Monday, March 15, 2010

Homemade Disinfectant~

Photo by Hannah Bell



Homemade Disinfectant
2 Tbsp. ammonia
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
1/4 vinegar

Put ammonia, alcohol and vinegar in a spray bottle and fill with water. This works especially great for counter tops but I also use it to clean showers, toilets and sink.

Irish Black Ginger Cake~

Saint Patrick's Day Recipes: 8 Fresh Ideas for Dinner

This unique ginger cake is loaded with flavor from molasses, coffee and spices like cinnamon, cloves and ginger. This cake is so tasty it doesn't even need frosting, but if you're craving a sweet topping, try a coffee icing.


Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger (or 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger root)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup hot strong freshly brewed coffee
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter an 8-inch square of 9-inch round cake pan and set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. In a large bowl, beat the egg into the molasses, then add to the butter mixture. Sift together the flour, spices, and salt, then fold into the butter mixture.
  3. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot coffee, then add it to the batter. Beat vigorously until well blended.
  4. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.


St. Patty's Day Punch~

Saint Patrick's Day Recipes: 8 Fresh Ideas for Dinner
  • 1/2 gallon box lime sherbet
  • 2 liters bottle ginger ale or Sprite/7-Up
  • 1 large can of pineapple juice
Place the sherbet into the punch bowel,
pour pineapple juice and soda over the top.
Kids are sure to love this!

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