How many times do I hear myself say, "where is that big orange binder?" or "has anyone seen that big orange binder?" The big orange binder has been accumulating recipes, kinspiration & original recipe cards tucked into plastic sleeves for my entire-almost-forty year existence. "The Big Orange Binder" is an organization attempt. It's a recipe with a story neatly packaged in a place where I'll always be able to find the ever-elusive . . . Big Orange Binder.

Monday, June 4, 2012


Attention all moms, mommy-figures, stay at home folks or anyone with a need to fill a couple of hours with homemade fun.  Make this play-doh.  This is my FAVORITE recipe.  It's easy, smells great, keeps for months in a ziploc bag & you probably have all of the ingredients.  As an added bonus, your kids can eat it.  Not just a nibble, but they won't die if they eat a whole chunk.  Bonus, right?

In a bowl, put 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup salt & 2 teaspoons of cream of tarter . . . 
In a second bowl THAT IS MICROWAVE SAFE, put 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil & one package of kool-aid mix.  If you have no kool-aid, use food coloring, but I like kool-aid.  It smells pretty.  Microwave this concoction until it boils.  About 2 to 2 1/2 minutes . . . 

Make a little divot in the dry stuff.  Add the wet stuff.  
Stir, stir, stir . . . make sure to incorporate all of the dry ingredients. 
Play, play, play.  Be careful . . . this new playdoh will be pretty warm for young handlers . . . .

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