Monday, November 29, 2010

Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookie Mix

Honey Spice Oatmeal Cookie Mix
(makes 6 dozen)

•2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
•1 Tablespoon ground ginger
•2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
•1 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
•1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
•1-1/2 cups oats (quick-cooking or old fashioned), uncooked

To make mix In large bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves and nutmeg; mix well. Add oats; mix well. Transfer to resealable plastic bag, an unbreakable decorative jar with lid or other airtight container. Store in cool dry place.

Ingredients Needed to Complete Cookies:

1/2 lb. (2 sticks) butter softened (no substitutions)
3/4 cup honey
1 large egg

To prepare cookies:

In a large bowl, beat butter and honey with electric mixer until creamy. Add egg; beat well. Add half of cookie mix; beat well. Add remaining cookie mix; beat well. Divide dough into thirds; place each on a piece of plastic wrap and flatten to 1/2-inch thickness. Wrap tightly; chill at least 4 hours. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove one portion of dough from refrigerator. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to 1/8-inch thickness with bottom of glass dipped in granulated sugar. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake 5 to 7 minutes, just until centers are set. (Cookies will feel soft. Do not overbake.) Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered.

source: http://www.honey.com

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Scented Rocks

(I've seen this done with real rocks and of course you would only then use the essential oils. The rocks absorb the oils and release the aroma, sort of like a clay object would do.)

Scented Rocks

Mix 1/2 cup of flour (wholemeal flour gives great texture.)
1/2 cup of salt
1/4 teaspoon of essential oil (your favorite scent)
2/3 cup of boiling water
And food coloring if wanted

Mix all the dry ingredients together then add the oil and lastly the hot
water. Add the color drop by drop.

Once cool enough to handle roll into small balls around 2-3 inch in size or
be creative and make assorted shapes.

This mixture dries hard after several days in a warm but dry area

Friday, November 26, 2010

OIL CORRESPONDENCES

(My favorite oil happens to be Lavender because not only does it smell great, it can be used for so many different things.)

OIL CORRESPONDENCES


Love - gardenia, jasmine, lavender, rose.

Lust - basil, cinnamon, ginger, neroli, sandalwood,
ylang ylang.

Prosperity - almond, bergamot, honeysuckle, mint,
peony.

Healing - carnation, mimosa, rosemary, sandalwood.

Protection - basil, frankincense, lavender, myrrh.

Luck - all spice, nutmeg, orange, violet.

Business/Money - benzoin, cinnamon, mint, peony.

Success - bergamot, clove, ginger, lemon balm.

Happiness - lavender, Lilly of the valley, marjoram.

Sleep - chamomile, lavender, peppermint, tyme.

Vitality - bay, carnation, pennyroyal, St. John's Wart.

Peace - lavender, gardenia, passion flower, skullcap.

Blessings - benzoin, cumin, rue.

Chamomile may trigger asthma attacks in some people.

St. John's Wort, not in the oil form, but in the
edible form, will negate the effect of birth
control pills.

Source:ADailyTarotYahoo

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

BBC Robert Plant By Myself (Part 1/4)

Robert Plant - By Myself

Excellent interview/bio









(Talks about Jim Morrison of The Doors)

Sagittarius





All About Sagittarius


Sagittarians are known as the "favorites of the gods" for good reason: These folks are famous for their generosity, humor and optimism, as well as their ability to see the best in every situation, no matter how dire the circumstances. A Sagittarius will find a real reason to celebrate each and every day, something due in no small part to Jupiter, this sign's planetary ruler that's best known for benevolence. Of course, the other side of this coin is excess and extravagance, so in addition to knowing how to laugh -- and how to make others laugh -- Sagittarians are also experts at overdoing everything. At the same time, if a Sag has to be restricted to just one of anything, it better be the most impressive of its kind!

Sagittarians are also famous for their love of travel and philosophy -- these people crave knowledge and will spare no effort to satisfy their innate curiosity. Sag's own personal philosophy is that life is nothing more than a series of extended vacations, which is why so many born under the sign of the Archer end up living in a different city, state or even country than where they grew up.

When it comes to relationships, Sagittarians often find that some of their most successful ones are with four-legged creatures -- their connection to anything with fur, feathers and even leaves is legendary. Romantically speaking, if you're a human, you can only have a Sag of your very own if you're willing to hold them with an open palm; restrictions will not be tolerated. However, if you let your Sag sweetie know you care, but allow them to live as they see fit, you'll have gained an intelligent, witty and highly impressive partner whose long-term loyalty will astound you.

One warning about Sagittarians: Don't ever ask them a question if you can't withstand an honest answer. They're bound to tell the truth above all else, regardless of the consequences -- that way, at least they can be sure you know exactly who they are. And while Sagittarians can get along with just about anyone, many of them are drawn to those born under other Fire signs also living by the motto, "What you see is truly what you get."

Enchanted Gift Spell

Enchanted Gift Spell


Anyone can give a gift by going to a store and buying something nice. Enchanting a gift makes the gesture much more meaningful. To do this, think of the person you intend to gift. Select something you know will be appreciated. As you wrap the gift, visualize all the things you'd like to see come true for that person. Tie a ribbon, or a length of yarn, around the gift. Use red for passion, green for healing, or yellow for prosperity. As you tie the ribbon, say: "Ties that bind us will remind us of the love we have to share. May your life be filled with kindness, and all your days be free of care." For a birthday gift, add a small birthstone to the ribbon in the center of your bow.

(Also gifts that you make yourself have more energy & if you can think about the person and what you would like to wish that person while making the gift it makes it that much more powerful & enchanting.)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Full Moon Names





Full Moon Names

Tomorrow we have a full moon and it's known as the Full Beaver Moon – November This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.

Here's a list of the various names for the full moon.


Native American Full Moon Names:

January: Wolf Moon
February: Snow Moon,
Hunger Moon,
Opening Buds Moon
March: Maple Sugar Moon,
Worm Moon
April: Frog Moon,
Pink Moon,
Planter's Moon
May: Flower Moon,
Budding Moon
June: Strawberry Moon
July: Blood Moon,
Buck Moon
August: Moon of the Green Corn,
Sturgeon Moon
September: Harvest Moon (see below for explanation)
October: Hunter's Moon,
Moon of Falling Leaves
November: Beaver Moon
December: Cold Moon


Neo Pagan

January: Ice Moon
February: Snow Moon
March: Death Moon
April: Awakening Moon
May: Grass Moon
June: Planting Moon
July: Rose Moon
August: Lightening Moon
September: Harvest Moon
October: Blood Moon
November: Tree Moon
December: Long Night Moon

To see other full moon names from other cultures go here

SPELL OF THE WITCH'S BOTTLE

(This is one version of how to make a witch bottle, there are many different versions out there. Some use blood (your own instead of the urine that this one requests.) I suppose if you wish to modify this spell it would still work, sort of like a food recipe you alter a bit.)

SPELL OF THE WITCH'S BOTTLE
- 1 jar
- 1 red cloth cut into the shape of a heart
- some of your own hair clippings
- some of your own nail clippings
- 13 iron nails
- 13 black-headed pins
- 1 cup of sea salt

The making of the witch's bottle is very simple
and should be done as early on in your practices
as you possibly can.

Never let another person know that you are making
the bottle, or it's location.

Place all of the items on your altar and take a
few minutes to meditate on magical protection,
for your safety.

Take up your hair and nail clippings and place
them into the jar saying:

"Here do I present myself"

Take up the 13 iron nails and place them into
the jar saying:

"Here are my swords of protection"

Take up the salt and place it into the jar
saying:

"Here is salt to purify me"

Take up the red heart-shaped cloth. Hold it high
and say:

"Here is the heart of any who wish me harm"

Stick all 13 black-headed pins into the cloth
heart and say:

"Let any who wish me harm or any who wish me ill,
feel the pain of their own heart's hate,
rebounded by this witch's will"

Place the pin-studded heart into the jar.

Next fill the jar with your own urine. This sounds
revolting, but urine is a powerful fluid-condenser,
and by doing this is symbolic of saying that you
think any spell which is cast against you is a
useless and worthless gesture, and this is the
frame of mind you should take while performing
this act.

When the jar is filled, or at least halfway so,
cork it up with a red tapered candle.

Light the candle and as it burns, it will drip wax
to seal the bottle.

Take it out and bury it somewhere near your home.
Say the following:

"Blessed Mother of the Darkened Moon,
I pray that you grant me this boon.
A bottle of protection do I bury here:
to protect me from those both far and near.
May any curse or magic spell placed on me,
be dispelled. Rebounded on the sender be,
In accordance with the Law of Three."

Once the bottle is buried, it should never be dug
up again. To do so would be to release all of the
negativity that it has absorbed for you.

If another person digs up the bottle, it will not
affect them, as it is designed to absorb negativity
aimed directly to you.

This energy is tied to you and you alone. It cannot
affect another person.

Do not dig up the witch-bottle for any reason.
If you move to a new location, the witch-bottle
will continue to work for you. The witch's bottle
is buried in the earth so that the earth may
ground the energies of the negativity directed
towards you.

One bottle should be all that is needed.

Source: ADailyTarotYahoo

Friday, November 19, 2010

Native American Jewelry




Native American Jewelry

Browsing around the internet I came across these simple but beautiful earrings at Zuni Fetish Store.Com I always have much respect for all native american artists. Their craftmanship is beautiful. I love the colors they use, that they use beautiful semi precious stones and sterling silver. I believe each piece has a lot of spirit & a story behind it.

I feel when you wear a handmade piece of jewelry art, you get into the vibe that the artist had when creating the piece. Handmade jewelry is much more special in spirit than massed produced jewelry. It radiates body, soul and spirit of the artist, which is to say it has magick within and that makes it a much more valuable piece.

Check their website out.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wisdom Spell


Wisdom Spell

Most people say wisdom comes with age, but it also comes
with experience. Use this spell to help you gain the most
wisdom you can from your daily experiences. Find a long
piece of yellow ribbon. You will tie three knots into this
ribbon and recite the following as you tie each knot:

"Learning, living, loving—life
Contains both happiness and strife.
Help me see, and learn, and know—
So that I may always grow."

Carry the ribbon with you in a purse or wallet for as
long as you like.

Source: ADailyTarotYahoo

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Diana-Artemis A Goddess by Any Other Name



This is one of my favorite Goddess - actually two since Diana & Artemis are very similar but individual Goddesses

Goddess Diana-Artemis _ A Goddess by Any Other Name

Diana and Artemis are often worshiped as one. In essence they are very similar, but are in actuality two individual goddesses.

Artemis, huntress of the moon, make my aim true. Give me goals to seek and the constant determination to achieve them.

Grant me communion with nature, allow me to live surrounded by plants and animals that I can grow, protect and nurture.

Allow me the strength and wisdom to be my own mistress, not defined by the expectations of others.

And sustain my sexuality to be as yours — wild and free as nature itself.


Known as a fierce hunter as well as protector, Artemis is one of the major Greek goddesses. Artemis is known as the goddess of the night, the huntress, the goddess of fruitfulness, the goddess of childbirth, Lady of the Beasts, the woodland goddess, the bull goddess, the personification of the moon, and the eternal virgin. Artemis was one of the few goddesses immune to the enchantments of Aphrodite. In some instances Artemis is linked closely to the Roman and Italian goddess, Diana. There is some controversy as to the goddess that deserves the first rights, but it appears that Artemis was a later goddess. There is no doubt that the similarities are striking. Some people go as far as to call them one, the goddess Artemis Diana. As a huntress, she happily traveled in woods in the company of dogs, wild beasts, and mountain nymphs. She brought about Orion's death, the unfortunate hunter, who either defied the goddess, or else tried to seduce one of her companions, the virgin Opis, or perhaps attempted to personally ravish her. Artemis sent a scorpion to sting his heel, and thus killed him. But when Orion was subsequently changed into a constellation, Artemis made sure the scorpion received the same honor.


Diana is the Roman Goddess of the woodlands, wild animals and of the hunt. In ancient times as Rome's contact grew with Greece, Diana was more and more identified with the Goddess Artemis. In time the two Goddesses became virtually identical, though in modern times she is usually identified as "Diana".

Diana is most often portrayed a hunter, often with a bow and quiver, accompanied by maidens, hunting dogs, or deer. In this aspect she is considered to be a pure and virginal Maiden Goddess of the Moon.

Diana is honored by women because of her association as a Goddess of childbirth, nursing and healing. In this aspect she is considered to be a Mother Goddess.

Because Diana was also identified with darkness and witchcraft and served as a Goddess of the Underworld, she is also considered a Crone Goddess.

As a true Triple Goddess her nature was a varied as her many aspects. She could be pure and virginal, maternal and loving, or arrogant and vengeful. She is as changeable and unpredictable as nature. Sculptors sometimes created statues of her with three heads: those of a horse, a dog, and a boar. Such statues were displayed at places where three roads met.


Sacred to the Goddess Diana

February 12 - Festival of Diana

August 17 - Feast of Diana in Rome

Month: November

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Days: the 13th, the 15th, the 27th

Day of the Week: Friday

Symbols: Moon, Water, Forest Items, Sun; Bow; Arrows; Hounds; Stag

Incense: Sandalwood; Lemon; Rose

Foods include: Blueberry; Butter; Broccoli; Coconut; Cucumber; Eggs; Grapes; Lemons; Milk; Potatoes; Pumpkins; White Wine

Colors: White; Silver; Indigo; Black

Sources: http://sacredwicca.viviti.com/goddess-diana
http://www.kusadasi.biz/ephesus/goddess-artemis.html
http://astroromp.com/skyla/diana.htm

Friday, November 12, 2010

One of a Kind Gift This Season

One of a Kind Gift This Season

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Pumpkin Cake/ Bars Recipes




Pumpkin Ring Cake

3 cups Original Bisquick® mix
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup milk
4 eggs
1 can (16 ounces) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


1.Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan.
2.Beat Bisquick, granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 cup milk, eggs and pumpkin in large bowl on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes. Spread in pan.
3.Bake about 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; turn upside down onto heatproof plate or wire cooling rack. Remove pan; cool cake completely.
4.Stir remaining ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over cake.

Success
For baking cakes, we recommend using stick butter, margarine or vegetable oil spreads with at least 65% fat. We do not recommend using vegetable oil spreads with less than 65% fat, tub margarines or whipped products.
Simplify
Instead of making the glaze recipe, use Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting from a 16-ounce tub. Place 1/2 cup frosting in a microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on High about 15 seconds or until frosting can be stirred smooth and is thin enough to drizzle.
Nutrition Information:
Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)Calories 405 (Calories from Fat 90 ),Total Fat 10 g(Saturated Fat 3 g,Cholesterol 70 mg;Sodium 500 mg;Total Carbohydrate 76 g(Dietary Fiber 2 g,Protein 5 g;Percent Daily Value*:Calcium ;*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Pumpkin Bars


Bars
2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs, beaten
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 cup raisins

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

1.Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray.
2.In large bowl, beat all bar ingredients except raisins with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in raisins. Pour into pan.
3.Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
4.In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar on low speed until smooth. Spread over bars. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.


Substitution
Two teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice can be used instead of the ground cinnamon in this recipe.
Special Touch
Top each bar with a piece of Halloween candy. Or lightly press small leaf-shaped cookie cutter into center of cut bar. Use cotton swab to dust ground cinnamon inside cutter, creating leaf design.
Time-Saver
Use a 1-pound container of Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting.
Nutrition Information:
Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)Calories 130(Calories from Fat 50),Total Fat 5g(Saturated Fat 2g,Trans Fat 0g),Cholesterol 25mg;Sodium 110mg;Total Carbohydrate 19g(Dietary Fiber 0g,Sugars 15g),Protein 1g;Percent Daily Value*:Calcium ;Exchanges:1/2 Starch;0 Fruit;1 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;1 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:1;*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

BettyCrocker.Com

Honey Cornbread Stuffing

(This recipe sounds delicious for the holidays. If you love cornbread, honey and love stuffing this could be a keeper.)

Honey Cornbread Stuffing
Makes 4 servings

•4 cups day-old Honey Cornbread
•1 (4 oz.) Italian sausage
•1 cup chopped green bell pepper
•1/2 cup minced onion
•1/2 cup chopped celery
•1 Tablespoon minced parsley
•1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
•1 teaspoon salt
•1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
•1/3 cup chicken broth
•2 Tablespoons honey
In large bowl, place crumbled cornbread. Remove sausage from casing. In medium skillet, crumble and sauté sausage until brown. Using slotted spoon, remove sausage from skillet and add to cornbread. Drain all but 1 Tablespoon of fat. Return skillet to medium-high heat; stir in bell pepper, onion and celery. Sauté until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Cool slightly, then add to cornbread. In small bowl, combine broth and honey. Pour over stuffing. Place stuffing in a greased 9x9-inch baking dish. Cover dish with foil and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes until stuffing is lightly browned. As an alternative, pack you may pack stuffing into poultry cavity before roasting.



Nutrition: 350 Calories * 12.6 g Fat Total * 11.3 g Protein * 41.3 mg Cholesterol * 48.9 g Carbohydrates * 1338 mg Sodium * 2.82 g Dietary Fiber * 32% Calories from Fat *
http://www.honey.com/nhb/recipes/recipe-details-print?RecipeID=645

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ghost-Hunting Tips




You can find ghosts, spirits in places that are old, magical, have a certain vibe. I have not ghost hunted per se, but when taking photos saw orbs. You find this happening especially in places that have a feel about them of days gone by. On my last trip into Gloucester in some of my photos these orbs were caught. Was visiting an old castle, also right in the bed & breakfast where we stayed we caught a few!

Ghost-Hunting Tips

As winds turn cold, and darkness grows deep, you may wish to try ghost hunting. For this, get a candle lantern, a camera (preferably digital), a flashlight, and dark clothing.
Go to an old graveyard after dark. Light your lantern, and whisper:

" By the spirit of fire and water,
I call you down.
By earth and wind,
you come to me.
By the authority of the rocks and the trees,
we mingle together.
Spirits, I know you. Spirits, I see you.
Make your presence known to me! "

Once you hear any sort of rustling sounds, start taking pictures like mad. Before leaving, thank the spirits. Do not take anything away from the cemetery unless you plan to replace it.
Download your images at home. If you get circles or balls of light, these are called ghost orbs. You may have captured the image of a real ghost.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

ReVamped Studio

Re-Vamping The Studio

I have re-vamped my artfire studio - check it out... Vamp's ArtFire Studio

I think it reflects more of me. The colors, the banner I think it suits me just fine.

New just listed are my Snowflake Earrings, simple graceful and magical like a snowflake check them out! They make a wonderful gift for a yourself or a friend this holiday & coming up season.

Household Cleaning Tips

I found these tips useful and some I didn't know about! Try some of them and make cleaning a little easier in these busy days ahead :)

Household Cleaning Tips

The holidays are fast approaching...hence my scrambling around to keep up with everything. Here are some cheap and easy household tips-some not so eco-friendly though-to help cut some corners on time!

Use old newspapers to clean mirrors and windows. You'll have a great disposable cleaning rag and be recycling at the same time.

Bathrooms a breeze, make a spray bottle of 1/2 rubbing alcohol & 1/4 soda water. Spray on sink, toilet, tub and flooring everyday before bed and wipe clean with a towel. It's cheap, disinfects, & saves you from scrubbing a ton later!

Cleaning Out the Refrigerator
Briefly clean out trash and bad food each trash day morning. It only takes a few minutes to dump the stuff, and will clear out space to make cleaning easier.
Use baking soda to wipe down the inside of the refrigerator. It scrubs and eliminates odors without damaging surfaces.

Clean the oven while you sleep. Remove tough stains from the bottom of the oven by spreading automatic dishwasher soap or baking soda and covering it with wet towels before you go to bed. Simply wipe clean the next day.

Cleaning Out the Microwave
Bring a cup of water to boil in the microwave, the steam will help loosen dried on particles making them easily wiped away.

I use the product "scrubbing bubbles" on my stovetop if it's dried on mess. It gets greasy gunk gone in no time flat! I spray on, let sit 5 minutes, then use a microfiber cloth to wipe all the gunk away! It's cheap at dollar stores, get the large size generic can for 2 bucks. Finish up with a vinegar rinse to really make it sparkle and to make it food friendly. Works on the outside of fridge, and countertops too!

Speaking of microfiber cloths...Buy a ton of them from the dollar store! Better than flimsy non-biodegradable paper towels, and rewashable! Use them to dust by making a spray of 3/4 lemon juice 1/4 olive oil and briefly spray the cloth. Divide one room into fourths, tackle 1/4, sit and have a cup of coffee. Repeat, and your house will be dusted in less than a couple hours, if it is large like mine. It's easier on the back too! I designate one day to dusting and laundry...and sleeping in if it's a day off!

What can I say about Mr. Clean sponge? It truly works on anything, counters, tubs, tile, Even crummy "supermarket" flooring like I have, supplied by a generous slumlord. As for bad for the environment or non-biodegradable? By the time I am done using it after a few weeks, it's nothing but crumbs...where'd it all go?

I have carpet only in bedrooms. Used to make my life hell, but I went and got one of those 2 foot industrial push brooms, and it takes me longer to move a chair than to sweep 1/4th of a room.

ADailyTarotYahoo

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Sugar 'n Spice Snack

It's that time of the year that you start thinking about FOOD galore, for partys, get togethers, holidays, even snack time, etc. This little snack mix would be great as a gift or for your guests while they wait for the feast to be done.


Sugar 'n Spice Snack

2 cups Corn Chex® cereal
2 cups Rice Chex® cereal
2 cups Apple Cinnamon Cheerios® cereal
3 cups Bugles® original corn snacks
1 1/2 cups dry-roasted peanuts
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons orange juice or water
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1.Heat oven to 300°F. Spray with cooking spray or grease 15x10x1-inch pan.
2.In very large bowl, mix cereals, corn snacks and peanuts. In small bowl, beat egg whites, orange juice, sugar and cinnamon with wire whisk or hand beater until foamy. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Spread in pan.
3.Bake 45 to 50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until light brown and crisp. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Store in airtight container.

Substitution
Apple pie spice can be used instead of the cinnamon for a slightly stronger flavor.
Did You Know...
The egg whites help the cinnamon-sugar stick to the cereal and nuts, giving a crunchy texture when baked. The technique is reminiscent of that used for spiced sugared nuts sold by street vendors in Sweden and Germany and in candy shops and at art fairs in the U.S.



Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1/2 Cup)Calories 160(Calories from Fat 60),Total Fat 7g(Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,Trans Fat 0g),Cholesterol 0mg;Sodium 190mg;Total Carbohydrate 21g(Dietary Fiber 1g,Sugars 12g),Protein 4g;Percent Daily Value*:Calcium ;Exchanges:1/2 Starch;0 Fruit;1 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;1 1/2 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2;*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

BettyCrocker.Com

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Depression/Stressed Spirit Spell

Depression/Stressed Spirit Spell


Everyone knows someone who is or has been depressed or
really stressed out so make time in your magical + social
life for them. Give them a helping hand by writing this on
paper and then burning it to release the magic:

"Magic moon burning bright,
Let mine will be done this night.
Answer now my Pagan Spell,
Let all with (name) now be well."

Earth, wind, fire, and sea
As I Say, So Mote It Be!''