To me, lemon pesto penne sounds like an intricate and complicated recipe. But thanks to Lindsay at Pinch of Yum, my preconceived notions were immediately shattered when I came across her recipe, which is brilliantly labeled "20-Minute Lemon Pesto Penne." If it weren't for that "20-minute" clause in the title, I may have never attempted this recipe just based on the fact that it would have required more work than I was willing to put in at the time.
This healthy dinner recipe is one that I made up completely on a whim, but that came out way tastier and more satisfying than I was expecting. I make dishes like this pretty often, but usually with rice instead of potatoes. Rice is a little bit easier to cook, but the potatoes definitely helped to switch it up and add a tasty twist.
You guys, my boyfriend is a master chef. He took this banana pancake recipe from Jenn at Once Upon a Chef and adapted it on his own to make it better. Well, I can't truly attest to the fact that these were better because I've never tasted the original recipe, but the batch that Mark made using a few modifications were so fluffy and flavorful that I'd pretty much be willing to bet money on the fact that they are in fact superior.
I love sweet potatoes and I love enchiladas (actually, all types of Mexican style foods), so deciding to whip up sweet potato black bean enchiladas a few weeks ago was a no-brainer. Mark has made both sweet potato tacos and enchiladas for me before, and since they're fairly simple and pretty versatile (meaning, you can pretty much stuff 'em with anything you want) I decided to create my own version without using a recipe.