I love Pinterest. I love pinning recipes from my favorite food blogs or scrolling down the Everything section to see what everyone else has been pinning. I love the idea of all the crafts and recipes and everything else right there at my fingertips.
Right now I have around 9,600 pins in 60 boards. I do use Pinterest a pretty good bit but tend to stick to the boards regarding Dinner and let other delicious looking recipes or fun crafts languish unused and ignored. This year I'm trying to get more use out of Pinterest so at the beginning of the year I created my 52 Pins in 52 Weeks Board as well as a Results Board to keep track of it.
Week 1The Pin: Forgotten Laundry from A Slob Comes Clean
Reason Picked: I have a fuzzy sock obsession and some had stayed in the washing machine a bit too long and I just couldn't get rid of the stale scent.
The Basic Idea: Add vinegar to the machine when I was them
The Results: At first I was a bit underwhelmed because while the smell was better it wasn't entirely gone BUT it did disappear completely the next time I washed the socks. I had washed them multiple times before and the scent hadn't budged so I'm calling this a success! Not to mention it's super easy and I always have vinegar on hand.
Week 2:The Pin: How to Polish a Stainless Steel Sink with Flour from The Kitchen
Reason Picked: I wanted my sink to be shinier
The Basic Idea: Pour a little bit of flour into the sink and buff the stainless steel surface
The Results Maybe my sink wasn't dirty enough but I really couldn't tell a difference except for the fact I had flour gummed up in the drain.
Week 3:The Pin:Cream Cheese Filled Crumb Muffins from Lauren's Latest
Reason Picked: I love all things cream cheese
The Basic Idea: This is a cinnamon muffin with a cheese cake type cream cheese filling with a delicious crumb topping
The Results: So so so so good! They're a little tricky as you have to make the batter, the filling and the topping but the results are worth it. I used 2 heaping tablespoons of batter for the first layer and I think next time I would use less because I barely had enough batter to cover the filling. It still tasted amazing but wasn't quite as pretty.
Week 4:The Pin: Honey Mustard Pork Scallopini from Full Bellies, Happy Kids
Reason Picked: I like pork dishes but for some reason I hadn't tried this one yet
The Basic Idea: A thinly pounded pork loin brushed with honey mustard, breaded and lightly panned fried.
The Results: Meh not great. I didn't love the flavor and most of the breading slid off even after I increased the amount of oil in the pan. I've made other pork scallopini dishes that were more successful so I'll stick with those.
Week 5:The Pin: Copycat Zax Sauce from Domestic Superhero
Reason Picked: I've been craving Zax sauce but am trying to cut down on eating out which means no Zaxbys.
The Basic Idea: If you're very unlucky and have never eaten at Zaxbys Zax sauce is this tasty peppery sauce that they give you to dunk the chicken in. It also works for french fries, bread, and probably the napkins as well.
The Results: It was good though I'm not sure it's quite as good as Zax sauce. It also comes together really easily and contained ingredients that I always have on hand. I'll definitely be making this sauce anytime I'm making my own chicken fingers.
I'm linking up with Weekend Cooking hosted by Beth Fish Reads