Dudepins.com: A Pinning Site for Guys

Recently, I received an e-mail about a new Pinterest-style Web site for men. Dudepins.com is laid out just like Pinterest, but instead of pins for wedding decorations, crafts and desserts, Dudepins has everything it imagines a guy might want to pin online.

It's true that women dominate Pinterest, but is Dudepins really necessary? Yes or no, guys have the opportunity to pin their favorite items from the Internet on their own boards. It's currently in the beta phase, so it doesn't have as many items to pin. It has the foundations for a good Web site design-wise, but really, how many guys are actually going to use this site to pin things they find online?

Currently, Dudepins has 15 categories of pins. My personal favorites are "Man Caves," "Dude Stuff" and "Cars." With pictures of Megan Fox, fancy cars and ridiculous pictures of things only guys would find funny, Dudepins proves to be a safe haven for men to share the things they enjoy.

The same concept for Pinterest is applied to Dudepins, just with a guy perspective. A couple weekends ago, I decided to look at the "Food & Drinks" section for something delicious to eat while my family and I watched football. I knew I would find a great football side dish on Dudepins, and I did.

Because the site is in development, there weren't as many pins to choose from like I would normally have had on Pinterest (which is an endless amount), but I did find something that definitely was delicious: Parmesan Baked Potato Halves.

I love T.G.I Friday's cheesy potato skins, so I thought I'd give these cheesy potato halves a go.

All you have to do is preheat your oven to 400 degrees, then slice six small potatoes in half. I didn't have small potatoes on hand, so if you have large potatoes, just cut them into thick slices. Next, melt 1/4 cup of butter and pour into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, making sure the butter completely covers the bottom of the dish. Cover the butter with grated Parmesan cheese, approximately 1/2 cup. Finish with sprinkling garlic powder, salt and pepper on top of the Parmesan cheese.

Place the potato halves face down on the Parmesan cheese; brush the tops with a little more butter, and sprinkle with cheese and the other seasonings if you didn't use small potatoes.

Bake the potatoes in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes. The cheese, butter and seasonings will stick to the potato halves while they bake in the oven.

These are delicious and perfect for watching a football game. We served them on the side with burgers for dinner. Dip them in sour cream or ranch dressing for extra flavor.

Thank you, Dudepins, for a delicious side dish. Although I am a girl, I will use your site for more game-day recipes because we all know that guy food is delicious when it comes to watching sports.

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