Thursday, June 21, 2012

On Tuesday I made the executive decision to substitute two new recipes in my Mini Personal Pinterest Challenge: Recipe Edition this month.  I made both of those last night when Lauren came over for Sips & Nibbles (my new favorite term for Happy Hour).  One recipe was good, but the other was a total misadventure.  Ugh. 50% isn't that bad, I guess. 

We'll start with the success first.  The Gunny Sack's Easy Pizza Balls were delicious.  To really break it down (and be honest with you all), I would say they were good, but they weren't "Oh, my god, I have to make these every week" delicious.  I would make them again for sure.  

These are the only supplies you'll need to get started.

One thing I changed up is that I put a dollop of sauce inside the pizza rolls.  It really added some good flavor.

 Then you just pinch them up like this.

 And put them in the pan.  I always line my Pyrex with foil so I don't have to wash it later. They always take so much work to get completely clean too.

They smelled delicious while they were baking.  

 I put my new platter to good use! 

They really turned out well.  I think next time I'd be sure to season them a little more.  They needed a little something more in the seasoning department. 

Next we have a recipe that was a total and complete misadventure.  I don't know how she got her cheese balls to work, but mine were a total fail.  The recipe comes from Never Trust a Skinny Cook's Baked Cheese Balls.  I'm not trying to put all the blame on her, but I want to see a picture of her because I don't trust her one bit after this recipe.  Big. Old. Flop!

You really don't need much for these either.

She updated her post with suggestions to help people succeed because everyone was saying their's melted into little puddles.  I took her advice and used low fat string cheese sticks and put them in the freezer.  That did not help me one bit.  

First of all, the panko crumbs I had would NOT stick to the cheese.  It was a mess.

Half way through I switched to some bread crumbs I seasoned myself.  That seemed to help with the stick factor.  I did everything she said and this is what I got.

They melted into cheese quarters even before the breading got brown.  Quite disappointing.  That didn't stop us from eating a few.  They could have used some more browning on them, but they were eh.
This picture doesn't even really do them justice of how flat and pitiful they were.  I don't recommend them.  

But we'll end on a high note.  We can't forget a picture of the Sips we had to go along with the Nibbles!

Now I just have one more recipe to make before the end of the month.  It's going to be one of the sweet ones.  Maybe something lemony.  Can't wait!

If you've missed any of the recipe challenge, you can find all of the other posts here:

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  1. I'm shocked I didn't even garner a mention seeing as I was so central to your night. I should have saved that thread before deleting it

    1. Phillips, notice NONE of the shenanigans were mentioned?! But...Baaaabbbyyy, oohhh oohhhh Baaaaby, our sweeet baaaaaby, YOU'RE THE ONE! you're welcome.

  2. Hmmm.... I saw another blogger writing about the same fail with those cheese balls. I guess you can't trust a skinny cook!

    1. I don't trust her one bit! Seriously, if that many people fail at the recipe, why are you taunting all of the internet and Pinterest with your successful cheese balls? They should be dubbed cheese quarters. For real.

  3. Yummy!!

    I would love for you to link this to my Flaunt It Friday link party at Blissful Bucket List. We also have a great giveaway this week!


    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks for stopping in. I think I missed the deadline to post it, but I'll definitely post this coming Friday. Thanks for the info!


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