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Red Ribbon Carrot CookiesCream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add carrots, egg and flavoring. Beat well. Sift dry ingredients...
Gum Drop CookieCombine butter and brown sugar in saucepan. Cook until bubbly.
Uncooked Apricot BallsMix all together. Add some grated orange peel and a few squirts of lemon juice.
Collapsible Chair Bags for Storing Wrapping PaperIf you don't keep your collapsible chairs in the pouch they came in, you can store your rolls of wrapping paper in them. It keeps light and dust from ruining the rolls of paper.
Caramel Pecans or WalnutsMix up a batch of the caramel syrup like you would use on caramel popcorn and drizzle over walnuts or pecans. Toast for 10-15 mins. in heated oven. Let cool. Sooo good!
Keeping Cross-Stitch Needles HandyTo keep from losing my cross-stitch needles all the time, I glued a magnetic strip to the inside lid of the box I keep my embroidery floss in. I no longer lose them, and I can easily find the needle I need.
Healing Pierced Ears With HydrocortisoneI have tried everything to get my ears to heal up since I had them pierced about ten years ago. I could wear nothing but gold. I started putting 1% hydrocortisone on my ears and after just a few days my ears are completely healed and I can wear any earrings now.
Extra Counter Space With Baking SheetsI live in a very small house and the kitchen is tiny. I do a lot of freezer cooking and holiday baking so I never have enough counter space for everything. What I have been doing is to pull out the top drawers and using them to rest my cookie sheets on.
Growing Strawberries in a WheelbarrowIf you love strawberries I have found that the best place to grow them so nothing eats them and they get the best sun all day is in an old wheelbarrow. The strawberries stay clean, they can live on the back verandah or wherever you can keep an eye on the birds etc.
How to Tell if Grapes are FreshThe easiest and best way to pick the freshest grapes in your local market is to hold a bunch by the stem. Shake gently - if grapes drop off the stem, they have been in storage for too long. If the grapes are firmly attached, are plump and bright, they are fresh . . .
Saving Money on Cleaning Contact Lenses?Tips for saving money on cleaning solutions for contact lenses. Post your ideas.
Family Oriented New Year's Eve Party Ideas?I'd like some ideas for a family-oriented New Year's Eve party (decorating ideas, favors, recipes, etc.).
Yellow Marks On Dishes?Hi everyone, my question is... I have a dishwasher and it has left some yellowish scorch marks on my dishes, does anyone have any ideas on how to remove this?
Flame Retardent Plastic Table Covers?I am putting together a stage like area, and am working with plastic table covers. The event that this is for is questioning if they are flame retardent. I don't know. How can you check?
Cheapest Way To Develop Film?I have a whole year worth of disposable cameras that need to be developed. I'm sure a great deal of pictures have been taken by a three years old, floor shots. Any ideas on the cheapest route for processing?
Turning An Electric Pottery Wheel Into a Kick Wheel?I recently acquired a Creative Industries Model JR pottery wheel that has had all of its electrical components removed. Does anyone know how I could convert this to a kick wheel? I have an idea in progress that works along the lines of the old manual sewing machines. I am stuck on the pulley positioning, any advice would be appreciated.
Solutions For Shedding?I have a Jack Russell Terrier that really sheds, and all I know to do is suck it up with my vaccuum daily, and it's still full by morning. Keeping a sweater on her helps, but won't be good for the summer. If you know of any good solutions please let me know.
Sandy in Kansas
Removing a Dry Wipe Marker Stain from a Wool Scarf?I have recently got a wool scarf as a gift. It is a gold and beige scarf with glittery bits in it. I left it overnight at a friends house and my friend accidently put a big black line down the middle of it. The problem is that it is a big black line off dry wipe marker. I need to know is there anything that will get this stain out without damaging the colour of my scarf? PLEASE HELP ME! - Kelly B
Turnpike Salad Recipe?Does any one remember a salad called turn pike salad? I believe it was a type of macaroni salad.