Archive for January 13, 2010

Go Diego Jeans

Here are some jeans I painted for one of my nephews. I used an old pair of jeans and fabric paints. They came out very cute, the problem is I kept the pants long enough now I do not think they will fit.

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Stay Fresh Apple Slices

My kids eat a lot of fruit and I make sure to always have fruit cut for easy consumption when they have friends over. Not only does fruit make a healthy snack but if you buy in season it is inexpensive. I use “Fruit Fresh”to keep my apples from turning brown. You can find this in most grocery store where canning supplies are kept. It is not MSG it uses vitamin C and citric acid to prevent the fruit form browning. I add 1 TBS to a bowl of water than I chop about 6 apples into slices and dunk them in the water for about a minute than drain and store in a bowl in the fridge. These apples will stay good for 2-3 days and are great for packing in lunches or taking to your kids games when you have snack duty. A $5 bottle will make about 20 bowls of fruit far les costly then the pre-sliced fruit in the store.

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Cinnamon Pull-Apart Muffins

This recipe is really beyond being budget friendly it is just plain cheap.

I use two roll of the refrigerated biscuit dough and a small bowl of cinnamon sugar.

Spray your muffin tins with oil then sprinkle a small amount of the cinnamon sugar in the bottom of the muffin cups. Cut each biscuit into quarters and toss in the cinnamon sugar and coat than drop 6 to 8 pieces in each muffin cup. Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes.

If you want you can glaze with a mix of 1 cup powder sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk. I prefer mine unglazed.

Marc and I have made these as a holiday treat in the past. We rolled the biscuits flat and cut them with a small seasonal cookie cutter such as a leaf or heart. Once cut the biscuits were coated with cinnamon sugar than layed out on a cookie sheet overlapping to form a wreath.

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