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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cheesy Potatoes

I know that most of you have a recipe similar to this, but a few people requested this recipe. I hope you enjoy (sorry there is no picture to go with it)!

  • 2 lbs. shredded potatoes
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 pt. sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1/4-1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup green onions

Mix ingredients together and put in a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle crushed corn flakes on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 min.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Magnetic Paint

My friend emailed me this link. The lady painted a "magnet board" on her wall. It turned out really cute. Check it out.

The same lady also did a post about "chalkboard paint". She has some really fun ideas!


Fruity Sherbet

This recipe is also in the "Columbus Friends" cookbook, in the dessert section.

4 pints pineapple (or lemon) sherbet
12 oz frozen raspberries, thawed
1 cup frozen blueberries
2 bananas quartered lengthwise and then thinly sliced

Soften sherbet in large bowl. Add fruit, mix well & refreeze.

Pizza Dough

Here is the pizza dough recipe from craft night.

1 1/3 cups water
1 Tbl. yeast
1 Tbl. sugar
2 Tbl. oil
1 tsp. salt
3 1/2 cups flour

Combine water and yeast. Let sit 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Mix for 1 minute. Knead for 10 minutes. (I cheat and use my Bosch) Place dough into a well greased bowl and let rise for 1-1 1/2 hours. (it usually ends up being about 1 hour) Roll out onto pan/pizza stone add toppings and bake at 475 degrees until golden brown. (Make sure to sprinkle the pizza stone with cornmeal before rolling out!)

I also had a request to post the toppings I put on the Vegetarian Pizza. I spread about 1/3 of a jar of Ragu's- Roasted Garlic Parmesan sauce, fresh spinach, thinly sliced zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, and olives. Then I chop up some canned artichokes (not marinated) sprinkle those on and top with shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Berry Medley Punch

  • 1- 12oz. can frozen limeade
  • 1- 12 oz. can frozen orange juice
  • 1- 12 oz. can frozen lemonade
  • 1 46 oz. can pineapple juice
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 2 qt. Gingerale
  • 1 qt. Club Soda
  • 1 package frozen berry medley

Mix together and serve

Did You Know? {a.k.a. - laundry tip}

Just a quick laundry tip now that berry season is right around the corner. We love berries in our house, what I don't love are the stains they can leave on your clothes. But did you know that hot water is the key? (Trust me, I didn't believe this at first and ruined a few of my kids clothes trying stain removal products before I gave in and decided it was worth a try. It is so cheap and it really works.)
Take the article of clothing that has berry juice on it, pull it as tight as you can, and put it under running water (as hot as possible). It may take a few minutes, but just work with it (Abby's shirt was covered in strawberry juice the other day and it took a few minutes to get it out).

Note: I have never tried this on frozen berry juice stains, but I am sure it would work just as well.