Saturday, September 25, 2010
1 (1-pound) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 to 2 teaspoons ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
4 cups all-purpose flour
Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed with a heavy-duty stand mixer until blended. Gradually add flour, beating just until combined.Use a cookie press with a star-shaped disk to shape mixture into long ribbons, following manufacturer's instructions, on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Cut ribbons into 2-inch pieces. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Cheese Wafers: Combine ingredients as directed; chill dough 2 hours. Shape dough into 4 (8-inch-long) logs; wrap each in plastic wrap, and chill 8 hours. Cut each log into 1/4-inch-thick slices; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container 1 week.
Source Southern Living
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1.Heat oven to 350° F. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
2.In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, whisk the butter and sugars until smooth. Whisk in the egg and vanilla. Gradually stir in the flour mixture, then stir in the chocolate chips.
3.Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Bake until the centers are just set and a toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs, 25 to 30 minutes
Thursday, September 23, 2010
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|The Simple Elegance Shorty|
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2 (6-oz.) Chicken of the Sea® Premium Skinless & Boneless Pink Salmon Pouch
1/4 chopped cup cilantro
1/4 chopped cup green onions
1 Tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
4 Tablespoon Thai sweet chili sauce - divided
1 grated teaspoon lime zest
1/2 cup Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) or fresh breadcrumbs
1 egg white
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
6 small dinner rolls, spilt
12 thin slices ripe mango
12 thin slices cucumber
DirectionsCombine Chicken of the Sea® Skinless & Boneless Pink Salmon, cilantro, green onions, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce, lime zest, breadcrumbs and egg white until just combined. Shape mixture into 6 small patties. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add salmon patties; sauté until cooked through and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side, brushing with remaining sweet chili sauce during last few minutes of cooking. To serve, on each roll bottom, place a salmon patty; top with 2 slices of mango and 2 slices of cucumber. Add roll tops. Makes 3 servings, 2 sliders per serving.
•12 hard boiled eggs
•2/3 cup mayonnaise
•1 tbsp Dijon mustard
•1 pinch celery salt or celery seed
•1 tbsp prepared yellow mustard
•2 green onions, finely minced
•1 tsp. dried parsley flakes
•1 tsp. salt
•2 drops blue food coloring, or as needed
•1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
•½ red bell pepper, cut into small chunks
•red gel food coloring, as needed
1. Place 12 eggs into large pot of cold water. Bring to a rapid boil and boil for exactly 2 minutes. Shut off flame, cover pot and let sit for exactly 11 minutes
2. Drain eggs, run under cold water, until cool to the touch.
3. Peel eggs and cut in half, horizontally and scoop out the yolks into a glass bowl.
4. Mash the yolks until smooth, using a potato masher. (A fork will also work).
5. Add the mayo, mustards, celery salt, green onions, parsley flakes and salt to the mashed yolks and mix well.
6. Add a few drops of blue food coloring to get a green color to your yolks.
7. Spoon green yolk mixture into each white half of egg.
8. Place one black olive slice on top of each yolk filling. Add red pepper for the pupil, in the middle hole of the black olive slice.
9. Using a toothpick dipped in red food coloring gel, draw red veins on egg white's surface
For Easy Steps to Boil Deviled Eggs check out this article.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
One of the great products that Dr. Weil has helped to develop is the airwave venting system. The system is composed of one piece and has been shown to effectively help reduce colic because the system works from the inside out. The Air Weave System works like this:
- Threads on both the ring neck and the bottle securely connect the nipple assembly to the bottle.
■Sealing ring on the nipple seats in the bottle neck and positions the nipple in the correct orientation.
■Four protrusions within the bottle neck provide a means for air to enter the bottle.
■The flexible inner ring of the nipple rests against the inside surface of the bottle neck. This allows air to flow into the bottle but prevents fluid from leaking out.
The AirWave™ Venting System
The Air Weave system has been developed by world class engineers and has been shown to outperform leading venting systems. One of the best features that new moms and dads will love that it is easy to clean.
I am so happy that one of my grand babies may not have to go through the pain of colic or that their mom and dad will have to struggle with not knowing how to make it all better. You can purchase Weil Baby Products from their website located at http://www.weilbaby.com/
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I worked several years as a nurses aide in a nursing home. The wing that I worked on primarily was the Alzheimer's wing. The residents on this wing could do much for their selves but could not thing straight or remember much from moment to moment. I have also seen family members suffer from memory deliberating disorders. This is hard for the person suffering and sometimes harder for the family members that love them. Scientist are studying for treatments and a cure. One thing that they are looking into is if brain games such as common day crossword puzzles, scrabble, and sudoku make any difference. You can read more of this great report at lifescript.com.
Kraft Kitchens TipsKeeping It SafeAlways purchase meat towards the end of a shopping trip so that it is out of refrigeration for the shortest time possible. Take home and refrigerate promptly. It is a good idea to put packages of raw meat in plastic bags to avoid any leakage onto other foods, especially produce.
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package (10 oz., about 40) regular marshmallows
- or -
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups Kellogg's® Rice Krispies® cereal
Canned frosting or decorating gel
In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated. Using buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press mixture into 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool slightly. Using cookie cutters coated with cooking spray cut into foam finger shapes. Decorate with frosting and/or candies. Insert ice cream sticks. Best if served the same day.
Microwave Directions: In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
For best results, use fresh marshmallows
1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow crème can be substituted for marshmallows.
Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended.
Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
Monday, September 20, 2010
tonight is the last night to enter giveaway for the looster the booster for the loo
tommorow will be last chance to enter giveaway for the munchie mug
hurry as both of these are great giveaways
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 (15 ounce) cans whole kernel corn, drained
8 green onions, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced
1 (4 ounce) jar pimentos
3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime, juiced
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
In a large bowl, combine the black beans, corn, green onions, jalapeno peppers, bell pepper, avocado, pimentos, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice and Italian dressing. Season with garlic salt. Toss, and chill until serving.
1 (12-ounce) package frozen green lima beans,cooked and drained
1/4 cup French Dressing
1/2 green pepper,cut in strips
1/4 cup sliced green onion
2-3 fresh tomatoes,diced
1 /2 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup sliced olives
2 sliced hard-cooked eggs
Marinate lima beans in dressing about 1 hour. Combine with next 4 ingredients, adding just enough mayonnaise to moisten. Pile into a lettuce-lined bowl, and garnish with olives or sliced eggs.
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1/4 cup no-sugar-added creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup "measures-like-sugar" calorie-free sweetener
1/4 cup sugar
2 large egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup low-sugar strawberry spread
Preheat oven to 350°. Beat margarine and peanut butter with a mixer at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sweetener and sugar, beating well. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat well. Combine flour, soda, and salt in a small bowl, stirring well. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture, beating well. Shape dough into 40 (1-inch) balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten cookies into 2-inch circles using a flat-bottomed glass. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly on pans; remove, and let cool completely on wire racks. Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons strawberry spread on the bottom of each of 20 cookies; top with remaining cookies.
Late September means that there are less than 100 days left til Christmas. One great place to find gifts for those that you love is MUDPUPPY.com Mudpuppy press is just a piece of Galison which was founded in 1979 to work with museums to make their imagery widely available in the form of well designed and manufactured paper products. Galison has printed books and calendars but focuses on boxed note cards, fine art stationery, greeting cards, personalized Christmas cards, note cards, journals, and other gift products for writers. Mudpuppy Press was started in 1992 specializing in puzzles. Now you can find puzzles, journals, diaries, educational games, toys and stationery at Mudpuppy. Galison's started a line of Holiday Time cards and gifts in 1993.
Mudpupy has wonderful products for the young and those young at heart. We were able to review the Animal Sounds First Puzzle. These little puzzles are great for kids 2+ years of age. My granddaughter Princess who just turned 2 in September will receive these for her Christmas. The Animal Sounds First Puzzles received the iParenting Greatest Product Award, iParenting Best Products Award In my opinion I love the little puzzle that fit into a box with a handle. Young kids love to carry things around and the box with puzzles will be no exception. The box will also help to keep puzzle pieces neat and orderly. I love the idea of being able to play with the puzzles with Princess then being able to put them away in a place of its own. Not only do the puzzle pieces have great colors but also are educational as well. Play the what sound matches the animal and you will see how quickly your child will be able to match the cow with the moo sound and the cat with the meow sound. Awesome. In each box there are 4 different puzzles and one of the great things about the puzzle pieces is that they are printed with non toxic ink so if anything does go in the mouth where we don't want it we do not have to worry about the ink being harmful. While my granddaughter may love animals my eye often travels to the vintage and nostalgia of yester day just take a look at what Mudpuppy has new for 2010.