#AugustPinterestChallenge Recap

Remember my #AugustPinterestChallenge??

Basically, I challenged myself (and anyone else who wanted to play along) to do/make 8 Pinterest pins over the month of August. Here are my 8 pins..  .

1. Easy Summer Quinoa –> I love quinoa. It’s light but filling and healthy! I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, but used it as a jumping off point for a mix of veggies with quinoa for a perfect summer side dish.


2. Potato Chip Chicken Fingers with honey mustard dipping sauce –> I think I overcooked the chicken slightly, so this wasn’t my favorite. I was also super disappointed, that the flavor of the potato chips didn’t come through more. But, it was a super quick and easy weeknight dinner. And that honey mustard dipping sauce was delicious – and made with yogurt!!


3. Dijoin brown sugar marinated steak with roasted potato coins –> I would totally make this again. We ate our steak over salads, and it had a great flavor.


4. Salted caramel blondies –> They didn’t look the prettiest, but they were delicious. I am a sucker for anything with salted caramel. I also cheated and didn’t make my own caramel but used a jar that I had hanging out in my fridge.


5. Peach cobbler scones –> These were yummy. They were kind of a lot of work. Probably took me about an hour to make them. . . I would make them again, but I would double the amount of fruit. They were very bready and I would have liked a better ratio of scone to fruit.


6. Butternut squash gnocchi –> pure deliciousness.


7. Fro Yo bars –> so so so good. I have made 2 batches already and am loving these for my morning summer breakfasts. Quick, easy, and customizable for your favorite ingredients. Check out my version here.


8. And #fail. I didn’t do 8. . .but I thought that 7 was pretty good! Winking smile But I do have 3 pinterest recipes coming up over the next week. . . Cheeseburger casserole, baked popcorn chicken, and slow cooker pineapple glazed chicken. Don’t worry, I’ll report back and let you know how they turn out!!

Overall, it was a pretty good month. . . I tried some new things and used my Pinterest boards!! And I found a few new favorites. Smile 

Did you participate in the #AugustPinterestChallenge? Leave your recap link in the comments section!!

Any recent awesome Pinterest finds to share??

Congratulations to my Spinning with Dara Torres and Koss headphones giveaway winners. . .

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Please email me at running4cupcakes@gmail.com. If I don’t hear from the winners within 48 hours, I’ll pick someone new!


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10 Responses to #AugustPinterestChallenge Recap

  1. Peach cobbler scones sound delicious!!!

    This is such a great idea. I get in such a food funk and start making the same things every week! I need to get on this.
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  2. I’m so ba at doing things from my Pinterest boards! I’m impressed!
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  3. 48 hours…..how about 48 minutes? so pumped!
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  4. I’d say 7 was PRETTY good! And those scones….heaven! I like more fruit in them, too.
    Alisha @ Alisha’s Appetite recently posted..What I Ate Wednesday: Savory Vs SweetMy Profile

  5. It looks like I need to come over and eat with you!! 😉
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  6. I made/completed 50% of my #augustpinterstchallenge picks, and I am pretty proud of that! The plank challenge I picked was a killer!
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  7. Oh bummer….. I really wanted to win the Dara Torres giveaway 🙁
    But I will be recapping my August Pinterest challenge today 🙂
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  8. The next time you get the idea to do a Pinterest challenge can I come live at your house? Those Fro-Yo bars look amazing!
    August came and went without my participation. I long for May, June, July to come back so I feel like I have some time to do these things. What I need to do is MAKE TIME!
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