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Scrapbooking and paper crafts ahead on show


December 16, 2018

Information on new tools available for scrapbooking and other paper crafts, making homemade soap and doing contemporary open embroidery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday.

Diane Lampert is going to talk about all the different tools available for scrapbooking, making mini albums and décor to preserve your precious photos, stories and memorabilia. Some of these include a tote bag which helps in organizing photos, as well as a layout lit and various other tools. Lampert is from St. Cloud, Minnesota.

David Fisher is a self-taught soap maker and he’s going to demonstrate the basics of soap making and explain the different methods you can use. He’ll talk about the tools and equipment needed and show how to customize your soaps. Fisher has written his own book about the basics of soap making and he’s from Dallas, Texas.

Catherine Jordan is going to explain and demonstrate what contemporary open embroidery is and show how the open effect is achieved. This technique allows one to look right through the opening to the other side for a maximum dimensional effect. Jordan is from Louisville, Kentucky.

Information on making cookie monster sandwiches, cooking with turkey year round and an exercise program for the elderly will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Nancy Siler is going to demonstrate how to make cookie monster sandwiches, which are simply cookies sandwiched with pretzel arms and legs and then adorned with candy and icing. They immediately become crazy creatures that are sure to be a hit at any occasion. Siler is from Woodridge, Illinois.

Janice Stahl is a turkey expert and she’s going to demonstrate recipe ideas for each season of the year, and talk about ways to save money simply by going online for click and clip coupons for promotions and cost-savings. Stahl is from Chicago, Illinois.

Shannon Wooton is with the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service and she works with middle-aged and older adults on a program based on the book “Strong Women, Strong Bones.” The program helps reduce the risk of chronic diseases as well as depression and sleep disorders. Wooton lives in Roswell.

Cajun Turkey Sandwich

• 1 (3 pound) boneless cajun breast of turkey roast, thawed

• no-stick cooking spray

• 2 tablespoons butter

• 1 cup green pepper strips and 1 cup red pepper strips

• 1 cup sliced onion

• 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

• 1/2 teaspoon celery seed

• 8 Kaiser rolls, split

• 1/4 cup mayonnaise

• 8 slices (1 ounce each) cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 325° F. Remove roast from package; lightly pat with paper towels. Discard gravy packet or refrigerate for another use. Lift string netting and shift position on roast for easier removal after cooking.

Place roast, skin side up, on flat roasting rack in 2-inch deep roasting pan. Spray roast with cooking spray. Bake 1 3/4 to two hours, or until meat thermometer inserted in center of roast reaches 170° F. Let roast stand 10 minutes before removing string netting. Carve into thin slices. Meanwhile, melt butter in medium skillet over medium heat. Add green and red peppers and onion. Cook and stir eight minutes, or until tender. Stir in hot sauce and celery seed. Remove from heat. Spread bottom halves of rolls evenly with mayonnaise. Top each with one slice cheese, two turkey slices and vegetables. Cover with top halves of rolls. Serves eight.

“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations. Contact her at:


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