Sunday, August 8, 2010

Absurdly Useful Household Cleaner

Materials:

Type 1: (can be used on carpets, drapes, other fabrics, and tile)
1 spray bottle
2 c vinegar
2 c water
1/2 c liquid laundry detergent (scale down if it's 2x strength or some such)

Type 2: (all-purpose cleaner replacement, can scrub tiles or whatever)

3 c liquid laundry detergent
1 c water
(current proportions may not be optimal -- still testing)

Methods:

Mix all ingredients in spray bottle.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Experimental Cheesecake

Materials

Crust:

1.5 cup walnut pieces (ground)
1 T melted butter
2 T sugar

Filling:

1 c cream cheese
1 c Greek yogurt
1/2 c sugar
zest from 1/2 grapefruit (quantity depends on your enthusiasm)
1/2 - 1 t vanilla

Methods

1. Mix crust ingredients thoroughly and grease baking pan with butter.
2. Shape crust into baking pan (a glass is useful).
3. Prebake crust for 8 min. at 350F.
4. Mix first 2 filling ingredients together thoroughly.
5. Add remaining filling ingredients and mix. Pour over the now pre-baked crust.
6. Bake whole thing for 40 min. (350F) or until golden brown.
7. Let cool overnight in fridge. (Or quick-cool in freezer for 15-20 min, then move to fridge.)