Pinterest productivity, what does this mean? For me, increasing my Pinterest productivity means making a conscience effort to bring recipes, DIYs and inspired outfits to life. Last week I became painfully aware of the fact that I have only created 5 out of the 150 recipes I have pinned to my “Yummy” board. I decided to take action, and am determined to bring to life a minimum of 1 pin per week. Whether it’s a new style or recipe, I will be documenting my Pinterest productivity here on the blog and on Instagram.
Todays post includes 2 of the 3 recipes I featured in my Kick-Off Pinterest Productivity post. I did make a few tweaks to these recipes, but for the most part the Oreccheiette Feta Pasta Salad (Court & Hudson) and Party Popcorn (She Wears Many Hats) recipes remained as the Blogger’s originally intended. We had the pasta salad for dinner, and indulged in the white chocolate candy covered popcorn for dessert.
Oreccheiette Feta Pasta Salad (Mine should technically be called Shell Feta Pasta Salad)
1 box Orecchiette pasta (I used a bag of Shell pasta)
1 carton of grape or cherry tomatoes
20 fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup lemon garlic dressing
salt and pepper to taste
Boil pasta until al dente, drain and place in a large prep bowl. Pour dressing over the warm pasta and place in the refrigerator to cool. Slice tomatoes in half and place in a small bowl. Chop basil into small flakes or to preferred size, add to tomatoes. Once pasta has cooled combine the tomato/basil mixture and feta with the pasta. Add salt and pepper to taste. If needed, add a bit more dressing as preferred. Chill salad for 1 hour to meld flavors.
Lemon Garlic Dressing
2 – 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 small cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest (optional)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl or put them in a jar and shake to blend. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to taste. If the dressing is too zingy for you, feel free to add more olive oil to soften the flavor.
Recipe via Court & Hudson
6-7 ounces (weight) white candy melts, melted
8-9 cups popped popcorn, lightly salted
sprinkles or nonpareils in your favorite color (note to self, use brighter sprinkles next time)
On a large baking sheet or bowl, gently mix in the melted white candy into the popped popcorn. Now for the sprinkles! Sprinkle the sprinkles before melted candy hardens.
Recipe via She Wears Many Hats