MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Friday, January 28, 2011

Shake and Bake Potatoes

  • 10-12 medium red potatoes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¾ cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1 package dry ranch dressing mix or dry Italian dressing mix (I used ranch) (Click here for a homemade dry ranch dressing mix)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Wash and dry potatoes. Cut potatoes int 1 inch cubes.
  3. Place potatoes in a large bowl or gallon-size bag and drizzle with olive oil. Toss or stir well until potatoes are coated with the oil.
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and stir together.
  5. Add dry ingredients to potatoes. Shake in the bag or stir in the bowl until all potatoes are coated with the seasoning mix.
  6. Place on a baking sheet (at least a 10×15 sized) 45 minutes at 450, stirring and flipping potatoes halfway through.
  7. Remove from oven, salt to taste and serve. Potatoes should be light and golden brown when they are finished. Bake time may vary depending on the size of potatoes. Makes 10 servings.

I like potatoes and so when I saw this recipe on, I decided to post it. Click here for the link to the original recipe that Laura posted.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


My friend, Julie, did a post about slime on her family blog.

Slime....It looked like fun, so I asked her for her recipe.

Here is it:


· water

· white glue (like Elmer's™)

· borax

· food coloring (unless you want uncolored white slime)

There are two components to slime. There is a borax and water solution and a glue, water, and food coloring solution. Prepare them separately.

· Mix 1 teaspoon borax in 1 cup of water. Stir until the borax is dissolved.

· In a separate container, mix 1/2 cup (4 oz) white glue with 1/2 cup water. Add food coloring, if desired.

After you have dissolved the borax and diluted the glue, you are ready to combine the two solutions. Stir one slime solution into the other. (I poured the water/borax into the glue solution.) Your slime will begin to polymerize immediately.

The slime will become hard to stir after you mix the borax and glue solutions. Try to mix it up as much as you can, then remove it from the bowl and finish mixing it by hand. It's okay if there is some colored water remaining in the bowl.

Store your slime in a sealed ziplock bag, preferably in the refrigerator. Insect pests will leave slime alone because borax is a natural pesticide, but you'll want to chill the slime to prevent mold growth if you live in an area with high mold count. The main danger to your slime is evaporation, so keep it sealed when you're not using it.

Thanks, Julie for the recipe.