Tried it and....

Things from Pinterest that I've tried. Some I've loved. Some not so much. This board will include everything from cleaning tips to crafts to recipes. For foods that I've loved see my "Recipes I've Tried & Recommend" board.
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Played How's It Hangin', A Bit Dicey, Junk in the Trunk, and Rebound at our  Christmas party.  These Minute-to-Win-It games were a hit with guests aged  8-70+.  Total silly fun!!  Will look for others next year...Dayna

We must do an adult game night and do some of these! this site has really hilarious game ideas for adults and kids. they can be used for birthdays, reunions, Christmas parties, or just a fun game night.

Shredding cooked chicken in mixer - SO INCREDIBLY EASY!!  Perfectly shreds the chicken. -Dayna

Shredded Chicken BBQ Sandwiches: How to Shred Chicken in Your Stand Mixer

Shredding Chicken - Wish I knew this a LONG time ago. Perfectly shredded chicken in seconds. throw cooked chicken (still warm/hot) in Kitchen Aid with the paddle attachment. Turn to speed and in 20 seconds you'll have perfect, restaurant style shred

Salted caramel butter friend made these at a party last night. They were amazing!!...Dayna

Salted Caramel Butter Bars

Salted Caramel Butter Bars - Cookies and Cups; I almost bypassed this, thinking "Do I really need another recipe to make me fatter?" Then I thought, "Yep!

Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts....followed the directions precisely and found it (especially the sauce) way too peppery.   It was OK...not as good as I expected.  It did look just like the photo.    If I'm going to fry chicken (which I rarely do), I'd prefer a different coating/seasoning mix...Dayna

Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breast Recipe breaded, fried and dipped in a yummy honey sauce. Also includes recipe for Double Crunch Honey Garlic Pork Chops.

Christmas photo props...made this set for our Christmas party. Lots of fun taking pictures.  Will keep for next year and add some new ones.  Maybe an elf. ...Dayna

Christmas Decor - Holiday Decor - Christmas Photo Props 20 Piece Set - Christmas Tree Decoration - Holiday Photo Booth Props

Christmas PhotoBooth Props 20 Piece On a Stick Holidays Photo Props set - Santa Photo booth Party Props **for a winter wedding**

Cleaning grimy kitchen cabinets with baking soda/cooking oil....Ding! Ding! Ding!  We have a winner!  I de-gunked the grimy doors with ease.  Wish I'd known about this earlier.  I used canola oil...Dayna

How To Clean Grimy Kitchen Cabinets With 2 Ingredients

Kitchen Cabinet Gunk Remover: 1 part vegetable oil 2 parts baking soda. 1 part vegetable oil 2 parts baking soda

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe....made this with my six year old neighbor.  Felt really good!  Kept its shape. Wasn't sticky. Didn't discolor our hands when we used it. My teenaged daughter was also impressed!  We didn't have glycerin, but it was just fine...even without the extra shine.  Pots seemed gunky but cleaned up super easily with hot water...Dayna  Added 9 mos. later:  I've kept the play dough in a zip loc bag in the pantry.  It's STILL soft and malleable!!!...Dayna

The BEST Homemade Playdough – I have tried every recipe and this is by far the best! Lasts 3 months, coloring does NOT stain hands, and it’s super easy!

Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Quinoa Salad....wasn't a winner in our home.  Didn't like the balsamic dressing in it, and without it, it was very bland....Dayna

Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Quinoa Salad

Closet Cooking: Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Quinoa Salad Delicious! Used basil garlic feta, basil olive oil and cinnamon pear balsamic vinegar! didnt add onions or garlic!

Shredded Beef Tacos...made these with a 3 pound arm roast.  Doubled the roast ingredients, perhaps I should've tripled the dry ingredients.   Good beef flavor, but not as intense as I'd have liked....Dayna

(Gonna try it this week!) TRIED: Easy, tender, amazingly delicious slow cooker Shredded Beef Tacos. This beef can also be used for enchiladas, taquitos or burritos.

Red Chili Sauce Chicken Enchiladas...turned out so-so.  Didn't really care for the flavor of the sauce.  Won't make again....Dayna

Red Chile Sauce Chicken Enchiladas

Red Chile Sauce Chicken Enchiladas - America's Test Kitchen recipe - made on Needs a lot of salt. I added chipotles in adobo to the sauce and used a mexican cheese in lieu of the suggested cheese. I prefer my typical red sauce to this red sauce.

Christmas Tree Skirt..tutorial  Made this and love the large circle. Easy to follow tutorial. Good directions. My only complaint is that the center hole is way too small if you use a tree stand.  So, I'd recommended measuring the circumference of your stand and adjusting the pattern. You could do this two ways:  1) use the pattern as is, then cut a larger hole in the center, or, to save fabric shorten each triangular piece (at the narrower end) by an inch or so...Dayna

Finally, a Giant Christmas Tree Skirt Quilt Pattern that will fit around your majestic Christmas tree. Measuring in diameter, this tutorial will show you how to a sew a tree skirt that is big enough to fit around the base of your tree.