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The Cook Abides. Chinese dumplings and potsticker recipe. Recipe: chinese dumplings and potstickers [warning: a long post] Do you know what that one recipe was that started you on your cooking passion?

chinese dumplings and potsticker recipe

We're Obsessed With This Easy DIY Artwork Project (& You'll Be, Too!) UPDATE: The long weekend is the perfect time to start some new projects, so why not try this awesome (and so easy) artwork DIY?

We're Obsessed With This Easy DIY Artwork Project (& You'll Be, Too!)

This story was originally published on July 25. 52 Weeks Project. Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art. Backlit Canvas Art. Do you have one project that you've been longing to do, but just haven't found the time yet?

Backlit Canvas Art

This is it for me. I call it my Backlit Canvas Art and the inspiration piece has been pinned in my "Crafts to try" Pinterest board for ages. My "pin"speration is an artist's piece made from metal that has hand cut flowers all over it. Its backlit by Christmas lights, and I pretty much love it! The Pioneer Woman Cooks. Iced coffee is my life.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

When I wake up, often around the time party animals on the west coast are just heading home, I start each day not with a cup of freshly brewed hot java, but with a tall, blessed glass of creamy iced coffee in a glass. I’ve been an iced coffee freakazoid for years and years. To say I couldn’t live without it is an understatement. It gives me the tools I need to cope. Iced coffee is a complicated thing, and there are many different approaches. 1. Given the previous set of facts, one would assume that the logical solution would be to brew hot coffee, then transfer the brew to the fridge, allow it to cool, and use it to make iced coffee from there. There are reasons this method results in a smoother, richer, more delicious concentrate than simply brewing strong coffee and refrigerating it. How to make a good coffee?

Useful tips on DIY nails. Irresistible "Sprinkle Cake" Hi Wednesday!

Irresistible "Sprinkle Cake"

Today I want to introduce you to the most popular girl in school. The girl is a wedding cake and the school is wedding industry favorite, Pinterest. I recently pinned this Sprinkle Cake to my board, General Prettiness. This cake has been a Pinterest star, pinned and re-pinned all over the place. I fell in love with it at first sight. Cake by Birchgrove Baking in Montpelier, VT I had to do a little hunting to find the original source of the picture, and the cake’s creator.

- StumbleUpon. PHOTOS: Stunning Mason Jar Crafts. part 4. Mummy: “Hey! part 4

Watch where you put those!” Frankenstein: “Hey, that’s my best jacket!” Here’s two seasonally spooky Halloween cutouts to end my short break from blogging. I think the result is quite eye catching, or maybe I should say quite eye watering! They’d definitely make perfect decoration for Halloween, but also any other party with a monster, movie or fictional character theme. Oh, and while you are in the kitchen, how about decorating the fruit bowl with some yucky bugs made from recycled materials? Orange Crunch Cake - Gingerbread Bagels. The restaurant, The Bubble Room (warning if you click on the link: get ready for some very festive music!)

Orange Crunch Cake - Gingerbread Bagels

On Captiva Island in Florida is known for it’s outrageousness and it looks like it’s on steroids, rainbow colored steroids. All throughout The Bubble Room there’s tons of memorabilia plastered on the walls and twinkling Christmas lights hanging everywhere. The servers are known as “Bubble Scouts,” are dressed in crazy khaki uniforms. Out of all of the desserts offered at The Bubble Room, the Orange Crunch Cake is what customers rave and drool over. How to Make Office Weapons Out of Office Supplies. Wow, if you thought working at your white-collared job, sitting in your well equipped air-conditioned office, thinking that this is probably one of the safest place to be… you may just want to think twice about that.

How to Make Office Weapons Out of Office Supplies

The office is a jungle. Beside having to watch your back against office colleagues who may be wolf in sheep’s clothes, you may just have to watch out for those seemingly utilitarian office supplies, because in conjuncture with other seemingly innocent office supplies, they may just result to be one of the deadliest office weapon yet. Below is an example of our favorite office supplies- binder clips, turned into office weapons. Take a few binder clips of varying sizes, turn them upside down, and clip the smaller binder clips inside the larger clips. It should look like this when the larger binder clips have clipped the smaller ones. - StumbleUpon. Oven-Fried Onion Rings & Recipe & Zoom Yummy.

Onion rings, anyone?

Oven-Fried Onion Rings & Recipe & Zoom Yummy

DIY Cereal Gift Box For the Holidays. This is a perfect way to recycle your cereal box into a gift box for the upcoming holiday season.

DIY Cereal Gift Box For the Holidays

Judah Method - Bleaching Experemnet on the Behance Network. Rolled paper flowers {tutorial} Welcome to flower week – five days of simple and delightful flower projects. I could probably do three weeks of flowers because there are so many different ways to create them, but I’ve limited it to five of my current favorites. Before we get started, let me make a few disclaimers: 1. The Best New Way to Bring Your Lunch. I’ll admit it—my workday lunches can get pretty boring. I always think I’m going to finally make use of all those delicious recipes I’ve been pinning away, but then nighttime rolls around and I’m too busy watching really important things like The Bachelorette and Vampire Diaries.

And then morning comes, and I’m running around like a headless chicken and I’m lucky if I remember my keys and bus pass on the way out the door, let alone find time to throw a tasty lunch together. But with a teensy amount of planning, delicious lunches can be just a few easy steps away. All it takes is a trip to the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon, a couple pantry staples, some mason jars, and an hour of your time. Hanging String Balls. Whattya need? BalloonStringScissorsGlueJar How do I make glue string balls? Step 1: Hang inflated balloon from ceiling. Step 2: Put string and glue in the jar with a hole in the lid. Next, pull string from hole while wrapping around the balloon. 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5. If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make.

Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best! Jersey Knit Bracelet Lovely! Gift Ideas for Poor Creative Souls (17) Posted by: Cathy on Aug 04, 2012. Woven gift-wrap // pastel edition ^_^ By Kate on August 8, 2012. - StumbleUpon.

- StumbleUpon. Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. - StumbleUpon. Father Makes A Zombie Survival Kit For His Son. Creative Guest: Watermark Tee by Sweet Verbana. DIY Découpage Floral Bag - Honestly WTF. When H&M asked us to DIY a boho-inspired item for their summer issue, découpage was the first thing that came to mind.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. 12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free. All education is self-education.

Period. How To Mix Chalkboard Paint in Any Color. DIY! 7 new stylish ways to de-clutter your beauty closet. DIY Macrame Bracelet - Honestly WTF. Growing up by the beach in Southern California, the ability to knot a macrame bracelet was practically a right of passage.

Although those days are long behind us, we’ve never forgotten the ever-so-simple square knot technique.