Inspiration Nook Cravings – 2 Ingredient Cookies

I finally did it. I tried the 2 ingredient cookie recipe all over Pinterest. We had some bananas that needed to be eaten so it was destiny HA! The mister and I really liked them. My favorite part was the fact that they were guilt-free. I did add a handful of chocolate chips as some recipes suggested, next time I will be adding raisins! Have you made these before?

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Inspiration Nook Cravings – Spinach Pasta Salad

I’ve been craving pasta salad ever since I hosted a little ladies night at home (hi girls!). My friend Amanda brought it and it was incredible. I turned to one of my other good friends for a little help, and he didn’t disappoint. Yes, I’m talking about Pinterest! I came across this great recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod and used it as my base and ended up adding my own little touch at the end. I used bow tie pasta, baby spinach instead of arugula and a lime instead of a lemon. I know, I know, I’m crazy. It was my first attempt ever making pasta salad and the mister and I loved it. As I’m typing this I’m looking forward to finishing the leftovers, HA! I might have to fight him over them. Are you a pasta salad lover? Which one do you like? Please do tell!

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Inspiration Nook Cravings – Cronuts DIY

Yes, you read that right. This is a Cronut DIY post. It all started when one of my best friends sent me this link. After a few seconds in I texted her: “We are making them this weekend!” and so we did. It was super fun and extremely easy. Which I don’t think is good. The mister and I are both obsessed. I created a monster. Anyways, back to the recipe. We simply used canola oil, 2¬†(8-ounce)¬†canisters of refrigerated crescent dinner rolls, some vanilla & chocolate pudding. Plus powdered sugar and milk for the glaze. Watch this cute video by Popsugar to get all the deets and enjoy.

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Inspiration Nook Cravings – Grilled-Peach Pizza with Prosciutto!

Oh-My-God! That’s exactly what I said after I took the first bite. I found this recipe last week on Pinterest. The grilled-peaches intrigued me. The prosciutto sold me. I’ve never grilled peaches before and I was up for the challenge. Of course, my friend Martha Stewart came up with this awesome recipe. It took me less than 20 minutes to make it. That my friends is a win after a long day at the office. I ended up using naan bread instead of the pizza crust and added a bit of feta cheese on top after I saw it in our fridge. HA! It wasn’t part of the recipe but it was a great addition. Check out Martha’s recipe here and let me know if you try it. Guys, this one is a keeper. Bon appetite!

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Inspiration Nook Cravings – Oreo Truffles

Last week I was trying to come up with something fun for a potluck at work. After a phone call with my mom I ended up with this recipe. Who knew my mom would come to the rescue instead of Pinterest? (Thanks Mom!) The ingredients are simple, the process is not too hard. Just imagine… Oreos + Almonds = Yum!

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What you need is one package of Oreos, one 8 oz. package of cream cheese, two 4.4oz Hershey’s chocolate bars and sliced almonds to taste (I added almost the full little bag). Start by mashing up the Oreos, you can either use a food processor, blender or a Ziploc bag. Next you combine the Oreos, cream cheese and almonds together in a bowl. In the end you will have a dough like mixture. Put it in the fridge for an hour, or if you are in a rush, in the the freezer for like 25 minutes. Next, you simply form the dough mixture into balls (golf ball size or smaller). Melt the chocolate bars in a pot and roll the balls into it. I found a melon baller to be very helpful to dip the balls into the melted chocolate. Place them on a baking sheet and in the fridge they go. After an hour they are ready to eat and they will be crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. This recipe makes around 25 to 30 truffles. It all depends on how big you make them. Easy right?

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Inspiration Nook Cravings – Zucchini Muffins

Have you ever cook or baked something without ever having it before? That’s what I did when it came to these. I’ve heard about zucchini bread and/or muffins but never actually had them. We had some zucchinis in the fridge and I simply went for it. I followed this easy recipe and they were a success. Even though someone had said they weren’t going to have any, at this time, they have had more than me HA! I just love having all the ingredients for a spontaneous baking adventure. They were the perfect snack for the weekend. Have you ever had zucchini bread or muffins before? Let me hear ya!

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Inspiration Nook Cravings – Spinach + Cream Cheese Rolls

I’ve been wanting to make something out of these crescent rolls we had in the fridge forever. I decided to experiment with some spinach and cream cheese. Just because I had one goal, get rid of the crescent rolls. My experiment turned out way better than I expected!

This is what I did… Preheated the oven at 350 degrees. I started by simply separating the rolls on a cookie sheet. I placed a tablespoon of cream cheese on each. Then in a bowl, I mixed a handful of chopped spinach, garlic salt, pepper and a bit of mozzarella cheese. I placed a little bit of the spinach mix on each roll and rolled them up. After 20 minutes in the oven, they were simply delicious! Super easy and perfect for a weekend morning or snack.

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Inspiration Nook Cravings – Eggs Cups

The very first recipe I made off Pinterest were these Bacon Egg Cups. When I found this similar recipe over at “Fat Girl Trapped In a Skinny Body” I was intrigued. I made them this past weekend and they were a total hit! Perfect addition for Sunday brunch.

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Inspiration Nook Cravings – 3 ingredients Apple Cake!

By now you know how much I enjoy these kinds of recipes (as seen here & here). They are always so much fun to make. Can you guess where I found it? Let’s all say it together… Pinterest!

I followed this easy recipe from A. Liz Adventures and 40 minutes later we were in heaven, cake heaven. I can’t wait to try this with a different fruit. Maybe pineapple? Enjoy!

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Inspiration Nook Cravings – Thanksgiving Eggs Benedict

Friday morning I had one mission, find recipes for our leftovers. Enter Pinterest. The minute I saw this pin, which combined my favorites, eggs benedict + thanksgiving leftovers… I knew I had a winner! Luckily for us, all the ingredients were in the fridge. Cue me shouting out loud “score”. It was incredible, the mister loved it too. We immediately agreed that this would be a new tradition after Thanksgiving. Follow this recipe from closet cooking and enjoy the best creation ever. I’m dead serious. (Wish we had more leftovers now).

 

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