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Leprechaun Mystery Box now available!

I’m wicked psyched about this new Leprechaun Mystery Box that was launched today by Cricut!!

The Leprechaun Mystery Box contains a bunch of really cool stuff, so be sure to act soon or you might miss it!

To purchase the Leprechaun Mystery Box, please use my affiliate link: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=403859&m=51766&u=1089398

As a “thank you”, you can use my code “MISSRITA1” with the link to receive 10% off your order and free shipping.

Please note:  Your order needs to be a minimum of $50 to use the code…so add a few items to meet the requirement and get the extra 10% off!

Here’s my video about one of the items in the Leprechaun Mystery Box:

 

Please don’t forget to like and subscribe to my new YouTube channel so you can catch all of my latest video content!

The Leprechaun Mystery Box contains:

  • Riley Blake Fabric Sampler, Sweet Prairie
  • Riley Blake Fabric Sampler, Love Story
  • Disney Princess Paper Pack
  • Disney Tangled Paper Pack
  • Glitter Gel Brights Pen Pack (my fave!)
  • TWO rolls of Cricut Everyday Iron-On in Raspberry and Red (which look cool together, by the way!)

 

SO! Go get you some!!!  I’ll be here when you get back! I promise!

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Best always,

Miss Rita

 

 

 

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New YT Video: Bunny & Egg Garland

Do you want to learn how to make an adorable and simple Bunny & Egg Garland?

Here is a quick project that requires NO GLUE and is sure to bring a smile to your face!  This is a perfect project to do with a child, because they could even color the bunnies and you won’t worry about the mess and danger of a glue gun either.

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Don’t forget! If you need to purchase anything Cricut related–including a Cricut Access Subscription–please use my affiliate link: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=403859&m=51766&u=1089398

As a “thank you”, you can use my code “MISSRITA1” with the link to receive 10% off your order and free shipping. (Sorry, the code will not work on Access purchases or anything that plugs in!)

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The Cricut Design Space file for the Bunny & Egg Paper Garland project can be found here: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/137130473

 

fullsizeoutput_17fdFor a FULL list of all my Cricut Access projects, please visit: Cricut Access Challenge: Project Index

Thank you…and you know what I always say: “Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita

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Dutch Oven · New England · recipe

NEW YouTube video: Durgin-Park Baked Beans

https://youtu.be/JEtPWAuXAuY

It’s time for some truly authentic Yankee cooking!

I’m proud to share my favorite Yankee recipes–starting with these amazing Durgin-Park Boston Baked Beans!

These are so simple to make and very inexpensive, too!  Perfect for our Yankee Traditions video series just beginning on the “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” YouTube channel!

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If you’ve ever heard of Boston, you may have heard it being referred to as “Beantown”.

And–although most people from around here never refer to Boston as Beantown (really…never ever!)–baked beans have been a staple at Bostonian tables for generations.  And for good reason!  Beans are nutritious, hearty and inexpensive to prepare.  With a pound of dried navy beans, a chunk of salt pork, some molasses and a few other simple ingredients, you could appease a large family on a cold Saturday night–the traditional bean eating night.

I’m not old enough to remember when Saturdays were regular bean cooking days, but I do recall preparing baked beans for special occasions–such as Easter–and, of course, seeing beans offered as a side dish on every New England menu, including at Durgin Park.  Baked beans are especially good as a compliment to scrambled eggs or served for with boiled hot dogs for supper.  Yes, hot dogs are boiled or steamed in New England and served on open topped buns, too!  We’re weird, I know…

If you’re not from Boston you might be wondering what exactly Durgin-Park is.  I’m sure you’ve figured out it isn’t a park at all, but a restaurant.  A very old New England restaurant.

Actually Durgin-Park was the second oldest restaurant in Boston–second only to the Union Oyster House, which has been serving food since the days of the Revolution!  And, up until a few months ago, Durgin-Park served up old New England favorites–lobsters, chowder, Indian Pudding, Yankee Pot Roast and, of course, baked beans to the masses for more than two centuries!

Back in the 80s, Durgin Park distributed their famous recipes as a souvenir, which is where I got my recipe.  I don’t dare change anything about the original recipe for fear of being accused of making improvements on an already perfect thing.  My only adjustment is to use my new mini Dutch Oven instead of a traditional (but messy) bean pot.

Ingredients:

  • One pound of dried navy beans, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda (for the parboiling)
  • 1/2 pound of salt pork (or thick cut bacon if not available), cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup dark molasses
  • 1 tsp dried mustard
  • 1/2 of a medium sized onion, peeled but not cut
  • 1 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar (I prefer brown sugar, but the recipe does not specify)
  • 3 cups of hot water to start plus more as beans cook

 

Instructions:

  • Begin preparing the beans the night before by soaking them in water.  You may need to add more water halfway through the soaking process as the beans rehydrate, so check them before you go to sleep.  Don’t try to use canned beans for this recipe or to rush the soaking and parboiling process, because we Yankees will know if you did!
  • In the morning, rinse the beans and boil them with the baking soda for 10 minutes.  Drain and rinse the parboiled beans and set aside.
  • Dice the salt pork into chunks and peel and halve the onion (do not chop).  Put half of the salt port in the bottom of the pot along with the onion.
  • Add the beans to the pot and cover with remaining salt pork.
  • Combine salt, pepper, dry mustard, molasses and sugar with 3 cups of hot water and mix thoroughly.  Pour mixture over the beans.  Cover your pot.
  • Bake your covered Dutch Oven (or bean pot, if you have one) in a preheated 325 degree oven for six hours, checking about every hour or so to see if the beans need water
  • Top off the beans as needed throughout the baking process
  • Remove the onion and salt pork bits (or not…up to you!) and serve!

 

Simmering baked beans
The beans are simmered for six hours in the oven and should be checked regularly to make sure there is enough liquid on top
Baking beans needing water
When the liquid on the top of your pot begins to cook off, you should replace it with enough water to just submerge the beans in water.
Last night's beans with eggs
Leftover beans are great served with breakfast and also make a great bean sandwich!
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New YT Video: Make Spring Pinwheels!

Do you want to learn how to make these adorable Spring Pinwheels?

Be sure to check out my new YouTube video that shows you how to make beautiful Paper Pinwheels with Echo Park Paper Company paper!

Here is an in-depth look at how to make paper pinwheels two ways!

Paper Pinwheels
Paper Pinwheels

Pinwheels are a favorite of mine and they look darling in pots or vases.

Don’t forget! If you need to purchase anything Cricut related–including a Cricut Access Subscription–please use my affiliate link: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=403859&m=51766&u=1089398

As a “thank you”, you can use my code “MISSRITA1” with the link to receive 10% off your order and free shipping. (Sorry, the code will not work on Access purchases or anything that plugs in!)

Paper Pinwheels!
Paper Pinwheels!

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The Cricut Design Space file for the Paper Pinwheels project can be found here: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/137617824

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Thank you…and you know what I always say: “Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita

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New YT Video: Miss Rita Makes Oversized Paper Roses

Do you want to learn how to make gorgeous oversized paper roses?

Then my new Oversized Paper Rose tutorial could be for you!

Here is an in-depth look at how to make oversized paper flowers.  The end result is a very large rose that would look wonderful as part of a paper flower installation.

To purchase anything Cricut–including a Cricut Access Subscription–please use my affiliate link: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=403859&m=51766&u=1089398

As a “thank you”, you can use my code “MISSRITA1” with the link to receive 10% off your order and free shipping. (Sorry, the code will not work on Access purchases or anything that plugs in!)

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Did you like my video?  

If so, don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel TODAY!

The Cricut Design Space file for the Oversized Paper Rose project can be found here: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/137589996

 

For a FULL list of all my Cricut Access projects, please visit: Cricut Access Challenge: Project Index

Thank you…and you know what I always say: “Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita