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One Sheet Folded Gift Pocket Book - Crafty Journal

One Sheet Folded Gift Pocket Book

By Noreen Doll. This folded pocket book is so much fun to make that I had to find ways to use them so I can make more! One way to use it is to make it a one sheet folded gift pocket book, which has 8 pockets. To use the book one can put folded […]

Mexican Tortilla Chip Casserole is gluten free. By Crafty Journal.

Mexican Tortilla Chip Casserole (Gluten Free)

By Noreen Doll. This gluten free Mexican Tortilla Chip Casserole is easy to make and delicious! It makes enough that we can freeze half of it for another meal, which is nice to have on hand when everyone is starved and you want to eat now. This is an excellent way to use up all […]

Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip by Crafty Journal

Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip

By Noreen Doll. A Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip is easy to make with a pot holder, and really handy for holding a pan with a hot handle. Just slip the pot handle grip over the handle of the pot or pan to use it. Because I found these hot pads in the Dollar Store […]

Quick Raw Egg Clean Up - Crafty Journal

Quick Clean Up Tip for Raw Egg Mess

by Noreen Doll. Drop an Egg on the floor? Here’s a quick clean up tip. Grab your salt box and sprinkle a handful of salt all over the egg. Make it pretty thick, and be sure to get some around the edges. Let it sit a moment while the egg soaks up the salt. Use […]

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Simple Basket

By Noreen Doll. This simple basket is easy to make, and has lots of uses. It can be used for any occasion simply by changing the color of paper used. The small baskets would be perfect favor baskets, or little nut or candy cups. The larger baskets could be filled with ornaments, a gift, or […]

Crafty Journal - Sauerkraut and Frankurters Recipe (Gluten Free)

Sauerkraut and Frankfurters Recipe (Gluten Free)

By Noreen Doll. This is an easy recipe that we had a lot when I was growing up. It’s easy to fix, nutritious, and cheap to make. Just simmer sauerkraut and frankfurters together and serve over mashed potatoes. Ingredients. 29 Ounce Can of Sauerkraut 5 or 6 Frankfurters, sliced 4 or 5 Potatoes 3 – […]

Crafty Journal - How to Remove a Sticky Tag

How to Remove a Sticky Tag

By Noreen Doll. I found this interesting old Wooden Nickel. A few decades ago this was a very popular way to commemorate an occasion with an inexpensive souvenir that would also raise a little money. Unfortunately, this wooden nickel had the residue of a sticky tag that had not been completely removed. And it had […]

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Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip by Crafty Journal

Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip

By Noreen Doll. A Pot Handle Hot Pad Grip is easy to make with a pot holder, and really handy for holding a pan with a hot handle. Just slip the pot handle grip over the handle of the pot or pan to use it. Because I found these hot pads in the Dollar Store […]

Quick Raw Egg Clean Up - Crafty Journal

Quick Clean Up Tip for Raw Egg Mess

by Noreen Doll. Drop an Egg on the floor? Here’s a quick clean up tip. Grab your salt box and sprinkle a handful of salt all over the egg. Make it pretty thick, and be sure to get some around the edges. Let it sit a moment while the egg soaks up the salt. Use […]

Crafty Journal - How to Remove a Sticky Tag

How to Remove a Sticky Tag

By Noreen Doll. I found this interesting old Wooden Nickel. A few decades ago this was a very popular way to commemorate an occasion with an inexpensive souvenir that would also raise a little money. Unfortunately, this wooden nickel had the residue of a sticky tag that had not been completely removed. And it had […]

Cheap Amateur Painting Tips - Crafty Journal

Cheap Amateur Painting Tips

By Noreen Doll. Periodically we need to repaint a room in our house, and in the process have found some ways to make painting cheaper and easier. Of course, we always buy good quality paint, but we’ve discovered some cheap tricks to help keep the costs down. Foam Brushes Get a couple of bags of […]

Crafty Journal - Easy No-Mess Way to Paint Baseboards

Easy, No-Mess Way to Paint Baseboards

By Noreen Doll. We love this super easy no-mess way to paint baseboards. Before when we’ve painted, we used a paint edger, which needs to be wiped free of paint after each use. This left us with tons of paint smeared paper towels or rags, and we usually managed to get some paint where we […]

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Tamale Soup (Gluten Free) - Crafty Journal

Tamale Soup (Gluten Free)

By Noreen Doll Tamale Soup is a quick tasty meal when you don’t have a long time to cook. Because of the canned tamales, this soup has a little different flavor, and the tamales thicken the broth. Ingredients. 1/2 Pound Hamburger 1 Onion, diced 2 or 3 Cloves of Garlic, minced 1 – 15 Ounce […]

Green Chilis and Cheese Rice Patty - Crafty Journal

Green Chilis and Cheese Rice Patties Recipe (Gluten Free)

By Noreen Doll. These tasty green chilis and cheese rice patties make a great meal or a filling snack, and they’re gluten free. Ingredients 2 – 3 Cups Cooked Rice 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 – 4 Ounce Can Diced Green Chilis 1/2 Onion, minced 1 Clove Garlic, minced 1 Egg 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch […]

Crafty Journal - Kelli's Chicken Salad Recipe

Kelli’s Chicken Salad Recipe

By Noreen Doll. This chicken salad recipe is gluten free, nut free, and low carbohydrate. My friend, Kelli, makes this delicious chicken salad, and she shared her recipe with me. Two ingredients make it unusual: craisins and Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. Ingredients: 4 Chicken Breasts, cooked and shredded 6 – 8 Green Onions, sliced 2 […]

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Sumi Salad

By Noreen Doll. Sumi Salad is good anytime, but particularly in the summer when it is hot and you don’t feel like fussing in the kitchen. It has protein, carbohydrates and vegetables, so it’s a balanced dish. And it’s easy to make. Ingredients. Dressing: 1/4 Cup White Sugar 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper 1 Teaspoon Salt […]

Crafty Journal - Pink Fluff Fruit Dessert Recipe

Pink Fluff Fruit Dessert Recipe (Gluten Free)

By Noreen Doll. This pink fluff fruit dessert recipe is quick to put together, and cool to eat. Perfect for a hot summer day – but good anytime. Because it has cottage cheese and pineapple in it, we sometimes have it as breakfast or lunch when we need to fix something fast and easy. Ingredients. […]

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Santa Treats

By Noreen Doll. Santa lovers will enjoy serving these fun Santa treats during the holiday season. Be sure to let the kids help make these goodies, as most of them are easy to do. Santa Claus Strawberries. Santa Claus strawberries are tasty, nutritious, and easy to make. Strawberry Cheesecake Santa Hats. Here’s another strawberry Santa […]

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