I’ve been total blog slacker in 2012. I know the five people who read this blog have really missed me and I don’t want to let them down any longer. :)
Pinterest is all the rage right now. If you haven’t heard of it (which is unlikely if you spend anytime on Facebook or other social media), it is a virtual pinboard. It enables you to organize and share what you find on the web – clothes, recipes, home decor, events. You can browse other people’s pinbaords for inspiration and re-pin your favorites. I don’t use Pinterest regularly but I do enjoy pinning recipes and really yummy looking food. Lately I’ve been trying a lot of the recipes on my pinboard. Recipes may look good in a picture and sound tasty, but you never know unless you try it. Some of the recipes were a success, others are better left as a picture. Here are my thoughts on the recipes I’ve tried (the pictures are from the original website or blog – I am not a skilled enough blogger to remember to take pictures of everything I make, nor do I have a decent camera).
Santa Hat Brownies - these look adorable, right? I made them for our Christmas party. Mine were not quite as adorable, but still looked pretty cute. They were relatively easy to make, too.
Peppermint Oreo Truffles - Another Christmas party treat. You’ve probably heard of oreo truffles before and this was a delicious Christmas version. Guests of our party referred to them as “chocolate bombs” and “chocolate heroin.” Extremely rich, so one batch goes a long way.
Pepperoni Bread - When I was growing up and we lived in New Jersey, there was this place that made the best pepperoni bread. I have such fond memories of it that I wanted to try making my own. This is the easiest recipe ever. The “loaf bread dough” is a little vague, so I just picked up a Pillsbury Italian loaf from the store and it worked great. Cheesy Vegetable Chowder - Dave really enjoyed this chowder; I was on the fence about it. I liked the veggies in it (I added more than the recipe called for). But when I took it for lunch the next day, it wasn’t very filling. It also took awhile to make, despite the fact that I prepped everything the previous night.
Polenta Stuffed Peppers – I liked this, Dave didn’t. I’m not sure I made the polenta quite right, it was a little soupy but had good flavor.
Chicken Enchilada Soup – I had really yummy chicken enchilda soup at my pastor’s house and I should have just asked Allie for the recipe. This one was totally bland and not my favorite.
Spinach Ricotta Mini Lasagnas – these were pretty good! I love the wonton wrappers…they are easy, taste great, and are less calories than pasta. I found the basic recipe for this a little uninteresting so will definitely kick it up next time and try different fillings.
So there you have it – my pinterest recipe breakdown so far. I’m sure I’ll be trying more in the future. Have you found a favorite recipe through Pinterest? Do you enjoy looking at food as much as I do? I don’t get on Pinterest a lot, but when I do, I just look at recipe after recipe and wish I could make all of them. I also pin a lot of baked goods because I would love to open a bakery one day.