Recipe Pin WIN! Part 1

Recipe Pin WinIf you’re anything like me you have a Pinterest board (or 20) dedicated to recipes, but chances are you haven’t made even a small percentage of those recipes you’ve pinned. After becoming very bored with my usual dinner recipes I decided I should put those Pinterest boards to use and start incorporating a few each week into my meal plans. This was a wise move, as the entire family has been happy with not only the change but the delicious new meals!

My sister-in-law jokes about her Pinterest attempts possibly turning into Pinterest fails, and I’ve actually seen a few people share their own personal Pinterest fails. Mindy over at Inquisitive Mom shared her own personal Pinterest fail in her recent post “Sock Teddy Bear- Nailed It!“, as well as this link of “The 34 Most Hilarious Pinterest Fails Ever“, which was pretty hilarious.

And while I love to see those, I also love to see when people post things that were a success. Those are the ones I’m most likely to try. Because the honest truth is, just because something has thousands or even hundreds of repins doesn’t mean it’s a good one. Trust me, I learned that the hard way.

Since I’ve had quite a few Pinterest success stories by way of recipes, I decided to start sharing them. There’s nothing worse than making something recommended that you end up hating, so why not try a few that someone can vouch for? If you want to pin, just click the image- it will take you right to the pin for easy re-pinning! πŸ™‚

Fall Off The Bone Baby Back Ribs from South Your Mouth

RIbsWe love this recipe, and it’s actually what’s cooking in my oven as I type this. πŸ™‚

My husband is a firm believer that ribs should be cooked on the BBQ, but he’s not always able to do that when I want and I’m not about to mess with his grill. He’s adamantly against putting them in the slow cooker, but I get away with cooking them in the oven when I use this recipe. I love the mix of spices (there is no measured amount so I just eye it to our liking and use smoked paprika vs plain), and the onions are a nice addition too. However, since we all like different BBQ sauces I do not baste the ribs in the sauce. I cook them for the 4 hours (sometimes just over 3, as long as they are at a safe cooked temperature) and then serve with BBQ sauce on the side.

Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin from Laura’s Sweet Spot

pork tenderloinIt’s likely you’ve seen this one floating around, and this is one I can vouch for firsthand. My sister-in-law recommended it to me and I make it frequently. It is SO good, and we love having plenty of extra glaze on the side. When I’m feeling lazy or short on time I don’t always broil it to caramelize the glaze on top and it’s still super yummy. Aside from yummy, it’s a slow cooker meal… Need I say more?!

Easy Broccoli Side Dish from Domestic Divas in Training

broccoliThere are times when I totally space it and forget to make a veggie side with dinner. Oops. This is a really quick, easy, tasty broccoli side dish that I can do on those ‘I’ve lost my mind’ days, and there has never- that’s right, I said never– been any leftovers.

So there you have it, a few successful Pinterest recipe finds! I’ll share more again soon but if you can’t wait, check out my Pinterest Recipe-Success board!


  1. Those ribs look amazing! I think this will be the cornerstone of my Super Bowl party this year. Yum!

  2. Love the tenderloin looks so good. Add that broccoli dish am we are good.

  3. So of course pinterest is my favorite place to be on a Sunday afternoon, and I can’t wait to try those ribs. Goodness I cannot WAIT to try those ribs. Yum, yum, and yum some more! <3

  4. Mmm, those all look yummy! Pinterest is my go to place for recipes!

  5. The Crockpot Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin looks amazing. They all do. I need to do the very same thing and mix it up every week with my menu. Thanks for the motivation.

  6. Those ribs look delicious! All of these recipes look amazing!

  7. We eat a lot of ribs around our house! Those baby back ribs look amazing!

  8. I’ve slow roasted ribs in the oven and put them in the crockpot. I grew up in the south where everything is grilled or smoked. These turned out just as good. Your tenderloin looks amazing. I have a few of my own Pinterest fails. I do post about them on my site because they are generally pretty funny.

  9. Pinterest is wonderful for finding recipes. The pork tenderloin here looks great.

  10. I have been on pinterest for years and I have had my fair share of pin wins and fails! I will also admit that I pin all the time and dont recreate as much as I should…I will do better this year!

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