DIY Christmas Wreath – 3 Ways 11.12.2015

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Are you at a loss when it comes to how to make your home fresh and festive for the holidays? Well then, take a cue from Christmases past and remember the traditional yet timeless Christmas wreath idea! Hanging one of these iconic ornaments will add cheer and class to any home, and you can make your very own with a simple DIY shopping list.

Adding your own spin to your creation is a Christmas wreath idea that will impress and delight guests. Have fun letting your creativity soar, and if you’re stuck and can’t find inspiration, then look no further! We have some creative and artistic DIY wreaths that are easy and whimsical. We’ll show you how to make a Christmas wreath using basic materials, such as greeting cards, ribbon, pinecones, and more! Читать дальше “DIY Christmas Wreath – 3 Ways” »

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Cinnamon Rolls Recipe from Home Cooking Adventure 10.12.2015

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When the aroma of freshly-baked, warm cinnamon rolls fills the room, who can say no? The taste of butter, icing, and of course, cinnamon, is so delightful. It is often hard to keep them around the house for more than a day!

On our quest for the best homemade cinnamon roll recipe, we crossed paths with the fabulous Ella, host and cook on the Home Cooking Adventure Channel. She gave us some inside tips on how to achieve that soft texture and flavorful sweetness. And we can say ourselves – her recipe is incredible!
It’s also fairly simple, with a step-by-step method that will have you salivating from the wonderful scent of these baked goods. The addition of vanilla icing takes these cinnamon rolls up a notch!
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Veggie Casserole with Cheese 08.12.2015

Veggie Casserole with Cheese
Serves: 4
Who doesn’t love cheese? You will enjoy your veggies even more with these cheesy casserole that is a breeze to whip up. Be sure to allow the rice to sop up the liquid before serving, as this will help to create that luscious, creamy texture.
  • butter, 3 T (plus extra for coating)
  • all-purpose flour, 2 T
  • shiitake or baby Bella mushrooms (sliced), ½ lb.
  • onions (chopped), ¼ c
  • garlic (minced), 2 cloves
  • garlic powder, ½ t
  • cayenne pepper, ½ t
  • heavy cream, 1 ½ c
  • chicken stock, ½ c
  • frozen chopped broccoli (thawed and drained), 1 box (10 oz.)
  • Monterrey-Cheddar cheese blend (shredded), 2 c
  • cooked rice, 3 c
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  2. Coat a casserole dish with butter. Melt the remaining butter and the flour in a large pot over medium heat. The mixture should thicken and brown.
  3. Toss in the mushrooms, garlic, onions, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, heavy cream, and stock; cook one minute. Toss in the broccoli, half the cheese, and the rice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the mixture into the casserole dish and spread the rest of the cheese evenly on top. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool and serve.


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6 Dresses Every Woman Needs 07.12.2015

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Every woman needs a few staples in her wardrobe. When it comes to dresses, there is always a time and a place for such a garment. Whether you have a job interview, a holiday party, or a formal occasion to attend, the perfect dress will elevate your mood, boost your confidence, and flatter your figure. Here are 6 dresses you need and may want to add to your clothing shopping list.
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Sample Meal Plans to go Paleo 04.12.2015

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More and more people are adopting the paleo diet. After all, this is what the early humans ate and sample meal plans on the paleo diet stress whole, unprocessed foods. Researchers believe that eating this way can help people drop pounds and better their health. Of course, these eating plans are suggestions and you should always talk to a professional before committing to a new eating routine. Читать дальше “Sample Meal Plans to go Paleo” »

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How to Shop After Those Black Friday Sales 03.12.2015

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You have probably already noticed that there are loads of price cuts come Christmas time. These sales often start on Black Friday, right after Thanksgiving. As Christmas approaches, you might see some of these discounts get bigger and bigger. Yet, if you want to see the best sales, you need to wait until at least December 26th. That’s when those sales get really good. So if you can give a gift after Christmas, you want to shop for yourself, or you just need to stock up for next year, follow these tips.
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Chicken Stir-Fry with Ginger 01.12.2015

Chicken Stir-Fry with Ginger
Serves: 2
What’s better than take-out? How about making it at home? This quick and easy recipe is a complete meal that will satisfy and nourish your body. In less time than it takes to wait for delivery, you could be devouring this yummy dinner!
  • fish sauce, 2 T
  • oyster sauce, 1 T
  • sugar, 1 t
  • grapeseed or canola oil, 2 T
  • boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs (cubed), 8 oz.
  • garlic (minced), 2 cloves
  • green onions (sliced), 2
  • red bell pepper (sliced), 1 c
  • onion (sliced), ½ c
  • fresh ginger (sliced), 2 T
  • cooked white or brown rice, 2 c
  1. Combine the fish sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Toss in the chicken and sauté for one minute.
  3. Toss in the garlic, cook one minute, stirring.
  4. Toss in the green onions, bell pepper, onion, ginger, and reserved sauce. Cook for 3 minutes so that the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the veggies are still crisp. Serve with rice.

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Worldwide Shopping Days and Hours 27.11.2015

shopping days and hours
What time and day do you usually go shopping? Does your friend or neighbour come along with you? Maybe even the nearest country goes shopping just at the same time like you. And what about the whole globe? Maybe everyone on the planet shops at the same time.

Did you ever wonder if there are any differences in shopping habits around the globe? We at “Buy Me a Pie!” knew there definitely should be some differences and we found them in our stats as well as similarities.

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