Pinning and Dining: A New Series

To commemorate Summertime and the love of quick, easy, and delicious meals (or desserts).  I thought I would share some great finds I have found on Pinterest.

Source: via Krystle on Pinterest


This recipe claims to taste just like a Wendy’s frosty and it does not disappoint. ML and I for the most part gave up fast food almost two years ago.  Before that Wendy’s chicken nuggets and frosties were a road trip staple for us.  Let’s just say we still long for a frosty almost every time we pass a Wendy’s. So when I saw this pinned on Pinterest I just had to give it a try.  We prepared it for a pot luck dinner party and everyone loved it.  To give it a healthy touch we used chocolate almond milk, and Whole Food’s version of cool whip.  The change in ingredients worked fine and did not alter the taste.  This has definitely become an ice cream favorite for us.


This pasta recipe I pinned from Ashley my friend over at Attempts at Domestication.  She shared this easy go to pasta recipe a few months ago and I just had to try it for ML.  He loved it and I did too because I already had all the ingredients on hand.  Using tomatoes, frozen vegetables, some spices, and a little left over wine this recipe leaves you with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the night.

Source: via Krystle on Pinterest

This is a fabulous cheesy chicken and rice bake.  I tweaked it a little by doubling the black beans and eliminating the chicken for a vegetarian alternative.  We love black beans, corn, and cilantro.  This recipe has them all and is packed full of flavor.  Who doesn’t love a one stop casserole dish for the Summer?  Pair this with some salad and you have a complete meal!

Sharing all these recipes has gotten me hungry and ready to cook.  I guess that’s a good thing for ML!  I love trying new recipes.  This post begins a new series I am starting titled “Pinning and Dining”.  I hope to share more wonderful recipes I have found or have pinned to Pinterest.  As well as give you real life pictures and comments on how it actually turns out.  I am sure ML will fully support this new series on the blog.

Have you found any new Summer recipes that your family loves?  Do you share our love of frosties?  Does your family have a theme night for dinner on certain nights of the week? (Italian, Mexican, comfort food)  I have thought about implementing this once Noah gets older.

Interested in more great recipes I have found on Pinterest?  See here, here, and here.

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11 thoughts on “Pinning and Dining: A New Series

    1. Krystle Post author

      Thanks! We fail at eating healthy a lot but I generally try to cook healthy meals for us at home. This gives us room to splurge a little when we eat out. It’s been a gradual transition though.

    1. Krystle Post author

      That sounds amazing! I love trying new recipes. Infect I checked out a vegan cookbook today at the library. I’m not vegan… More semi-vegetarian but I thought it would be interesting.

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