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October 19, 2004
Need Frugal Computer Buying Help
My computer has died. Right now, I am going to the library to check my mail. I don't have much money to buy a new one. So far the best deal
Need Christmas Gift and Other Ideas
For several years now, when I do an internet search for "Homemade Gift Ideas". I come to your site, and see all the great ideas, like Jar, or basket gifts etc.
Looking for Cloth Angel Wings
I saw some angel Christmas ornaments that had cloth wings. They came in different sizes. I would like to make some other angel items and would like to use these cloth wings for them. I asked the women if she would tell me where she got them and she wouldn't tell me.
Joining Grannie Squares
I need directions for joining small granny squares for a childs poncho. (5 or 6 inch squares)
Light Cherry Cheese Cake
To make your own toppings take fruit such as pineapple or berries, add 1 tbsp of cornstarch, a little water if necessary, & heat until thick.
Problem with Cakes
I want to know the tips about cakes. My problem is the volume of the cake is decreasing after the cake is removed from the oven and when it is cooled. Also the middle of the upper portion is not getting baked. Please reply or give suggestion. Editor's Note: This was sent in from a reader in India
New Use for a Baby Changing Table
Here is a way to recycle and reuse your old baby dressing table. They make perfect storage for your laundry room. On the shelves you can put your laundry supplies and a plastic bin for mis-matched socks.
Halloween Pumpkin Dyed Eggs
Real cute to serve on Halloween morning at breakfast and for school lunches. My own idea!
Coffee Grounds for Fire Ants
To kill those pesky fire ants use coffee grounds. Don't throw away those used coffee grounds after you perk that pot. Place in a plastic bag and save them.
Ground Beef and Rice
A really cheap and nutritious dinner.
You can download many baby lullabies and classic music off the internet and make a custom CD for the baby too be played at nap time or bedtime. Also many sites have children's Audio Books that can be made into a bedtime Cd for older children. By Debra in Colorado
Crochet Baby Changing Pad
This is a nice gift to include with a diaper bag and the dimensions can be made to fit rolled up into the new diaper bag or it can be used as a stand alone gift.
Remedy for Over Salted Gravy
Do not despair if you over salt gravy. Stir in some instant mashed potatoes to repair the damage. Just add a little more liquid in order to offset the thickening. By Peggy
Wait to Wash the Lettuce
Lettuce keeps better if you store it in the refrigerator without washing it. Keep the leaves dry. Wash lettuce the day you are going to use it. By Peggy
Use Wood, Glass or China for Salad
Do not use metal bowls when mixing salads. Use wood, glass or china. By Peggy
Mushroom Buying Tip
Buy mushrooms before they "open". When stems and caps are attached firmly, mushroom are truly fresh. By Peggy
Granny Square Checkerboard
With leftover yarn create enough squares to make a checkerboard. Save and clean cat food cans or tuna fish cans (enough for 2 sets of checkers). Paint cans first with primer.
Uses for Film Canisters
Ideas for reusing film canisters.
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