Darla Spies

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40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

The Best Way to Make Slow Cooker General Tso's Chicken

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>The craving: General Tso's chicken from your favorite Chinese takeout spot. The problem: You've got different diners …

These Cross-Stitch Hoops Perfectly Capture Your Most Subversive Salty Thoughts

Home decor embellished with words and phrases tends to be a bit, well, cutesy. That's why we were tickled to see artisans take cross-stitch hoops — an old-fashioned and traditionally proper style of decor — and sew subversive sayings onto them. It would be so easy to glance at these handmade works …

16 Marriage Quotes That Will Make You LOL and Nod Your Head

"Love may be blind, but marriage is an eye-opener." While the honeymoon phase is sweet, the real essence of a marriage is so much more. You and your partner learn about each other in intimate ways you never knew existed, and both of you are tested changed as result. Also, marriage can be f*cking …

How to crochet the diamond mesh stitch (video tutorial diagram)

The diamond crochet mesh stitch is a pretty way to create a delicate pattern for a lot of projects. This pattern works really well on purses, hats, …

21 Hilarious Embroidery Hoops You'll Want to Hang on Your Wall

An embroidery hoop craze has ensued, and we're all about it. There are so many creative options you can buy or use as inspiration to make one yourself. We rounded up the most funny and clever embroidery hoops we could find — now we want to cover our house in them. Check out our favorite picks and …

19 Embroidery Hoops For Girls Who Really F*cking Love to Swear

Embroidery hoops are dominating Pinterest right now, and we're beyond obsessed with the trend. Although the crafty objects were formerly associated with grandma-esque arts and crafts back in the day, this new wave of embroidery hoops is most definitely not something you'd see in your nana's house. …

19 Lazy But Brilliant Recipes That Won't Let You Down

You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a great homemade meal.

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30 Delicious Things You Never Knew You Could Make With A Crock-Pot

Think *outside* the stew.

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Next Week's Meal Plan: Quick Comfort Food for a Crazy Week

My meal plan for the coming week has an unintended theme: quick comfort-food classics. Or you might even say the theme is cozy kid-friendly …

29 Pressure Cooker Recipes for Quicker, Easier Dinners

Life is a little crazy right now, and I don't have quite as much time to spend in the kitchen as I might like. Fortunately, I have a secret weapon that I can turn to when I want to make awesome food with minimal effort: a pressure cooker. There's a reason that these things have become an object of …

30 gift ideas for the person in your life who knows wine is the best medicine

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

18 Weeknight Curries To Make In The Slow Cooker

Curry up and get dinner sorted.

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A simple knitted sock pattern for beginners

Consider the sock. Humble little footnote to everyone's wardrobe that almost everyone takes for granted. From the heavy-duty workhorse variety to the …

29 DIY Starbucks Recipes That Will Save You Tons Of Cash

Make your own "pink drink" right in your kitchen!

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10 Lettuce-Free Salads You'll Make All Summer Long

Who says a good salad must have greens? These crowd-pleasing salads are packed with nutritious and tasty ingredients -- from fresh corn to quinoa to avocado -- and they're 100% lettuce-free. Get ready to discover your new summer staples!<p><b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey</b> …

25 Mother's Day Gifts That Belong in a Mason Jar

How To Make a Clever Leather Key-Holder for Just a Few Bucks

It'll silence the jangling and look good in the process.<p>There are no shortage of pocket gadgets that aim to organize your keys in a more uniform, compact way than than a standard, jangly ring. Among the most recognizable are the Swiss Army-style KeySmart and the switchbladestyle Keyport. Cool …

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

This weekend, Henry and I made a quick road trip down to Wichita for an extra special celebration — my parents’ 60th birthday party!But of course, …

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Slow Cooker Meatball Vegetable Soup

Description<p>Cook fresh or freeze to cook later. This soup tastes great with a piece of crusty bread on the side.<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound small meatballs …

A Slow Cooker Is The Key To Amazing Homemade Tacos

<i>This Easy Slow Cooker Mexican Brisket recipe, simmered with chiles, and spices makes it so easy to shred the meat. It's perfect for making tacos, nachos, burritos, salads or anything you want!</i><p>Brisket tacos -- believe these are true Tex Mex. The heart and soul of Texas. And the future of brisket …

9 Ways to Make Bread in Your Slow Cooker

Dear slow cooker: what can’t you do? Our newest discovery: <i>Crock-Pot bread.</i> Here, nine recipes that’ll blow your mind.<p>Rosemary Olive Bread<p>Let the …

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken + Crock-Pot Giveaway<p>Easy4 hours 20 mins<p>Hey guess what? I made you a new recipe with your three favorite words in the …

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This Mexican BLT Is What Your Brunch Is Missing

We know the popular BLT is a pretty great sandwich. But this sandwich? This is the mother of all BLTs. Picture this: melty cheese, fresh guacamole, spicy chipotle mayo and a crisp-but-oozy fried egg. And they’re just the extra ingredients! It’s tasty and it’s HUGE, but if you’re anything like us, …

17 Easy Slow Cooker Snacks To Eat While You Watch Sunday Football

No matter who you root for, we're all Team Crockpot.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Slow-Cooker Recipes

Whether you call it a slow cooker or a crockpot — for the record, crockpot is a brand name like kleenex or xerox — there's no denying that this affordable piece of kitchen equipment makes putting food on the table much easier. Whether you're looking for weeknight-friendly stews, soups, or braises …

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes For Those Busy Weeknights

So easy.<p>We love the slow cooker for how much easier it makes our lives. Not only does it cook us dinner and dessert, but we can hack it into a steamer when needed. Plus, it turns out, it's pretty easy to clean, too.<p>In the name of ease and simplicity, we set out to find the easiest, simplest slow …

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7 Fall Slow Cooker Recipes Perfect For Dinner

There's something about fall and slow cookers that go hand-in-hand. Maybe it's because school is back in session and easy prep meals are a must? Or maybe it's the cool breeze making me crave something extra warm? Either way here are seven of my favorite slow cooker recipes to heat up this fall.<p><b>1.</b> …

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