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The Pioneer Woman Cooks

The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Iced coffee is my life. 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. (Note: I’ve totally adapted/tweaked coffee/water amounts to suit my own tastes. I start with a big ol’ container. Rip open a pound of ground coffee. Pour in the coffee. Hi, Julie!

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Backlit Canvas Art Do you have one project that you've been longing to do, but just haven't found the time yet? 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! So I decided to give it a go and create my version.

Top Awesome 20 Christmas Easy Food Hacks Top Awesome 20 Christmas Easy Food Hacks Posted by admin on Dec 5, 2012 in Food Preparation | 8 comments Christmas is one of the happiest holidays during the year. Following the Thanksgiving and waiting for New Year, the Christmas is all time favorite holiday in the USA and around the world. The holiday rush does not have to be stressful if you host a family party. There are a lot Christmas foods and easy food hacks and tricks that can make food preparation much easier.

Cake Batter Martini Thursday, May 24, 2012 Cake Batter Martini* Last week I was out having drinks with some girlfriends at a new swanky restaurant/bar. And before we start, yes I am the type of girl that enjoys those $12 ridiculous drinks -judge away. I like the fun colors and the fancy alcohols…but I really love the creativity the bartenders (or as they now call themselves, mixologists) put behind the drinks. I started off with a Watermelon Punch Mojito, dove into a Passion Pop Rock Martini and then was checking the menu for my next conquest.

22 Killer Personal Development Resources You're Missing Out On You’ve got the personal development itch once again. You know the feeling. Maybe you want to be more productive, finally tackle that goal of yours, or start waking up earlier. So you go to Google or your favorite personal development blogs. Maybe if you still haven’t found what you’re looking for you try searching for a Youtube video or ask your Facebook friends if they know of any good sites. Toilet Paper Roll Wall Art Well that’s a mouthful! So the time has come, it’s Pinterest Challenge time again! Every season Sherry from YHL and Katie from Bower Power throw a little link party to get people to stop pinning things and actually start making. This couldn’t have come at a better time because I have wanted to start this project forever and once Miss Kelly made her way into my kitchen I knew it was time to start it. This was the image I saw that sparked me to start saving my toilet paper rolls.

Cooking Tips and Secrets, Chef Chuck Kerber Chef Chuck Kerber Cooking Tips Never wash mushrooms! DIY Toggle Pendant Necklace Recently my mom was wearing a necklace that she purchased a few years ago at Coldwater Creek. I really liked the style and after looking at it, I realized that it would be simple to make my own version using the same construction concept. I love that this necklace is really quick to make, yet the result is very striking.

15 DIY crafts you need to make right now It's cold, it's raining and quite frankly, it's utterly miserable outside at the moment. So stay in! But then it hits you. It's not that great inside either. 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? This story was originally published on July 25. If there are two things that have been commanding our attention lately, they're cool artwork and chevron prints. So, we were obviously pretty stoked to find a way to incorporate both — for cheap!

Naughty Shirley Temple Jello Shots Ingredients: Cherry jelly powder Orange jelly powder Maraschino cherries with stems* Lemon lime pop Vodka Grenadine (optional) Mix 1 cup of boiling water with the cherry jelly powder. Stir until completely dissolved. Add 1/2 cup cold vodka, 1/2 cup cold water and a bit of grenadine (grenadine optional). Hot Buttered Fluffy Pretzels Have you ever waited in one of those really long lines at the mall for a soft pretzel? You know…the ones for Auntie Anne’s, or Wetzel’s Pretzels? You just can’t help it, right? You can smell that darned cinnamon sugar and butter wafting over from like 100 feet away. 50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things.

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?

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