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How to Make homemade corn dogs that taste like they’re straight from the fair. A dinner idea for the whole family! Easy DIY Recipe Tutorial Idea.

I am not a huge corn dog fan, but while we were on vacation last week, we ate several different types of corn dogs and they were all so amazing!  We had the big “state fair type” corn dogs, the simple corn dogs from corner trollies, and my new favorite, hot dogs wrapped in pretzel breading.  AMAZING!!  Since vacation is over our life has returned back to boring and I am finding myself craving all the amazing corn dogs that we ate.  So in desperation, I went to a favorite recipe of mine and have been making delicious corn dogs at home.

I have been reminded of how yummy this recipe really is and thought I would share it with you.

How to make Delicious Corn Dogs Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/8 cup milk
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 (16 ounce) packages beef frankfurters
  • 16 wooden skewers

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, sugar, and baking powder. Stir in eggs and milk.
  2. Preheat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Insert wooden skewers into frankfurters. Roll frankfurters in batter until well coated.
  3. Fry 2 or 3 corn dogs at a time until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

For my corn dogs, I used the cheap hot dogs, but I bet if you used the better quality hot dogs (yes there is such a thing as a good quality hot dog) these would be even better!

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How to Make homemade corn dogs that taste like they’re straight from the fair. A dinner idea for the whole family! Easy DIY Recipe Tutorial Idea.

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/8 cup milk
  • 1 quart vegetable oil
  • 2 pkgs beef frankfurters (16 oz)
  • 16 wooden skewers
  1. In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, sugar, and baking powder. Stir in eggs and milk.

  2. Preheat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Insert wooden skewers into frankfurters. Roll frankfurters in batter until well coated.

  3. Fry 2 or 3 corn dogs at a time until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

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Delicious Pepperoni and String Cheese Roll Ups make the perfect snack for entertaining, game time or anytime. An easy DIY snack recipe tutorial idea.

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How to Make Pepperoni String Cheese Roll-Ups Ingredients:
  • 1 (8 ounces) package refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 4 cheese sticks, halved
  • 1 (3.5 ounces) package sliced pepperoni
  • optional – marinara or ranch sauce for dipping
Garlic Butter Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take each triangle of crescent roll dough and place about 6 pepperonis on the bottom of the triangle. Place half of a cheese stick on top and roll up. Place seam side down on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown.

While rolls are cooking, combine the melted butter, Italian seasonings, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.

When rolls are done remove from the oven and brush with the garlic butter glaze. Serve with marinara or ranch for dipping.

I dipped them in my Best Homemade Ranch Recipe and they were AMAZING! I doubled the recipe and had some leftover. I put them in the microwave for 30 seconds the next day and they were still AMAZING!

I will definitely be making these again!


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An easy DIY dessert recipe tutorial idea for apple nachos. Slice and top with your favorite syrups and candy pieces. Great for entertaining!

Recently I had a small work event where I was in charge of the treat. There would be about 8-10 people there and I had no idea what to bring. I got the inspiration for my Apple Nachos from Sugary Sweets. All of her toppings are from scratch but I’m all about making it as easy and quickly as possible!

These Apple Nachos are FANTABULOUS! Yes, they are so good I had to make up my own word to describe their deliciousness!

Click here for a printable PDF version of this recipe.

Ingredients:

How to Make Delicious Apple Nachos

Slice the apples and arrange on a platter. I used a pizza tin and it worked perfectly!

Pour the different toppings over the apple slices, and sprinkle with the Skor candy bar pieces. Serve immediately and enjoy!

You can really use any of your favorite toppings and candy bars. I bet any way you make it, your friends, family, or in my case, coworkers will love it! They might even call it fantabulous too!

But be warned – you won’t be able to stop eating until they are gone!

UPDATE: I have had several questions regarding the preparation so I thought I would address that.

Apples will brown if they sit out for very long.  To help remedy the browning soak your sliced apples in a bowl or sink covered with water and some lemon.  The amount of lemon depends on the amount of water, but I would suggest a couple of squirts – yes that is a measuring technique.  This will let the apples sit for an hour or two without browning – if they last that long!

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Create a handmade journal to keep your favorite quotes, your day to day happenings or your secrets. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea.

Do you like to write things down? I have been wanting a notebook that I can keep in my purse to keep notes on and write things down, but a boring old school notebook just wouldn’t do.

Supplies Used: Some links may be too similar items when exact items couldn’t be found online.

How to Make a Handmade Journal

For the front and back cover, use chipboard that is cut down to 7 x 10 inches.

Cut the lined notebook paper to 6 13/16 x 9 13/16 inches so they would fit nicely inside.

For the front and back covers, go around all 4 sides of the chipboard with double-sided tape. Cover both sides of the 2 chipboard pieces. Apply scrapbook paper that was also cut 7 x 10 inches.

To do the wire binding you will need a binder tool. I use the Zutter Bind it All. This is really the coolest tool!

Follow the instructions that come with your binding tool and bind your journal. Doesn’t it look pretty already?

To dress up the front of the journal. I decided to make a twisted fabric flower. I had never made one before so I went on to Pinterest and found a great tutorial at NatSprat. It included great step by step pictures and very easy to follow.

You basically make the twisted fabric flower with a strip of my fabric and a square of felt. Go to NatSprat for the full tutorial.

And twisted it into a flower. Isn’t it cute? And this was my first twisted flower I had ever made! They are really easy to make.

Trim the edges of the felt and hot glue a cute button to the center.  

The elastic strap is totally optional but is a great way to keep the journal tightly closed.

I went to my sewing box and pulled out some elastic and used 3/16 eyelets to secure it to the journal. The length of elastic will depend on the size of the journal.

This is how the front looks with the elastic strap. As you can see it is a little plain so it needs that flower. 

To glue the flower on, cut another small oval out of the felt and glue the oval to the underside of the elastic and then hot glue the underside of the fabric flower to the oval.

Isn’t it cute and fun? Now I feel like writing something. Hmmmmm what should I write about?

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Follow this recipe to make the perfect rice crispy treat. An easy DIY dessert recipe that is great to make for any occasion.

Do you have a favorite homemade dessert or treat? Mine, by far, is Rice Crispy Treats! I could eat a whole pan full if no one is watching. They are super easy to make and taste AMAZING!! That is if they are made right.

My husband has called me a Crispy Treat Snob before, but a rock hard, dry rice crispy treat is just not good but I also don’t like them when they are overly sticky and greasy.

Today I am sharing with you my very favorite Rice Crispy Treat Recipe that comes out perfect every single time.

How to Make the Perfect Rice Crispy Treat

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat.
  • Add marshmallows and stir until melted and well-blended.
  • Cook 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Here are the different stages of cooking and melting the marshmallows.

Add the cereal and stir until well coated.

Use a buttered spatula or waxed paper to press the mixture evenly and firmly into a buttered 13 x 9-inch pan.

Cut into 2 x 2-inch squares when cool.

Perfect Rice Crispy Treats

  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 4 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 5 Cups Crisp Rice Cereal
  1. Melt butter in large saucepan over low heat.

  2. Add marshmallows and stir until melted and well-blended.

  3. Cook 2 minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

  4. Use a buttered spatula or waxed paper to press the mixture evenly and firmly into a buttered 13 x 9-inch pan.

  5. Cut into 2 x 2-inch squares when cool.

Now if you are I nice, I suggest sharing them with loved ones. (But I have eaten a whole pan by myself before, so if you don’t share I won’t tell anyone.)

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How to make Hanging Lolly Art great for bedroom decor or party decor. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea using patterned paper.

The last couple of weeks I have been having a lot of fun making things to decorate my girl’s room. The latest project is these hanging lollies! They are super simple to make and look awesome hanging from the ceiling.

Supplies Used: Some links may be too similar items when exact items couldn’t be found online.

How to Make Hanging Lolly Art

To begin, choose 3 coordinating patterned papers. The large and medium lolly will each take 2, 12 x 12 sheets, and the smaller will take 1, 12 x 12 sheet.

Large Lolly – 4 strips of paper that measure 6 x 12.

Medium Lolly – 4 strips of paper that measure 5 x 12.

Small Lolly – 3 strips of paper that measure 4 x 12.

All lollies are made the same way.

Lay each strip of paper in the Score Board lengthwise and score every 1/2-inch. Then accordion fold the strip of paper.

When all 4 pieces are scored and folded, glue the ends together so you have a large circle.

When you push the sides down it will make a lolly. To secure the lolly take a smaller scrap of paper (I used the white circle to the left of the lolly) and pile on the hot glue.

Lay the circle with the glue in the center of the lolly before it is pushed down, push the sides down into the center where the glue is.

Add a little bit more hot glue into the very center to hold it nice and tight.

Take a coordinating color or pattern of paper and cut another circle and hot glue it on. Use a punch or die to get a perfectly cut circle.

Top it off with a little strip of ribbon, button or other embellishments.

Here are all 3 of the finished lollies on the floor. (I love how the colors coordinate each other!)

Hot glue a length of fishing line to the back and hang from the ceiling.

The lollies twist and turn slowly as they hang and are a fun touch to my girl’s bedroom. They love them!

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Oreo Cookies are a staple when it comes to desserts. They are delicious on their own but add to a dessert recipe and you have the perfect dessert! Easy DIY dessert recipe tutorial ideas.

1. Oreo Krispies

2. No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars

3. White Chocolate Oreo Truffle

4. Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

5. Fudgey Oreo Brownies

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How to make a distressed frame with vinyl quote distress a frame. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea for beautiful personalized home decor.

Do you like to make home decor for your home? There is something about making it yourself so it perfectly matches your own personality and style that I absolutely love!

Recently, I was given a bunch of frames from work. They are really nice frames but have the company logo on them. I love my job but that doesn’t necessarily mean I want it plastered all over my house. So I came up with a fun way to paint over the frames and create some beautiful decor for my home at the same time.

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How to Make a Distressed Frame & Quote

Begin by taking the frame apart so you are left with the outer wood frame to work with. The frame started out as white and I painted over it in a simple brown with acrylic paint.

The look I was going for was a scratched/weathered look. To get that look I scrunched up a grocery bag and used that to paint on the white over the brown.

After the frame had been painted with the grocery bag, grab a piece of sandpaper and go over the frame a bit more to rough it up.

I used my Cricut to cut the quote out of brown vinyl and applied it to the glass of the frame. The quote I used is one of my favorite quotes, “A goal not written down is only a wish”.

Add a rectangle of a cute patterned paper in the frame and my Distressed Frame with the quote is finished!

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It’s that time of year where basketball becomes life with brackets, parties and lots of yummy food! It’s March Madness! If you are looking for delicious themed food, games, and decorations you have come to the right place. So gather your friends, cheer on your favorite teams and throw the best March Madness parties with these easy DIY tutorial ideas!

1. Sports Drink Wraps

2. Basketball Treat Bags

3. Basketball Playoff Party Ideas

4. Pick and Roll Peanut Butter Dip

5. Nutter Butter Referees

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Paint your own glitter toes at home. easy DIY tutorial idea with step by step instructions that will have you rockin’ glitter toes all summer long.

Are you ready for Spring? I totally am! It has been nice here the last week and I haven’t even been wearing a jacket when I go outside! I’m looking forward to when I can officially put my coat away and put on the flip-flops.

Do you want to be flip flop ready too? No one wants to see those ugly toes that have been hidden away since last September. This is an easy way to paint your own glitter toes!

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How to Paint Your Own Glitter Toes

Begin by trimming those winter toenails and make them all pretty.

Choose any color you of polish you want and apply one coat of nail polish on your toes. When you add the colored glitter, a little of the polish shows through the glitter and can change the color a bit. If you use white glitter it will take the color of the polish. I am using an opaque white polish.

For the next step, focus on one foot at a time. You’ll want to move quickly before the polish dries. Apply a second coat of polish and pour the glitter over your toes. Make sure the glitter catch tray is under your toes so you can easily pour the unused glitter back into the bottle. After your toes are heavily covered, tap the top of your feet to knock off the excess glitter.

When both feet are done, apply 2 coats of a clear top coat to secure the glitter to your nails.

When the polish is completely dry, you are ready for flip-flops!

To remove the glitter polish simply use your favorite polish remover. You will have to scrub a bit more because the glitter will stick to the nail, but it is much easier than acrylic.

Try it yourself! What color of glitter toes will you do? Share and leave a comment below!

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