Sorting makes scrapping easier

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living

Information on making plaster mosaic frames, power sorting, and incorporating dairy products in the diet will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Author and designer, Kristin Peck, will show how easy it is to make plaster mosaic frames. She has ideas for ways to use and decorate the home with this type of artwork. She lives in Virginia Beach, Va.

Creative Memories independent consultant, Debbie Sorensen of Carlsbad will explain how to power sort when scrapbooking. She’ll show how to organize all items in one place, decide on themes (if desired), sort as to event, and commit to doing the task at hand.

Registered dietitian Teresa Wagner represents DairyMax and says that product innovation and technology is driving dairy product development to reach untapped markets. Whether it’s a simple chocolate shake or a non-fat latte, Americans are incorporating dairy products in their diets in new, creative and delicious ways. She’s from Fort Worth, Texas.

Information on making flowers, speed-scratch cooking, and interior decorating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and at noon Thursday.

Pat de Santis of Wm. Wrights in West Warren, Mass., will show how to make handmade flowers easily and quickly from inexpensive store-bought silk flowers or from outdated or out of style arrangements you have at home.

“Speed Scratch” is the new way to do home cooking. Produce is always a pain to prep and store, but ready-made fresh produce makes speed-scratch cooking a breeze. Nancy Berkoff, chef and dietitian who represents ReadyPac, will show how easy it is to create salads from scratch. She lives in Los Angeles, Calif.

Interior designer, Cheryl Hyde explains that “a la carte living” is about a life of choices. She’ll show how to create your own decorating patchwork, choosing from the menu of life to suit your taste. She’s with Carole’s Fabrics in Augusta, Ga.

Pomegranate smoothie
1 banana
2 cups (16 oz.) fat-free vanilla yogurt
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 Tbsp. coarse sugar (optional)
Pomegranate seeds (optional)
Wrap peeled banana in plastic wrap and freeze three hours or until frozen. Unwrap banana, break into chunks and place in a blender with the yogurt and juice. Cover and blend until smooth; pour into four glasses to serve. Top with pomegranate seeds if desired. Serving Tip: Before serving, wet edge of glass and dip into coarse sugar for decorative edge.

“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.