Thursday, December 17, 2009

How to Make a Gift Bow from Recycled Materials |

This is something that someone else showed me. The bows turn out ADORABLE and they are great to use for Christmas wrapping. Turn your child's artwork into great wrapping decor for your holiday gifts. The blog has pictures of each step so I won't be able to do justice in giving instructions so just click here for the link to the other blog with complete instructions and enjoy!

How to Make a Gift Bow from Recycled Materials |

Friday, December 11, 2009

Snow Cream

Since snow is on the horizon I had to ask a friend about this because I heard it was something she did as a child when she lived in a place where snow came by the yard, not the inch.  Her family would either leave a bowl out while it was snowing or they would gather fresh snow.  Add a little sweetened condensed milk and vanilla then stir it all in together for a cold but delicious treat.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cinnamon & Applesauce Ornaments

This is a great and simple recipe that I have used before very successfully and it makes some really fun and great-smelling ornaments.

In a large bowl mix together equal parts applesauce and cinnamon.  If you want to make them a little more durable you can add about 1 tablespoon of white school glue for every cup of applesauce.  Mix these together until you have a ball of dough.  place a piece of wax paper on the table and put the ball of dough on top.  Mush the dough out with your fingers to spread it out.  Place another piece of wax paper on top and use a rolling pin to finish evening out the dough and making it smooth.  Roll it until it's about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.

Use cookie cutters or your own design for cutting out shapes.  If you are going to use these as ornaments be sure to poke a hole in the top to string a ribbon through.  A pencil does a good job of making a neat hole.

To make these ornaments hard place them on a cookie sheet and you can either bake these for about 3 hours at 150 degrees or you can let them air dry overnight.  Use a nice ribbon or string to tie through the hole to finish off this ornament.