30 Minute Saucy Korean Beef Stir Fry

To make this 30 minute meal (you will be amazed at the flavor coming out of your kitchen in 30 minutes! You whisk the marinade ingredients together and marinate the meat – the leftover marinade will become your sauce - no double measuring/dish dirtying/whisking/ingredient gathering!

Ingredients

1 pound beef top sirloin or flank steak, sliced as thinly as possible
1 small onion, sliced into very thin strips
2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided

Marinade/Sauce
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
¾ cup soy sauce
¼ cup water
½ cup Chinese rice wine, mirin or dry sherry (I use this one found in the Asian section of the grocery store)
⅓ cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1-2 teaspoons Sriracha/Asian hot chile sauce**

Stir Fry
2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
1 zucchini, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced into ¼ strips
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced into ¼ strips
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

Cooking instructions right here

DIY Wine Bottle Wall Vase

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There are so many uses for old and empty wine bottles so don't throw them away. With just a few supplies from the hardware store you can make this fabulous bottle wall vase for your home or patio! Head over to Shanty 2Chic for step by step tutorial.

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How to Keep Berries Fresh

If you have a hard time getting through the berries you buy, it gives you a little extra time to eat your fruit before the mold sets in.

Once you get home just submerge your berries in a solution of 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water.  (So 1 cup vinegar for every 10 cups of water.

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DIY Clothes Stand - IKEA Hack

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Turn IKEA Bekvam stool into a fabulous and unique clothes stand. Really easy to make and such a brilliant idea!

You will need:

IKEA Bekvam stool

wooden hanger

strip of wood 80 x 5 cm.

jigsaw

screws

screw driver

Head over to Micasa to see the step by step tutorial. And don't worry if you can't read Spanish, you can download the Google Chrome browser which will translate the webpages for you! Have fun :)

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Tiny Umbrella Drink Stirrers with Free Printable!

Brilliant little Diy umbrella drink stirrers from thepapermama.com

Supplies:

Umbrella Drink Stirrer printable
white card stock paper
bamboo skewers
hot glue
scissors
wire cutters
small hole punch
a yummy cool drink (like an iced Starbucks® Discoveries Iced Café Favorites™)

Full tutorial

Wooden Beads Decoration

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We found these nice wooden beads decoration at Plywood and Pears. So neat and easy to make.


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