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One of many small projects…A Sugar Pourer from a Mason Jar! January 29, 2013

Filed under: Crafts/Projects,Cute Little Projects :) — courtneyk913 @ 3:26 AM
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So, of course I found this idea on a link off of Pinterest. You can find the link here. I encourage you to check it out because it is a list of 100 things you can do with household items, and let me tell you, there is some cool stuff on there! Anyways, I was looking through this list one night in bed and I got SO EXCITED about some of them that I jumped right up and went downstairs to do it!

So basically you take one of those round paper/cardboard containers of salt with the pour spout on top, a mason jar, and scissors, and get ready for the greatest invention EVER!

First, before I continue, I want to explain to you why exactly it’s so great. It may seem pretty mediocre, but the way my kitchen is set up makes this better. My canister with flour, sugar, etc for baking are next to the stove and my coffee stuff is all on the complete opposite side of the kitchen way in the corner. So, not only would I have to carry my steaming hot coffee all the way to the stove area, but I used up my baking sugar so quickly! Then, I would spill sugar all over the counter every time, (because obviously I was so excited for coffee that I sloshed sugar everywhere trying to get it to the cup as quickly as possible) my counter was NEVER clean of sugar. Now, I have everything right in a nice little coffee corner and easily accessible, fully stocked baking supplies, and the best part, NO MESS!

Okay, now that that’s done, I can finish the quick process of happiness. So peel off the top on the salt container, it should be fairly easy, but I had to use a knife to un-stick the glue. Then, I took the lid from the mason jar, placed it on top of the flat top, and traced with a pen around the outside of the lid onto the cardboard top. Remove the lid, and cut around the pen line. Now, I had to trim it down a little to fit inside the lid. I wanted it to be snug, you should be able to push it in and hear it almost click into place nice and snug, but loose enough that it’s flat. It should stay in without movement. Also, you want to be sure that you have left enough room for the spout to open and close comfortably. Once you have done this, you’re done! Now all that’s left is to fill it with sugar, (or whatever else you want!) and have your pouring fun! Here are some photos of my finished product!

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My little coffee corner 🙂 It makes me so happy!!

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If you want to dress it up a little, add a label! You can put anything you want in it.

 

Delicious Buffalo Chicken Pizza January 28, 2013

Filed under: Food,Main Course — courtneyk913 @ 4:09 AM
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This recipe has been changed so many times, yet the first time I made it was absolutely the best. There really is no secret to this, although not many people have been able to duplicate it. This recipe is something I make often and honestly I am adamant about every single ingredient. It’s so simple and quick and the specific brands such as Frank’s Red Hot Sauce are very important. Also, you should make your own Blue Cheese. Sometimes I get lazy and instead of making it completely homemade I will buy Blue Cheese chunks and add them to a bottle of Blue Cheese and then add a little white vinegar and a little bit of mayonnaise. It always turns out fantastic and it’s perfect for this pizza. Also, I know it seems like a lot of sauce, but you won’t regret it. I like everything extra juicy and saucy whether it’s a lot of mayo on my sandwich or a lot of ketchup with my fries or a lot of thousand island on my Reuben. Regardless, I like my food nice and messy! The next thing is when making crust for a pizza I am 100% all about using a fresh dough ball. Believe me, it makes a HUGE difference. So don’t use any different hot sauce and don’t use store bought dough in a can or pre-made pizza shells. One more thing before I give up my infamous Buffalo Chicken pizza recipe, I like to use fried chicken on my pizza, but sometimes I am too lazy to fry my chicken or I just don’t have time to do it. Also, it makes a huge mess, and is very wasteful of oil and flour and egg. I made my Buffalo Chicken Pizza last night for dinner and wanted the best of both worlds, fried chicken without the hassle. I decided to try something that sounded really silly, but alas, it worked! I wondered if I could use extra oil in my pan while cooking my chicken and sprinkle flour onto the chicken and get a similar taste as if it were fried. It wasn’t exactly the same, but it only took a second and the chicken came out great! You will have to continue adding oil every minute or so because the flour soaks it up, but as well as being quick and not messy, I also did not end up with a pan full of oil afterwards that I didn’t know what to do with! So basically you are going to cut the raw chicken into small pieces, put them in a pan with oil and cook almost all the way, add more oil and sprinkle flour on the chicken. Continue stirring little by little and adding flour until the chicken is coated and starts to brown up. You can add as much or little as possible but make sure there is always oil in the pan. Then, I just let the chicken sit and cook and brown up and the breading got nice and golden and crunchy. Once I was done I dumped the hot sauce right in the pan!

Now in the picture it looks a little burned, I’m not sure why, but in person it was golden and delicious. This pizza is pretty messy but that’s why we have napkins!
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Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
Chicken
Shredded Cheese
Dough Ball
Preheat oven to 450 Degrees.
Cut raw chicken into small pieces and cook in pan with oil. Sprinkle flour over chicken while cooking, be sure to keep pan wet with oil. Use as much or as little as you want of flour and oil to get it how you like. Let chicken brown and get a little bit crispy. Pour hot sauce over chicken when done, you should not have so much oil that it needs to be drained, but if it does, transfer chicken to a bowl and add hot sauce.

Press out dough ball to desired size and thickness. Use Blue Cheese as sauce and spread over dough, then add a little hot sauce over the dressing.. Sprinkle cheese over top. Sprinkle chicken over the cheese and then drizzle Blue Cheese and Hot Sauce over the top of the chicken all over pizza. Top with a light sprinkling of cheese and place in the oven. You can cook it however you want, I prefer to use a greased pizza pan, although you can use a pizza stone or put it right on the oven rack. I probably wouldn’t recommend using the oven rack as it can get messy, although if you are using much less sauce you probably will not have a problem. I usually don’t time it, but I keep an eye on it and when the cheese is melted and the dough is nice and golden I take it out. If you like your dough a little bit crispier leave it in longer.

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