiration too, instead of following recipes exactly. I'm always a fan of making your own interpretation of a meal :)

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  18. MMM looks like such a delicious meal! Can I come over next time!? :)

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  19. Yum Alex! I'm drooling just looking at these! I always use pinterest for meal and drink ideas. It's the best. Not sure how I got by without it :) xoxo

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  20. I love pinning recipes and finding new ones via pins. Those nutella/cinnamon things look amazing and I am totally making them :)

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  21. Oh my this all looks so good! It's making me want to cook dinner for breakfast!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

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  22. Yum !!! Sounds so delish !

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

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  23. I am totally copying you on those little pillbury things. How yum!

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  24. Look at you go, girl!! These all look fantastic. Esp the eggplant -- I love this new take on the classic 'eggplant parm'!

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  25. Well Dang now I am starving and my mouth is watering. Your meal sounds incredible. Gotta love Pinterest it is pretty much the main place I get my recipes these days!

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  26. Everything sounds great. I too have made those eggplant stacks and they are SO good! :)

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  27. Those look delicious...definitely want to try to make that pillsbury creation!

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  28. It all looks amazing! I am also obsessed with Pinterest, it makes planning anything so much easier. I'll have to find you on Pinterest!

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  29. I have been making stuff off pinterest too, too much deliciousness to look at! These look great, good to know they were a success!

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  30. Oh my gosh - nutella inside crescent dough!?!?! I'm drooling on my laptop. Yum.

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  31. That dessert sounds SINFUL. Like, it includes everything good about the world.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  32. Pinterest is seriously the best! All of these look so delicious! I found a great recipe for beer bread on Pinterest and it was SO GOOD. And the desserts look to die for!

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  33. yum yum yum all 3 of these sound amaze especially that last one you've got to be kidding me YUM! I think pinterest inspires every inch of my life at this point :)

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  34. Yum!!! Looks delicious. Hope you had fun!
    Oh - Fancy That.

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  35. That dessert looks delish! We are thinking about have a super club all of dishes we find off pinterest.

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  36. Looks delish!!!! Sounds like a fun dinner party. xO!

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  37. Wow those nutella pastries look so good! Anything rolled in cinnamon and sugar is right up my alley. Might even go ahead and make that tomorrow!

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  38. Yumm. Pinterest is the best.

    I love your blog header--absolutely adorable!

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  39. Oh pinterest, how you challenge my waistline!!! And I *love* it! This looks absolutely fantastic...this might have to be on this weekend's menu (c:

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  40. um i wish i was there! i have those eggplant goat cheese sandwiches pinned too - i like your spin on em!

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  41. I love pinterest for recipe ideas, always delicious! That said, still waiting to sign up and would LOVE an invite! perris@aufmuth.com

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  42. mmm... i make nutella pop tarts for breakfast like that! i use puff pastry and it is SO good with coffee. i have no idea what the first thing is, but can't wait to click on to see it! xo

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  43. I made the crescent roll desserts last night, but instead of just nutella, I also added sliced banana and chopped pieces of walnuts. I served them warm with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream! They were a huge hit!

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    1. This is Noelle Tice btw that wrote about the banana and walnuts added to the dessert. I just didn't know how to select a different profile. LOL!

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  44. I love the Nutella crescent rolls idea. I wonder if one or two mini marshmallows would be a good addition to the filling? Hmmmm ....

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  45. Crescents are triangular. How did you roll them to look square??

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  46. Crescents are triangular. How did you roll them to look square??

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  47. My daughter is excite to make these for the first time tonight!! She loves Nutella!

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  48. Also curious to know about the shape of the dessert. How come they are square?

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  49. That dessert is just brilliant!

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  50. Wow these cinnamon and sugar pockets look amazing! And I love your whole blog! Please check out my blog: http://sweeetcooker.blogspot.com/
    I was also wondering if you wouldn’t mind mentioning me on your blog? If you want I could mention you on my blog as well. It would me a lot to me because I don’t have many followers or supporters.
    Thank you, Maddie

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  51. Was in a hurry & forgot to roll in cinnamon & suga but they were still delish . Going to the store to get more crescent rolls so I can make more.

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  52. you should try that with rasped (?) apple inside!

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