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RE: Why Few Bench Seat Tight Back Sofas? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: Tibbrix on 11.26.2014 at 03:29 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

athomeinva, that is also something I love about the Olivier, the back is not only so comfortable, but it's high enough that you can rest your head. The back is a perfect pitch.

One reason I ultimately chose the Hickory Chair (Lee was a top contender) is because they're the only ones I could find with a seat height of 21+ inches. Most were 18 - 19", and I don't like feeing like I'm sitting on the floor, with my knees in my face! I'm sure there are others, but the only ones I could find with 21" or higher seats was Hickory Chair.

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RE: Recipes to Share This Week August 18 (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: ravencajun on 08.18.2014 at 12:44 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

I have not tried this yet but plan to when the weather gets cooler here. I have taken this as it was posted so the comments are hers not mine.

Easy Vegetable Chowder
Adapted from the I Do Cookbook (One of my favorite cookbooks!)

5 cups chopped/ diced vegetables***
1/2 cup diced onion
3 TBSP butter
4 1/2 cups water
3 tsp chicken or vegetable bouillon (or use chicken or vegetable broth in place of water + bouillon)
1 1/2 cups milk or a 12 oz can of evaporated milk
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp sage
dash of all seasoning (any basic herb-blend all-purpose seasoning will be good)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

***(I used 4 cups small fresh broccoli florets and 1 cup carrots- but you can change this accordingly, as long as the vegetables are cut small and measure out to be 5 cups. Celery, peas and corn are other great options. )

Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add onion, all 5 cups of vegetables and half the broth or water. Cover and cook on medium heat for about 10-12 minutes, until vegetables are soft. Whisk in flour.

Whisk milk, bouillon (if you're using it), and seasonings together. Stir into vegetables. Add remaining broth/ water.

Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stir in cheese right before serving~ heating just until it's melted.

If you like your chowder a bit thicker, you can add in 2-3 TBSP instant mashed potato flakes. Whisk them into the soup about 10 minutes into the simmer.
Easy Vegetable Chowder

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RE: What constitutes a good sofa/chair cushion? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: Tibbrix on 07.11.2014 at 08:51 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Natural latex (expensive) or foam with a high density rating and high IFD rating. They higher density, the more resilient; the higher the IFD rating, the firmer.

See link

Here is a link that might be useful: Cushion info.

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RE: Maybe somebody else can ( not hot) (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: dublinbay on 02.19.2014 at 05:01 pm in Hot Topics Forum

mylab--you can easily include links if you click on the PREVIEW box. Once you get to the PREVIEW page, underneath the message box you type your message in, you simply insert the http address from the top of the page you want people to see ( right-click and click on COPY; come over here to the GW page and in the OPTIONAL LINK URL box, right click and click on PASTE). In the "NAME OF THE LINK" box below it, type in whatever title you wish--like Stardust U-tube or something like that.

Now hit PREVIEW again, and when that page comes up, you will see your link all set to go.

Hope that helps.

Kate

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RE: Painting seams in beadboard ceiling (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: jaysmom49 on 02.04.2014 at 08:51 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Thin the paint down and paint the seams. The color will sink into the wood enough to mask them and will not be thick enough to make a difference with seasonal change. I wouldn't use a primer because that would keep the paint from "soaking" in.

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RE: Painting seams in beadboard ceiling (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: Tibbrix on 02.04.2014 at 01:27 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Paint will crack when the boards expand.

I too was going to suggest a flexible caulking which will expand and contract with the BB.

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hmmm if i paint edges of b.b. will that work ~ or ~ do I have to use paintable caulk ~~ crap! use caulk that is paintable & flexible
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RE: Painting seams in beadboard ceiling (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: yayagal on 02.04.2014 at 12:51 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

It's tedius but you could run a bead of caulk in each seam. I did that in my lake house. Well I didn't my DH did lol. I just directed the job. Make sure it's caulk that can be painted.

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RE: I'll Share My Recipes, If You Share Yours 1/19-1/26 (Follow-Up #23)

posted by: glenda_al on 01.25.2014 at 10:27 am in Kitchen Table Forum

So easy, so good!

Chocolate sour cream cake
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
1 egg
Instructions
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
2.In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour batter into baking dish.
3.Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool, then cut into squares.

Top with whipped cream, frosting of choice, or dust with confectionate sugar.

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RE: Recipes for New Year's Day - Week 3 December 2013 (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: Sue-va on 12.17.2013 at 10:58 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

And here is the cornbread.

BROCCOLI ONION CORNBREAD

1 cup fresh broccoli or 1 10 oz pkg frozen broccoli
1 pkg Martha White (Cotton-pickin') cornbread mix*
3 eggs
1 stick butter, melted
1 med onion, chopped
1 cup cottage cheese
1 tsp salt

Cook broccoli until tender, drain. Beat eggs, cottage cheese and salt together and add cornbread mix, butter, onions and broccoli.
Pour into a greased 9 inch square pan and bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

*Martha White mix doesn't have sugar in it.

I often leave out the onions and have cornbread for breakfast and don't want onions at breakfast.

Sue

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RE: Recipes for Christmas II - Week 1 December 2013 (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: ont_gal on 12.04.2013 at 12:45 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Grammas Pumpkin Bread

1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs beaten
2/3 cup water
2 cups canned pumpkin
3 1/3 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 cups sugar
cup raisins (optional)
cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 . Grease and flour 3 loaf pans; I use my little loaf pans-makes 12 at a time.
Combine oil, eggs, water and pumpkin. Sift together flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, soda and sugar. Make a well in center, add pumpkin mixture and blend until moist. Stir in raisins and pecans.(I used walnuts) Bake about 1 hour (or 30 minutes for little loaves)or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool on racks for 10 minutes. Slide out of pans and immediately wrap in plastic wrap and cool completely. This make the outside moist instead of dry.

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RE: Carpet Question #2 (Cleaning) (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: linda_in_iowa on 12.02.2013 at 01:42 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Spray WD40 on the spots. Works like magic.

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RE: Recipes for Christmas - Week 1 December 2013 (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: patti43 on 12.02.2013 at 09:20 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Glenda, I think Nita and Mike are out having fun in the RV, but I have the recipe:

Prime Rib (Nita's)

5-7 lb. beef rib roast (2-3 ribs)

Rub:

3 large garlic cloves (or use crushed garlic in the jar)
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. salt
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. ground thyme
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Prepare rub. Mix together all ingredients. After wiping roast dry, rub with prepared meat rub. Transfer to a shallow pan. Cover looselywith foil and refrigerate overnight.

Let roast stand at room temperature 1 hour before cooking. Insert thermometer in center of roast straight down from the top. Position oven rack in lower third of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees. After oven is preheated, place roast in oven and cook for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, reduce heat to 325 degrees. For medium rare roast, cook until thermometer reads 140 degrees or approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. Transfer meat to a platter. Let stand at least 15 minutes. Carve into 1/2" thick slices and serve.

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New Flatware -- whats the difference?

posted by: stir_fryi on 08.10.2013 at 11:34 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I have 20 year old Pfaltgraff silverware that is outdated and missing most of the spoons.

I have been looking online at flatware sets but noticed that most of the less expensive sets are 18/0.

My current set is 18/8.

Will I notice much of a difference in the weight and handling of a 18/0 set?

Or should I spend much more and only consider 18/8?

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homemade sweet and sour sauce

posted by: rhizo_1 on 07.15.2013 at 05:10 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Here's the recipe, as requested! I actually have two of them to share.

2 T. Corn starch
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 tsp. Soy sauce
1/4 cup water

In a saucepan, mix the corn starch with water until dissolved. Add the other ingredients and heat to boiling, then simmer for a few minutes
Optional ingredients are a little catsup and some green pepper.

1/4 cup brown sugar
1 T catsup
1 T soy sauce
3 T rice vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 tsp. Corn starch
Same mixing directions as above. I've substitued cherry juice for part of the water.

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RE: post a pic ..part ll..a slice of your life... (Follow-Up #71)

posted by: alex9179 on 07.09.2013 at 11:29 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

It was a hit and wonderfully simple. And we love sweet peppers and onions with almost anything, so I went heavy on those. I doubled the recipe so we could have some left-overs (one pan was almost not enough for our family of 5) used olive oil, half of the cumin, and kosher salt. You know, you use what you have on hand :) The chicken cooks FAST at 400, so don't go too long or it will be tough.

DH and I are low carbers, so we topped ours with sour cream and avocado. The kids enjoyed them with tortillas.

Oven Baked fajita

Ingredients:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel)
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into strips

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken strips in a greased 13×9 baking dish.
In a small bowl combine the oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, dried oregano, and salt.
Drizzle the spice mixture over the chicken and stir to coat.
Next add the tomatoes, peppers, and onions to the dish and stir to combine.
Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.

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RE: Is this possible ceiling vents to be painted? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: chispa on 07.09.2013 at 06:27 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I've also painted them all! Actually have a can of paint spray that was tinted to match my walls waiting to be used. It will be easier to spray the vent covers instead of using a paint brush. It works better to do several very light coats, specially for the perforated speaker grills.

True Value Hardware stores that carry BM paint have a machine that will mix up any BM color into a spray paint can.

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RE: Recipes for Eggs - Week 4 June 2013 (Follow-Up #23)

posted by: walnutcreek on 06.29.2013 at 11:32 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Deviled Eggs Trisha Yearwood

Recipe adapted from Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen by Trisha Yearwood (c) Clarkson Potter 2008

Prep Time:15 min
Inactive Prep Time:1 hr 0 min
Cook Time:10 min
Level:Easy
Serves:12 deviled eggs
6 large eggs

Filling:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
Salt and pepper
Paprika, for garnish

Night before going to cook eggs, turn carton of eggs bottom side up so that yolks settle in middle of white.
Place the eggs in a medium saucepan with water to cover and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat, cover the pan, and let stand for 20 minutes. Pour off the hot water and refill the saucepan with cold water. Crack the eggshells all over and let them sit in the cold water for 5 minutes. Peel the eggs, cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

Halve the eggs lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolks and transfer them to a small bowl. Mash the yolks with a fork, then stir in the mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish and yellow mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Scoop a spoonful of the mixture into each egg white half. Sprinkle the tops with paprika.

Cook's Note: With this method for hard boiling eggs, you won't have any green in your yolk!

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RE: Anyone ever painted with Ben Moore metallic paint? (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: jeannie01 on 02.24.2013 at 11:18 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Valspar has loose shimmer sprinkles that you add to your paint for that shimmery look. I bought a small pack for my painter to use in my powder room ceiling. Sales guy said to not add to the entire can , add as you go to the paint for a better look.

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RE: Are these family room curtains "wrong"? (Follow-Up #26)

posted by: AnnieDeighnaugh on 02.12.2013 at 07:52 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I think that person was rude...I am more than willing to comment...obviously...on people's rooms even without being a professional, but I always wait to make critiques until specifically asked. Otherwise, I just make positive comments on the things I like...I like the color scheme, the blues and the soft colors in the rug.

Seeing as you asked, I'm not a fan of lace curtains in general, I think these are too light in color and should hang higher.

I have seen swags and jabots used in traditional settings nicely, so long as the jabots aren't too long. But they are a lot more formal than what you have now.

Sorry terricks, but the grommeted drapes, while lovely, are too contemporary IMO for this space.

You could do a festoon in this space....hang it above the woodwork...this style is still formal but not as stuffy as the swag/jabot, but of course in your colors.

I too want to pull the chairs forward onto the rug so the conversational cluster is manageable...I like about 12' or so across. That would leave room for a second grouping of small chairs like a reading nook by the fireplace.

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Bringing brown to life

posted by: hollyp on 02.06.2013 at 09:41 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I would appreciate any suggestions to help me improve the family room. I'm in the process of changing over from a modified country-prim look, to a more updated space. The sofa, chair and ottoman are fairly new. The carpeting is a medium creamy brown fleck freize. The current wall color is Laura Ashley Sand 5. (It photographs as a green, but is more of a kahki taupe-y brown. In the wrong light, it almost looks like peanut butter.) I added the red area rug and striped toss pillows thinking that they would pull the space together, but, its still "blah".
I don't know whether it just needs the right paint color or maybe accessories in a different accent color (orange tone?)
Which way to turn? The opposite wall in this small family room has a large media wall in the same finish as the side table in the picture (honey pine). Please help!

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Chalk Paint Projects

posted by: Miz_M on 01.12.2013 at 10:48 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Lynxe, here are more pics of the game table. The gold outline on the chess board is used with metallic gold craft paint.

I'll post some of our other projects, too, for anyone interested in chalk painting. I'll do each project in a separate post, so please give me a minute, I'm slow. :)

I use my own mixture of Plaster of Paris + latex paint. Sometimes wax after (Johnson's Paste Wax, or Minwax), and sometimes we poly instead of wax, mainly for tabletops.

Game Table, Before:

After:

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RE: Part II: Now help me with this mirror! (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: KevinMP on 01.06.2013 at 09:38 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I agree with you on the convex mirrors, but it's hard to find one that's big enough (I've looked), and since it's in such a main part of the house with a lot of traffic, part of me feels that it may be too fun-housey for some.

This one is nice, but who the hell spends $3700 on a mirror:

Photobucket

This post was edited by KevinMP on Sun, Jan 6, 13 at 21:45

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RE: What side dish would you bring ... (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: BeeOHIO on 12.21.2012 at 03:52 am in Kitchen Table Forum

We call it corn casserole. Easy peasy & delish! I've made it for 2 pot lucks this month. It's always a hit.


JIFFY CORN CASSEROLE
1 can whole kernel yellow corn, drained
1 can cream style yellow corn
1 (8 oz.) carton sour cream
2 eggs, beaten
1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 stick butter, melted
Mix all together and pour into large, lightly oiled casserole dish. Bake at 350 F for 55 to 60 minutes.

Here is a link that might be useful: Corn Casserole

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DVD Suggestions

posted by: funkyart on 12.06.2012 at 06:29 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Over Thanksgiving my grandmother mentioned that she has missed watching her DVDs. She never understood how to work the remotes-- and when my grandfather's dementia started, he couldn't operate them either. So, we just got her hooked up with a tv that has a built-in DVD player. It's perfect for her--all she has to do is put the dvd in the slot and it starts playing.

So now I'd like to give her some new DVDs for christmas but I am having a hard time coming up with a list of (ahem) age-appropriate titles. She's loved all of the titles I've given her in the past: The Songcatcher, Cold Mountain and Fried Green Tomatoes, Waking Ned Devine. I just ordered The Secret Life of Bees.. but I am drawing a blank for others.

She is very into genealogy, the civil war and anything scottish/irish.

She's pretty with it mentally and doesnt mind a few "naughty words" (though she will pretend she does lol).. and she already owns many of the Burns sets.

Any movies you recommend for a 90 yo woman?

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Anyone with an American Standard "Clean" toilet?

posted by: Cindyloo123 on 11.29.2012 at 02:23 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

My parents bough an AS toilet from the "Clean" line last year. It keeps getting clogged. They are about to install new fixtures in a second bath and are wondering if their problem has to do with the first toilet's location or the particular model.

So, do any of you have the "clean" and if so how do you like it? Thank you in advance for any replies.

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read all the comments ~~ & throw out the one we have now!!!!!!
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RE: How do you cook your ham? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: cherryfizz on 11.12.2012 at 04:10 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

I make a good crispy sugary glaze but I just make it up as I go. I use a lot of brown sugar to get a crispy glaze. Brown sugar, honey, mustard, spices, and pineapple juice to mix it up. I also put some Vernor's ginger ale in the pan or add it to the glaze mixture The key to cook an already cooked ham is cook it until it is heated through and the glaze is as perfect as you want it to be.

Anne

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RE: Let's share your favorite pumpkin recipes (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: nodakgal on 11.04.2012 at 11:47 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Iced Pumpkin Cookies
These are very good! If you make them the frosting makes JUST enough if you aren't too generous with it. I will make just a bit more next time. in 15 minutes mine were done and soft and chewy. ~ from Allrecipes
You can use 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice instead of the asst spices listed.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.

In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork.
To Make Glaze: Combine confectioners' sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency.

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread
Very good on pumpkin bread!

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1
In a small bowl, beat softened cream cheese, sugar, and syrup til creamy.
2 Add pumpkin, spices and vanilla and beat til smooth.
3 Refrigerate for at least an hour.

Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/pumpkin-spice-cream-cheese-spread-328442?oc=linkback

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Let's share your favorite pumpkin recipes

posted by: glenda_al on 11.04.2012 at 11:29 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Time to make pumpkin bread for my friend who gets two loaves every year for the past 25 plus years.

Pumpkin bread
Makes 2 regular loaves or 4 mini.
Temp: 350
Baking time for 2 loaves 50-60 *mine is ready in 50
Mini loaves: 40-45 * mine 40
Ingredients
3 eggs
1 lb can pumpkin
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp salt or less
3/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp cinnamon
optional and I never use: 1/3 cup chopped nuts and 1/2 cup raisins
In large mixing bowl beat eggs, pumpkin, oil, water.
With whisk blend flour, sugar, soda, salt and spices.
Add flour to pumpkin mixture and mix well. I use my mixer. Stir in nuts/raisins if desired.
Bake in TWO 9x5x3 loaf pans that are greased and floured *I use Bakers spray.
When done, cool in pan on a rack, for about 5 minutes, then remove from pan.

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Family favorite: pumpkin dip

1 container (16 ounce size) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 box (5 ounce size) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 can (15 ounce size) solid pack pumpkin
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

I cut the recipe in half.


Directions:

In a large bowl, mix together instant vanilla pudding mix, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Fold in the thawed frozen whipped topping.

Chill in the refrigerator until serving. Serve with regular or cinnamon graham crackers

My family enjoys Snyder's multi grain pretzel twists with the dip.

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RE: Exterior color- too bold? (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: olychick on 10.30.2012 at 04:26 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

You can do a google image search and find out where the photo was posted. Do you know how to do that?

Open a google search to images. click on the little camera in the search bar; choose upload image and select the location on your computer.

It will take you to the image on the internet.

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RE: How would you add a polished nickel stripe (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: AnnieDeighnaugh on 10.04.2012 at 03:53 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I faux finished the walls in my old bedroom, but DH didnt like the corner where it met the ceiling. So I painted the ceiling color down the wall a couple of inches and then went to the car parts store and bought a few roles of self adhesive pinstripe and created a border around the room....So maybe head to the auto parts store and see what's what.

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RE: Recipe Sharing, October 2012 (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: glenda_al on 10.01.2012 at 11:59 am in Kitchen Table Forum

It's that time to make my yearly pumpkin bread!
I've used this recipe for many a year!

Pumpkin bread
Makes 2 regular loaves or 4 mini.
Temp: 350
Baking time for 2 loaves 50-60 *mine is ready in 50
Mini loaves: 40-45 * mine 40
Ingredients
3 eggs
1 lb can pumpkin
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp salt or less
3/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp cinnamon
optional and I never use: 1/3 cup chopped nuts and 1/2 cup raisins
In large mixing bowl beat eggs, pumpkin, oil, water.
With whisk blend flour, sugar, soda, salt and spices.
Add flour to pumpkin mixture and mix well. I use my mixer. Stir in nuts/raisins if desired.
Bake in TWO 9x5x3 loaf pans that are greased and floured *I use Bakers spray.
When done, cool in pan on a rack, for about 5 minutes, then remove from pan.

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Help with no-sew Faux Roman Shades

posted by: berardmr on 09.29.2012 at 01:40 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Please see the link below. Has anyone made these shades? After I "sew" the sides back so they're the width of the window, I fold the fabric in 1/2, right side to right side. Here's where I get lost. I don't understand the next step and there aren't any photos it.

Could someone please tell me how to do the next step? I think these shades are pretty cool.

Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Instructions for faux Roman Shades

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RE: Recipe Sharing, September 2012 (Follow-Up #22)

posted by: patti43 on 09.13.2012 at 10:23 am in Kitchen Table Forum

I'm making this for dinner tonight. It's been on my "Try" list long enough.

Thai Broccoli Salad

Dressing:

1/4 c. peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
2 Tbsp. sugar or Splenda
1-1/2 Tbsp. hot water
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. light soy sauce
1-1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

Salad:

2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
3 c. fresh broccoli florets
1/2 c. chopped red bell pepper
1/4 c. sliced green onions
1 clove garlic, crushed

Combine the dressing ingredients until well blended. Set aside.

Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add salad ingredients and stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes until vegetables are tender-crisp. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter mixture. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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RE: Have you seen this pic on a blog? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: grlwprls on 09.11.2012 at 06:23 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Go to Google. Click on Images. Click on the camera in the search bar. Upload image from your computer. VIOLA :-) It will come back with your image or similar images. Makes it great for finding something "similar" to a high priced design piece you love.

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RE: Cornice Cost (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: AnnieDeighnaugh on 09.09.2012 at 01:41 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I agree...I've made cornices out of styrofoam very successfully.

I glue the styrofoam pieces together using white glue and toothpicks. Wrap in batting and then pin the fabric to the styrofoam. I would hang the curtains solidly with metal curtain rods and such and then hang the cornice over top, making sure it is not structural, just decorative.

In fact, at the old house I would make styrofoam valances and wrap them in xmas wrapping paper and put a big ribbon and bow on them for the holidays. Cheap, easy and fun.

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RE: Economical wood blind ideas (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: graywings on 09.09.2012 at 08:30 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Any on-line vendor is going to be cheaper than NextDay Blinds. The question is whether this company is cheaper than other online vendors, such as:

blinds.com
blindschalet.com
justblinds.com
blindsaver.com
americanblinds.com
blindsgalore.com

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, September 1, 201 (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: glenda_al on 09.01.2012 at 10:49 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Apple Monkey Bread Bites

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cans (7.5 oz each) refrigerated biscuits OR 1 large can of biscuits
1/2 cup apple - cored, peeled, and chopped into small pieces *note you can omit the apple if you choose

Instructions

Spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray. Mix butter and brown sugar in a small bowl, then spoon 1 tablespoon into each muffin cup.
Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a gallon ziploc bag. Cut the biscuit dough into small pieces. Put the biscuit pieces and chopped apple into the cinnamon sugar bag. Shake to coat.
Place into muffin cups.

Bake at 350 degrees for approx 15 minutes or until golden brown and biscuits are cooked through. (You can poke them with a fork to see.)
Cool for 1 minute; then turn upside down onto a cookie sheet.

Best served warm

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, August 26, 2012 (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: jasdip on 08.26.2012 at 11:45 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Yum, cheese, pasta and sausage, baked to gooiness.

Skillet Four-Cheese Baked Pasta (Family Circle)

1 pound rotini pasta or penne
3/4 pound hot Italian sausage
2 sweet red peppers
1 large onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 jar (26 ounces) marinara sauce
2 cups shredded Italian four-cheese blend

1. Heat oven to 450 F. Cook pasta following package directions. Drain.

2. While pasta is cooking, cut sausage into 1/2-inch slices. Seed and slice peppers and slice onion for a total of 4 cups.

Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage, peppers and onions. Cook, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peppers and onions are tender and the sausage is cooked through. Add sauce and bring to a simmer. Stir in the drained pasta and 1 cup of the cheese.

3. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the pasta and bake at 450 F for 8 minutes or until cheese melts and casserole starts to bubble. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, August 20, 2012 (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: patti43 on 08.20.2012 at 11:54 am in Kitchen Table Forum

This is tonight's dinner. I may have posted this before, but I found it when I was going through my recipe binders.

Coconut Curry Chicken (Cooks.com)

1-1/2 c. white rice
3-1/4 c. water, salted

Sauce:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. curry powder
13.5 oz. can coconut milk

4 boneless, skinless chicken breat strips (about 2 lb.)
2 tsp. Chinese 5-spice powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp. olive oil

In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add rice, bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. Stir in curry powder and cook one minute. Add coconut milk and cook until it is reduced by half (about seven minutes).

Toss together the chicken, five-spice powder and salt and pepper. In a large heavy skillet, heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Increase heat to high and stir-fry chicken until just cooked through, about 6 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and stir in the coconut curry sauce. Serve over rice. Makes 4-6 servings.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, August 17, 2012 (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: jasdip on 08.17.2012 at 11:22 am in Kitchen Table Forum

This looks good to me.

Bean and Beef Enchiladas (Better Homes & Gardens)

1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 4-ounce can diced green chili peppers
1 8-ounce carton dairy sour cream or light dairy sour cream
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
8 6-inch corn tortillas
1 10-ounce can enchilada sauce or one 101/2-ounce can tomato puree
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)

1. In a large skillet cook the ground beef, onion, chili powder, and cumin until onion is tender and meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir pinto beans and undrained chili peppers into meat mixture; set aside.

2. In a small mixing bowl stir together sour cream, flour, and garlic powder until combined; set aside.

3. Place half of the tortillas in the bottom of a lightly greased 2-quart rectangular baking dish, cutting to fit if necessary. Top with half of the meat mixture, half of the sour cream mixture, and half of the enchilada sauce. Repeat layers.

Cover dish with plastic wrap; chill in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.

4. To serve: Preheat oven to 350F. Remove plastic wrap; cover dish with foil. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese and bake 5 minutes more. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, August 14, 2012 (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: ravencajun on 08.14.2012 at 01:47 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Glenda asked for my marinade recipe yesterday so here it is. They are all pretty similar. Last night I put the marinated chicken in a hot skillet that had some coconut oil in it and added a sliced up sweet onion. The onions are so good cooked that way. Just watch it closely the marinade will burn since it has sugar in it.

Caribbean Jerk Marinade

Ingredients
1 Tbsp minced onions
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and veins removed *
1 Tbsp allspice
1/2 Tbsp ground cloves
1/2 - 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 Tbsp ginger
1/4 - 1/2 c light brown sugar (taste to decide sweetness)
1/4 c lime juice
1/4 c white vinegar
1/4 c orange juice
1/4 c soy sauce
minced garlic to taste (3 garlic cloves)
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 c oil ( I use coconut oil)

Directions
Put everything into a blender and blend it on high for a couple of minutes to mix well.
In a zip lock bag, add meat and marinade; coat meat well and marinate overnight.
Heat grill, remove meat from marinade and place on hot grill. Brush meat with some of the marinade while cooking. Discard any leftover marinade that the meat was in.
You can just use a small amount of the marinade for less meat and put the unused marinade in a jar in the fridge it keeps well.
You can also cook the meat on a griddler, or in a skillet with a little oil. I like to slice up an onion and put it in the skillet if I do it this way the onions turn out wonderful in that marinade.

* You can omit the pepper if you prefer a less spicy version. Or you can add a few shakes of a hot sauce or Tabasco to get the amount of heat you like.

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I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, August 9, 2012

posted by: luckygardnr on 08.09.2012 at 02:37 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Garlic Chicken
Allrecipes.com

Simple to make, just dip and bake! Garlicky goodness in a breaded chicken dish. Yum!

Original Recipe Yield 4 servings
Ingredients

2 teaspoons crushed garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Warm the garlic and olive oil to blend the flavors. In a separate dish, combine the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Dip the chicken breasts in the olive oil and garlic mixture, then into the bread crumb mixture. Place in a shallow baking dish.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until no longer pink and juices run clear.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, August 6, 2012 (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: glenda_al on 08.06.2012 at 12:27 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Ham and cheese baked sandwich

8 slices hearty white bread **I would use multi grain or rye, my preference
1/2 pound sliced deli ham
2 cups shredded extra sharp white Cheddar cheese, divided
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 cups milk
4 eggs
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Place 4 slices of bread in prepared baking dish. Evenly layer ham over bread. Sprinkle 1-1/2 cups cheese over ham and top with remaining bread. Spread butter over top of bread.

3. In a medium bowl, mix together milk, eggs, mustard, chives, salt, and pepper. Evenly pour egg mixture over bread and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let sit 15 minutes.

4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until egg custard is set and bread is golden.

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RE: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - I hate it!! (Follow-Up #21)

posted by: vickishoemaker on 08.05.2012 at 02:50 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

So glad you got the bleedthrough taken care of! For other projects, try using a clear shellac. That way if you distress, you aren't distressing back to a white undercoat! Bleedthrough can also occur with oak, especially which we have a ton of in CA....it just depends on the the piece...and each is different. There is the norm and there are the exceptions. You can achieve a nice smooth modern finish with the Chalk Paint� as well by slightly dipping your brush tips in water before painting...this helps level the paint out as you put it on, and you have a baby butt smooth finish! Hope all this helps!

Here is a link that might be useful: 3 Oaks Studio

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, August 4, 2012 (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: nodakgal on 08.04.2012 at 07:50 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup

Ingredients

2 quarts water
8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon onion powder
5 cubes chicken bouillon
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 (16 ounce) jar chunky salsa
2 (14.5 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes or sub Rotel tomatoes and chilies
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained or frozen
2 (16 ounce) cans chili beans, undrained or black beans,rinsed and drained
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

Directions

In a large pot over medium heat, combine water, chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, onion powder and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 1 hour, or until chicken juices run clear. Remove chicken, reserve broth. Shred chicken.
In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion and garlic in olive oil until slightly browned. Stir in salsa, diced tomatoes, whole tomatoes, tomato soup, chili powder, corn, chili beans, sour cream, shredded chicken and 5 cups broth. Simmer 30 minutes.

**save the sour cream to add at the table, along with shredded cheddar cheese and corn tortilla chips. Want great tortilla chips? Buy a package of fresh corn tortillas. Spray or brush both sides with olive oil, cut each tortilla in half and then julienne them into 1/4" strips. Spread the strips out on a nonstick cookie sheet. If you like, sprinkle with sea salt, chili powder and/or cumin. Bake 5 minutes at 425 degrees and check; sample and bake longer until the chips achieve your desired crispness. The julienned chips are great because they're easy to pick up with a soup spoon. You'll never go back to store-bought chips!
can make in crockpot.freezes well.

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RE: how do you post a photo from the web (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: awm03 on 08.03.2012 at 11:28 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

In Mozilla Firefox, right click the photo, choose "copy image location"
1. type <
2. type img src
3. type =
4. paste the link
5. then close with a >
Probably something similar in other browsers.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, July 27, 2012 (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: houstonmom on 07.27.2012 at 11:06 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Mom's Best Meatloaf
(recipe from allrecipes.com)

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/8 cup cornmeal
1 cup dried bread crumbs * see note below
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup tomato juice
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
1 dash liquid smoke flavoring
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
2 dashes liquid smoke flavoring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, combine the beef, onion, oatmeal, cornmeal, bread crumbs, salt, sugar, egg, tomato juice, water, barbecue sauce, 1/8 teaspoon liquid smoke and vinegar. Mix together thoroughly and place mixture into a lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a separate small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and 2 drops liquid smoke and mix thoroughly. Spread over the top of the meatloaf.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately one hour.

I've made this several times, and it is quite good! In fact, I just had a slice!

The 1 cup of breadcrumbs seem like too much so the 1st time I made this I cut it down. Mistake! It was so moist I could not get it out of the pan in 1 piece.

* Now I use 1/2 cup of Panko breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup of progresso breadcrumbs and the texture is just right!

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RE: my poor Hydrangea (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: denninmi on 07.23.2012 at 11:22 am in Hydrangea Forum

Oil is, well, IMHO, only so-so for scale control. It works if you coat every surface really well, but it's hard to get into nooks and crannies. Oil is the rotary phone of scale treatment in my opinion, basic and functional but hardly up to date. Any scale infestation I ever treated with oil always came back afterwards.

Treat it with the systemic insecticide imadicloprid, found in Bayer Advanced Tree and Shrub. It will completely eliminate the scale in about 2 weeks. This is the "I-phone" of scale treatment.

I don't see any advantage to cutting it back. Just water it really well, it should bounce back yet this year.

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RE: I'll share my recipes, if you share yours, Tues., July 24 (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: jude31 on 07.25.2012 at 10:49 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Jasdip, this information may be helpful.

Substitutes for White Wine Vinegar.... white wine vinegar and red wine vinegar can be used interchangeably. However, cider vinegar and rice vinegar also make excellent choices for substitutes for white wine vinegar. If you dilute it with water, you can even use the stronger white vinegar as a substitute

jude

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RE: I'll share my recipes, if you share yours, Tues., July 24 (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: luckygardnr on 07.24.2012 at 01:06 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Unbelievable Chicken
Original Recipe Yield 6 servings

Ingredients

1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons prepared coarse-ground mustard
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 lime, juiced
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
ground black pepper to taste
6 tablespoons olive oil
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

Directions

In a large glass bowl, mix the cider vinegar, mustard, garlic, lime juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil. Place chicken in the mixture. Cover, and marinate 8 hours, or overnight.
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.

Lightly oil the grill grate. Place chicken on the prepared grill, and cook 6 to 8 minutes per side, until juices run clear. Discard marinade.

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Cheap custom frames - pic included!

posted by: sashasmommy on 07.19.2012 at 11:12 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I've been MIA from this forum for a long time, but I just wanted to pop back in and share my newest find. We bought some prints in Ireland that were not standard frame sizes, so I did a search on Google for the size I needed, and found it through Amazon and sold by Art to Frames.com. I bought them and they were great.

Then I noticed that on the Art to Frames website you can actually build your own custom frames, and get mats cut, too. I had a couple 4x8 greeting cards that I wanted to frame, so I built the frames and mats exactly to my specs on the site: solid wood, black stain on red leaf maple, double matted with plexi-glass plus hardware (not installed) -- 2 frames for $54 including shipping. I thought that was a pretty good deal for a custom frame! Though they did forget to send the plexi-glass, so I emailed them tonight.

Anyway, sorry for rambling, but attached is a pic of the frames, I tried to photoshop it a little so you can see it better since the frame is black. There's a little nick in the wood in one corner, but nothing a sharpie can't fix since it is black.

I'm bouncing up and down, I'm so happy!

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Chalk paint questions... giant hunk of furniture needs un-uglied.

posted by: leafy02 on 06.29.2012 at 09:31 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I have a long 1970's credenza that our TV and CD player stand on in our TV room. It is in great shape and as solid as a piece of furniture can be--it weighs about 27,000 pounds. I like it because it is so solid and because it holds a lot of stuff I don't ever want to look at--like DH's collection of DVDs featuring the likes of Linda
Ronstadt and Tony Orlando and Dawn.

So, it's great, but. . . it has an unattractrive faux walnut (?) finish that was common in the late 70's/early 80's. Plus, it's brown and I am trying to un-brown the room.

I think it would look great painted cream, but there are lots of curves and nooks & crannies involved in the doors, and the idea of sanding the whole behemoth is just overwhelming.

Today I thought about chalk paint. I've read that you don't need to prime--does that mean I wouldn't have to sand this piece, either?

And one more question: I do not want it to have a chippy or sanded/distressed look. Flat, even cream with a wax coating is fine. Is it possible to get a smooth, even layer of color with chalk paint? It seems all the projects I've seen done with it on blogs are supposed to look distressed and that's not the look for this room.

TIA to anyone who can offer advice!

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, May 7, 2012 (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: glenda_al on 05.07.2012 at 12:10 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

I use preseasoned WalMart brand frozen potato wedges and follow the directions below with tossing them in the oil and parmesan cheese.

We love these.

EASY PARMESAN POTATO WEDGES
***********************************
This recipe can also be served with sour cream.
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 teasp paprika
1 teasp garlic powder
1/2 teasp salt
1/4 - 1/2 teasp pepper
4 potatoes unpeeled
1/3 cup vegetable oil

1) Preheat oven to 400F (204C)
2) In plastic bag combine first 5 ingredients.
3) Cut each unpeeled potato into 8 wedges.**** Dip wedges in oil and then shake in cheese mixture.
4) Place wedges on a baking sheet skin side down and bake at 400F (204C) for 30 - 40 minutes.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, May 6, 2012 (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: glenda_al on 05.06.2012 at 11:35 am in Kitchen Table Forum

My tried and true pumpkin bread!

Pumpkin bread
Makes 2 regular loaves or 4 mini.
Temp: 350
Baking time for 2 loaves 50-60 *mine is ready in 50
Mini loaves: 40-45 * mine 40
Ingredients
3 eggs
1 lb can pumpkin
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp salt or less
3/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp cinnamon
optional and I never use: 1/3 cup chopped nuts and 1/2 cup raisins
In large mixing bowl beat eggs, pumpkin, oil, water.
With whisk blend flour, sugar, soda, salt and spices.
Add flour to pumpkin mixture and mix well. I use my mixer. Stir in nuts/raisins if desired.
Bake in TWO 9x5x3 loaf pans that are greased and floured *I use Bakers spray.
When done, cool in pan on a rack, for about 5 minutes, then remove from pan.

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I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, May 3, 2012

posted by: luckygardnr on 05.03.2012 at 12:04 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken
By Chef in Training

The perfect combination of flavors and can be prepped and frozen ahead of time for a meal at a later date!

Ingredients

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. mustard
1/2 cup crushed pineapple with juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 can pineapple chunks

Instructions

Mix all ingredients together

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or stew in slow cooker for 4-6 hours. For the last 20 minutes of cooking time, dump in 1 can pineapple chunks, without the juice. Cook remaining 20 minutes.

Serve over rice.

**FREEZING DIRECTIONS: PLACE CHICKEN IN FREEZER BAG. POUR SAUCE MIXTURE OVER CHICKEN IN BAG. FREEZE.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, March 7, 2012 (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: jasdip on 03.07.2012 at 07:27 am in Kitchen Table Forum

This is something I'm planning on making soon.

CHICKEN SUPREME

Ingredients for 2 people

2 breasts of chicken
2 - 3 cups chicken stock (to cover)
2 sticks of celery - halved
1 medium onion - quartered
1 small bayleaf
2 teasp lemon juice
1/2 teasp lemon zest
1/2 teasp coriander
1/2 teasp thyme
1/4 glass champagne or brandy
salt & pepper

Supreme Sauce:

2 teasp flour
1/4 cup butter
1 cup cream
pepper & salt
1 teasp lemon zest
1/2 lb mushrooms sliced

1. Carefully wash and clean chicken breasts. Poach until tender in stock to which has been added the champagne or brandy, sticks of celery, lemon juice and zest, coriander, thyme, bayleaf, onion and seasoning . This should take about 45 minutes.

2. Meanwhile saute the mushrooms rapidly in part of the butter.

3.. Strain the chicken and keep warm. Now make the sauce:

4. Make white roux with flour and remaining butter and when well cooked but not brown, add the cream stirring all the time. Season with pepper, salt, lemon zest and finally add the mushrooms.

5. Serve chicken on a bed of fluffy mashed potato and cover with the sauce.
Sprinkle a little chopped parsley on top.

(save the poaching liquid for another gravy.)

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Have you used home made chalk paint?

posted by: oceanna on 01.12.2012 at 05:21 am in Home Decorating Forum

Have any of you experimented with home made chalk paint? Can you share photos, formulas, pros and cons, please?

I'm considering doing it on my bedroom furniture - because I want it white, and because I can't move the furniture (have to paint it in place), and because I have read that it doesn't need prep (no sanding/priming? wow!), and it dries fast. Not to mention it's a great cheap way to use up spare paint, or play with paint samples.

But what does it look like in person? Did you put a wax on it and if so what wax? Does it then look shiny? Was that a lot of work? Will it be durable? Or did you polyurethane it?

This is kind of a big scary commitment when I'm looking at 6 huge matched pieces. I mean, once I start I guess I have to finish if I like it or not, and I'm concerned that a sample piece might not give me enough information.

Oh, one more question. Once you've done that and waxed a piece of furniture, could you go over it with latex paint if you didn't like it?

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RE: How can I post something i received on a emal? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: joyfulguy on 01.21.2012 at 02:07 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Highlight the title of the message that appears when you are watching the video, press "Ctrl"and "c" at the same time.

Paste the copied title into the "URL" space that appears when you have your message prepared and have pressed "Preview".

I think.

ole joyful

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this is what to do if i want to post something that came in an email
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I'm in love...

posted by: pps7 on 01.20.2012 at 04:05 pm in Home Decorating Forum

After 4 months, I finally got my navy velvet wing chair:

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

I love it! it's like a jewel in the room.

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RE: Remind me please, replacement parts? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: morz8 on 01.03.2012 at 02:44 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Was it this one?

Here is a link that might be useful: Repairclinic

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I'll Share My Recipe if you Share Yours Jan.3

posted by: jasdip on 01.03.2012 at 07:56 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Here's a handy-dandy sauce to make for dipping.

Add a pinch of cayenne for a little heat and Japanese rice vinegar. Its a great marinade, sauce on rice or baked potatoes.
* Exported from MasterCook *

Thick Sweet and Sour Sauce for Dipping

Categories : Condiment LowCal (Less than 300 cals)
LowerCarbs LowFat (Less than 5%)

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2 cup stock
4 tablespoons white vinegar
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon cornstarch -- mixed with 3 tbsp of water.

1. Mix the cornstarch together with the water until fully dissolved. Set aside.

2. Place the remaining ingredients into a saucepan.

3. Mix together and heat over a medium flame. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly.

4. Once the sauce begins to boil, reduce the heat and add the cornstarch mixture whilst stirring continuously.

5. Continue to simmer for several minutes until the sauce thickens.

6. Serve with deep-fried [favorites] balls in batter.

Makes 1 1/4 cups (20 one-tablespoon servings)

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, December 21, 201 (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: patti43 on 12.21.2011 at 01:27 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Got this recipe today in an e-mail from Pillsbury. I'm going to make it for Christmas morning, but I'll fry my own bacon.

BACON-CHEESE PULL-A-PARTS (Pillsbury)

1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 (16.3-oz.) can Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Refrigerated Original Biscuits
1 (2.1-oz.) pkg. precooked bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 oz. (3/4 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions (4 medium)

Heat oven to 350F. Spray 11x7- or 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat egg and milk with wire whisk until smooth. Separate dough into 8 biscuits; cut each into quarters. Gently stir biscuit pieces into egg mixture to coat evenly. Fold in bacon, cheese and onions. Spoon mixture into sprayed dish; arrange biscuit pieces in single layer. Bake at 350�F. for 23 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares.

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I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, December 21, 2011

posted by: luckygardnr on 12.21.2011 at 02:02 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Prosciutto Pear and Arugula Rolls

This simple-to-assemble roll will definitely become your new go-to appetizer for any party or gathering.

The balsamic glaze adds an elegant finish. Look for balsamic glaze in the oil and vinegar aisle in most supermarkets. You can also make your own balsamic glaze by bringing 1 cup balsamic vinegar and 2 tbsp. sugar or honey to a boil and then reducing until syrupy. Drizzle glaze on salads, cheese, roasted meats or grilled fish.

INGREDIENTS

4 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
5 ounces Gorgonzola, crumbled
16 to 18 thin slices of prosciutto
2 handfuls arugula
1 ripe pear, such as Bartlett, cut into 16 to 18 slices
Handful chopped walnuts, toasted (optional)
Balsamic glaze or aged balsamic vinegar, for drizzling

PREPARATION
Mix together the cream cheese and Gorgonzola.
Top each slice of prosciutto with 1 heaping tsp. of cheese mixture, a few arugula leaves, a slice of pear and chopped walnuts. Roll up. Secure with toothpick, if desired. Drizzle with balsamic glaze just before serving.

Yield: 16 to 18 servings.

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I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, December 6, 2011

posted by: luckygardnr on 12.06.2011 at 02:09 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Saturday Night Vidalia Onions
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Ingredients

4 large Vidalia onions
4 beef bouillon cubes
4 tablespoons butter
Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Prepare a fire in a charcoal grill or preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Trim and slice from the top of each onion, and peel the onion without cutting off the root end. Using a potato peeler, cut a small cone shaped section from the center of the onion. Cut the onion into quarters from the top down, stopping within a 1/2-inch of the root end. Place a bouillon cube in the center of each onion, slip slivers of butter between the sections, and sprinkle with pepper. Wrap each onion in heavy duty foil and place the onions directly onto the hot coals. Cook the onions for 45 minutes turning every so often.

To serve, place each onion in individual bowl because the onions will produce a lot of broth, which tastes like French onion soup.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, November 21, 201 (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: marilyn_sue on 11.21.2011 at 10:05 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Never Fail Cram Sauce

4 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 Teaspoon paprika
1/4 Teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons flour
2 Tablespoons prepared mustard
1 1/2 cups milk

Mix in pan. Add milk and mix in slowly. Stir over low heat until thickened.

Good over cooked cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, chopped spinach or broccoli. If in a casserole, top with crumbs and bake 30 minutes at 375 degrees.

From the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club Country Cookbook

Sue

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours rs, November (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: georgysmom on 11.19.2011 at 07:37 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Corrections to pot pie recipe. I was in too much of a hurry. After browning the mushrooms, remove and add to chicken and veggie bowl. Then make your sauce. When sauce has thickened, add chicken mixture and frozen peas. Pour into 9 x 13 and crumble savory topping on top. Also, bake at 450 (not 350) until crust is golden brown, 12 - 18 min.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, November 15, 201 (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: jasdip on 11.15.2011 at 09:23 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Green Beans with Smoked Paprika and Almonds (Fine Cooking)

3/4 lb. green beans, trimmed and cut on the diagonal into 2-inch lengths (3 cups)
1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots (about 2 medium)
1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1-1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
1/3 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1/4 tsp. hot Spanish smoked paprika

Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Cook the beans in the water until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool. Drain well.

Put the shallots and olive oil in a cold 12-inch skillet and set the pan over medium-high heat. Cook until the shallots begin to turn golden, stirring to break them into rings, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle the sugar over the shallots and stir constantly until they are golden all over, about 45 seconds. Add the almonds, stir well, and immediately add the beans and smoked paprika. Cook, stirring, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and serve.

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RE: Help me locate this rug? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: olychick on 11.11.2011 at 06:29 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Arapaho, from a picture on a webpage, right click on it. Select "copy image location". That will be the url. you can also save a picture to your computer and then select "upload an image"...the browse button will appear and then select the location of the picture on your computer. Hit search and it will find similar or matching images.

Let me know if this isn't clear.

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RE: Ruthanna..could you share a recipe? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: ruthanna on 10.29.2011 at 07:40 pm in Cooking Forum

Jackie, I didn't add the walnuts to the cake in the photo but put some on top of the icing.

APPLE CAKE

4 cup peeled and chopped apples
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp. cinnamon (or 3/4 tsp. cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg)
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts

Mix together apples, raisins, sugar and cinnamon (and nutmeg, if used) in a large bowl and stir thoroughly. Let this mixture sit for one hour, stirring occasionally. Juice will begin to form - do not drain off. Meanwhile, mix together flour, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Grease and flour a 9" X 13" pan.

After the apples have marinated for an hour, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the eggs, oil and vanilla and add to the apple mixture. Stir well, and then add the flour mixture. Mix well with a spoon and then add the nuts. Mix and pour into prepared pan.

Bake for about 45 minutes. Cool on a rack. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.

Notes: I like to substitute chopped dates for the raisins. Walnuts are the traditional nuts for this cake but I have used pecans or more often, omitted the nuts altogether.

CARAMEL ICING

1/4 lb (1 stick) butter
1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk (not the sweetened condensed milk)
Pinch of salt
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan, add the brown sugar, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low for two minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and add the milk and salt. Return to the stove and bring to a full boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and let cool until lukewarm. Gradually beat in the confectioners sugar and vanilla, beating until icing is thick enough to spread.

NOTE: I don't use a mixer for this, just a big spoon.

Yield: enough for a 13 X 9 inch cake or a 2-layer cake. Recipe should be doubled for a 3-layer 8-inch cake.

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Chicken or turkey pot pie

posted by: roselvr on 11.09.2011 at 09:10 am in Cooking Forum

I usually bag left over chicken & turkey; it's easiest if you cut it & measure when you 1st bag it this way you know when you have enough to use for a pie. If I bake a chicken; I will save the pan drippings & add it to the pot pie boil.
1 package (10 oz) frozen mixed veggies (I also add lima beans)
1/3 cup margarine
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 3/4 cups turkey or chicken broth (1 can)
2/3 cups milk
2 1/2 to 3 cups cup up cooked turkey or chicken
pie crust shells - use deep for bottom - regular for top; or you can buy the Pillsbury rolled crust to use for the top

rinse veggies under cold water
heat margarine till melted; then add onion, heating till golden.
remove from heat, add flour, salt, pepper.
Stir in broth & milk, put back on heat.
heat to bubbly, stirring constantly.
Stir in chicken & veggies. I usually let it simmer for an hour or so.

Fill pie crust - & top
Bake in 350 oven until golden brown, about 35-40 minutes

I usually double the recipe to make 2 pies.

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also follow the link that is in this post
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RE: What did I do wrong? (cookies) (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: dawnp on 11.08.2011 at 10:52 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I make Nestles Choc chip cookies just about once a week! They usually do not turn out flat.

If the dough is warm, they will go flat. I put the dough in the refrigerator for a half an hour or so before baking. Also, don't put a second round on a hot cookie sheet. They will also go flat.

I don't think there is anything wrong with the recipe. Just chill that dough!

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I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, October 24, 2011

posted by: luckygardnr on 10.24.2011 at 12:17 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Ricotta & Spinach Stuffed Shells

Serves 6 to 8

1 (12 oz) box jumbo shells

1 egg

16 oz ricotta cheese

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

1/2 tsp black pepper

10 oz chopped fresh spinach (or frozen, thawed and squeezed dry)

2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

1/4 cup bread crumbs

1 jar pasta sauce of choice (I prefer a spicy option like arrabbiata sauce)

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook shells according to package directions, drain and run under cold water. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 375˚F

In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg. Then add ricotta, 1/2cup Parmesan, pepper, spinach, basil and bread crumbs.

In a 9x13-baking dish, spoon 1/2 cup marinara sauce over the bottom.

Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of ricotta mixture into each shell, and then place into the baking dish. Continue until all the ricotta has been used, aligning shells next to each other. Cover with remaining marinara sauce..

Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes until hot and bubbling. Remove foil, sprinkle remaining Parmesan over the top and bake an additional 10 minutes, uncovered.

Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving.

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RE: Blog ettiquette ? - it's relevant - I promise (Follow-Up #29)

posted by: annkathryn on 09.28.2011 at 03:58 am in Home Decorating Forum

Hi everyone, glad to have posted something useful. But as natal said, it's even easier than what I originally posted to do an image search; just right click on any image, select "Copy Link Location", and paste that into the Google image search box.

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RE: What's your favorite today? Post your photos! (Follow-Up #30)

posted by: kitchenkelly on 09.28.2011 at 09:18 am in Home Decorating Forum

My favorite today is my little table that sits on my porch. I spent so much time stripping and painting it white last year. This summer my nieces painted the top and I taught them to stencil. I love the daisies and the little gem stones we added for centers. It was such a fun project to do with them.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, September 18, 20 (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: jasdip on 09.18.2011 at 08:04 am in Kitchen Table Forum

PERFECTLY CRISP OVEN FRIES EVERY TIME

Baked potato wedges tend to have a thick chewy crust instead of a light crispy one. THE FIX: Soak the raw cut up potatoes in hot water for 10 min. then pat dry before seasoning and baking. The water will remove surface starch and sugars that hinder the development of a thin crispy crust.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, September 10, 20 (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: jasdip on 09.10.2011 at 10:13 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Quick Chicken Parmesan (Fine Cooking)

2-1/4 oz. (1/2 cup) unbleached all-purpose flour
Freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs
1-1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
4 thin-sliced boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets (about 14 oz.)
Kosher salt
5 Tbs. olive oil
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (use the small holes on a box grater)
4 oz. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped
One 14.5-oz. can crushed tomatoes (preferably Muir Glen fire-roasted crushed tomatoes)
1/4 cup packed fresh basil, chopped (1/2 oz.)

Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 425F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil and lightly coat the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

Mix the flour and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a wide, shallow dish. In a second wide, shallow dish, lightly beat the eggs with 1 Tbs. water. Put the panko in a third wide, shallow dish.

Season the chicken with salt and coat each piece in the flour, tapping off the excess, then the egg, and then the panko, pressing the panko to help it adhere.

Heat 2 Tbs. of the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in two batches, cook the chicken, flipping once, until the crumbs are golden and the chicken is almost cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes per side, adding 2 Tbs. more oil for the second batch.

Transfer the chicken to the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the chicken with the Parmigiano and then top evenly with the mozzarella. Bake until the cheese is melted and the chicken is cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, wipe the skillet clean and set over medium heat. Pour in the remaining 1 Tbs. oil and then add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until the onion is tender and lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.

Stir in the tomatoes and 1/4 tsp. salt. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve the sauce over the chicken.

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RE: How do I save posts? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: chloecat on 09.04.2011 at 04:48 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Go to File>Save. It will save the entire post and all images on your computer. When you open the file (the .html file) it will pull all the images back in, and you can then print it from your computer.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, September 5, 201 (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: patti43 on 09.05.2011 at 09:48 am in Kitchen Table Forum

MONTEREY SPAGHETTI (Crockpot)

1/4 lb. spaghetti, broken into pieces
1 egg, beaten
1 c. sour cream
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp. crushed garlic
3 c. Monterey Jack cheese, divided
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 can French fried onions (6 oz.), divided

In a large pot with boiling salted water, cook spaghetti until al dente. Drain.
In a large bowl mix together the egg, sour cream, grated Parmesan cheese, and minced garlic. Mix in cooked and drained spaghetti, 2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese, thawed spinach, and half of the French fried onion. Stir contents of slow cooker just until blended. Transfer to a greased slow cooker.

Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high heat for 3 to 4 hours. In last 30 minutes of cooking, turn to high if cooking on low and add remainder of grated Monterey Jack cheese and French fried onion to top of casserole. Serve when cheese is melted.

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I'll Share My Recipe if you Share Yours August 11

posted by: jasdip on 08.11.2011 at 07:37 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Scrambled Pasta (Real Simple)

Any vegetable can be added to this. I think it would taste great with asparagus, zucchini, etc.

1/4 of a 1-pound box of spaghetti (about 2 cups cooked)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
4 whole scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
4 large eggs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
crusty bread for serving

Cook spaghetti according to the package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute the green pepper, scallions, and crushed red pepper (if desired) until tender but not brown, 3 to 4 minutes.

In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the Parmesan and salt; add them to the skillet with the spaghetti and basil. Toss gently over heat until eggs are set.

Serve with grated Parmesan and crusty bread.

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RE: 'Velcro' bedskirt - Do you have or like? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: juneroses on 08.10.2011 at 02:47 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Marthabr: It was easier to get a good picture of my king bed. The only difference between this and the queen is that I also made two panels for the end of the bed. I've flipped up the bed cover so you can see more of the skirt:

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The panels below belong to another project (final ironing yet to be done) but will give you an idea of the pieces for the side of the bed:

Here are 3 side pieces: two larger ones and a smaller underlap piece:

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When you pin each piece to the bedspring, this is how they will overlap:

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You can easily make the area of the underlap larger or smaller so that it all fits the length of your bed. Likewise you can tuck more or less between the mattress and springs so the depth is perfect.

I don't have a footboard on my bed so you can see that there is an underlap piece at the corner and then the larger end of the bed piece is attached.

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How to fix pulled pork

posted by: daylilydayzed on 07.11.2011 at 04:10 pm in Cooking Forum

I am here in Va. with my daughter -in-law and she wants to fix pulled pork for her family when they come in this Thurs.We will all be on the pier on Fri. when the U.S.S Enterprise comes in from its latest deployment cruise. My son is on board the ship. So anyone have a recipe for pulled pork?

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2 of our favourite Muffin Recipes

posted by: jasdip on 07.17.2011 at 02:14 pm in Cooking Forum

I made these yesterday morning before it got too hot to have the oven on. It's a great way to use up sour cream.
Recipe can be easily doubled.

Sour Cream-Pineapple Muffins

1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup butter (soft)
1 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp almond flavouring
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup well-drained, crushed pineapple

Combine sugar, egg, soft butter, sour cream and almond flavouring into a bowl and beat.

Add cream mixture to combined dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Fold in pineapple to mix.

Fill greased muffin tin and bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.

Rhubarb Muffins

2 1/2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 cups diced rhubarb
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp almond flavouring

Mix dry ingredients. Beat egg, add milk, oil and almond.
Pour over dry ingredients. Stir to moisten and fold in rhubarb.

Grease muffin tin, fill with batter and bake at 375 30 minutes.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, July 23, 2011 (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: patti43 on 07.23.2011 at 10:00 am in Kitchen Table Forum

I don't remember where I got this but it's on my "Try" list.

HAM AND PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE

2 cups cooked white rice
1/2 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced or equal amount of garlic powder
vegetable oil
1 cup diced ham
1 Tbs. soy sauce, plus extra to taste
8 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained and reserve juice
2 eggs, beaten
salt and pepper to taste

Cook the onion and garlic in oil in a large skillet till soft. Add the ham, soy sauce, and pineapple juice. Cook for several minutes till the ham is hot. Pour the eggs into the skillet and cook, stirring frequently. Stir in the drained pineapple. Add the cooked rice, stirring to combine. Add additional soy sauce, pineapple juice, salt and pepper to taste.

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RE: Who's still here in 2011 (Follow-Up #38)

posted by: lois on 07.09.2011 at 08:12 pm in Cottage Garden Forum

I live in SE PA, on the edge of the Amish Country, watching Suburbia creep closer every year. In the past, I lived in NY state, Massachusetts, and NJ. I teetered on the gardening edge from my teenage years, then fell head-first into gardening obsession after discovering old garden roses. Since then, I developed additional obsessions involving hydrangeas, Russian tomatoes, and wintersowing.

I am married to a wonderful man who listens patiently to my garden frustrations and discoveries, and eventually learns the name of anything I discuss more than 3 days a week. We have 2 spoiled indoor-only cats that give us lots of affection and entertainment.

I lurk often, post seldom, and I enjoyed the Cottage Garden afternoon teas even though I could only attend during my vacation.

I also think it's very interesting to see the different personalities of each forum, reflecting the people who 'adopt' it. The cottage garden is a great forum, full of kind and knowledgeable people.

You can read more about my gardening adventures here:

Here is a link that might be useful: But Wait, There's More

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, July 18, 2011 (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: jasdip on 07.18.2011 at 10:07 am in Kitchen Table Forum

I made these the other morning before it got real hot. This is our favourite muffin, and can be easily doubled.

Now I have to find something to do with the pineapple juice!

Sour Cream-Pineapple Muffins

1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup butter (soft)
1 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp almond flavouring
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup well-drained, crushed pineapple

Combine sugar, egg, soft butter, sour cream and almond flavouring into a bowl and beat.

Add cream mixture to combined dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Fold in pineapple to mix.

Fill greased muffin tin and bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, July 18, 2011 (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: marilyn_sue on 07.18.2011 at 07:56 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Amish Apple Cake Recipe
Ingredients:
1/2 c. chopped pecans
2-1/2 c. finely chopped apples, such as Granny Smith
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. all purpose flour

HOT CARAMEL SAUCE
1/2 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. evaporated milk

Directions:
In a large bowl, cream the butter. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the egg and beat until well blended. Mix in the soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the flour and stir just until blended. Stir in the apples and nuts. Pour into an oiled 9" round cake pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes until the top springs back when touched lightly with your finger. Serve with Hot Caramel Sauce. In a saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and salt. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and milk. Serve warm sauce over cake. Serves 8.

Sue

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RE: Getting paint out of carpet? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: maire_cate on 07.08.2011 at 01:00 pm in Home Decorating Forum

We had a spot of cream paint left on a green wall to wall. Woolite carpet cleaner didn't do anything. I heard good reviews about Spot Spot - bought it at the grocery store and it removed the paint. It's made by the WD 40 company.

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I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, July 8, 2011

posted by: luckygardnr on 07.08.2011 at 02:48 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Cheesy Artichoke Squares
Allrecipes.com

"'This is a wonderful appetizer. Guests are sure to love the tempting topping on the warm squares, and you will love how easy this recipe is to make with convenient crescent roll dough."

15 servings
Ingredients

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 (8 ounce) container spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
2 (14 ounce) cans water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls

Directions

In a small mixing bowl, beat the mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, artichokes and garlic until blended.

Unroll both tubes of crescent dough into rectangles. Place dough in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; press onto the bottom of pan, sealing seams and perforations. Spread with artichoke mixture. Bake at 375 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Cut into squares; serve warm.

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I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, July 3, 2011

posted by: luckygardnr on 07.03.2011 at 09:24 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Fajita Marinade I
Allrecipes.com

"Delicious fajita marinade made with lime juice, olive oil, and soy sauce, and spiced up with cayenne and black pepper. Makes enough marinade for 2 pounds of meat."

Original Recipe Yield 2 cups
Ingredients

1/4 cup lime juice
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

In a large resealable plastic bag, mix together the lime juice, water, olive oil, garlic, soy sauce, salt, and liquid smoke flavoring. Stir in cayenne and black pepper.

Place desired meat in the marinade, and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight. Cook as desired.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, June 17, 2011 (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: patti43 on 06.17.2011 at 11:13 am in Kitchen Table Forum

This is similar to my peach cobbler. It is a good last minute dessert since it can be put together in the time it takes the oven to preheat.

EASY FRUIT COBBLER (Let�s Dish Blog)

2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
2 cups sliced fresh fruit(or a 12-ounce package of frozen berries)
1 tablespoon sugar (a little more wouldn't hurt)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put butter in an 8 or 9-inch square pan and place in oven. When butter has melted, remove pan from oven. Whisk flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Add milk and stir to form a smooth batter. Pour batter into pan, then scatter fruit over batter. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar. Bake until the batter browns and the fruit bubbles, about 45-50 minutes.

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Blog list from The Enchanted Home

posted by: dlm2000 on 06.17.2011 at 09:21 am in Home Decorating Forum

On the Color Me happy thread, someone asked about decorating blogs to follow and the Enchanted Home blog was mentioned. I just went there for the first time and stumbled into HER blog list. Here's a list to make you dizzy!!! I have No idea about many/most of these, but some are on my current regular read list and others on my occasional list. From the names, I can tell not all are decor related, but that's fine - we need food and clothes, too! Sorry they're not active links but I don't have that much time ;-)

If you have other to add (is that even possible???) please do!

Blogs I Follow ** from the author of The Enchanted Home**
'LUSH'
* Remodelaholic *
10 Rooms
24 Corners
A Casa da V�
a coastal point of view
A Gift Wrapped Life - Gifting Tips, Advice and Inspiration
A Graceful Home
A Page Of Inspiration
A refocused Life
A Town and Country Life
AB HOME INTERIORS
Acanthus and Acorn
Acquired Objects
Ada and Darcy
Ali Bee's Bake Shop
Annechovie
Art by Karena
Beautiful Interiors and 18th Century Style
Beaux Mondes Designs
Belclaire House
Belgian Pearls
BELLE VIVIR
Bijou and Boheme
Birch and Bird Vintage Home Interiors
black tag diaries
Blog Guidebook
Blydesign
Bourbon & Pearls
Brambly
Brigitte Garnier's Lifestyle
Caitlin Creer Interiors
Camp & Sannino
Castles Crowns and Cottages
Casual Loves Elegance
Catherine Nolin Art Studio
charm home
Chattafabulous
CHIC COASTAL LIVING
Chic Coles
Classic Chic Home
classic � casual � home
COCOCOZY
Colour me Happy
Conspicuous Style Interior Design Blog
d reyne's
Department of the Interior
Design Addict Mom
Design Chic
design indulgence
Design Manifest
Design the Journey
Developing Designs
Dovecote Decor
Dreamy Whites
dumbwit * tellher
D�cor de Provence
Ella's Shots
Emily A. Clark
Empress Of The Eye�
escapade
fabulous k creative - the blog
Family "BOND"ing Time
Flip Flops & Pearls
for the love of a house
French Laundry
FROM THE RIGHT BANK
GEORGICA POND
Good Life of Design
greige: interior design ideas and inspiration for the transitional home
H O L I D A Y
hampton hostess
hamptontoes
Hazardous Design
heirloom philosophy
Horse Country Chic
Ideezine
inmyownstyle
Inspiring Interiors
interior design musings
Isabella & Max Rooms
Ispirato Design
katiedid
La Dolce Vita
LA DOLFINA
la petite gallery
La Pouyette
Lacquered Life
Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore
Life in the Fun Lane
Life of a Southern Belle
Lilac and Grey
Limestone & Boxwoods
Little Miss Perfect Planning and Events
Long Island Style
LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE
Maddie G Designs
Miss Janice
Miss Southern Prep
Mod Vintage Life
Moxie Maley
Mrs. French
Muffy Martini
My Dog-Eared Pages
my french country home
My Interior Life
My Kitchen By The Lake
My Sweet Savannah
Nana Diana Takes A Break
Nat's Nest
Nine & Sixteen
No Minimalist Here
North of 25A
o l i v e & a
P is for Party
Period Homes
Pickles and Cheese
Pink Martinis and Pearls
pink wallpaper
Preppy Pink Crocodile
pretty pink tulips
Pure Style Home
Real Preppy
Ren�e Finberg ' TELLS ALL ' in her blog of her Adventures in Design
sadie + stella
SANCTUARY HOME
Sara Baldwin Design
Scrapbook
Seaside Style
Simplified Bee�
Sogni e Sorrisi
Southern Chateau
Southern Hospitality
Splenderosa
staci edwards blog :: (inspired by life)
StoneGable
Strictly Simple Style
Style For Living
STYLEBEAT
Sundresses and Smiles
Sweet Chaos
The Blue Remembered Hills�
The Bottom of the Ironing Basket
The Consummate Hostess
The Devoted Classicist
The Enchanted Home
the entertaining house
THE ESSENCE OF THE GOOD LIFE�
The French Tangerine
The Lettered Cottage
The Life of a Suburban Princess
The Lisa Porter Collection
The Nero Chronicles
The Now
The Paper Mulberry
The Partiologist
The Portuguese Prepster
The Preppy Islander
The Rich Life (on a budget)
The Simply Luxurious Life
The Stories of A to Z
the style saloniste
The Tile Shop: Design by Kirsty
The Well Appointed House by Melissa Hawks
Things That Sparkle
This Photographer's Life (Architecture + Interior Design)
Town and Country Mom
Travelmoon
Twist of Lime
veranda interiors
Verdigris Vie
vignette design
Vintage Mulberry
Vintage Scout
VT Interiors - Library of Inspirational Images
William + Hanieh
Willow Decor
Worlds Away Furniture Company
Worthy Style
www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

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RE: Gel Stain Recommendations (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: beekeeperswife on 06.10.2011 at 05:08 pm in Home Decorating Forum

General Finishes. Hands down million times better than min-wax.

Got some last week to redo the bathroom vanity. Oh my oh my. I'm addicted and looking for more projects. I've got my radar on the kitchen table base, the dresser in my bedroom, the vanity in my master bath and the vanity in the powder room. Easy peasy, does take some time because you have to let it dry between steps.

I painted on the stain, did not wipe it off, just let it dry. you read that right.

practice on the back of something first.

Over on Kitchen Forum there are directions from celticmoon, you can just google for the directions.

and use the General Finishes top coat too.

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and now... the mud room

posted by: azwildcats70 on 06.07.2011 at 02:40 pm in Home Decorating Forum

So far, since moving into our home in February of 2010, we have remodeled our Kitchen, downstairs bath, stairs, deck, painted nearly every room and doing 95% of the work ourselves.
On to the next project, THE MUD ROOM!

Inspiration picture (ignore the ceiling and left wall):

The Befores...

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, June 8, 2011 (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: patti43 on 06.08.2011 at 11:29 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Now this sounds really good!

S'MORES BERRY DECADENT PIE

9 whole graham crackers, finely crushed (about 1-1/2 cups crumbs)
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 butter, melted

3/4 cup JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
1-1/4 cupshot fudge ice cream topping, divided
1 pt. (2 cups) vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
1 pt. (2 cups) fresh berries, sliced if large

Preheat oven to 375�F. Mix graham crumbs, sugar and margarine. Press firmly onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate. Bake 5 to 6 min. or until lightly browned.
Sprinkle crust evenly with marshmallows; place on top oven rack. Bake an additional 3 to 4 min. or until marshmallows are lightly browned. Cool completely. Spread 3/4 cup of the fudge topping over marshmallows; cover with ice cream. Freeze 2 hours or until firm.

Remove from freezer about 5 min. before serving to soften slightly. Arrange berries decoratively over pie, leaving 1/2-inch border of ice cream around edge. Cut pie into 10 slices. Warm remaining 3/4 cup fudge topping. Spoon over pie just before serving. Store any leftover pie in freezer.

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RE: LR Part III: Not paint, but area rugs! Advice please (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: olychick on 05.20.2011 at 05:57 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Here are the instructions originally posted by someone else (sorry I forgot who).
"Go to the website with the photo, put your cursor on the photo and RIGHT click and a box will pop up. LEFT click on VIEW IMAGE INFO A box will appear with the line LOCATION: followed by that photo's location on the web starting with HTTP and ending with JPG.
Copy and paste the location into your post at GardenWeb.
Type in front of it img src=
It will look like this:
img src=http and so on, ending with jpg
Then add carets <> at the beginning and end.
Preview the message and if you don't see the photo, something has gone wrong.

It is complicated to explain, easy to do. It's easier if you print this out and follow the instructions."

With the photos from Overstock, I had to click on them for a larger view before I could right click and get the VIEW IMAGE INFO to appear. And the Ballards weren't jpg photos, but I just copied the "image location" and put the at the end and it worked. (I added an extra space after src before the = in this paragraph or it would have thought I was trying to post a photo here!

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, May 21, 2011 (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: marilyn_sue on 05.21.2011 at 06:34 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Freezer Caramel Pie

2 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker
crusts
6 tablespoons butter
1 (7 ounce) package shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed
milk
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,
softened
1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped
topping, thawed
1 (12 ounce) jar caramel ice cream
topping
Directions:
1. Place butter in a medium skillet and melt over medium heat. Add coconut and pecans, stirring to coat. Saute until coconut and pecans are lightly toasted, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
2. In a large mixing bowl, whip together condensed milk and cream cheese until fluffy. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon 1/4 of cream cheese mixture into each graham cracker crust. Drizzle each with 1/4 of caramel topping. Repeat layers with remaining cream cheese mixture and caramel. Top each pie with coconut and pecan mixture. Freeze overnight.

Sue

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Dinner last night and thanks, TrixieTX!

posted by: patti43 on 05.19.2011 at 09:16 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

Last night I finally had everything to make your recipe for green chili cheese rice, TrixieTx. Man, that stuff is so good it's addictive. I made it just like your recipe except I was trying to make two recipes at once and added the tops of 4 green onions. Figured it wouldn't hurt it. Also left out the salt, since I'd salted the rice while it was cooking.

So thank you, thank you! It will definitely be something I make often. In fact, I tasted it to check if I needed the extra salt and I think it's be great cold and served as a salad. Maybe add some chicken or shrimp. It's so good!!

If you missed it, here's the recipe and I really think you should try it :-) You'll like it!

GREEN CHILI CHEESE AND RICE CASSEROLE (Trixietx@KT)

1 cup long grain rice
2 cups boiling water
1 tsp. salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 (4 oz.) can diced green chiles
1-1/3 cups sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
2 cups Colby Jack cheese, shredded

Cook rice according to directions in water with salt and butter. Combine rice, chiles, sour cream, salt, pepper, garlic, cumin, and 1-1/2 cups of the cheese. Turn into a greased 1-1/2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake, uncovered, for about 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and rice is heated through.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, May 18, 2011 (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: marilyn_sue on 05.18.2011 at 09:03 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
1 (18.25 ounce) box Duncan Hines Spice Deluxe cake mix
2 cups uncooked rolled oats
2 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
2 cups raisins
1 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Drop from a teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until cookies test done with a wooden pick.

Cool on cookie sheet for about 1 minute, then remove to rack to finish cooling.

Sue

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I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, May 15, 2011

posted by: luckygardnr on 05.15.2011 at 12:01 am in Kitchen Table Forum

Chicken Pasta Skillet
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 40 min
Makes: 4

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into small pieces
1 medium green pepper, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1-1/2 cups water
2 cups rotini pasta, uncooked
1 can (680 ml) tomato sauce
1 cup KRAFT Mozzarella Shredded Cheese

SPRAY large fry pan with cooking spray. Add chicken; cook and stir on medium-high heat 5 min. Add green pepper and onion; cook and stir an additional 3 to 5 min. or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.

ADD water. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in pasta, making sure pasta is covered with water; cover. Simmer 15 min. or until pasta is tender.

STIR in sauce. Sprinkle with cheese; cover. Reduce heat to low; continue cooking 5 min. or until cheese is melted and mixture is heated through.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute 1 lb. Italian sausage, crumbled, or lean ground beef instead of chicken or use Kraft 4 Cheese Italiano Shreds instead of mozzarella.

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RE: I'll share my recipe, if you'll share yours, May 11, 2011 (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: sue_va on 05.11.2011 at 03:18 pm in Kitchen Table Forum

And for dessert on this fine sunny day.

MANDARIN ORANGE CAKE

1 box yellow cake mix
4 eggs
½ cup salad oil
1 large can Mandarin oranges, including juice

Mix all together and bake in three 8 inch cake pans at 350° for 15-20 minutes.

ICING
1 12 oz. Cool Whip
1 20 oz. crushed pineapple, well drained
1 5 oz. pkg vanilla instant pudding

Mix all together and spread between layers and on top and sides of cake.

Sue

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Would you share pics of your painted furniture pieces?

posted by: bird_lover6 on 05.01.2011 at 09:00 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I've seen some beautiful work here, but am having trouble finding threads with the photos. I need ideas for colors.

If you have photos, would you please share what paint color you used? Or link to your posts?

Thanks so much!

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RE: Post your pics of DIY valance/curtain (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: sweeby on 04.02.2011 at 01:20 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Here's my shower curtain and cornice:

Photobucket

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