One great thing about blogging is finding all kinds of new recipes that bloggers have invented or tried.
As you know, I'm not a huge cook, but a couple of recipes have been getting some buzz lately, so this weekend I decided to try them out.
The first was Pioneer Woman's Tequila Lime Chicken. What really convinced me to give this one a shot was Rachel cooking it and raving about it.
Here's the evolution of my cooking of the PW Tequila Lime Chicken (PW has better pics than me!)
The Mr. and I marinated it, grilled it, baked it, and ate it! I also made Pioneer Woman's pico de gallo, which really made the dish extra delicious!
The Tequila Lime Chick was delicious and easy to make, even for a non-experienced cook like me. I highly recommend it!
The second recipe was Bakerella's Cake Pops. I was inspired by Beach Bum & Baby to try it because her pops look amazing!
I had less success with the Cake Pops than the chicken, but in the end they turned out OK.
Here's the evolution of the Cake Pops.
Notice how the whole "chocolate dipping" part is missing from these pictures? That's because that part was a giant disaster. I had a hard time getting chocolate consistency right, I kept losing cake pops in the chocolate during the dipping process, finished cake pops would fall apart, I spilled chocolate everyone. Ugh.
But in the end, I did get some good cake pops! Here they are in a flower pot for a small dinner party that I brought them too.
Was it worth the $27 and 5 hours I spent on this? Ummmm... maybe. I think next time I might just purchase my desserts and save time and money. :)
What recipes are you trying lately?
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