I’m Pinteractive (in the kitchen)

It’s no secret that I love Pinterest. I use it to keep track of ideas for our someday house, our soon-to-be wedding, my fashion ideas and the many crafts I want to try. But the best use I’ve found for Pinterest so far is recipes. I’ve found some real gems there!

My friend Nanette challenged herself and us to get Pinteractive. Never one to back down from a challenge, I joined her. Besides, I heartily agree it is time to start making those pins a reality in my life.

One of the many, many reasons I am looking forward to having a house is the fact that I will finally have a big kitchen and room to host dinner parties where people can sit around a table and eat (unlike our current situation where guests must eat food while holding a plate on their lap).

We hosted my family over for dinner the other night. I love family dinners not just because it’s a good time together but because I get to try out new recipes. The meal was so good that I am sharing the recipes here.

Crock pot mashed potatoes: I saw this recipe on Pinterest and they proclaimed them to be The Best Mashed Potatoes Ever. I was skeptical – I mean how different can they be? They’re still potatoes, mashed. But you guys? These are good. SO GOOD. So if you’re making dinner and have 4-5 hours to wait for mashed potatoes, make these. They were, hands down, the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever had.

Image: Smitten Kitchen

Buttermilk Roast Chicken: Again, I found this recipe thanks to Pinterest. It’s a Smitten Kitchen recipe which ensures it’s going to be delicious. I’ve never made one of her recipes and not been ridiculously happy with the results. The actual cooking time is minimal but brining the chicken in the mixture is best when done 24 hours in advance. The chicken was so moist. Even my nephew loved it.

Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Scones: Because I had extra buttermilk left over from the brining mixture, I found a recipe for buttermilk scones. The buttermilk I purchased was low fat and these were made with whole wheat and white flours. By their very nature- being a carb/chocolate food- they aren’t great for watching your calorie intake but they were tasty. Mr. Darcy ate the majority of them. I preferred them hot and melty with a cup of tea and then the next day I was just sort of over them.

Want to join Nanette and I and many other in getting Pinteractive? Hop over to her blog and get on board!

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14 thoughts on “I’m Pinteractive (in the kitchen)

  1. another tick in the “pro” column for getting a slow cooker…!!

    i LOVE my pinterest recipe board. i usually make a minimum of 2 pinterest recipes a week these days.

  2. These all look and sound amazing!

    Thanks for joining in!

    BTW, I’ll add your link to the link-up at the bottom of my post, but feel free to do that yourself next time. :)

  3. I love this! I’ve been toying with a Pinterest week on my cooking blog. Recipes are the main thing I pin. This is a great reason to do it. I’m in :)

  4. I love Pinterest, mostly for the crafts and recipes. I even had an entire board dedicated to the recipes I’ve tried! That chicken recipe looks delicious. I may have to add that one!

  5. Thank you for sharing – I just repinned your potato recipe. I’m in charge of the mashed potatoes every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas – and this looks like a much easier way to make them!

  6. Just wanted to leave you a quick tip, since I make scones and need buttermilk often, but never remember to buy it.
    You can make buttermilk by mixing 1 C whole milk with 1 TBSP of lemon juice, let stand for 10 minutes. Done! Easy peasy.
    I’m going to have to check out your scone recipe, I love love love chocolate croissants and things like that so this is right up my alley.

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