Play With Your Food

Cucumber Facial Mask

July 23, 2015

For years I’ve been making my own body lotions and facial masks. What could be more cooling than crisp, delicious cucumbers? With 95% water content, cucumbers are hydrating and supply rejuvenating benefits for the body, inside and out.

Eyeball Punch

October 23, 2012

Eyeball Punch

Halloween is fast approaching and if you’re having a party and in need of a creepy drink then look no further. 

INGREDIENTS

8 Cups Grape Juice

3 Cinnamon Whole Sticks

1 Tablespoon Whole Cloves

1 Tablespoon Whole Allspice

3 Slices of Fresh Ginger

3 Cups Peeled Green Grapes

3 Bottles Chilled Ginger Ale (12 Ounces Each)

First you will need to peel the grapes by plunging them into boiling water for 20 seconds and then transfer them to ice water.  This will loosen the skins.  Peel the grapes and set aside.  In a large size saucepan combine the grape juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice and fresh ginger.  Cook over a medium heat and bring to a boil.  As soon as you’ve brought to a boil remove from the heat and set aside for 1 hour for the mixture to cool.  Do no put in the fridge just let it sit out on the counter.  Strain out the cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice and ginger.  Throw the spices away.  Pour into a pitcher and chill for two hours or until cold.  When you are ready to serve pour into a punch bowl and add the ginger ale and grapes.  Serve immediately.  Serves 12

Edible Play Dough Recipes

September 1, 2012

Edible Play Dough Recipes

Sometimes it’s just plain fun to play with your food!  If you are looking for a fun activity this Labor Day Weekend to do with your kids how about making Edible Play Dough? 

BASIC PLAY DOUGH

INGREDIENTS

1/3 Cup Margarine

1/3 Cup Light Corn Syrup

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Pound Powdered Sugar

Food Coloring

In a large size mixing bowl mix the margarine with the corn syrup, salt and vanilla.  Add the powdered sugar bit by bit.  If you need less use less and if you need more than use more.  Knead until the color is well blended.  Divide into portions and add the food coloring(s).  Work the food coloring well into each portion.  Store in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator when not using.  Makes 1 batch.

PEANUT BUTTER PLAY DOUGH

INGREDIENTS

1/2 Cup Corn Syrup

3/4 Cup Peanut Butter

1/2 Cup Soft Margarine

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

5 Cups Powdered Sugar

In a large size bowl mix all of the ingredients thoroughly.  Play and Eat.  Make sure everyone’s hands are nice and clean.  Use a piece of waxed paper to work on.  Makes 1 batch.

JELLO-O PLAY DOUGH

INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Flour

1/2 Cup Salt

1 Cup Water

1 TablespoonVegetable  Oil

2 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar

1 (3 1/2 Ounce) Package Unsweetened Jell-O

In a medium size cooking pot combine the flour, salt, water, oil, cream of tartar and package of Jell-O.  Mix well and cook over a medium heat.  Stir constantly until the mixture looks like mashed potatoes.  Remove from the heat and let cool for 15 minutes.  Flour your hands and knead until the mixture is dry.  Make sure that the play dough has cooled completely before storing in an airtight container.  Makes 1 batch.

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