Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pinterest Love, Part I

Oh, Pinterest, how I love thee. (If you are a female, and have not yet become addicted to Pinterest, please leave me a comment so I can send you an invite so you can share in the joy). Some of the girls at church are planning a Pinterest craft day, so that we can accomplish some of the many things we have pinned and have yet to actually do.

So in the spirit of Pinterest, and how much there is to love, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite pins that I have actually done (go me!). These are mostly recipes, because I have to cook so I might as well make something fun. Unfortunately, at this point in my life, I don't have to craft, so those things get left undone.

Bacon & Egg Toast Cups (credit)
This is like a fancy twist on one of my favorite breakfast staples, the egg-in-a-hole. Yum. Basically, it's a circle of bread (I used a drinking glass to cut them out) pressed into a muffin tin, add a slice of bacon, and an egg. Bake at 350 until the white of the egg is set. These were easy, and delicious, and now my husband wants them all the time.

Buffalo Chicken Dip ("Crack Dip") (credit)
 Another yum. I have a slight obsession with all things buffalo sauce, and have done everything from buffalo chicken mac & cheese to buffalo chicken calzones. So this dip is right up my alley. And considering it uses one of my secret kitchen shortcuts, canned chicken breast, it was super easy. I served it at a church potluck with some Wheat Thins, and it was a hit.

Peanut Butter Cheerio Treats (credit)
If you are looking for a simple and delicious snack or dessert idea, this is the recipe for you.  I'm generally wary of things that call for boiling sugar, because I don't have a candy thermometer, and don't want one (see my last post) and I usually end up over boiling or under boiling the sugar. I took a chance on these and made them for my family when we went camping for Thanksgiving. I consider it a success when my picture (on the right) looks almost as good as the one on Pinterest!

Twine Wrapped Letter (credit)
The first (and only!) Pinterest craft I have completed so far. I saw this on Pinterest, but I actually saw one that my friend Ashley made first. Again, mine is the one on the right. This project involved a wooden letter from Hobby Lobby (I've heard paper mache may be better, but they were out of S when I went), a ball of twine, and an absurd amount of hot glue. Especially around the ends, I think there may be more hot glue than twine. I love how it turned out though! It is currently hanging above our key hook, and it makes me smile every day. 

So now you can begin to understand my addiction to Pinterest. Next time I'll show you some of the things I want to make!


  1. Love the twine wrapped letter idea! How cute. :)

  2. Totally addicted to Pinterest...and these pictures make me want to log in right now!

    Merry Christmas :)


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