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Pinterest Experiment: Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup

I find a lot of great ideas on Pinterest… but pinning something doesn’t do anything unless I actually, you know, try the idea. So I thought it’d be fun to challenge myself to do at least one Pinterest experiment every week — and blog my results.

I can’t promise that I’ll always have a Pinterest Experiment post up each week, because you know how I sometimes get distracted or on blog tangents. :) But I’m at least going to try. By the way, you can follow my Pinterest account here, if you’re interested.

I promised to tell you how the Cookie in a Cup Experiment went… and I’m happy to report that it was a success.

It was super easy to whip up. It probably took me about 3 minutes from start to finish.

It turned out beautifully and tasted delicious. Though I have to say that it would have been even better with a big scoop of ice cream.

One thing I loved about this recipe is that it just makes a small amount — the perfect little dessert to share amongst two people (especially if you have that ice cream!). It doesn’t make much of a mess. It doesn’t heat up your house. And you don’t have three dozen cookies sitting around begging to be eaten later in the day. 🙂

I definitely liked this recipe better than the Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two recipe I made not too long ago. But if you want to make a larger batch of cookies ahead of time and aren’t worried about them disappearing and don’t mind using your oven, I highly recommend this Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie recipe.

Recipe link: Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup

Want to see what ideas I’m thinking of trying next? Check out my Recipes I Want to Try board and my Do It Yourself board for things I’m considering trying next.

Have you tried any ideas or recipes you’ve found on Pinterest this week? If so, how did they turn out for you?

Pinterest Experiment: Baked Oven Fries (oh-so-time-consuming and oh-so-good!)

I find a lot of great ideas on Pinterest… but pinning something doesn’t do anything unless I actually, you know, try the idea. So I thought it’d be fun to challenge myself to do at least one Pinterest experiment every week — and blog my results.

I can’t promise that I’ll always have a Pinterest Experiment post up each week, because you know how I sometimes get distracted or on blog tangents. 🙂 But I’m at least going to try. By the way, you can follow my Pinterest account here, if you’re interested.

I found this recipe for Baked Oven Fries on Pinterest. And since I’d gotten a great deal on potatoes recently, I had to try it.

The actual recipe was a little bit more time-consuming than I was envisioning. {I don’t know why I always picture whipping up things like this in less than 10 minutes.}

Truthfully, when I was making these, I was thinking to myself, “Why did I want to try this recipe??”

And without even finishing the recipe or tasting these fries, I decided I was not going to be making this recipe again. It’s just way too many steps for a cook like me who prefers 5-minute recipes whenever possible.

But I persevered and I’m so glad I did. Because we loved the finished product. Jesse was thoroughly impressed that I’d made French Fries from scratch (sadly, yes, I think this was a first for me!) and he proclaimed them very, very good.

So now, I’m kind of torn on my verdict. I mean, I really was hoping that they weren’t very good. But now that I know that they are, I’m not so sure that I’m going to say I’ll never made them again.

However, if any of you have an easier homemade French Fries recipe that is equally amazing that you want to send my way, I will love you for it.

Want to see what ideas I’m thinking of trying next? Check out my Recipes I Want to Try board and my Do It Yourself board for things I’m considering trying next.

Have you tried any ideas or recipes you’ve found on Pinterest this week? If so, how did they turn out for you?

Pinterest Experiments: Two-Ingredient Bread & Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

I find a lot of great ideas on Pinterest… but pinning something doesn’t do anything unless I actually, you know, try the idea. So I thought it’d be fun to challenge myself to do at least one Pinterest experiment every week — and blog my results.

I can’t promise that I’ll always have a Pinterest Experiment post up each week, because you know how I sometimes get distracted or on blog tangents. But I’m at least going to try. By the way, you can follow my Pinterest account here, if you’re interested.

So, I guess you could say I have a thing for carbs… or at least it certainly seems like it since that’s what I’m usually pinning on my Recipes I Want to Try Board.

This week, I tried two recipe ideas I found on Pinterest and, believe it or not, both were successful. Yes, I know, that just might be a first! 🙂

I was intrigued by this Two-Ingredient Bread and just had to try it out. {Yes, I used pineapple yogurt. That’s what I had, so I figured it was worth a shot. Surprisingly, you couldn’t even taste the pineapple in the finished dough!}

While I wouldn’t say that it’s easier than my Bread Machine Bread recipe since it requires kneading, it was quite simple and it worked. I ended up using it as a pizza crust, since I had some extra cheese from the dinner I was making that night.

And I made the Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread yesterday. It was easy and so yummy. My family raved about it and the loaf didn’t last long at all. 🙂

Want to see what ideas I’m thinking of trying next? Check out my Recipes I Want to Try board and my Do It Yourself board for things I’m considering trying next.

Have you tried any ideas or recipes you’ve found on Pinterest this week? If so, how did they turn out for you?

Pinterest Experiments: Cracker Barrel Pancakes & One-Hour Cinnamon Rolls

I find a lot of great ideas on Pinterest… but pinning something doesn’t do anything unless I actually, you know, try the idea. So I thought it’d be fun to challenge myself to do at least one Pinterest experiment every week — and blog my results.

I can’t promise that I’ll always have a Pinterest Experiment post up each week, because you know how I sometimes get distracted or on blog tangents. But I’m at least going to try. By the way, you can follow my Pinterest account here, if you’re interested.

These One-Hour Cinnamon Rolls looked promising. And they were fairly easy to make (I used my KitchenAid to mix the dough).

However, I think that my Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls still beat this recipe out by a long shot — and the Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls only take about 20 minutes of actual prep time to make. (You gotta try the Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls if you have already. Trust on this; it’s a winner recipe!)

I was excited to try the Cracker Barrel Pancakes. They were good and hearty, but I still think that our regular pancake recipe is better.

Want to see what ideas I’m thinking of trying next? Check out my Recipes I Want to Try board and my Do It Yourself board for things I’m considering trying next.

Have you tried any ideas or recipes you’ve found on Pinterest this week? If so, how did they turn out for you?

Pinterest Experiment: Olive Garden Breadsticks

I find a lot of great ideas on Pinterest… but pinning something doesn’t do anything unless I actually, you know, try the idea. So I thought it’d be fun to challenge myself to do at least one Pinterest experiment every week — and blog my results.

I can’t promise that I’ll always have a Pinterest Experiment post up each week, because you know how I sometimes get distracted or on blog tangents. But I’m at least going to try. By the way, you can follow my Pinterest account here, if you’re interested.

I had really high hopes for these Olive Garden Breadsticks. Unfortunately, I didn’t think they lived up to their name.

They were decent, but nowhere near fantastic. It may have been because I used half whole-wheat flour and salted butter (because that’s all I had).

I love this Bread Machine Bread Stick Recipe much, much more. But maybe that’s because I prefer my breads to be more on the sweet and fluffy side?

Have you tried any ideas or recipes you’ve found on Pinterest this week? If so, how did they turn out for you?

Pinterest Experiment: Homemade Scrubbing Bubbles

I find a lot of great ideas on Pinterest… but pinning something doesn’t do anything unless I actually, you know, try the idea. So I thought it’d be fun to challenge myself to do at least one Pinterest experiment every week — and blog my results. You can follow my personal Pinterest account here, if you’re interested.

Update: So it looks like this isn’t really that effective of a cleaning agent after all, according to this post. You’d probably just be better off sticking with vinegar or baking soda.

I saw this recipe for Homemade Toilet Bomb on Pinterest and knew I had to try it. It just looked plain fun — plus, it looked so simple.

Well, apparently I forgot what I had learned back in grade school about the reaction you’ll get when you mix baking soda and vinegar. Um, yup, I ended up getting my toilet and my kitchen table cleaned out of the deal. 😉

Truthfully, the recipe worked great, but I think it would work just as well to scrub the toilet with baking soda and/or spray it with vinegar. But if it makes you feel better to clean with something that looks kind of like Scrubbing Bubbles (versus straight vinegar or baking soda), then this is your recipe.

But learn a lesson from me: either mix it up in a big container, directly in the toilet, or cut the recipe in half. 😉

Have you tried any ideas or recipes you’ve found on Pinterest recently? If so, I’d love to hear how they worked out for you. Feel free to leave your blog link in the comments if you blogged about your experiment!