Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dear Pinterest, i don't know how you do it but you make me cook stuff i would never even image doing before you came along.  and 85% of the time, mine turns out terrible.....this is what i decided to make last night for dinner: chik-fil-a bites and crispy edamame.  i was excited about it, really i was.  just an hour before i began, my friend and i had a huge conversation about recent pinterest recipes we had pinned.

 i wish i had taken a picture of what mine looked like.  it was pitiful.  first of all, i have never fried anything in my life (again, a perfect example of how pinterest gets me to do crazy things).  i usually eat pretty healthy and here i was with my dutch oven and lots of cooking oil, burning pitiful chicken that i had marinaded in pickle juice for 3 hrs.  then i pulled out my crispy edamame from the oven....oh, i wish i had taken a picture, it was awful.  they tasted horrible.  my husband asked what they were (and we had just eaten these this past weekend)...they were unrecognizable.
here's a picture of my cooking....for walker's b'day i decided i had to make these elmo cupcakes.  the picture below is mine and it says it all:
they tasted so awful i wanted to cry.  especially since it was for walker's b'day.  the red food coloring never mixed w/ the homemade icing i made.  and on top of that red food coloring taste awful.  
ending on a positive note, i made this on monday night (despite never eating korean beef in my life).  it was delicious!!  and it was easy and quick which is a total plus in my book.  of course, mine looked nothing like the picture!!

22 comments:

Amanda said...

Just found your blog!
It is fabulous and this post is hilarious - sadly because it happens to me all the time, I don't know what it is about recipe pins! Atleast the Korean Beef recipe turned out for you!
xo,
Amanda
http://minamoments.blogspot.com/

Sheree said...

I totally agree..pinterest is awesome! I love the first pic..that island is amazing and I've always wanted a chalkboard wall!
Sheree x
www.itsnotthatdeep.com

Jennifer said...

too funny! I don't trust a recipe as far as I can throw it unless I know it came out of a test kitchen! (ie, a reputable publication)

Mrs. White said...

I think your cupcakes turned out darling (although both red and black frosting tastes so nasty!)

Naomi said...

I've had the same trouble with trying new recipes from Pinterest. I eventually started a new pinboard so I could rate the recipes I have tried (successfully or not). I can at least give people a heads up before they try a dud.

Style Therapy said...

I'll be trying the Korean Beef! I have a pinterest board of things I've cooked and have turned out well... most come from SkinnyTaste.com. One in particular is pork carnitas http://pinterest.com/pin/8233211788978220/ TRY IT!!!
xo,
Erica
www.StyleTherapyTX.blogspot.com
www.ShopStyleTherapy.com

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

Too funny, and sorry your dish didn't turn out.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Oh, this so sounds like me....... trial and error my dear.... that's the only way to learn how to cook well (at least that's what I keep telling myself) :)

Morgan S. said...

Just came across your blog via Chassity's {Look Linger Love} mention of you in a feature on Glitter Guide. Love the sweet pic of the mom and 2 girls in the kitchen! xoxo www.styleyoster.blogspot.com

Doris Vee said...

I tried that chicken recipe as well....and it was terrible! I never fry chicken and now I remember why!!

Katherine said...

Hilarious! I have tried some recipes from Pinterest that work, but many that have not. Example - the muffin tin pancakes that you put syrup in the mix and then cook them - HORRIBLE! But if you liked that Korean beef recipe, I am sure I'll try it out:)

lizziefitz said...

The nieman Marcus bars are CRAZY BAD!!! I should have known when I started questioning the obscene amount of powder sugar... Live & learn .

dajana, all kinds of lovely said...

This post made me laugh! Thanks for sharing your Pinterest adventures. (:

Jules said...

Thank you for a great laugh today. This has happened to me countless times ... photos in cookbooks and on Pinterest are so much lovlier than reality.

Jules said...

Thank you for a great laugh today. This has happened to me countless times ... photos in cookbooks and on Pinterest are so much lovlier than reality.

AEOT said...

My goal next week is to do a Pinterest baking post. I've found a few FABULOUS recipes that are now staples in our house, but I've definitely found some clunkers. I'll try to remember to come back here and let you know when it's up so that you can check out a few of my favorites!! I'm sorry your Elmo cupcakes didn't turn out the way you had hoped, but I still think they were cute!

Lisa Mende said...

I'll bet Walker thought those cupcakes were perfect! :)
Good mommy!

Shaz said...

Just found your blog - it's so lovely. I also just started following you on pinterest. Would love you to have a look at my boards and follow if you like them. Here's the link http://pinterest.com/nickysbabybride/
Happy weekend :)

Kate said...

Shannon, You have me laughing out loud! Lol..... Poor Elmo. He looks possessed! Lovely to have found your blog. Kate :)

Smitten Design said...

what a hilarious post. i also think pinterest lies...
i pinned those chick fil a bites and will not be making them now. You never know till you try, right?!!

AEOT said...

Just did my pinterest post tonight if you want to check it out!! I promise they're all tested (most of them more than once!)

Jamie said...

Korean beefs ROCKS, I tried that recipe and its more than a viand, its an appetizer.

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