Monday, October 26, 2009

What's Cookin'?

There have been a few requests for the Chicken Salad recipe from the "Back to School" sack lunches. The truth is that I didn't really follow a recipe, but here is the gist of what I threw together (add/adjust to taste).

CHICKEN SALAD (for sandwiches)
Mandi Moss
Canned chicken meat
Diced celery
Sliced grapes
Craisins (dried cranberries)
Sliced almonds
Garlic Salt
Optional: Cream cheese (I added a small amount that I had on hand, would have added more)

Mix together, keep chilled. Serve on bread, rolls or croissants (extra yummy!)

Domestic Diva Tip #7

Here's some help for Halloween mishaps this weekend:

Clean chocolate off costumes
Scrape i off, then rinse with cold water and rub with heavy-duty liquid detergent. Wash with detergent and all-fabric bleach.

Get gum out of kids' hair
Coat hair with peanut butter or petroleum jelly and slide gum out.

Remove candy stuck on rug
Pry o as much as you can with a spoon or blunt knife, then soak spot with a cloth saturated in a solution of 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar and 1 quart cool water. Rinse with cool water and blot dry. (Spot test if you're concerned the fabric may bleed or fade.)

Clean makeup and face paint off clothes
Rub stain gently with heavy-duty liquid detergent and wash with bleach (if safe for fabric.)

P.S. Remember NO Domestic Diva class this Tuesday.
The schedule has been reformatted to hold classes only on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

What's Cookin'?


Debbie Fraedrich

1 lg. bag frozen Southern-style potatoes OR

8-10 medium cooked and diced potatoes

1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup

8 oz. sour cream

3/4 cup milk

1 lb. diced ham

1/2 c. grated cheese

1/2 stick butter or margarine (optional)

Sesame seeds (optional)

Prepare and set aside potatoes. Melt margarine in skillet or pan. Add soup and milk. Stir

till smooth sauce. Put potatoes in large bowl. Pour cheese sauce over top. Mix well. Add

ham and mix well. Pour into sprayed or greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle top with sesame

seeds. Cover with foil before baking at 350 for 30-45 min. Remove foil last 5-10 minutes.

Domestic Diva Tip #6

Are you living in CHAOS?
(Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)
Do you feel overwhelmed, overextended, and overdrawn?
Hopeless and you don't know where to start?

Learn to take "baby steps" to get rid of the clutter
and CHAOS in your life.
Check out and learn how to FLY (Finally Love Yourself).

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Tomato Bisque soup

A few people asked me for the tomato bisque soup recipe from craft day. It's actually fairly easy.

2 cans of Campbell's tomato soup
2 regular size (8oz maybe) evaporated milk (you can use 2 cups cream too but evap. milk makes it creamy and is less fattening I use it in all my soups that call for cream to make them lower fat. You can get evap. milk in skim FYI)

1 or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes (I usually use Italian stewed, but any work)

1 cup fat free sour cream

about 1 cup fresh chopped basil or 2-3 tablespoons of dried basil do it to taste

for a little extra flavor you can throw in a slice or two of chopped bacon, maybe not a good idea if your going for low fat though.

put it all together stir and heat.

Hope you enjoy it!


What's Cookin'?

POPPY SEED BREAD w/ Orange Glaze

Mandi Moss

3 c flour

1 1/2 t salt

1 1/2 t baking soda

2 1/2 c sugar

1 1/2 c milk

3 eggs

1 c oil

1 1/2 T poppy seed

1 1/2 t vanilla

1 1/2 t almond extract

Mix together and beat 2 minutes. Pour into 3 greased and floured bread pans. Bake at

350ยบ for 45 min.


3/4 c powdered sugar

1/2 c orange juice

1/2 t almond extract

1/2 t vanilla extract

1/4 c melted butter

Mix, heat on low, and pour over bread hot out of oven. Let cool in pans.

Domestic Diva Tip #5

Traveling and no iron available?
I have two solutions that I have used. One idea is to lift one side of your bed mattress and lay your clothing item crease-free on the box spring. Gently lower the mattress, (you may need help from your room buddy); in the morning lift the mattress and your item should have less wrinkles. Another idea is to pack a curling iron and use the heated iron to run over your clothing... test an area to make sure the heat will not hurt the fabric.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What's Cookin'?


Jean Olsen

1 cup mandarin oranges, drained

1 cup crushed pineapple, drained

1 cup shredded coconut

1 cup miniature marshmallows

1 cup sour cream

Mix all together and chill 24 hours. Nuts may be added.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Meet & Eat

Don't Forget:
Meet & Eat
Quattro's Pizza
Tuesday, October 6
6:00 pm

Here are a few shots to show you what fun we had last month at Tres Hombres.
Come bond with the sisters of the ward
...and bring a friend!
[You are responsible for purchasing your own meal.]

What's Cookin'?


Becky Matuszewich

3 ripe tomatoes

2 medium onions

2 cans pitted black olives

2 – 4oz cans chopped green chilies

8 Tbsp cooking oil

1/4 cup vinegar

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp salt

Chop tomatoes, onions, and black olives.

Mix all ingredients together and chill 1 hour.

Serve with corn chips.

Domestic Diva Tip #4

Make Your Bathroom Sparkle
Remove mold from grout by wiping it down with white vinegar!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

What's Cookin'?

Parmesan Chicken

Hilda Jenkins

6 Chicken breasts

2 Eggs, beaten

1 Cup bread crumbs

10 Oz. grated Mozzarella cheese

1/2 Cup parmesan cheese

16 oz. bottle of Ragu sauce

Dip chicken in egg, roll in crumbs.

Brown on both sides. Place in 9x13 pan.

Pour Ragu sauce over chicken.

Mozzarella cheese over chicken.

Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top

Bake at 350 deg. uncovered 40 min.