Grilling

Italian Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs

It seems like most of my posts the last couple of months have required a lot of research to bring you accurate information and I’ve had a lot of other things going on in my life as well. It is a saving grace for me to be able to re-blog some of my favorite posts from other bloggers to fill the gap while I get caught up. These are wonderful posts which I am sure you will like as much as I did!

Rosemarie is one of my favorite food bloggers for simple yet elegant food. You won’t be disappointed! Be sure to poke around her site for tons of ideas, all perfectly organized under Categories.

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Here is yet another awesome recipe plucked from a prior post,  Entertaining with Italian Flair for your consideration. Now that Memorial Day is behind us and the grilling season is “officially” here, it seems a good recipe to share. After all, nothing says summer than food from your grill.

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DIY

Free Printable Chinese Fortune Greeting Card

My blogging friend Patty shared directions to make this super cute card. I love how simple it is, yet every bit as cute as a store-bought card. Perfect for many occasions just by changing the fortune!

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I don’t know how much $$$ I have spent on silly greeting cards through the years.  It was always fun to go through the racks and buy the cards that made me giggle out loud.  I think I liked cards because it made letter writing easier…less room to write!

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It’s fun to get a greeting card for no occasion at all, just because someone is thinking of YOU!  I like ones with silly messages like the Chinese fortunes I collected after I Googled “free Chinese fortunes”.

Silly Chinese Fortunes:

1. Some days you are pigeon, some days you are statue. Today, bring umbrella.
2. Two can live as cheaply as one, for half as long.
3. Your reality check about to bounce.
4. Two days from now, tomorrow will be yesterday.
5. Your inferiority complex not good enough. Try harder.
6. When chosen for jury duty, tell judge “fortune cookie…

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Sweets & Treats

Strawberry Pie

There’s nothing like a homemade Strawberry Pie to kick off summer. Made with sweet juicy fresh strawberries…oh, my! Perfect end to any meal. When I saw this post from my blogging friend, I just knew I had to share the recipe with you!

In Dianes Kitchen

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Strawberry Pie with a delicious crust that doesn’t need to be rolled! This was the way  Strawberry Pie was meant to be made. It is the easiest Strawberry Pie I have ever made and the most delicious. You will definitely want to try this one!

Source: http://www.myincrediblerecipes.com

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Butter a 9″ pie plate.

Make the crust:

Mix your ingredients until it starts

to come together, I used a fork.

Using your fingers, mix until it forms

a ball with all the flour incorporated

into the butter. There is no rolling

with this pie crust. Just press it into the

buttered pie plate, pressing it up the

sides just a little. Let me tell you, it is so

good! It isn’t like a regular pie crust.

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Bake the crust in a preheated 350 degree

oven until it is just starting to brown.

Let your baked pie crust cool.

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Hull your washed strawberries…

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Kitchen Tips & Ideas

Shelf Life of Opened Condiments

While cleaning out my fridge recently and dealing with the jumble of condiment bottles and jars on my refrigerator door, I realized I didn't know how long bottles and jars lasted once opened. Several were two or three months old. The point when I usually start throwing stuff out. Needing a break from the cleaning… Continue reading Shelf Life of Opened Condiments

DIY · Gift Ideas

Butterfly Mobile

I saw this post a few days ago from my friend over at kelleysdiy.com and I just couldn’t stop thinking about how cute this project was, so I decided to share it. This can be made up in any colors of your choice to match your decor, and the butterflies switched out for little animals or birds. The perfect craft to do together with a child.

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Remember the Beautiful Baby Shower Mobile I showed you the other day? Well, after a friend saw it, she wanted me to help her create a pretty mobile for her room.
I wrote this last summer….reposting for a friend.
My young friend has been spending a lot of time with me during her summer break making crafts. She loves crafting as much as I, well almost. We picked out bright papers at Joann’s to go with her bedroom colors. She saw the mobile I made from Baby Shower papers and fell in love with my idea.
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For this project you need a butterfly punch (mine is Martha Stewarts) , (or you can use any design punch you would like.) illusion cord, 2 embroidery hoops (larger and smaller) paper or scrapbook paper, pkg. of assorted mirrors, 3 different ribbons and a thinner ribbon for hanging. You will only use one of…

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