I stuffed these meatballs with diced onion and a small amount of breadcrumbs. I bake them in the oven without a sauce for upwards of an hour on 300 degrees. Once they are cooked and cooled I’ll mix up the sauce and toss them in it. I normally freeze a big batch for suppers and even lunches at college.
I like a really thick soup. I prefer to have roasted chicken and a lot of carrots added. This particular soup had egg noodles which I normally don’t use because I would rather have carrots and turnip together. I needed something hearty for school lunches. When I eat a good lunch it stops me from snacking on chips in the afternoon.
The dead sea salt pumpkin spice soap was very popular on Etsy when I had it in stock. It smelled amazing and I think the photograph really sold it. I brought it to the craft fairs as well and I swear people walking past my table would stop to take a look at it.
You’ll need a 2 pound clear soap base for this soap.
You will need one ounce of shea butter and one ounce of sweet almond oil.
You will also need rubbing alcohol and dead sea salt.
I buy all my ingredients at New Directions.
I also bought the orange Lab color.
You can also pick up the Pumpkin Spice fragrance oil.
1. Melt the clear soap base in a double boiler. Don’t boil it. Just melt it. There is a difference. Once it has melted you can add your extra ingredients and mix it well.
2. Add 2 squirts of the orange Lab color. Add 3 squirts of the fragrance oil. Pour it into your mold and set your timer. You will need to wait around 15 minutes.
3. Squirt the top of the soap with rubbing alcohol. Sprinkle hard the dead sea salt on top. You want the dead sea salt to sink and not just coat the top. For a two pound soap base you will need around 4 tablespoons of the dead sea salt.
One thing to keep in mind is that the top of the soap will take a few days to dry once it is has been released from the mold and cut to your desired size. I lay it on wax paper and allow the top to air dry for 48 hours. Once the top dries you can wrap it anyway you want and sell, sell, sell!!!
I won a case of Pepsi in an auction and wondered what to do with it all. I had used Coke for ribs years ago and decided to marinate the pork chops in Pepsi. I hoped for the best and we were all pleasantly surprised.
The Pepsi made the meat incredibly tender and added a delicious flavor.
All I did was lay the pork chops out on the baking pan. I poured Pepsi all over the pork chops and allowed them to lay in it for most of the afternoon. I sprinkled pepper, salt, garlic and onion powder on them as well.
Just before I was to put them in the oven, I sprinkled some brown sugar on them, a little BBQ sauce and poured the Pepsi over the top. I allowed them to bake for about 45 minutes on 300. Yum
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
¼ cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons paprika
2 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon garlic powder
Salt & pepper
1. Pour brown sugar, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, and salt & pepper into a plastic bag.
2. Add chicken breasts and seal. Shake to coat chicken.
3. Leave chicken in the fridge for 1 hour up to all night to absorb flavors.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
5. Bake for 25 minutes on each side.
6. Allow chicken to sit and relax before serving.