Italian Dressing

Italian dressing is great on salads or makes a great marinade.

I love to a good steak that has been marinade in Italian Dressing!

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Doesn’t that just look delicious!

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Add some corn on the cob, baked potato and a garlic bread and it makes an amazing steak even more amazing!

Italian Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 & 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. oregano
  • 1 tbsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground basil
  • 1/4 tsp. ground thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried celery

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a air tight container.
  2. Use 2 tbsp. of Italian Dressing mix, 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 tbsp. water and 2/3 cup olive oil.
  3. Marinade a steak for at least an hour (longer is better), grill as long as desired.

Enjoy!

Over and out,
Lyndsey

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Joseph & Alivia Beaubien

I posted a couple weeks of ago about George Beaubien and how he was in World War One.

Well today I am posting about Joseph Beaubien, he was my grandfather’s brother, and he was in World War Two.

Joe was born on September 19, 1917 to James and Delia Beaubien. Joe joined the Army on November 29, 1940 at the age of 23. He was released from the Army December 2, 1945.

I’m guessing he married Alivia sometime after that.

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Joe & Alivia Beaubien

I can’t seem to find anything about Alivia on Ancestry.com, however, I don’t know a maiden name so it makes it a little harder.

Joe passed away February 26, 1998 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Over and out,
Lyndsey

The Shop: Kraft Paper Recipe Cards

Another awesome recipe card available over at The Engineer & The GSP shop.

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Each pack comes with 40 recipe cards. The font and line color is black. Any letter can be used. There are lines on the back of these cards for additional writing space.

These awesome recipe cards would be great for your kitchen, your best friend’s kitchen or to give as a gift to anyone that loves to bake and cook. Great for bridal showers, have all the guests fill out a card and give it to the bride to be. Make great wedding presents as well.

Card size is 5.5″ to 8.5″.

Fonts: Engravers, Freestyle, Algerian, Harrington, Times New Roman, Monotype and Bradley.

Click here to go order these recipe cards over at the shop.

Over and out,
Lyndsey

Other recipe cards:

Sweet BBQ Chicken!

I’m in love with my grill…like I forgot how much I loved grilling until I’ve gone through a very long winter and haven’t been able to grill. I have a very strong feeling that my oven won’t be used very much this summer…

I did not make the noodles or the bread…I did cook the bread on the grill (which is quite amazing).

I tend to make a few of these and throw them in the freezer and just thaw it when I want to grill some BBQ chicken. Yes, I am lazy like that.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Chicken breast
  • 12oz bottle of Open Pit Original BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients into a Ziploc bag.
  2. Marinade overnight (at least 1 hour).
  3. Grill untilĀ  no longer pink in the middle.

Enjoy!

Over and out,
Lyndsey

Plaid Baby Blanket

My cousin, Heather, is having her first baby in September. I wanted to make something special for her and her baby boy.

I had made a quilt for another cousin’s son a couple of years back and while it was totally awesome it took forever to make! I wanted to make something for Heather but honestly didn’t give myself enough time to make a quilt.

Instead of a quilt, I figured a simple flannel top and cuddly soft backing would be perfect.

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Lay the top of the blanket on the backing (make sure wrong sides are on the inside).

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Trim away any excess.

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Make sure you have a helpful and adorable assistant.

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When quilting something like minky make sure to use a walking foot on the sewing machine…it makes life much much easier.

This is the first blanket I have ever quilted!

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I just did a simple grid…didn’t want to do anything to complicated.

I did a simple binding as well (I’ve been so over the whole hand binding thing for years).

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Step 1: Use 2 inch strips, fold in half and iron. (Please ignore the fact that I’ve lived on my own for over 5 years and I still don’t have an ironing board.)

Edward Wanzik

I’ve shown you all lots of pictures of my grandfather’s side of the family but not much of my grandmother’s side of the family. So here you go…

This is my Grandma Rose’s brother…known to me as Uncle Ed.

I will have to get with my Aunt Sue in order to find out more information about Uncle Ed because to be honest that all I know.

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Off to possibly find out more information about Uncle Ed.

Over and out,
Lyndsey

The Shop: Dessert Recipe Cards

The Dessert Recipe cards over at The Engineer & The GSP shop are pretty awesome.

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Set of 4 dessert recipe cards. The four designs are : cookie jar, cookie, pie and cupcake. Each pack comes with 40 recipe cards (10 of each design). The cards can all be the same color, two different colors or four different colors. The font and lines can either be the same as the card, black, gray or one of the other colors available. (The design pictured is aqua with gray font).

These awesome recipe cards would be great for your kitchen, your best friend’s kitchen or to give as a gift to anyone that loves to bake and cook. Great for bridal showers, have all the guests fill out a card and give it to the bride to be. Make great wedding presents as well.

Card size is 5.5″ to 8.5″.

Colors: Orange, Yellow, Red, Burgundy, Purple, Aqua, Blue, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Green, Light Green, Olive Green, and Black.

Fonts: Engravers, Freestyle, Algerian, Harrington, Times New Roman, Monotype and Bradley.

Font Color: Orange, Yellow, Red, Burgundy, Purple, Aqua, Blue, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Green, Light Green, Olive Green, Gray and Black.

Click here to order there recipe cards at The Shop.

Over and out,
Lyndsey

Other recipe card options: