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#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


  • 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


  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.


*Original recipe from Company's Coming

Easy PB & Chocolate Squares | Squirrelly Minds

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

Holiday/Eat | Valentine’s Dessert Roundup

8 Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes | Squirrelly Minds
top row:Gooey Red Velvet Brownie Cake from Beyond Frosting / Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cake from Vintage Kitchen Notes / Custard Hand pies from In Katrina’s Kitchen
middle row: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies from Chocolate Moosey / Red Velvet Cheesecake Loaf from Crazy For Crust
bottom row: Red Velvet Cheesecake Ice Cream from Something Swanky / Heart Day Parfaits from Posh Little Designs / Raspberry Rose Water Layer Cake from Sprinkle Bakes

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to whip up something sweet for your sweetie(s). ….The plural is if you have children, not if you have multiple love interests…
Yes, I realize that nearly all of these recipes involve chocolate and/or some kind of red fruit. Sorry but in my books Valentine’s just ain’t the same with some chocolate and sweet berries. I just wanna grab a spoon and bite into all of these desserts!

The Friday Five – Pancakes

The Friday Five - Pancakes | Squirrelly Minds

Greek Yogurt Pancakes from Le Creme de la Crumb / Mexican Pancakes from Love and Cupcakes / Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes from The Girl Who Ate Everything / Earl Grey Tea Latte Pancakes from I Am A Food Blog / GF Steel Cut Oat Apple Pancakes from Some The Wiser

We’re currently hosting international students and thought it would be fun to have a true Canadiana pancake breakfast. But as I was searching for recipes on Pinterest, I noticed that plain ‘ol pancakes are a thing of the past! There are so many interesting flavours and variations, and I want to try them all!
We may need to have pancakes every weekend…

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