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Red Velvet CakeThis classic cake is moist, chocolaty and delicious.
Spicy Beef EmpanadasPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown ground beef in large frying pan, just until no longer pink, breaking up large pieces; pour off drippings. Remove beef from frying pan and reserve...
Hillbilly CakeRecipe for a Hillbilly Cake.
Keeping your Palm Pilot and Nintendo DS like new!To keep your touch screens on your Palm Pilot and Nintendo DS new and clean, use a Q-tip or cotton swab instead of the stylus! Not only is it gentler on the touch screens, but it will also clean up any oils and dust that may have already accumulated!
By Fahpoo of Kansas City
Dips For Kids LunchesI am always looking for ideas for my kids lunches since they don't like to eat at school. When I go to various restaurants to eat we usually have leftover "ranch" of any dipping containers.
Road Tar On Auto?They were re-surfacing the roads in our housing development. I went to the near by local, Mom and Pop market, to get several needed supplies.
Choking Hazards For BabiesEverything that ends up in baby's hands, ends up in baby's mouth. I was shocked one day to find my 8 month old daughter had pulled a button off the clothes she was wearing. She could have very easily choked had she swallowed it. To prevent this from happening again, I inspected her clothing to make sure all buttons were sewed on securely. I then put a small drop of super glue on the back side of the button threads (on the inside of her clothing) to permanently secure the button. This may not be a cost-saving measure, but it could very well be a life-saving one!
By Leann D
Disposable Spoon RestsMy family goes through a lot of sliced cheese. I kept throwing away those little clear plastic wrappers from the slices and wondering what else could be done with them. I finally found something they're good for - they make excellent disposable spoon rests!
5 Vinegar Cleaning Tips1. Clean your dentures with Heinz white vinegar by soaking them overnight and rinsing in the morning.
Winter Tip - Create a Warm Aroma In Your HomeAs the cold weather season is here, and we turn on our furnace and heaters, it becomes obvious that it is not just the season that has changed. Our skin dries out, electric static is in our clothes and hair, our throats get scratchy and our noses, when they are not running, are usually dried and burning.
Consider a Pet RescueWhen considering pet adoption, consider your local animal shelter or a rescue association of some kind. The animals there are truly in need of a home and the adoption rates are much more reasonable than they are to buy through a breeder or pet store.
Perfume Or Cologne Fades Away When Applied To Skin?Take a small cotton ball, as you don't want to overwhelm, and saturate with your favorite perfume or cologne. Attach it to a safety pin, and pin it to you bra strap.
By Gladys Hill
Marinating FoodA marinade should completely cover the food. If necessary, weight the food down by placing a flat dish on it, than a water-filled jar on top of the dish. Turn the food occasionally in the marinade.
Fish Sandwich Tips and Recipes?Does anyone know what kind of fish restaurants use for fish sandwiches? The little fish cakes you buy frozen taste terrible and I'd really like to be able to make my own, even if they aren't exactly "square". Also, what do they coat them with?
Lynn from Arkansas
Eco-Egg Mini Washing Machine Advice and Reviews?We bought a condo which is not so big, and we can not put our own washer in it, so we have one washer for 10 condos (most of them have more than one person.) So I am thinking of buying eco-egg electric mini wash machine, does anyone has experience with it?
Fixing Bump on Furniture?Hi, I recently bought a desk. I was fixing a hinge that had been put on incorrectly. When I went to put the screws back in I put a long screw in the wrong hole and ended up putting the tip of the screw all the way through to the front of the desk. I was able to put the wood back down, but the bump is still noticeable. Is there are good way to fix a mistake like this? Thank you so much!
Repairing Cracks in Plaster Walls?Tips for repairing cracked or damaged plaster walls.
Ideas for My Sad Pine Tree?Last summer I thought I "saved" a vermont pine tree that had decided to grow in a huge rock thats on my lawn. I transplanted it into a pot and it seemed to be doing well, now I've brought it in due to the severity of winter up in the northeast kingdom (5-6 ft snow) and now it seems unhappy.
Paint Color is Too Dark?We just painted my sister's room purple and green, and the colors ended up too dark. How can we lighten the walls?
Restoring An Old Hat Box?I have an old hat box. It appears to be made from cardboard. The top has been pushed down and is now detached for about half of the lid. I'd like to be able to restore it without losing any of the original feel/look of it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Steamer Trunk With Mothball Smell?I have an old "steamer" style trunk. It belonged to my mother and even though it hasn't had moth balls in it for over 30 years it still stinks!
Uses for Mini Reese's Pieces Containers?I have collected a half dozen of the orange plastic containers in which mini Reese's Pieces are sold. They are too cute to throw away! What can I do with them?
- Coreen in Idaho