Saturday, January 31, 2009


Does anyone have a good dentist that they would recommend?

Thanks. Renee

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Washing Machine

Our washing machine finally is frizzing out after about 10 years. I was just sending a short note out to see if anyone knows of someone who has one for close to free, as possible. Thanks so much. 682-3994 Renee


I know there are several people who are attempting potty training right now. Me being one of them. My sister called me and told me about this watch that her friend has been using on her little boy. I have not personally tried it yet, but have heard good reviews and am planning on ordering one. You have your child wear the watch and set the timer for 30, 45, or 60 minutes and when it goes off your child needs to sit on the potty til he goes. I'm not sure where to find them around town, but have found them online for about $10.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Pita Bread, a fun change?

For step by step pictures...go here

I think it looks like a fun change from plain bread. Not so sure about the 500 degree oven, but I'll let you know....
Someone put a comment on the post that to easily get honey off a spoon you should spray it with Pam first. Sounds like a good tip!
Then she also links you to their chicken salad recipe...looks good too!


Whole Wheat Pita Bread

2 1/2 teaspoons yeast
1 teaspoon honey
1 1/4 cups warm water
2 cups flour, plus additional for kneading
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon salt
Cornmeal for sprinkling baking sheets

Combine yeast, honey and 1/2 cup warm water in a large mixing bowl. Stir together then set aside for five minutes. In a separate bowl, mix white flour and wheat flour together with a whisk, set aside. After the five minutes, make sure the yeast mixture is foamy. Add 1/2 cup of the flour mixture to the yeast mixture. Combine. Cover with saran wrap and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes.

After yeast mixture has doubled, add oil, salt, remaining 3/4 cup warm water, and the rest of the flour mixture. Stir well into a dough. Dump dough onto a floured surface and knead dough for 8-10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Add a little bit of flour when it is needed. Shape into a ball and put in an oiled bowl. Cover with saran wrap and let rise for one hour.

When dough has doubled, punch down and separate into eight pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, flatten with hand, then roll out with rolling pin to make a circle with a 6-7 inch diameter. Place dough round on a cookie sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Roll out all the sections. Cover cookie sheets with clean cloths and let rest for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 500 degree F. Place an oven rack on the lower part of the oven and remove the other rack. Lay the pitas, four at a time, directly on the oven rack. Cook for 2 minutes or until just puffed and golden, turn over and cook an additional minute. Let rest on a cooling rack for two minutes then wrap in foil to keep warm until serving.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Free Baking Classes in Tucson!

Robin Bringhurst sent me the following information.

"King Arthur Flour
, one of my FAVORITE companies since I am from New England, is doing free baking classes here in Tucson!!! I will miss it 'cause of my daughter's baptism. Darn it. Oh well, here is the link:

If it doesn't work go to and find the national baking classes. This is a great company, they give you really useful tips and their products are great. Their ground whole wheat and white whole wheat are really finely ground, the best I've found."

Thanks, Robin!

Sat., January 31

Tucson, AZ

Radisson Suites Hotel Tucson Airport
7051 South Tucson Blvd
Tucson AZ 85756
(520) 225-0800

11 am to 1 pm:
Sweet & Savory
Yeast Breads

3 pm to 5 pm:
Festive Cookies & Pies

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Trying something new

Hey ladies,

I thought about trying to sell these diaper wipe cases. I need honest feed back...How much? Are they cute enough to sell? Etc. I was thinking $12..They cost me about $6 to make and about an hour of time...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Girl Scout Cookies... Anyone?

I have a daughter who is a Brownie Scout in a troop at Estes Elementary. If you are interested in ordering cookies and live in the Gladden Farms or Marana area, please call Stephanie at 407-6364. They are $4 per box and it goes to a great cause. Thanks!

Monday, January 12, 2009

February Card Making

We are going to try the Card Making Mid-Week Activity again. It is scheduled for February 5th at 10 am at the church. There is a sign-up sheet outside the Relief Society Room on Sundays. The cost is $3 for the 5 cards. Here is a sneak peek of the cards for this month.

Come join us in making some homemade cards. Hope to see you there!!

In Search of A Great Doctor

I need to have my annual physical done. Does anyone know a really good doctor in Marana/Tucson?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Fun with Food Storage

Okay, so I am still looking at all of it, but so far, it looks super easy, really inspirational, and I am hoping to follow the baby steps program and get some sort of a food storage program going.

ALSO, I think today is the last day to enter for the give away stuff, and it would be well worth your time to comment. Assuming we can win, being out of staters.

Check it out, it looks like fun!


Friday, January 2, 2009

Freezer Meals

I need your advice!!

I am getting ready to do "once a month cooking" or freezer meals with my mom.

I need any ideas or advice you may have.
Does anyone know of a website that has recipes or do's and don'ts?
I am unclear what recipes can or can't be frozen. What should be cooked before it goes to the freezer or what should be cooked after??

For example, I did a rice casserole once... cooked it, froze it and then reheated it. It was fine with the exception of the rice. -It was really dry.

Help! any input or ideas will help.