Before & After - Stenciled Cedar Chest

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An old cedar chest got a fabulous makeover with a little paint and stencil! There are so many uses for stencil. You can decorate floors, ceilings, walls, fabric and more. Read the full story at Revolutionaries

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Easy & clever Salami, Cream Cheese Roll-ups

Salty cured sausage, sweet creamy cheese, crisp buttery crackers, served with a refreshing chilled beverage...doesn't get much better than that!

Ingredients

1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 -3/4 pounds salami sliced thin (thinner is better as it rolls easier)
1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced

The three ingredients needed are raw, no actual cooking involved, but you will need a good sharp knife to cut the rolls. Slice them thin and stack them in rows between wax paper, returning them to the refrigerator.

See the step by step tutorial right here

Homemade Bounty Bars

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Delicious homemade Bounty bars. You need these in your life!

Ingredients:

3 cups sweetened flaked coconut
⅔ cup sweetened condensed milk
½ cup powdered sugar
12 ounces dark chocolate chips or chunks

Hop on over to Jo Cook for instructions


Using old buttons to decorate things!

Don't throw away old buttons and make sure to cut the buttons of clothes that you are throwing away, you will never know they may come in handy?

There are so many possibilities.

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DIY Marble Lamp

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Marble is popular right now! Here is a great tutorial on how to DIY a super stylish marble lamp.  Go to Weekday Carnival for instructions!

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Baked Corn Flakes Chicken

Baked corn flakes crispy chicken is a good recipe when you are craving KFC but not the calories!

This recipe can be prepared at home it can easily be adapted to customize the taste.

Recipe from swankyrecipes.com

Ingredients

3 pounds chicken pieces, (without or with skin) rinsed and dried
4-5 cups Kellogg's Corn Flakes cereal, crushed (it should be about 4 to 5 cups after crushing)
½ cup ** Italian style bread crumbs (I used Contadina) to add additional flavor
1 egg
1 cup fat-free milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon ** paprika
1 ½ - 2 tablespoons ** Dijon Mustard
3 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
2 lemons, slice ** to garnish
Fresh thyme ** to garnish
Nonstick cooking spray
** Indicates these ingredients can be optional to add flavor- listed above and more below
All extra optional Flavorings
** ½ tablespoon hot pepper sauce
** ½ tablespoon garlic powder
** 1 teaspoon chili powder
** 1-2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (added to the corn flake mixture)
** ½ cup pecans, chopped and crushed (added to the corn flake mixture)

Instructions

  1. Place corn flakes in a bowl or sealed bag and crush with hand. Measure and combine crushed corn flakes cereal and optional seasoned bread crumbs in bowl large enough to bread chicken 1 at a time. Add pecans if desired and toss to mix. Set aside.
  2. In medium mixing bowl, beat egg and milk slightly. Add flour, salt, pepper, mustard and any optional flavorings. Mix until smooth. **If adding spicy ingredients, omit the egg until all ingredients are mixed. Use a spoon to taste batter to liking, than add egg and mix to combine.
  3. Open chicken package and using a knife remove any undesired skin or fat. Wash all pieces under water and dry with paper towel. Next, dip chicken in batter. Then coat with cereal mixture. Place in single layer, in shallow baking pan coated with cooking spray or foil lined. Drizzle with melted margarine.
  4. Bake at 350° F about 1 hour or until chicken is tender, no longer pink and juices run clear. For food safety, internal temperature of the chicken should reach at least 165 degrees F. Do not turn chicken while baking. Cover with foil only if needed to keep larger chicken pieces from having burnt crust while baking longer Serve hot.

 







All extra optional Flavorings

** ½ tablespoon hot pepper sauce
** ½ tablespoon garlic powder
** 1 teaspoon chili powder
** 1-2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (added to the corn flake mixture)
** ½ cup pecans, chopped and crushed (added to the corn flake mixture)

**Notes**
* Cooking time may vary – this recipe is intended for cooking chicken drumsticks.  Monitor chicken temperature is using a different type of chicken pieces.
* Chicken can keep as leftovers in refrigorate up to about 4 days.  Wrap in foil or air tight container.

Image credit:  gimmesomeoven.com

See more wonderful recipes from Jessica Knott at swankyrecipes.com


Before & After - Liquor Cabinet

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From vintage record cabinet into a classy retro style home bar. This creative blogger used silver leaf, decorative paper and led lights from IKEA. Read the full story at Little Yellow Couch


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Job well done!

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