Last Sunday was the Husband’s BIRTHDAY!! So I baked him a cake,   at the very last minute. And it turned out..... by heidi
heidi
heidi Last Sunday was the Husband’s BIRTHDAY!! So I baked him a cake, at the very last minute. And it turned out.....
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Chicken  Dumplings for the crockpot. This was very easy to make and had good flavor. I warmed up a mix of frozen veggies and added it in at the last minute. It was a very heavy meal so I won't make it often but for a once/winter kind of meal, it wasn't half bad by francisca
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francisca Chicken Dumplings for the crockpot. This was very easy to make and had good flavor. I warmed up a mix of frozen veggies and added it in at the last minute. It was a very heavy meal so I won't make it often but for a once/winter kind of meal, it wasn't half bad
Food and Cooking
DIY Valentine Love Book: [my notes: made this for my husband's birthday. It was a combination of photos of us from the last 2 years + "things I love about you". I've seen him pick it up several times since then to look at it. It was so very easy to make as well!] by lorena
lorena
lorena DIY Valentine Love Book: [my notes: made this for my husband's birthday. It was a combination of photos of us from the last 2 years + "things I love about you". I've seen him pick it up several times since then to look at it. It was so very easy to make as well!]
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My son turned 23, so I got him a Michael Jordan Cake. It came out awesome by heidi
heidi
heidi My son turned 23, so I got him a Michael Jordan Cake. It came out awesome
kids
Gymbo the clown cake - I made this cake for a friend's son who was having a birthday party at Gymboree. It was the biggest cake I've ever made: a 3-layer 12x18 cake. The baking took forever and so did the fondant Gymbo, but the rest was easy. To make Gymbo, I printed out a picture of him I found online, then cut it up by color (if that makes sense!). I traced the pieces onto the different colors of fondant, cut them out, and then pieced Gymbo by isrc
isrc
isrc Gymbo the clown cake - I made this cake for a friend's son who was having a birthday party at Gymboree. It was the biggest cake I've ever made: a 3-layer 12x18 cake. The baking took forever and so did the fondant Gymbo, but the rest was easy. To make Gymbo, I printed out a picture of him I found online, then cut it up by color (if that makes sense!). I traced the pieces onto the different colors of fondant, cut them out, and then pieced Gymbo
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Jason Fraser took this shot, one of Diana’s favorites, at the end of an official Press call in Majorca in 1986. “As we were being ushered out I turned and saw that Diana had scooped Harry into her arms, pulled him close and he had his thumb in his mouth. I got one last shot, and it was the best of the whole trip. When we got back to Britain, Diana asked for a print of it” by jacquelyn
jacquelyn
jacquelyn Jason Fraser took this shot, one of Diana’s favorites, at the end of an official Press call in Majorca in 1986. “As we were being ushered out I turned and saw that Diana had scooped Harry into her arms, pulled him close and he had his thumb in his mouth. I got one last shot, and it was the best of the whole trip. When we got back to Britain, Diana asked for a print of it”
Childness
© Algarve Cakes.  This was a last minute ladybird birthday cake for a lady who was pregnant, and craving chocolate!  So I did her a chocolate sponge cake with chocolate ganache. by heidi
heidi
heidi © Algarve Cakes. This was a last minute ladybird birthday cake for a lady who was pregnant, and craving chocolate! So I did her a chocolate sponge cake with chocolate ganache.
kids
another pinner says "I made this cake for my dad for Father's Day/ his Birthday last year, and it was hands down the best cake I have ever made. It didn't even last a whole day because everyone ate it so fast. :)  I even switched it to cupcakes for a friend's birthday! You can use any kind of candy you want too." by Ramona Kearse
Ramona Kearse
Ramona Kearse another pinner says "I made this cake for my dad for Father's Day/ his Birthday last year, and it was hands down the best cake I have ever made. It didn't even last a whole day because everyone ate it so fast. :) I even switched it to cupcakes for a friend's birthday! You can use any kind of candy you want too."
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French bread- I will never buy store bought French bread again, this was so simple and easy to make and it was amazing. The recipe was for a bread machine but I didn't use it and it turned out awesome! by nancy
nancy
nancy French bread- I will never buy store bought French bread again, this was so simple and easy to make and it was amazing. The recipe was for a bread machine but I didn't use it and it turned out awesome!
Craft Ideas and Tutorials
I was smitten with this pattern. I crocheted her last week and it turned out so cute. by rosanna
rosanna
rosanna I was smitten with this pattern. I crocheted her last week and it turned out so cute.
I Love to Crochet
poppy seed and apple cake. I made this for Christmas- it was super easy and turned out a big hit. The combination of poppy seeds & apples is refreshing! by aida
aida
aida poppy seed and apple cake. I made this for Christmas- it was super easy and turned out a big hit. The combination of poppy seeds & apples is refreshing!
Let Them Eat Cake
So many enjoyed the Chocolate Cake Master Mix last week and some suggested I make a master mix for the vanilla cake version.  So…here it is! I am so excited about these mixes! To be honest, I was getting a little weary of preparing myself desserts because it seemed like I pulled out dozens of […] by Cloud9
Cloud9
Cloud9 So many enjoyed the Chocolate Cake Master Mix last week and some suggested I make a master mix for the vanilla cake version.  So…here it is! I am so excited about these mixes! To be honest, I was getting a little weary of preparing myself desserts because it seemed like I pulled out dozens of […]
baking
I was involved in a cookie swap at church last weekend...5 dozen cookies, and realized that this was a great way to give a cookie away as a little gift.  These would be great for a classroom, neighbors or office friends. Cake decorator I'm not, but they turned out cute with the packaging anyway! by linda
linda
linda I was involved in a cookie swap at church last weekend...5 dozen cookies, and realized that this was a great way to give a cookie away as a little gift. These would be great for a classroom, neighbors or office friends. Cake decorator I'm not, but they turned out cute with the packaging anyway!
gingerbread houses
SpongeBob Party Wreath - This turned out awesome! It was a little time consuming to make. Only bc it took me a few times of printing stuff to get it the right size so it looked proportioned right. In the end I was very happy with the result. I loved being able to tell everyone that I made it myself. by nanette
nanette
nanette SpongeBob Party Wreath - This turned out awesome! It was a little time consuming to make. Only bc it took me a few times of printing stuff to get it the right size so it looked proportioned right. In the end I was very happy with the result. I loved being able to tell everyone that I made it myself.
Getting
Euro Pane's pear spice cake  Sumi Chang was happy to share her recipe for this wonderfully fragrant, moist and delicious cake, writing that "it is a very humble-looking cake, but the taste is incredible. Originally, someone gave me this recipe as an apple cake recipe, and I baked a lot of apple cake using it. Once, however, I was out of apples, so I used Anjou pears instead. The rest, as they say, is history." by lora
lora
lora Euro Pane's pear spice cake Sumi Chang was happy to share her recipe for this wonderfully fragrant, moist and delicious cake, writing that "it is a very humble-looking cake, but the taste is incredible. Originally, someone gave me this recipe as an apple cake recipe, and I baked a lot of apple cake using it. Once, however, I was out of apples, so I used Anjou pears instead. The rest, as they say, is history."
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I used a graham cracker crust. Before I cooked the filling I thought it was way too sweet and vanilla-y, but after being baked it turned by lena
lena
lena I used a graham cracker crust. Before I cooked the filling I thought it was way too sweet and vanilla-y, but after being baked it turned
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my nephew was into theater at the time I made him this birthday cake :) by marquita
marquita
marquita my nephew was into theater at the time I made him this birthday cake :)
Food to Make
Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake {Bird On A Cake} OH MY! I made this last night for my hubby's birthday and it was AH-mazing! It is best chilled. It is rich, so a little goes a long way :) The pb icing is sooo delightfully YUMMY! Definitely a new family favorite! by annabelle
annabelle
annabelle Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake {Bird On A Cake} OH MY! I made this last night for my hubby's birthday and it was AH-mazing! It is best chilled. It is rich, so a little goes a long way :) The pb icing is sooo delightfully YUMMY! Definitely a new family favorite!
Eats and Drinks
Baked oatmeal. This is a "make ahead" recipe. Mix it up the night before and then pop it in the oven in the morning. It was not dry at all, like the last recipe I tried. Yummy! by vickie
vickie
vickie Baked oatmeal. This is a "make ahead" recipe. Mix it up the night before and then pop it in the oven in the morning. It was not dry at all, like the last recipe I tried. Yummy!
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This is my kitty cat that passed away last summer. I had him since I can remember being alive, and he died at 18 years old. I miss that cat so much, but it’s cool he’ll get to be a part of me for the rest of my life. I have one session left to fill in the frame, but I’m inlove with how it’s turned out so far. Thanks Pedro! by wendi
wendi
wendi This is my kitty cat that passed away last summer. I had him since I can remember being alive, and he died at 18 years old. I miss that cat so much, but it’s cool he’ll get to be a part of me for the rest of my life. I have one session left to fill in the frame, but I’m inlove with how it’s turned out so far. Thanks Pedro!
When I have time...
Just finished this for a friend. Was very nervous about the chevron pattern but I think it turned out pretty well. First time doing the rose petal ruffles too and love how they turned out! I love the color scheme and wish that style was around when I got married! by sarahx
sarahx
sarahx Just finished this for a friend. Was very nervous about the chevron pattern but I think it turned out pretty well. First time doing the rose petal ruffles too and love how they turned out! I love the color scheme and wish that style was around when I got married!
Car Porn
Minute to win it party - we did this at Christmas one year and it was so fun!  I so want to   do this  at a teen activity by Theo Vandenberg
Theo Vandenberg
Theo Vandenberg Minute to win it party - we did this at Christmas one year and it was so fun! I so want to do this at a teen activity
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Old-fashioned buttermilk white bread. Best bread recipe I have made so far! It turned out exactly as the picture. I didn't use a bread machine like it says. Mine just took longer to rise. Also I should have baked it longer than the 30min it was slightly underdone. by adele
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adele Old-fashioned buttermilk white bread. Best bread recipe I have made so far! It turned out exactly as the picture. I didn't use a bread machine like it says. Mine just took longer to rise. Also I should have baked it longer than the 30min it was slightly underdone.
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DIY Chucky & Beetlejuice Halloween costumes Chucky: Description in the comments below.  Beetlejuice: Suit from the Goodwill Store (my boyfriend taped stripes with duct tape and spray painted the suit white), make up, and a clown wig.  We made our costumes last minute, so the suit still smelled like paint at the party that evening. I suggest painting and airing it out in advance. by stefanie
stefanie
stefanie DIY Chucky & Beetlejuice Halloween costumes Chucky: Description in the comments below. Beetlejuice: Suit from the Goodwill Store (my boyfriend taped stripes with duct tape and spray painted the suit white), make up, and a clown wig. We made our costumes last minute, so the suit still smelled like paint at the party that evening. I suggest painting and airing it out in advance.
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make the olive garden's zuppa toscana soup at home. love soup season :) UPDATE: I've never had this soup @ Olive Garden so I didn't really have anything to compare to, but, it sounded good so I gave it a shot. I halved the recipe and used spinach because that is what I had. Baking the sausage is a must! It turned out really good (& spicy!!) and was perfect for a cold, rainy day. by roslyn
roslyn
roslyn make the olive garden's zuppa toscana soup at home. love soup season :) UPDATE: I've never had this soup @ Olive Garden so I didn't really have anything to compare to, but, it sounded good so I gave it a shot. I halved the recipe and used spinach because that is what I had. Baking the sausage is a must! It turned out really good (& spicy!!) and was perfect for a cold, rainy day.
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Tomato Eggs | Tomato Eggs Recipe | Easy Asian Recipes at RasaMalaysia.com Had this in China last year, it was delicious! We made it at home with half egg whites and half the oil and turned out exactly the same. by jannie
jannie
jannie Tomato Eggs | Tomato Eggs Recipe | Easy Asian Recipes at RasaMalaysia.com Had this in China last year, it was delicious! We made it at home with half egg whites and half the oil and turned out exactly the same.
Scoot
Found it!  I had another printables set picked out, but decided at the last minute that I wanted something a little bit more grown up. by kasey
kasey
kasey Found it! I had another printables set picked out, but decided at the last minute that I wanted something a little bit more grown up.
Product Lust
New Beginnings. #pascalcampion FIRST sketch in a WEEK! I was sick this whole past week and just could NOT draw at all. Even if I could get up and get in front of a page or a computer, nothing came out. This is the very first sketch since last week... kind of super moody, but it probably has to do with the fact that I was just out for a while. by Hercio Dias
Hercio Dias
Hercio Dias New Beginnings. #pascalcampion FIRST sketch in a WEEK! I was sick this whole past week and just could NOT draw at all. Even if I could get up and get in front of a page or a computer, nothing came out. This is the very first sketch since last week... kind of super moody, but it probably has to do with the fact that I was just out for a while.
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Pasta Pie!  I made this and it was delicious! It was a bit interesting to fill up the pasta, but turned out great! by Pawla
Pawla
Pawla Pasta Pie! I made this and it was delicious! It was a bit interesting to fill up the pasta, but turned out great!
Culinaria
Oreo Spiders Cake {Bird On A Cake} --- I made this cake and it was excellent. I had a hard time making the spiders as I am not very skilled at decorating cakes. by tamra
tamra
tamra Oreo Spiders Cake {Bird On A Cake} --- I made this cake and it was excellent. I had a hard time making the spiders as I am not very skilled at decorating cakes.
Cake Decorating
I made this last night and it was a hit!! I replaced the canned tomatoes with jarred pasta sauce though :) Italian Baked Chicken and Pastina by milagros
milagros
milagros I made this last night and it was a hit!! I replaced the canned tomatoes with jarred pasta sauce though :) Italian Baked Chicken and Pastina
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