Aug. 27, 2006 Creative Living

Information on cooking with potatoes, making decorative fireplace screens, and easy-to-prepare recipes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.

Marcie Rothman represents the Oregon Potato Commission located in Portland, Ore. She has written several cookbooks, and will demonstrate some ways to prepare delicious and nutritious potatoes, which are included in her cookbook.

Sharon Hanby-Robie, author and furniture refinishing expert with Minwax Home Décor, will show how to make decorative fireplace screens using various painting techniques. She lives in Lancaster, Penn.

Janel Franklin, a cookbook author from Tahoka, Texas will demonstrate a delicious and easy-to-prepare recipe that will impress family or special guests.

Information on toy selection and making plaster mosaic clocks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and at noon on Thursday.

Stevann Auerbach knows that play is essential in the development of a well-rounded resilient child. She’ll explain how smart play plus smart toys will produce smart kids, which is based on her latest book by the same name. She’s from San Francisco, Calif.

Kristen Peck is an author and designer from Virginia Beach, Va. She will show how to use plaster to create a mosaic-looking clock.

“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink of Albuquerque.

1/2 cup pizza sauce (from bottle or can)
4 (10-inch) whole wheat flour tortillas
8 slices veggie Canadian bacon
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella soy cheese

Spread about 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce in a circle in the center of each tortilla. At the bottom of each tortilla circle, place 2 slices of veggie bacon next to each other. Top with 2 tablespoons of cheese. Fold in sides of tortilla, then tightly roll up the tortilla starting with the bacon end. Tear off a piece of aluminum foil big enough to cover the cookie sheet and place it on the cookie sheet. Bake in 350 degree F. oven until cheese melts, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool enough to cut into 1-inch rounds. Makes 4 servings.