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Monday, July 16, 2012

Pinned It, Did It Monday!

pinned it Welcome to Pinned It, Did It Monday, where every week I try to actually do something I’ve pinned from Pinterest.  But this week could titled Pinned It, FAILED it! Can't win them all I guess.
pin #1I love fruit roll ups!  I would eat a whole box in a day or two if I bought them.  So when I saw this picture and read that the only ingredients were only strawberries and cinnamon, I was game!
Picture I pinned:
Source: Fruit Rollups from The Copycat Cook
My picture:Picture 193 My review:  Well, I don’t have a food dehydrator. But no problem right, because the directions said I could just use my oven on the lowest heat setting for about 5-6 hours.  And all you had to do was puree a few cups of strawberries and add a dash of cinnamon!  Well, I'm not sure what happened.  I think I probably just poured it a little too thin.  So it got crispy and stuck the pan.  The parts I could peel off tasted great, but it looks nothing like the original.  Going to keep hunting around for a recipe for these or try this again and pour it thicker (I had divided it up into 2 small pans).  And I probably should have used parchment paper too come to think of it.  Ok, onto my next fail of the week.
pin #2We were running super low on our Cascade Power Packs for the dishwasher when I saw someone pin this.  The before and after pictures of her glasses without the hard water marks were great so I had hopes of saving us a little money and using this stuff!  I still have some marks on some of my glassware from when we lived in Lafayette.  Their water was terrible!
Picture I pinned:
Source: Hard Water Stains?  Dishwasher detergent that works! from Simply Designing
My picture:IMG_7184 My Review:  So disappointed!  It got my stuff clean.  There's no food left on the plates or anything.  But I saw more water spots on all my dishes than ever before.  And everything felt like it had a little film on it, if you know what I mean.  I won't even show you the before and after pictures of my glasses, because they look exactly the same.  So now I'm torn.  I spent the money on making this stuff, so I may just use it until it's gone.  But after this, I'm sad to say I think I'll be buying my Cascade again.

And I leave you with this:


  1. I wonder if you buy a rinse aid for the dishwasher, if it would help with the spots and film with the homemade soap? Might be a fairly cheap fix to use what you have...

    I tried the homemade fruit snacks from jello..,they taste like jello. I don't know who someone was trying to fool. I'm a fruit snack connoisseur, afterall. :-) kudos to you for trying the fruit roll-ups!

  2. She suggested putting vinegar in the rinse tray which I tried. Fail. Ran it again with the homemade soap and real rinse aid. Fail again. Ran it one more time with Cascade. They look good. Sigh.

    Good to know about the hello ones because those were on my list to try!


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