01 Jul

Reanimated: Red White and Blue Pinwheel Icebox Cookies

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Name:  Shannon

My Blog:  http://allthatshimmersisgold.blogspot.com/

Original Inspiration:  http://pinterest.com/pin/90494273735500846/

What I Did: Living abroad in Italy (and married to a U.S. soldier!) makes you love celebrating patriotic holidays. I figured the 4th of July was the perfect holiday to find some Pinterest-y dessert to share with fellow Americans. I followed this recipe exactly as specified… womp womppp.

My Result:

pinterest fail independence day 4th of july icebox swirl cookies

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Next Time I Will: These cookies sadly didn’t even taste good :( The dough was stickier than any sugar cookie recipe I’ve ever made before and there was clearly not going to be a positive outcome from the get-go. I’ll never make them again but if I WERE going to, I would have added wayyy more flour to make the dough easier to roll. Strike that: maybe if I ever get invited to a 1970s theme party, I’ll make these tie-dye cookies!



30 Jun

Reanimated: Red, White, & Blue Jello Shot Stars

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Name: Beave

Original Inspiration: http://pinterest.com/pin/89720217547034341/, via http://italianhandful.wordpress.com/2010/06/29/independence-day-stars-stripes-dessert/


What I Did: I tried to make these for an ‘end of summer party’.

My Result:

pinterest fail Red White Blue Jello Shot Stars fourth of july

Next Time I Will:  I think that I didn’t anticipate how long it would take the jello to set in those heavy plastic silicon baking molds. Next time I’ll let it sit longer. Or I’ll just bring straight whiskey and leave the shots to someone else!



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27 Jun

User Error: Crash Hot Potatoes

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Pin Reaper: Melmers

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/545639311075741676/ via http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/06/crash-hot-potatoes/

pinterest fail crash hot potatoes inspiration

What I Did: I wanted to try a new type of potato dish (mostly because I was too lazy to peel potatoes for mashed, but too sick of baked). I used white russet potatoes instead of the red potatoes that she did.

My Result: 

pinterest fail crash hot potatoes result

Next Time I Will: I would probably use the red potatoes since the skin on them is not as tough.


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26 Jun

Fail: Crispy Baked Spring Rolls

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Pin Reaper: Allison

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/307159637055713712/ via http://www.justataste.com/2012/12/crispy-baked-chicken-spring-rolls-recipe/

pinterest fail crispy baked chicken spring rolls inspriation

What I Did: I chose this recipe because who doesn’t love spring rolls?? Especially when they look that yummy and delicious. The only thing that was altered from this recipe was not including mushrooms and adding shredded carrots.

My Result:

pinterest fail crispy baked chicken spring rolls result

Next Time I Will: I would use egg roll wrappers next time.

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24 Jun

Fail: Glowing Bounce Balls

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Pin Reaper: Tessa

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/157414949450071401/ via http://diyhomehacks.com/crafts/how-to-make-glow-in-the-dark-balls/

pinterest fail diy glowing bounce balls inspiration

What I Did: I decided to make these with a 12 year old girl that I was mentoring after school. First of all, this was really messy. I followed the instructions exactly step by step… what we got was neither a thing that bounced nor was it a ball. It was a corn starchy blob like thing that simply splatted and made a huge mess when it hit the ground. I thought maybe I should leave it in the fridge a day to harden into a ball. And it did harden into a multicolored corn starch rock.

My Result: 

pinterest fail diy glowing bounce balls result

Next Time I Will: No, I think we should just let this one die…..

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