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Paper fabrics, homemade products ahead on show


April 28, 2019

Information on using homemade products for spring cleaning and working with paper fabric will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday.

Spring cleaning is a deep cleaning and should be done more than once a year. Becky Johnson will discuss how to get motivated to deep clean our home using products that not only work well, but are less expensive than the store-bought variety. Johnson is from Adrian, Texas.

Roxane Cerda will demonstrate how to create various sewing and craft projects using paper fabric, a rugged paper that looks, feels and wears like leather but sews, cuts and washes like fabric. Cerda is from Concord, California.

Information on making a magazine purse and preparing food gifts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Ann Butler is a designer, author and instructor and she’s going to show how to use magazine pages to create a fabric where you can make a one-of-a-kind purse, totebag, book cover or whatever you desire. She’s from Villard, Minnesota.

Holidays cooking is the theme for the segment Connie Moyers will share. She’ll show some food gift ideas, talk about packaging food gifts, as well as discuss food safety. Moyers is formerly with the New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service and lives in Clovis.

Nacho Potato Soup

• 1 pound sausage, browned and crumbled

• 1 package (5 1/4 ounces) AuGratin potatoes

• 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained

• 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes & green chiles

• 2 cups water

• 2 cups cubed pasteurized prepared cheese product

• Hot pepper sauce

In a 3-quart pan, combine sausage, contents of potato package, corn, tomatoes and water. Mix well; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 to 18 minutes or until potatoes are done. Add milk, cheese and hot pepper sauce; cook and stir until cheese is melted.

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cake

• 1 package (3 1/2 ounces) “cook & serve” chocolate pudding mix

• 1 package (18 1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix

• 1 package (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Prepare and cook pudding mix according to package directions. Remove pudding from stovetop and stir in dry cake mix until just combined. Spread mixture in a greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Makes 14 to 16 servings.

“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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