EASY PARMESAN-GARLIC KNOTS

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A while back I was looking to spruce up my dinner rolls.
I wanted them to have flavor, I wanted them to be to be quick, and I wanted them to look homemade without having to spend all the time of making them homemade.

I did some research & made my own version to work for me.

INGREDIENTS:

– Pillsbury Grands! Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits
(8 Biscuits /  16.3oz Can)

Grands

– Olive Oil (~2 Tablespoons)

–  Parmesan Cheese (~2 Tablespoons)

– Oregano Dried Flakes (~1 Teaspoon)

– Parsley Dried Flakes (~1 Teaspoon)

– Garlic Powder (~ ½ Teaspoon)

Ingredients

The ingredient measurements to not have to be exact. I just use them as a general guideline.
Unless you add a ton of one specific ingredient over another, it’s pretty hard to mess up.

DIRECTIONS:

– Follow the baking ingredients on the can.

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While the oven is pre-heating…

– Roll out biscuit in your hands to about 9″

Roll Out

– Tie the roll into a knot

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– Mix the ingredients together

Mix

– Bake the knots about 13 – 17 minutes

– As soon as they are done, spread the mixed ingredients onto the knots.
I used a brush, but you can use a spoon to put the mix on & the back of the spoon to spread it.

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– Enjoy! These are even (dare I say) more delicious the next day.
Just refrigerate what you don’t use & pop them in the microwave or oven the next day.

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Printable Recipe Card – Parmesan-Garlic Knots

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THRILLERs, FILLERS, & SPILLERS:

Flowers Up Close

I have always admired a good looking flower arrangement. A good looking flower arrangement can add so much to a space, indoor or outdoor.  I mostly admired them because the arrangements I tried to do on my own were just… not good looking. They were just kind of sitting there. I think it was partly my flower choice and partly how I placed them. I knew what I liked, but I had no direction. I just settled on the fact that flowers aren’t my thing, until I discovered a trick gardeners use. I thought this was perfect to apply to fake or real flower arrangements and it changed my whole approach.

It’s called the Thriller, Filler, and Spiller. Sounds a little weird, but go with me on this one.

What is the Thriller, Filler, and Spiller?

The THRILLER is usually something that makes the plant stand out and/or give the arrangement height. You can use an upright plant or something that “thrills” you, the main attraction.

The FILLER is a plant that adds fullness. You want something that covers a lot of real estate so to speak.

The SPILLER is something that spills over your container. This give it dimension and I find that it covers some of the blank areas underneath the flowers. I think this one is so important for making your arrangement look finalized. Without it, you see stems, dirt or Styrofoam. The spiller is typically a greenery item.

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EXAMPLES

 THRILLER                         FILLERS                   SPILLERS

Thriller  Filler  Spiller

HOW TO DIY THIS:

Supplies you’ll need:

– Container/Pot of your choice

– Styrofoam: You can buy the Styrofoam at The Dollar Store for .99. You can cut the foam to fit into whatever container you use.

Foam

– Flowers/Plants: Think about Thriller, Filler, and Spiller when choosing your flowers/plants.

WHAT I USED:

Vase  Flowers Used  Spiller Used

I put it together using the Thriller, Filler, and Spiller method. I started with the large white flowers (filler), then the ranunculus (thriller), then added in my greens (filler). This is all by site and what you prefer. There is no specific percentage or count to how much of each you would like to use. Just have fun.

Arrangement

It’s pretty easy. This arrangement took me about 20 minutes to put together.

You can do this with some outdoor plants as well. Here are some examples:

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Photo Credits: greenclub.homedepot.com; gsblog.wordpress.com; advancegreenhouses.com

PAINTED PLATES

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I always loved the idea of going to those paint pottery places, but there’s a few things that kept me from going there every weekend. 1. The price. It seems like by the time you walk out of there, you end up spending $30 on a mug.  2. You have to wait days before you can go back and get your piece. Maybe it’s the kid in me, but when I get something new, I want to take it home and enjoy it right away.

So when I came across this idea on Pintrest, I had to try it that weekend!You only need a few things and it only cost me $5.50. Score!

Items needed:

– Dishware
– Oil-Based Sharpie Marker

– Letter Stickers
– Oven

Dishware. You can use, plates, mugs, bowls, etc.  I got this cute plate at  target for $3.50. Any plate will do though (except plastic). White will make your artwork stand out a little better and it’s a neutral base.

Plain Plate

OIL BASED Sharpie marker. They sell this at craft stores for about $3.50, but with my 40% off coupon, it was only $2. It’s very important to get the oil-base marker. If you use a regular sharpie, it will not only fade over time, it will also not be dishwasher safe.

Marker

– Scrapbook letter stickers. There are so many cute fonts out there. Just stick the letters on your item to spell whatever you would like. I already had these on hand, but they are only a couple dollars at the craft store. Target even sells them, but at Michaels or Ja-Ann’s you can use your 40% coupons they always have.

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– Start designing around the letter. You can do whatever your artistic mind wants to. I decided to keep it simple and make little dots around to look like glitter or confetti.  Once you’re done, remove the your stickers.

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Oven. To seal your art work, you need to bake it. It needs to bake at 350 for about 30 minutes. This process will help seal the marker onto the dish and make it so it’s food and dishwasher safe.

Oven

-Ta Da

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Link to original Pintrest Post.