BBQ Beer Chicken & Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

It seems that lately when cooking or baking, I’ve been turning to Pinterest for my recipes. Tonight was no exception as I tried 2 recipes. I didn’t get around to the store until around 5 PM this evening so my crock pot dinner was a bust. None the less, I decided to still fix it for tomorrow’s supper. The dinner recipe was BBQ Beer Chicken courtesy of Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body. Now I’ll be real honest, I do NOT like the title of that blog. AT ALL because I’m a fat girl trapped in a fat girl’s body. ANYWAYS, the recipe seemed worth trying so I gave in. Because of my TMJ issues I’ve been forced to a semi liquid/soft foods diet. Which means that I’ve been eating A LOT of soups, jello, yogurt, smoothies, and pretty much anything soft you can think of. I get tired of eating soup for 2 of my meals, so it’s forced me to be a little creative with my meals.

I chose the BBQ Beer Chicken recipe because I really wanted to break in my new crock pot that I got for Christmas. What better way than to test out another Pinterest recipe? I also had a mini stock pile of BBQ sauce that I had gotten this summer when it was on sale with coupons. Plus I still had Guinness leftover from the Shepherd’s Pie a couple weeks ago. The ingredients are simple (for exact recipe, click here):

  • BBQ Sauce – any type any flavor (I used Kraft)
  • 1 bottle of beer – any type any flavor (I just happened to use Guinness)
  • Chicken breasts (I only used 3 since it’s just me)
  • Onion powder
  • Fresh minced garlic (I used 3 cloves)
  • Paprika

I dumped the ingredients into my crock pot, set the timer for 6 hours, and let the magic take over.

I’ve also had a major attack of the sweets lately so I decided to make something to quench that craving by using ingredients I already had in my pantry. I opted to make the Pumpkin Spice Bread  that I had pinned onto my Food Porn board on Pinterest. The recipe was for 2 loaves which I didn’t want to make as I live alone and that would be just too tempting. So I had to fudge the recipe a bit to make one loaf. So here’s my recipe which I renamed – Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread.

  • (1) 15 oz. can of pumpkin 
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 C vegetable oil (I used Safflower Oil)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 bag of chocolate chips (I used Nestle Toll House morsels)

I also had to adjust the time in the oven as 60 minutes was not enough time for the loaf to bake all the way through. I would bake for 1 hour and 20 or 30 minutes. 
I had a sampling to see how it tasted and it was delicious! The chocolate chips was definitely a great addition and I pulled a Paula Deen and put butter on my piece. That definitely hit the spot and my sweet tooth is satiated for tonight anyway.

Two more Pinterest recipes that have the Timo stamp of approval. Thank you Hostess with the Mostest and Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body for sharing your wonderful recipes! Have you guys tried any recipes from Pinterest and had success? If so, let me know! 

Buen Provecho,
The Hungry Latina

The Adventures of a Hungry Latina is a lifestyle blog that focuses on healthy gluten free eating that is affordable and delicious. It’s more than just being hungry for food. It’s about being hungry for all the things that life has to offer.