Turkey recipes subject of show

Information on creating kaleidoscopic patterns on cookies, making a vinyl record wall hanging and preparing turkey recipes for dinnertime will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands, and she’s going to show how to give a butterfly cookie a painted effect using thinned royal or cookie icing to create kaleidoscopic patterns. Then, she adds other items for added flair. She’s from Woodridge, Ill.

Lisa Rojas is a mixed media artist and designer, and she’s going to be using Graphic 45 papers, a vinyl record and embellishments to create a beautiful wall hanging. Her company is Stampin’ Queen Creations and she’s from Victorville, Calif.

Marty Van Ness is a spokesperson and home economist for Butterball. She’s going to talk about “go to” recipes for family celebrations, including snack ideas for kids, healthy lunch ideas, and ideas for using leftover turkey. She also has innovative turkey recipes for dinnertime. She’s from Chicago.

Information on watermelon carving, digital photo albums and creating the arts and crafts look in furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Stephanie Duda is the reigning National Watermelon Queen and the spokesperson for the National Watermelon Assoociation in Orlando, Fla. Duda will show how to create a vase using a watermelon and then show how to make a floral arrangement in the vase.

Debbie Sorenson is an independent Creative Memories consultant, and she will tell about a software package that does more than just preserve photos — it helps to preserve memories as well. She’s from Carlsbad.

Furniture refinishing expert, Bruce Johnson will show how to create reproductions of original arts and crafts pieces of furniture by using unfinished furniture and staining it. He is the spokesperson for Minwax, which is located in Upper Saddle River, NJ.


Watermelon Vase

  • Using a round watermelon, slice 1/4 inch off the stem end to provide a stable base.
  • Determine the desired height of your vase and, using a pencil, draw a line all the way around the watermelon.
  • Cut off top with a large slicing knife.
  • Next, use an apple corer to make scalloped edge cuts around the top rim.
  • Use trimmings from the top piece to cut thin slices of white rind about 1/4″ thick. Use these slices to cut out shapes with cookie cutters to decorate the vase. Attach decorative shapes with small pieces of sturdy toothpicks.
  • Insert flower stems directly into watermelon flesh to arrange.

“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, Albuquerque, NM.

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