Friday, November 27, 2015

Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Aside from my intense love affair with anything cinnamon sugar, I am a fan of peanut butter. I am also a fan of chocolate. I am also a fan of pancakes. I saw this pin where pancakes, chocolate and peanut butter were ONE. I knew I just had to give it a shot. Here is the picture that drew me in like a fly to honey...

Just, wow.

That peanut butter dripping off the edges, those chocolate chips hanging on for dear life, I could smell it.

The ingredients were normal things that people usually have on hand. However, I did need to buy the almost breeze milk. When I was at the store, ready to check it off my list, I looked at the price and decided that my two week old 2% milk would suffice. 

While mixing everything together, I kept re-reading because I was missing the part where the chocolate chips went into the batter. I read, and read and read and there was no mention of dropping those bad boys in. It wasn't until I kept reading that I realized the chocolate chips are simply a garnish for the top when I first plop down the dough. No. I poured about half the bag into the batter. 

It was time to cook so I poured my first four pancakes. I could smell the peanut butter. I'm not sure if it was the peanut butter from the batter or the mound of peanut butter I was inhaling off of an oversize spoon while cooking the batter. Either way, it smelled delicious. I decided to make a few mini pancakes for my 4 year old while I waited. Those were done quick and I rushed them into my little vacuum and told him to try a bite. He did. He immediately spit it out and said "Ew mommy."

That should have been clue #1. However, I just chalked it up to him being rude. Half the batter was done and I had 8 pancakes. I just couldn't wait for the whole package to try one. I took a huge bite. I took another huge bite. I caught myself staring into space while I was chewing, wondering what the heck kind of nastiness was in my mouth. There was no way. These can't be gross! There is peanut butter! There is chocolate! These are DISGUSTING!

I had a hail mary though. I would top my pile with melted peanut butter like the picture showed. I should have just sprinkled it back and forth but something came over me and I just dumped the whole bowl on top. Here was my final product...

Where are the pancakes, you might ask? Oh, they're there. You can kind of see the outline of the last one. I truly thought that the peanut butter topping would save the taste. Instead, eating this was what I imagine a dog feels like while licking peanut butter.

No joke. That was me. I gave up. I threw my masterpiece away, as well as the other half of the batter and waited until lunch. Kids, don't try this at home. Even WITH adult supervision.

Sunday, November 1, 2015


My latest disaster ended up on the Pinstrosity blog. Here is the link.

Some other disasters I've had end up on Pinstrosity are this, this and this!

My husband texted me the other day and said that my cherry cup disaster was in an MSN article. I was like whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?!?!?!

Sure enough! They did an article on Pinterest fails and my submission to Pinstrosity was featured.

Check it out!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Toasted Pecan Chicken

I'm not a huge fan of pecans, nor am I a huge fan of orange flavoring in warm food. However, I have been on a chicken kick and wanted to try this recipe since I had all the ingredients on hand. The pictures looks tasty...

It just looks smothered in all sorts of creaminess and yummyness. The recipe is pretty straightforward and pretty simple. My only mistake is that I didn't pay attention to the pecan portion. I also didn't pay attention to the half and half portions. I had way too many pecans and not enough half and half...



It was actually a pretty tasty dish, one that I would make again. So this will fall under my "keepers".


Friday, October 2, 2015

Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin

I made this one so long ago, I'm not quite sure that I remember how it went down. Here is the picture I saw on Pinterest...

Not bad looking, huh? I am not a fan of eating huge, bare chunks of meat (unless it's a steak) so I can only handle a little pork at a time. This recipe was ok but when I compare it to this pork, I would choose the other pork hands down.

I will not be making this pork again. I DO remember that. 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Crust

When you have a new baby, a 3 year old and are in graduate school, there isn't much time to do things you actually enjoy. Yet, I took time today to make a new recipe and I enjoyed the HECK out of myself! Too bad they kind of tasted like crap.

Let me explain. This is what I was making...

You hear the words "chocolate" and "peanut butter" in the same sentence and think that there can be nothing wrong. But a few things went wrong. By the taste of it, they went super wrong.

#1- I didn't have regular cocoa powder, I just had dark cocoa powder. I guess that makes a big difference.

#2- I didn't have cream cheese and I was NOT about to drive my no makeup, dirty hair, pj wearing, baby spit up self to the store. So I substituted with some greek yogurt. In my defense, the internet said to do it. So it's the internet's fault.

The final product looked pretty but tasted horrible. I give it a 2 out of 10. So sad.

And quite frankly, it's totally unrealistic to get perfect shaped cups like that dude had. Stupid.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Cherry Pie Cookie Cups

I was on a roll one day pinning stuff for the official day of love. I saw these cookie cups and thought that this would be an easy weekend recipe. They look SO good!

The gist of it is to roll sugar cookie dough into balls and put it into a mini muffin pan. I bought pre-cut sugar cookie dough in a 24 pack so it was really easy to get proportions right because it was already done for me. All I had to do was roll.

While I was doing this, my 31 year old husband was running around the kitchen poking me in the belly, back, butt, anywhere he could poke me that I couldn't immediately slap him. Being 8 months pregnant, he knows my reflexes are no longer cat like so as I'm yelling at him to go somewhere else, leave me alone, get a life, he's just standing out of my reach pretending like he's in the wild west with guns that he's spinning on his fingers and blowing out. OMG.

When done, I was supposed to "gently" press down the center of each cookie. I had no idea how much pressure was too much pressure and I was stressing out over what to press down with. There was a bottle of sprinkles on the counter so I just turned that over and started mashing. On to the next step...

Fill each cookie cup with 1 tablespoon of cherry filling. I pop the can and just like expected, here comes the 3 year old. I swear his sense of smell is shark like. Put cookies and cherry filling in front of a 3 year old and tell him he can't have any yet and!! I tried to run in the pantry and pull out a snickerdoodle but no. NO! That won't do! The fits my kid can throw are  amazing. We settled on him scooping leftover cherry filling into a cup that went into the fridge for no reason. He doesn't know that though so we both survived without incident.

I put the cookies back into the oven for 5 more minutes and made the icing. After the 5 minutes were up, I let them cool for a bit before removing them from the muffin tin.

Let's just say that I wasn't going to let the icing go to waste...

Yeah. I guess I pressed too hard?