Guest Blog by: Midge
I like new, fun, and funky ideas to try out in my kitchen. Often, I find myself perusing the newest cookbooks at the bookstore in search of inspiration. Here or there, I have put one in my cart at the grocery store or at our “mart of many discounts”. But, my budget has always prohibited the purchasing of most of these cookbooks.
I kept feeling like there had to be another way to find more ideas and that was when I happened upon Pinterest. I know, I know; Pinterest has been around for a little while now. But while I may be tech savvy, I don’t just jump on the latest tech wagon until I am sure it is something I may use often. To tell you the truth, I would still be happy wearing a “pager” and not having an email address but my father just had to bring me into the present day and age!
Pinterest is the land of plenty. In fact, I believe that is one of the main problems I have with it. I could spend HOURS on there just finding new ideas. And of course, then I would have no time to actually try out the new ideas.
The other issue is that some of the projects seem so easy I am just sure it will turn out perfect for dinner. For example, let’s examine my attempt at making braided spaghetti bread. It was gorgeous on the picture but when it came out of my oven it looked like a helium filled octopus balloon had taken over my baking pan and decided to attack the spaghetti.
But alas, it is probably just me. The only real problems I found with Pinterest is that I don’t have enough hours in the day to try each and every one of those cool, new ideas I have pinned. So, I will take it one day and one recipe at a time.
Here are some of the fun new pins I tried the last two weeks!
I added about a half of a stick more of butter but otherwise followed the recipe to the T. It was wonderful.
NOT SO GREAT ~ I tried a cheddar/bacon/ranch bread using the same concept and it was almost inedible. Ugh, can’t win ‘em all!
NOT SO GREAT ~ Berry Cobbler: http://pinterest.com/pin/56858014017635396/
Well, it tasted great but I read the recipe wrong! Besides the spaghetti octopus bread massacre, I also tried a three ingredient cake that I was just sure I wouldn’t mess up. It really pays to take extra time to go to the actual page the picture has been pinned from and read the directions for yourself. The person who pinned the picture forgot a very important instruction! LOL! I mixed all three ingredients together then went to the page for the baking instructions. Turns out that the cake ingredients were not supposed to be mixed but layered in the cake pan. It still tasted yummy… but I sure wish I read the full list of instructions first!
What are your favorite recipe finds on Pinterest? Care to share your favorite pins with us??? I am always looking for new ideas…