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It’s that time again! I think I’ve mentioned before how much I love Pinterest. And I think I’ve also mention just how much I LOVE doing STUFF. :) It doesn’t matter, big or small, there’s always some type of project going on around here. Hey! I can’t help it.

Anyways, last fall I participated in the Pinterest Challenge (fall edition), hosted by a few of my favorite blogs YoungHouseLove and Bower Power. Well, they’re back again! This time they brought along  The Great Indoors and Hi Sugarplum! Stop by and give them a visit and check out the cool things others have done!

In short the point is to get moving and actually create some of the amazing ideas that you’ve pinned on Pinterest. So I did. But uhhhhhhhhhhhh. Well it’s still in progress :) But I can tell you it involved a sheet of house insulation and 30 poster boards! Yeah.  Hold your horses people it’s coming.

But if you’re new here check out my other projects. And thanks for dropping by!!!

Money's DIY paint chip artwork

Paint chip art

Easy DIY bookshelf

Easy DIY bookshelf

Eggplant parmesan

Teriyaki chicken

Homemade pot pie

Play dough

The perfect steak

Marquee Letter (Pinterest challenge Fall edition)

Play kitchen  (Pinterest challenge Fall edition)

Oh, and because I’m cool like that,  you can follow me on Pinterest  here. You’re welcome. :)

Teriyaki chicken

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Last fall I participated in the Pinterest Challenge (fall edition), hosted by a few of my favorite blogs YoungHouseLove and Bower Power. Well, they’re back again! This time they brought along  The Great Indoors and Hi Sugarplum! Stop by and give them a visit and check out the cool things others have done!

Here’s what I’ve been up to.

We all love a good home cooked meal. However, it may not be easy to have one prepared every day of the week. So instead of relying to the usual burger or pizza, I’ve decided to try meals prepared in my slow cooker. Thanks to Pinterest I already have a large collection of recipes to try out. This teriyaki chicken was my first attempt (I got the recipe here). It used ingredients I already had on hand, was easy to put together, made the house smell amazing and was delicious. I’ll definitely cook it again.

extra soy sauce that saved the day

Don’t you hate it when you’re all excited about doing something and then halfway thru it you realize that you don’t have everything you need? Well, this was the case while preparing this meal. I checked beforehand to make sure that I had all the ingredients only to realized later that I did not have ENOUGH soy sauce. Of course refusing to go to the store, I did something that I’m sure no self-respecting wanna be cook would do.  I relied on my savvy resourcefulness and pulled this trick out of my pocket (not literally, they were in the kitchen drawer). :)  (Thanks Monkey for always being so heavy-handed at the Chinese restaurant!)

CROCK POT TERIYAKI CHICKEN

  • 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)
  •  3/4 cup sugar
  •  3/4 cup soy sauce
  •  6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons cold water
  1. Place chicken in a 4 qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, soy sauce, cider vinegar, ginger, garlic and pepper.  Pour over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours or until chicken is tender.
  4. Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm.
  5. Skim fat from cooking liquid.  Place liquid in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  6. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth.  Gradually stir into liquid and stir until sauce is thickened.
  7.  Serve sauce over chicken and rice.

Hope you enjoy!

I can’t stop!

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A few months ago I found one of the most amazing things on the internet Pinterest! I’m sure most of you already know what it is, but if not, it’s basically a virtual

bulletin board that helps you to keep track and organize all the neat things you find on the web. It’s really cool because you can add anything you see online to your “boards” and can even browse thru other people’s.

You can check it out by clicking the link above. And I’ve also added a “follow me on Pinterest” button in the sidebar on the left of the screen. (down…down….there it is)

So now that I’ve found my new best friend, I use it for meal ideas, recipe finder, craft inspiration, decor themes, fitness motivation, new blog finder, well you get the point. There’s a lot to see and do.

So check it out, but beware, it’s kind of like watching the Lifetime movie channel on a cold and dark Saturday. Hours later you’ll wonder where the time went!

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