Pinterest Experiments

One of my greatest time sucks is Pinterest. I’m addicted. I pin way more recipes than anything else which is not good for the waistline or the fifteen pounds that I lost this summer. But I can’t help myself–hence the addiction.

Here are a few that I tried and loved (because of copyrights infringement, or the fact I don’t want to be accused of copyright infringement, I won’t be posting pictures here but will post links to the pictures):

Chicken Enchilada Bake. Very yummy! The kids loved it and went back for 2nds. Super easy to make and you can even make the day before.

Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole: Again another super easy recipe. This time the kids went back for 3rds! Then the next day they fought over the leftovers.

Slow Cooker Fudge: I liked this recipe because its low in calories and made from natural ingredients. The problem I had was finding the coconut milk (It’s in the refrigerated section of the organic foods). It’s not cheap either and you’re stuck with half a gallon. If you don’t like coconut milk then I would recommend just using regular milk. This cooks in the slow cooker and is very easy to make. The picture fools you though. Mine weren’t nearly as thick as the fudge in the picture. They’re very rich too. Definitely they’ll satisfy your chocolate craving.

My Newest Addiction

I have a new addiction. Pinterest. O.M.G. I could–and have–spent hours on that sight.

Never been? Well, let me explain. Pinterest is your own, online, bulletin boards. You can create any sort of board. Options are endless. For instance, I have bulletin boards relating to recipes, quotes, ideas for an upcoming kitchen remodel, bling bling (jewelry I want but probably can’t afford), fun stuff… The list can go on and on.

The idea is if you stumble upon something on the internet that you like, you click the “pin it” link on your favorites bar in your browser. It will pin that page to the bulletin board of your choice.

Now, this is where  it gets interesting. You can “follow” other pinners. So, say you find someone who has the same taste as you, then you follow them and you “repin” things they’ve pinned that interest you. Or you follow other friends. Apparently you can set up your account so other pinners can pin things to your boards that they think you might be interested in. I have yet to figure this part out.

Now do you see why I’m addicted?

Websites are starting to get on the bandwagon too. They are now adding “Pin it” buttons to their pages which makes it even easier to pin something to your boards.

Ay, yi yi.

So, have you discovered Pinterest yet? And if so, what’s the most interesting thing you’ve pinned?