Pintastic Meals: Hit or Fail?

I have an addiction … it's true! I'm totally addicted to recipes — AND Pinterest! That's also where I usually find my best recipes too.  I make quite a few of the dishes I find on Pinterest, and so far.. they've all been yummy! So, I thought I would share some of my Pintastic Meals with you on occasion, and let you know if they were a Hit or Fail. These were all definitely HITS!

One of my very favorite food blogs, Iowa Girl Eats, features unique, easy-to-prepare meals – many of them very healthy and delicious. And her photos are TO-DIE-FOR! I seriously want her camera skills … and her camera would be great too! :)

I found this awesome recipe for a Key West Grilled Chicken Sandwich on her blog, and had to pin it for future use. I'm glad I did — made it for the family last night and it was a HIT! The youngest 3 weren't too enthused with the mango salsa, but they ate shoveled the rest. Hubby and I, and our oldest daughter LOVED the combo of lime-infused mango, avocado, red onion, and jalapeno. DELISH!

pintastic meals: hit or fail? key west grilled chicken sandwich

Remember that GINORMOUS sweet potato my neighbor gave me last week? Well, I decided to make a recipe I found on Pinterest for Baked Sweet Potato Fries (my version shown above). The writer, Amy from She Wears Many Hats, was a guest blogger on the Tasty Kitchen Blog. These are SO easy to make.. and very tasty! I had some trouble chopping up the monstrous sweet potato, but other than that .. they're a quick, healthy alternative to regular french fries. No frying — just delectable, sweet goodness! I fed 6 people with only HALF of that sweet potato. 😉

With such a filling meal, I thought we should have a light, refreshing dessert to follow. Pinned these babies from The Sweets Life blog, Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries! Can you say total YUM?! All the taste of rich, luscious cheesecake without all the fat and calories! In fact, I substituted the confectioner's sugar with Splenda and it was awesome! The kids are already asking when I'm making them again! :)




  1. Oh I love sweet potatoes.. YUM. And those strawberries would not last long here as my hubby loves cheesecake.
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  2. Looks good! I’ve tried probably 6-8 recipes from pinterest and only 2 were flukes. One, I was pretty sure might work if I hadn’t mismeasured part of the recipe, haha.
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    • Yeah, that’s usually the case. lol It’s easy to mismeasure, and even for the poster to put the wrong measurements in their recipe. I’ve been pretty fortunate so far with the recipes I’ve chosen on Pinterest.

  3. I do a “skinny” version of the cheesecake stuffed strawberries. Love it!
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  4. looks yummy!

  5. I am drooling over here that Key West Grilled Chicken Sandwich sounds amazing and looks amazing! I’ve tried the cheesecake strawberries before and loved them

  6. Great finds!!! These look yummy!!
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  7. I’m very new to Pinterest. Just signed up yesterday. I’m excited to check out recipes on there and give them a try.

  8. I, too, have had a hit or miss experience with Pinterest recipes. Last night I made some very easy and yummy granola bars!!!
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  9. I found some Banana Pudding Cupcakes on Pinterest and they were delicious! So far what I’ve found have been hits!

  10. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I have found many recipes also on Pinterest and also from you bloggers. There is a strawberry salad recipe on a blog that is totally out of this world.

  11. The sweet potato fries look and sound amazing! I know I would not eat the mango salsa but the rest of that sandwich sounds perfectly delish! Oh, as good as those strawberries look, I’d have to eat them with out the ‘stuffing’. I really AM TRYING to lose some weight here!! LOL!

  12. I am going to have to try that sweet potato fry recipe. I saw your pic on Instagram the other day and tried to make my own from a recipe I found online but they ended up burning some so I will have to tweek it.
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  13. looks good to me!

  14. courtney b says:

    that chicken sandwich looks amazing! fit for a magazine!

  15. saminder gumer says:

    that key west grilled chicken sandwich sounds so good. i am going to make one today. i cant wait to try it out myself.

  16. looks good

  17. I had also seen the stuffed strawaberries and waiting til the price comes down to try that one. Honestly, I have been on Pinterest trying to find wedding treats and drinks. So, we have not tried any yet. Cute beachy sugar cookies and tropical drinks! *hiccup Maybe I did try the dirty banana!

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