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Onion PieYou can add any thing to this recipe to dress it up it's good anyway you fix it!!
Hot Chicken SoupI cook this in my crockpot.
Excellent Meat LoafCombine all ingredients thoroughly and pack into a loaf pan. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F.
Use Wine Glasses to Hold BalloonsFor my husbands 40th birthday, we were on a tight budget. Instead of purchasing weights for the dozen balloons that I bought, we tied them to water glasses with a stem, and put a bit of foil confetti in the bottom of each glass, and then sprinkled some on the table as well. The effect was elegant, yet cost very little. The party was huge success! By Katharine Barrett
Dusting Silk or Dried FlowersDust your silk or dried flowers arrangement with a blowdryer set on low. Best done outside.
Fixing Holes in Particle Board FurnitureTo fill in places where the paper has been ripped off of wood look furniture, try using a brown crayon to cover the spot followed by a black crayon (lightly) to blend the spot. We did this with a dvd cabinet recently with great results.
By Katie in NY
Making Scrambled Eggs For a Large Group Of PeopleWhen making scramble eggs for a large group of people, once eggs are scrambled, add a tablespoon of sour cream and stir the eggs to coat. It will keep the eggs from turning green in the bowl. As far as the taste goes you can't even taste the sour cream. I did this for a large family brunch and it worked well.
By Nancy J
Schedule for VaccinationsWhatever vaccination schedule one chooses, mothers should breast-feed their child for as long as possible -- a year or more. Failing that, add Omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA (docosahexanoic acid), to the child's formula.
Worn Out Cuffs? Make A Short Sleeved ShirtMy husband works in an office environment and wears long-sleeved shirts every day. When the cuffs start getting frayed, but the rest of the shirt is still fine I make a short-sleeved shirt by cutting off the bottom part of the sleeve and hemming it up on my sewing machine.
Make a Fire Extinguisher CoverIt might not be illegal in your area, but it would certainly be very irresponsible if you don't have at least one fire extinguisher in your home. Yes, I know they are ugly dust catchers. However, it's easy to make good looking covers for them.
Just wanted to say "thank you"I just want to say thank you so much for all of the quick and simple recipes that everyone submits. I care for my uncle 24/7 that lives with me. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year, and, depending on the kind of day he is having, I don't always have time to cook up a large meal. The recipes submitted here are quick, easy and nutritious. You guys don't know how much I appreciate you and your recipes.
Jenny in KY
For Safety's Sake - Tie Knots in BagsTie knots into the bags you throw in the trash. Department Store bags, dry cleaning bags, grocery store bags etc. This prevents little ones from playing with the bags. Therefore no danger of suffocation.
Making Fluffy Reheated RiceWhen re-heating cooked rice in the microwave, put a small ice cube in the middle of the rice and then nuke away. The ice will turn to steam, and your re-heated rice will be fluffy!
By Becki in Indiana
Puppy on the KeysThis is a puppy from a little of pups we our Chocolate Lab MAGGIE had, he was adopted and lives with a very loving family....
Preventing Lint With VinegarTo remove lint from clothes, put in little white vinegar in the wash. Lint will not stick to the clothes as much.
Apple Klondike DessertPut a Klondike Bar in a bowl and put applesauce over it. It is great! It is like having apple pie ala mode without baking.
By Janet Webster
Organizing Yarn When Making A Hook RugTake a yard of material and fold 3/4 of it up and sew in squares like a shoe organizer. Use this for your yarn when making a hook rug. You can tape the number and the color of thread on each square so you can use it over and over with each rug.
Don't Salt Roast Until CookedFor a delicious roast, do not add salt until almost done. Salt added earlier in the cooking time coaxes the juices out. Unless You are making stock for soup or stew, wait until 20 minutes before done. Then salt as You wish.
Utensil Holder for Art SuppliesMy daughter loves to use markers and colored pencils. So, I found this rotating utensil holder at a garage sale. I sorted all her markers both thick and thin into the different compartments by color.
Miniscule Biting Black Insects?I have miniscule black flying insects that are biting me. I have no pets but do have house plants. I have tried the vinegar, alcohol and water mixture and haven't been able to rid myself of them.
Recipe For Condensed Milk?Does anyone have a recipe for making condensed milk?
Anna from Maine
Freshening A Musty Mattress?I live on the foggy coast of Maine and have a hide-a-bed which is over 20 years old but recently re-upholstered. The mattress smells musty and I would like to know how to freshen it without using chemicles as I have allergies.
Anna from Maine
How Can We Stretch Our Food Budget?Hello, I am the mother of three teenagers, well one of them is only twelve, but my oldest, at only 16 is 6'5 and 230 lbs, and his dad is just as big. My problem is, although we both work, we have a very tight food budget, and I just can't seem to make it to the next payday with our food supplies. I want to cook healthy, I do frozen burritos from time to time, but that just doesn't do it. Any ideas how I can better stretch our food budget while not feeding them junk?
Frugal Ideas on Making Wild Bird Feeders?We have purchased a bird feeder, and now find that there are too many birds. We dont mind buying the feed, it's the feeders that make us cringe! The type we need is over $70! So i thought maybe someone may have an idea of making my own. I dont think the wild birds would mind my frugality!
Dried Ink on an Oak Coffee Table?A pen leaked on to my oak coffee table and dried. I put several household cleaners on it and let it set for hours but it won't come off. Any ideas?
Barry from Youngstown, OH
Uses For Florist Vases?Does anybody have any ideas what to do with the standard bud vases you get flowers in from the florist?
Shirts With A Worn Collar?My husband has a tendency to wear out the collar on his dress shirts. Does anyone have a tip for repair or use for the shirt (other than quilt material)?