Friday, July 15, 2011

Hickory Barbecue Sauce

1 (20 oz.) bottle ketchup
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. onion powder
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Store in refrigerator. Use on anything you want a barbecue flavor. Makes 3 1/2 cups.

Baking Powder

2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda

Mix together and use immediately. If you want to mix ahead of time, add 1 tsp. cornstarch and store no longer than one month.

Italian Seasoning

1/4 cup dried basil
2 Tbsp. dried marjoram
2 Tbsp. dried oregano
2 Tbsp. dried coriander
2 Tbsp. dried thyme
2 Tbsp. dried rosemary
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. sugar

Combine all the ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dark place for up to 3 months.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp.nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. cloves

Mix well. Makes 1 teaspoon. Use in any recipe calling for pumpkin pie spice.

Homemade Shake and Bake

4 cups flour
4 cups soda crackers, crushed
4 Tbsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
3 Tbsp. paprika
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Mix well and store indefinitely in the refrigerator in a covered container. Moisten the chicken pieces with milk or water. Pour about 2 cups mixture, or more if needed, into a plastic bag. Place chicken pieces, one at a time, in the bag and shake until evenly coated. Bake coated chicken pieces in a greased shallow pan at 350 for 45-60 minutes. Discard plastic bag with unused coating. DO NOT reuse extra coating that has come into contact with raw chicken!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"Silly Putty" for kids!

"Silly Putty"

1 Tbsp. Borax
1 Tbsp. Water
1 Tbsp. of White glue

Mix Borax &Water together well. Then add white glue and mix well. Best mixing with your fingers. You also can add food coloring in the glue if you like a color silly putty.

This is so much fun making with my grandsons. Going to use this for Vacation Bible School crafts for the kids. Oh what fun we are going to have.