The Pin Junkie: May 2014

Friday Link Party #69

Welcome to The Pin Junkie!  
 I'm on a mission to do the things I pin on Pinterest and try something new every day!
 I'm so glad you're here to party with us!

Here's what I've been up to this week:
chocolate banana muffins are you addicted to pinterest?l Best Recipes on Pinterest

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There were so many great projects shared at last week's party!  Thanks to everyone for sharing your projects, recipes and tips.  I can't wait to see what you will share this week!  But first, take a look at some features from last week's party.

budget kitchen makeover
Budget Kitchen Makeover less than $300

chocolate cherry trifle
Chocolate Cherry Donut Trifle 
by Karyn at Dieter's Downfall

kids art display diy
Children's Art Display

diy duck tape wall tree
Duct Tape Wall Tree
by Erlene at My Pinterventures

The Best Recipes on Pinterest

The Best Recipes on Pinterest
Best recipes on Pinterest

Did you know that recipes are the most popular and most pinned items on Pinterest?   I love finding new recipes to try and with the exception of one or two duds, all the recipes I've tried from Pinterest have been delicious!  I honesty think I've had better luck finding good recipes on Pinterest than I have with many cook books.  This is a collection of my very favorite Pinterest recipes. I've made over a hundred recipes from Pinterest and these are absolutely the best I've found.  I like these recipes and my family likes them too!  I've made each of them a few times and they are now a part of our regular meal rotation.  I hope you'll try some of these delicious recipes and that your family likes them as much as ours does! 

homemade refrigerator pickles 

red lobster cheddar biscuits
vegetarian lasagna
Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

Best Taco Casserole

 wendy's frosty recipe
chocolate banana bread recipe
single serving microwave mug brownies
creamy chocolate pie recipe

Looking for more tasty recipes?
Find more tried and tested Pinterest recipes in the recipe index

best pinterest recipes

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Ten Signs That You're Addicted to Pinterest

Ten Signs That You're Addicted to Pinterest
Signs you might be addicted to Pinterest

Are you addicted to Pinterest?  Find out by taking this quick quiz.  Give yourself one point for each item that applies to you.  You might be addicted to Pinterest if:

1.  You have more than 40 boards.

2.  You have more than 5,000 pins.

3.  You haven't cleaned your house in days because you're too busy pinning cleaning tips.

4.  You've ever ordered pizza or takeout because you're too busy pinning recipes.  (I'm embarrassed to say I've done this!)

5.  You're looking exceptionally cute with a new outfit and/or a new hair style you recently pinned.

6. You've planned a wedding you'll never have. 

7.  You have a stash of toilet paper tubes, cardboard boxes, mason jars, wine bottles and corks, buttons, and newspaper saved for future Pinterest projects.

8.  You've ever gone grocery shopping with a list created from recipes on Pinterest.

9.  You can't have a single conversation without mentioning Pinterest.

10.  You hit refresh one last time before going to bed.

How many of items on this list apply to you?  I said yes to nine out of ten, so I think I can say with confidence that I am well and truly addicted to Pinterest!  What's you're score and how addicted are you?  What would you add to this list as a sign of being a Pinaholic?

Signs you might be addicted to Pinterest

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Chocolate Banana Muffins

Chocolate Banana Muffins

chocolate banana muffins

This recipe for chocolate banana muffins is a great way to use up ripe bananas.  They're quick and easy to mix up and bake.  And they're so good, you can enjoy them for breakfast, a snack or for dessert.  We did all three and this batch of chocolate banana muffins didn't last long at all!

chocolate banana muffins

I've probably mentioned before that I try not to make too many deserts from Pinterest.  I'm sure that would cause me to gain 20 pounds and shorten my life by a few years.  These muffins can't be too bad for you since they have bananas in them, right?  I'll certainly be making them again, but next time I'm going to try substituting apple sauce for the oil to try to make them healthier.

chocolate banana muffins

Want to make a batch of these muffins for yourself?
Go here for the recipe to make a dozen chocolate banana muffins.

If you like this chocolate banana recipe, 
you might also like this recipe for chocolate banana bread.

chocolate banana bread

Be sure to visit the recipe index for more great recipes.

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Inspired by this pin for chocolate banana muffins.