Beyond Pringles.

As the nap time clock ticks away, as I munched the last Pringles, while simultaneously watching an episode of General Hospital, and checking my blogs I realized I have absolutely nothing interesting to blog about!

While attending Bible Study this past week we were talking about how there isn’t one of The Pioneer Woman’s recipes that we don’t like. One of my friends and fellow bloggers has been blogging though The Pioneer Woman’s cookbook. She tackled the cinnamon rolls. Based on my past baking experiences, I’m a bit afraid to make any cinnamon roll that doesn’t come out of a can. Maybe it was that sad last Pringle urging me to get a better snack, or maybe it was my realization that I have posted almost no recipes this summer, which was my original plan, but I felt the need to share.

So here are some of my favorite Pioneer Woman recipes, all that can be found at her website.

First, Pizza Dough.

I made the pizza dough out of desperation, when we were completely off of soy. Super A LOVES pizza and I felt so bad that he couldn’t have any for two whole weeks. I was afraid at first to make the dough myself, but it was actually extremely easy. I have to concur with her recommendation of letting it sit for a few days. It makes a ton of dough so we had it the first day we made it and then a few days later and it was good both times, but REALLY good a few days later.

Second, Spaghetti with Artichoke and Tomatoes.

I made this for our weekend Settler’s of Cattan nights. It makes a bunch and it is so delicious and creamy and good as leftovers.

Third, Marlboro’s Man Second Favorite Sandwich.

Otherwise known as lemon pepper chicken sandwiches. This is super easy and yummy. I actually cooked the chicken on the grill instead of the frying pan. Did I mention that it’s a steamy 99 degrees here? I can’t stand the stove/oven running in this heat unless I have to. So I’m heating up the yard. And maybe my basil. It’s starting to look a little sad. I’m wondering if it’s the heat from the grill wafting on to it.

Fourth, Cinnamon Baked French Toast.

I love this because you can make it ahead and then cook it the next day. I pretty much love anything that I can make during the quiet of nap time, when a one and a half year old isn’t pulling on my legs saying “little bite? little bite?” the whole time. I cook mine until it isn’t gooey. I’m not a big fan of gooey.

Fifth, Shrimp Pasta in a Foil Package.

Again I made this and cooked it on the grill. Next time I may throw in some scallops, cause I love them.

Sixth, BBQ Meatballs.

These are great for kids. Super A LOVES them and it is also how we figured out he is allergic to soy sauce. I dumped our traditional BBQ sauce on the meatballs instead of making the sauce that comes with the recipe. And presto…red faced child. Now I make the sauce that comes with the recipe (AKA Soy Sauce Free).

Seventh, Fresh Corn and Avocado Salsa.

Okay now this I love. I love love love avocado’s and I made this with my family chicken enchiladas when my in-laws where here. And we couldn’t eat it up fast enough! I left the cilantro out of mine. Sorry cilantro lovers. No matter how many times I eat it, it still tastes like dirty socks to me. Not that I have eaten dirty socks. Lately.

And lastly, macaroni and cheese.

I really have never met a macaroni and cheese I didn’t like. Super A doesn’ t like it, but Super A doesn’t like ANY macaroni and cheese. I have tried EVERY type. He’ll take a cheese quesadilla over macaroni and cheese any day. And if you are making cheese quesadilla’s you should try the pineapple quesadillas. It’s next on my list. I’ll let you know how it works out!

And no I do not have any pictures. The Pioneer Woman does a far better job of posting pictures with her recipes than I ever could. But just for the grandparents…

Enjoy!

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