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Pinterest Recipe Wins

Hi, my name is Joanna, and I am addicted to Pinterest.

Ever since I discovered Pinterest, I’ve been hooked. I have tried a ridiculous amount of crafts, recipes and DIY projects that I have seen on there. Some of them have turned out alright, others… not so much. I may have a few “Pinterest fails” under my belt.

But, when it comes to the recipes especially, if I find a winner that I get delicious results with, and they actual look edible, I like to share them so that everyone else can be a Pinterest Recipes winner as well:)

Generous, I know.

(All photos are my own from personal attempts at the recipes)

good pinterest recipes

Breakfast Egg Muffins

I was looking for a new and exciting breakfast recipe because I was getting bored of making the same thing every morning. When I saw these, they looked like something I could successfully make!

These were so easy to make, super healthy, and you can switch out the fillings for anything you want! I used turkey sausage, broccoli and some green peppers.

They were a huge hit with my entire family, especially my girls. Something about being able to eat food with their hands is really exciting to them. I just let them eat these like a normal muffin.

breakfast egg muffins

You can find the original pin here: “Paleo Diet Breakfast: Egg Muffins

Balsamic and Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes

I have made these REPEATEDLY and can’t get enough. I double the amount of balsamic and add more rosemary as well. For some reason the original recipe didn’t have enough flavor for my liking, but that’s all personal taste:)

I don’t eat plain yellow or russet potatoes ever, but I do love baby red and sweet potatoes. I think you could take a lighter hand with the rosemary and even substitute the red potatoes for sweet potatoes. Let me know if you try that out!

balsalmic red potatoes

I made these with my Turkey Meatloaf and it is a perfect combination!

Broccoli and Cheese Soup

This has always been my all-time favorite type of soup. If I could pick one comfort food that wasn’t a dessert, this would be my top choice!

The recipe turned out perfectly. The only think I did was add some chopped, baked chicken to it after the soup was finished for some added protein.

broccoli cheese soup

Thanks to Phyllis from Verified Mom for posting the picture of your attempt at a similar recipe. Pointed me in the direction of this pin!

Original Recipe: “Panera Bread Copycat Broccoli and Cheese Soup

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

These are the perfect combination of sweet and tart. I love white chocolate and cranberries each separately. So  when I saw them combined, of course I had to try them out!

They turned out really soft and wonderfully gooey from the melted chocolate chips. Yummy! Perfect for those upcoming holiday plates we all love to make.

Original Pin: “White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies”

holiday cookies

Coconut Macaroons (Also Pictured Above)

These are the easiest cookies in the world to make and they are a HUGE Pinterest win, especially if you are a coconut lover like myself.

I made these as part of the holiday plates I gave away last year and they were to die for! They are on the sweeter side of the cookie scale, but still have great flavor and texture. I think I will try to drizzle some dark chocolate over the top of them this year.

Original Pin: “Easy Coconut Macaroons”

Comment below with your favorite Pinterest recipe that just turned out so well, it would be terrible of you not to share it:)

*Cheers to Pinterest giving people millions of new recipes to try*


joanna at motherhood and merlot



  1. I also have some Pinterest fails! I sometimes think I should make a post of them!
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  2. Those potatoes look amazing! 🙂
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  3. The egg muffins would be great when we all get together over the holidays. We are soup lovers too. It’s great when we find the winners! Thanks for sharing your winners.
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  4. I have had more Pinterest fails than NOT fails LOL
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  5. I love Pinterest for recipe swapping! It totally inspires me! I had quite a few cooking and baking ‘fails’ too…but have to admit that they may not look good but some of them are delish! I enjoyed this post and would like to try making those egg muffin!
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  6. Broccoli and cheese soup is one of my favorites!! Yummy!
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  7. Can all of these be my new favorites?!?! I’m definitely going to try those rosemary potatoes and the soup–they’re perfect for the upcoming holidays!
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  8. It’s great you’ve tried so much off of Pinterest. I’ve done a couple things.
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  9. YUM! These all look amazing! I want that soup RIGHT NOW! 🙂
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  10. Balsamic and rosemary red potatoes!! Those sound so amazing.
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  11. These are all great recipes! The potatoes looks so yummy 🙂
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  12. I am yet to attempt making anything from pinterest that i have found but maybe a salad or two
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  13. i love pinterest too.. but you’re right. for me it’s 50/50 whether a recipe will turn out for me.. i’ve tried a handful, but there are probably only one or two i would repeat.
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  14. I used to make breakfast egg muffins all the time! So good!
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  15. Those egg muffins look amazing! I want to try those this weekend!
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  16. I have been wanting to try those breakfast egg cups for months and have never gotten around to it! Will have to do that for sure 🙂
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  17. As a fellow Pinterest recipe addict, I love this! I make new recipes from Pinterest every week and I’ll have to add some of these to my must-try Delish board. Thanks!
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  18. I’ve been meaning to try a version of those eggs! Thanks for sharing!
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  19. Oh goodness, these all look so delicious! That broccoli cheddar soup is calling my name!
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  20. Everything looks tasty. I’ve made those breakfast muffins before and they truly are delicious!
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  21. And, my stomach just groaned with hunger! I must try all of these! <3
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  22. OMG I am so hungry after reading this! I need my hubby to get home with my breakfast.
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  23. Yum! I love the idea of putting veggies in muffins – trying to do that more frequently for my picky eater!

  24. The roasted red potatoes look so interesting! I haven’t had ANY roast potatoes in ages and I miss it so much, oh god. I just don’t feel ready to tackle potato cooking yet.
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  25. Those eggs, I have actually pinned that as something to do! I am addicted to pinterest but have learned that there are are LOT more FAILS than people would lead you to believe…lol.

    Thrifting Diva
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  26. I’m totally drooling now! I just have to try everything now, lol!
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  27. Pinterest has been such a dream board for me. I need to actually start some of the crafts and recipes I have pinned. I am sure once that starts I will have plenty of fails.

  28. I’m starving now.. I’ve been dying to try those breakfast muffins and I may need to do this tomorrow now haha

  29. I have SO many Pinterest fails lately, that it is nice hearing about Pinterest wins for once! I want to try the egg muffins! 🙂

  30. I want those potatoes. Those sound delicious.
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  31. Glad to know I’m not the only one who does their meal planning from their pin boards.
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  32. they all look yummy! i love potatoes with rosemary!!
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