Build/Make/Craft/Bake: How-to: Hammered flower and leaf prints Get out the hammer, it's how-to Tuesday and we have some botanical prints to make! I learned this technique, which makes an image using the natural dyes in plants, from my college roommate Sarah. It's great for making cards or simple botanical prints. Actually, you'll need a little more than just a hammer. Here's a supply list: flowers or leaves to printwatercolor or other rough, acid-free paperselection of hammers (including ball-peen or cross-peen, if possible)hard work surface (cutting board, slab of wood, etc.)paper towelsscissorspentweezers or toothpicksacrylic finishing spray (optional) Start by going on a walk or visiting your garden to find leaves and flowers to work with. Then set up your work surface. Next, trim any chunky or squishy bits off of the plants and arrange them on your watercolor paper. Cover the plant with 2-3 layers of paper towels. On the paper towels, sketch the borders of the area you'll need to hammer. Peel back the paper towel to check your progress.
Web's Tastiest: Pancakes Recipes Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So of course you want to get off to a good, healthy start. However, anyone with kids knows that some mornings are just too special to worry about a properly balanced meal. Spending time in the kitchen as a family, whipping up something absolutely decadent and definitely too sweet, is the stuff that memories are made of. The Web’s Tastiest Pancake Recipes are here to turn Saturday into Whattaday! Cinnamon Roll Pancakes Cinnamon rolls are fantastic all on their own, so infusing them with pancake goodness is a recipe for a heavenly morning. Lemon Blueberry Pancakes Lemon and blueberry are about as perfect a pair as Sunday morning and pancakes. Apple Pancakes An apple a day will keep the dentist away, so when you shred them and throw them into a pancake batter, you’re really making a healthy choice. Nutella Pancakes Need we say more? Apple Cider Doughnut Pancakes Cake Batter Pancakes Red Velvet Pancakes Gingerbread Pancakes
Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread I’m sorry. I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. I know it’s not fair. I know that now you’re craving cinnamon rolls, and cream cheese frosting and chili fries and hot dogs. You don’t deserve this sort of torture. This bread hits all the comfort spots in my soul. I’m sorry and you’re welcome and I love you. Let’s start at the beginning. I did this all without the use of a stand mixer and dough hook. This dough can be made and left to rise , then refrigerated overnight for use in the morning. This is the dough just before it’s left to rise. After the dough has rested and risen for an hour, I knead it in a few tablespoons of flour. This is the part in the bread process where you can wrap the dough and place it in the fridge to rest overnight. I worked with my dough right away. I can’t even deal.
50 Things to Grill in Foil How to make a foil packet: 1. Lay a large sheet of heavy-duty foil or a double layer of regular foil on a flat surface. (Use nonstick foil where noted.) 2. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Glittery Window Clings | Christmas Display Ideas This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Total Time weekend projects Ages all-ages Let the sun shine in through a few of these glittery window clings. They stick to glass and plastic but, unlike real snow, they are easy to remove! What you'll need Paper and pencil Cookie sheet Waxed paper Dimensional fabric paint (we used Scribbles brand in Glittering Crystal) How to make it Draw a snowflake template (small, compact designs work best), or download ours here.
Chocolate Stout Cake « Cooking Blog - Find the best recipes, cooking and food tips at Our Kitchen. 10th September 2012By KatePhotography by Adam There has been quite a buzz around beer in the office lately, but being seven months pregnant, I decided that it was only fair that I should be allowed to get in on the action even if it meant putting the beer in a cake! As it turns out, the beer in the cake trick resulted in a deliciously rich, bittersweet treat, of which I must confess I had a second slice. Serves 12 -- 250g unsalted butter 2 1/2 cups flour ¼ cup dutch press cocoa (plus extra for the pan) 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup stout beer 350g dark chocolate, chopped 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup molasses sugar 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup cream -- 1.
Stocking Stuffers Apple Rose Tarts October 2, 2012 Say that you are having a party. Say, a large party, one with lots of guests. The kinds of guests you want to impress, but are svelte health-conscious types, so you don’t want to go overboard with dessert and serve a seven-layer chocolate cake or something. This. This is what you should serve. Not only are these tarts impressively beautiful, they’re something of a Cinderella dessert: despite all their frills and puffs, at their hearts they’ve got the honest flavor of down-home apple pie, all cinnamon and sugar and sweet homey reminiscence. Ingredients 1/2 recipe pie dough/pâte brisée1 cup apple butter 1 teaspoon cinnamon 6-8 medium rosy-skinned gala apples juice of 1/2 lemon 1/2 cup sugar pinch salt powdered sugar for dusting Directions Heat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Notes Copyright Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com) Music to cook by: Angels [The xx // Coexist]
These Exist!? Zipzicles Are Ziploc Bags Designed For Popsicles We’re getting a bit nostalgic here today. What did you call the ice pops that came in a sealed plastic tube and that you generally bought in a box of at least 50? At Brit HQ some of us knew them as Otter Pops, others as Flav-or-Ice, and still others as freeze pops. Whatever you called them, we can all agree that they were delicious, especially when eaten poolside or at a backyard BBQ. That’s why we were excited when we came across Zipzicles, a new product that makes it easy to make your own ice pops. What could be better than getting a bit buzzed off of an ice pop? The first step for all the recipes is to make a batch of simple syrup, which like its name implies, is actually quite simple. You can make as much simple syrup as you like, just use a one to one ratio. You can’t go wrong with a classic strawberry margarita. Strawberry Margarita ZipziclesIngredients:1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced juice of 1 lime 6 tablespoons tequila 1 tablespoon triple sec 1.
Christmas I love decorating for the holidays. My favorite part is pulling out things I bought on sale after Christmas last year. I love how I forget about everything and then pull it out and go, "Oh ma gawh! LOVE IT!! I TOTALLY forgot about this!!!" Like these cute little treasures I scored from my mother-in-law's PRECIOUS shop... And these I scored for like, 90% off at Hobby Lobby!!! One thing I don't like is decorating my dining room table & chandelier. Not completely unfortunate, but looking at it in person, well…something was definitely missing. Now, you must know that my holiday decorating style is a little traditional. Whaddya think?! Definitely my favorite chandelier decoration so far! Wanna make your own?! This is what you'll need: A plain wreath A strand of garland Ribbon Ornaments And anything else you can think to use to decorate it!! First, you'll need to start with the wreath. I had to secure my wreath with ribbon. NOW...take your garland and wrap it around the chain of your light fixture.
Restaurant Style Orange Chicken Alright you guys, seriously, this orange chicken tastes exactly like the best orange chicken you’ve ever had at any restaurant. I was very, very, very skeptical at first because I’ve never fried meat before and I was afraid it would turn out terribly. Kramer was adamant about having me make orange chicken that would remind me him Chinese take-out, though, and I couldn’t let him down! It was perfectly crispy and crunchy and the sauce was right on point; sweet and tangy and with a little bit of heat. I honestly can’t emphasize how good this orange chicken is. Your ingredients. Mix together the chicken, egg, salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon of canola or vegetable oil, then add in 1/2 cup of cornstarch and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour. Heat enough vegetable or canola oil in a pot or a wok (about an inch deep in the pot) for about 5 minutes over high heat. Turn the heat to medium-high and fry the chicken in small batches so it cooks evenly. In one more bowl, zest your orange. Cook time: Total time:
DIY Continuous Ink Printer = Unlimited Free Printing Instead of paying for absurdly priced printer cartridges, build yourself a Continuous Ink Printer (CIS) which can be made by hacking an old printer to suck ink from external reservoirs. You can get the raw ink for dirt cheap so it’s essentially like unlimited printing for free (besides the paper). So now you can actually print your collection of pirated books! A CIS is relatively easy to create, just take an Epson Stylus 760 (a surprisingly hard to find printer) and make a few modifications to it. More Printer Hacks: