Right now I have around 10,000 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. I'll be posting my results the last Saturday of each month.
This month ended up being all food because it was all I could do to actually feed people this month. Something about the end of the school year has me crawling across the finish line in total exhaustion. Anyway, it was a pretty solid month. No spectacular failures and some pretty fantastic successes. Next month I'll probably be using some of the kids crafts because I have a little one out of school who might need something to occupy his time!
Reason Picked: I love chicken dishes in cream sauce and this one has bacon!
The Basic Idea: Browned chicken baked in a creamy cheese sauce with bacon added
The Results: This was good though I'm not sure it's fancy restaurant good as it's claimed in the original recipe. It took longer than I expected because I had to bake it for so long and the sauce got a little grainy. I'm not sure this is a recipe I'll be anxious to make again.
The Basic Idea: A yummy banana bread with either freeze dried or finely minced fresh strawberries added.
The Results: So good! I actually made this for someone else as I'm the only one in my house who eats banana bread but I kept a few slices. It's a good banana bread on it's own and the strawberries just add a little punch of freshness. I used fresh and chopped them up fairly fine but not into a mince. If you like banana bread this is one not to miss.
|Not the prettiest but this was not the month for piping bags and the like!|
Reason Picked: This is one of my favorite blogs and I love all things salted caramel - and cupcakes
The Basic Idea: A chocolate cupcake filled with a salted caramel sauce and topped with vanilla buttercream.
The Results: While this is one of my favorite blogs this is one of her older recipes and is really more of a formula than a recipe. The caramel sauce from her link was really good but put together with everything else it got kind of lost. It ended up being too much work for just a decent cupcake.
Reason Picked: I've seen a billion recipes for Carmelita cookies on Pinterest and Cookies and Cups is always reliable.
The Basic Idea: An oatmeal chocolate chip cookie wrapped around a Rolo candy
The Results: Delicious! If you didn't want to mess with the Rolos than you could just make excellent chocolate chip cookies with the dough. You do freeze the Rolos but I just tossed the bag in the freezer overnight and had no problem unwrapping them so you don't have to unwrap the candy and figure out where to put them and all that. You do have to chill the dough as well so do all the prep the day before you need them and then you can just make them the day of so it didn't seem like a lot of work. Plus, these are just seriously good cookies!
I'm linking up with Weekend Cooking hosted by Beth Fish Reads