Crafty Sundries has moved!

Crafty Sundries has moved to craftysundries.com! I am re-posting this here to make sure that everyone gets it. I hope that you’ll join me over at my new site!

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When I first started Crafty Sundries I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy blogging. I knew that the only way that I would find out was to just do it. I decided to start my blog on wordpress.com because it seemed easy to set up and was free. I figured if it didn’t stick, then there wasn’t too much commitment on my part. Over time, I realized that there were some features that I wanted to add to my blog that I couldn’t do through a wordpress hosted blog, so I looked into turning it into a self hosted blog. This week I moved it. It ended up being a little more labor intensive that I had liked (I had to re-upload all of my pictures, blergh), but I think the end result is worth it.

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Not only did my blog get a face-lift, but I also added a Recipe Index, and am in the process of creating a crafting index as well.

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I hope that this will make it easier to find what you are looking for.

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I also added a “Pin It” button on my pictures so it is easier to connect with Pinterest. Pinterest is my number one traffic source, so I figured I would make it easier for people to connect through there. I am going to leave craftysundries.wordpress.com up for the time being, but if you used to visit the site through craftysundries.com, it now redirects here. If you followed me through wordpress.com’s blog reader, I don’t believe you will be getting updates anymore. I did set up a rss feed and you can follow me by getting an email every time I post by using the sign up form in the sidebar. Thank you again to all of my readers, and I hope you love the redesign as much as I do!

man pleasin’ chicken

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This was one of the first recipes that I pinned on Pinterest – the name is what got me, plus it is made with ingredients that I usually have on hand. I think that it should be called everyone pleasin’ chicken, it is delicious. I usually shred the extra chicken and use it throughout the week.

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Man Pleasin’ Chicken

via Witty in the City

Ingredients:

  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • fresh rosemary
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together mustard, maple syrup, and vinegar.
  3. Grease a baking dish, and place chicken in it, skin side up. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the sauce all over the chicken. Turn chicken over so they are completely covered in the sauce, then turn again so the skin side is up.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until meat reaches 165 degrees. Baste with the sauce half way through.
  6. When the chicken is done, let it rest for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh rosemary.
  7. Serve chicken with extra sauce.

grapefruit margaritas

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In honor of Cinco de Mayo (or Cinco de Cuatro for the Arrested Development fans), I decided to make some grapefruit margaritas. I am not a fan of over sugary margarita pre-made mixes, so this is a great alternative. The ruby red grapefruit juice is tart and refreshing, and a perfect complement to the tequila. The addition of triple sec also adds sweetness, but if you like it sweeter you can add a bit of sugar. I like my margaritas with salt on the rim, but if you don’t, put a pinch of salt in the margaritas. It mellows out the acidity of the grapefruit juice and brings out the sweetness.

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Grapefruit Margaritas

makes 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice, about 1 grapefruit
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice, about 4 limes
  • 1 cup white tequila
  • 1 cup triple sec
  • salt // I do a mixture of coarsely and fine ground salt on the rim
  • sugar (optional)
  • 2 cups ice

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Directions:

  1. Cut a lime and rub the edge along the edge of your glass. Pour some salt on a plate  and gently rub the rim of the glass in it. Set aside to dry.
  2. Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, tequila and triple sec in a pitcher. Stir gently. Taste to see if it needs more sugar.
  3. Divide the ice among the glasses and pour the mixture over it.
  4. Alternative: Put the ingredients in a blender with the ice and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses.

Happy Birthday, Crafty Sundries!

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One year ago, I decided to take a leap and start a blog to track my crafting and culinary experiences. Thank you to all of my readers for following along! I have started a blog redesign to make it easier to search my recipes, which I am hoping to roll out sometime next week. Thank you again for reading, and here’s to the next year!