source: J C
My son, normally a very picky eater, loves beans. Here’s the easiest bean dish I’ve ever made. My hard-to-please son loves it.
1 can chili beans, semi-drained
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
3 soft tortillas
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place one tortilla in the bottom of a pie pan. Spread with 1/3 can of beans and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat with two more layers, ending with cheese.
Place in the oven and bake till the top layer of cheese is completely melted. Do not cover.
The finished pie can be served plain, or with taco toppings: sour cream, additional cheese, salsa, taco sauce and chopped tomatoes and onions.
Note: The tortilla will be too large for the pie pan and will creep up the sides. That’s okay.
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I got this recipe from a neighbor in Baltimore. I’ve made it for years and it comes out delicious each and every time.
1 lb. dried split peas
1/2 cup barley
2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1 carrot, diced
1 onion, diced
1 potato, diced
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 stick butter or margarine
Fill a large pot half full of water and cook over high flame. When boiling, add all ingredients and cook for 20 minutes. At that point, reduce heat and start stirring and checking soup every 5-10 minutes, till done. Add more water if necessary.
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source: Polymer Clay Central
Polymer Clay Jewelry Projects are the most common items made from oven drying clay.
For two main reasons. One, polymer clay can imitate virtually any stone or material, making it extremely versatile. And two, since jewelry is small, polymer clay jewelry projects require very small amounts of expensive clay.
Luckily for us, dozens of designers have gotten to work designing these great projects.
POLYMER CLAY JEWELRY PROJECT VIDEO
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I’ve had a lot of fun updating this page. It was first posted in 2008 and a lot of what was new and stylish then, became outdated over the years. In addition, my own taste has changed over the years, and has become a lot less fussy. So, if you’re looking for a clean and modern aesthetic, you’ll find it here.
Home sewing projects allow you to coordinate your entire decor for just the cost of a yard or two of fabric.
For example, my bathroom in my house in Baltimore had pink, white and black tiles. I searched everywhere for a matching window shade but was unsuccessful. One day, in a burst of genius, I decided to make my own. I used a very retro black and white cotton fabric. The shade came out lovely and I enjoyed compliments from everyone who saw it. Best of all, it only cost about $8.00 and took less than an 1 1/2 hours.
The projects listed below are some of my favorites.
THE DINING ROOM
THE LIVING ROOM
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source: tiny banquet committee
I’m addicted to garlic. Unless you are too, skip this recipe. Garlic Addicts Pasta is my favorite pasta dish, but it is not for the faint of heart!
1 head of garlic (even more if you can stand it!)
5 ounces uncooked pasta
1-2 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt to taste
1-2 pinches red pepper flakes
1/4 cup high quality grated Parmesan cheese
Peel the garlic and slice each clove into 3 or 4 pieces. Do not mince.
Cook the pasta till it’s done, but still firm (el dente). Drain well and mix with butter and salt to taste.
Quickly saute the garlic in the oil until it just starts to turn yellow. Add the red pepper flakes and continue cooking till the garlic is light brown. This should take another minute or less. Remove from the hot burner immediately or the garlic will burn.
Pour the garlic and oil mixture over the hot pasta. Sprinkle with plenty of Parmesan and eat immediately.
If made correctly, this dish is amazingly good.
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source: I Believe I Can Fry
The following, with quite a few changes, is based on a recipe called Greens And Noodles from a wonderful book called Vegetarian Express Lane Cookbook. I changed the recipe to make it a little quicker and a whole lot more garlicky. I think you’ll like it this way. My family does.
1/2 lb pasta, cooked el dente and drained
1 lb. chopped frozen spinach, microwaved and roughly drained
1/4 cup olive oil
5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Stir the butter into the hot pasta.
Saute the garlic in the olive oil. When the garlic starts to turn brown, add the red pepper flakes and cook for another 30-60 seconds. Remove from the heat.
Add the spinach and pasta to the garlic and mix very well. Stir in the Parmesan and salt to taste.
Note: What does roughly drained mean? The spinach should have no visible pools of water but should still be quite moist. If a handful of the cooked spinach was squeezed, one or two tablespoons of water would drip out.
Get your own copy of Vegetarian Express Lane Cookbook: Hassle-Free, Healthful Meals for Really Busy Cooks at Amazon.
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source: Laurel Fan
This side dish is easy enough to serve every day and fancy enough for company.
1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup mix
2 pounds potatoes, quartered
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine one envelope onion soup mix, potatoes and oil in medium bowl. Bake for 40 minutes or till tender and golden brown.
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