Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ice Dyed Galaxy Sneakers



Last summer I bought a cheap ($8) pair of sneakers to dye. I had tried ice dying a few tshirts and wanted to try a pair of shoes.

Wet shoes throughly.
Rub Vaseline on the rubber sides of your shoes. If you skip this step, the white rubber sides will absorb the dye.


Make an ice dam around your shoes to hold the ice in.
Cover shoes with lots and lots of ice.
Sprinkle powder dye over shoes.
Let ice melt overnight.



Rinse shoes well with cold water.

Wash and dry shoes.











Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Chili Mac

Chili Mac
serves 8

1lb ground turkey
½ cup chopped onion
2 jars (24oz) tomato sauce
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons italian seasonings
1 box (1lb) elbow pasta
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Brown turkey in large pot over medium heat
Stir to break up meat
Add onions and cook 10 minutes longer
Drain drippings from pot
Add tomato sauce and seasonings
Simmer on low for 20 minutes

Cook pasta in boiling water for 10 minutes
Drain pasta
Add pasta to meat mixture and simmer for another 10 minutes or so

Serve with shredded cheddar cheese


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Rug Redo

My daughter was tired of the rug in her room.


I wanted to change the color to blue for our family room. I didn't use color remover first because I didn't feel it needed it. I used Rit DyeMore in Sapphire Blue. Unfortunately it wasn't as dark as I liked.



I asked Rit for help. They suggested using Graphite to darken the Sapphire Blue. I made a new dye bath with Graphite and Blue Sapphire. We all love the way it came out


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole
serves 8

1lb ground turkey
½ cup chopped onion
½ cup chopped green pepper
1 package (20-24oz) frozen southern style hash brown potatoes
10 large eggs
1 cup fat-free milk
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Brown turkey in large skillet over medium heat
Stir to break up meat
Add onions and cook 10 minutes longer
Drain drippings from skillet
Stir in peppers
Coat slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray
Place 1/3 of potatoes in crock-pot
Top with ½ of turkey mixture
Repeat layers
Spread remaining 1/3 potatoes evenly on top
Whisk eggs, milk, salt, pepper in medium bowl
Pour evenly over potatoes
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours
Turn off slow cooker
Sprinkle on cheese and let stand 10 minutes or until cheese is melted


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes about 100 cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1¼ cups peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (or 12oz pkg) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350
Combine flour, baking soda, salt in a bowl and set aside
Beat butter, peanut butter, sugars, vanilla until creamy
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one
Gradually beat in flour mixture
Stir in chips

Drop by teaspoon onto baking sheet
Bake 7-9 minutes or until firm
Cool on backing sheets for a few minutes
Remove to wire racks to cool completely



Saturday, December 17, 2016

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes about 100 cookies

3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup & 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
¼ cup hot water
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (or 12oz pkg) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350
Combine flour, baking cocoa, baking soda, salt in a bowl and set aside
Dissolve coffee in water and set aside
Beat butter, sugars, vanilla until creamy
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one
Add coffee mixture
Gradually beat in flour mixture
Stir in chips

Drop by teaspoon onto baking sheet
Bake 10-12 minutes or until firm
Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes
Remove to wire racks to cool completely


Monday, November 14, 2016

Trail Mix Cookies

Trail Mix Cookies
makes about 65 cookies

1¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
½ cup unsulfured molasses
½ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups (or 12oz pkg) chocolate chips
1½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup cranraisins
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350
Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt in a bowl and set aside
Beat butter, molasses, sugar, until creamy
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one
Gradually beat in flour mixture
Stir in chips, oats, cranraisins, walnuts

Drop by teaspoon onto baking sheet
Bake 11-13 minutes or until firm
Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes
Remove to wire racks to cool completely