Sunday, September 2, 2012

Homemade Soap Bottle

Adding simple and colorful homemade items to your house is a great way to decorate the home you might have always wanted- inviting and friendly. Here's one of those effortless items you can add to your home; you can even choose the exact color you might want to go with it! The craft is simple: homemade soap bottles. All you will need is an Atlas Mason jar with a two piece screw-on lid (the type where there's a circle piece that fits on the tips of the Mason jar and a screw-on piece that goes over the circle piece), your choice color paint (you will be painting the Mason jar lid), paint brush, old magazines or newspapers (so paint doesn't get on the tabletop or whatever you are working on), hammer, nail, scissors (you might not need scissors, but you might want to have them just in case) and a soap bottle top. Now just follow the steps to make your soap bottle:

1. Lay down the old magazines or newspapers on your crafting surface. Paint the circle piece and the screw-on piece of the lid with the color you desire on top of the old newspapers or magazines.

2. Let the paint dry; put both pieces of the lid on the Mason jar and use the hammer to nail a hole big enough for the soap bottle top to fit through in the middle of the lid. While you are nailing a hole big enough, you might need the scissors to pull back some of the metal that is only attached by the edge of of the hole you are making. This is hard to explain, so you might want to use the picture below.
                                              Nailing a hole                  Using scissors to bend the metal
                                                                                 down from the hole made with the nail

3. Place the soap bottle top through the hole, hot-gluing it to the Mason jar lid.

4. Unscrew the lid from the jar and fill the jar with hand soap. For extra decorations, you could put a ribbon around the lid when you screw it back on. Now you have completed your Homemade soap bottle!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Delicious Apple Tuna Snack

Here's a treat that can't be beat... It's really sweet! Great for parties, snacks and even lunch!

Prep time: About 20-30 minuets

Large pan (Big enough to hold a regular size box of Rotini Noodles)
Large spoon
Large bowl

2 apples (Any kind... Macintosh or any red apple will do best)
Large can of Tuna (It does not matter what brand)
Regular size box of Rotini Noodles
About a cup and a half of Mayo


1. Boil all Rotini Noodles.
2. While noodles are boiling, cut up both apples into fruit cup size pieces.
3. Mix together apple pieces and can of tuna together in large bowl.
4. After noodles are ready and drained, add them to the bowl of apple and tuna.
5. Add Mayo to the bowl, and mix. Eye out the Mayo, not putting too much or too little, until all the mixture of noodles, apples and tuna are covered with a thick, white texture.
6. Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate until cold.
7. Now you have the perfect delightful treat for you and your family!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Chocolate Crescents

Here is one of my favorite recipes that are super simple to make, and a delightful treat for your family!

Makes: 7-8 crescents     Make and Bake time: about 17-20 minuets

1 small can of Pillsbury Crescent (Reduced Fat)
Nutella Ferrero (Hazelnut Spread with Skim Milk and Cocoa)
1 Cup powdered sugar

Small sifter
2 tablespoons
Small pan/cookie sheet

Note: DO NOT throw away the Pillsbury Crescent can. You will need the instructions on back.

How to make it:

1. Heat oven to the temperature on back of Pillsbury Crescent can.
2. Roll out Pillsbury Crescents on greased cookie sheet.
3. Get a heaping tablespoon full of Nutella, using the other tablespoon to wipe it off onto a crescent.
4. Roll up the crescent, using the instructions on the back of the Pillsbury Crescent can.
5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all crescents have been rolled up.
6. Bake for the amount of time on the back of Pillsbury Crescent can.
7. Once taken out of the oven, sift powdered sugar onto the crescents.
8. Time to call the family and eat these delicate and delightful treats! Great to serve with milk!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

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Fortune Cookies

I got this recipe out of GoodHouseKeeping Cookies Favorite Recipes for Bar, Drop, Rolled & Shaped Cookies. Today I made Fortune Cookies (page 120) which everyone loved! These fortune cookies might not turn out right the first time, and they are much more soft than a regular fortune cookie. Here is the recipe:
Active time: 45 minuets      Bake time: 4 minuets per batch    
Makes: 6-14 cookies, depending on how small you want your fortune cookies to be
2 Tablespoons butter (do NOT use margarine)
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 large egg white
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch salt
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
6-14 strips of paper (3" by 1/2" each) with fortunes*
1. Preheat oven to 375* F. Grease 2 small cookie sheets.
2. In 1-quart saucepan, heat butter over low heat until melted. Remove saucepan from heat. With wire whisk, beat in confectioners' sugar, egg white, vanilla and salt until well blended. Beat in flour until batter is is smooth.
3. Drop 1 heaping teaspoon batter onto cookie sheet. Repeat with another teaspoon batter, at least 4 inches away from the first. With small metal spatula or back of spoon, spread batter evenly to form two 3-inch rounds.
4. Bake until cookies are lightly golden, about 4 minuets. Loosen both cookies with metal spatula. Working with 1 cookie at a time, place a fortune across center of hot cookie. Fold one cookie in half, forming a semicircle, and press edges together. Quickly fold semicircle over edge of small bowl to create a fortune-cookie shape. Repeat with remaining cookie. Let shaped cookies cool completely on wire rack. 
5. Repeat with remaining batter and strips of fortune paper to make 6-14 cookies in all, cooling cookie sheets between batches and regreasing sheets as necessary. 
*Here is a fun idea that is much better than writing fortunes. Instead, you could right some short Bible verses or Bible verse references on the pieces of paper! 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Fun Photoes

Here is something that will keep you and your family intertained during Christmas time! Get out your camera and turn the flash off. Make sure where ever you are that it's completely dark, with only a few Christmas lights that are lit. Then hold the camera up to the lights and move your camera up and down, sideways or any way you want really fast at the same time you take the picture. You should get a picture like this (above)!
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Homemade Brownies

These are the easiest, quickest homemade brownies you could ever make!
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
6 tbs. coco
2 eggs
2/3 cup self rising flour
How to make it:
Put butter in a medium pan. Bring to a boil at medium high. When butter is boiling, stir in the sugar and coco. Turn the stove off and stir in the eggs and flour. Stir in well until you have  gooey, dark liquid type stuff. Pour into a greased 8x8 pan. Put in oven at 350 degrees for 23-25 minuets. You can also make Brownie muffins using the same recipe, but instead of using a pan, use a muffin pan that will make 12 Brownie muffins.