This week on Pinterest – February 2 – 15, 2012 February 17, 2012Posted by Judy in Pinterest.
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I decided to combine two weeks since last week was slim pickings as far as Pinterest was concerned. It should come as no surprise that almost everything I tried was food. I really DO have other things pinned, I just never seem to get around to trying them!
Here’s my one non-food item.
Felt baby shoes
I made a pair of these for a friend’s little guy. They were a sky blue and I used a slightly darker thread. They were pretty easy to make, but I don’t think mine turned out very well. There was a funny wrinkling along the edge from pulling the thread tautish, you know, to keep the shoe together. Maybe they just looked cuter from afar, I don’t know, I just wasn’t jumping up and down with glee at how these turned out.
Loaded potato casserole
This was really quite good, not at all healthy, but good. My review is here.
Cinnamon bun bread
I’ve actually removed this pin from my Pinterest, but you can read my review here.
Goat cheese cornbread
Well, I guess I should have reviewed this when I made it last week, because I honestly can’t remember anything about how it turned out. I know I used some other cheese, probably fontina or something. But I have zero recollection of how it tasted, whether or not liked it or if anyone else liked it. Crazy! Eh? Try it and let me know what you thought!
Cinnamon breakfast puffs
Delicious and easy! The babes LOVED these and they disappeared in a flash. We’ll definitely be making these again.
Herb crusted sweet potatoes
Another winner recipe, here. The toddler, who eats pretty much nothing, gobbled these right up. There’s so much variability in this recipe. You can change up the herbs you use and get a different and equally delicious result. They are easy to make, delicious and healthy. That’s a win in my book!
The presentation of this version of lasagna is really lovely. If you were having a dinner party or some special occasion, these would be a great addition. They are pretty labor intensive, so I don’t see these being very practical for everyday meals. They are also pretty messy to eat. Once you cut them, they sort of fall apart all over the place. But, they look lovely, and the addition of cream cheese for the filling was really delicious. I’ll be keeping this recipe around.
Blended strawberry milk
I’ve been making these for the kids for the past few days, and they love them. All three kids, even the picky toddler . . .they love them. I’ve been changing things up and using other fruits. Their favorite combo is crushed pineapple, banana and coconut extract. The whipped cream and sprinkles are a nice touch, but the kids seem to do just fine without them.
Tomato basil parmesan soup
This soup was better the 2nd and 3rd day, but it was still quite good the 1st day. Here’s my full review.
This week on Pinterest – January 26 – February 1, 2012 February 4, 2012Posted by Judy in Pinterest.
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It’s been a busy Pinterest week around here! Let’s get started . . . .
Baby leg warmers
These were the first leg warmers that I pinned.
Then I found these, also cute, made using a different method.
Then I realized that they both were inspired from these, and these I really loved. So I made my version, minus the giant flower. I think they turned out pretty similar. I’ll be doing a tute in the next few weeks showing how I did it.
Milk crate covers
This tutorial was pretty clear and the covers were really easy to make. If you are making your own pattern, you may have to make some modifications as I had some issues. Read more and see pics of my version at my other blog.
De.li.cious. Really, you should make it!
Buttermilk blueberry breakfast cake
I used blackberries instead of blueberries. The flavor was decent, but not delish. As usual, I didn’t have one of the main ingredients, buttermilk, so I substituted (1T lemon juice plus enough milk to equal one cup). But I don’t think that what made it different. My cake looked more brown than white. It was good. Let me just say that we had leftovers of this cake and none of the banana bread.
This technique worked like a charm. I’ll be doing it again. I actually used this technique plus the cake and frosting below to make a cake. You can see my more complete review here.
Both this and the roasted broccoli were fantastic! So much so that I’ll be buying more fresh veggies to roast rather than going the frozen veggie or salad route. Both recipes were quite easy to make.
The day after I made this broccoli, we went to Bob Evans for lunch . . . one of the meals came with broccoli that paled in comparison. It was laughable.
Cheesy zucchini enchiladas
Another big win with this recipe. I wasn’t sure about the zucchini, but it turned out really well. Next time, I won’t stuff each tortilla with quite so much zucchini, and I’ll likely experiment with different types of chesse.
Gourmet four cheese macaroni
I guess I’ll be ending on a sour note. This recipe had such promise, but freankly, it was no better than some of the other mac’ n cheese recipes I’ve tried. Well, the price tag was MUCH higher due to the gourmet cheeses. I won’t be making this version again.
Until next week!