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Gluten-free items, quilting tips coming


September 3, 2017

Information on seeing a log cabin quilt from a new angle, learning about new gluten-free products on the market and using dresser drawers for an under-the-bed storage bin will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Marci Baker is a quilter and author, and she’s going to show the log cabin quilt from a new angle. The log cabin is a traditional design made from squares and rectangles, but she’s going to show how to make the design using triangles and diamonds.

K. C. Cornwell is going to show some of the new and delicious gluten-free products that have recently become available on the market. Whether a person is gluten intolerant or not, the best news is that these new products taste delicious.

Bruce Johnson is going to show how to use dresser drawers to create an under-the-bed storage bin. This home storage solution is so easy and attainable for even first time DIYers.

Information on sponge painting on fabric, using a Klic-n-Kut die cutting machine and reducing allergens in the home will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Ava Green is going to demonstrate sponge painting on fabric, which she says is a great project for kids to do when they are bored from being inside on a rainy day.

Sandy McCauley will demonstrate how to cut fabric, felt and styrene.

Did you know you may be sleeping with over 2 million dust mites in your bed every night? Laura Dellutri will show some products on the market to help reduce allergens in the home.

S’mores brownies

1 box brownie mix, batter prepared to package directions

4-5 Graham crackers, broken

6-8 large marshmallows, cut in half

1/2 cup chocolate chunks

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat 8x8 baking pan with oil or pan spray and line with parchment paper. Pour the brownie mix into the pan and spread evenly. Break the cookies into pieces and push gently into the top of the brownie batter. Then top the batter and cookies with the marshmallows, cut side down, and sprinkle the chocolate chunks evenly over the top.

Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool and enjoy.

“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the U.S., Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink, Albuquerque.


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