Friday, February 22, 2008


Oh I like getting mail....even emails! Today has been a good "mail" day, considering I've actually gotten 3 personal emails today and couple neat links. Check out this idea for the Winter White Blahs....

Jump-Start Spring With Fun Indoor Garden ProjectsAre you just itching to get outside and get busy in your garden? Many of you are still stuck indoors, with nothing to prune, plant or propagate. But never fear: Learn2Grow® is here! We've gathered some quick and easy projects you can do right now to keep your fingers green until spring. Try one…or all…of these great ideas. They'll make a fine addition to your indoor greenscape!

Terrariums are easy to build, and they're a great way to grow plants in a low-maintenance environment. (Even better: They last for years.)
Plant a container filled with attractive succulents to create a wonderfully drought-tolerant, water-wise dish garden.
How would you like to grow your own pineapple from one you bought at the grocery store? It's easy, and it doesn't matter where you live!

(Read more of this article HERE)

I also received this recipie for an Oreo Cheesecake!

Cheesecake Factory Bakery Oreo CheesecakeSource:

The Secret Recipe Forum -
1 1/2 cups. Oreo Cookie Crumbs (about 23 Oreo cookies finelychopped)
2 tablespoons. Melted Butter
9" Spring Form Pan (buttered on bottom and sides)

1 1/2 lbs. Cream Cheese
1 cup Sugar
5 Large Eggs
1/4 teaspoon Salt2 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 cup Flour8 oz Sour Cream
5 Oreo Cookies (coarsely chopped for the batter)
10 Coarsely Chopped Oreo Cookies for the Top of Cheese Cake

Mix melted butter with Oreo crumbs and press in spring pan coverthe bottomand 1 1/2" up the sides with crumbs, set aside.

All Ingredients need to be at room temperature before beginning.Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Keep mixer on a lowsetting during the mixing and beating process. Add sugar graduallyand continue beating cream cheese until mixed through. Add eggs oneat a time and continue to beat until blended.Measure the vanilla, salt and flour, pour into cream cheese and eggmixture and beat until smooth. Add the sour cream and beat well.Turn off the mixer and stir in the coarsely chopped oreo cookieswith a spoon.Pour cream cheese into the spring pan and place the nine coarselychopped Oreo Cookies on to of the cream mixture. Place pan on thetop rack and in the middle of a preheated oven at 325 degrees andbake for one hour and 15 minutes.

When time is up prop the ovendoor open and let the cheese cake stay in the oven for one hour.Remove from oven and let cool enough to place in the refrigeratorfor 24 hours. It is worth the anticipation. A cheese cake shouldseason. The flavor ripens and becomes enriched.

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