Fresh Herb Sauces

May 12, 2020, noon

These recipes all use fresh herbs which are going to be in season in the spring and summer.  Enjoy!


This recipe is from Rick Bayless and is very versatile to use as a sauce or a dip.

Here is the recipe:

½ head of garlic, separated into unpeeled cloves
4 to 5 fresh serrano chiles, stems removed
1 large bunch cilantro, (thick bottom stems cut off), roughly chopped (about 2 cups loosely-packed)
1 large bunch flat leaf parsley, (thick bottom stems cut off), roughly chopped (about 2 cups loosely-packed)
1cup extra virgin olive oil
2 generous teaspoons sea salt

Set a large (10-inch) skillet over medium heat.  Lay in the garlic and chiles and roast, turning regularly, until soft and browned in spots, about 10 minutes for the chiles and 15 for the garlic.
If you’re really short on time, you can soften them in a m...


Homemade Playdough

May 6, 2020, 7:26 a.m.

Mix dry in 10" or 12" skillet:
    1 cup white flour
    1/2 cup salt
    2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
Add food coloring to 1 cup water 
Add water and 1 Tablespoon Baby Oil to skillet
Stir well.   . 
Cook over medium heat. Stir until dough pulls away from the pan.
Turn out and knead on counter or table. (Careful, it is hot.)

Tried and True Side Dishes

March 21, 2020, 8:22 a.m.

I thought I would be teaching these recipes to you in person, but since that is not possible because of the quarantine, I wanted you to still have the recipes since you will have a lot of extra time to cook :) 

These recipes are my tried-and-true, made-them-for-many-years recipes....

serves 4-6

2 cups yellow squash, chopped, boiled and drained very well
¼ cup Cheddar cheese, grated
½ cup cracker crumbs, crushed
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon onion, grated
black pepper

Mix all ingredients together and pour into a baking dish.
Bake at 400 degrees until set.

serves 4-6

1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can cream corn
3 eggs
4 tablespoons flour
pinch of sea salt
1 tablespoon sugar...


Sewing Kit in a Jar

March 10, 2020, noon

These basic sewing kits are very handy to keep in your home for quick fixes.  They make great gifts too!

Supplies you will need:

Clean quart-size jar with flat and ring lid
Any fabric
Glue gun
Protractor (or something to help you draw a circle)
Sewing supplies – needles, pins, thread, small scissors, buttons, needle threaders, thimbles, etc.

Take the lid – both parts – off the jar.
Set the protractor to 1 inch wider than the flat jar lid.
Take a piece of fabric and turn it pattern-side down onto a surface.
Trace a circle on the fabric with the protractor.
Cut out the circle.
Lay the fabric pattern-side down onto a surface. Put a bit of stuffing in the middle of the fabric. Then place the flat lid silver-side down onto the stuffing.
Place a line of hot glue along the red outer rim of the jar lid and...