Saturday, August 31, 2013

Cleaning old Silver and Silver Plate

I picked up this pile of sliverware for a $1 to use for Jewelry Creations.  It was so Tarnished and Dirty.
I cleaned it up by soaking it in my kitchen sink with a sheet of tin foil, 2 Tablespoons of Salt, and a sink full of water.  I let it soak for a few minutes.  I had to do it a couple of times but it really was an easy way to shine up old silverware.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

County Fair Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
¾ cups sugar
¾ cups brown sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
2 ¼ cups flour
2 cups chocolate chips.
In a large bowl combine butter sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. stir until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Add baking soda and salt, then stir. Gradually add flour. Mix well before stirring in chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded spoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375°F for 7-9 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to turn golden brown.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

My Favorite Mexican Chicken Salad


  • 2 heads Romaine lettuce
  • 8 oz. cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn, shucked from the cob
  • 1/2 cup chopped firm ripe tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onions
  • 1 small avocado, chopped
  • 2/3 cup grated mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Cumin Dressing (see below)


Remove the outer leaves from the lettuce, then slice it thinly. Place in a large bowl and toss with the remaining ingredients. Divide onto 8 plates and sprinkle with the following ingredients in this order:
  • 1 cup crispy (deep-fried) tortilla strips, 1/2-inch
  • 1 cup spicy sour cream sauce (see below)
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions

Cumin Dressing (2 -1/2 cups)


  • 3 Tbs. water
  • 3 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 Tbs. tomato catsup
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/3 cup other vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbs. ground cumin


Whisk the above ingredients in a medium-size bowl until well blended.

Spicy Sour Cream Sauce (about 1 cup)


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbs. chopped and seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 2 Tbs. chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 tsp. coarse salt


Put the above ingredients in an electric food processor and blend for 1- minutes. Let set in refrigerator for about an hour, to develop flavor.

Serves 8

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