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Bev's Leftover Turkey or Ham CasseroleLet's face it. We are usually fed up with turkey and ham by the time Christmas has finished. I know that I don't even like to see it in the fridge but there it is staring me in the face every time I open the fridge door.
Emergency UmbrellaKeep a small folding umbrella and a plastic bag (for when you have a wet umbrella) in your car so that if the weather changes, you are prepared. Its easy to slip into a purse or pocket.
Koolaid Coloring for FrostingThe other day while making frosting for cookies I discovered I didn't have food coloring. I rummaged through the cupboard and couldn't find anything! So I used partial packets of Koolaid to color the white frosting.
Generate Humidity From Within Your FireplaceI take quart canning jars and fill them full of water and put inside my fireplace on either side of it. It helps keep moisture in the air. Before I start another fire I fill jars up again.
Reusing Damp TowelAfter I shower, I use my damp towel to dust my bedroom furniture and lamps.
By Peggy Williamson
Characteristics of BronzeBronze is copper alloy. In modern times, bronze is an alloy of copper and any metal except zinc. It is generally more expensive than brass and more corrosion resistant.
Minimize Smoke Odor From AshtraysTo help eliminate smoke odors from ashtrays while in use, pour some baking soda in them. This also helps for easy clean up.
A Heavy Duty Battery For Cold WeatherA tiny spare tire isn't the only way in which car manufacturers are sneaking weight and raw material from new models. Puny batteries are another concession to mileage improvement and cost cutting.
Measure Wrapping Paper Before CuttingWith tons of packages to wrap, and not all shirt box size, I find it easy to have a length of string or a sewing tape measure with my wrapping supplies. I use it to measure the packages and then to measure the length of wrapping paper I need.
Keep Yourself WarmWhenever possible, heat your body, not your house. Use an electric blanket, an electric mattress pad, or a heavy quilt when you're in bed; wear sweaters & warm socks when working or relaxing around the house. You'll be much warmer for less money.
Teach Children Bathroom Hygiene EarlyYou can't start too early to teach children to wash their hands after using the potty! Remind them where their hands have been and where they put them, on the handle to flush.
Portable Lock for Motel DoorsIf you travel a good deal and don't trust the locks on motel room doors, bring along your own travel lock. One of these types of locks employs a piece that goes into the strike-plate hole.
Recipes for Bariatric Patientsi would love it if some one could give me some food recipes for bariatric patients.
How to Save Money Without Giving Up the Things You LoveRecently, a close friend wanted to lose weight. He had psyched himself up, and he was ready to go. Until his doctor suggested he had to restrict his calories, that is. "No way!" he said. He left his doctor's office, determined to never return there.
Stained Glass Christmas AngelsI was watching a TV show about a month ago showing an expensive cookie recipe using butter, flour, egg, almond meal and caster sugar (extra fine sugar for everyone in the US). The TV host made up the dough, rolled it out thinly (3-5mm).
Blush and Cover-Up Stain On Carpet?Please help me with a way to get cover-up and blush out of my carpet. Apparently my teenager thinks this is where she should wipe her hands.
Homemade Recipe For Foot Powder?I am looking for a homemade recipe for foot powder. I know that somewhere out there someone will know! Thank You,
Cleaning Cooking Oil Out Of A Crystal Holder?How do you get old olive/cooking oil out of a good crystal holder?
Tsunami Relief - School Teacher Looking For Ways For Kids To Raise Money?Being a good stewart of our money and resources also means giving to the needy. I am a high school teacher looking for ways to help raise funds for an orphanage in Sri Lanka that my classes have adopted as of today. The orphans are all safe from the horrific Tsunami but the orphanage buildings and campus were tragically destroyed and no doubt the number of orphans that will be needing accomodations will drastically grow in the near future.
Decorating Ideas For An Outdoor June Wedding Reception?My daughter is getting married in June 2005. We are having a simple reception (cake, punch, fruit/veggie trays, finger foods). We will be having the wedding/reception outdoors around noon (the time hasn't been set in stone as of this writing). The wedding will take place in a beautiful field.
Milk Bottle (or Carton) Christmas Candles?I have heard about people on Christmas Eve surrounding their house with candles in milk bottles or cartons. I would like to hear from anyone who can give me details on how this is done.
Blankets for Kids with Cancer?I want to make those little blankets like you get at wal-mart then sew the edging on for babies. I want to make them for the children who have cancer at the hospital here in NC. Recently a friend of mines little boy passed away down there with cancer and I would like to do something to comfort those little guys. They will accept the blankets.(or money, I have none) My only problem is I can't afford to buy them, does anyone know of a place I could get to donate them or even let me have a BIG discount? PLEASE HELP! THANKS
Need Ideas For 6 Year Old Boy's Indoor Birthday Party?I need some ideas for my soon to be 6 year old's birthday party. I was just going to have a family get together but he wants a birthday party. We are new to this area (1.5 months) so I am not that familiar with the kids in his class and the ones I have met are "rowdy".
Honey Stain On Carpet?How do you get honey out of a carpet? Thanks!