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A few weeks ago, I started collecting . I had a friend and my sister-in-law save them for me too. I didn’t have any specific ideas for upcycling these tubes at the time, but I knew I wanted to make Christmas ornaments. Last week, inspiration struck. 5 Ideas For Cardboard Tube Ornaments | Shhh... Don't Bother Me, I'm Reading 5 Ideas For Cardboard Tube Ornaments | Shhh... Don't Bother Me, I'm Reading
One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes For Two One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes For Two Let’s face it: sometimes we all need a dessert that only makes two servings. Sometimes we just can’t handle 12 servings. Sometimes we eat them all by ourselves. Sometimes we eat them all by ourselves in two hours.
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CREAMY CHEESY POTATOES CREAMY CHEESY POTATOES In the realm of Scalloped Potatoes, this recipe is the winner . . . at least in my book. It’s a Family Favorite. We make these for almost every holiday dinner, and in between. When I was younger, we would devour these very quickly at the dinner table. If there were any left-overs, we would fight for them!
Our tour of Brazil continues. After posting the moqueca recipe, several of you asked if I had a recipe for Pão de Queijo, or Brazilian cheese bread, sort of like a chewy cheese puff made with tapioca flour. As a matter of fact, I do. My friend Bill gave me this recipe years ago, a favorite from his Brazilian wife Silvia. Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) Recipe Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) Recipe
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Top 100 Tutorials of 2010 Home PomPom Pillow from Living with Punks. Dip-Dye Lamp and Pillow from Design Sponge. Top 100 Tutorials of 2010
Fabric Dyeing does NOTneed to be: Hard, Messy, Scary, Done in your washing machine, Done on your stove. Fabric Dying CAN be: Simple, Done in a bowl right in your sink, Fun, Experimental! ———————————————————————– Now, I’m not a professional or skilled fabric dyer (if that’s a real word). MADE: TUTORIAL: Easy Fabric DYEING MADE: TUTORIAL: Easy Fabric DYEING
I'm working on my manuscript edits this week for my upcoming cookbook, so I thought I would share this delicious soup from the archives! This is one delicious bowl of soup! Warm and satisfying, with tortellini in every bite. Top this with some fresh shaved Parmigiano Reggiano and you'll experience a wonderful unami taste sensation. Soup is the perfect one pot meal. Vegetarians can swap out the chicken broth for vegetable broth (also perfect for Meatless Mondays). Ginas Skinny Recipes: Vegetarian Recipes Ginas Skinny Recipes: Vegetarian Recipes
Cauliflower Fritters | Ginas Skinny Recipes This is a delicious way to prepare cauliflower. It's similar to the taste of a potato pancake and makes a fabulous side dish – your kids will love them! My Sicilian friend Julia is a wonderful cook. I remember the first meal I ate in her NYC apartment; lamb chops and fried cauliflower which she calls broccoli a pasteta. She joked that day you can fry a sponge and it would taste good – she's probably right. Cauliflower Fritters | Ginas Skinny Recipes
I just can not get enough of these fabulous sunburst mirrors. Even though there are many different sizes, shapes and designs the general idea is such a classic that will never go out of style. {I would have no problem having one in each room of my home} Last fall I put this one together {found here} out of wooden skewers. It cost a big total of $6 and I could not be happier with it; however, I’m totally thrilled that I was able to make this one today for next to half that, using recycled cereal boxes. I began by taking two cereal boxes apart and cutting off the top and bottom tabs leaving a rectangle. Recycled Cereal Box Sunburst Mirror Recycled Cereal Box Sunburst Mirror
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Got a recycling bin full of glass bottles? Why waste them when you could have a new table lamp, candle holder, shelving unit, hummingbird feeder, glass countertop, building block – even a whole glass-bottle house? Reuse beer, wine and liquor bottles for these 13 fun and creative crafts and upcycling projects ranging up to a recycled bottle home and garden. Wine Bottle Table Lamp (images via: wit and whistle) Turning any wine bottle into a table lamp is as simple as drilling a hole and inserting a strand of lights. Booze it Up! 13 Rad Recycled Bottle Crafts & Projects Booze it Up! 13 Rad Recycled Bottle Crafts & Projects
A couple months ago I came upon a tutorial on The Artful Parent for Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks. I hadn’t really heard about playsilks before that but upon further investigation found out that they’re awesome. They can be pretty much anything your child wants them to be: capes, dresses, blankets, scenery, tents and the list goes on and on. So, seven of us got together with our seven toddlers (all under 2 years) and dyed 42 playsilks in total. We started around 11 am and didn’t finish until about 5 pm. We did six scarves at a time, with the other mothers pitching in to watch the child of whoever was working on their playsilks. Kool-Aid Dyed Playsilks – Tried and True
Eating out is becoming a more and more popular phenomenon. With fast food taking only minutes out of a day and costing a few dollars, it can be convenient. Likewise, fine dining is also on the rise and can put a considerably larger dent in your wallet. But unless you were a master chef with a keen sense of taste, these recipes were lost to you. Until the internet came along and provided those with the ability to reproduce recipes and post them for the world to see. To that effect, we were able to gather 100 famous restaurant recipes you can recreate at home. Culinary Arts College » 100 Famous Restaurant Recipes You Can Replicate at Home
Jamaican Banana Fritters - ThatsSoYummy.com There’s a thing in my house that when you have ripe ol bananas either you make banana bread or banana fritters. These delicious tasty treats can be eaten morning, noon, or night, as a snack or as dessert. These fritters are so easy to make and will satisfy any craving you may have.
Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning. Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord.
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Many uses for baking soda. While doing research for this article, we were amazed at the number of uses for baking soda. When one looks back in history, before we had such a huge array of different cleaning products, baking soda was one of the items most frequently used. It worked great, it was economical and best of all it was safe to use. In fact, Grandma had hundreds of uses for baking soda,we have collected some of the most popular ones.
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