Friday, May 25, 2012

Fresh Strawberry and Cream Cheese Crescent Roll-Ups

Oh my goodness, these little babies are wonderful!  I saw a recipe similar to this on Pinterest, but it used strawberry jam.  We aren't big jam or jelly eaters in this house, so I didn't have any strawberry jam but I DID have a pound of fresh strawberries sitting in the fridge.  Aldis has strawberries for 99 cents a carton right now and I buy 3 or 4 every time I go, which might be 3 or 4 times a week.  We are big berry eaters here.  These were so easy and quick to make and like I said, out-of-this-world delicious and the girls both loved them too.  There may or may not be a crescent left in this house.  I'm not saying.

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a food processor put about half a stick of cream cheese, however many strawberries looks delicious to you (I used almost a whole pound), one teaspoon or so of vanilla, a teaspoon or so of fresh lemon juice and about 1/4 cup of sugar.  Process until nice and gooey!
Spread into crescent rolls, roll up.  You can use an egg white and teaspoon of water to brush on the top if you want, but I couldn't wait to eat one of these, so wasn't patient enough to do that extra step.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes.
You can use some of the extra filling to dip them in as well....which is yummo!

I'll probably make these again tomorrow morning so Matt can have a taste.  He's not usually a big sweet eater for breakfast, but I am sure he will love these!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Home Remedy: Cleaning your pillows!

The other day I was reading about dust mites, and it was really starting to freak me out.  One place that they love to live is in your bed and pillows, which typically don't get cleaned (unlike sheets and pillow covers).  And even if they did, soap and water won't kill them. 

Dust mites are microscopic creatures, about 0.4 millimeters in length, that feast on flakes of human skin. Their feces contains a substance called DerP1, a very potent allergen. People who are allergic to dust mites may have asthma-like symptoms, eczema or chronic sinus problems.  

What's the best way to kill dust mites? SUN!!  The sun is a natural disinfectant, and by just being outside in the sunlight, dust mites are killed and pillows are spruced up, cleaned up and fluffed up!  It's good to do this once a month, but definitely do it after a family member has been sick. 

My pillows are chillin' outside all day long today!