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angel1
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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:45:45 PM
Is it just me or are a lot of recipes you try from pinterest a total flop? If notwhatthings haveu tried that u would really recommend making?


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Monica D
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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:22:15 PM
French Dip Cresents--they were too salty and just blah.

Angel Chicken--no one liked it.

This is one that everyone seems to love, but I hated it...it was way too sweet and the mustard taste was really strong. Won't make again. Man Pleasing Chicken


-Monica


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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:57:27 AM
I did not like the man pleasing chicken either! Such a disappointment!



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Posted: 2/2/2013 1:44:27 AM
Not a fan of the man-pleasing chicken either! Here's a blog post I wrote about it:

Man-Pleasing Chicken

And here is my Pinterest board of recipes I've tried and recommend:

Good Pinterest recipes

And then, just for fun, here is my "Tried it and..." board. So-so recipes and bombs are on that. Also crafts and projects I've tried.

Tried It and....



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Posted: 2/2/2013 6:10:23 AM
Katie potatie you really liked that recipe for ice cubes? That would simply not work for me. I don't have these, ummm what are they called, ice cube trays. Really to be a good quality recipe they should use items that are readily available to everyone.



Seriously though, you didn't like the shredded chicken in the Kitchenaid? it works great and very quickly if you do it one at a time.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:37:28 AM
I've had a few failures too...
I didn't care for the 2 Ingredient Lemon Bars at all. Ended up throwing it out. It didn't taste like lemon bars, it tasted like spongy, sticky lemony cake.

Also didn't like the Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls - it basically tasted like bread with salt - it was soooo salty that I couldn't eat it.

A few successes have been:
Rotel Cups
Lazy Day Macaroni Salad
Chicken Enchilada Quiche



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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:49:09 AM
I've almost completely stopped pinning recipes, because 9 times out of 10, "best recipe evarrrrrrr, will change your liiiiiiiiiiife" turns out to be just plain meh.


Seriously though, you didn't like the shredded chicken in the Kitchenaid?


I didn't like the texture - I thought maybe I overdid it, so the next time I just gave it a couple spins, and I still didn't like the texture. I think the shreds were too short for my liking. I don't know, I'm just picky sometimes I also do not like the potato masher method. I think it's back to two forks for this old-fashioned girl!

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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:32:26 AM
I've made quite a few things that I like. The cheddar bacon ranch pulls have been a hit at any gathering I've been to. I have a tried and true board. My newest obsession is the fruit snacks. I just can't embrace the texture, but everyone that tries them says they are good.

ETA: the one I made that was gross was the two ingredient pumpkin muffins using cake mix and pumpkin puree. HATED them! I will never make two ingredient anything again because of those damn muffins.



katiepotatie
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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:48:28 AM
I most definitely DID like the shredded chicken in the mixer. It's just not on the "recipes I recommend" board because it's not really a recipe. My comments on the pin say that it worked very well!

As for the recipe for ice cubes, it took some practice to get them right.



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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:55:01 AM
white chicken enchiladas I ate one for supper and threw the rest of the pan away.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:04:50 AM
Heh sorry i misunderstood. It was in your "tried it and..." board so i thought you didn't care for it.
Since that. Ice cube recipe works out so well for you, maybe you could send me some?


~Jen


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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:14:48 AM
We tried sopapilla cheesecake and thought it was just sweet and tasteless. Not impressive at all.

The 7up biscuits were not good.

Comeback Sauce did not have us coming back for more, for sures!

Jalepeno popper dip was really gross. Salty. Gross.

We made the two ingredient pumpkin muffins but they need lots of extra spices added. Way better with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, mace added.






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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:55:17 AM
I did not like the 2 ingredient lemon bars either. Yuck!




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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:03:58 PM
We love the Man Pleasing Chicken- too funny!




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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:04:02 PM
I've been very lucky. All of mine have been a success, except for barbecue chicken rolls, which I couldn't finish. I've had particular good luck with some of the desserts, like Snickers cake, Carmelitas , Peppermint White Chocolate Mouse Trifle, and double chocolate coconut cookies. The fluffiest chocolate chip cookies ever recipe has become my go-to recipe. The Chicken Stuffed Shells had people asking if I owned a restaurant! I also really liked the Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash & Quinoa and drunken pork chops.



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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:04:15 PM



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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:24:49 PM
The hollowed out apples filled with caramel- huge flop and I got burned badly doing it. Pretty much everything else I've tried has been really good.





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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:26:13 PM
I'm trying to think if I ever tried any of the ones that were all over Pinterest.


I did try the pumpkin spice rice krispie treats the Halloween before last and didn't like them at all.


We did like this easy baked oatmeal recipe.

Baked Oatmeal with Crasins

and these garlic biscuits.

Biscuits with Garlic & Parsley

and these breakfast enchiladas:

Breakfast Enchiladas



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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:28:20 PM
The crockpot mongolian is oh so very good

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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:36:46 PM
I've had pretty good luck with all the recipes I've made. This is my Tried and True board. The two recipes that I have had the best reviews on at work and at Special Olympics parties (the two times I ever bake are for my co-workers and events where I have to bring something) have been Carmelitas (the ones mentioned above) and the Lucious Lemon Bars.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 12:48:52 PM
I did try a recipe from pinterest that worked really well. The conversation heart cheesecakes.

This is the pic from the pin:


And this is how mine turned out:


She made a lot more little cheesecakes than I did and I suspect she picked the exactly perfect ones to photograph. I had two or three that were *perfect* and some that you could tell I had trouble unmolding and a couple that had bubbles on the top. But mostly they came out like the pin and they were delicious.

I also made baked homemade pizza rolls that were a hit at bunco. Most the of recipes I've pinned were pinned because I actually made them or they are my recipes and pinning makes them easy to share. I'm picky about what I try and I'm pretty good at reading a recipe and figuring out beforehand if it's going to be shitty or not. Sometimes I try and they fail or I think maybe it needs tweaking. A made a baked brie dip with sundried tomatoes that looked like it would be good but the oil from the tomatoes rose up and made the whole thing look oily. Next time I'll use bagged tomatoes not in oil and I think it will be better.



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Posted: 2/2/2013 2:29:01 PM
I tried the crack potatoes....absolutely awful! My guys hated them. I can't believe people really make them and freeze them.



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Posted: 2/2/2013 2:30:57 PM
I love those cheesecakes - they are adorable! I don't have a culinary bone in my body, but I will be sending them to friends who know their way around a kitchen!


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Posted: 2/2/2013 2:48:16 PM

ETA: the one I made that was gross was the two ingredient pumpkin muffins using cake mix and pumpkin puree. HATED them! I will never make two ingredient anything again because of those damn muffins.


Oh yes...those were NASTY! The texture was so weird and the taste was totally blah. They were so heavy and dense that I think they ripped a hole in the trash bag when I threw them away.


-Monica


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Posted: 2/2/2013 2:52:50 PM
I don't understand why ANYONE would think that ANYTHING cooked, with only 2 ingred's would be good??! WTH were ya thinking?!






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Posted: 2/2/2013 2:55:29 PM

WTH were ya thinking?!


LOL!! Because they're "amaaaaaaaaaaazing!" Honestly, I knew they'd be crap but figured I'd give it a shot. Cake mix and a can of pumpkin are cheap.


-Monica


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Posted: 2/2/2013 3:03:06 PM
Obviously I wasn't thinking...duh!


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Posted: 2/2/2013 3:12:28 PM
That breakfast sausage casserole in the Crock Pot. Talk about a lot of work for stunningly adequate! Not a whole lot of flavor at all.




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Posted: 2/2/2013 3:52:28 PM
I've had a mix. This was the worst. We couldn't eat it at all.

Smoked Sausage Dish


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Posted: 2/2/2013 3:58:04 PM
Also I've made the two ingredient pumpkin muffins and we liked them. I remember them being rather light, not heavy. But it's been a while since I made them. They were very good but if I'm going to make pumpkin muffins I'd rather they be made a bit healthier with some whole wheat or quinoa flour instead of processed cake mix. However if I'm ever in a hurry I may try them again.

I think some recipes called for yellow or white cake mix, I used spice cake.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 4:34:47 PM
My family LOVES the pumpkin muffins. I use 1 can of pumpkin, spice cake mix, and 3/4 cup of water. Within an hour or two of coming out of the oven..they are gone!

I haven't found many recipes that we do like on pinterest....one that stands out is the potato soup in the slow cooker...hated it. The potatoes were so mushy...will never make it again. Also didn't like the mini tacos that are baked in the muffin pan

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Posted: 2/2/2013 5:08:23 PM
The hollowed out apples filled with caramel- huge flop and I got burned badly doing it. Pretty much everything else I've tried has been really good.





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Posted: 2/2/2013 5:21:00 PM
I've been having some good hits, but I have not made everything yet that I have pined.

A couple things... I try to get the EXACT SAME stuff as the recipe, I have noticed in a few "fails" that the person posting had not. Some are NOT as photogenic as the pin, it might be professional food styling, but most have not been far off either.

I try to stick to foods and spices I know we like already, and skill level on some things -- I'm not highly skilled at decorating cakes and the like so mine are really simple. A couple I have tried, I posted notes about them.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 5:38:13 PM
I make pumpkin cake with spice cake mix. I use a can of pumpkin in place of the water, I still follow other directions for eggs, oil, etc. It always turns out good. I didn't get that off pinterest, I'd just heard you could add pumpkin to a cake mix and figured spice cake would taste the best.

I don't think I've had any big recipe flops. We tried that glow in the dark mountain dew peroxide experiment and it obviously did not work. I still get a little pissed when I see that pin.

Some things I've made that were good:

Nutella crepes - I use that crepe recipe all the time now, even without nutella.

Chocolate Gravy - So good on biscuits or toast, but seriously rich and heavy. I ate too much and got a little sick.

Panera Broccoli Cheddar soup - I omitted nutmeg because I didn't have any and added a lot more salt. DH and DD were

ETA: I just remembered I made some chicken enchilada's about 2 years ago when I first started pinning. They were bland and . I mostly stick to desserts, DH is super finicky about sauces and won't eat casserole type dishes.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 5:40:32 PM
We like the man pleasing chicken and Mexican stuffed shells.

The 7-up biscuits didn't impress me and the two ingredient lemon bars got such poor reviews I didn't try them.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 5:56:16 PM
I've just tried a few recipes. I post projects and recipes that I've tried and liked here...

Pin there, done that!

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Posted: 2/2/2013 5:56:53 PM
Virginia, those are adorable!

These pork chops were delicious


This stuffed chicken was delicious

The overnight oatmeal was not my thing, as was the pumpkin frozen yogurt.



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Posted: 2/2/2013 6:01:25 PM

We tried sopapilla cheesecake and thought it was just sweet and tasteless. Not impressive at all.


This version of Sopapilla Cheesecake is more balanced Sopapilla Cheesecake (once you click on the pin, scroll down the page) I actually have it in the oven right now for a super bowl party tomorrow!


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Posted: 2/2/2013 6:42:56 PM

make pumpkin cake with spice cake mix. I use a can of pumpkin in place of the water, I still follow other directions for eggs, oil, etc. It always turns out good. I didn't get that off pinterest, I'd just heard you could add pumpkin to a cake mix and figured spice cake would taste the best.


But that isn't two ingredients!



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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:23:26 AM
Not just you. I find that MOST of them are.

I have better outcome with Allrecipes.com where the recipe matters more than a pretty photo of the recipe and original blog hits.



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Posted: 2/3/2013 8:37:37 AM
My daughter wants me to make the Nutella muffins but I made them twice and they were very dry.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:07:21 AM
I don't think I've made a complete flop, but some things weren't my (or my family's) thing. Some things don't look like the photo, but still taste good. I've also tweaked a few recipes as well if something seems weird or not needed, etc...

For example, I made a butternut squash beef chili. It was really good, but I omitted or changed about six different things.



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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:15:29 PM
Dorito chicken casserole: bad. (a friend really loves it, though)
Skinny pool-side dip: bad.
Just-like-orange-julius pineapple smoothie: bad.
I'm sensing a trend here...

Red velvet pancakes: delicious, I could eat them daily! Seriously good.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 12:42:25 PM
Our family loved the 7-up biscuits and the crack potatoes! Different strokes for different folks!

I just made some Chicken Enchilada Penne Pasta and it was just ok. Not something I would make again.

I think most of the things I have made have turned out good.




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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:09:44 PM
I think it also helps to pay attention to the source. I've found consistently good recipes/pins from smittenkitchen.com, traceysculinaryadventures.blogspot.com, annies-eats.com, and melskitchencafe.com.

I only knew about Smitten Kitchen before Pinterest, so I'm glad that it introduced me to these other food blogs.



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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:50:59 PM
Katie, I agree about the source. Most of the things I've pinned that I end up making are from recipe and magazine sites...not blogs. Most from blogs, I look at the quality of the blog. Plus, I've cooked enough to realize that some things are weird or won't work by the description or ingredients.



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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:58:46 PM

Not just you. I find that MOST of them are.

I have better outcome with Allrecipes.com where the recipe matters more than a pretty photo of the recipe and original blog hits.


This, exactly.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 2:02:01 PM
I make the pumpkin muffins every fall. My neighbors beg for them. I use a spice cake mix and add about 1/4c of water to thin the mixture. I also top them with homemade cream cheese frosting (another Pinterest recipe) and they are YUMMY!!

I tried a beef stroganoff reacipe that was god awful. I also tried a baked raspberry cheesecake oatmeal that was just as bad.

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Posted: 2/3/2013 2:11:02 PM
I think the source is important, plus following the directions and ingredients.

I have had good luck with skinny taste, smitten, faith in the kitchen, and some others.

As to the man pleasing chicken, I made it with breasts, so it wasn't as dark, but I liked it.

There is a cilantro lime shrimp recipe from skinny taste that is amazing.

Crockpot refried beans, cheap and good. From penniesandpancakes.blogspot.com

Classic Swedish Meatballs, super yummy. From savoringthethyme.com

S'mores Bars, rocked a sleepover. From witandwhistle.com.

Taco Pizza with Crescent Rolls, yummy, but I did add lettuce and shallots, and omitted the olives as I don't care for them.





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Posted: 2/3/2013 3:28:13 PM
Trying out this recipe today No peek beef tips

Not out of the oven yet but it SMELLS amazing.


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