Who is The Hungry Pinner?
My name is Candice, and I'm a part-time web developer and full-time homemaker who lives in sunny South Florida and loves to cook. I can't remember a time when I didn't know how to cook — it has been a lifelong passion. Some of my fondest childhood memories are spending time in the kitchen with my mom and aunts.
I love to cook but have no formal training, nor do I have a gourmet kitchen. I'm just a person who loves good food. The internet has really expanded my cooking horizons, especially my Pinterest obsession. I love to find new recipes and techniques. Variety truly is the spice of life!
What is The Hungry Pinner about?
The Hungry Pinner is a food blog dedicated to sharing my experiences making recipes I’ve found on Pinterest over the years. There are so many wonderful recipe blogs and sites out there that it’s hard not to find new recipes daily.
That brings me to my "problem" of deciding what recipes to try. How will I know if I can pull it off since I'm not a trained chef? Are the ingredients easy to find at my local grocery store? Will they cost a fortune? Is this going to take forever since not all recipes give times? Will the dish be delicious after all that work?
I found many of my friends have the same questions, and all I could find were Pinterest fail articles. Sure they were kind of funny, but they really weren't helpful. I've had a lot of success with the recipes I've found on Pinterest, so the Hungry Pinner was born.
What's in a post?
I'll walk you through the process of making each dish exactly as the author has written it. I'll cover:
- The Ingredients
- How easy were they to find?
- Were they reasonably priced or splurgy?
- The Process
- How difficult was the recipe to make?
- Any special equipment that might be needed
- Timing, especially if it was not included in the recipe
- If applicable, any changes I made to the original recipe
- Serving Suggestions
- If applicable, ideas on pairings and links to any recipes I've previously reviewed that would work with this recipe
Then I'll give you an honest review of key points:
- Clear & Accurate Directions
- Are the ingredients listed in the order used?
- Are they easy to understand and follow?
- Was anything omitted?
- Accurate Time(s)
- This will include time to prep, cook, marinate, etc.
- How difficult is it to make the dish look good (at least close to the author's pictures)?
- How delicious is it? (This will be the really fun part! And my husband will join me for tasting a lot, I'm sure.)
Finally, I'll wrap it up with a summary of my thoughts and the overall rating for the recipe.