Monday, July 29, 2013

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler

1 stick ( 1/2 cup) butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 quarts whole strawberries, capped and washed
4 ounces cream cheese, cut in small pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter and pour into a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together the egg, milk, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour directly over the butter in the baking dish, but do not stir.

Add the strawberries, arranging in a single layer as much as possible. Sprinkle cream cheese pieces over strawberries. Place in preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until top is golden brown and edges are bubbling. (Crust rises up and around the fruit, but fruit will still peek out of top.)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Homemade laudry detergent

Although I'm sure this isn't new, thanks to my friend Chris for sharing this today.

1 cup borax, 1 cup washing soda, 1/4 cup baking soda, 2 bars ivory soap. Use a cheese shredder for the bars of soap. Mix it all up and use 1-2 tablespoons per load depending on how dirty. You can add essential oils for fragrance if you like and if your water isn't great you can add a little oxy clean to the mixture as well. We like the ivory smell. You can use other soaps too. But ivory is cheap. Btw all this stuff is at Walmart and dollar stores in big boxes. I usually double the recipe and store it in a plastic container. It's very concentrated so try 1 tbs first before using 2 .