I have had request from a few of you to share more about what I try on Pinterest, especially when in comes to recipes. I actually try a lot of things on Pinterest, so I am more than happy to accommodate that. I try various crafts and recipes at whim, so I can’t make promises on how regular these posts will be.
I know Pinterest gets a lot of criticism because the crafts often don’t actually work the way people say they do or they are unrealistic. Because of this Pinterest has recently added a new feature where people can rate whether they had success when they tried making what was on individual pins. Along with it you can leave a note. For instance there have been a few times recipes have been successful for me, but I had to make some small adjustments.
I think overall I have been pretty successful with my Pinterest attempts. I think there are three keys to making sure that you have successful Pinterest attempts too.
- Be realistic about your skill level. Just because someone else makes something look easy, it doesn’t mean that you have the same skill level they do.
- Don’t be afraid to have some failures. No one is perfect at anything the first time they do anything, unless they are a prodigy.
- Don’t be afraid to alter things and go with you gut. Let’s take the recipes for an example. There are a lot of things that can a recipe correct that is posted, but still need to be changed for you. The cookware you are using, temperature variations on the stove or oven you are using, environmental factors, dietary needs, and so much more can be reasons you may need to change a recipe slightly.
Just remember to have fun, and don’t take things so serious.
This past week had me trying two different recipes. The first was for a friend’s birthday party who wanted everyone to bring tapas style food. I hadn’t been feeling well for a while, so my energy levels were on low, but most of my friends are foodies so they expect big things. I wanted to find something to make that would take not too much effort, but make a big impression.
This did go over incredibly well at the party. But I did have to make some small adjustments. The portions on the cheese and bacon seemed way off. I made a double batch, but the only thing I actually ended up using double of was the phyllo cups. I used maybe a quarter more of the ingredients to double it than to just make one batch.
The second recipe I tried out, you may already know about if you follow me on Instagram. I decided to give this Garlic Butter Chicken and Pasta Slow Cooker Recipe a try. This was shared from The Magical Slow Cooker.
I also made some alterations with this recipe, but I only found one of them to be necessary, and that was the I doubled the butter. The rest of my alterations were for personal taste.
For this dish I did snaps some pictures of the progression of making it.
This was the original ingredients that went into the crock pot. As you can see I decided to use whole baby carrots in mine instead of the slice carrots the original recipe calls for.
This picture didn’t turn out the best, but this is the point where the chicken got shredded and the peas are added.
And this was the end results after adding my pasta and cheese. My husband absolutely loved this. It had a lot of flavor, and the work load was minimal. If you can cook pasta, you can make this.
Tell me in the comments below what you tried on Pinterest last and how it went. And please share any tips you have for making Pinterest endeavors successful.