Sunday Scrolling: April 30, 2017

Untied shoelaces, dog bow-ties and NASCAR

  • I’m a double knotter myself, but it never occurred to me that there was science behind the ever annoying untied shoelace.
  • While looking for a pattern for a bow tie for a pug owning co-worker I found this, which seems easy and is super cute.
  • I’m a motorsports fan. Sort of a NASCAR fan but they keep making it harder to like the sport. Dale Jr. retiring may be the last straw for me. (Full disclosure, I’m related to someone who owns that site. Opinion is still my own.)
None of these links are affiliate; they are all items that just caught my eye this week.

Daisy Door Decoration

I’ve had my sparkly Spring sign on the door for a few weeks now, and while it is still Spring, it’s time for a new decoration. I’ve been mulling my options for a bit, full well knowing it was going to involve paper flowers since that’s my latest obsession.

And then Pam from Get Silvered posted this cute daisy. That was the push I needed.

Instead of making a sign this time, I decided I wanted a longer, more vertical decoration. Continue reading “Daisy Door Decoration”

SuzerSauce

It’s not pretty, but it’s a pretty tasty condiment

Every good food establishment has it’s special sauce.

Some go as far as to call them “secret” which sounds even more special, but in truth, most of the mainstream ones (or the one’s with cult followings) have their recipes appear in copycat versions on various websites.

Until recently, I’ve been pretty content to put bottled barbecue sauce on my veggie burgers. Mr SuzerSpace is a fan of Worcestershire.

But a few weeks ago, Mr. SuzerSpace and I were browsing in a high end kitchen store and stumbled upon an “artisan” hamburger condiment. They wanted $14.95 for 8 ounces, and the ingredient list was right on the back (has to – it’s the law). There was nothing special in the list.

After laughing ourselves to tears in the aisle, Mr. SuzerSpace remembered a burger place he really enjoyed in Wisconsin, known for it’s secret sauce recipe.

And I recalled a totally different burger place from my high school years in Texas, which sadly appears to have closed this past January.

And then we went home to make dinner. After all the story telling, it had to be burgers. And we definitely needed our own sauce.

Print

SuzerSauce

Prep Time 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Heaping Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 4-5 sliced pickled Jalapeños, diced
  • 1/4 tablespoon pickle relish
  • Splash of Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl (preferably one with a lid) combine all ingredients.
  2. Spread on bun for hamburger, or use as a spread for sandwiches
  3. Leftovers keep refrigerated for weeks - stir before using.

 

Teeny Tiny Tip: Double Sided Tape

A quick trick that doesn’t require a 500-word essay

Double sided tape is a great weapon for a crafter.

It’s perfect for quick assembly.

But it can be frustrating if you don’t know a few tricks:

  1. Don’t be me, and buy 1″ wide tape. Seemed like a good idea at the time, but in reality, glue flaps on paper boxes are more normally in the 1/4 to 1/2″ range. I can’t wait until I use it up and can get a better size. Until then, I’m left to cut what I need, which is a sticky situation (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun 😉 )
  2. If you do need to cut your double stick tape, dedicate a cheap pair of scissors to the job. They will get gummed up and unusable, but at least this way you are not gumming up all of your good scissors.
  3. The best tool for removing the carrier (that part that isn’t sticky) from double stick tape is the hook from the Silhouette. I pick at the corner with the sharp point and then slide the hook underneath to pull it free.

Sunday Scrolling: April 23, 2017

Unicorns, Mason Jars & Oreo Truffles

  • I’m not sure it’s possible for you to have missed the Unicorn Frappuccino event. Wondering what’s going to be next trend?
  • When you browse Pinterest, there are a jillion and one Mason Jar crafts. Here’s a neat craft blog that concentrates on them, with step-by-step tutorials.
  • I’m not sure if this is the exact recipe, but a co-worker brought in treats on Friday that were amazing (and I’m not a big chocolate lover, so this is big praise), and he said they were really simple to make.

None of the links in this post are affiliate; they are just items that caught my eye this week.