Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Throw my paint can away??


Harsh chemicals do not belong in landfills, and you can do your part by disposing of them the right way.

picture compliments of Mythtic Paints

First you have to know what is chemical waste~

You should never throw away batteries, paint, wood stain, motor oil, and even oven cleaners are not safe to throw away in the tras can.

Here's a good rule of thumb: When in doubt, don't throw it out!

Instead call your local waste management division and ask for guidelines regarding the disposal of your household chemicals.

Also, make sure to always use non-toxicnon-toxic, ultra low odor paint that doesn't emit VOC’s and cancer-causing toxins that years after drying.

Monday, September 29, 2008

What's For Supper Ya'll? Rosh Hashanah dinner

The Jewish New Year
by Giora Shimoni

Traditional Ashkenazic Rosh Hashanah Menus & Recipes

The origin of Rosh HaShana, the Jewish New Year, is Biblical (Lev. 23:23-25): "a sacred occasion commemorated with loud blasts (of the Shofar, the ram's horn)." In Talmudic times, Rosh HaShana became a celebration of the anniversary of the world's creation and a day of self-examination, repentance and judgment.

How is Rosh Hashanah celebrated?Rosh Hashanah, a two day holiday, is both a solemn and happy occassion. Jews are solemn in their repentance, but happy in their confidence that God is merciful and good. On Rosh Hashanah, Jews listen to the Shofar (ram's horn) blown during lengthy prayer services, eat holiday meals, and refrain from work.
zSB(3,3)After repenting for bad deeds through prayers, they symbolically cast off sins through the Tashlich ceremony.

What are Rosh Hashanah food customs? After the Rosh HaShana prayer service, Jews eat a festive holiday meal. Special Rosh HaShana food customs have developed over the centuries. On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, a piece of apple is dipped into honey in the hopes of a sweet year. On the second day of Rosh HaShana, Jews eat a new fruit not yet eaten in the season so a special blessing (Shehechiyanu) can be recited. Various symbolic foods - such as dates, pomegranates, pumpkin, leeks, beets - are traditionally eaten on the holiday.

Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Hosting a Dinner Party

Hosting a Dinner Party

by Fine Living

We all love attending dinner parties with friends, but being the host or hostess for such a gathering can come with the pressure of meeting your guests' expectations of good food and good times.

Well, there's no need to stress. A few hints and a little forethought can help guarantee that your next dinner party is a big hit with everyone you invite.

Katrina Szish is a style editor at GQ magazine, and a woman who loves to entertain friends. Here she gives us her tips and advice for throwing successful dinner parties at home:

Plan in advance. According to Szish, the most important part of throwing a perfect dinner party is planning ahead. Making decisions and preparations ahead of time will allow you to relax, enjoy yourself and be an attentive host. Planning well in advance and getting invitations out early will also guarantee that fewer of your guests will have made previous commitments.

Written invitations. These days, it's common to invite guests by using a mass e-mail or making a set of phone calls, but Szish prefers the old fashioned way. Hand written, mailed invitations are charming, and will let your friends know that they're in for a special evening.

The menu. The food you serve is of primary importance, and Szish suggests considering a number of factors when planning your dinner menu. First of all, think about your guests, and what foods they might enjoy. Next consider whether the party is formal or relaxed, and about the time of year. A menu for a casual summer dinner, for example, should be considerably different from one for a more formal evening in autumn or winter.

The table. Presentation is as important for the table as it is for the food, and you should consider a theme when laying out and decorating the surface. Whatever the theme, you'll want a table that's beautiful and inviting.

Seating. Finally, Szish suggests you think about a planned seating chart, especially for a formal evening. You can help direct the flow of conversation by choosing who sits next to whom, and place markers will add an exciting element to the dinner by encouraging new friendships, and helping each guest feel like part of the group.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


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~Used cell phones are plentiful! Inform, an independent research organization, issued a study explaining that there are more than 500 million used, out-of-commission, and obsolete cell phones in homes and offices across America.

~If not disposed of properly, cell phones are damaging to our air, soil and water:
One cell phone can pollute up to 132,000 liters of water.

~Cell phones (and other electronic devices) contain toxic substances such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, and beryllium that pollute the air when burned in incinerators and leach into soil and drinking water when buried in landfills.

~Cadmium can damage kidneys when transfered through air and food.

~Lead accumulates in land fills and can cause damage to the central and peripheral nervous systems.

~Mercury gets into our water supply, accumulates in living organisms, and travels up the food chain. The principal exposure pathway is through our food, eventually causing brain damage.

Phoneraiser campaigns are great for our environment because all collected cell phones and ink jet cartridges are either refurbished or disposed of using only the most ecologically sound methods.


Check back next week for more details!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Quick Fixes

Practically everyone has experienced that dreadful moment in the kitchen when a recipe failed and dinner guests have arrived. Perhaps a failed timer, distraction or a missing or mismeasured ingredient is to blame. These handy tips can save the day.

A well stocked pantry provides all the makings for a good meal. With the right ingredients, you can quickly create a variety of satisfying, delicious meals for a family or guests. Keeping these items in stock also means avoiding extra trips to the grocery store, saving you time and money. Although everyones pantry is different, thereare basic items you should you always have. Add other items according to your familys needs. Check this list out:

No matter how well-stocked you keep your pantry, there comes a time when you need an ingredient for a recipe and you just don't have it. Hopefully these substitution are helpful to have on hand.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Girls' Night In: Casserole Swap Night

I found this wonderful article in Recipes.com and thought I would share!

Girls' Night In: Casserole Swap Night

Help friends fill their freezers with this comfort food by hosting a casserole swap.

Freezing make-ahead meals for busy weeknights can be a daunting job, even for the most efficient and organized cooks. Turn this chore into a party by inviting friends over to sample and swap frozen casseroles. Instead of being a dreaded task, cooking and freezing for a casserole party gives everyone's "to-do list" a cool ending.

To make sure there is a wide range of dishes to choose from, assign each guest a different casserole to bring. Each girl will cook two batches of her assigned casserole: one to freeze and swap, and one to enjoy at the party. This way, everyone gets to try each casserole and pick one to take home. You'll have a lot of leftovers, so make sure to have to-go boxes on hand to divide them up among all the guests.

The Party Plan

• Email recipes to everyone at least one week in advance.

• If your countertops are not heatproof, have several trivets available for the hot casseroles.

• Make Bagel Croutons and Caesar Dressing the day before. Toss the salad right before serving.

• Have Crispy Sticks ready for the oven before the girls arrive. Remove casseroles from the oven, and bake the breadsticks before serving.

• Ask each girl to bring a serving spoon.

The Food

Luckily, casserole swaps are one of the easiest parties to host! Toss a green salad, warm up some bread, and you're ready to go. For a quick and easy appetizer, pick up some bagel chips and olive tapenade at the market. Thanks to a parade of casseroles marching through the door, there's no need to prepare a full meal.

Before the girls arrive, set the oven to "low" or "warm" so that the casseroles will all stay piping hot. With each guest bringing a frozen casserole too, you might want to clear out some freezer space as well. Also, ask the girls to bring a recipe card, complete with reheating instructions.

For even more casserole ideas, browse these recipe collections:10 Tastiest Main Dish Casseroles10 Casseroles Under 300 CaloriesCozy Holiday Casseroles

The ExtrasDesign, download, and print personalized recipe cards for the party.

If a casserole swap isn't your thing, check out how our Senior Foods Editor, Anne Cain, cooked casseroles for a cause. Rebecca Lang is a well-known cooking instructor, author, and food writer. She teaches Girls' Night In classes around the country and lives in Athens, Georgia.

September 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Tailgating - Diva Style!

It's football season and while I certainly get excited about pulling for my favorite Georgia Bulldogs, what gets me equally excited is creating fun and delicious appetizers to please the crowd!

I always start with my favorite tablecloth and silver serveware! (You heard me right, silver!)

A true southern tailgate takes great pride in its food, but also, of course, how it is presented.

So dust off your linens, polish your silver, think about your presentation, then try some of these treats:

Spicy - Sweet Deviled Eggs

Makes 10 to 12 servings

1 dozen hard-cooked eggs, peeled
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons mango chutney
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Kosher salt to taste
Garnish: sliced fresh chives

Cut eggs in half lengthwise; carefully remove yolks. Mash yolks; stir in mayonnaise, chutney, and red pepper until blended. Spoon yolk mixture evenly into egg white halves. Sprinkle evenly with desired amount of salt. Garnish, if desired. Chill until ready to serve.

Honey Barbecue Chicken

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Vegetable cooking spray
6 bone-in chicken breasts
8 chicken drumsticks
Honey Barbecue Sauce

Coat food grate with cooking spray; place on grill over medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Place chicken on grate, and grill, covered, 5 to 10 minutes on each side. Reduce heat to low (under 300°); grill, covered, 40 to 50 minutes for breasts and 30 to 40 minutes for drumsticks or until done. Brush with 1 cup Honey Barbecue Sauce during last 10 minutes of grilling. Serve with remaining 1 cup sauce.

Southern Living, SEPTEMBER 2004

Monday, September 15, 2008

What's For Supper Ya'll? Blintzes!

It has always been a tradition in my family to make blintzes! When I was a kid, my mom and grandma taught me how to make them and at an early age I became the blintze expert.

While you can certainly eat these for breakfast, we make them for dinner and have salmon or tuna to go with them.

You can top them with preserves and sour cream - delicious!
Here's a recipe for you to try:


1 cup all-purpose flour3/4 cup milk1/2 cup water or soda water3 eggs3 tablespoons oil or melted butter1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound cream cheese2 egg yolks3-4 tablespoons sugar1 tablespoon grated lemon peel1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 cup raisinsextra-virgin olive oil (or other vegetable oil) for frying
1) Mix batter ingredients until smooth and creamy.
2) Lightly coat a 6" or 8" frying pan (preferably non-stick) with oil. Heat.
3) Pour a small amount of batter (about 2 tablespoons) into pan. Swirl around until even. Heat.
4) When sides begin to curl away, turn over and lightly fry blintz on other side for a few seconds only. Put onto a plate.
5) Repeat until all batter is used up.
6) Mix filling ingredients together. Put 2-3 teaspoons in each blintz (depending upon size), turn in sides and roll up like an envelope.
7) Before serving: Fry prepared blintzes very carefully in butter or spread melted butter on top and heat in oven.

SUGGESTIONS: Serve either with sour cream and powdered sugar, maple syrup, or chocolate syrup.
Submitted by: N. Eileen DesAutels

Friday, September 12, 2008


And I don't mean spend money! As the holidays are (dare I say) quickly approaching, it's time to start thinking about our table decor. You may have the most elegant china on earth, but you haven't done it justice if you don't showcase it with the perfect charger!

Chargers come in all different varieties and colors, making it easy to dress up your table with perfect panache! You can't go wrong with the silver baroque style charger - it's a classic. Really accents your silverware too!

Then, you have the more simple, white scalloped charger. Goes with just about everything.

You can do a wood charger, a brass charger, a patterned charger, a floral charger, your possibilities are endless.

For charger ideas, check out Horchow's selection. I usually start there for ideas, then hunt elsewhere for a bargain!

Enjoy! and charge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Lindsay Templeton

Lindsay Templeton Fundraiser~

Hi all, Our young friend, Lindsay Templeton (age 3), was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. She and her family live in Statesville. I have details on benefits/fund raisers and wanted to pass the info along. The vendor fair that Doodlebug's had scheduled on September 19th is now a "Benefit for Lindsay". Many vendors have agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds to the family and/or a product to a silent auction. All silent auction proceeds will go to help the family as well. 2 of the vendors who have been gracious enough to offer portions of their proceeds are Baby Crazy (Heather Morgan) http://www.babycrazy.com/ Storytime with Felts (Lois Graham) http://www.storytimefelts.com/ Take a look at their websites (don't order from the website - just use it as reference). Its a great place to start your Christmas shopping or birthday shopping. As long as you order on the 19th, part of your order will go to help Lindsay and her family. If you want to order and can't make it that night, let me know and we'll work something out. I also have a book for Baby Crazy and some sample toys in the store if you want to stop by for a look. Both representatives will be at the vendor fair/benefit. So make sure to come out. I'll pass more info along as I can. Thanks for all of your support.

Container Gardening

You could say I have a green thumb when it comes to growing plants/flowers. In the past I have always planted in the ground around the house. Since moving from California to North Carolina I have figured out that the red clay really doesn't jive with my normal philosophy of dig a hole, toss a seed in or a potted plant from a home improvement store or a nursery in town, and water it. It takes alot more care and time that I can not get out of a normal day. Container gardens are great for that small space you have on a patio or if you live in a condo or townhouse.

So, I started looking into container gardening. There are so many ideas I would of never thought of. A pair of old boots, a pitcher that I got at a rummage sale or an old cookie jar that never has cookies in it anymore.

I read through this site and found it very helpful http://www.containergardeningtips.com/

This site also helps with great tips to getting your garden growing

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Recycle your cell phone!

Keep your old cell phones and other electronics out of landfills by recycling them with your town of designated recylcer!

  • Tip: Cell phones contain mercury and lead that could present a hazard to you and your immediate environment over time.

Most cell phone retailers, as well as private companies, will buy or recycle your old cell phones. You can also donate your old phones to various nonprofit organizations.

Electronics equipment should also be recycled or donated. Check with http://earth911.org/ to find a recycling center or donation location near you!

Together, we can make a difference!

Monday, September 8, 2008

What's For Supper Ya'll? The Traditional Tea Sandwich

So your girlfriends are coming over for an informal get together and you want to serve supper, but not something that will break your bank or your back, what should you make?

The Traditional Tea Sandwich!
They're delicious, easy, inexpensive and fun!
Here's a few recipes to try:
Deviled Egg Sandwiches

Ingredients: 3/4 cup soft butter or cream cheese; 20 slices bread of your choice; 4 or 5 hardboiled eggs; 8 ounces canned sardines in oil, oil reserved; 2 tablespoons mayonnaise; 2 teaspoons mustard; 1 tablespoon lemon juice; 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste.
Directions: Spread 1 side of each slice of bread with butter or cream cheese. Place all the remaining ingredients except reserved oil in a food processor. Whirl until a spread is formed, adding reserved oil and/or mayonnaise to bring it to spreading consistency. Spread the mixture evenly over 10 slices of bread, top with the other 10, remove the crusts and cut into tea sandwiches. Makes 40 quarters or 30 fingers.

Seafood Tea Sandwich Recipe

Shrimp, crab, or lobster may be used in this tea sandwich recipe, or any combination thereof.
Ingredients: 3/4 cup soft butter or cream cheese; 1/4 cup finely chopped chives; 20 slices bread of your choice; 2 cups finely chopped crab, shrimp or lobster; 1/2 cup mayonnaise; 1 tablespoon lemon juice; 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish (optional); Salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Combine the butter and chives and spread the mixture onto 1 side of each slice of bread. Mix the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl, then evenly spread the mixture over 10 of the bread slices. Top with the other 10 slices, remove the crusts, and cut. Makes 40 quarters or 30 fingers.
Smoked Salmon Sandwiches
Ingredients: 1 cup soft cream cheese; 20 slices bread, your choice; 1/2 cup capers; 12 ounces thin-sliced smoked salmon; Juice of 1 lemon; Black pepper
Directions: Spread the cream cheese on 1 side of each slice of bread. Dot with capers. Arrange the smoked salmon on 10 of the bread slices and brush with lemon juice. Pepper generously. Top with the other 10 slices, remove the crusts and cut. Makes 40 tea sandwiches or 30 fingers.
Cucumber Tea Sandwich Recipe

Cucumber sandwiches are still the quintessential tea sandwich recipe. No tea party recipe page would be complete without them.
Ingredients: 1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced very thinly; Salt; 3/4 cup soft butter; 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic; 20 slices bread; 1 tablespoon lemon juice; 1 tablespoon olive oil; Pepper to taste
Directions: Lightly salt the cucumber slices and place them in a colander to drain for 1 to 2 hours. Then combine the butter and garlic and apply to 1 side of each slice of bread. In a small bowl, stir together the lemon juice, olive oil, and pepper. Add the cucumber slices, coating them well. Arrange the cucumber on 10 of the bread slices, top with the other 10 slices, remove the crusts, and quarter. Serve immediately. Makes 40 tea sandwiches.
Variation: Tomato Tea Sandwich Recipe
Prepare as above, substituting about 2 pounds of seeded, thinly sliced tomatoes for the cucumber. You do not need to drain them as you would the cucumber slices. These can be messy, though, so it's best to arrange the tomato slices so that each slice touches a portion of the outer spread to keep the filling from slipping.
(Recipes courtesy of greatrecipes.com)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Gourmet Club

Growing up, my parents had a monthly "Gourmet Club" meeting. Simply, it was dinner with their friends where they incorporated an international cuisine theme. They would rotate their meetings from home to home each month with the hosts preparing the main course and the guests bringing the appetizers, side dishes and dessert.

Now, here's the cool part, they dressed up authentic to the international theme for the evening. For example, if they did Japanese food, each of them would dress in a formal Japanese dress, kimono and all!

As a kid, I remember my parents getting all dressed up representative of a foreign country and preparing uniquely delicious foods.

Start your own gourmet club and see where it takes you! Here are some theme dinner ideas:
Chinese Night

Sample Menu:

Appetizers -

Spring Rolls

Sweet and Pungent Meatballs

Oriental Pork Potstickers

Main Courses -

Cashew Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Chinese Pepper Steak

Desserts -

Honey Apples

Chinese Sponge Cake

Melon Shells Filled with Fruit

Mediterranean Night

Sample Menu:



Moroccan Carrot Dip

Saganaki (Flaming Cheese)

Main Courses:

Greek Style Lasagne
Basque Barbeque Leg of Lamb


Italian Chocolate Cookies

Thursday, September 4, 2008



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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Great things come in small containers

I enjoy using linen water when guests stay over night. I love the aroma you get when you turn turn down the bed. Upscale shops are selling bottles of lavender linen water at very high prices. I just add to the laundry rinse water or spritz on sheets or curtains to refresh them.

Mix 100 drops (5 ml) of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of
peppermint essential oilhttp://www.faeriesfinest.com/essential-oils.html with ¼ cup vodka. (Use the good stuff. You can buy 50 ml "nip" bottle of high test at the liquor store. It will be enough.) Stir into 3 cups of distilled, spring or well water. It will turn cloudy, but it won't stain cloth. Store in a glass container and shake before using. Add a quarter cup to rinse water with your bed linens for a comforting scent that will soothe you to sleep.
Here's a highly effective cleaner for floors, appliances, porcelain, dishes and hands. It has a clean fresh scent, won't peel the skin from your hands and is mildly bug proofing. Just remember you can't use it on windows.
This makes a fancy gift for any occasion; purchase a pretty bottle add a sprig of lavender and tie ribbon with directions for use.

I thought I would share this great tip my grandmother told me. She always said" If your house smelled clean it probably was!" What smells cleaner and fresher then eucalyptus and mint? It sounds like a lot of work but my grandmothers house always smelled wonderful.

Disinfecting Soft Soap for Kitchen and Bath
Use this mild yet effective soap for dishes, floors, stoves, refrigerators, sinks, and hands. The eucalyptus and mint are disinfectants and provide a fresh scent. Any areas washed with this soap will be inhospitable to crawling insects and flies.
5 cups grated castile soap http://www.aworldofplenty.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=AWP&Category_Code=CSFlakes
6 cups hot peppermint tea, made with 6 tablespoons fresh peppermint or with 6 to 12 tea bags
1/2 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon borax
1 teaspoon eucalyptus essential oil http://www.aworldofplenty.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=AWP&Category_Code=Euc80-85
Place the soap in a 3-quart stainless steel saucepan and stir in the tea. Simmer for 15 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in the baking soda, borax, and eucalyptus oil. Store in a labeled plastic jug or squirt bottle. Shake before using. Use full strength for tough cleaning jobs or dilute 3 tablespoons in a quart of water for general cleaning.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Did you know that 25% of people do not recycle?? That is crazy....and much in part to do with laziness and not knowing what to recycle.

Fact: If you recycle 1 aluminum can you can save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours! Imagine what your cans, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, glass jars and newspapers could do!

Before you throw that glass jar or toy in the trash, ask yourself..."Can this be recycled?"
Consult your local sanitation or public works department for specific recycling guidelines or visit http://earth911.org and plug in your zip code.

Different things to consider for recycling~

Paper: newspaper, phone books, magazines, junk mail and computer paper

Cardboard: cereal and shoe boxes, cardboard packaging, toilet paper/paper towel tubes

Aluminum: cans, clean aluminum foil

Glass: bottles, jars, condiment and spice containers

Plastics: soda, water bottles, milk jugs and all things labeled a 1 or 2 on the bottom

Be part of the solution, not part of the problem!

~Together we can make a difference~

Monday, September 1, 2008

What's For Supper Ya'll? Labor Day Fun!

Summer is winding down, but that doesn't mean we can't do another backyard bbq (weather permitting!) The celebration of Labor Day is a celebration of all the hard work you do year round; therefore, as a true diva, let your man cook! : )
So as to not completely leave the challenge up to him, here are a few recipe ideas he may like to try on the grill:
Okay, so he works hard all year too, so now it's your turn to give him a treat. Try these dessert recipes:
We, at The Divas In The Kitchen, wish all of you a Happy Labor Day. Enjoy a day of rest and relaxation - you deserve it!

Easy Chicken Pasta

Easy Chicken Pasta

What's For Supper Ya'll?

White Beans, Pasta and Chicken
8 ounces dried cavatappi, fusilli, rotini, ditaloni, or other short pasta tubes
1 15- to 19-ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken broth
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
12 ounces cooked chicken, shredded
1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley sprigs (optional - I usually skip it)
Olive oil (optional - but I recommend at least a little for moisture)
1. In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions; drain well and set aside.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine 3/4 cup of the beans and the chicken broth. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Place bean puree in pan used for cooking the pasta; bring to boiling. Return pasta to pan.
3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook garlic in 1 tablespoon hot olive oil for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook for 1 minute. Add the remaining beans, shredded chicken, snipped parsley, pepper and salt. Heat through.
4. Add the tomato mixture to hot pasta; toss to cost. Top with parsley sprigs and additional olive oil. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.
Posted by Stacy Nelson, Easy Dinner Recipes.blogspot.com

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