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Piquing your Interest in Pinterest

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Are you on pinterest? Me too! It is quite possibly my newest favorite online obsession (besides blogging of course) I spend a good amount of my time online finding new favorite things and pinterest provides a fabulous cataloging system. (Bookmarks are so 2010….) Now all of my favorite links are not only grouped into categories of my choosing, but also show a picture from each website! Its also a great benefit that I can access it from any computer AND a great way to “waitlist” some items I would like to feature here someday.

I would love for you to follow my boards here. Let me know and I will follow you too! Also message me if you would like an invitation. So far I’ve created categories for Gardens, Dream House, Books worth Reading, Architecture and Christmas Goodies.

And in the spirit of the season- check out this awesome recipe from epicurious I pinned today! These adorable little treats certainly give that “wow” factor for such an easy recipe!

Peppermint Meringues
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 12 drops red food coloring

Preheat oven to 200°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites and salt on medium-high speed until white and foamy, about 1 minute. With mixer running, gradually add sugar in 3 additions, beating for 2 minutes between each addition. Beat until firm peaks form, about 2 minutes longer. Add powdered sugar and peppermint extract; beat to blend, about 1 minute.

Dot coloring over surface of meringue; do not stir (the coloring will form swirls when piped). Spoon meringue into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2″ tip. (alternatively, spoon into a plastic freezer bag, then cut 1/2″ off 1 corner.) Twist top; pipe 1″ rounds onto prepared sheet, spacing 1″ apart.

Bake meringues until dry, about 2 1/2 hours. Let cool completely, about 1 hour (meringues will crisp as they cool). DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature between sheets of parchment or waxed paper.


Author: beautiful Life and Style

Out to prove to the world that "Stylish Engineer" is not an oxymoron. Always expanding my knowledge of art, architecture, fashion and entertaining while creating a beautiful life and style.

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