Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Cooking & Crafting with J & J #88 Features & Announcement

Monday, March 20, 2017

Cooking and Crafting with J & J 

Once again, welcome to all the new submitters! It's so nice to have you all here to "party" with us! :)

 It's neat seeing some new "faces" around here each and every week! Look at all the FUN St. Patrick's Day and Easter crafts and recipes we've had! :) 

 We wish there was more time in a day to do all of them!

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ANNOUNCEMENT!

I WILL TAKING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS OFF FROM THE LINK PARTY AND FROM BLOGGING!  

THANKS FOR LINKING UP TO THE PARTY EACH WEEK AND FOR YOUR VISITS!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE WITH THE LINK PARTY FOR THE NEXT TWO MONDAY'S, YOU CAN GO AND VISIT JESS FROM PLUCKY'S SECOND THOUGHT HERE.

THANKS EVERYONE AND SEE YOU BACK HERE ON MONDAY APRIL 3rd!


Here are this weeks Features:



Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought

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Features


Jess' Picks:


Gluesticks Blog - Cinnamon Swirl Bread



Kitty's Kozy Kitchen - Shamrock Spritz with My Grandsons



Modern On Monticello - Some Colorful Basket Painting




Julie's Picks:


Sadie Seasongoods - Straw Tote Door Decor



Howling At The Moon - Easter Eggs Sack



Marilyn Treats - Easter Egg Ring



ANNOUNCEMENT!

I WILL TAKING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS OFF FROM THE LINK PARTY AND FROM BLOGGING!  

THANKS FOR LINKING UP TO THE PARTY EACH WEEK AND FOR YOUR VISITS!

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE WITH THE LINK PARTY FOR THE NEXT TWO MONDAY'S, YOU CAN GO AND VISIT JESS FROM PLUCKY'S SECOND THOUGHT HERE.

THANKS EVERYONE AND SEE YOU BACK HERE ON MONDAY APRIL 3rd!


Julie 

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2017 & a Recipe

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hello friends!  I hope you are all enjoying the week.  I love St. Patrick's Day and last year I posted this recipe for Irish Soda Bread on the blog.

I thought I would share this lovely recipe with you again.  It's so delicious and easy to make!

Irish Soda Bread recipe @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle

I was so happy when I was given this recipe by our good friend who's mom was from Ireland!  I really encourage you to make this bread.  This Irish Soda Bread is so yummy and of course tastes great when it's warm right out of the oven.  Have fun baking this bread!  😀💚💚💚

Irish Soda Bread recipe @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle



IRISH SODA BREAD RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups regular flour
1 egg
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1/2 stick margarine
1 cup raisins
1/4 box caraway seeds
3 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
(Dash of nutmeg or cinnamon - if desired)

DIRECTIONS:

All ingredients at room temperature

Use shallow greased 9" baking tin.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Bring raisins to boiling point only.  Drain and cool.  Sift together all dry ingredients.  Rub in margarine.  Beat egg and buttermilk together.  Add to mixture using a wooden spoon.  Fold in raisins.  Mixture will be on the dry side- light dough.  Roll into baking tin.  Smooth top with spoon.  Bake 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees.  Reduce temperature to 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.  Cool on rack thoroughly.  Glaze with melted sugar (2 tablespoons) in 1/2 oz. boiling water.  Top of cake only, sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar.  Slice and serve with butter.

Enjoy!

**  NOTE:  I did not use the caraway seeds or the sugar glaze on top of bread that the recipe calls for, and it still tasted amazing.



Wishing you all a HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY




Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful end of the week and weekend!


Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie

Cooking and Crafting with J & J #88 & #87 Features

Monday, March 13, 2017

Cooking and Crafting with J & J 


Welcome to all the new submitters! It's so nice to have you all here to "party" with us! :) 

 We definitely had some great submissions this week!! 

 Thanks goes out to all of you for making this Link Up what it is!



Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board at:



Co-Hosts


Plucky's Second Thought



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Features


Jess' Picks:



Nancy On the Homefront - Applesauce Muffins


Old Time Pottery - Burlap Flower Wreath


Across the Blvd. - Simple St. Patrick's Day Decor



Julie's Picks:



Let's Add Sprinkles - How to Make a Shamrock Pillow


Quirky Inspired - Irish Cream Cupcakes


Simple Joys - Crepe Paper Flower

Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



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Crochet Four Leaf Clover

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


crochet 4 leaf clover @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle
Hello friends, I wanted to crochet something cute for St. Patrick's Day.  I came across this pattern to crochet a 4 leaf clover from the website All Free Crochet.  Once I learned how to crochet this clover, I made them and added a safety pin to the back of the clover.

These clovers are pretty easy and fast to make once you get the hang of it.  I had fun crocheting them and I decided that I wanted to make them and give them to the women in my crochet group!

Making these crocheted clovers reminded of when I was little.  My mom would give each one of us in the family a small green carnation to wear on our school uniform.  It made me realize that these would be a great idea to wear for St. Patrick's Day on your coat, shirt, or hat.




Another cute idea is that you can make the clovers into a little banner for your mantel.  You just make a long chain and then add the clovers to the chain stitch.

I hope I have inspired you to crochet these clovers too!





CROCHET 4 LEAF CLOVER


crochet 4 leaf clover @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle



YARN:  Red Heart Yarn - In the color Emerald
HOOK:  US H or I 
PATTERN:  The pattern to make this crochet 4 leaf clover can be found HERE and it's the 2nd pattern on the page.



Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the end of the week and weekend.  Jess and I will see you all back here on Monday for our Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up!


Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie

Cooking and Crafting with J & J #87 & #86 Features

Monday, March 6, 2017

Cooking & Crafting with J & J


St. Patrick's Day and Easter are right around the corner and we're lovin the food and crafts you all are linking up! :) 

 So much fun seeing how you all celebrate! :)



Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board At:


Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought



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Features




Jess' Picks:


Fix It, Fix It or Build It - DIY Coffee Table 


Born Again Farm Girl - Amish Style Chicken and Noodles


Modern On Monticello - Fabric Covered Storage Boxes



Julie's Picks:


Debbie Dable Blog - Year Round Fairy Garden


Momma D Jane - DIY Decorative Easter Candy Jars


Olla-Podrida Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

Let's get to the Link Up!!

Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


crock pot stuffed peppers recipe @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Hello blog friends.  I LOVE using my crock pot during the week for quick and easy week night meals.  I came up with the idea to make crock pot stuffed peppers when I saw it in one of my cookbooks.  I changed the recipe a bit to my liking.

Here are a few photos showing how I prepared the stuffed peppers.


What I love about this recipe is that you don't have to put the peppers in the oven to cook.  Once again I can make the peppers in the crock pot, and then I can be doing other things until they are ready to eat.  The peppers come out really tender and moist using this cooking method.

I hope you give this recipe a try as there is no meat in this recipe, and it would be the perfect meal to make for lent.

crock pot stuffed peppers @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle



CROCK POT STUFFED PEPPERS RECIPE

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers by Julie's Creative Lifestyle




CROCK POT STUFFED PEPPERS RECIPE

Recipe by Julie @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle
This is a delicious and easy recipe to make Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: Low 6 hours, High 3 hours
Total time: 3 Hours 15 minutes on HIGH setting
Ingredients
  • 4 sweet peppers
  • 1 cup cooked white or brown rice
  • 1 - 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1 dash Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup sweet pepper - chopped
  • 1 cup tomato sauce for bottom of crock pot
Cooking Directions
  1. Remove tops, membranes, and seeds from sweet peppers. Stir together rice, beans, sauce, seasonings, and peppers. Spoon mixture into peppers. Pour tomato sauce into bottom of crock pot. Place peppers filled side up into cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 6 to 6 1/2 hours or on high heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Transfer sweet peppers to serving platter.



Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the end of the week and weekend.  Jess and I will see you all back here on Monday for our Cooking and Crafting with J & J.



Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!

Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie


Cooking and Crafting with J & J #86 & #85 Features

Monday, February 27, 2017

Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up


So many new Link Ups this week! Was definitely hard to choose the Features! :)

 As always, we all appreciate everything you do to make this Link Up what it is! :)



Please Visit Our Pinterest Features Board At:


Co-Hosts

Plucky's Second Thought



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Features



Jess' Picks:


Simply Stacie - Italian Wedding Soup



Gluesticks Blog - St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Craft


Designing Us - Dark Chocolate Banana Bread Nut Muffins



Julie's Picks:


Musings of a Vintage Junkie - DIY Suede Lariat Necklace



Penny's Vintage Home - Spring Floral Design Using Birch Bark


Rosemary & Thyme - No Bake Raspberry Mouse

Let's get to the Link Up!!


Now is your chance to link up your favorite crafts and recipes blog posts! 

Jess and I hope to see some awesome recipes, crafts/diy, gardening, fashion, beauty, home decor, healthy living, sew/crochet/knitting, stories and poems, tea time, travel reviews, tips, and tricks; also, we really hope all of our readers will participate!

PLEASE READ THE RULES!! :)



Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up