Creative Living June 22

Information on cooking with pecans and working with wood moldings will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Ann Cox, food specialist with the Western Pecan Growers Assn. in College Station, Texas, will talk about ways to incorporate pecans that would be delicious to prepare for breakfast. Since pecans are nutrient dense, they are very versatile in many recipes.

Bruce Johnson, author, columnist and refinishing expert with Minwax in Upper Saddle River, N.J., will show a variety of wood moldings that can be used to add visual interest, character and historical accuracy to a room.

Information on using packaged gravy mixes, making pillowcases, and painting techniques for a child’s room will be the featured topics at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and at noon Thursday.

Kathy Moore, a home economist with Williams Foods, Inc., will demonstrate some great uses for packaged gravy mixes — besides making delicious gravy. She’s from Lenexa, Kan.

Connie Moyers, Extension home economist in Roosevelt County, will show a technique for making quick and easy pillowcases that have a professional look to them. She calls this a “hotdog” technique. Moyers lives in Clovis.

Barbara Wurden, a creative artist who lives in Long Beach, Calif., will show how to do a technique called “high five to hands” to create a clever finish on a wall for a child’s room — and the child can help with the process. Her company is called Faux Fun.

Hurry Up Chicken Pot Pie

1 pkg. (2 1/2 oz.) Williams Country Gravy Mix

3 1/4 cups milk

1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 tsp. tarragon, optional

2 cups diced cooked chicken

2 cups frozen mixed vegetables

1 can (4 oz.) mushroom stems and pieces, drained

1/2 pkg. (15 ounces) refrigerated pie crust

Preheat oven to 450