Gone are the days of clipping recipes and craft ideas from magazines, then compiling cumbersome binders with protective sleeves to shove the clippings into or even worse hand-copying a recipe on a piece of paper, which invariably would end up misplaced. Pinterest, a massive photo-sharing site, offers an easy, user-friendly way to eliminate that bit of paper clutter from your life.
Registration is free and within a few minutes of reading the helpful hints, then downloading the handy-dandy Pin-It button, you’re on your way to many happy hours of exploring magazines online, blogs, news sites, etc. from which you can create your own boards (categories to organize your pins), share your pins, follow other users boards or just repin one of their pins. Pushing close to 3,000 pins (many of those recipes), well, unlike those magazine clippings I could never find, with Pinterest I’ve tried several recipes. I decided to critique the latest recipe adventure and start a category here, which I’ll call My Pinterest Adventures.
Last week I prepared a Pinterest recipe find called Unstuffed Cabbage Roll Skillet, located on foodie, Mandy Rivers’, blog, Unsouth Your Mouth. Having prepared cabbage rolls a few times (decades ago) and finding it rather time-consuming, this recipe sounded like a winner. On an A to F rating scale, I’d give it a B+. The recipe was easy to follow with clear instructions. It’s a quick and easy meal to prepare. Now, for the taste part, I liked it, but the sauce didn’t work for me. The recipe called for condensed tomato soup as the tomato base in the tangy tomato topping, with brown sugar and vinegar added to give it a bit of zip. Next time I prepare this recipe, I’ll be experimenting with replacing the condensed tomato soup with tomato sauce or possibly diced tomatoes.