I know. How vapid. How cliche. Such unrealized dreams.
I'm a complete and utter pragmatist when it comes to Pinterest. I refuse to bookmark things on the internet if I have no intention of going back to them. There is no point in having a collection of pretty pictures of food if you have no intention of replicating them. So that's what I've been doing. Working through Pinterest to see how these recipes fare under my feeble cooking abilities.
Results have been mixed. On the whole this is probably a result of my lack of skill more than any Pintrocities, the two most notably duds being cupcakes that were too dense and a soup that was a bit bland. On the whole I commend these recipes to you to give a shot.
These are the savory . . .
- Chickpea puree with squid (The puree was nice, use octopus not squid.)
- Julia Child's chicken breasts with mushroom cream sauce (Can't go wrong with butter and cream.)
- Zuppa tuscana (I made so many substitutions I can't quite say I followed this recipe.)
- Apricot balsamic chicken (I licked my plate, legitimately.)
- Roasted brussel sprouts (These are vegetables in party attire.)
- Alton Brown's Christmas soup (Warm, salty, unusual, hearty.)
And for sweets . . .
- Tiramisu cupcakes (challenging, terribly clever, divine sauce)
- Chocolate crinkle cookies with Rolos (a bit labor-intensive but decadent)
- Lemon curd french toast (fantastic! easy, classy, delicious)
- Mocha chip meringues (quick chocolate fix, simple intro to meringues)
My Pinterest stands as a memorial to the crazed industry of food blogging, but it's also a wonderful go-to for the answer to the question, "What should I make today?" It functions as a running list of, "Hum, I'd like to try that." A to-do list for food. Part productivity, part social media. Not bad, Pinterest, not half bad.