Category: Frugal Living Tips

Rainbow Bunny Peeps Wreath! How Fun!

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Rainbow Bunny Peeps Wreath! How Fun!

If you are like me, then your family absolutely loves Easter! My husband loves the spring dinner, my kids love the egg hunts, and I love to decorate! So, I found a fun and unique DIY project that was too cute not to share with our viewers! You can make a rainbow bunny Peeps wreath! Isn’t that an amazing and innovative idea? You’ll need the following supplies:

  • Peeps Bunnies (5 Color Sampler Pack)
  • 10″ Styrofoam Wreath
  • Toothpicks
  • Pink Burlap Ribbon
  • Floral Pin

If you live in a warmer area, I suggest having this as an indoor wreath above your television or elsewhere. How did your DIY project turn out? Let us know, we love to hear from our readers. For additional tips and directions on how to make this project, visit the Tried And True Blog!

Baked Chocolate Doughnuts with Maple Glaze Recipe!

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Baked Chocolate Doughnuts with Maple Glaze Recipe!

In the mood for something sweet, but do not know what to make?! This morning, you could make a delicious doughnut recipe and it is easy! Just visit the Betty Crocker webpage and make the Baked Chocolate Doughnuts with Maple Glaze recipe! My family has made this recipe and my kids loved it! You’ll need the following ingredients:

Doughnuts

  • 2 cups Original Bisquick mix
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon real maple or maple-flavored syrup
  • 2 tablespoons maple flakes, if desired

How did your recipe turn out? Let us know if you liked it! For additional information on how to make this recipe, click here!

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken Recipe!

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Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken Recipe!

Want something yummy for dinner tonight or tomorrow? If so, you should make the yummy Double Barbecue Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken recipe! I’ve made this with my family and they love it, especially my husband! With the spring weather, it is time to starting grilling! You’ll need the following ingredients:

White Barbecue Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 slices packaged precooked bacon
  • 2 teaspoons barbecue seasoning
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce

How did your dinner turn out? Let us know, we love to hear from our readers! For additional directions on how to make this recipe, click here!

DIY Inexpensive Wooden Poster Frame

I absolutely love this DIY!  This could be used in practically every room of your house.  In the kitchen, game room, kids room, or office.  My favorite idea is to frame your children’s work or art that is brought home from school.  The directions are simple and are written below!! I hope you have as much fun making this as I have had sharing the idea!

DIY Inexpensive Wooden Poster Frame

You’ll need:

  • 4 wooden paint stirrers
  • Stain
  • Drop cloth or butcher paper
  • Magnets
  • String
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions

Lay the 4 wooden paint stirrers out on the drop cloth or butcher paper.

Stain the paint stirrers by following the directions of the stain of your choice.

Let the stain dry and repeat step number 2 on the backside of the paint stirrers.

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Measure and mark 1.5 inches from each end and paint stirrer. Repeat on each paint stirrer.

Hot glue magnets on each marking.

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Choose one paint stirrer and tie the string on the left side.  Tie it tight and double knot it.

Arch the string to the over to the right side and tie the string tight double knotting it.

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You’re almost done! Lay the art on top of the paint stirrer with the string attached.

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Take a second paint stirrer and lay it on top of the paint stirrer with the string securing the art in the middle of the two paint stirrers.

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Finally repeat step 9 with the remaining two paint stirrers.  Secure the bottom of the art between the  paint stirrers completing your frame!!

 

Thank you, skillshare!

 

 

 

2-Ingredient Crockpot Salsa Chicken Recipe!

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2-Ingredient Crockpot Salsa Chicken Recipe!

Don’t have a lot of ingredients at home, but still want to make something delicious for dinner? If so, check out this 2-ingredient Crock-pot Salsa Chicken recipe! I’ve made this recipe over 50 times, because it is great to make when you do not want to run to the grocery store. Plus, my kids love it! You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 15-16 ounces your favorite salsa
  • Tortillas (if you want to make fajitas)

How did this recipe turn out for you and your family! Let us know, we love to hear from our readers. For additional directions on how to make this yummy recipe, click here!

Hatching Deviled Egg Chicks Recipe!

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Easter Deviled Eggs Recipe

Lets face it, there will be a surplus of boiled eggs around your house toward the end of the month.  That is why this deviled eggs recipe will be very useful to you!  I saw these hatching chicks deviled eggs and I had to share! They are too cute and would be a perfect addition to any Easter brunch or potluck you are attending.

Deviled Eggs Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 cup regular mayonnaise, more or less to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sweet or dill pickle relish
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning, or to taste
  • Paprika, for garnish (my mom always called this “pretty powder”)

Instructions:

  1. Place eggs in a sauce pan.
  2. Cover with water and bring to a full, rolling boil for about 15 minutes on high.
  3. Carefully drain the pot and rinse with cool water until the feel cool to touch.
  4. Peel the eggs and cut in half lengthwise.
  5. Remove the yolks and place into a bowl.
  6. Using a fork, mash the yolks well.
  7. Add mustard, pickle relish, salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning and stir together, adding only enough of the mayonnaise for desired consistency (creamy).
  8. Pipe the yolk mixture into the egg whites using a pastry bag, or place into a plastic storage bag and snip off the corner.
  9. Dust with paprika for garnish.

To make the chicks:

  1. While the eggs are cooling, prep your beaks and feet.
  2. Use a julienne peeler, which makes things go much faster, but you can also use a knife. Julienne part of a carrot into matchsticks, and then use a knife to slice the matchsticks into 1/2-inch pieces. You will need seven pieces per chick.
  3. When you’re ready to make your chicks, crack the egg all over with a spoon. I like to use a spoon with a slightly pointed tip, which is really helpful in the next step.
  4. Once your eggs are peeled, it’s time to shape them. Lay the egg on its side, and cut a small slice off the bottom (flatter) end. This gives it a base to stand on. You can eat that little slice now, since you won’t need it. Then cut about 1/2 – 3/4 inch off the top (pointy) end. This end piece is going to be the top of your chick.
  5. Scoop all the yolks out of the eggs (don’t forget the tops too), and mix them with the filling ingredients. Put your filling into a plastic bag with a corner end snipped off, and pipe it into your eggs.
  6. Place a top slice of egg white on each chick, and add two peppercorns and a piece of carrot to make the face. You may find it easier to use tweezers for these tiny pieces.
  7. Arrange the eggs however you would like to serve them, then add feet by slipping the remaining slices of carrot under their bodies. Again, tweezers can help with this step. Place three pieces together on each side to make the feet.
  8. Refrigerate until ready to serve, but try to serve them within a couple of hours to keep the yolks looking fresh.

Thanks, sheknows!

Try this Simple & Clean Egg Dying Trick!!

Try this Simple & Clean Egg Dying Trick!!

Dying Easter eggs is just one of the many fun things to do during Easter.  I personally love the outcome of dyed eggs, but the process of dying eggs can be a real mess! I found this egg decorating trick that could ease up the mess and help save some time too!! Just a few supplies, a few minutes of decorating, and some dry time and you have this years decorated Easter eggs.  It is a switch up on the traditional route but I think you’ll like it! They sure are cute!!

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Supplies:

  • Paper cups
  • Dried grains or beans, or nuts
  • Liquid food dye (Food color and egg dye, in Assorted and Neon Colors,mccormick.com)
  • White vinegar (optional)
  • Hard-cooked eggs, plain or dyed
  • Egg-drying pin board

First make your Egg-drying pin board

  1. Using a pencil and rule, draw a 1-inch grid on a sheet of 1/2-inch thick foam board.
  2. Push flathead pins into the foam, one at intersecting corner in the grid.
  3. Use tongs to remove eggs from the dye, and set them on the pin-board to dry.

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Egg Dying Directions

  1. Fill each cup about one-quarter full of grains, beans, or nuts. Add 10 to 15 drops of food dye. Swirl each until dye coats contents; the mixture should be damp but not soaked. (Note: If mixture dries, add a drop of vinegar or a little more dye.)
  2. Place an egg in a cup. Gently shake and swirl cup to speckle egg. Repeat with more eggs and colors.
  3.  Let eggs dry on pin board.

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This idea came from Martha Stewart!