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Cooler Corn on the Cob

Awesome idea from lifehacker.com 

If you want to cook corn for the masses, Bon Appetit suggests a dead simple, ingenious method: “cooler corn.”

Basically, fill a large, clean cooler with loads of corn on the cob and pour two kettles-full of boiling water over the corn, then close the top.

30 minutes later, your corn will be perfectly cooked.

Campers and other outdoorsy people probably already know this trick, but the rest of now have a new, neater way to make lots of corn for company.

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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Kitchen, Leisure, Outdoors, Party Ideas, Scout Meeting

 

Moushtache Pacifier

Of course, this is just for fun, maybe just a minute to take a picture. I wouldn’t leave baby with this pacifier alone. But it is too funny!

Original design from etsy.com, but you can make your own. Cut a moustache from craft foamies. Hot glue onto top of pacifier as in photo. Let cool.

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Crafts, Fun, Kids, Party Ideas, Pranks, Recycle it

 

Bacon, Egg & Toast Cups

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 slices white or whole-wheat sandwich bread
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 large eggs
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter 6 standard muffin cups. With a rolling pin, flatten bread slices slightly and, with a 4 1/4-inch cookie cutter, cut into 8 rounds. Cut each round in half, then press 2 halves into each muffin cup, overlapping slightly and making sure bread comes up to edge of cup. Use extra bread to patch any gaps. Brush bread with remaining butter.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium, until almost crisp, 4 minutes, flipping once. (It will continue to cook in the oven.) Lay 1 bacon slice in each bread cup and crack an egg over each. Season with salt and pepper. Bake until egg whites are just set, 20 to 25 minutes. Run a small knife around cups to loosen toasts. Serve immediately.   via marthastewart
 
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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Kids, Kitchen, Party Ideas

 

Grassy Spring Wreath

You’ll need:

  1. Wreath form
  2. Green hairy yarn, crochet or knitting yarn
  3. Flowers
  4. Pins
  5. Ribbon for hanging
  6. Cute sign of your own design

Wrap yarn around form. Pin flowers on. Loop ribbon around for hanging. Add sign. Hang — so cute for Spring!

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Posted by on February 26, 2012 in Around the house, Crafts, Gift it, Holidays

 

Cinnamon Roll Pulls

Check out this yummy recipe from plainchicken.

You’ll need:

1 unsliced round loaf sourdough bread

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To make Vanilla Honey Butter: Whip butter and 1/4 cup powdered sugar together until smooth; stir in honey and vanilla.  Set aside. (You can use regular butter if desired)

Cut the bread lengthwise into 1/2″ slices, without cutting through the bottom crust. Spread vanilla honey butter in between slices.  Rotate the bread 90 degrees and slice the bread again into 1/2″ pieces, without cutting through the bottom crust. Spread more vanilla honey butter in between new cuts. This doesn’t need to be perfect – just make sure there is lots of butter in between all the cuts. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Generously sprinkle in between all cuts. (You may have extra butter and cinnamon sugar.  It will just depend on how large your bread loaf is.)

Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until bread is warm.  Unwrap cinnamon bread and place on serving platter.  Combine powdered sugar and milk – adding milk until you get the consistency desired.  Drizzle icing over bread and serve immediately.

 
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Posted by on February 26, 2012 in Kitchen, Party Ideas

 
 
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