From ehow.com -- Homemade orange extract using peel from navel oranges, vodka, water, and about a week to steep! Substitute lemons or limes for a different flavor -- Place in small bottles for gift giving! If you make this, try it in Recipe #340850, or include a copy of the recipe with the gift bottle of extract --
I put this together years ago and it is a fav at all parties. Easy and can be made 2 days ahead or can be frozen for later use. I like to make enough in Oct. freeze and use for Holiday parties in Nov. and Dec. Also makes great Christmas host gifts. Serve with any crackers. Also good with pepper jelly on the side.
A lovely way to present marshmallow! These little choc coated marshmallow not only look good but taste great! I used strawberry marshmallow and coated in dark chocolate but the possibilities are endless! you could use any marshmallow or chocolate for coating. They look great on a chocolate platter or are perfect to give as a gift for someone special. I hope you like them. I use my own handmade marshmallow to make these squares but you could use store bought if you wish.
I haven't tried this yet, but I can't wait to see if it works! Write secret messages on hard cooked eggs - messages that appear only when the egg is shelled and ready to eat. You put the design on the eggs BEFORE they are cooked.
Easy, cheap and fun! Coat the rim of a drink with this or let the kids use it like glitter for a rainy day art project. I actually made pink and green salt and sugar for my dd's bridal shower. There are so many uses for this! Kids of all ages love this! Great for wedding and baby showers, kids parties or craft projects etc,. Try different types of salt from fine to coarse if you like. Great way to get the kids involved! Try the sugar on top of breads, cookies or even toast! Storing in a clear salt shaker makes it easy to see the contents. Try making several colors and/or mixing two or more food colors to make a 'new' color. Great way to teach kids colors, math =measuring and so on. This is also just a great way to have fun and save money at the same time! You can use this same method to color rice, pasta, coconut flakes etc... Experiment and have FUN!
This is a recipe that I clipped from a magazine (Canadian Living?) back in 2003. I have given this mix out many times and have been asked for this recipe. It is very good. I use the cellophane gift bags from the Dollar Store in a 2 quart size. It is much cheaper than buying jars, as you get anywhere from 12- 20 bags for $1. Attach the directions with a pretty card and some curly ribbon.