Sunday, January 22, 2017

Baked Macaroni & Cheese | Amish Style

3 tbs butter
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp pepper
2-1/2 cup milk
2 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 lb Velveeta cheese
1 cup mozzarella cheese
16 oz box of cooked elbow macaroni
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
  3. Stir in flour, salt, mustard and pepper. Slowly pour in the milk. Stir constantly until smooth and thickened.
  4.  Remove from heat. 
  5. Add  1-1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, all of the Velveeta and mozzarella cheese.Stir until all the cheese is melted.
  6. Stir in cooked macaroni.
  7. Pour into a greased casserole dish.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and then top with the paprika.
  9. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until heated throughout.

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Attribution: This recipe was found on page 33 of the Sept 2013 issue of the Significant Living magazine.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Lacy Window Treatment

Supplies Needed

1/4 cup water + 2 cups of boiling water.
2 tbs cornstarch + additional if needed
Measuring tape
  1. Measure window and cut lace to fit.
  2. Dissolve the 2 tbs cornstarch into 1/4 cup water.
  3. Add 2 cups of boiling water to the cornstarch. Stir until you get a glue-like consistency. This is when you may needed to add additional cornstarch to thicken it.
  4. Lay the lace on the window and apply the cornstarch paint with the paintbrush.

* The nice thing with this is that you can change the look at any time just by washing with warm water and soap.

Cream Cheese Cookies

1 cake mix (flavor is your preference)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup melted butter
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 375◦
  2. In a mixing bowl cream the butter and cream cheese.
  3. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Stir in the cake mix. Beat until incorporated. Batter will be thick.
  5. Drop by spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes.

Friday, January 20, 2017

How To Make Flowers Last Longer

  1. Remove any leaves that are below the water line. Snip the stems at an angle under running water.
  2. When you fill a vase, make sure it's warm. This will help the stems absorb the water better.
  3. Add 1/4 can of non-diet lemon/lime soda pop. The citric acid will help kill the bacteria and the sugar may "feed" the petals.

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Attribution: Information obtained on page 38 in the Good House-Keeping Feb 2015 issue.