Thursday, September 25, 2008

Home Remedy--Bad Breath

Good Morning.  Here are a few tips if you suffer from bad breath.  Of course, you may want to read this AOL Health Article as bad breath may be a sign of something more serious.

Bad Breath

  • Boil some cinnamon bark in a cup of water. Store it in a clean bottle in your bathroom. Use it as a mouthwash frequently.
  • Parsley leaves are rich in chlorophyll, nature's own deodorizer. Chew some leaves regularly and your breath will remain fresh.
  • You can chew some cardamom seeds to sweeten your breath.

I also found a few more Apple Recipes, from Pillsbury, that I want to share with you.

Easy Apple Foldovers with Apple Glaze
Refrigerated pie crusts make these apple foldovers easy. A pretty presentation and tempting treat!

INGREDIENTS
Filling
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 medium apples, peeled, finely chopped
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Crust
1 box (15 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
Glaze
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 to 3 teaspoons apple cider or apple juice

DIRECTIONS
1. Heat oven to 375°F. In small bowl, mix walnuts, brown sugar and butter with pastry blender or fork until crumbly. In medium bowl, stir together apples, flour and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside.
2. Unroll crusts on work surface. Cut each crust into quarters. Place about 1/4 cup apple mixture on one half of each pie crust wedge. Sprinkle with walnut mixture. Fold untopped half over filled half (foldovers will be full). Press edges with fork to seal. Prick top with fork. Place on ungreased large cookie sheet.
3. Bake 22 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over foldovers. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Cinnamon-Apple Crostata

This European-style tart is easily shaped on a cookie sheet and has an extra-cinnamony aroma while it bakes. Enjoy it warm from the oven.

INGREDIENTS
Crust
1 Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust (from 15-oz box), softened as directed on box
Filling
1/2 cup sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 cups thinly sliced, peeled cooking apples (4 medium)
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons chopped pecans or walnuts
Topping
Whipped cream, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1. Heat oven to 450°F. Remove pie crust from pouch; place flat on ungreased cookie sheet.
2. In medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup sugar, the cornstarch and cinnamon. Gently stir in apples. Spoon apple mixture onto center of crust, spreading to within 2 inches of edge. Fold crust edge over filling to form 2-inch border, pleating crust as necessary. Brush crust edge with water; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar.
3. Bake 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Sprinkle pecans over apple mixture. Bake 5 to 15 minutes longer or until apples are tender. Serve with whipped cream.



Slow-Cooked Praline Apple Crisp
The cinnamon-rich flavors of old-fashioned apple crisp meet the convenience of a slow cooker.

INGREDIENTS
6 medium-size crisp tart apples (Granny Smith or Braeburn), peeled if desired, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices (about 6 cups)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup toffee bits
Ice cream, if desired

DIRECTIONS
1. Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix apples and cinnamon to coat. Place in slow cooker.
2. In medium bowl, mix oats, brown sugar, flour and butter with pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Stir in pecans and toffee bits. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over apples.
3. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 6 hours. Serve apple crisp with ice cream.

I just love getting new recipes for my slow cooker!  And this one sounds really good.  I just wish I could find my other crock-pot so I could cook the apple crisp in one cooker while I'm doing a pot roast in the other.  LOL

Yesterday I began working on the linoleum tile floor in Sammi's house.  First I had to remove the existing tiles by the front door.  There were only about 20 of them down, but they were a real pain in the tush to get off the floor.  Ray finally came over to help me get started and we got about a third of the tiles down.

I have to go over today and put more adhesive on the sub-floor and then I can start putting the tiles down.  I think I'll leave the outer edge tiles for Ray...I'm just not too sure about cutting them.  I don't think I can do as well as Ray and his brother do.  We'll see.  I may try one and see how it goes from there.

I'll only have a few hours to work though.  Ray has an appointment with his new doctor today and I think he wants me to go with him.  His appointment is in the afternoon so that will give me at least 2-3 hours to get some work done. 

Well, I guess I better get my bum in gear.

Have a wonderful day,
Jill Marie

1 comment:

geocachelinda66 said...

I am going to try some of those apple recipes, thanks!  Linda