This will make enough for 8 hot dogs. Can't wait to try these this summer.
You need 1/2 cup yellow mustard 8 toasted hot dog buns 1 large ripe tomato cut into thin half moons 1 small cucumber peeled and sliced into thin half moons 8 hot dogs grilled to taste Celery salt to taste 1/3 cup pickle relish 4 dill pickle spears,halved
For each serving,spread 2 teaspoons mustard over toasted bun. Arrange tomatoes down one side of the bun and cucumbers down the other side.Add hot dog and sprinkle with celery salt. Top each with 1 teaspoon mustard,2 teaspoons relish and a piece of pickle
Wall Organizer--A plate rack with vertical dividers,a shelf, and a row of hooks provide flexibility for storing scrapbook paper,stickers, photo files, completed pages, unfinished work, and other inspiration. Use the dividers to file magazine, folders, and notepads, too. Label each divider so items are easy to find.
Coat rack Storage --Look for underutilized spaces with strong storage potential,such as bare walls. A simple coat rack provides versatile crafts storage for children or adults, especially when hung over a two seater table
Pin Up Boards--A pair of small cork boards provides a pretty place to hang scrapbook ready mementos ,crafts to do idea,or supply lists. Stack three cake stands for tiered crafts storage. Anything you get off the counter instantly expands your available work surface.
Hanging Craft Organizer-- A shallow hanging cupboard provides plenty of storage for small items, such as crafts supplies. Hang one cupboard or a pair wherever more put away space is needed. Add finials to the top to corral wrapping paper .
Here's a few more ideas for Mother's Day!! What a Dish- Turn children's drawings into decorative plates. Scan the art and print onto water transfer paper,available at crafts stores. Trim as closely as you can around the printed image,then place the paper in water until the decal slips easily from the backing. Position the decal on the plate and smooth out wrinkles and bubbles. When it's dry, seal the artwork with spray varnish. Mom will cherish them forever
Pretty Pansy Tray --Give Mom a vintage looking service tray lined in pansy motifs
Make color photocopies of vintage or new floral motif cards,then trim them and arrange on an antique finish serving tray. Keeping the arrangement , use thick white crafts glue to attach the copies in place Let dry
Arrange and glue on dried,pressed pansies and ferns where desired Let dry. Thin glue with water;coat decoupaged areas of tray
Pretty Pencil Holder-- Floral motifs cut from decorative papers beautify this set of pencils and holder-a perfect gift for Mom to take to the office or crafting station
Ceramic toothbrush holder/scissors/craft glue/paintbrush/glass paint/decorative paper with flower pattern
Wash dry holder. Choose a solid color paint that will coordinate with the decorative papers
Using scissors,cut out flowers or other printed images from scraps of pretty paper and attach to the holder with thick white crafts glue.
Cut decorative paper to cover each pencil,allowing a slight overlap. Glue the paper around each pencil
Dip the handle of a paintbrush into similar color of glass paint and dot the center of each flower. Place dots in groups of three between the flowers
This sounds yummy, especially for vegetarians that are looking for something different
8 sliced rustic wheat bread 1/2 of an 8oz pkg peeled fresh whole baby carrots halved lengthwise 1 8 oz pkg button mushrooms halved 4 cloves garlic chopped 1 small red onion cut in thin wedges 2 tbsp olive oil 4 oz soft goat cheese fresh basil (optional)
Preheat broiler Place bread on baking sheet;set aside
In skillet cook carrots,mushrooms,garlic, and onion in hot olive oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until vegetables just begin to brown. Add 2 tablespoons water;cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender,stirring once. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Meanwhile for cheese toast, lightly toast bread 3 inches from broiler heat for 1 -2 minutes Spread goat cheese on one side of each slice. Broil 3 inches from heat for 1-2 minutes, until cheese is softened
On plates,top cheese toast with vegetables. Drizzle with additional olive oil,sprinkle with fresh basil
Makes 6-8 servings. A nice change from the traditional pizza sauce
1 unbaked pizza crust,frozen bread dough crust or Italian bread shell crust 1/3 cup Alfredo sauce 8-10 fresh spinach leaves 1 cup fresh mushrooms slices 1 small tomato thinly slices 4 canned marinated artichoke hearts slices 1 1 /2 teaspoons snipped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried 1 1 /2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
Spread unbaked pizza crust with Alfredo sauce. Arrange spinach leaves over sauce;sprinkle mushrooms. Arrange tomato slices and artichoke hearts over mushrooms. Sprinkle oregano and cheese Bake as directed or until cheese is bubbly around edges
Transform reusable bamboo utensils with a few strokes of model paint, which can withstandhand washing To create stripes, tape off the areas you don't want painted using painters tape;then paint,let dry and ring the picnic bell
You can purchase bamboo flatware thrutotallybamboo.com
I have an update on Jennifer!!! Mommy and baby are doing great !! Jennifer had an appointment this morning and the doctor said she is right on schedule in every way. Due date is still the same,Patty !!! She starts seeing the doctor every 2 weeks. It's getting closer !!! Can't wait for this baby,Jennifer is working very hard getting his room ready,and Grandma is sewing like crazy.
My family loves Mexican pizza's, so I thought maybe your family would love this.
1 lb ground beef 3/4 cup water 1- 4oz green chile's peppers drained 2 tablespoons taco seasoning 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 tablespoon cornmeal 1- 13.8 oz refrigerated pizza dough 1- 15 oz can pinto beans rinsed and drained 1 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey jack cheese 1 cup shredded lettuce 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion Taco sauce optional
Brown ground beef and drain and add water ,chile peppers and taco seasoning mix and chili powder. Bring to boiling reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until most of the liquid is gone
Preheat oven to 400 Grease a baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal Unroll pizza dough onto the sheet Bake for 5 minutes
In a bowl mash pinto beans with a fork, spread over partially baked dough. Spoon meat mixture over beans Bake uncovered for 10 minutes until crust is golden brown. Sprinkle cheese and bake for 1-2 minutes until melted. Top with lettuce, tomato and green onions
A parfait twist on a favorite treat. Something the younger children can make for Mom to go along with the gift
You need Graham crackers/jar hot fudge/bag mini marshmallows/8 oz cream cheese/cool whip/ Hershey's bar for garnish
First crush graham crackers into crumbs. Then mix cream cheese and tub of cool whip , mix until smooth. Put about 1 tablespoon into the bottom of you dish. Then top your crumbs with some mini marshmallows. Then top that with about 1 tablespoon of hot fudge topping Then top that with some of your cream cheese mixture. And then repeat the process until your parfait dish is full . Top with whipped cream and garnish with the Hershey bar and graham crackers
Here's a cute idea for the little one's to make for a Mother's Day gift. They could make a couple little ones for a shelf decoration and a larger one to be used on Mom's desk as a paperweight. Ladybug's are usually red, let the children pick the color they wish.
Smooth,round or oval rocks washed and dried Craft paint Wiggle eyes Permanent marker Sealer White craft glue
How to Completely wash and dry all the rocks. Paint the rocks in desired color and allow to dry. Apply a second or third coat of paint if needed
Paint the head using black paint . There is no pattern needed, simply paint about 1/4 of the rock black
Use a marker to draw a straight line down the center of the rock,starting at the center of the base of the head
Use the other end of the paint brush or an eraser, to make the dots Once the paint is dry spray the rock with sealer Let dry Then attach the wiggle eyes and let dry
Last but not least, sometimes all it takes is a crafty storage method to breathe new life into your button collection. Store buttons by color in a vintage spice rack to create a pretty and practical storage display
Pluck pretty pink buttons from your stash and wire them together to make a pretty bouquet. Look for round flat buttons in varying sizes that you can easily stack. Wrap the wire ends together with florist's tape,and plant them in a decorated jar for the final touch
String button Toppers- To make pen and pencil button toppers,string wire through stacks of various colors and sizes of buttons. Twist to create spacers between the stacks and secure the ends. Tie felt ribbon around the wire. Wrap the writing utensils and wire ends together with floral tape to attach
Ok, here is the ultimate Mother's Day dinner. This recipe is easy enough for a beginner cook and will sure to impress everyone with the appealing taste of the lobster
4- 6 ounce fresh or frozen lobster tails 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 clove garlic minced 1 /4 cup butter Clarified butter
Thaw lobster if frozen. Preheat broiler. Butterfly the lobster tails by cutting through the center of the hard top shells and meat Spread the halves of tails apart. Place lobster tails, meat side up,on the unheated rack of a broiler pan
In a skillet cook garlic, orange peel and chili powder in butter over medium heat for about 30 seconds or until garlic is tender Brush mixture over lobster meat
Broil 4 inches from heat for 12-14 minutes or until lobster meat is opaque. Serve with clarified butter
A Mother's Day Candle -- Turn ordinary candles into shining stars with family photos and embellishments. Print photos or digital designs onto tissue paper and cut out the images. Wrap the candles with the tissue paper and keep it in place with straight pins. A heat gun will melt the wax until it saturates and coats the tissue paper. Embed a brad in the candle to secure the flowers
Cd Case Picture Frame --Combine a picture frame and custom music mix into one inexpensive gift.Cut a piece of decorative card stock the width of the jewel case and twice its length;fold in half. On the front,attach a favorite photo layered on one or two "mats" Slip the photo card into the jewel case with the fold on the outside, and use the back flap to hold the case open as a frame
Wrapped Up Vase -- Dress up a plain vase with grosgrain ribbon. Hot glue one end of the ribbon at the bottom,wrap it around the vase in evenly overlapping layers, and glue the other end at the top . Add ribbon tie and pin on a tag. After the flowers fade,the vase makes a cute pencil cup
Blooming Bows-- Lush living "bow" top gift boxes with sweet spring attitude. Slip the stem of a ruffly rose or peony through the top of a woven box or a slit cut in a paper box, and into a floral water pick hidden inside the box
Here are a few more idea's for Mother's Day. I think these are adorable
Garden Party-- What a better gift for a gardening Mom than pretty tools for the labor and a hint at its lush rewards? Gather a riot of poppies,wrap a pair of garden gloves around the stems,and tie with twine. Tie on a hand tool to finish the package
Boxes this nice won't be hidden in a closet or desk drawer. Take two coordinating papers and wrap the boxes and lids.Find a favorite photo and put it in a small metal frame from a scrap booking store. Glue the frame on the side of the box,then give it to Mom on Mother's Day. After the big day,she can use the boxes to store photos and mementos
Unsightly sticks and flags look like trespassers in your herbs. Instead, make tags that appear as though they belong in your landscape. Find several flat, smooth stones, and label each one with the name of a plant using alphabet stamps and dye based permanent ink, both available at craft stores. Then nestle each stone near its corresponding plant
Make strawberry shortcakes even better !! Make the shortcakes rich and chocolaty.
1 qt fresh strawberries sliced 1/2 cup sugar 2 cups Bisquick mix 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa 2 tablespoons sugar 2/3 cup milk 2 tablespoons butter melted 1/3 cup chocolate chips 1 1 /2 cup whipped topping
In a bowl toss strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar to coat and let stand 1 hour
Heat oven to 375 Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Mix Bisquick mix,cocoa,2 tablespoons sugar,milk and butter until soft dough forms Stir in chocolate chips Drop dough by about 1/3 cupfuls onto cookie sheet
Bake 12-15 minutes or until tops of shortcakes appear dry and cracked Cool 15 minutes. Using serrated knife,split warm shortcakes. Fill and top with strawberries and whipped topping
Flowers and candlelight are nothing new,but together they create tabletop decorations fit for relaxed summer entertaining. Place votive candles in tall glass vessels,and attach a flower outside each,trimming the stem to fit and tying with raffia that matches the flower. Set each display in a saucer of water to keep the flowers fresh
To create this illuminating centerpiece, place a glass vase inside another that is slightly larger(secure them with floral adhesive),and then pour tinted water in between them. Pillar candles are best for this project;not only are they pretty,but their weight will further anchor the interior vase. For added light play,make a series of these centerpieces in different shades of the sane hue.
Some little guys we know don't like leaving their cars at home. Now they don't have to. Thanks to the miracle of Velcro,favorite vehicles can hitch a ride on kids' backpack straps, where they are both cool looking and available for action
You need: 4 or more strips of heavy duty adhesive Velcro sized to fit your cars/4 or more Hot Wheels or other small cars
Measure and cut fastener strips for the cars' undersides. If the undersides are fairly flat,simply cut out strips that fit between the two sets of wheels. For uneven undersides, cut out separate, smaller strips of fastener to fit the flat areas. Press the adhesive firmly into place
Measure and cut fastener strips for the backpack straps,making sure they're long and wide enough to hold your cars.Press the strips firmly onto the straps. Let the adhesive set for several hours, at least,before attaching cars
Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows make this incentive pie into a classic dessert or snacking treat.
Crust 1 1 /3 cups graham cracker crumbs /1.3 cup granulated sugar/5 tablespoons butter melted
Filling 5 ounces dark chocolate chopped /1/2 cup milk/2 tablespoons butter cut into pieces/pinch of salt/1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Topping 18 large fresh marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 Mix crackers,sugar,and melted butter until blended Transfer to 9 inch pie pan and lightly press onto the bottom of the pan. Back 12-15 minutes
Place chocolate in bowl.Heat milk and butter until melted. Pour the milk mixture over the chocolate. Let stand and then stir until chocolate is melted Stir in salt and vanilla and blend.Pour into the crust and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight
Heat the broiler to low. Cut each marshmallow in half and arrange the halves ,cut side down, to cover the top of the pie. Place pie about 6 inches from the broiler element until marshmallow are toasted Serve when marshmallows are still warm
You and your child can send clouds of tiny bubbles skyward with this quick trick
You need: drinking straws/tape/dish washing liquid/light corn syrup or glycerin
Instead of a traditional bubble wand, use a number of drinking straws bound together with a few pieces of tape
Dip one end of the bundle into a shallow dish of bubble solution( 1 cup water and 1/3 cup Dawn or Joy dish washing liquid and 2 tablespoons of light corn syrup or glycerin), then blow through the straws, being careful not to let the solution run down the straws to your mouth
The cluster of straws will produce scores of diminutive bubbles
Serve up bite size twice baked potatoes for an easy and unique dish
2 pounds red new potatoes halved
1 tablespoon olive oil
Course salt and ground pepper
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup snipped fresh chives
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each potato half so they rest flat. In a rimmed baking sheet, toss with oil;season with salt a pepper , and arrange bottom side down, Bake until tender, 30-35 minutes Let cool on sheet
When cool enough , scoop out about a teaspoon from the center of each potato into a bowl. Add sour cream and chives and mash;season with salt and pepper. Stuff potatoes with filling
Bake potatoes at 450 until lightly browned about 15 minutes Garnish with additional chives