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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Baklava

Many years ago I got this recipe
 from a Greek Festival in AZ

1 1/2 lb melted Butter

1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 C Sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
2 Lbs Walnuts - chopped


2 lbs Filo dough *
while making this, make sure you cover the
dough as the sheets dry out quickly
I use a wet towel


 and will stick together an will be impossible to separate

Combine walnuts, spices and sugar in a mixing bowl







Brush the bottom of a 14x20 in pan with melted butter
an place one piece of filo on top of the butter layer




brush w melted butter, repeating this process
for a total of 8 layers.
 


Brush the 8th layer with melted butter,
sprinkle with nut mixture,
repeating the process until all
of the nut mixture is used. 




Then repeat 8 layers of buttered filo layers



 Cut into diamond shape:
Cut in rows


 then cut diagonally

 
Bake 15-20 min until lightly
gold at 350 degrees
reduce to 250 degrees for 1.5 hrs



Syrup
4 C Sugar
2 C water
1/2 C honey
1/2 lemon slice

Boil water and sugar
with a slice of lemon
 until it is dissolved and form as a syrup
Stir in honey and cool.
Spoon cooled syrup over the hot pastry 













 


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Name Tile Ornaments



Tile Ornaments

This is a very easy project
You will need
drill (I use a dremel)
craft sticks
scrable tiles
glue (I use Aleenes Tacky glue)
5/8 in long eye screws
ribbon
 
Once you get all the letters together
I put the top tile in a vise and drill a hole








Screw in the eye hook





 then glue the tiles
 on the craft stick



The back side


 On the ones that the tiles
don't come to the end
I sanded the stick flush

They proably take more
time to dry than they do 
to make

I used ribbon to make the hangers
and put bows
 on the female names



I had to get creative 
with the babies
because I didn't have any y's


 


Friday, December 5, 2014

Cheesy Potatoes

This can be made up ahead of time. 
I waited until I out it in the oven to top w chips. 
I also added 1 can green chilies, black olives 
and cooked crumbled sausage

 The basic recipe


 2 lbs frozen hash browns
1/2 C Diced onions
1 can cheddar cheese soup or any cream of soup like chicken
1 lg container sour cream
1 C shredded cheese
1 stick of margarine or butter


Mix all ingredients in a lg bowl


 and turn into a 9x13 in pan



Top with 1 C crushed potato chips
 Bake at 375 for 1 hr






Friday, August 8, 2014

French Lick Resort and Town

Th town seems to be
going through a transition

many of the buildings are in the process 
of being renovated 
View looking towards downtown

 

Design in a door way downtown
French Lick

 


The Phone Company:

 
Painting on a building
that appeared to be in 
the process of being rehabbed


Around the corner


An Apt building


The square


Outside of the VFW


A new building downtown




Dancing Waters Fountain


 Probably the classiest Denny's


This church is in West Baden
it was built in 1909




 
French Lick Resort










Jazz playing on the veranda


Carriage Rides


The lobby
yes that is all gold leaf

















The lobby ceiling





 
  To the pool - in the summer they open the walls







 The rooms hallway


The Casino
is in the French Lick 
no photography is allowed

You can rent these family bikes