Everyday Good Thinking http://everydaygoodthinking.com The official blog of Hamilton Beach Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:16:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Center Stage: No-Sew Book Covers with Driven by Decor http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/08/03/center-stage-no-sew-book-covers-diy-decor-gift-with-driven-by-decor/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/08/03/center-stage-no-sew-book-covers-diy-decor-gift-with-driven-by-decor/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:00:46 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=5714 Center Stage: Creating the Perfect Coffee Nook in Your Kitchen with Driven by Decor from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeachKris Jarrett of Driven by Decor is a home design and lifestyle blogger located just outside of New York with her family. She created her blog to share her DIY adventures, home tips and functional, affordable decorating ideas. Kris can usually be found hanging out with her sweet rescue dog or drinking a hot cup of coffee while she strolls the flea market, but she’s also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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Colorful books are my favorite decorative accessories, making their way into every single space that I design. Whether it’s a pretty cookbook displayed on a kitchen shelf, some oversized art books stacked on a living room coffee table, or a collection of favorite hardcovers on a home office bookcase, they’re an easy way to add interest and style to any room.

But what if your books don’t have the prettiest of covers? I have a super easy way to make book covers out of your favorite fabrics. The covers stay on your books well but are also removable so that you can change them out with the seasons and the design of your space. And there’s no sewing or messy glue involved!

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Supplies:

  •      Fabric (medium-weight fabrics you can’t see through work best)
  •      Tape measure
  •      Fabric scissors
  •      5/8” roll of fusible web (such as Stitch Witchery)
  •      Durathon iron

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Directions:

Measure the height of your book and the “wrap-around” width of your book from the back to the front with the book closed.

Photo 2 - measuring book

Cut a piece of fabric that’s 1 ½” taller than the height of your book and 8” wider than the wrap-around width of your book. Iron your fabric well. An iron with a lot of steam power such as Hamilton Beach’s Durathon iron works best for getting out stubborn fabric wrinkles.

Photo 3 - ironing fabric with the Hamilton Beach Durathon iron

Lay your fabric piece on an ironing board with the unfinished side of the fabric facing up. Iron a ¾” fold of fabric along the length of both the top and bottom edges of the fabric.

Photo 4 - ironing fold along edge

Once both edges are ironed, your fabric piece will look like this:

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Next, take a long piece of fusible bonding web and place it in one of the fabric folds that you just created starting 4” in from the end of the fabric piece and ending 4” in from the other end of the fabric piece:

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To activate the fusible bonding web, simply place a damp cloth over the folded edge that has the bonding web tucked inside and place your Durathon iron (set on the “wool” setting) on the cloth, holding for about 20 seconds. Repeat along the length of the edge until you have a beautiful finished fold. Then repeat the same steps to create a finished fold along the other edge.

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The final step is to create pockets on the ends of the fabric piece that will wrap around the ends of your book and keep your fabric book cover securely in place. Simply fold over your fabric 4” from the end, place a 4” piece of fusible bonding web along the edge inside of your fold, and fuse the fabric pieces together using the same ironing technique as before.

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You will need a total of four 4” pieces – one for the top of the fold and one for the bottom of the fold on each end of the fabric.

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The finished ends of your fabric book cover will now look like this:

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Now just insert the ends of your book into your beautiful new fabric cover!

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The only thing left to figure out is where in your home you’re going to display your now-beautiful books! One of my favorite spots is on the chest of drawers in our entry – I love the bright pops of color for summer!

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I also love using a few colorful stacked books on the ottoman in our living room. They liven up this neutral space and look great with something as simple as a string of wooden beads draped on top.

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Fabric book covers also make beautiful additions to thoughtful gift baskets. For example, cover a baby book with a sweet, pastel fabric as part of a baby shower gift, or cover a newlywed’s scrapbook with white fabric, ribbon and wedding bells so a bride can collect memories with her new husband. Try covering that popular new cookbook everyone’s been raving about as part of a hostess gift, and include some new mixing spoons. These are just a few fun ideas to turn this quick project into a heartfelt present for just about anyone.

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So the next time you find your home in need of a fresh pop of color, or you’re putting together a gift for a special friend or family member, you’ll have a new, go-to idea up your sleeve!

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The Best Homemade Zucchini Bread for Summer http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/30/the-best-homemade-zucchini-bread-for-summer/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/30/the-best-homemade-zucchini-bread-for-summer/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:00:19 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=5696 Summer Zucchini Bread with Nuts Recipe

It’s smack dab in the middle of summer, which means it’s the time of year when zucchini squash is everywhere. One of our favorite things to make with all this extra zucchini is moist and delicious zucchini bread.

Zucchini Bread is great for using summer zucchini (it's everywhere!) – Chop it in a food processor to save time!

First, we shred the zucchini in a food processor so it creates about three cups of beautiful, bright green strips. We stir in butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until it’s well-blended, then add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, baking powder and cloves to finish the batter. Think about how good your kitchen is going to smell with all those delicious spices baking in the oven.

Zucchini Bread is great for using summer zucchini (it's everywhere!) – Chop it in a food processor to save time!

Add the zucchini bread batter to a sprayed loaf pan, and then bake it in a regular oven or countertop oven for about an hour. Then, voila! Your house smells like baking spices, and you’ve got a gorgeous loaf of zucchini bread waiting for you once it cools.

Zucchini Bread is great for using summer zucchini (it's everywhere!) – Chop it in a food processor to save time!

When you slice it open, you’ll be able to see the bright green strips of zucchini dispersed throughout the bread, which gives it a beautiful color. A sugary crust forms on top, and even kids won’t mind diving into this rich vegetable bread.

Zucchini Bread is great for using summer zucchini (it's everywhere!) – Chop it in a food processor to save time!

For a delicious and visually appealing twist on the original recipe, try adding walnuts (pictured here), pecans, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts or pistachios to the batter before baking. The nuts add a nice crunch to every bite and look gorgeous when you cut into the loaf.

Zucchini Bread is great for using summer zucchini (it's everywhere!) – Chop it in a food processor to save time!

 


Zucchini Bread
SERVES: 10

Ingredients
3 small zucchini
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
Instructions
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Using shredded blade, with food processor running, add one zucchini to food chute. Process until shredded. Repeat with remaining zucchini.
In a large bowl, stir zucchini, butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until well blended.
Gradually add, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, baking powder and cloves. Stir in walnuts, if desired. Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan.
Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool in pan 10 minutes on wire rack. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
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Fresh and Spicy Salsa (and our Favorite Bloggers’ Recipes Using Salsa) http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/28/fresh-and-spicy-salsa-and-our-favorite-bloggers-recipes-using-salsa/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/28/fresh-and-spicy-salsa-and-our-favorite-bloggers-recipes-using-salsa/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:00:15 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=5687  

Fresh and Spicy Salsa

What’s better than fresh salsa made with ripe tomatoes? We think a bowl of cool, spicy Mexican dip on a hot summer day really hits the spot. But if, after enjoying your snack, you simply can’t eat a bite more, we have a few great ideas for how to use your leftovers.

Our Center Stage bloggers and in-house test kitchen experts are always developing delicious and creative recipe ideas with fresh salsa. Here are some of our favorites in case you end up with leftovers, too.

Leave us a comment! What is your favorite recipe with salsa?

Salsa Egg Bites from A Simple Pantry

Clean Eating Turkey Taco Salad from Eating Bird Food

Easy Slow Cooker Salsa con Queso from Everyday Good Thinking

Southwestern Saute with Salsa Grits from The Noble Pig

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas from Everyday Good Thinking

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken from Food n’ Focus

The Sonoran Hot Dog (Tuscon, Arizona) from Everyday Good Thinking

5-Ingredient Turkey Taco Salad from Sweet Phi

Our Favorite Toppings to Make the Ultimate Monster Burger from Everyday Good Thinking

Southwest Chicken Stromboli from Shared Appetite

 


Fresh and Spicy Salsa
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
1 onion, peeled and quartered
1 clove garlic
1 hot pepper (jalapeno or finger hot), stem removed
4 tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup cilantro, packed
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Hot sauce, to taste
Instructions
Using S-blade and with food processor running, drop onion, garlic clove, and hot pepper through the food chute and chop until finely minced. Scrape bowl as needed.  Stop processor.
Add tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Pulse until desired texture is reached, scraping bowl as needed. Add hot sauce to taste.
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Center Stage: How to Make a Custom Tablecloth (Regular or No-Sew) with Dimples and Tangles | #Durathon http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/27/center-stage-how-to-make-a-custom-tablecloth-regular-or-no-sew-with-dimples-and-tangles-durathon/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/27/center-stage-how-to-make-a-custom-tablecloth-regular-or-no-sew-with-dimples-and-tangles-durathon/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:00:03 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=5663 Center Stage: How to Make a Custom Tablecloth (Regular or No-Sew) with Dimples and Tangles | #DurathonJennifer Griffin is the author of popular home design and DIY blog Dimples & Tangles, which she named for her two children. She’s a self-taught crafter, designer, mom and wife living in Edmond, Oklahoma. She strives to create a welcoming home environment and enjoys finding hidden treasures in thrift shops. You can find Jennifer in line for milkshakes at Braum’s or on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

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Gingham is certainly hot in the fashion world this season. I love decorating and decided I wanted to incorporate some of the pattern into my home. Our family does a good deal of entertaining, and having tired of our usual table linens, I thought a gingham tablecloth would be a perfect new addition. Now, I know red and white check tablecloths have been around forever, but a different color combination of that same pattern opens up a whole new world of chic table setting options.

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It’s easy to make your own table linens. If you can measure, iron, and sew a straight line, you can make your own tablecloth. In fact, you could make one without being able to sew. Here’s what you’ll need.

Supplies:

  • Fabric of choice, yardage varies by individual table size (60″ width is best, pre-washed to avoid mistakes due to shrinkage)
  • Durathon iron
  • Ironing board
  • Tape measure or yardstick
  • Fabric scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Seam gauge or measuring tape
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
  • Fusible web tape (if you want to make it no-sew)

See a detailed guide to using iron-on fusible web tape at DIY No-Sew Curtains Tutorial.

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For many of my DIY projects, I consider my iron to be just as important a tool as a hammer or screwdriver. Ever since I took Home Economics in 8th grade, I’ve learned the importance of pressing the fabric as you go during sewing projects.  

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Directions:

I began by laying the fabric out on the table to see how much would hang over the sides. On my table, I had about 9” hanging over on each long side, so I cut the length to allow for a 9″ drop on each far end. All tables will vary, but that made the starting measurements for my tablecloth 58″ x 94″.

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Next, I used a seam gauge to measure a ½” hem along each side, turning each edge towards the wrong side of the fabric. This is where the Durathon iron is an invaluable tool for any sewing project; as I measured, I pressed that hem into place.

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Then, turn your hem up one more time, so you have a finished edge, this time measuring 3/4″, and pressing with the iron as you go. This step makes it so much easier to put in a hem, and gives a more professional-looking finished product.  

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At this point, if you would like to finish your tablecloth without sewing, you could use some fusible web or adhesive hem tape inside the hem and press it closed with the iron, following the directions on the hem tape package. I expect to get heavy usage out of this tablecloth, and wasn’t sure how well the hem tape would hold up through multiple washings, so I decided to stitch the hem of the tablecloth with my sewing machine.

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If you’re sewing your hem, secure it with straight pins after your hem is turned up and pressed with your iron, so it is flat and ready to stitch. Then, head to your sewing machine.

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Stitch a straight seam on the wrong side of the fabric, close to the fold of the hem so it’s secure. Mine was stitched at about 5/8″ from the bottom of the hem, but this can be varied if desired. Be sure to remove the straight pins before sewing over them.  

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To finish, press your tablecloth one more time after the stitching is finished along all the edges. I like to use lots of steam, and the Durathon puts it out quickly! You’ll have a crisp, sharp edge that will make your tablecloth look fabulous!

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Table settings are kinda my “thing”, and I couldn’t resist setting a simple one to display my new tablecloth.  

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A few features I particularly enjoy on the Durathon Iron:

  • It shuts off automatically for safety if left face-down, but not too quickly. When working on sewing projects with long lengths of fabric like this, it’s annoying when the iron shuts off after just a few seconds.
  • It shuts off automatically after an allotted time period when left upright. I can’t tell you how many times I forget to unplug the iron! This gives me peace of mind that we’ll avoid a fire hazard.

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  • The weight is nice: heavy enough to press well, but not too heavy to lift and maneuver easily.
  • I already mentioned it, but the steam feature is fabulous! It’s so quick and powerful.  
  • Finally, the nonstick soleplate effortlessly glides across the fabric.

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With just a few clippings from the yard, some candles, woven placemats and my everyday white dishes, I’m ready in a flash to entertain.

Now, who is coming to dinner?

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Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #Durathon http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/22/center-stage-no-sew-diy-scented-sachets-with-17-apart-durathon/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/22/center-stage-no-sew-diy-scented-sachets-with-17-apart-durathon/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:00:12 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=5543 Center Stage: No-Sew DIY Scented Sachets with 17 Apart | #DurathonTim and Mary Vidra of 17Apart.com are a creative couple living and working in Richmond, Virginia. Both do-it-yourselfers by nature, they are continually in search of simple solutions for living more sustainably — sharing their ideas, tips and tricks for DIY home decor, urban gardening and cooking. Keep up with Mary and Tim’s creative adventures on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

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Create these simple no-sew scented sachets with the help of little more than a reliable iron, adhesive bonding and your favorite fabric. They make for great small giftables and are a meaningful way to repurpose the flowers and fabrics from a special event into a personal (and useful!) memento.

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Tim and I recently celebrated our second wedding anniversary; we were married here in Richmond and ended up saving the florals from our big day. These quick, no-sew sachets have been such a great way to use the preserved peony petals from our wedding,  and they’ve come in handy for a variety of uses.

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The sachets also can be filled with potpourri, dried herbs or cedar shavings if using to ward off moths. We made a simple mix of dried petals and lavender buds mixed with a few drops of essential oil for our sachet filling.

Supplies

  • Fabric
  • Durathon iron
  • Ironing board
  • Cardstock
  • Pen
  • Fabric scissors
  • Thermoweb iron-on adhesive
  • Potpourri

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The Process

Step 1

Choose your fabric and match the heat setting to the material on a high-steam iron like the Durathon to smooth away any wrinkles. We chose a heavyweight cotton fabric for these sachets, though a range of options including lace, tulle or other delicate varieties will work.

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Step 2

Using cardstock paper and a pen, draw a triangle template in the desired size of your sachets. Trace the template onto the wrong side (backing) of the fabric — you will need 2 triangles per sachet.

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Step 3

Cut 3 thin strips of iron-on adhesive matching the 3 edge lengths of one fabric triangle. Still working on the fabric backing, lay the adhesive strips along each edge with the protective paper layer facing up. The adhesive bond will act to adhere the fabric edges together in place of a sewn edge.

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Step 4

Using the dry setting, quickly run the hot iron over each strip to activate the adhesive bond. This step will only take a couple seconds before the strips adhere to the fabric base.

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Step 5

Gently peel away the protective paper layering on 2 sides of the fabric edge, leaving the third in place.

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Step 6

Lay the second piece of triangle fabric over the original, right sides facing out, lining each of the edges up to match as precisely as possible.

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Step 7

Run the hot iron over the layered pieces quickly to activate the bond. Allow to sit for 30 seconds before handling since the adhesive becomes stronger as the fabric cools. You’ll now have a triangle pocket to work with.

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Step 8

Holding the pocket open in one hand, fill the opening with dried potpourri, gently pressing as needed to make sure the corner is reached and leaving room to close the sachet pocket.

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Step 9

Peel away the remaining protective paper on the inside edge and seal the final side of fabric together using the iron.

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Step 10

Trim the edges of the bonded fabric for a smooth, even border.

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The end result will be a wonderfully smelling sachet ready for placing inside a bureau drawer, piece of your favorite luggage or hung from a bathroom door with the addition of little ribbon. Make multiple sachets, tying together with lace as a small giftable to bring along for a housewarming, hostess or bridal shower.

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Tip: Use the same ironing technique with different fabric shapes and fillings to create DIY bean bags, hand warmers and more.

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Grilled Jerk Chicken Tenders with Mango Pineapple Salsa http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/21/grilled-jerk-chicken-tenders-with-mango-pineapple-salsa/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/21/grilled-jerk-chicken-tenders-with-mango-pineapple-salsa/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:00:05 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=5583 Grilled Jerk Chicken Tenders with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Jamaican Jerk seasoning recipes vary, but here we’ve used a blend of green onion, soy sauce, lime, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s traditionally used on chicken, pork, fish and vegetables to add a kick of bright, sweet tang. Be sure not to overcook the chicken on the grill, so it stays nice and tender.

Grilled Jerk Chicken Tenders with Mango Pineapple Salsa

Serve the chicken topped with a salsa made of fresh mango and pineapple. It will compliment the flavors of the jerk seasoning perfectly, and mango relishes are a traditional Jamaican accompaniment. This is a healthy dinner that can be prepared ahead of time for a quick and easy weeknight family meal.

Grilled Jerk Chicken Tenders with Mango Pineapple Salsa


Grilled Jerk Chicken Tenders
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
4 green onions, cut in pieces
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 3/4 pounds chicken tenders
Instructions
In a food chopper, add green onion, vinegar, oil, soy sauce, lime juice, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Process until smooth.
Add mixture and chicken to a large resealable plastic bag. Seal and shake bag until chicken is coated.
Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH heat or GRILL ZONE (ORANGE).
Drain chicken; discard marinade.
Grill chicken, covered, 7 to 8 minutes, turning once.
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Mango Pineapple Salsa
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
​2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
1 orange, peeled and chopped
1 cup chopped fresh mango
½ cup chopped red pepper
½ cup pineapple juice
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
¼ cup chopped onion
3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
​Stir pineapple, orange, mango, red pepper, pineapple juice, cilantro, onion, cider vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Compact, affordable electrics chop and mince in a flash.

Hamilton Beach® Food Choppers speed food prep by handling the chopping, mincing and mixing for you. Don’t let the compact, lightweight design fool you. These popular food choppers are powerful enough to take on onions, herbs, nuts, garlic and more. You can even use these food choppers to puree sauces and baby food. Hamilton Beach® Food Choppers‘ stainless steel chopping blades provide powerful, reliable results. Plus, they’re easy to use and clean — the bowl, lid and chopping blade are dishwasher safe, and the hideaway cord cuts countertop clutter.

 

With top-of-the-line features such as porcelain-coated, cast iron cooking grates and oversized temperature gauges, Hamilton Beach grills are built to perform. Enjoy the compliments you get from family and friends every time you fire up the grill.

But restaurant-quality results don’t have to come from a steakhouse. Instead, they can start at home with an indoor grill that does what most grills can’t: keep meat tender and juicy without overcooking it.

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Center Stage: DIY Faux Roman Shade Tutorial from Tiny Sidekick | #Durathon http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/20/center-stage-diy-faux-roman-shade-tutorial-tiny-sidekick-durathon/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/20/center-stage-diy-faux-roman-shade-tutorial-tiny-sidekick-durathon/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 08:00:47 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=5448 Center Stage: Faux Roman Shade DIY with Tiny Sidekick | #DurathonCorey Willis, the blogger behind Tiny Sidekick, is a former high school teacher who took her love for DIY projects and home design from an occasional hobby to a unique career. She is now a stay-at-home mom of two living in California, helping her many readers create a home they love on a reasonable budget. She can be found checking out her readers’ projects using the #inspiredbytinysidekick hashtag on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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When we remodeled our kitchen almost 5 years ago, we moved right into our next big project and I only recently circled back around to put the finishing touches on the space. I lived with the unfinished little projects for so long I didn’t even realize what an impact adding a pop of color and pattern above the kitchen window would make. Even the hubs noticed!

I always knew I wanted to add something above this window, so when I found this fun fabric, it was just the push I needed to get it done. I wanted something a bit more modern and up-to-date than a traditional valance. Taking a cue from the many model homes popping up in my area, I thought a faux Roman shade was a perfect option.

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Making a faux Roman shade isn’t difficult. In fact, it only involves sewing straight lines. It’s a great way to dress up a window, and, in my case, fill in a large empty space between the top of the cabinetry and the top of the window to make our kitchen feel complete.

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To make a faux Roman shade, you will create 2 panels. The back piece will act as the lining and be the part that holds your shade in place. The front piece will be the faux Roman and have the folds on it.

Materials:

  • Lining fabric
  • Fabric (A home decor fabric works best for this. I used a heavy cotton twill.)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Durathon iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
  • Binder clips (optional)
  • Straight pins
  • 1” x 3” piece of wood. (The length will be the width of your window minus 3”.)
  • Screws
  • Electric drill
  • Thumbtacks
  • Level

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Step 1: Make your back panel

Your finished back panel will be the width of your window and as long as you want your finished faux Roman shade to be, plus 5” for attaching it to the wall.

I hung my shade well above the top of my window to create the look of a larger window and to fill in the wall space between the top of my window and the top of my cabinets. The faux Roman only covers about 4” of my actual window.

Cut the lining fabric to be the width of your window, adding 4” for the seams, by the desired length of your completed shade, adding 5” for attaching it to the wall.

Fold each side in 1” and then again 1” and use the Durathon iron to press the seam flat. Run each side edge through the sewing machine to make a finished edge.

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Step 2: Make your front panel (the faux Roman)

Your finished front panel should be the width of your window, plus 1” on each side.

Cut your fabric to be the width of your window, adding 8” for sides and seams. The length of this piece will depend on your folds. (I started with 2 yards of fabric and ended up cutting about 5” off at the end. Leave your fabric long until you figure out your folds.)

On each side edge (of the printed, good side) of your fabric, measure in 1” and make a mark, and then another 2” and make a mark.

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Flip your fabric over, good side down. Fold your fabric in 1”, according to the marks you made, and press flat with your iron. Then fold in again at the next mark, and iron flat to create the side seams of your faux Roman shade. (These 2” thick seams make for a more professional look.)

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Run your seams through the sewing machine. When you are finished, it will look like this.

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Step 3: Put your faux Roman shade together

Lay your lining flat (good side down), and then lay your front panel on top of it (good side up.) Line up the top edge of both pieces, and ensure your lining panel is centered under your front panel, since it is narrower.

Secure the top edge of both pieces together using binder clips or pins.

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Keeping in mind that you will need about 5” at the top of the panel to fold it over and attach it to the wall, start playing with your folds until you get the look you want.

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You will want each fold to start under the last fold so no seams will show in the end.

As you play with the folds, you will want to make sure your lining panel stays flat and that each fold is even, creating a straight line across your fabric.  It is easiest to get a general idea and then make one side perfect, take measurements and make marks for each fold, and then measure and mark down the other side to make them even.

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Once you have the look you want, lift each fold up and pin it in place, making sure to grab the lining piece with your pin. Then mark a straight line across your fabric (on the underside of the fold) with a pencil.  

Don’t worry about the bottom edge yet.

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Step 4: Sew

Sew along the line of each pencil mark, starting and stopping just about ¼” in from the side seams of your front panel, so they won’t be visible when you hang your shade.

Be really careful here. You need to make sure the lining piece is flat and you are only catching one layer of the front panel with the lining. (If you sew both layers of the front panel together, you’ll lose the teardrop effect that makes the Roman shade popular.) To avoid this, you may want to pull your folds so they lay flat (which is why you pinned your fabric together.)

Step 5: Create a bottom hem

Once you have your folds permanently in place, finish off the bottom by folding it over the unfinished edge of the lining. You may need to cut off the excess fabric, but leave enough to fold it under and create a clean edge (about 2”, like we did with the side seams above.) Use your Durathon iron to press your seam, keeping it in place, then run it through your sewing machine.

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Step 6: Hang your faux Roman shade

Cut a 1” x 3” piece of wood 3” shorter than the width of your window. Predrill a screw into one side of the wood, about every 10”. You don’t want the screws to go through the wood at this point, but you want them secure enough in the wood to make it easy to attach to the wall once you’re holding it in place.

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Lay out your finished faux Roman shade, lining side up, and make sure it is smooth. (See below.) Place the piece of wood along the top edge of the faux Roman (screw side down) and wrap the edge of the fabric around the wood. Use your thumbtacks to hold it in place.

It’s really important you double check to ensure the fabric is straight. If the top edge of your fabric isn’t perfectly straight with your folds, you can adjust it accordingly and repin it using the thumbtacks.

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Once the fabric is even and ready, hold the shade in place and use a level to make sure it’s straight.  

This part is a bit awkward. While holding the wood in place, get under the fabric and finish drilling the screws through the wood and into the wall. For stability, it’s best to do both ends first and the the middle screws last.

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Done!

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Tip: If your shade needs a little help staying against the wall at the edge of the window, lift up the fold and use a staple gun to hold it in place. If you used a heavy fabric, this probably won’t be an issue, but if your fabric is on the lighter side, it may need this to look more structured.

I’m definitely loving this finishing touch to my kitchen and love the fun pop of color it adds.  Plus, that big, empty space above the window is finally gone!

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10 Amazing Ways to Cool Off with Ice Cream this Summer http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/17/10-amazing-ways-to-cool-off-with-ice-cream-this-summer/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/17/10-amazing-ways-to-cool-off-with-ice-cream-this-summer/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:15:03 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=5496 10 Amazing Ways to Cool Off with Ice Cream this Summer

Summer is already off to a sweltering start, so there’s no better excuse to indulge in delicious frozen treats. Get out your ice cream maker and mix up a batch of your favorite ice cream, sorbet, or fro-yo or enjoy the perfect milkshake while you don your perfect pair of summer shades. Nothing says retro cool like cooling off with ice cream – and Hamilton Beach has been doing it for over a hundred years.

Patriotic Neapolitan Ice Cream

Patriotic Neapolitan Ice Cream from @hamiltonbeach

Watermelon Lime Mint Sorbet

Perfect for summer! Watermelon Lime Mint Sorbet from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Blueberry Mint Sorbet

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Non-Dairy Peach Frozen Dessert

Non-Dairy Peach Frozen Dessert from Everyday Good Thinking makes for a perfect healthy vegan treat! @hamiltonbeach

Strawberry Lemon Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry Lemon Frozen Yogurt - perfect healthy sweet treats for summer! from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Grilled Amaretto Pears with Vanilla Ice Cream

Grilled Amaretto Pears with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Muddy Bottom Baby

Muddy Bottom Baby Milkshake

Mud Patch and Gravel

Mud Patch and Gravel Milkshake

Pineapple Upside Down Milkshakes

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68881 ice cream makerSmart design touches make Hamilton Beach® Ice Cream Makers easy to use, even if you’re a beginner. Simple-to-follow recipes are included with these popular ice cream makers, so your family can make all kinds of delectable treats right from the start.

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Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with Sew Can Do | #Durathon http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/15/center-stage-textured-throw-pillow-diy-with-sew-can-do-durathon/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/15/center-stage-textured-throw-pillow-diy-with-sew-can-do-durathon/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:00:37 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=5468  

Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | with #Durathon by Hamilton Beach® -- a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home!Cheryl Bush is the blogger and creator behind Sew Can Do. She’s a self-taught crafter, designer and mom of three living in Michigan. She created her blog to showcase her tutorials and DIY projects, and now creates patterns and designs for magazines, fabric companies and book publishers. You can find Cheryl in her online shop The Green Hedgehog or on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.

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An easy and affordable way to update decor in any room is with attractive throw pillows. The best part is that a pillow with a high-end look can be sewn at home with minimal skills – and I’m here to show you how to do it. Making this designer-style textured pillow is simple with just a few key supplies and the help of a good, high-steam iron like the Durathon®.

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Scroll down for a list of supplies you’ll need for this simple DIY project and a full step-by-step photo tutorial.

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Supplies

To create the striking textured effect on the front of the pillow, I use a special polyester material called Texture Magic that shrinks when steamed. By sewing this to the back of the main fabric and then steaming it with a high-steam iron, it produces a beautiful crinkled look on the outer fabric.

Because of this, it’s important to select a fabric that is steam-friendly. Cottons, soft knits or linen blends are ideal and will texture well. One yard is enough for a standard 16″ square pillow. Using metallic thread for the topstitching will give extra eye-catching appeal.

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Step 1

Begin by pressing main fabric to remove any wrinkles. Cut one square that is 17″ for the pillow back and another that is 22-½” for the pillow front. Cut a 22-½” square from the Texture Magic material. This piece and the front fabric are deliberately cut larger, as they will shrink up about 30%.

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It’s alright if that material has some folds or wrinkles. They will be dealt with later when steaming, so don’t press them out.

Step 2

Put the Texture Magic against the wrong side of the main fabric and pin them together around the outer edge. Using a yardstick and disappearing marking pen, measure and mark 1″ vertical lines across the front of the fabric.

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Step 3

Repeat with 1″ horizontal lines across the fabric so that there is now a marked grid. Pin every few inches to keep things together for stitching.

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Step 4

Thread your sewing machine with the metallic thread. Using a stitch length of “3” and tension setting of “3”, begin stitching along each vertical line from top to bottom and then each horizontal line from side to side. Work slowly so the stitching will be nice and straight.

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Step 5

Now it’s time for the fun part – the steaming! To get the lovely even shrinkage desired, the key is a high-steam iron like the Hamilton Beach® Durathon iron. Select the Linen setting, fill the iron to the max line with water, turn switch to “full steam” and give the iron 2 minutes to fully heat. With the back side of the fabric up, begin steaming just ½” away from the surface. Work slowly so the polyester has enough time to shrink and be careful not to touch it with the iron to avoid melting the fabric.

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Step 6

Flip so the right side of the fabric is facing up and continue to steam. Once fabric is evenly crinkled, and will not shrink up any further, the steaming is done. Set aside.

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Step 7

Take the 17″ fabric piece, face up, and place zipper face down on fabric with one side of the zipper tape along top edge of fabric and pin together. Using a zipper foot, stitch along zipper edge with a ½” seam allowance.

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Step 8

Press seam open with the fabric away from zipper. Place this piece right side facing down on top of the textured front piece, lining up the remaining zipper tape edge. Pin fabrics together. Lay the yardstick along the raw edge of the back piece and trim off any excess from the textured piece so both pieces are exactly the same. Pin along the raw edges.

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Step 9

Stitch along sides and bottom with a ½” seam allowance. Trim close to seam and turn right side out. Insert a 16″ square pillow form and zip closed.

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You’re finished!

Decorate your favorite chair with your new DIY throw pillow and you’re all finished. Or make another one and have a matching set!

Pin your favorite DIY project and win a #Durathon iron in the Hamilton Beach® #Durathon Summer Crafts Contest. Then click to view the "Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | #Durathon" for a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home!Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | with #Durathon by Hamilton Beach® -- a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home! Pin your favorite DIY project and win a #Durathon iron in the Hamilton Beach® #Durathon Summer Crafts Contest. Then click to view the "Center Stage: Textured Throw Pillow DIY with @SewCanDo | #Durathon" for a complete step-by-step how-to photo tutorial. It's easy - you can do it at home!

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Rosemary-Skewered Vegetable Kabobs http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/14/rosemary-skewered-vegetable-kabobs/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2015/07/14/rosemary-skewered-vegetable-kabobs/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:00:55 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=5453 Grilled Rosemary-Skewered Vegetable Kabobs

Try something a little lighter on the grill this weekend. Instead of going for the same old standbys, try celebrating summer’s vegetable bounty by grilling up the most plentiful plants in the garden.

Grilled Rosemary-Skewered Vegetable Kabobs

Zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes and rosemary are all over the place this time of year, and we created a fun way to grill them. Slice them thin and place them in a quick marinade before threading the strips onto a skewer of rosemary sprigs. The rosemary smokes on the grill, creating a fantastic aroma and flavor that works its way into the veggies from the inside out.

Grilled Rosemary-Skewered Vegetable Kabobs

So, next time you’re firing up the grill and you have some extra summer veggies sitting around, make the best of it, and fire up these quick-marinated kabobs that smell and taste incredible. They are great on their own or alongside a salad, steak or piece of grilled chicken.

Grilled Rosemary-Skewered Vegetable Kabobs

 


Grilled Rosemary-Skewered Vegetable Kabobs
SERVES: 4

Marinade
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (4-inch) sprig fresh rosemary, leaves chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cracked black pepper
Vegetables
1 container (10.5 ounces) grape tomatoes
2 large zucchini squash, sliced 1/4-inch thick
2 large yellow squash, sliced 1/4-inch thick
8 (6 to 8-inches each) sprigs fresh rosemary
Instructions
Place marinade ingredients into a large resealable plastic bag. Add all vegetables except rosemary sprigs. Seal bag and shake until vegetables are coated.
Marinate 15 minutes.
Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH heat or GRILL ZONE (ORANGE).
Drain vegetables; discard marinade.
Strip bottom half of rosemary sprigs to use as skewers. Thread vegetables onto skewers.
Fold a strip of heavy duty foil the width of leafy ends of the rosemary skewers. Place foil strip on the grill. Place skewers on the grill so rosemary leaves are on the foil and vegetables are directly on the grill grates.
Grill 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until vegetables are browned and tender.
Notes
Use the woody end of the rosemary sprig as the pointed end of the skewer. If vegetables do not thread easily, make a starting hole with a wooden skewer or knife.
If desired, reserve vegetable marinade and use as dressing for mixed baby greens to serve alongside kabobs.
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