Donair Meat and Sauce Recipe | Donair Recipe Ground Beef

This is a Donair Recipe made with lean ground beef. I have been making my own donair meat and sauce for a while now,  and this recipe is now perfect for my tastes. I originally obtained this recipe from and friend and a site in Halifax. I have used this meat on a pizza with a garlic butter base and a donair sauce base, I have also want to try this soon as a hamburger on the barbeque. image

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Donair Sauce Recipe

( Best made the day before)
• 1 can of evaporated milk (not fat free or 2%, must be regular full fat)
• 3/4 cup plus 1 tbsp of white sugar
• 2 tsp of garlic powder
• 4-6 tsp of vinegar

Directions and Tips

1. In a glass or pyrex container with a plastic spoon mix sugar and garlic powder, then add the can of milk and mix until sugar grains are dissolved.
*** do not use a metal bowl or utensils of any kind
2. Add 4 tsp of vinegar quickly and stir gently 5-6 times. Put sauce in the fridge to chill for 5-10 minutes.
3. Take sauce out of fridge for a minute and stir until clumps are gone. Put sauce back in fridge for 10 more minutes.
4. Add vinegar by the tsp to the sauce if still very runny and repeat the process. Keep sauce in fridge and chilled.

Donair Meat Recipe

350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes
• 1 tsp of salt
• 1 tsp oregano
• 1 tsp of flour
• 1/2 tsp black pepper
• 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
• 1/2 tsp garlic powder
• 1/2 tsp onion powder
• 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
• 1 large package of ground beef, 1 – 1.3 pounds

1. Mix all items well, I used my mixer and my dough hook
2. Form in long loaf and wrap loosely with tinfoil for first 40 minutes while baking. Check often as different loaf sizes will cook quicker.

My next expirment I am going to attempt using these same spices for hamburgers and barbequeing them and making Donair Burgers!

This past St. Patrick’s Day I spent with my uncles Ken and Dave and my aunt Orpha and my mom. We had supper, played,  Phase 10 and had a blast!

Four Leaf Clover Green Earrings
Four Leaf Clover Green Earrings

New earrings I made for St. Patrick’s Day. Made with a 4 leaf metal clover and green Swarovski’s.

Ken and Dave have a beautiful house, and beautiful interior design talent! Loved the fresh tulips and green decorations. We played cards and had a beautiful chicken dinner.

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Dave and Ken run an antique store in Brenton, NS. http://yaciuksantiques.com is their site!

Jewelry Work Station | About Me

A few people have asked me,where do I work from, a studio, office or if I work from home? Also is there more then one person making the jewelry?  Who are you? Well I am Amanda Mackay
I solely run this website, I built it, I take all the photos myself, I promote the site, I write the blog, I make the jewelry,  I ship and package it. This site and  jewelry/bookmark/accessorie line is by, Me! Now let me correct that, I have had helpers, my step son who is 13 in December has helped me make items, my friends Amy and Holly who are also jewelry makers have also helped. They are my backup if I need help!

Here is my workstation, my dining room:
You can also see my latest quilt in this picture.

Why I started making jewelry? A few year ago I had many problems finding department store jewelry that fit my big ole neck, so I decided to make my own! A friend of mine Murielle Deon got me started and taught me all she knows.  She was my biggest help! I took it from there and taught myself the rest, ventured into stamping, geocaching charms, bookmarks etc.

I live in Yarmouth, NS, I have a boyfriend and 2 step children that I adore, I love making anything myself, cooking, gardening, I love geocaching, photography and anything crafty! My whole family is a creative bunch, my dad is a knife maker, my brother creates chainsaw carvings http://mackaycarvings.com  and my mother who tole paints, creates wreaths, and many other things.

Apple Crisp in a Jar | Snowflake Earrings Winter Jewelry

So I made pie’s in a jar, so I figured why not apple crisp in a jar, My first batch turned out wonderfully.

I first chopped up the apples and put them in my mason jars:

Then I made a simple standard crisp topping using:

1 cup of oats
1 cup of flour
1 cup of brown sugar
cinnamon to taste
enough margarine or butter to get it to stick.

I then baked it for about 40 min fresh, about 60 min from frozen on 350 degrees.

When done, top with ice cream and YUM! It was really simple and great for one serving apple crisp!

Other projects I have had on the go are snowflake earrings and snowflake key chains or necklaces! Here are some of my most recent creations:

Snowflake long earrings and snow flake key chain custom stamped:) The stamped items can be purchased on my stamping page and the snowflake earrings you can find shortly on my earrings page or contact me to order!

Vacation 2011 Fishing in Shelburne, Nova Scotia|Blue Island Sheep

This year I took my vacation/ Birthday and spent it in my home town of Shelburne, NS. We travelled all over, Lockeport, Green Harbor, Barrington, Clarks Harbor, Cape Sable Island and many more little towns I cannot think of.

This picture is of me and Mike at a relatives house, they traded my brother for some rocks he had and made this pretty cool statue of a fisherman! I loved it! I want one on my lawn now! This would also make an awesome geocache!

On my birthday, July 2nd, Mike and the kids came to spend the night at my fathers in Shelburne, NS.  My Dad and my Step Mom are awesome, Flo (my step mom’s nickname)decorated the house with balloons, made us supper(it was not even burnt hehe) and a cake!  Later they arranged for friends of theirs, Jackie and Stew (I think that’s the spelling) to take us all out on a lobster boat fishing and touring islands off Southern Nova Scotia. I hadn’t been on a boat in years (since I was 7 or 8 ) so I was excited. We saw seals, jellyfish, pollock, mackerel, Blue Island where my great grandparents were married, which now it’s only habitant is sheep! It was the perfect night, beautiful weather and everyone had fun. This is the only picture I managed to get of the sheep:

Maddy who is our youngest, was loving touching the fish. Most girls (like me) would be ewe, but she counted them, picked them up and even caught some! Riley also caught the first fish! He’s such a good fisherman! 🙂
Here is a pic of her mackerel(or pollock im not sure), and the tons of scales on her hands from handling the fish!


The fishing boat trip was the highlight of my vacation. My family was there, and some amazing new friends. It was awesome. My next task is to make Jackie a bracelet to thank them for the boat trip and mackerel!

Simple Cheap Earrings | Cheap Easy Nail Painting & Designs

Earrings that are cheap, simple and cute and available in any color! Here is a few pics of them and myself wearing a pair! I have sold these for wedding favors, or even the bridal party. They are cute, simple sparkly earrings.

Simple Earrings

I am selling these for $5.00 a pair in almost any color I have on my beads page.

My first time painting my step daughters nails, I was not a pro, not thinking I let Maddy paint them her self on my bed, she was 7 at the time, for anyone starting out, that was not the best idea lol. First, never on anything valuable, and get quick drying nail polish! Lol getting a 7 year old or even myself to sit still for 5 -15 minutes is torture. We now both love nail painting.

Here are my Nail tools, the brushes are from the dollar store, the paint tray was from Wal-Mart, both only $1.00.

Below are a few pictures of the designs I have done so far 🙂