PINspired June Link-up

Welcome to the first ever PINspired link-up!  I'm so excited you're joining us.  I can't wait to read up on all the things you've been pinning and doing... and how it's going!  I could really use some practical PINspiration.  

Here are 4 things that have PINspired me lately:

Crispy Chicken & Creamy Italian Sauce with Bow-tie Pasta

Can the name of this recipe BE any longer?  Whew.  The recipe calls for the chicken to be fried, but I chose to bake it instead.  That said, it was a little bland, so if I try to bake it again, I'll definitely add more seasoning.  The cream sauce was a little too "chickeny" so I would probably cut back on the cream of chicken soup.  Other than that, it was really good and pretty easy... the kids ate it up!

Cooking Hot Dogs in the Slow Cooker

I decided to give this a try on Marco's birthday party.  We had a lot of plans for the grill already and didn't want to add more work to my husband, so I set this up about 4 hours before the party and prayed that they'd be ok.  Well, they were MORE than ok... they cooked really well.  They were firm and juicy on the inside.  We also served them right in the slow cooker pot.  It was a no brianer... set it and forget it.  Definitely keeping this one for ALL future parties!

"I Love you THIS much" Cards

I love these little cards because Mauricio and the boys always do this... "how much do I love you?" "THIS much" (open arms wide and tickle attack begins). So I made this for Father's Day.  Since we have TWO boys, we made TWO cards... they don't look exactly like this, but Mauricio loved them anyway.  You can see pics of my finished result on my Father's Day post.

Fruit Skewer Platter

I wanted to show off a pin that I recently uploaded from Marco's party.  I'm very proud.  We wanted to do the fruit skewers we've seen all around pinterest, as a healthy option of party food, but we didn't just want to leave it on a platter.  My mother-in-law had the brilliant idea of taking a pineapple and wrapping it in foil, then piercing the skewers into it!  It looked beautiful and was a perfect focal point for our food table.  Not to mention, it was much more sanitary, because it is easy to grab just one and not put your dirty hands all over other people's food!  It took a little work, but it was well worth it!

Now, it's YOUR turn.  Grab a button and link-up.  The post will be opened for entries for FIVE days, so if you forgot today, don't worry, get it together and come back.  If not, we'll be doing it again next month!

Next link-up: JULY 26


Callie Nicole said...

I'm linking mine up come Monday, Friend! Sorry I can't link up right away today!

Melanie said...

Callie referred me so I had to link up my newest pinterest project! Crockpot hotdogs..I am going to have to check that one out!! We love crockpot baked potatoes..found that one on pinterest as well!

Karren said...

Found your linky on Twitter, now I am a new follower, Hope you can stop by and link up also!!
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