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Easy Easter Bunny Paper Plate Craft

Easy Easter Bunny Paper Plate Craft

Easter Bunny Paper Plate Craft

It’s a beautiful day outside down here in the south today! The perfect day to do some crafts with my daughter (which we did!). Can you believe we are only a few weeks away from Easter!? This week we are heading to Orlando for Spring Break, so I wanted to get some Easter Crafts done early so we would have some fun stuff already lined up for when we get back. So I bring you this Easy Easter Bunny Paper Plate Craft that your kids will have a blast making and it uses stuff you probably already have at home! y daughter loved making this, and thought it was cool that she didn’t have to have any help to do this. She could do it all by herself! Continue reading

Corned Beef: Point Cut or Flat Cut?

Corned Beef Cuts

Corned Beef: Point Cut or Flat Cut?

My mother-in-law was visiting this weekend and I decided to make our St. Patrick’s day feast a bit early. She is Irish and I thought it would be fun to have the traditional Corned Beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage while she was here. While shopping for the corned beef it became apparent that I had not done my research. There are two cuts of corned beef;  point and flat cut. The point cut is cheaper. Not knowing what to get, I purchased both! We needed two anyways with the crowd we had.

I made the point cut in the crockpot. I just added the seasoning packet and let it cook all day. About half way through cooking, I added the cabbage. The flat cut was placed in a roaster pan with potato chunks, carrots, the seasoning packet and water. I roasted it at 300 degrees for 6 hours.

The taste test




Out of five adults the winner was the point cut! It turns out that the point cut has more fat which makes it more flavorful and juicy. Both cuts of meat were tasty, but the point cut was the clear winner.

For the record, corned beef is made from the brisket. It is placed in a brine of grains and salt to cure the meat. When selecting your corned beef at the store, feel the meat. The meat should be firm. If it is soft or mushy, it contains too much fat. I thought you would all like to know that the cheaper cut of corned beef nets the best results!

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Topic: Corned Beef

February 27, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Leprechaun Trap!

Have you ever wanted to catch a tricky little Leprechaun? Learn how to make a leprechaun trap and some tips and tricks!

Holidays in our house are a huge deal. We do something for pretty much every Holiday, my parents did it for me, so I try to make sure I do that for my little girl.

So, for St. Patrick’s Day every year me and my little one make Leprechaun Traps! This is a fun St. Patrick’s Day Craft for you and your kids to do together. We treat it kind of like the Easter Bunny, we usually leave a small shoe or coat behind to make it look like she almost caught a Leprechaun, and he was impressed so he leaves her little presents!

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This is our Leprechaun Trap for this year! It was super easy and fun to make.

Here is what you will need for this St Patrick’s Day Craft: Leprechaun Trap:

  • A box (any kind will work)
  • construction paper
  • something shiny! (Leprechauns love shiny stuff!)
  • markers
  • Decorations for your box
  • scissors and glue
Step 1: Cut a hole in the top of the box (this is where the Leprechaun will get trapped! and cover the rest of the box with green construction paper.
Step 2: Add Directions to your box and cover the hole with a “rug”.  Add a Pot of gold (We used yellow construction paper cut out like gold coins) so when your Leprechaun will fall in the hole when he goes for the gold! Make sure you add a rainbow to your trap so the Leprechaun knows where to look for the gold!
Step 3: Don’t forget to add a ladder so the Leprechaun can get to the gold. Set it out the night before St Patrick’s Day and good luck!
Here are some Fun Facts about Leprechauns:
  • Leprechauns are Nocturnal, that’s why they are hard to catch!
  • Leprechauns love Rainbows, 4 leaf clovers, and of course Lucky Charms!
  • Did you know Leprechauns are despised in Ireland? In America, they are cute mischievous green elves, but to the Irish, they are nasty little creatures that wreak havoc!
  • There is nothing a leprechaun cannot fix! Have you ever had something start working again after it had been broke for awhile? You might just have a leprechaun friend!
Have you ever made a Leprechaun Trap for a St. Patrick’s Day Craft?

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Easy Silhouette Project: Easter Bunny Baskets

Easy Silhouette Project

DIY Easter Bunny Baskets

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Happy almost spring everyone! Here in Tennessee we have our first thunderstorm warning which can only mean one thing, spring is almost here! Springtime is probably my favorite time of the year. The flowers start to bloom, it’s warm without being super hot, and we get to step out into the sunshine (almost) all the time. Perfect! Continue reading

Easy Corned Beef Recipe

Easy Corned Beef Recipe

Easy Corned Beef Recipe

Easy Corned Beef Recipe

1 Corned beef
1 bottle of stout beer
1/4 cup of brown sugar

Okay so if you need an EASY Corned Beef recipe, this is your lucky day. I grabbed my dutch oven. I turned on the oven to 350 degrees you can also use a crockpot on low to cook the corned beef. They both work. I just forgot about dinner so I had to use my dutch oven. If you use the crockpot it takes about 5 hours.

Once you get out the 3 ingredients, then you need to assemble them.

I opened the corned beef. Then I placed it into the dutch oven. I threw one stout beer on top and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. I placed the lid on the dutch oven. Then I loaded it into the preheated oven. I cooked the meat for 2 1/2 hour. Voila brilliant meal!

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Corned Beef: Point Cut or Flat Cut?

Topic: Easy Corned Beef Recipe