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How Tuesday: Make Chia Seed Pudding

9th July 2013

How Tuesday

One day while drifting through Whole Foods I came across a free sample booth that had a lady handing out what looked like tapioca pudding and going on about all the things you can do with chia seeds. It was reminiscent to Bubba Blue giving that never ending speech on shrimp, in Forest Gump. I couldn’t get her to fess up on how she made this delicious pudding I was trying, so I grabbed a bag of these seeds, headed home, and began experimenting on how to make it. I’ve tried it using all different kinds of milks, sweeteners, and extracts and I think I’ve finally made my favorite one. I’ve illustrated the recipe so that you can make it too!

ingredients

It’s best to leave this mixture in the refrigerator for, like, 12 hours to get the best pudding consistency. Right before serving it, I like to top mine off with a little extra teaspoon of agave.

How Tu-esday: Ham and Gruyère Pop Tarts

8th January 2013

Ok, to their more of a “turn over” than a pop tart, but pop tarts are just such a fun breakfast food that I these deserve that title, anyway!

I was in a bit of a bind when Christmas came out of nowhere this year, and I had offered to contribute a dish to a family full of cooks. Christmas eve is no time to brave the grocery store, so I used some things sandwich essentials I had in the refrigerator, along with some pre-made pie crust that I like to keep in the freezer. With this, I put together with what has now become my new favorite hand held meal!

It was so easy to make, that I didn’t even know how to take photos of the short process, so I drew it out instead!

Some great things about these ham & cheese pop tarts:

  • it takes nearly no time to make, for a ton of people
  • instead of baking them right away, you can freeze the pocket and thaw/ bake it on a later and lazier cooking day
  • you can add lot of things other than just ham and cheese. (examples: mushrooms, peas, bacon, macaroni!!)

To make about 15 of them, you’ll need these things

*You’ll also need a baking sheet and some parchment paper, but I forgot to add that doodle. Ooops!

Now, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and follow the instructions on how to make some pop tarts:

grate the cheese, dice the ham, and roll out the doughCut the dough into rectangles. Pile some ham and cheese in the middle of one rectangle of dough, then stack another rectangle on top of it.Seal the pop tart by pressing along the edges with the tip of a fork.

Separate the yolk from the egg, and lightly brush the egg white on top of the pop tart. (It’ll give it a nice glossy toasted look in the end.)

Place the pop tarts on a parchment lined baking sheet, and put them in a preheated 400 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve them with a little whole grain mustard and pat yourself on the back because you’re totally a baker, now!

How To Make a Fancy Xylophone

19th November 2012

One of my favorite places to look for trinkets, is party stores. They usually have bins full of throw away toys that are usually no more than 3 bucks for the more high end stuff, like a set of three spring formed goggly eye glasses. I recently picked up a little musical instrument and had SO much fun with it. I learned how to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Happy Birthday, and other classic hits. Now that I was playing such sophisticated songs, I figured it was about time for people to take my xylophone a little more seriously, too. Which is why I turned it into a xylocrome! It was super easy! Heres how I did it:

All you need are these things:

How To Make It Snow In The Summer

10th August 2012

As an antsy passenger during a long drive, in a rental car, I decided to pass the time chewing the flavor out of some Fruit Stripes gum. 5 minutes later, the pack was gone. Now, much like being in a room with the Beastie Boys and that one guy from 311, I was left with lots of white wrappers.

This was a perfect opportunity to make snowflakes appear, while it was 100 degrees outside! I cut the wrappers into circles, folded them up, and snipped them into snow!!!

My favorite part of this entire traveling craft project, was tucking the snowflakes into the vanity mirrors. This was, when the next renter could have the surprise of a little winter in the middle of summer!

I think it’ll be fun to pre-make some of these, and sneak them into the visor of friends cars, while its still warm out.

How To Make Eye-phones

26th March 2012

I’ve fallen in love with googly eyes! The perfect amount of black and white, the circles within circles, the way that they let out a slight rattle as they get trashed about, and the fact that give everything more personality once applied!

I’ve gone googly eye crazy lately!

Ive been sticking them on pretty much everything. Including my nails, phone, movies, and even my boyfriend.

Most recently, I took my ugly headphones that had taken a few coats of black spray paint and quite a beating through out the years and covered them in googly eyes! It was super simple. Heres how you can do it!

First, you’ll need the following items:

Also,  you may want to grab a paper plate for the E-600 glue because it tends to just ooze out long after you put it down.

If the surface of your headphones are super smooth, you may want to scratch them up a little but with a piece of sandpaper (a nail file could work too, if you’re a normal person who doesn’t keep construction material around your house). By creating a rougher texture, it’ll create a better surface for things to stick to.

then do the following 4 steps:Just continue doing that until your headphones are completely covered in fun little rattling eyeballs!

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