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Homemade Three tier Cupcake Stand (on a budget)

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

I’ve been searching online for something that would tell me how to make a cute, simple cupcake stand from everyday, household items.  Well, I didn’t find one.  Almost all of the DIY’s that I found used pre-made cardboard stands or expensive Styrofoam cake dummies.  So I had to figure it out on my own.  And […]

Decorater Icing

Monday, July 28th, 2008

1 1/2 cups shortening
1/2 cup water or milk
2 tsp. clear vanilla
2 tsp. almond extract (opt.)
2 pounds Powdered Sugar
Mix together for white icing that looks wonderful on your cake.  Use food coloring paste to create different colors.
Some tips:  Using water instead of milk makes the frosting last longer without spoiling.
4 cups of powdered sugar is about […]

Amazing Cakes

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

A well decorated cake can turn any occasion into a special occasion. I always like to stroll by the bakery counter in the grocery store and look at the creative designs on cakes of all sizes and shapes. The problem is, I don’t like to pay the bakery prices for beautifully decorated cakes. I also […]

Go Ahead, Freeze the Avocados

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Below is the content from a message that was posted in an online Young Women’s group. I love avocados and, of course, any advice on storing food is always welcome. Hope you find these tips helpful for your avocados.
Ever since my husband’s doctor suggested avocados to promote good health, we’ve been on an […]

My Mother’s Pancakes

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

My mother did not use recipes in her daily cooking. She memorized basic rules to cook the things she liked. To make pancakes, she memorized the simple ratios of flour to baking soda and baking powder.
For every cup of flour she taught me to add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and […]

How to Make and Play with Bean Bags (Even if You’re Too Old)

Monday, March 24th, 2008

In 2005, as Katrina refugees flooded into Houston, my in-law’s ward decided to collect toys for the children staying in the Astrodome. My mother-in-law asked for my help assembling items to donate. We tried to think of toys that were versatile and easy to store, something that would entertain the kids and that they could […]

Group Date for Under $10: Frisbee Golf

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Items needed: One Frisbee for each couple, a Frisbee golf course (you can make up your own), and refreshments (opt.)
Frisbee golf is just what it sounds like–golf played with Frisbees. Some public parks have courses set up with starting points, baskets and par posted for each “hole.” However, if you do not live in an […]

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