Like many of you, I LOVE loose leaf tea. However, I'm always looking for cute and creative solutions to use my tea. These D.I.Y. tea bags are super cute. I think they would make amazing gifts! Here's how you can make your own... 2
Supplies needed: Coffee filters, Scissors, Sewing machine, Loose tea leaves, Stapler, Embroidery thread, Paper for tags (construction paper, old book pages, etc.), Optional: Spices (pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, ground ginger, etc.) 3
Step 1 - Cut two coffee filters into a rectangle. I typically just cut off the ridged part. 4
Step 2 - Stitch the filters together on three sides, leaving one of the smaller sides open. 5
Step 3 - Fill the teabag with the loose tea leaves. I use anywhere from 1 to 2 teaspoons, depending on the size of the bag and how strong you like your tea. (You can also add about 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite spices. Pumpkin spice is one of my favorites!) 6
Step 4 - Stitch the top of the tea bag closed. All four sides should be stitched now!
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Growing up in a bi - lingual household, I learned very early in life to appreciate the beauty of both the English and Spanish languages. For example there are at least nine different ways of saying "I love you" in the Spanish language versus only one in the English language. Along with being raised within a bi - lingual household when we relocated to Milwaukee Wisconsin, we lived in a neighborhood that was filled with many different languages. Therefore, I learned to speak a few phrases in several different languages such as Polish, Russian, and German. Although, I must admit at first I thought it was strange to hear so many different languages however; I learned to accept this and the people as my friends and neighbors. I also came to realize that a good number had immigrated to this country in search of a better life for themselves and their children. When I look back on those times, I am glad that I learned to take advantage of the fact I had picked up a smattering of severalRead More »from An English Only Law for America? I Really Don’t Think So
With all of the recent media coverage concerning the Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman incident I thought I would take the time to look up the Florida "Stand Your Ground" law. From some of the postings I have read so far a good number of people have tried to make this a race issue. But the truth of the matter is that this is in fact a legal issue and is now in the hands of our justice system. So if you are a supporter of Mr. Zimmerman then feel free to read the Florida state statute as it is written. I pulled a copy down after I looked it up and copied and pasted it to a word document. I did not look up the police report but then that particular report is a matter of public record so anyone can look it up for themselves.
This is an entire copy of the Florida "Stand Your ground Law." Those of you who support Mr. Zimmerman please do read this and then determine for yourself if Mr. Zimmerman was within the confines of the law or if the law does not apply at all. For those who areRead More »from The State of Florida Vs George Zimmerman
For an easy main dish, I like to take a box meal such as Velveeta Skillets or Zatarain's and substitute beans vegetables for the meat. Read More »from Shine Supper Club
The usual ratio I use for substitution is: 1 can of beans and 2 cans of vegetables per pound of meat.
If I'm working with fresh vegetables I substitute 1 can of beans and about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of vegetables.
My usual method of preparation is to mix the noddles or rice and flavoring with the vegetables in a microwaveable container. I don't drain the cans. The liquid from the cans and vegetables makes up for the water called for on the back of the box.
I microwave the ingredients on high, stirring every six minutes until the rice or noodles are cooked and the liquid is gone. It usually takes about 24 minutes.
Then I mix in any cheese that came in the box. I let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Sometimes I even add sunflower seeds or nuts.
Every time I do this I use a different combination of a vegetables and beans so it's always a little
When you own a car, maintenance and insurance are requirements. Filling up with gas is also the nature of the beast. If you're on the road a lot, and you cringe every time you have to fill up, I have some great money saving gas tips to help you out.
Here are a few things you can do today to get better gas mileage right away. In real estate they say location, location, location. In auto repair, we say maintenance, maintenance, maintenance!
Change Your Filters
A well maintained car will operate with greater efficiency. You will have better performance, be safer on the road, and get the best fuel consumption. Something as small as a clogged fuel filter can restrict the flow of gas, which makes your car work harder, which wastes gas, which wastes money! The same is true for your air filter. If your car cannot breathe fresh air, it struggles. Struggling uses more energy from the engine. More energy = wasted gas.
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I'm 18 and I'm currently pregnant. I'm not some skank that sleeps with tons of guys. Actually I've only slept with one guy and he's the father of my son. I thought we were careful and we did use condoms. I never wanted children so I wasn't trying to get pregnant or trap him or any other sorta bull crap people think or say. He broke up with me about a week after we found out i was pregnant. I was hurt at first because one i was pregnant with his child and two he did it on facebook. And then i was just mad and resentful. He completly stopped talking to me. and he was telling people that i wouldnt talk to him. I'm 3 days past my due date as of today and he has not tried to get ahold of me once to see if me or the baby is okay. he hasnt went to any doctors appointments and as far as i know he hasnt bought anything for the baby either. I'll be 19 next month and i finished high school last june. But i can't get a job. so right now I'm get foodstamps and wic. its really hard for me. because
What the heck do you do with parchment paper? How do you use a pastry bag? Buddy Valastro, author of Baking with the Cake Boss, lists everything you need for at-home baking success-including how to avoid grating your knuckles on a microplane zester.
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I recommend that you have three types of brushes as part of your kitchen arsenal. A pastry brush is the best way to apply syrups and other soaking liquids to sponge cakes, to work with melted butter, and to apply water to fondant if you don't have a water pen (see page 195). (A squeeze bottle with a sponge tip applicator or a spray bottle will also work.) A bench brush has long, stiff bristles and is made for sweeping flour off your work surface. I rarely see these in home kitchens, but I recommend you own one because it makes it very easy to get your surface clean. A large makeup brush, sometimes called a powder brush, is useful for patting down sugar or cornstarch on your work surface when you are working with fondant.
Taxes To Tiaras...
Pricey Proms!Is this a good sign for the economy...or a really bad one? A Visa survey found the average American teen (or, more likely, their parents) will spend $1,078 this year (up 26% from last year's already shocking $807) on going to the prom! Even more disturbing? The survey found teens from low income families (household income of $20-30k per year) spending the most on prom: $2600 for their big night out - almost double the national average! That's what we call an a-prom-ination.
Tax TimeYes, that is the taxman you hear coming up behind you. This year, since April 15th lands on a Sunday, and April 16th is "District of Columbia Emancipation Day" (who knew?) we actually get two more days - the deadline for filing is April 17th. For all you procrastinators who need tips on how to file for an extension, check out our article!
So Long, SantorumCiting a lack of money to keep his campaign going, Rick Santorum dropped out of the race for President - Read More »from Week in Review
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