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Savor Summer: Make Your Own Strawberry Jam

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!

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DIY

Make an EARPHONE HOLDER (...from a mint container)

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

How to Give Yourself a Facial

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

Key Lime Bars

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 …

S'mores Cookies

No fire necessary to create these gooey, chocolaty treats.

Yield:Makes 30

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2009

Ingredients

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 …

Clothing Fix-It Kit

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 …

Battery-Charging Drawer

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 …

Ronco Ready Grill and Philips Digital Airfryer Reviews

Decluttering your kitchen countertops sounds great until you discover yet another new countertop appliance that’s faster, better, or turns out …

7 Commitment-Free Decorating Ideas

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

Free Editable Grocery List {Printable PDF}

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

Crockpot Mongolian Beef

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

Repurposing For The Dog

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 …

Mini Pies in a Cupcake Tin

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

Linguine with Garlic and Breadcrumbs

Under 30 Minutes

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

Ingredients

12 ounces linguine
• 6 to 10 anchovy fillets, chopped
• 2 tablespoons …

Mushroom Pasta with Ricotta

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

Ingredients

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 …

How To Make Cookies-n-Cream Ice Cream Bread

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

Indoor S'mores

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 …

Make It: DIY Industrial Firewood Holder

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

DIY Rug Made Of Felt Scraps

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 …

Make Homemade Cookie Butter (With Any Cookie!)

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

The Midnight Baker

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 …

Recipes

Easy crock pot beef burgundy (slow cooker meal)

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

Slow Cooker "Melt in Your Mouth" Pot Roast

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

Crockpot Pepper Steak and Rice Recipe

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

Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients:

1 (3lb) beef chuck roast
• ground black pepper (to taste)
• ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
• 1 tablespoon canola oil
• ½ cup beef broth
• 1 …

Beef Marsala Stew

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 …

Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs with Creamy Gravy and Vegetables

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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 …

Gravy

Super soft gingerbread cookies (recipe)

Super Soft GingerBread Cookie recipe | NoBiggie.net | very soft gingerbread cookies for the holiday season.

*Update – please read the note at the …

Cookies

Gingerbread roll cake recipe

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Moist gingerbread roll cake filled with spiced creamy filling. A delicious twist on the traditional