Pinterest: I Tried It

Today is our first Pinterest link-up!  As you know, I've decided to start trying out the things I've actually pinned on Pinterest.  I started out with the Outback brown bread, then last week tried out french toast bites and pretzel bites (which, I have to say, I've already made the french toast bites again, they were so good).  And since I coordinated with my blogger friend Paige and that was a lot of fun, I decided it would be even more fun to invite anyone reading to try out a pin during the week and then blog about it and link up here today.  I'll tell you what I worked on this week, and then the linky party is at the bottom of the post.  I can't wait to see what you've all come up with.

Me, I decided to try these out this week:

Looks good, doesn't it?  Oh, and did I mention that it's Martha?  I never look at the link to where things come from until I actually want to know more, so that was a pleasant surprise.  I figured they would be like lemon bars, which I love, and decided to make them to take to a family cookout over the weekend.  Now, as you know, in my last Pinterest post I said that I had learned my lesson and actually started reading the recipes before I started.  Well, I lied.  I only learned my lesson that time.  I didn't read the part where you have to melt butter and let it cool, or bake the crust and let it cool, etc.  Lots of down time I wasn't prepared for.  Until this:

That's my one can of sweetened condensed milk from probably earlier than 2010, because those can have way in advance expiration dates.  Gross.  So, I melted the butter and while it cooled, ran to the store to get a new can.  Time crisis averted.

Looks similar, right?  Well, it was all well and good up to this point when I actually cut the thing and the whole crust just completely fell apart.  As in, if it wasn't sticking to the filling, it wasn't sticking at all.  Not pleased, Martha.

That's about half the crust right there, so I did what any self-respecting non-food-waster does and I rolled the whole square in the crumbs.

Better.  But the taste was only ok- kind of sticky-sweet, kind of bitter at the same time.  I wasn't overly pleased with them, and despite planning on making them again for a function this weekend, we're going to have strawberry shortcake instead.

So how about you?  Did your experiments go any better?  Link up below or leave a comment!  And remember- same time next week!  I think I'm going to stray from my food board for a little bit and actually try another type of project.

Feel free to grab a botton to add to your post to share this link-up with your readers!

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If you link up, please leave just the name of what you made this week.  Thank you for participating!


  1. Darn you Martha! She's such a show off. :p
    Well yours looked delicious at least. So much potential! I really should try the french toast bites. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I wish I could say I've particpated in the Pinning challenge but I've just been pinning not making!

  2. Good Grief that looks tasty! Keep this going. Want to join up but can't until after Sept 7. Huge 4 day show until then. But I'll be back with pretzel bites in hand, ready to go!

  3. I love this idea. I have been hoarding ideas on my pintrest too, my to do list needs some trimming, this is prefect way to do it

    Your bars look tasty too, but who can deny strawberry shortcake? ;)

  4. unfortunately I havent tried anything off pinterest yet, i just drool over it all. The lime bars sounds so yummy, I'm sorry they weren't as good as hoped!

    -rachel w k

  5. Curse my business trip! If I wasn't trapped in a hotel room until last night, I would've had a linky. Ah well, next time!

    I've found that Martha's stuff is hit-or-miss when we mortals attempt them. At least they looked good!