Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dinner Easy



Life is busy, so dinner should be easy!  Make it easy crafts along with Bowdabra blog is proud to begin a series of quick recipes from around the Internet that makes dinner…easy!  We will feature some of the best food bloggers from all over the world. Are you looking for an easy menu for a stress free dinner party?  We’ll find it.  Need some easy to throw together crock-pot menu ideas?   It’ll be here.  Want to make something the kids will love?  Look no further.  In the coming weeks we will bring you the best of the best.  So check back often!

Our first Dinner easy recipe is a comfort food that is every man's favorite.  It's all in your crock-pot so when you return home from your busy day a delicious aroma will greet you as you walk in the door.  And dinner is all ready to set on the table.  Visit Rebecca at My natural family for the easy recipe.



We mustn't forget about dessert!  So check out Angela's recipe for a quick and delicious raspberry brownie recipe.  Visit Angela at Juggling act  mama for more recipes, crafts and DIY's today.
We hope to see you  next week for more--Dinner easy!




Saturday, February 21, 2015

St. Patrick's Day quick and easy craft roundup



You may have missed these quick and easy St. Patrick's Day tutorials from Make it easy crafts.  So just in case in plenty of time for St. Patrick's Day I'm featuring these fun projects once again. The best part is that these four popular projects are all made from recycled items!  On March 17th everyone is Irish so put a little green in your day and a Leprechaun in your pocket.













Monday, February 16, 2015

Make your own Homemade apple butter recipe



Here at Make it easy crafts we know how hectic life can be. Everyone needs a quick but easy recipe for those busy weeknights.  And who doesn’t want a special recipe or two up your sleeve for weekend fun and entertaining?  So we are starting a flash mob of recipes every week brought to you from around the web. 

Our first recipe is healthy and pretty darn easy.  If you have a crockpot you can make apple butter.  Yes I did say apple butter.  Growing up in the south I remember going to fairs and events in the fall and usually there was a huge copper kettle outside under a fire filled with the ingredients for apple butter.  People took turns stirring with a large wooden paddle.  The aroma was intoxicating and of you just had to come home with a jar or two.  Yum it was good, but boy was it time consuming! 

Trista Porter from Mom's morning coffee came up with a way to make it in an ordinary crockpot.  It still takes time but it’s time well spent with no paddle necessary! As an added benefit it is low in sugar.

Visit Candy at Mom's morning coffee and get Trista's wonderful recipe for Home made apple butter today. And Come back soon for more quick and easy recipes from all the best food bloggers around!




Thursday, February 12, 2015

Snow day kid’s craft | Build an inside snowman felt toy



When I was a kid one of my favorite toys was Colorforms play sets.  You could sit for hours and change things around and just be creative.  With all the snow some areas have had of late I figured why not a snow day kid’s craft similar to Colorforms-- but not really?

Colorforms came with a main picture board and lots of plastic pieces that a kid could change around, remove and take off over and over again.  Most people don’t realize that felt kind of sticks to itself in the same way that the plastic did.  This little snowman is easy to make.  You can make as many accessories as you want and the kids can dress up and re-dress up this little guy (or gal) over and over again. And you can use up all your felt scraps too!


Materials:

·      Corrugated cardboard

·      Felt – white, black, red, orange, yellow, green, blue (basically any scrap colors) Full sheet of Light blue felt for background base

·      Download the pattern pieces

·      Scissors

·      Thick tacky glue

·      Folder with pocket (For storage)

·      Small pointed scissors for cutting out the dress up pieces

Instructions:

1.     Most felt that you purchase in the craft stores are 9” x 12”.  Cut a piece of  light blue felt  to 8 ½” x 11”.  Cut the cardboard piece to 8 ½” x 11” the same size as the felt. Spread some tacky glue on the cardboard and attach the entire piece of blue felt to the cardboard for the background.




2.     Cut out the snowman shape from white felt and glue onto the background (See photo)




3.     Use the downloaded printable pattern pieces to cut the dress up pieces out of the felt scraps with the small pointed scissors


4.     Cut another piece of cardboard 4” x 8 ½”.  Cut a piece of felt the same size and attach to the cardboard with tacky glue.  This will be the piece where you will store the dress up pieces.



5.     Place the dress up pieces on the storage board when not in use and use the pocket of one side of the folder for the dress up pieces and the other side for the snowman board.



6.     Let the kids have fun dressing their snowman.  The felt sticks to itself for fun and creative imaginative play.