This Ground beef soup is really good and popular with my kids!
- 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
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
Speaking of handmade, here’s one easy craft project to up-cycle your empty glass jars and bottles into decorative vases.
1. Empty glass bottle/s (make sure it’s clean and free from grease/oil)
2. Vitrail glass paint (P99 in National Bookstore; available in several colors)
3. Acetone or nail polish remover (used as a thinner for the paint)
1. Combine glass paint with a small amount of acetone (just enough to partially thin down the paint’s consistency) in the bottle.
2. Mix them together. Slowly swirl the paint mixture until the entire interior of the glass is coated with paint.
3. Don’t worry if the paint looks cloudy. It will eventually become translucent with a glass-like finish as it dries. Let the paint dry completely for a couple of days before you put water in it and use as a flower vase.
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Do you have any old and damaged vinyl records that you no longer can play? Here are some good ideas on what you can make from them.
Watch the video and learn how to turn a used vinyl record into a bowl!
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Record bangle bracelet. Step by step
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Record bangles. Via
Vinyl record art by Paul Villinski
Vinyl record cake stand.
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How to make a vinyl record bowl. Via
Recycled Record Bowls. Via
Records recycled into business card holders. Yes that’s right. Via
Recycled Record Roof. Via
Record bowl with cuts. Via
Vinyl record bowl.
Vinyl Clock. Via
Vinyl record bookends. Via
Paul Villinski art.
Tin Can Caddy Tutorial from Cynthia Shaffer. And on a lazy susan...Oh my, it doesn't get any better.
Collect or gather 8 or so small to medium size tin cans and 1 large coffee can.
Measure the height and circumference of all the outer cans and cut coordinating fabric to these dimensions. Next, slather a coat of Mod Podge to the outside and wrap and adhere the fabric to the cans.
Using an awl and a hammer, punch 2 holes in the smaller cans, close to the top rim.
And then punch the coordinating holes in the coffee can.
Next, thread a small length of wire, from the inside of the small cans, then into the coordinating hole of the coffee can.
And with pliers, twist the wire on the inside to secure the small cans.
And ... you're done.
Do you have any old books that have fallen apart and no one reads? Erlend from Morning Creativity created these adorable vintage bookmarks. He made a hole using a thick needle and then he attached a hemp string. Take a look at his blog, lots of great DIY there. Via...