Cooking with fruit featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living

Information on kid-friendly citrus recipes, talking with teenagers and needles and threads for sewing and quilting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Kymberly Meade is the marketing coordinator with TexaSweet Citrus Marketing Inc. in Mission, Texas, and she will discuss the nutritive value of citrus fruits and demonstrate some kid-friendly recipes to entice all of us to eat more fruits.

Another guest says we should listen with our eyes and hear with our heart — especially when talking to our teenagers. Ruth St. Pierre’s company is Creative Business Resources in Pleasant Valley, Mo.

Jean Gilles Dean is a quilting expert, and she’s going to show lots of different needles and threads and explain when and where to use them when sewing and quilting. She lives in Midland, Texas.

Information on interior decorating, making three-dimensional desserts and cooking dinner “on the deck” will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Jack Warner, author and decorator, explains that anyone can have a beautifully decorated home if he or she develops a game plan ahead of time. He’ll talk about how to organize the planning process to eliminate extra work in the end. He lives in Ridgewood, N.J.

Nancy Siler will demonstrate the decorating of a stand-up house using candy, cookies and gum, and she’ll display a dog house, school house and flower house. Siler is with Wilton Industries Inc. in Woodridge, Ill.

Vicki Gagliano, Lawry’s Foods, says, “When entertaining outdoors, think casual.” She will demonstrate some great recipes and suggestions for having dinner on the deck. She’s from Monrovia, Calif.

Mini cookies

• 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

• 1/2 Texas Rio Star Grapefruit, sectioned

• 2 tablespoons grapefruit zest

• Box of vanilla wafer cookies

Combine cream cheese, grapefruit sections and zest, then beat until smooth and of a spreading consistency. Spread a small spoonful of cream cheese mixture on flat side of one wafer, and top with an additional wafer. For softer cookies, cover and place in refrigerator for one hour.

Orange-Filled Gelatin Slices

Make orange gelatin according to package directions. After removing sections of a grapefruit half, fill with the gelatin and let set in the refrigerator until set up.

“Creative Living” is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico, and is distributed by Westlink, Albuquerque.