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March 21, 2011

GIVEAWAY – Ribbon Art Piece

March 6, 2011

This week’s giveaway is a RIBBON ART PIECE BY SERGIO CARDOSO .  Last year, Sergio showed THE BASICS readers how to make decorative art pieces by using yarn and ribbon.  This week he has made another one to give to one of our lucky readers.

To enter, write in your name and email address and one person will be picked by Sergio  at 6pm on Saturday, March 12th (Eastern Standard Time).  Valid for United States and Canadian residents.

WINNER’S LAST WEEK • Crafter’s Dream Tool – A glue gun and sticks

Julie | Somewhere, United States

Your Children Create the Masterpieces

February 27, 2011

What’s fun to make, has your children as the painters and will be a great memento of your their youth?  It’s a  BODY PAINT PIECE  OF ART.  Here’s how.

1.  Use a piece of stretched, framed canvas larger than your child and the paint used is acrylic or latex water-base house paint.  The color brown is used here.   Let the canvas dry.
2.  Once dry, now the fun can begin. If you don’t have access to an outdoor venue because of accidents, then make sure to have a drop cloth under the canvas.   Using again the same type of paint, use a different color (white here) and paint the back of  your child.  You have the option to have them “in their birthday suits” or lightly clothed.  The less amount of clothes the better the imprint.  Once fully painted, then carefully have them lay down for the imprint. This can also be done with hand prints or foot prints as well.
3.  If there are any drips of paint or light foot prints you want to erase, then use the canvas color of paint and paint over.

GIVEAWAY – Crafter’s Rejoice with a Hot Glue Gun and Sticks

February 27, 2011

This week’s giveaway is a tool every craftsmen should not be without, A HOT GLUE GUN.  Plus, we are throwing in two packages of glue sticks.  So, craft away, and with Easter around the corner, I’m sure there are a lot ideas flowing.

To enter, write your name and email, and if you like, one of your favorite crafts. One person will be picked at random at 6pm on Saturday, March 5th (Eastern Standard Time).  Valid for United States and Canadian residents.

WINNER’S LAST WEEK • Four Volume Eataly Cookbooks

Brenda Burton | Nampa, Indiana

Baked Eggs with Chicken Sausage and Cheddar

February 20, 2011

It’s not quite a frittata and it’s not quite a casserole, but this BAKED EGGS WITH CHICKEN SAUSAGE AND CHEDDAR is a fantastic way to start the day. And my friend Ali helped me create this new dish for THE BASICS.

8 eggs
5 cups french bread, 1/2″ cubes
2 cups chicken sausage or non-flavored sausage, cut up or diced
1/4 cup milk
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Using a small pan saute onions with oil.  Leave to the side.

3. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, milk, salt and pepper.  Leave to the side.

4. In a 9″ x 12″ non-stick pan or cooking dish, place the bread on the bottom, then layer with chicken next, then onions and pour eggs over.  Top with cheese.

5.  Cook for 20 minutes in oven.

SERVES: 6 | TIME: 30 minutes

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