Karen and I have been talking about this amazing play-doh recipe I got from a Sister Munkholm when we lived in Saskie. It truly is awesome. not too sticky or stinky, or messy and it's super soft and lasts FOREVER! I know it's not "food" but it might just save your sanity on a boring day! Have fun!
*Makes about 2 1/2 cups of playdough
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon cooking oil, like canola or vegetable
4-6 drops food coloring
In a medium saucepan, combine the dry ingredients. In a 2-cup or larger liquid measuring cup, combine the water, oil, and food coloring. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the dough pulls away from the sides of the pan and forms a ball (it will be shaggy and messy looking). This should only take a few minutes.
On a lightly greased countertop, turn out the playdough and knead until smooth.