Winter has been hanging around way too long for our liking, and we're pretty sure you feel the same way. Let's sweep the last remnants of cold weather out the door, clear the cobwebs from the corners and start this season off with a sparkle.
Whether you tackle windows, closets or just give the pillows an extra fluff, we hope these ideas inspire you to dive in and spruce up for spring. Let's get started!
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When you're doing the next deep clean in your fridge, why not add a little flair with this ingenious idea? Found on A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, these fridge mats will save you time next time your cleaning for just a few dollars. Keep clicking around Jo-Anna's blog for lots of organizing ideas for the kitchen and beyond!
With St. Patrick's Day coming up this Friday, we know some of you are planning to serve up something special. We've found so much inspiration on Pinterest and even have our own Luck O' the Irish board there.
Even if you're not fixing anything Irish-inspired on Saturday, share your favorite GREEN recipes, be it salad, beans, spinach or maybe even your own Shamrock Shake!
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What are YOUR favorite ST. PATRICK'S DAY recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
Emerald Isle Cupcakes Shared by Jackie Smulski of Lyons, Illinois, these lucky little cakes are perfect for celebrating with your little leprechauns. Jackie writes, "These cupcakes are not only good for St. Patrick's Day but are also a refreshing treat to welcome the first day of spring!"
1-3/4 c. all-purpose flour 2/3 c. sugar 3.4-oz. pkg. instant pistachio pudding mix 1-1/2 t. baking powder 1/2 t. salt 2 eggs, beaten 1-1/4 c. milk 1/2 c. oil 1/2 t. vanilla extract few drops green food coloring 16-oz. container cream cheese frosting Garnish: candy sprinkles
In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, dry pudding mix, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; add to flour mixture and mix until well blended. Fill paper-lined muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick tests clean. Cool in tin on a wire rack. Add a few drops of food coloring to the frosting and frost the cupcakes. Garnish with sprinkles. Makes 1-1/2 dozen.
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If you're downloading from our website, you can follow these instructions to install Gooseberry Patch Desktop Wallpaper on your computer:
PC users: Click on the image size you want for your desktop and wait for the image to load. Right click on the image and select "Set as background." Now you can enjoy your new Gooseberry Patch wallpaper!
Mac users: Click on the image size you want for your desktop and wait for the image to load. Control Click on the image and select “Save Image” and save to your desktop or wherever you would like the file to be kept. From your System Preferences click on “Desktop & Screen Saver” and navigate to choose your wallpaper file. Now you can enjoy your new Gooseberry Patch wallpaper!
Whether you'll be celebrating Valentine's Day with a special breakfast for your family, making festive cupcakes for friends or whipping up a dinner for two for your sweetie, we'd LOVE to hear how you're marking this sweetheart holiday.
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What are your favorite VALENTINE'S DAY recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!
Skillet Cherry Pie Thanks to Pearl Teiserskas from Brookfield, Illinois for sharing this recipe!
1/4 c. butter 1/2 c. brown sugar, packed 2 9-inch frozen pie crusts, unbaked 15-oz. can tart cherries, drained 21-oz. can cherry pie filling 1/4 c. sugar 1 T. plus 1/8 t. all-purpose flour 1 to 2 T. milk Garnish: powdered sugar
In a cast-iron skillet, melt butter with brown sugar over medium-low heat. Remove from heat. Place one frozen pie crust in skillet on top of butter mixture; set aside. In a bowl, mix cherries and pie filling; spoon into crust. Mix sugar and flour together in a cup; sprinkle evenly over cherry mixture. Place remaining frozen pie crust upside-down on top of cherry mixture. Brush with milk; cut slits in crust to vent. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour, or until bubbly and crust is golden. Cool; sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serves 8.
Before you pack up all your crowd-pleasing favorite recipes, share a few with us! Whether they're new favorites a friend brought to share at this year's festivities or something you always love serving at the holidays, we'd love to see what you're cooking. Let's celebrate a brand new year of recipes to discover!
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What are YOUR favorite CELEBRATION recipes? Share 'em all in today's Recipe Round-Up!