In this video I am pleased to share with you a review of a very cool product called the PAPERMASHER.
I received a comment on one of my videos about making newspaper fire logs from a nice guy named Daniel. He told me about the PAPERMASHER product and said it might be a good input to the process of making fire logs.
I asked him if he would be willing to send me a set and let me do a demo,, and……
A VERY short time later I received a package in the mail and there they were!
What you get:
Two (2) PAPERMASHER bags
Summary of the review? Awesome results!! There is no chance anyone is going to make heads or tails of what was processed.
As an added bonus, these do make a perfect input to the fire log press. Or chunk the pieces up and you have beautiful fire starters for next to nothing.
I’ll let the video speak for itself, bottom line is thumbs up!
I have been in the process of perfecting this recipe for months now and I am finally thrilled with it.
My daughter Lexi has one everyday as her ‘snack’ for lunch! That makes me feel so good! Even my wife likes them and she is just not a bread person.
This recipe is mildly sweet but you can certainly reduce the sugar if you wish.
The written recipe is below, so print it out if ya like! I hope you enjoy the video!
Awesome dinner rolls from NewAndLostCrafts.com
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons active dry yest
3.5 cups all purpose flour (not self-rising)
1/3 cup butter
Place water, milk, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl (we will use the bowl for the whole recipe). Microwave for 45 seconds to warm and help sugar start to dissolve.
Test mixture, it should be warm NOT hot (if it is to hot it will kill the yeast, let things cool down a bit). Add yeast and stir gently. Cover with clean dish towel and let rest (this is called proofing) for 15 to 20 min (it will look nice and frothy when ready).
Mix in flour, egg and then the softened butter (make sure you have a strong spoon)! Mix until you start to get everything melding together. You don’t have to go crazy here (working the dough in later steps will take care of fine mixing) but get it mixed up decently. Cover let sit and rise for an hour or two.
Take dough out of the bowl and place on a lightly floured surface. Work with your hands and and small amounts of additional flour (a little bit at a time!) until the it is just barely not sticky all of the way through. This step serves as the critical mixing and initial stretching of the dough. Place dough back in bowl, cover, and let rise again for 20 to 30 minutes.
I know, I know, it takes some time but you are almost there (and none of this is hard right?)!
Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
Divide the dough into 16 equally sized pieces (this makes 16 rolls, make as many pieces as you want, just realized the baking time may change a little). Roll each into a ball on place on cookie sheets (no grease or spray needed).
I usually do one cookie sheet at a time and bake them for 10 minutes. Start there and adjust a you see fit. I like doing the sheets separately so I can adjust the second on if I need to (I’ve never had a roll not eaten though ).
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Have your ever gone away for a few days and come back to discover your power had gone out? It’s back on now, but there are tell-tale signs like blinking clocks, thermostats running the wrong program, light timers completely wrong etc..
Then your mind starts creeping and you think,, how long was it out? I mean, it’s back on now, but do I need to worry about the food in my fridge/freezer?
Here is a great little trick to help you with that question!
I hope this helps folks out there! As always, if you enjoyed this post please share with others!
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It may seem at times like you have ‘done it all’ but there are many new
crafts and lost skills out there for all of us! This is my mission!
I’ve been doing quite a few ‘pre-winter’ projects around the house so you can expect a short stint of DIY, maintenance , repair type posts.
In this video I show you how to replace a worn out toilet tank valve, not the flapper valve, but rather the valve which controls the flow of incoming water.
You will know it is time to replace this hardware when the water either fails to turn ‘on’ when the toilet is flushed, or if the water fails to turn off (even worse). It just means the valve mechanism is sticking and needs to be replaced.
While you are doing this work, it is a good time to do some general toilet tank clean-up also. I do not cover the replacement of the flapper valve in this video (its pretty easy if it needs to happen).
This new valve is actually pretty neat! It is very quiet and I am expecting that it will last quite a while as there are very few moving parts.