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Friday, May 30, 2014

Father's Day Homemade Gift Ideas "Candy Gram"





We never stop coming up with new fun ideas! This Father's Day Homemade Gift Ideas "Candy Gram" is a fun and TASTY homemade gift to make for dad for Father's Day.  This candy gram tells the story of becoming a father and would be perfect for any child to make for/give to dad for Father's Day (you could even have it be from a baby or small child if you don't have older children).  Dad will love it!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli


Super fast, super yummy
Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli 
(with stew meat)

Beef and Broccoli is one of my favorite Chinese take-out dishes...but why pay upwards of ten dollars for a small little container when you can make five times that much for less money when you make it at home! This recipe is yummy, relatively inexpensive since it uses stew meat, and pretty fast (less than an hour start to end...which is crazy for cooking stew meat!)--it's one of my favorite things to make!


Super fast, super yummy Pressure Cooker 
Beef and Broccoli with stew meat

2 Tablespoons cornstarch (or flour)
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 cup water
chicken bouillon 
1 lb stew meat (my tray was closer to a pound and a half)
2 tablespoons olive oil

a large head broccoli
1 onion, cut into wedges

1/3 cup soy sauce
2 packed tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ginger

Serve with your favorite rice

In a cup or small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of cornstarch (or flour), 2 tablespoons of water, and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder until smooth.  Pour over meat and toss to coat.  

Heat oil on medium high heat, and sautee meat until brown on all sides.  (I sprinkled the meat with some pepper and onion salt as I sauteed it as well).  I then added half a cup of hot water with a heaping teaspoon of chicken bouillon powder, sealed on the lid, and turned the heat up to high.  Once the knob on the pressure cooker started to rock I turned the heat down to low and cooked the beef for twenty minutes. 

While the beef cooked, I cut up my onion wedges, and cut all of the florets off of my broccoli head (including as much stem as possible) and cut them into smaller pieces.  I also mixed 1/3 cup of soy sauce with 2 heaping tablespoons of packed brown sugar and a teaspoon of ginger.  

After twenty minutes I removed the pressure cooker from the heat and cooled it immediately under running water in the sink.  I opened it, stirred, added the broccoli and onions, and then resealed the lid and returned it to high heat just until the pot was pressurized.  I then immediately removed it from heat and cooled it.  

At this point, just add your soy sauce mixture and stir! Because I used so much meat I ended up adding a bit extra of the soy sauce mixture, but it turned out great! The beef was so tender, as were the broccoli and onions (I prefer them to be on the softer side--if you prefer crunchier vegetables then just stir fry them for a few minutes instead of bringing the pot up to pressure with them).  We served this over brown rice (warning: brown rice takes FOREVER to cook), but you could also serve it over white rice, instant rice, or just eat it by itself!

Hope you enjoyed this recipe for super fast, super yummy Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli! I've made this in the crockpot before as well--just plan on a good 6-8 hours to get your stew meat as soft as you'll want it to be.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Printable Treasure Hunt Ideas "Super Dad"



We love treasure hunts in our family, so we like to do them for any possible excuse that we get!  This  Printable Treasure Hunt Ideas "Super Dad" is the perfect activity for Father's Day--it is a series of ten clever clues that celebrate fathers and all that they do.  Your dad is going to love it and everyone will have a fun time watching him find his clues and prizes!


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Friday, May 23, 2014

Father's Day Homemade Gift Ideas "Super Pills"






 Looking for more ways to sneak dad a sweet treat for Father's Day?  Father's Day Homemade Gift Ideas "Super Pills" is right up your alley! This prescription bottle of dad's favorite snack is just what the doctor ordered--and all you have to do is print and cut!
The Rx bottle label reads: 

Power Pills!
Take five pills and immediately 
experience the ability to:
*lift ten children to bed without breaking a sweat
*have night-vision so good you'll never step on a Lego in the dark again
*fly faster than TSOYWV (the speed of your wife's voice--making speedy getaways easier than ever!).  Repeat dosage as soon as effects wear off.

WARNING: this medication is not intended for everyone and is only approved for consumption by qualified dads. "Accidental" ingestion by children should be treated with tickles, and, in more severe cases, spankings. If Super Mom has taken her pills we cannot guarantee the ability to out fly her voice. Always act responsibly. 


Bring a small to dad's face and his tummy! To download Father's Day Homemade Gift Ideas "Super Pills" just CLICK HERE

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Graduation Homemade Gifts "Candy Banner"




With graduation coming up, have you decided what to do to make your graduate's day extra special? This Graduation Homemade Gifts "Candy Banner" is a fun way to celebrate their big  day.  Fill each pocket with a yummy treat (we have treats that match all of the phrases on the pockets) and hang where they will see it as soon as they get up.  It will be that extra touch of awesomeness that you've been looking for!

To download Graduation Homemade Gifts "Candy Banner" 
just CLICK HERE!

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Pressure Cooker Ribs


So for Mother's Day this year I got a pressure cooker, and I only have one thing to say: how did I ever cook without one?! It makes cooking ANYTHING so fast, so easy, and so delicious.  Pressure cookers can cook roasts in an hour, ribs, in 35 minutes, chicken in four minutes.  FOUR MINUTES! I'm sold.  And I'm going to try to sell you too...but only because I know you're going to love it :-)  These ribs were fall-off-the-bone-tender one hour after the time I cut through the plastic packaging.  Pretty impressive!
 Pressure Cooker Ribs

--one rack of ribs (I bought pork ribs...it was just over 3 pounds)
--seasonings (I used salt/pepper/onion powder/garlic powder/paprika...you could use whatever you want)
--one can of coke (you could use water, broth, one recipe I read called for beer)
--your favorite BBQ sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray's)

Cut the ribs into serving sizes (I cut every two-three bones).

Season the ribs as desired (I mixed a couple dashes of all the seasonings above and rubbed them on).

Heat oil in bottom of pressure cooker.  Sear ribs on all sides.

Insert rack in bottom of cooker.  Place ribs on top. Pour Coke over ribs.  Seal top on pressure cooker and turn heat to high until the knob starts to shake.  Reduce heat to medium heat and continue to cook for 35 minutes.  Allow the cooker to release pressure naturally, then open and drain liquid.  Coat with your favorite sauce over low heat and serve!  The ribs fell right off of the bone--leaving absolutely nothing there!

Pressure Cooker Ribs

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Father's Day Homemade Gift Labels "Pop, You're on Top"




"You add sweet & crunch 
to this crazy bunch
You're the top of the top,
lucky us, you're our Pop!"

This Father's Day Homemade Gift Labels "Pop, You're on Top" printable goes on top of Dad's favorite kind of popcorn to give him a special, yummy treat for Father's Day! Caramel? Candied? The sweet and salty crunch of popcorn is something that every dad likes--so add this cute printable and give him something he'll love!

To download Father's Day Homemade Gift Labels "Pop, You're on Top" just CLICK HERE

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Easy Quillow Patterns "Little Miss Pigsy"




Quillows are a family favorite around here, and how could you not love this Easy Quillow Patterns "Little Miss Pigsy"! I made Little Miss Pigsy for my granddaughter's first birthday (that was her theme...I guess you can give kids pig themes for their birthdays if they're not old enough to remember yet :-P).  She loves this cuddly blanket/pillow and takes it with her everywhere! Want to make a special favorite blanket for one of your kids? We're here to show you how!

To download Easy Quillow Patterns "Little Miss Pigsy" just CLICK HERE


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Friday, May 9, 2014

Mother's Day Candy Bar Wrapper "Love for Mother Grows"




Want to give Mom a sweet little treat this Mother's Day? Mother's Day Candy Bar Wrapper "Love for Mother Grows" is something quick, cheap, and easy that you can give (or mail!) to all the important women in your life...all you have to do is click, print, and let your love grow! Fill with Mom's favorite treat and she'll think you're the sweetest child she's got!


Mother's Day Candy Bar Wrapper "Love for Mother Grows" just CLICK HERE

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mother's Day Printable Card "Lullaby"




Mother's Day is this Sunday! Why buy a Mother's Day card when this classy, thoughtful Mother's Day Printable Card "Lullaby" is something that you can print out from home right now! The card and envelope can be printed on from your computer and then all you have to do is cut.  The card has a sweet Mother's Day poem on it that will melt your mother's heart!


Mother's Day Printable Card "Lullaby" just CLICK HERE


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Monday, May 5, 2014

Printable Treasure Hunt Ideas "Super Grandma"





Grandmas do so much for everyone else's birthdays that it's about time they had a special birthday surprise of their own! This Online Treasure Hunt Ideas "Super Grandma" is a fun idea to make grandma's birthday extra fantastic.  It includes ten clever clues that focus around things grandmas do for/with their grandchildren.  All you have to do is hide the clues with special prizes and your grandma (or mom if your doing it with your kids) will know just how great you really think she is!


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Friday, May 2, 2014

Printable Bingo Game "Mother I love you" and "Grandma I love you"






Printable Bingo Game "Mother I love you" and "Grandma I love you" is the best way to have fun with your mom, retell favorite memories, and show your mom love on Mother's Day! This awesome printable comes with eight different Bingo game boards and 24 printable game cards. To play the game, mom (or grandma) picks a card.  Everyone that has that picture on the board has to do surprise that's listed on the card (for example: give mom a kiss, tell mom your favorite meal that she makes, tell a favorite memory with mom, etc.).  Once everyone who has the picture has taken their turn doing the action, they each get a treat to put on the square and the game continues until somebody has Bingo.  This a great game that will build new fun memories while rediscovering old ones!

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