november 14, 2012

{Recipes}: A few Pinterest recipes I had to share!

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some success recipes from pinterest. These two recipes are totally different and definitely do not go together, but they are both delicious and I wanted to share the love <3

Recipe #1: Homemade Crunch Wrap Supreme

Original recipe and pictures from here.

In this house we make lots of tacos. Everyone loves them, and it makes a lot which allows the always hungry teenage boy and my hubby who sometimes goes all day without eating to have a big meal. When I saw this recipe on Pinterest I thought it looked interesting, and not too much more work.


6 large flour tortillas
6 small corn tortillas (or tortilla chips)
1 pound ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
sour cream
nacho cheese (or shredded Mexican blend cheese)
shredded lettuce
diced tomatoes
Brown ground beef in a skillet, then add taco seasoning (according to package directions). Set aside.
Bake the corn tortillas in the oven at 400 degrees for a couple of minutes, until they are golden and crunchy.
Microwave the flour tortillas, one at a time (because they cool off quickly), for about 10 seconds to warm them up; this will make wrapping easier. You could also warm them up in the oven; just wrap them in aluminum foil and heat them up for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Lay out the flour tortilla. Spoon some of the seasoned beef into the center of the tortilla. Top with some nacho cheese, or shredded cheese. Place the crunchy corn tortilla on top of the cheese/beef; spread a dollop of sour cream on top of it, then toss on some diced tomatoes and shredded lettuce.
Starting with the bottom of the tortilla, fold the edge up to the center. Continue doing this in a clockwise or counter-clockwise movement until all of the tortilla is folded over, and the filling is entirely enclosed. If your filling isn’t entirely enclosed and you have an open spot, simply cut out a circle from another flour tortilla and place it on the exposed area, then wrap the tortilla again.

Spray a frying pan with cooking spray.  Carefully place the Crunchwrap, seam-side down, in the pan. Press with a spatula and cook on medium-low heat, for about 3 minutes, until the bottom is nice and brown. Flip it over and cook for another 3 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe #2: Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars are one of my favorite treats for fall. When I used to go down to my dad’s house my step-mom would always have them made for me and I swear I could devour an entire pan in one weekend! Well this week I got the craving to make them, but couldn’t find the recipe anywhere. I finally gave in and googled a recipe, thinking I would just have to do with not so good ones. Well to my surprise I found my same family recipe (or so close that you can’t taste the difference) on Paula Dean’s website! Does this mean we are somehow related to Paula Dean??? Haha that would be amazing! I immediately pinned the recipe to Pinterest to share with everyone else on my Tried and True Recipes board.




  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 15-ounce can pumpkin
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth. Spread the batter into a greased 13 by 10-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. Cut into bars.

To make the icing: Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.

And that’s it! Wanted to share my two new recipes for the week! Please feel free to share any new recipes you have tried and love recently, and keep the pinterest love coming!!!



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