Sunday, March 24, 2013

My Pinterest Experiments

I (like many of you) love pinterest!  I have gotten great recipes, decorating ideas, party inspiration, etc., etc., etc.!  You have seen the decorating projects around my home that Pinterest has inspired -and now I have decided to let you know how I feel about some other Pin's I have tried. 
This past week I tried these three - here's what I think..... 

This sauce looked so good on Pinterest I was drooling.  I had my doubts that I would love it since I am not that big of a cauliflower fan - but this honestly blew my mind!  I had it on noodles and served it to my kids too.  My oldest son asked for seconds (a miracle!).   My other two kids were just ok with it.  I loved it and am excited to try some of her other recipes using this sauce.   So Thumbs Up to this one!

 Since it is Easter I tried this one last night with my kids.  Looks so cool and fun!   Sadly I have to give this one a big thumbs DOWN!  The shaving cream looked cool just like in this picture, but it didn't transfer well onto the eggs.  I let the eggs sit quite a while (probably 30 min.) in the shaving cream in hopes that the color would transfer well.  The eggs ended up looking very light and pastel - hardly any color at all -and definitely no cool swirly affects going on.  My kids loved playing in the shaving cream which was great but when it got on their clothes it stained them pretty bad - I'm working on getting that out now!  Next time I'll stick with the Dollar Tree egg dye kit!

Finally I have to give this last pin a thumbs up and a thumbs down.  A thumbs up because the cookies are amazingly delicious and a thumbs down because I have eaten way more cookies this week than I have in a VERY long time.   Wow - just looking at this picture makes me want to go grab another cookie out of the fridge right now!  My only suggestion is to make sure you cook them on a dark colored cookie sheet - I did mine on a light one and had to keep cooking and cooking them to get them to brown up slightly on the bottom - very frustrating!  Once I tried the dark cookie sheet the recommended cooking time worked perfectly!  (Pinterest link found here).

From time to time I will be back with more Pinterest Experiment posts to let you know what other Pins I am giving the Thumbs up or Thumbs down to.
Now go join Pinterest if you haven't already!  Seriously why haven't you?!?!

1 comment:

  1. I've had some hits and some misses with Pinterest inspired projects myself. Thanks for sharing, this would be a fun regular series.