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Pin it, do it, done; a week of pinterest inspired fun: Marshmallow popcorn, Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread, Teacher appreciation, Mother’s Day/birthday

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

Marshmallow popcorn

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project: Marshmallow popcorn!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3,
  • Would I do it again?  typically I like popcorn to be a bit easier than this, but the girls liked it!
  • What I would do differently: not sure if I would do it again for myself 😉
  • Items used: “3 bags popcorn (pop and take out extra kernels) 2 sticks of butter 16 oz bag of marshmallows 1 cup brown sugar Microwave butter, marshmallows, and brown sugar for 2 1/2 min. Take out and stir. Microwave again for 1 min. Repeat until thin sauce. When done pour over popcorn and mix.”

Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project:  Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread 

  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 (I have to give Adam the credit for this one. Thanks babe)
  • Would I do it again? oh yes. I cannot resist chocolate and peanut butter, let alone ocmbined into a banana bread!
  • What I would do differently: try not to eat it all!
  • Items used: see amazing recipe at: http://cookiesandcups.com/reeses-peanut-butter-banana-bread/

Teacher appreciation 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project: teacher appreciation printable cards and gift tags
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes, it was really simple and turned out cute!
  • What I would do differently: nada
  • Items used: cardstock and adorable ideas from:  eighteen25.blogspot.com and  giverslog.com


Mother’s Day! 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

Source: tipjunkie.com via Karie on Pinterest

  • Project: mother’s day (or adorable ideas for birthday’s or father’s day)
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3, just a bit time consuming
  • Would I do it again? yes! They were all a big hit and looked too cute!
  • What I would do differently: I loved the adjective banner. I would definitely do it again for another birthday or father’s day.
  • Items used: cardstock and adorable ideas from: tipjunkie.com , thecraftingchicks.com , ourbestbites.com

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Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?

I hope you were inspired as much as I was!

Until ipinterest again!

Karie J 🙂

day 90: cooking it up/ spicy peanut butter noodles, a must do, it’s SO good!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

Source: crumbblog.com via Karie on Pinterest

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Project: day 90: cooking it up/ spicy peanut butter noodles, a must do, it’s SO good!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3 (Asian/ Thai/ Chinese food is a bit tricky to pull off… maybe it’s just all of the vegetable chopping, and the hot wok that makes it crazy!
• Would I do it again? oh yes. I absolutely love Thai food, peanut butter, and spice…. how can you go wrong!
• What I would do differently: I would actually add more peanut butter. You would get a hint of it in a bit once in a while, but I would like it a bit more! Other than that, nothing! 🙂
• Items used: recipe from: http://www.crumbblog.com/2011/06/desperation-dinners-spicy-peanut-butter-noodles.html

Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles
4.7 from 3 reviews
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Recipe type: Main Author: Isabelle Boucher (http://www.crumbblog.com) Serves: 4-6
This quick Asian-inspired noodle dish comes together in a flash. For a vegan-friendly version, substitute tofu for pork and omit the fish sauce.
Ingredients
1 lb Chinese stir fry or lo mein noodles
2 tbsp canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 red hot chili pepper, finely minced (or 2 tsp red pepper flakes)
1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
1 cup finely sliced red pepper
1 cup finely julienned carrots
1 cup shredded snow peas
1/4 cup natural peanut butter (chunky, if possible)
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup chopped green onions
Garnish:
Chopped fresh cilantro
Chopped roasted peanuts
Instructions
Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling salted water for 1 minute. Drain and set aside.
In a wok or large heavy-bottomed skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, ginger and hot pepper, and stir fry for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
Add pork strips. Continue stir frying for 4 minutes, until the pork is browned on all sides. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a small bowl.
Add the remaining tbsp oil to the pan, then add red pepper, carrots and snow peas. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes, until vegetables are tender-crisp. Transfer to the same bowl as the pork.
Add cooked noodles to the pan, and saute for 1-2 minutes just to warm through. Stir in peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar and water, and cook for another minute or two until the peanut butter melts into a smooth sauce (if the sauce looks too thick or sticky, add a tablespoon or two of water at a time until it loosens up to the desired consistency).
Remove from heat. Stir in the reserved pork and vegetables along with chopped green onions, and toss until evenly coated with sauce. Serve hot with a sprinkling of cilantro, green onions and roasted peanuts.
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Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂