So this thing called Pinterest… Have you heard of it?

If you could see my bookmarks manager (I supposed I could screenshot it but it’s a bit embarrassing) you’d understand why I adore Pinterest… I have hundreds of recipes bookmarked but I rarely use them. I also have a number of cookbooks collecting dust. Why?

I think it has to do with portability. I can’t haul my laptop around everywhere and carrying my cookbook collection would just be a bit impractical… especially now that I have a diaper bag and a baby (My kid is kind of a tank… he gets heavy) to carry. I do, however, have my phone with me everywhere I go. When StumbleUpon and Pinterest both came out with Android apps…well, let’s just say I didn’t get much done for a little while.

The thing is, some people just pin things that are visually appealing to them and move on…that’s how I used to be. When I finally had 24 hour access to my pins (no matter where I happened to be) I suddenly realized that my sometimes daily struggle with what to make for dinner was totally unnecessary. I could scroll through my pins while making my grocery list, double check them at the store, and have the recipe handy while in the kitchen cooking.

Anyway, I’m publicly declaring my love of Pinterest because I’d like to use it as a weekly feature here. During the week I’ll try something I found on Pinterest and then I’ll let y’all know how it went. I pin all kinds of cool stuff…recipes, cleaning tips, crafty things… so hopefully I won’t run out of stuff to talk about.

After that ridiculously long explanation I would like to tell you about the dinner I made a couple of nights ago.



Garlic and brown sugar chicken… I’ve seen this all over everyone else’s boards and when The BF brought a box of chicken breasts home the other night (from Omaha Steaks…Fancy!) I decided it was time to try it out.

This. Is. Delicious.

bsg chicken

My version of Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken

I’m not kidding…Make this tonight. It’s THAT good.

Of course, I didn’t exactly follow the directions (big surprise…) so here’s what I did:

-Saute garlic (I used 3 cloves for 2 chicken breasts) in butter on medium-ish heat

-Salt and pepper your chicken breasts, then add them to the garlic

-Cover and let cook, about 5 minutes on each side

-Sprinkle about a tablespoon of brown sugar on top of each chicken breast, cover and cook for a couple of minutes

-Flip chicken, sprinkle on more brown sugar, cover and let cook for a couple more minutes

That’s it!  Of course, you’ll want to make sure your chicken is done. Use a handy meat thermometer to make sure each breast is at least 165 degrees.

I would also recommend pouring anything left in the pan over the chicken when you serve it. Please don’t leave any of that deliciousness in the pan!