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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnabon Rolls
1/2 cup warm water
2 packages dry yeast
2 Tbl. sugar
3 1/2 oz. pkg. vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup margarine −− melted
2 eggs
1 teas. salt
6 cups flour

8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup margarine
1 teas. vanilla
3 cups confectioner's sugar
1 Tbl. milk

To make frosting, mix all ingredients until smooth.
In a bowl combine water, yeast and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Set aside.
In large bowl, take pudding mix and prepare according to package
directions. Add margarine, eggs and salt. Mix well. Then add yeast
mixture. Blend.
Gradually add flour; knead until smooth. Place in a greased
bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled.
Punch down dough and let rise again.
Then roll out on floured board to 34 x 21" size. Take 1
cup soft butter and spread over surface. In bowl, mix 2 cups brown sugar
and 4 teas. cinnamon. Sprinkle over top. Roll up very tightly.
With knife, put a notch every 2". Cut with thread or knife.
Place on lightly greased cookie sheet 2" apart.
Take hand and lightly press down on each roll.
Cover and let rise until double
again. Bake at 350 15−20 minutes. Remove when they start to turn golden.

Frost warm rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Makes approx. 4 gallons

1 Fels Naptha laundry bar (Laundry Aisle)
1 Cup Borax
1 Cup Laundry/Washing Soda
(This looks like reg. baking soda but in a big box in the laundry aisle)

Grate soap into pan and add 3 cups water. Stir occasionally until dissolved.
In a five gallon bucket mix borax and soda with 1 gallon of hot water until dissolved. Add soap. Mix well. Add three more gallons of water and mix. Place lid on bucket and let it sit over night. Mix one more time. Use 1/4 - 1/3 cup each load. You may need to stir it occasionally because it can separate.

You will still need to use a stain remover or bleach when needed, but this is a very inexpensive basic laundry detergent.

Just to make life easier – get an old grater and an old pan. Use these only for making detergent. Otherwise you will be scrubbing them a few times to get all the soap off.

With a box of soda and borax and a few bars of Fels Naptha, you can have a year supply of detergent sitting on a shelf AND it doesn’t take up a lot of room!