Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Make Your Own - Chocolate Syrup instead of buying Hershey's

Homemade Chocolate Syrup
Yummeroo - this tastes better than the store bought variety AND...it's cheap to make! Use it over top ice cream for delicious ice cream sundaes, or stir it into regular milk to make it rich chocolate milk.

1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking cocoa
2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:In a 1-qt microwave-safe dish, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and water until smooth.Cover and microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes or until the mixture boils, stirring twice. Stir in butter and vanilla until blendedThis recipe for Homemade Chocolate Syrup makes 1 cup

Need Storage Containers - Re-use the Food Containers You Already Have

It seems that in our hectic and cluttered lives we need storage containers all the time. A storage container for office supplies, or crafting supplies - or whatever other goodies seem to get gathered in huge piles around our homes!

Instead of necessarily buying new containers, check out the food containers you already have. Old jam jars, for instance, washed out and dried, are perfect little clear glass containers to hold office supplies such as rows of staples or extra paper clips. Or, how about large plastic jars? They can be used to store laundry detergent, or pet food.

Look through your kitchen cupboards and you might be surprised...once the food is gone, the container left behind might be very useful to you!