Some of you may have noticed my obsessive pinning of food photos last night. Here's my explanation:
1. I'm a visual person. I can't tell you how completely frustrated I get when The Dad and I are working on something and he's trying to explain how something is going to work or go together. Every time I'm like, can't you just lay it out or draw it!? I need to SEE it.
2. I have a girlfriend who calls me at least once a week because she can't find a recipe on my blog. Hi Casey! Just FYI, there's a little search box on the right hand side. If you're lookin' for the grilled peach salad you remember seeing, but can't remember the name of it, type in peaches and it will bring up every recipe I've ever posted with peaches in it.
3. I can't remember what I made for dinner last week, let alone last month. I certainly can't remember all of the recipes I've done a post for.
4. If I'm looking through recipes, odds are if there isn't a photo to go with it, I'm skippin' right over it. It could be the best thing ever invented, but it there isn't a picture to go with it, I won't even notice it. Who buys those cookbooks with no photos!?!?
This brings me to my crazy pinning. I've made a new board on Pinterest with all my recipes I've ever posted. They're not all on there yet, but I'm working on it.
So for those of you like Casey, who remember seeing something you wanted to try, but can't find it, it will be on the board.
For those of you who are visuals like me, and need a photo for inspiration rather than just a list of recipe names, all the pictures are in one spot.
I originally wanted to separate them out into categories, but I didn't think I should be cluttering up my homepage with things that were all mine. If you find yourself using the new board and it's too many things all mixed together, ie. a cupcake next to an omelet, let me know, and if I get a bunch of feedback about it, I'll divide them up.
I hope this helps when it comes to finding something you're looking for that I've made and posted about. As I was pinning them last night, even I was like, WOW, that was REALLY good. I need to make that again! :o)
Feel free to leave comments under the individual thumbnail if you have questions or have made it. Just be nice. :o) As with all the pins, (in case you're not a Pinterest addict like me), click on the thumbnail and it will take you to the original post with the recipe.
To my Pinterest followers, thanks for bearing with me as I clutter up your homepage with food pics while I work on getting them all on there.
The new board is called My Kitchen Creations. That will take you directly to it. If you're ever needing to get to my boards, there's a link to my Pinterest page on my side bar.
I'd love to hear any feedback you've got! Love it? Hate it? You don't cook, so you could care less?
Sidenote: I also have a board called We Made That. It also needs to be updated (one thing at a time), but as the title suggests, it has our crafty projects as well as things we've done in the house.