To get off fleas from your furniture, vacuum to stimulate the fleas to emerge from their cocoons and they will be exposed to the insecticide that will be used. Spray your furniture and places that your pet sleeps with aerosol. Make sure that you treat your pet using products like; Advantage, Frontline and Revolution.

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puppypanic.wordpress.com link

Further Reading:

how to get rid of fleas on furniture? – http://www.ehow.com/video_7362914_rid-fleas-furniture.html

Are you tired of having the same kind of rotisserie chicken over and over again? Want to spice up a weeknight meal with a dish that seems fit for a king? Try this simple rotisserie chicken recipe whether just for you and your family or for when having company over.

You’ll need:
3-4 lb. chicken
2 sprigs rosemary
1 large red onion, cut into eighths, divided
5 garlic cloves, crushed
3 large roasting potatoes, cut into quarters

5 T. butter
1 T. olive oil
3 T. parsley, chopped
1 T. chives, chopped
1 t. thyme
1 t. red wine vinegar
salt and pepper

1. In a bowl, mix together the last 7 ingredients, starting from the butter. Add perhaps a 1/3 T. each of salt and pepper.

2. Clean the chicken thoroughly and wash it. Stuff the chicken with the rosemary, half of the onion, and garlic. Coat the chicken with the herb and butter mixture. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine. Place the chicken on a roasting pan. Arrange the rest of the onions and the potatoes around the chicken.

3. Roast first with the chicken wings facing up for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees F. Baste the chicken after this first cooking time. Turn the chicken over and roast for another 55 minutes, basting the chicken every twenty minutes or so.

4. Wrap the chicken in foil when finished cooking. Remove the potatoes and onion from the pan. Pour juices into a saucepan, removing excess oil. Make a gravy by adding 1/2 T. all-purpose flour to the drippings/juices, stirring constantly. Add 1 cup hot stock, whisking all the time. Simmer for a couple of minutes, then check for salt and pepper. Serve in a gravy boat.

Source:

  1. Rotisserie Herb Chicken – Grilling Wino
  2. Herb Roasted Whole Chicken | The Pioneer Woman

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Edible Rice Crispies Easter Basket – I am surprised I didn’t see this recipe online, but perhaps I didn’t search well enough. Believe it or not, I made these in kindergarten…I am now 29 years old, and my son and I have made them the last 2 years for Easter. Last year, I brought in the ingredients to his daycare and the 3 and 4-year-olds made them to take home.

For the “baskets,” you will need:

– 3 tablespoons butter or margarine – 1 10 oz. package marshmallows – 6 cups rice crispies (pastel colored, if available…cocoa crispies work also)

For the “handles,” you will need:

– rainbow colored twizzlers

OR

-marshmallow ropes (can usually be found in Wal-mart, Target, or drug stores in Easter section)

For the “grass,” you will need:

– shredded coconut and green food color

OR

– candy easter grass (comes in yellow, green, pink, blue, and purple and can be found at Wal-mart or drug stores)

Filling for baskets: (use your imagination!) Some things we used were – jelly beans, chocolate eggs, marshmallow bunnies, and chocolate bunnies.

To make basket:

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

2. Add rice crispies cereal. Stir until well coated.

3. While mixture is still warm, and can best be “molded,” take out small amounts at a time (you can use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon) and place on wax paper. Lay a small square sheet of wax paper on top of the rice crispy mixture and press a paper, plastic, or other small siz cup into the mixture. Use your hand or spoon to form a “basket” around the base of the cup. (make sure you are touching the wax paper, not the actual mixture) When your “basket” is formed, remove cup and wax paper.

4. Insert your handle in the sides of the baskets…you may need to add a small amount of rice crispy mix around the edges to hold the twizzler handles in, especially if you have made your basket wall thin. If you are using marshmallow handles, you can press on the inside of the baskets and add a small amount to the other side of the marshmallow rope ends (on the inside wall of your basket)

Set aside basket and let cool to harden.

To make your grass, if you choose to use the coconut, you simply pour shredded coconut into a mixing bowl and add a drop of food color at a time until you have the desired color.

Place grass and “eggs”….chocolate, jelly beans, mini cadbury eggs, or other small easter candies inside basket.

If giving as a gift, saving for later, or taking home, wrap basket in colorful saran wrap and tie at the top.

Please Note: when making these treats, you must work fairly quickly, as the rice crispy mixture will begin to harden. You may consider doing this as a class, if your children are old enough to form their own baskets… or having an adult or two to help. If you are doing this solo, don’t despair, it can be done….I did 24 of them last year, as the children could not do the basket part on their own. You can leave the mixture in the pot you melted your butter and marshmallows in so it will stay warm longer. If your mixture still gets too hard (or cold) you can plug the drain and run HOT water in the sink- then place your pot in the water to warm your mixture (careful not to allow the water to go over the edges of the pot).

Enjoy your baskets! Kids love to make these, even if they only take part in filling the baskets but they also make great gifts!

Reference:
1. DIY Edible Easter Egg Basket! – The Krazy Coupon Lady
2. 12 Edible Easter Baskets to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth | Brit + Co

Blueberry sauce is a great sauce to pour over ice cream or even blueberry muffins it will add both color and flavor to almost any dessert. You can store it in the refrigerator in an air tight container for a up to a few weeks.

Ingredients

2 – packages of frozen blueberries
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water

Combine all the ingredients in a medium sauce pan and cook over medium heat until the blueberries had turned to liquid and the sugar has dissolved, about 20 minutes. You will need to stir the sauce continuously so it doesn’t stick to the sides of the pan and burn. Use immediately or store in the refrigerator.

Source:

  1. Blueberry Sauce Recipe – Allrecipes.com
  2. Easy Blueberry Sauce Recipe | Taste of Home

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