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Summer is nearly here, and local farmer’s markets are already brimming with the first harvests of fruits and vegetables. Feeling the love? Don’t let those few delicious weeks of strawberry season pass you by—this year, pick up (or pick) a few extra quarts and make your own strawberry jam!
I love …DIY
Make an EARPHONE HOLDER…from a mint container (VIDEO included)
I love listening to music. I almost always play some type of music while cleaning the …Handbags
Have you ever treated yourself to a facial? A good facial starts with cleansing your face gently. Then you steam and massage it to improve …Tablespoon
This recipe is based on the famous Key lime pie from Joe's Stone Crab restaurant in Miami Beach. If you can't find Key limes, use regular fresh lime juice. The bars will keep, wrapped in plastic, in the refrigerator for up to three days. Food editors prepared this recipe as part of the "Cookie of …
No fire necessary to create these gooey, chocolaty treats.
Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2009
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
• 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
• 1 cup whole-wheat flour (spooned and leveled)
• 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon baking …
Here's a mending must-have: A simple business-card organizer (from an office-supply store) that keeps all the fixings for your clothes in one place. Label and tuck your spare buttons, thread samples, cloth tags, and even those scratchy fabric-care labels you snip off garments (or pillows and …
Keeping electronic devices charged is easier if you make it an evening ritual. Create a charging station in a nightstand with a back, a drawer, and an outlet close by.
Charging Drawer How-To
1. Drill matching holes in the back of the nightstand and the rear of the drawer.
2. Affix adhesive wire clips …
Decluttering your kitchen countertops sounds great until you discover yet another new countertop appliance that’s faster, better, or turns out …
Whether you're a renter or just indecisive, take note.
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1. SlipcoversDon't write these off because they seem outdated or remind you of your grandmother's floral sofa. There are some great patterns and designs available, plus, it's a great way to revamp an old …Interior Design
Hello, and happy Easter Monday! I hope everyone had a blessed Easter weekend. Since it’s a long weekend, I had more time to make a pretty printable …Groceries
We love crockpot meals. Honestly, throw in the right ingredients and let it cook slowly and you come home to an amazing dinner. This meal was truly a …Slow Cooker Recipes
Have you ever wondered what to do with those disinfectant cloth containers? I have kept a few just hoping that I would be clever enough someday to …
Your favorite pie in "mini me" size. So cute, so easy -- and so delish!
Oh my goodness. These Mini Pies in a Cupcake Tin may be one of the cutest …Recipes
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This quick pasta dish gets much of its savory richness from anchovies. Don't be afraid to try them -- when sauteeed, their flavor mellows.
Prep:5 minsTotal Time:20 mins
Source: Everyday Food, December 2009
12 ounces linguine
• 6 to 10 anchovy fillets, chopped
• 2 tablespoons …
Under 30 Minutes
This simple pasta highlights the great taste of affordable button mushrooms.
Prep:30 minsTotal Time:30 mins
Source: Everyday Food, October 2009
Coarse salt and ground pepper
• 12 ounces rigatoni, or other short pasta
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
• 1/2 cup dry …
Ice cream bread sounds impossible. How can you cook with something that melts? Apparently it’s possible and even more surprising than that… it’s …Ice Cream
Let me guess…it’s cold outside where you are? Thought so.
This is the second year in my life where I’ve had to deal with snow. Oh, sure we’d get a …
Photo: The Cavender DiaryA quick trip to your local hardware store and a few basic and inexpensive materials are all you need to make your own …DIY
If you have a bag full of felt scraps then you easily can make them useful. Depending on how many of scraps you have you can make a mat or even a rug …
Yes. Yes, it's true. All your problems are solved now that this information has come into your life. Cookie butter from any cookie, people! I hope you …Recipes
13 January 2014
Slow Cooker Swiss Steak
A gourmet slow cooker swiss steak recipe that doesn't contain tomatoes.
I'm keeping my promise to use my Crock …
A HUGE hello to all of you fabulous Shabby Creek Cottage readers! I’m Claire and I blog over at A Little CLAIREification. I am so thrilled to be here …Slow Cooker Recipes
There's nothing quite like sitting down to a hearty, slow cooked dinner at day's end. And, it's even better when that dinner is pot roast with all …Slow Cooker Recipes
I adore pepper steak and rice from my local Chinese restaurant, but I don't get to eat there as often as I'd like. That's why I have this recipe in …Recipes
Yield: 4 Servings
1 (3lb) beef chuck roast
• ground black pepper (to taste)
• ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
• 1 tablespoon canola oil
• ½ cup beef broth
• 1 …
Tender, savory and absolutely delicious, this slow cooker Beef Marsala Stew is a perfect weeknight comfort food meal.
I’m curious; what’s your normal …
Inspired by my friends Dan and Scott of Platter Talk, I decided to make some slow cooker Chicken Thighs with Creamy Gravy and Vegetables. The …
Super Soft GingerBread Cookie recipe | NoBiggie.net | very soft gingerbread cookies for the holiday season.
*Update – please read the note at the …Cookies
Moist gingerbread roll cake filled with spiced creamy filling. A delicious twist on the traditional …