Saturday, September 29, 2012

Braided Bun

Today's pin actually doesn't have a website... the link is just to the picture. But that's okay since the picture's instructions are very easy to follow!
It's called a 'Braided Bun and looked pretty simple, and perfect for yesterday, when my hair just was not cooperating. This is what I ended up with:

Not the neatest, but not the messiest either. And messy buns are in right now, so I think this turned out to be a success. It was very easy, and would've taken me less than five minutes if I hadn't made three braids instead of two initially. I definitely recommend!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Best Pot Roast Ever!

Wow, it's been awhile... oops :p

Today's pin comes to us today from Maria's Cooking Adventures. This is what it's supposed to look like:

The recipe is pretty simple, only 6 ingredients. You just toss them in a crockpot for six to ten hours, and you're good to go. The recipe calls for 2-5 pounds of roast, and I bought just under 2 pounds since I was only cooking for two.

This was my finished product (one serving):

Obviously the picture quality is worse... but it turned out pretty good. It tasted very good, actually.  The ranch and italian combo gave it a nice little kick with each bite.  The only caution I have, is to make sure you cook it for at least 6 hours. The crock pot I was using (a Gordon Ramsey product) was brand new, so I'm assuming it's working optimally, and I took it out after 6 hours, and my potatoes were still a little potato-y in the middle. Next time I try this I'll probably cook it for seven hours and see where that gets me. 

This pin is a definite success! I can't wait to eat the leftovers (and there were a lot... it's kind of a big recipe for only two people).  Everyone reading should put this one in the recipe books.