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This Simple Potato Cake With Onions Is The Perfect All In One Meal

It’s not often you find a great meat and potatoes dish that can serve as your entire meal. This simple potato cake with onions and ham is that dish. If you’re looking for something quick and easy that serves as a meal in just one dish, you have to try this recipe. It is absolutely [...]

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This Zucchini Bites Recipe Is Perfect For Your Next Dinner Party

If you’re planning a dinner party and need the perfect appetizer, this zucchini bites recipe is it. Even if you aren’t planning to have people over, you can make this for just the family and they will love it. I’ve been making fried zucchini for years but I’ve never made it like this. My kids [...]

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25 Yummy Homemade Coffee Creamer Recipes

You know, those Folger’s people have something saying that coffee is the best part of waking up. I love my morning coffee and often enjoy it in the evenings with a little flavored creamer. That said, I have found that those flavored creamers can get a bit expensive, especially if you want something different from [...]

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How to Make a Cute “Sleeping Baby” Out of Diapers – Baby Shower Gift Idea

Baby showers! Suddenly it seems like they are all I am thinking about. With a few coming up very soon, I am rushing around like crazy stocking up on diapers and other presents, and also trying to come up with fun, crafty ways to present them. I’ve made a few gifts from scratch like this [...]

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This Delicious Quinoa Chili Is The Perfect Potluck Dish

This time of year, potluck is all the rage. I can’t tell you how many family reunions, church homecomings and school team functions I got to every year. And every year I struggle to find the perfect potluck dish to bring along. Well this year, I won’t be struggling thanks to this amazing quinoa chili [...]

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This Chicken Enchilada Soup Is The Perfect Cold Weather Meal

Chicken soup is good for the soul – you’ve heard that your entire life. Actually, chicken soup really is good for helping you to ward off certain illnesses and it really does warm you up on a cold winter evening. While traditional chicken noodle soup is always a good fit, you want something that is [...]

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Pierogi Pizza Is A Wonderful Alternative To Plain Old Potato Chips

I get so tired of eating the same thing all the time, don’t you? I mean, potato chips are great but wouldn’t it be even better to have a quick and easy recipe on hand that serves as an alternative for this traditional snack? Made with potatoes of course. Well, I got so tired of [...]

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15 Fun DIY Travel Crafts to Keep Kids Busy on Long Trips

Traveling can be fun but if you have little ones, it can also be a long and often frustrating experience. Kids can get so bored on long road trips and without something to keep them busy, they are going to be constantly asking the dreaded, “Are we there yet?”. If you are planning a long [...]

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3 Delicious And Easy To Prepare Summer Salads

Salads are seriously one of my favorite foods. I don’t even care what kind of salad it is…I’m going to eat it. Recently, I began trying to cook a bit healthier for my family so I started looking for some healthier alternatives to fried and fatty side dishes. I found three of the most delicious [...]

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Cauliflower Fritters Are A Healthy Alternative To An Old-Time Favorite

Fritters are delicious no matter how you make them. I remember my mother cooking fritters when I was younger and they were my favorites. Of course, today I try to eat a bit healthier and although I love fritters, I just don’t allow myself to have them too often because they are filled with carbs. [...]

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INSANELY Loud 150W Bluetooth Speaker Boombox

Hello everyone! In this Instructable I will show you how I built this insanely loud Bluetooth speaker! A lot of time has been spent on this project, designing the enclosure, gathering the materials and parts of the build and overall planning. I have included the build plans and laser-cut plans, that...
By: Donny Terek

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Adjustable Wire Ring

This was originally meant to be a practice run of the wrap style I used in my simple pendant with wire wrap top piece for students, but that shoot went smoother so this project got a little neglected. It's a little fragile, but still good practice and great for people with arthritis since you can op...
By: magpiesmiscellany

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Dresser Restoration

My great grandfather was a woodworker. I don’t remember him, but much of his work is still very present in our family. Anytime I go to my parents or grandparents house, his legacy lives on through his woodworking. This dresser is a piece that he made for my mother when she was a child and since, she...
By: Madebymitch

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How to Make a Letter Wedding Cake Topper

Knowing that I build all kinds of artsy things, a friend asked me to create a simple wooden wedding cake topper for her wedding cake. She wanted an elegant looking wood "D". This is how I made mine!Materials- sheet of wood. The thinner the better- Maybe5 mm thickness. - dremel with sander AND wood ...
By: SpicyPandaCreations

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Cereal Cannon

Have you ever wanted to be a pirate?Want to make breakfast time more fun?Like shooting things out of a cannon?If any of these describe you, you can build your own Cereal Cannon! Inspired by the cannons in Sea of Thieves, I put this Cereal Cannon together to make cereal more fun than... a bowl of mil...
By: TheBeardlessMan

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Fix a Mirror With the Right Outdoor Adhesive!

One day my husband came home with a curbside find that got me thinking about installing a mirror outside in our garden. A mirror can not only expand a small garden but you get double bang for your buck: it beautifully reflects the plantings around it! Although the mirror glass was completely detache...
By: Birdz of a Feather

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How to Cool Down Your Workshop

Over the winter, I installed a heater in my workshop to keep it from getting uncomfortably cold. While that’s great for the 2 months of the year I need it in Southern California, the rest of the year the shop gets unbearably hot. The shop has been near impossible to work in the last couple months, s...
By: MrFixItDIY

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IoT Split-flap Weather Forecast Powered by XOD

Hi everyone!In this instructable, I tell you how to make split-flap display and show the current weather conditions on it. Also how to fetch the weather information from the Web using Wi-Fi and API.I am a fan of the XOD visual programming environment . With the 0.22.0 version, XOD entered the Intern...
By: gabbapeople

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How to Make a Hammer in 20+ Years

So, when I was a kid, me and my older brother often were visiting the village and sometimes we were left there for a week or so with our grandma and having something to do with all that free time. Once, when staying there, among the junk in the garage we found a piece of metal blank that we decided ...
By: Waldemar Sha

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Mix and Match Light Up Droid Pins

I designed this activity for Society of Lady Makers to be made as a make and take for first Fridays at the High Museum of Art with ICE Atlanta. You can adapt this project to create any kind of light up jewelry you would like to make, it shows you an example of the steps to follow and materials you w...
By: colleenjordan

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Beer Bread

Beer Bread is one of the quickest bread recipes out there, with a distinct flavor and an awesome moist texture.Find this recipe on my baking blog and on my NEW YouTube Channel !Beer has rising agent in it already, but most store-bought beer will not have enough of it to make the bread rise; for this...
By: MichaelsTestKitchen

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Hyperspectral Flashlight

I needed a compact powerful and versatile flashlight which would have UV and IR in addition to the cool white light. So I came up with this. It has two 3W cool white LEDs, two 3W UV LEDs and two 3W IR LEDs. The IR light can be used for night vision, the UV light for checking money validity or in a r...
By: Jakub_Nagy

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DIY 3D Printed Windshield Washer Nozzle - (And How the Design Process Works)

Do you have a car that has all the parts for the windshield washer, except for the nozzle? Is the car old/weird enough that Tesla Model 3's will reach stated production numbers before you find a replacement? Do you have access to a 3D printer?Why not just make your own!That's the state I found mysel...
By: Jfieldcap

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Bed Slats Improvement

Recently I saw a guy building a bed at our maker space, and I liked his method of distributing bed slats using a rail with slat insets (see drawing). My bed at home has a much worse design, which is a strip of fabric stapled to each slat. This method is not stable (they move) and the slats get tangl...
By: DIYJRAY

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5 Old School Plumbing Tricks!

What's up everyone, just another plumbing tricks article and video for you guys, some of these tricks are suggestions from you guys, thank a lot and enjoy. BLACK THREADED STEEL If you’re not used to working with thread black steel piping, here’s a neat trick that’ll save you time and money when w...
By: JulioC150

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Habitat for Pond Turtles: Turtle Sofas!

Western pond turtles are becoming scarce, listed as sensitive-critical in the Coast Range of Oregon. Since we had a pond with a creek nearby, we assumed pond turtles were around. So we tossed a big log into the pond to see what showed up.Sure enough, a couple of turtles (and a snake!) appeared on th...
By: Wildcat Man and Robin

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Home Party Hawaiian Tiki Bar

Need to prepare a fantastic Hawaiian party? Do you want to beautify your home with an exotic touch? So why not create this beautiful Hawaiian Tiki Bar! Simple steps, guaranteed success. Materials & Design All the necessary items are easily found in a stationery shop, for less of 25€ !!For this pr...
By: skeeeeee

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How to Make a Wooden Hula Hoop!

I'm adding some affiliate links to my instructable so I can earn a little extra play money .. so I can make more instructables! If you want to support my tutorials, please click on the links :)Howdy! Today we're going to be using the circle router jig I made in a previous tutorial to make a wooden h...
By: clickclackclunk

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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installation for DIY Camper

The following is a tutorial for how to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system for a DIY camper, van, or RV. The examples, pictures, and videos shown are specific to the custom slide-in camper I am building for my 6ft pickup, but they should offer a guideline for anyone attempting to do a similar t...
By: scooterhooten

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MiXed WooD PLanteR

WHat You NeEd for This PRoject.*Materials*2 x Different Types of Wood Preferably....Or 1 type of wood and Some Coloured Varnish.I used Mahogany & Oak.Teak Oil...Wood GlueBlue Decorative StonesSucculent Plant of some Kind.Plastic plant pot... I used 5cm that come with the succulents.-----------------...
By: PleaseNoFisticuffs

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Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)".[1] DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations previously categorized as marketplace motivations (economic benefits, lack of product availability, lack of product quality, need for customization), and identity enhancement (craftsmanship, empowerment, community seeking, uniqueness)

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  • How To Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

    Like most people, your pets are family members, which means you include them in your holiday festivities. But as you start the season, think about how to keep your furry family members safe. For

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  • How to Winterize and Organize Your Garage before Winter

    When it comes to preparing your house for winter weather, you want to do what you can to ensure the inside and outside of your home is ready for the frosty weather. From getting your heating

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  • How To Prepare Your House for Winter

    Freshly fallen snow may look pretty, especially when the sun, moon, and stars shine upon it. However, winter weather can wreak havoc on your home. From heavy snow sitting on top of your roof to

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  • Poinsettia Care: How To Care for Your Plant

    Did you know that the poinsettia plant is the national emblem of Madagascar? Furthermore, the ancient Aztecs referred to poinsettias as ‘cuetlaxochitl’. Of course, they knew about

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  • The Best Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids and Adults

    Trick or treat? Halloween is all about having a good time and escaping from reality for the day, or days if you are attending parties or Halloween-inspired events! From the treats to the tricks,

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