Sunday, July 14, 2013

Oh, The Time Suck That Is Pinterest...


I confess, I love Pinterest.  There is something so wonderful and inspirational about looking at all of these crafty, clever things that other people have made.  I furiously repin things to my own board, determined to do everything from make my own deodorant to having crafty decorations for every holiday.  (Oh yeah, I work full time...that's no big deal right)?

It's tricky, because I do  love trying new and interesting things, especially when it comes to eating (actually just dessert, poor David is in charge of the real food).  But eventually, what I realized about Pinterest, is that I hardly ever actually try anything that I find on there.

So, I am going to try to make some things I have pinned.  Perfect.  I have looked at my pin for these chocolate chip stuffed raspberries for weeks.  I am going to do this.  Raspberries are in season, I have them in my fridge, I always have chocolate chips.  Yes, this is happening.

Ok, side note, I just clicked over there to find a link to what I am talking about and somebody repinned a recipe for homemade floam!  I LOVED floam when I was a kid and now I just spent 10 minutes learning how to make it and wondering if in fact I can grate packing peanuts when I don't even have any kids... also, who has time to grate blessed packing peanuts!

I then realized, what the heck am I going to do with a bowl full of raspberries stuffed with chocolate chips?  Do you take that to a party?  Do you know how many raspberries I would have to stuff with chocolate chips to take to a party?  And then, upon arrival, my friends would look at me like, did you seriously just stuff a whole bowl of raspberries with chocolate chips?  I clicked on my pin to find the link, but of course it was a dead link.  Perfect.

Maybe I could just make them for a snack for myself.  So I set upon that adventure.  For starters, the Ghiradelli chip that I like are to big for a raspberry.  So I go and dig out the regular ones.  After literally about 5 raspberries, I realized how much easier it would be to just pop a handfull of raspberries and a hand full of chocolate chips in my mouth.  Actually, a great snack.  And I will be deleting that pin, because it makes no sense what so ever for me to stuff raspberries with chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Stuffed Raspberries


  • 5 chocolate chips
  • 5 raspberries


Take 1 chocolate chip and 1 raspberry.  Stuff the chocolate chip into the raspberry.  Repeat until exasperated.  Toss a handfull of chocolate chips in your mouth with a handull of raspberries.

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