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EAT | #PINMAKEEAT12 – TESTED PINTEREST RECIPES

#PinMakeEat12 - Hard Boiled Egg and Brussels Sprouts Bowl from Naturally Ella | Squirrelly Minds

Hard Boiled Egg and Brussels Sprouts Bowl from Naturally Ella

Yes I’m ashamed. I only managed to create one pinmakeeat recipe or the month, again. I’m hoping now that we have a break with international students I’ll be more inclined to experiment in the kitchen. But I am glad I found this one when I did! It was one of those “dinner isn’t planned…what do I have in the fridge?” scenarios. This recipe happened to fit all my needs/haves so I was all BAM let’s do this! And guys, it was good. Darn tootin’ good. But then again, I have an unhealthy love for brussels sprouts.

What have you made from pinterest lately?

Entertain | 10 simple ways to decorate a cake

10 ways to decorate a cake - Melanie Blodgett on Julep | Squirrelly Minds

Decorate a cake simply by sticking lollipops all around just like Melanie did on Julep


10 ways to decorate a cake - Butterlust | Squirrelly Minds

Swap sprinkles for fun, sugary cereals with this fruity Pebbles Funfetti Cake from Butterlust Blog


10 ways to decorate a cake - Handmade Charlotte | Squirrelly Minds

Have fun with sprinkles and polka dots with this cake from Handmade Charlotte


10 simple ways to decorate a cake - Tania of T Bakes on The Cake Blog | Squirrelly Minds

Use paper decorations like this pinwheel cake on The Cake Blog


10 simple ways to decorate a cake - Design Love Fest | Squirrelly Minds

Give your cake a natural twist with fresh flowers like this cake found on Design Love Fest


10 simple ways to decorate a cake - Raspberri Cupcakes | Squirrelly Minds

Try adding macarons to the top of your cake for a bit of glam (and extra yumminess. Found on Raspberri Cupcakes


10 simple ways to decorate a cake - Töertchenzeit | Squirrelly Minds

Cakes are instantly prettier (and feel a tad healthier?) when topped with fresh fruit and nuts like this cake on Töertchenzeit


10 simple ways to decorate a cake - The Gunny Sack | Squirrelly Minds

Don’t forget the naked cake trend, perfect for that (crazy) friend who always has a pile of icing left on their plate. This nutella chocolate torte found on The Gunny Sack


10 simple ways to decorate a cake - Style Me Pretty | Squirrelly Minds

Go for it. Just smother that whole thing in sprinkles like on Style Me Pretty


10 simple ways to decorate a cake - Love and Olive Oil | Squirrelly Minds

Forget all those candles, use a stencil to write the person’s age in icing sugar like this one at Love and Olive Oil (…okay you can have the candles too)

It’s a very special day today (Happy Birthday Momma!) and I wanted to celebrate by sharing my favourite birthday cake ideas. From lollipops to flowers, I just love all the simple ways you can jazz up a simple cake.

If you’re looking for cake baking and decorating tip (including using bread to keep the cake moist, who knew!) this buzzfeed article is a great resource.

For more birthday party ideas, check out my Entertain board.

Eat | #PinMakeEat11 – Tested Pinterest Recipes

#PinMakeEat11 - Creamy Chicken Quinoa Broccoli Casserole from Pinch of Yum | Squirrelly Minds

Creamy Chicken Quinoa Broccoli Casserole from Pinch of Yum

Hooray! #PinMakeEat is back!
Boo….I only did one recipe this month.
And it’s kind of weird, because with the international students staying with us we’re certainly cooking more than we were before. But I think because of that we just have less energy to try new things and default to recipes we know and love. One of the reasons I picked this recipe is because it looked so easy – and it really was. It was the students’ first time having quinoa and they really enjoyed it. Plus I loved having the broccoli in there for that added green veg. I didn’t add bacon though…and I really should have because hello, bacon makes everything better always.

So I may not have made a whole lot of pinterest recipes this month, but this one was a definite winner that I will try again!

What’s your favourite Pinterest casserole?

Eat | Easy PB & Chocolate Squares

Easy PB & Chocolate Squares | Squirrelly Minds
Put peanut butter and chocolate together and I’m a happy girl. If there’s ever a dessert table and this combination is an option, there’s no way I’m going for anything else. I would eat Peanut Butter Puffs Cereal for breakfast if it were an appropriate choice.
Easy PB & Chocolate Squares | Squirrelly Minds
Last Christmas friends came over for a get together, and one brought these irresistible treats. There were tons left over and I tried to avoid them, but they didn’t last long, and soon enough we were making our own. Turns out the mister used to have the same squares when he was a kid, and his mom still had the recipe from an old mini companies coming book. Well, I made them as soon as I was given the recipe and I gotta tell you, it was just as hard not scarfing them all down.

Easy PB & Chocolate Squares | Squirrelly Minds
Get ready for an incredibly addictive and delicious treat! Just don’t think about the calories factor….
Eat | Easy PB & Chocolate Squares

Eat | Easy PB & Chocolate Squares

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9x9 dish and preheat the oven at 350F
  2. Cream butter, first amount of peanut butter and sugar until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk an egg, then mix in with the peanut butter mixture, along with the vanilla.
  4. Stir in flour until mixture becomes thick.
  5. Place mixture into the dish and pat into place, using your hands to press the batter into the sides and even out the top.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. While baking, melt together the chocolate chips and the second amount of peanut butter in a small sauce pan. Set aside. When the cake is removed from the oven and cool, pour the chocolate mixture on top.
  8. Allow to set for 12 hours (4 in the fridge) before slicing into squares.

Notes

*Original recipe from Company's Coming

http://squirrellyminds.com/2015/02/16/eat-easy-pb-chocolate-squares/

Easy PB & Chocolate Squares | Squirrelly Minds
Enjoy!

Are you a PB Chocoholic, or do you prefer fruitier desserts?
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