A Review of a Pinterest Recipe

Hey all!

So recently, I tried this Pinterest recipe for pasta, and I just wanted to share with you my take on it. I think it really goes to show that not everything that is found on social media, is necessarily true or goes according to plan. I feel that a lot of times I really like the appearance of food that I find on Pinterest which makes me really inclined to make it. I am especially drawn to it if the recipe is simple and does not take a lot of time. This recipe was for pasta:

The recipe was very simple. For I needed to bring to a boil two cups of milk to a boil in a pot. I know this to be a successful direction to do when cooking pasta because it absorbs more flavor into the pasta and can make sauces thicker, without watering them down with leftover water from boiling the macaroni.

Afterwards, all I had to do was add a cup of cheese to the pot. Then voila! Macaroni and Cheese. The intent of the recipe was suppose to make pasta that’s like those caveman diets, plus simple, easy, doesn’t take much time, and didn’t include all that processed cheese product. Honestly, I was pretty disappointed. It was pretty plain and didn’t taste that great. I felt utterly deceived. Its like great writing in an English class, just because you want to make a few great points in an essay (here represented by the easy making of the macaroni) you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the quality of the essay as a whole (here represented by the flavor of pasta). So to be honest, I wouldn’t recommend the above pasta, unless you like bland pasta or you need something quick.

However, personally I would’ve chosen Pasta Roni instead. It holds all the same benefits: easy to make, and simple. Without sacrificing flavor. Even more so, if you cook pasta roni by boiling the pasta in a mixture of both the water and milk all at once it really packs a punch and gives it more flavor!

I know it’s really odd to have a partial food blog advocating boxed food, but I guess this blog is kind of different. I just wanted to show you all that sometimes Pinterest doesn’t have exactly what you’re looking for. Looks can be deceiving and that when trying a new recipe it just doesn’t come out the way we hope it does. But the fun in trying new food is discovering if it is or not.

The Anosognosia of Butter Cookies

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Butter Cookies. One of the few delectable morsels that someone may stumble upon once in a lifetime.  They are delicious. I wanted to combine this recipe with the idea of Anosognosia, because these aren’t just any ordinary cookies. They’re tricky. Anosognosia divides knowledge into three parts: the things we know we know, the things we know that we don’t know, and the things that we don’t know we don’t know. It mainly focuses on the fact that there are things we don’t know we don’t know. With these cookies, titles can be decieving. What many people don’t know is that these butter cookies are delicious, they’re not all oily because of the butter, they are pure deliciousness. What people don’t know is how to make them, and they don’t know that the main “secret” ingredient is not the butter, but the cream cheese. The cream cheese is what brings all the flavor, and the fluffy texture to the cookie! People don’t know that they don’t know that cream cheese is what bring it all together. They are unaware of this fact. This is why the cookies are so delicious. Have you ever heard of anything that was not delcious that did involve cream cheese?! I didn’t think so !

I highly reccomend you make these cookies, they’re easy to make, delcious, and different from the ordinary chocolate chip cookies.

Here’s what you’ll need:

– 1 egg

– 1 8oz. cream cheese bar

-1 yellow cake box mix

-1/2 cup of butter

-1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

-powdered sugar (sifted)

1. Beat in butter, vanilla, egg, and cream cheese until fluffy.

2. Mix in cake mix.

3. Put in the fridge for at least a half an hour (I put mine in for 2 hours). Afterward, it should look a little something like this: (the white sprinkles on top are just some tidbits of powdered sugar I accidently spilled).

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4. Roll the dough into balls and dip them into the bowl of powdered sugar. I like a lot of powdered sugar, so I wasn’t afraid to be generous.

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5. Bake in the oven for 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, add more powdered sugar on top if you want. My cookies ended up taking more like 15-20 minutes in the oven, but my oven may be different than yours. So be sure to watch the cookies.

6. After that enjoy.

I hope after you try these cookies you realize the potential and are willing to broaden your horizon of cookies, other than sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies. The title can be deceiving, butter cookies are not boring. The cream cheese helps to make these cookies what the truly are, rather than the butter. These cookies are delicious and sweet, just like you.