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Creamiest Homemade YogurtThis is so rich and creamy I can only eat about a half a cup at a time. It is very, very good though.
Southern Barbecue SauceA great sauce for cooking ribs, or grilling chicken and poultry.
New Contest! Frozen Assets: How to Cook for a Day and Eat for a MonthFrozen Assets is small in stature, but jam-packed with meal-planning advice. It contains recipe ideas, plus detailed instructions on how to get the maximum value from your food dollar, while also slashing meal preparation times.
Sealing Plastic Bags with Foil and an IronYou can seal any plastic bag by placing a piece of aluminum foil over the end to be sealed and running a hot iron over the foil. Make sure you have foil on both sides of the plastic to be sealed so it doesn't stick to the ironing surface. No expensive sealing gadget required.
By Lisa Trudeau
Make Your Own Bleach PenInstead of buying those bleach pen I took an old "Ghost" pen from the books that you get in truck stops to keep busy. I put bleach in an old one that had dried out.
Numbers on the Ceiling for Nap TimeWhen it was nap time for the children I had one little boy who could not be still. I had the children cut out numbers and shapes from colored construction paper. I taped these to the ceiling.
Velveeta Box Drawer OrganizersDon't throw away the bottom of your velveeta box when the cheese is gone, they make great drawer organizers! They hold any little bits.
Homemade Dandruff TreatmentHere's a recipe using cider vinegar to help treat dandruff.
Easily Cook Rice in the MicrowaveIt's real easy.
- 1 Cup white rice
- 2 Cups water
- a little oil or butter
- 1 4-qt microwaveable bowl.
Cook 20 minutes. You are done! Add your salt to-taste after cooking so the rice will remain tender.
Keep Extra School Supplies on HandI am the grandmother of 6 of which 3 stay with us most of the time and are school age. Last year, a much learned lesson was learned by Grandmother.
Helping Pillows Keep Their Shape When WashingEver washed your polyester filled pillows and get them out of the washer all mushed up in an odd shape? Well, do a little pre-wash work.
Carry a ThermosI never go anywhere without my thermos. I bought it for $1 at a thrift store, it holds a quart and has a handle. It's so much better than a plastic water bottle because it's so refreshing to have really COLD water in the summer's heat on errands, or working in the garden, and nice HOT tea on a cold winter's day.
Bait for Trapping Yellow Jackets?What can I use to get rid of jellow jackets? Is there any one thing that would attract them so that they would go in a trap for yellow jackets? We bought 4 of the traps and put the liquid in but now that has lost its power.
Large Snakes in Swimming Pool?We have found several snakes, about 18 to 24 inches long in our yard. They are brownish. The other day I found two of them in my pool skimmer basket; one swimming and one had its head off, apparently by the other one?
Could these be a type of moccasin or another poisonous snake?
Party with Victorian Wild West Theme?My cousin is getting married and I am throwing the bridal shower, but we have all been to a million showers with the same old tired schedule and no creativity. She works at an art college and threw me a fantastic Mad Hatter tea party for my baby shower. I want to do something as fun and creative for her shower that goes along with her Victorian Wild West themed wedding invites. I am looking for a company that will come in and take old fashioned pictures but want other ideas that won't make it look like a hoedown theme...
Cluttered Room and Sleepover Birthday Party?I'm having a sleepover birthday party. My room is so out of date! But it's so cluttered that I can't do anything with it! Please help me!!