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Homemade Stove Top Stuffing Recipe

Looking for some tasty stuffing without having to stuff a turkey or getting it out of a box?  Here’s an easy recipe to try.

What You Will Need:

The Spices You Will Need:

–   ½ tsp of ground sage

–   ½ tsp of dried sage

–   ½ tsp of poultry seasoning

–   1 tsp of instant chicken bouillon

–   1 Tbsp dried chopped celery

–   2 tsp of dried parsley leaves

–   1/8 tsp pepper

–   2 tsp dried minced onion

    The Contents For The Stuffing You Will Need:

–   3 Tbsp of butter or margarine

–   1 ¼ cups of water

–   4 cups of dried ½” bread cubes

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Mix all the spices together.

2.    In a saucepan, mix the water, butter and spices together.

3.   Slowly bring to a boil on medium heat.

4.   After the contents have been brought to a boil, let simmer for about five minutes.  Then stir in the bread cubes and let cook for about two minutes or until the liquid is absorbed but make sure to continually stir while you’re doing this.

5.  Finally, let it stand for about five minutes before serving.

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Kids Crafts — DIY Play Dough Recipe

Looking for some ideas of what to do with your children during the summer?  Why not make some play dough.  I’ve never met any child that doesn’t love this project.  Best of all, it only takes 15 minutes and the ingredients are things that you’ll have in your kitchen.

What You Will Need:

–  2 cups flour
–  1 cup salt
–  1½ tablespoons cream of tartar
–  2 cups water
–  2 tablespoons olive oil
–  Food colouring

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Put all ingredients, one at a time, into a large pot.

2.  Mix all of the ingredients together on the stove, over medium heat.

3.  The ingredients will begin to form but keep stirring or the contents won’t mix properly and could possibly burn.  You will know what the play dough is ready when the contents start to clump together and shed from the sides of your pot.  When this does occur, take away from the heat.

4.  Take a handful of flour on a dry surface and place the dough there so it can cool for 3-5 minutes.

5.  Begin to knead the dough and while doing so, add a few drops of food colouring.  (I would recommend just adding 1-2 drops at first and then slowly add more until you get your desired colour).

6.  Finally, you should be done.  When the play dough is not in use, place in the fridge, in a sealed tight container or Ziploc bag, where is should last about a week.

Cauliflower Gratin Recipe

 

 

 

I’m always looking for different ideas when it comes to making interesting side dishes.  Here’s a recipe that has a great combination of delicious ingredients:

 

What You Will Need:

For the Cauliflower and Sauce:

–   1 tsp salt

–   1 small head cauliflower – cut into florets

–   2 Tbsp butter

–   2 Tbsp flour

–   1 1/2 cups milk

–   1 1/2 tsp prepared horseradish

–   1 tsp Dijon mustard

–   1/8 tsp nutmeg

–   3/4 cup grated Gruyere

 

For the Topping:

–   8 crushed Ritz crackers

–   1/2 cup panko or corn flake crumbs

–   1 Tbsp butter

–   1/4 cup grated Gruyere

 

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 450°F.

2.   In a saucepan, bring roughly 6 cups of water to a boil.  Add 1/2 tsp of salt and the cauliflower.  Let the cauliflower simmer until just tender which will take about 5 minutes.  Drain the cauliflower and rinse it under cold water.

3.   Melt the butter over in a large saucepan.  Whisk in the flour.  Slowly add the milk and bring contents of pan to a boil while continuing to whisk until thicken.

4.   Remove the sauce from the heat and whisk in the horseradish, mustard, 1/2 tsp salt and the nutmeg.  Slowly stir in the cheese, followed by the cauliflower.  Pour the mixture into a casserole dish.

5.   To make the topping, combine the crushed crackers and panko in a bowl.  Melt the butter and stir it into the mixture.

6.   Sprinkle the ounce of cheese over the cauliflower, then top with the crumb mixture.  Bake for about 15 minutes or until it bubbles and becomes golden.

 

Enjoy!

 

Pumpkin Pie Shake Recipe

 

Here is a mouthwatering shake idea that isn’t loaded with all the extra unnecessary items.
What You Will Need:
– 2 cups of softened vanilla ice cream
– 1 cup of milk
– 2/3 cup of canned pumpkin
– 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
– 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
– thawed whipped topping
What You Will Need to do:
In your blender, combine all the ingredients (except for the whipped topping) together and mix until completely smooth. Pour into a glass, place desired amount of whipped topping on top and enjoy!

 

Korean Beef Skewers Recipe

 

 
Make this authentic dish at home much easier than you’d ever anticipate.
What You Will Need:
– 2 Tbsp soy sauce
– 2 Tbsp honey
– 1 Tbsp minced gingerroot
– 1 minced clove garlic
– 1 lb. beef flank steak
– 2 tsp hot chili sauce
– 1 tsp sesame seed
– 1 thinly sliced green onion
– 1/4 cup + 3 Tbsp Kraft Asian Sesame Dressing (I use this particular sauce as it seems that it is the easiest to get my hands on)
What You Will Need to do:
 
1. In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, honey, ginger root, garlic and sesame dressing together.
2. Cut the steak across the grain into roughly ¼” thick pieces.
3. Coat the steak pieces with the mixture from step 1. Let this marinate for at least 30 minutes; however, the longer you let marinate the better this recipe seems to taste.
4. Remove meat from marinade, place the meat on skewers and then place on a baking sheet.
5. Set your oven to broil and broil for 5-6 minutes.
6. While you’re waiting, mix the chili sauce and remaining dressing together which can be brushed on the meat right before you’re ready to serve. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and onions and enjoy!

 

Salsa Roll Ups Recipe

I love these little snacks and the combination of ingredients in this recipe makes for a perfect treat.
What You Will Need:
– 125g (1/2 a package) of softened cream cheese
– 3 Tbsp of salsa
– 2 spinach tortillas (or I find the tomato tortilla tastes good with this recipe too)
– 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese
– 1/2 tsp of chili powder
What You Will Need to do:
1. Blend the cream cheese and salsa together. Once blended, spread onto the tortillas.
2. Distribute the rest of the ingredients on top of the salsa mixture.
3. Tightly roll together and cut into 8-10 slices per tortilla.
Enjoy!

 

DIY / Frugal Tip ~ Ease a Headache with Lavender

 

Try massaging a little bit of lavender oil to each temple, when you have a headache for pain relief.

 

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