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May 25, 2022

I have a friend who taught me how to cook the very popular Bulgarian national dish Mesenitza, it's also called Tutmanik. It is bread stuffed with cheese. This is a very tasty and cheap meal. The recipe varies, but the basic ingredients are flour, yeast, oil, milk, butter, eggs, yogurt and cheese. Bulgarian cheese is called sirenje or sirene, it can be replaced with Greek feta.

A completed loaf of mesenitza.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,298 Posts
May 10, 2022

Are squirrels or rats bothering your garden especially your fruit trees? Try this free solution out. It has been working for us!

A bottle attached to a tree trunk.

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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 221 Posts
April 13, 2022

I am making these for a charitable donation to a local police station to give to children who may be facing a traumatic situation. They are simple to make and you can use small scraps of fabric and ribbon and a little stuffing, so they are inexpensive. Just requires your time.

The completed bear with a bow.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 449 Posts
April 5, 2022

Everybody wants to have the best looking cake. Since it's summer season in my country, I get a few demands of tropical or summer themed cakes. Today I'm gonna show you how to make realistic hibiscus flower gumpaste, beginner level.

Hibiscus flowers made from gum paste.

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Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
March 1, 2022

Everyone can do this. You only need a container with a cover. You may use many kinds of beans. I used lentils this time.

The sprouted lentils.

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March 1, 2022

I want to share with you a recipe of my family's favorite meal. These Ukrainian hand pies are called pyrizhky or pirozhki or piroshky. They are made from yeast dough, stuffed with apples and fried to golden color. The pyrizhky also can have other fillings, such as mashed potatoes, cabbage, mushrooms, ground meat, jam, and others.

A plate of Ukrainian hand pies.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 449 Posts
February 11, 2022

This craft is not a cake. I made this one for my son's birthday last December so that I don't have to make loot bags. Indeed I was able to save half of my budget. Anyway, I am sharing this to give you a gift idea for Valentine's Day. It's a DIY surprise candy cake.

The completed Surprise Candy Cake

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February 2, 2022

Recycled spice shakers.

The completed spice container with the top lid open.

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Bronze Tip Medal for All Time! 59 Tips
January 18, 2022

This recipe is easy to prepare and tastes great.

A bowl of sautéed butternut squash.

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Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
January 4, 2022

This is a very filling dish. The cranberries and apples complement each other nicely. Quinoa is on sale at my supermarket, so this was economical as well. I did not use nuts and substituted powdered ginger for the crystallized ginger.

The finished Cranberry Apple Oat and Quinoa Breakfast Bake

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,298 Posts
January 18, 2022

Do your vegetables get eaten before they've grown? It's happened to me so many times! Now, I use these square mesh flats over my vegetables after seeding so the birds don't get to them. After my vegetables are bigger and stronger I will remove the flats. Chances are they'll make it and no longer vulnerable.

Seedling vegetables covered by a bedding plant tray.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 418 Posts
January 4, 2022

I have developed tendonitis in my wrist and the doctor gave me a wrist brace to wear. It was not as comfortable as I would like so I cut an old sock off, just below the heel, made a little hole in the heel for my thumb and I had a sleeve to go over my arm under the brace. To keep the holes from stretching, I hand stitched around them and pulled the stitches up to fit my hand. The extra padding has made the biggest difference in the comfort of this wrist brace. I don't mind wearing it at all now.

Wrist Brace Sleeve

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Silver Answer Medal for All Time! 440 Answers
December 23, 2021

This craft can be made using collected buttons left over from old clothes to make a star to decorate your Christmas tree. I used wire from an old transformer, so this project cost almost nothing. You can use any other color of buttons.

Closeup of completed star

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Bronze Feedback Medal for All Time! 170 Feedbacks
December 6, 2021

Choosing the perfect gift for each person on our list means paying attention throughout the year and taking note of preferences. This is particularly true when making gifts.

A collection of handmade food gifts.

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View All EntriesNovember 1 - December 31, 2021

November 10, 2021

I like to save things to re-use and I painted a canvas and glued on things I had around the house to make a very decorative painting. If you don't have a canvas, you can use stiff cardboard or any hard surface.

The completed upcycled painting.

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November 8, 2021

I made this as a gift for a friend who has a band called Black Cat Road. I used the back of a broken guitar, magazine page (black for the cat), sheet music, black shoelaces for the trim, and I attached a mini washboard, as the lead singer plays a washboard. The pages are rolled and glued using a glue stick (not the gel ones, as they are too sticky). They are cut to size and glued using Mod Podge, then the entire piece is sealed with Mod Podge, then sealed with clear spray acrylic.

The completed recycled magazine art.

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December 28, 2021

My whole family loves this dessert because of its super soft, fluffy cake and very delicious chocolate ganache. For this dessert you need to spend money on 200 g (0.44 lb) of dark chocolate, but this is the only expensive ingredient and it is only used in the ganache. My family has a very humble life, but I think that it is very important to please our loved ones with something very tasty at least 1-2 times a year.

The completed Japanese Style Chocolate Roll Cake

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
November 24, 2021

I love these cookies because they're kind of like a cross between caramel apples and warm apple pie. The freshly cooked cubes of apple really stand out under the gooey ribbons of caramel. My family enjoys these warm with vanilla ice cream- it tastes just like fresh apple pie a la mode (without the hard work). Give them a try!

Allowing the caramel to cool on the cookies.

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December 10, 2021

I've tried all types of scissors including the ones that are for metal, cardboard, etc., those heavy duty kitchen scissors but I've never tried my stainless steel puppy nail cutters. They are absolutely hands-down the easiest. The blade doesn't slide off the stem. It gives a nice even cut, which is better for the flowers.

A pair of puppy clippers next to a pair of kitchen shears.

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Gold Post Medal for All Time! 523 Posts
November 29, 2021

I'm trying to get away from so much processed food. I still indulge occasionally. Single servings of Stouffer's Lasagna is a favorite, and for me, comes with a little kitchen aid bonus.

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Bronze Post Medal for 2021. 31 Posts
September 19, 2021

You can make a beautiful flower from a simple plastic bottle. I used an iron to make this flower, not a candle flame. The hottest iron is not hot enough to melt plastic, so you won't ruin your iron or get charred edges on the petals, but it will be enough to make the flower petals curved. I also like this method because, unlike a candle flame, you cannot stain the petals with soot.

The completed plastic flower.

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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 221 Posts
September 10, 2021

I made this tree skirt for a friend who leaves her Christmas tree up all year around and decorates it for the holidays.

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Bronze Post Medal for 2021. 31 Posts
October 20, 2021

Many people know how to make mache pumpkins out of paper, glue and balloon. Also, some people use thread, glue and a balloon to make pumpkins, but which result in a spherical shape, and, accordingly, very vaguely resemble pumpkins. I got the idea to combine these two methods and make a pumpkin out of yarn and glue with a real pumpkin shape. It's strange that no one has come up with this idea yet. I also want to share with you an idea of how to make such a pumpkin as quickly as possible.

The finished pumpkin.

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Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 221 Posts
September 24, 2021

With fall comes decorating with pumpkins. This is a very easy, quick pumpkin to make from scrap 2 by 4's.

The completed scrap wood pumpkins.

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