Room planning, cake decorating featured — Sheryl Borden

Information on basic cupcake decorating, using an online room planner to arrange furniture, and staging a home when selling will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands, and she’s going to show how to do a variety of techniques that make decorating cupcakes, cookies and other delicacies even easier. She’s from Woodridge, Ill.

bordenmugnew11-07Lacy Jones is the visual coordinator for Havertys Furniture Co. in Lubbock, and she’s going to show how to arrange any room in the house in five easy steps with an easy-to-use online room planner.

Did you know that a house will sell 80 percent faster if it has been staged? Designer Diane Romick will share lots of ideas for expanded staging. She’ll also share her seven-step approach to helping home owners sell their home quicker and for more money. Her business is Castle Design Studio, LLC in Newport Coast, Calif.

Information on finding vacation destinations online, preparing dinnertime recipes, and using water soluble stabilizers will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Valarie D’Elia, spokesperson for, will tell how to find last-minute vacation destinations online. She’s from Chicago.

Cookbook author, Sue Vaughn will demonstrate recipes from one of her cookbooks on “discovering dinnertime.” All of the recipes are quick and easy, all call for ingredients that are readily available, and they can be prepared in just a matter of minutes. She lives in Lamesa, Texas.

Sewing expert Kay Brooks will show where to use water soluble stabilizers, explain what they are and their benefits, and show some of the varieties of water solubles on the market. Her company is RNK Distributing and she’s from Knoxville, Tenn.

Slap together cake

1 can (20 oz.) Cherry Pie Filling

1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, use juice

1 box Yellow cake mix, dry

1 can coconut

1 cup pecans, chopped

3/4 cup margarine, melted

Grease and flour a 13x9x2-inch pan. Make layers of pie filling, pineapple, cake mix, coconut and pecans. Then pour the melted margarine over the mixture. Bake in a preheated 350° F. oven for 35 to 40 minutes until light brown.

“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

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