I found a way to have candles without Hellboy being able to hurt himself or me forgetting about it!
I always wondered what those tarts were for from Yankee Candle. The ones without the wick? I bought two electric tart warmers off the internet and you stick those little tarts in the top and it melts them. No fire and the wax doesn’t get too hot. Best part is that it wont hurt anything if you forget and leave it burning. So neat!
It makes the whole room smell like you have been burning candles for hours and the tarts are half the price of full size Yankee Candles (which is my favorite brand) They sell electric tart warmers and also ones that you put votives under just like a traditional oil burner. To me, having a votive sort of defeats the purpose. Potpourri warmers also work well with tarts. (In case you aren’t familiar they look like tiny crock pots.) My husband is allergic to potpourri, so that is definitely not an option either!
What I have:
Electric Tart Warmer ($10-$15)
What you “burn”:
Yankee Candle Tart (in any fragrance they also have for candles) Around $2 each.
Short post today. I just felt like sharing my little “find”. As usual, I tend to be the last one to catch on to things like this. I find Oil Burners to be WAY too messy ( I get oil everywhere) and anything with a flame is just out of the running in this house! This would be a great gift for those with small children and toddlers in the house!! Just a thought
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Posted in FOOD! on December 9, 2010 |
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Taco Salad ala Paula
Hehehehe. Paula Kay that is! This is my Aunt Kay’s (although now it’s just a “family” one) recipe for Taco Salad. I have never seen it prepared like this by anyone else outside of our family. Some of the ingredients you might immediately want to snub. Just trust me, try it all together at least once!
What you need:
1 full size bag of nacho flavored Doritos (crunched just a little)
1 lb ground beef
1 package of taco seasoning
1 can of kidney beans(large, red)-drained
1-2 cups of seeded chopped tomatoes(depends on your preference)
shredded lettuce, again to your preference
1 can of large pitted olives
1/2 of a medium purple onion, diced (optional)
1 bag of shredded cheese
1 16oz jar of salse/picante (we like Pace)
1 bottle of Catalina dressing (don’t wrinkle your nose-just try it in the recipe)
Brown meat and drain according to directions on the packet of taco seasoning. Add seasoning.
*If you are traveling with this dish- save the combining of the ingredients until you get there. Your lettuce and chips might get soggy.
You know how my family likes “dump recipes”, so you know what comes next! Dump all the main ingredients in together and give it a good toss. Add a little extra cheese on top if you like.
So simple and waaaaaay better than how it sounds!
It is one part salsa/picante and one part Catalina. Pour over individual bowls to taste.
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