A while back I saw a pin that looked like it was some sort of vintage add or a classic recipe for Dole Pineapple slices using jello. Being a mother of three small children that LOVE Jello this pin caught my attention. It seemed easy enough and I thought I would give Pineapple Jello Slices a try!
What you need for Pineapple Jello Slices:
- An 18 ounce can of Pineapple (drained)
- A 3 ounce package of Jello (the flavor of your choice)
How to make your Pineapple Jello Slices:
- Pour off the pineapple juice from your can of Pineapples.
- Next make your jello with half of the water that the box calls for.
- Chill your pineapple and jello cans in the refrigerator until the jello is set.
- To remove the jello from the can once it is set, you need to run a little bit of hot water over the sides of the can to loosen the jello.
- Once the sides are loose, use a can opener to cut off the bottom of the can
- Push the jello and Pineapple mold out of the can and cut between the pineapple slices
- Serve and enjoy
What I learned while making Pineapple Jello Slices:
I have said before that I am not a HUGE fan of reading directions, let alone following them! This is one instance where I had to lean to follow instructions the hard way. It just so happens that I made two cans of Jello and Pineapple slices…It is a good thing that I did, because for some reason I thought it would be just as easy to run hot water over the can and shake it out! WITHOUT CUTTING THE BOTTOM OF THE CAN!!! Boy was I wrong! haha I squeezed and shook the can until HALF of the jello mold came out. That is right half!
Being who I am, I could not give up at only half a can of jello. Nor I would not stoop to using a can opener now that I have started this “can opener free” quest! So I went back to the sink and turned on the faucet. About 3 minutes and one GIANT jello fart sound later…my glorious jello mold was free!
I was a little smarter with the second can…I used the can opener! It was not as amusing (aka no fart sounds) but it came out in one jello giggling piece!
What I thought about the Pineapple Jello Slices Pin Test:
I thought that this was a fun pin to test. It worked just like they said it would. The only problem that I had with this pin, is that there was not much jello on the pineapple slices in the middle of the can. The top and bottom slices were great, they had lots of jello on them.
Another thing that I didn’t like about this pin test was it was a bit messy. Even without my Anti Can Opener can, I was still covered with jello chunks. After the molds were free from their cans and the slices were cut the mess was not so bad.
I really liked that you could taste the pineapple even in the jello, and tasting them instantly made me think of summer!
Pin Tested~ Kid approved (Well 2 out of 3 kids isn’t bad is it?)
My children are very picky eaters! So in our house, instead of buying the “icky school lunch” (my kids words…not mine) We pack our lunches. This is a great solution, the only problem with it is every kid wants something different! I end up with four or five different kinds of Potato chip bags open at once…and they get stale before we can finish them. When I saw a way to make a simple Homemade Bag Clip with a hanger on Pinterest, I knew that this was the perfect solution to our stale situation!
What You need for your Homemade Bag Clips:
- A hanger! That is all you need…One of the hangers that is used to hang pants or a skirt
How to make your Bag Clip:
- This homemade bag clip is very easy to make. It only requires one easy step….Remove the “clip” off of the hanger and place it on the bag you need to close!
What I thought about this Pin Test:
I love this pin test! It is very simple and easy to make, and best of all it is FREE!!!! Almost every person has at least one of the pants hangers that is required to make this bag clip. This bag clip is so easy to use, that even my children can take it off and place it back on while they are making there school lunch. No more stale Potato chips!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Thank you for this great and simple idea craftster.org
There are a ton of cute cupcake ideas on Pinterest. Not being Martha Stewart most of these ideas are to difficult for me, or for the average home baker to achieve. Needing a creative idea for cupcakes, I was on the hunt… scouring Pinterest for the perfect and most importantly achievable cupcake idea. I knew I had it when I saw the picture of the sunny side up cupcakes!!!
What you need for your Sunny Side Up Cupcakes:
- Cupcakes (you can use whatever kind of cake you would like to make your cupcakes.)
- Black and Clear Sprinkles (aka Pepper and Salt)
- Butterscotch Candies
How to make your Sunny Side Up Cupcakes:
- First bake your cupcakes according to the recipe or box instructions. (I used a chocolate box cake mix)
- After your cupcakes cool, you ice them with white icing (I used store bought icing)
- Then place the unwrapped butterscotch on top and Sprinkle your “Salt and Pepper” Sprinkles
- Impress and eat!!!
What I thought:
This cupcake idea was so easy! The hardest part was opening the candy and mixing the cupcakes! I love that you can use any type of cupcake for this recipe! I didn’t have to do any fancy decorating! I just used a butter knife to put on the icing and put on the candy and sprinkles! These cupcakes were a huge hit at the party I brought them to! Everyone was telling me how “talented” I was! haha Me Talented? All I can say is Thank you Pinterest! And Thank you Party Pinching for this easy and brilliant idea!
The only downside to this pin test is that after setting for a few hours, the butterscotch candies started to slide. Well slide is the best way I can describe what they did. They shifted and started to leave a candy skid mark on the white icing. Yep, I said it…it was a yellow candy skid mark! Not ideal for making the night before… I did think of a solution to this however, Just wait to stick on the candy until right before you serve your cupcakes!