Saturday, March 28, 2009

Shamwow Guy in Trouble

Vince Shlomi known for his super absorbent Shamwow (which is basically a rag) has been arrested for some not so clean fun. The TV pitchman was arrested in Miami beach on February after authorities say he assaulted a prostitute. According to the smoking gun, the prostitute came back to the TV personalities hotel where the declined to file formal charges against the two of them.two got into an altercation. Shlomi punched the woman several times after she bit his tongue and would not let go. Both of them were arrested for felony aggravated battery but the smoking gun says prosecutors failed to file formal charges against the two of them.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Orange Sherbet

A sure treat on a hot summers day!

1/4 c cold water
1 tsp unflavored gelatin
3/4 c boiling water
3/4 c sugar
2 1/4 tbs orange zest
1/2 c orange juice
1/4 c lemon juice
1 egg yolk, beaten
1/2 c heavy cream
3 tbs sugar
1 pinch salt
1 egg white

Place cold water in a small bowl and sprinkle gelatin over the surface. Allow to stand five minutes. In a medium bowl stir together boiling water 3/4 c sugar and soaked gelatin. Stir untill gelatin and sugar are dissolved. Stir in orange juice, lemon juice, and egg yolk. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whip cream with three tbsp of sugar and salt untill stiff peaks form. In a seperate bowl, whip egg whites untill stiff. Fold into whipped cream. Stir in juice mixture a little at a time. Pour into shallow dish and place in freezer. Freeze untill firm, stirring twice during the first hour.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Corned Beef And Cabbage

St. Patrick's Day is on it's way. This doesn't mean you need to put green dye in your beer to be festive. Instead have a real Irish recipe with beer included of course!!

Corned Beef And Cabbage

3 3/4 corned beef
2 bay leaves
12 black pepper corns
12 juniper berries
12 red boiling potatoes washed
12 carrots peeled and sliced diagonally
12 parsnips sliced diagonally
mustard and brown sugar
2 small green cabbages cut into 8 wedges
mustard and horse radish as condiments

Rinse meat under cold water. Place in pot cover with 6 inches of water. cover and bring to a boil. Drain and repeat. Do this 3 times for a less salty taste. Use a slotted spoon to skim off any scum from the cooking liquid. Add bay leaves, pepper corns and juniper berries to the pot. Lower heat, cover and simmer until meat is very tender but still holds together.

Add potatoes carrots and parsnips to the pot 40 min before meat is to be done. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until meat and vegetables are tender.

Remove meat and vegies. Slice meat thinly. Glaze with a mixture of mustard and brown sugar. Arrange meat on a platter with cooked potatoes carrots and parsnips. Keep warm.

Add cabbage wedges to the pot. cook 4 to 6 min. Drizzle some of the remaining hot cooking liquid over the meat and veggies.

Serve with mustard and horse radish and beer!!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Microwave Potato Recipe

If you're in a hurry to make a side dish to have with your meal, eg:

Fish, roast, BBQ, or etc, here is my suggestion for something easy and quick, I know all the family will love. Peel the number of potatoes the you will need, slice them, put them in the microwave safe pie plate, spread potatoes in plate, put salt pepper and any other spices that you like, also put a couple of table spoons of butter over them, cover bake on high for at least ten minutes. They are very easy to make and all my family likes this dish. Hope this will make your time in the kitchen simpler.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Remove Sticky Residue Using Finger Nail Polish Remover

If you have a problem with removing the sticky residue left on glass or dishes after a price tag is removed. just put a small amount of fingernail polish remover on a piece of clean cloth and rub over the residue,this will take the glue off. Hope you can use this tip, Have a great day,

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Shovel Snow Better When You Hate Winter

There have been so many snow storms this winter that I wonder if it will ever end! We got hit by another big storm that I'm still trying to dig my way out of.
This made me think of a good blog post tip...
When shovelling snow it is much easier if you coat the shovel scoop with shortening, butter, cooking oil or motor oil. It keeps the snow from sticking, if you get the kind of hard sticky snow that we get. I hope that helps!
For those of you reading who aren't getting snow, I wish I could be there!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Welcome One And All!

Hi Everyone! This is my fresh and shiny new blog for discussing how-to tips and tricks for around the house. I love sharing information on saving money and the internet is a great forum for that. So, come on in and see what we can learn from each other! If you have any of your own helpful tips or advice then please share them with the readers and let's make this a fun place to be! Here's to a great year in 2008!!