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Homemade Doughnuts!

Last night Adam and I made Homemade Glazed Doughnuts and they were delicious!
IMG_2202 IMG_2206 IMG_2207Yum!

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i did the coolest thing ever!

i did the coolest thing ever this weekend!  want to see?

here’s how it started:
IMG_17311 vinyl tablecloth, paintbrush, scissors, masking tape, chalboard paint.  These things are going to be an awesome table runner!
first thing I did was tape out my table runner, which you can see in the above picture.
Next, I started painting on the tablecloth with the chalkboard paint.
IMG_1733 IMG_1734I painted over the masking tape and did three coats.  Once it was dry, I cut around the edge of the masking tape.
IMG_1735And then I peeled off the tape.
IMG_1736A little of the paint got under the tape, but because of the big pattern it’s not very noticeable
IMG_1737Then, you are supposed to condition the paint by rubbing a piece of chalk over it and then erasing it.  Here is the completed table runner.  I am so thrilled with how it turned out!
IMG_1738 IMG_1739 IMG_1740Yay!

My next great idea:  painting the top of my coffee table with chalkboard paint so we can keep score on the table when playing games!  Wouldn’t that be awesome!

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I hope you all have been having a great Easter weekend.  We were blessed with a good sunrise service this morning and rejoicing in Christ’s death and resurrection.  I wanted to share some cooking things I did this weekend:

With me being super paranoid now about all foods because of my nut allergy, I have been making some things homemade this weekend.

I made some homemade salsa yesterday and when I went to the store, I could not find any tortilla chips that had not been made with sunflower oil or coconut oil.  So, I made my own tortilla chips.

1.  preheat the oven to 400.
2. put some foil on a cookie sheet, cut your corn tortillas in chip sized pieces, brush olive oil on them, and sprinkle on some salt.
3. place in the oven and cook for 6-10 minutes, until the edges curl.

they were delicious!  especially with the homemade salsa!! yum, yum!

Also, this weekend, I was making an eclair cake for Easter lunch.  This recipe calls for cool whip, and all the cool whip at food city had coconut oil in it.  So, I made my own!  It was so easy and delicious!

These homemade ingredients were cheaper, and I’m guessing that they are healthier because there isn’t anything extra added in, or at least I’m hoping so.

I’m going to go whip up another batch of chips.  Yay salsa time!

In the morning, look for my 23 for 23 blog update!

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Pizza Crust Failure

I am a pizza crust failure.

I have tried to make homemade pizza crust at least four times since Adam and I got married a year and a half ago, and I have messed up every single time.  I have tried different recipes, thinking that was the problem, and still, it does not matter if I use the most tried and true recipe, I still mess it up.

Adam and I were going to have homemade pizzas last night and earlier in the week I had made the Pioneer Woman’s homemade pizza crust.  You make it 2-3 days ahead of time and while it sets in the fridge it is supposed to double or triple in size.  Mine didn’t grow at all.  It stayed the same size the whole time.  And when I took it out yesterday it was all crumbly so we had to go buy crusts to put our toppings on.

This is usually the story with all the crusts I have tried, they do not rise.  I don’t know how I can try so many recipes and still the same things always goes wrong!  What the heck.

Does anyone have a tried and true recipe for homemade pizza crust that I can try, and most likely mess up?
Any ideas on what I am doing wrong?

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