Diy: Safety Pin Wings

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We found this awesome DIY and design safety pin wings jacket on Instructables. I have to say this is an amazing creative project. See here... step by step tutorial


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Beautiful caramel spiral decoration

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We came a cross this beautiful caramel spiral tutorial on Duh Licious. It's a great decoration for the new years eve dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup golden syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • a cylindrical metal tool ( you can use back of a whisk)
  • 1 tbsp butter, or oil.

Wiew the recipe here... on Duh Licious

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Be patient with these caramel spirals. They take time and a steady hand, but they are totally worth all the effort :)


Cool crochet bracelets!

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It's a great idea to reuse ribbons and crochet bracelets like these on the photos. All you need is about 8-9 meters of gold or silver ribbon or cord, a crochet hook size 10mm or 12mm and a few minutes. Very cool and glamorous. See here... full tutorial.

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What a nice candlestick made from old tea cups

There is no need to throw away your old tea cups! Just glue them together and give them new life it's fun and creative.

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Second Hand Chairs into Picture Frames

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Brook from All Things Thrifty made these awesome frames from old chair back. She bought the second hand chairs at a yard sale and she loved the design. Brook used two of the chairs for here dining table transformation and the other two were not in as good shape so she recycled them into these picture frames to put pictures of here beautiful girls.


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Great job!

Make Your Own Peanut Butter

Here's how you can make your own peanut butter from abeautifulmess.com

To make peanut butter at home all you need is: 16 ounces of dry roasted peanuts (more or less depending on how much you want to make at once) a pinch or two of salt and a food processor.

Place all the peanuts in your food processor and blend for 8-10 minutes. Every 2-3 minutes you may need to stop the processor and use a spoon to break up the peanuts/scrap down the sides of the bowl. At first the mixture will get crumbly/powder-y... just keep on processing because it will turn creamy! Depending on the freshness of your peanuts you may need to add a teaspoon or two of oil (canola, vegetable or peanut oil work well) but it usually is not necessary. Once your peanut butter is creamy, taste it and add a bit of salt if you like. Store in an air tight container in your refrigerator for up to a month. If you've ever bought natural peanut butter before you've probably noticed that sometimes a little oil seperation occurs-that's normal, just stir your peanut butter before use if you notice this happens.

See more recipes here from abeautifulmess.com

Italian-Style Ground Beef-and-Pepperoni Soup

This Ground beef soup is really good and popular with my kids!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef 
  • 1 cup sliced turkey pepperoni (3 ounces)
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups low-sodium fat-free chicken broth 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Garnishes: sliced fresh basil, shredded Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Cook ground beef and pepperoni in a Dutch oven coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Rinse and drain beef mixture. Sauté mushrooms and next 3 ingredients in hot oil in Dutch oven 5 minutes. Stir in beef mixture, tomato paste, and next 5 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. If desired, garnish and serve with Parmesan Toast Points.

This recipe comes from Southern Living