February 3, 2005

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Recipes

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Tin Roof Mousse PieFor cookie crust: Butter 9 inch plate. Stir crumbled cookies and butter together and press into pie plate. Reserve some crumbs for topping. Chill.

 

Strawberry Pie

Fresh Peach or Strawberry PieMix sugar and cornstarch together. Add water and cook until thick over medium heat. Add desired food coloring and Jello. Stir until dissolved; cool.. Slice peaches or strawberries into mixture.

 

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Pecan Apple PieSlice apples in 9 inch pie crust. Beat eggs in small bowl. Add vanilla, butter, honey, and salt; blend well. Add nuts. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, then 325 degrees for 25- 30 minutes.

 

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Raspberry Ribbon PieDissolve Jello and sugar in water; add raspberries and lemon juice and stir until thawed. Chill until partially thickened. Cream cheese, sugar, salt, and vanilla until smooth and blended. Add about 1/4 of the whipped cream and mix thoroughly.

 

Articles

A Borzoi dog lying on a full size bedspread.

Hunter (Borzoi)This is my 5 year old Borzoi, Hunter. Hunter is a retired champion and was at the Westminster Kennel Club Show two years ago. Now he is just my baby and enjoys playing with his 3 sisters and 1 brother each day. His favorite spot is either on the bed or couch, as you can see. Roberta in Maine

 

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Keeping Recipe Card HandyTo keep your recipe handy while cooking, put a fork, handle-side down, into a water glass. Then prop the recipe card in the tines of the fork. It will be held safe and sound, and easy to see!

 

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Make a Shopping List TemplateKeep a list of what you usually buy at the store and print it on the computer. You can make several copies at a time. When you get ready to go to the grocery store just glance through and check off what you need.

 

Cow graphic and saying, framed for kitchen wall.

Wall Decor - Dancing Life of a CowI used the quote from a book I have and added my own graphics. I printed it out and put it in a frame over my kitchen sink. It looks so cute, I couldn't resist. Hope you like it. Jenny in KY

 

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Uses For Red And Green Candy From ChristmasIf you buy candy in red and green wrappers (like Hershey's kisses) after Christmas on clearance; you can use the red for Valentine's and the green for St Pat's. Also, buy the chocolate and use if for baking for Valentine's Day, etc. By Kathy

 

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Adding Weight To Your Truck For Winter DrivingWhen snow and ice are on the ground, you see a lot of people loading the bed of their pickup truck with heavy stuff to help with traction on the slippery roads. Please remember that whatever you have in the back of the truck can go flying if you are involved in a crash.

 

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Decorating With Happy MemoriesTo decorate a room. Pick something that makes you "happy" when you think about it. ie; a pleasant time in your life, a vacation even a song. Then shop around at thrift stores/discount stores, and find anything that has to do with that idea.

 

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Make Your Own Earrings out of Ice Cream SticksCan you make earrings from ice cream sticks? That was the challenge a friend was gave me. Back then as a student, I would make jewelry out of anything that caught my attention.

 

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Nice Simple Gift For Any OccasionEach holiday (Christmas, birthdays, just because, get well), for gals on my list, I buy reasonable priced candles and fingertip towels (all on sale) and save them for gifts. I wrap the candle in the towel, attach a tag/card and give. They're always thrilled! By Cathy

 

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Reusable Drawing SurfacesPut a coloring page, clip art, etc. in a large Ziploc bag and let the children trace these with wipe-off markers. The same page can be used over and over.

 

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Keeping Locks From FreezingIf you have a shed or outbuilding with a padlock, keep it from freezing in cold weather by putting a piece of duct tape over the keyhole, then covering the padlock with a plastic bag.

 

Questions

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Looking for Flower Petals?Does anyone have any flower petals (real) that they want to get rid of? Or is there anywhere I could find them? Barb

 

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Need Discontinued Slateline Roofing Shingles?We need 550 square feet or preferably 1100 square feet of GAF Slateline Roofing shingles in a color they discontinued - Slate Green Blend. Can anyone help? Bebe from VA

 

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Name Tags for 40th High School Reunion?I am getting ready for my 40th year high school class reunion. Does anyone have any ideas for different or unique name tags?

 

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Car Or Truck Stuck In The Snow?Tips for helping a car or truck that has become stuck in the snow. Post your ideas.

 

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Glue on New Windows?I just got new windows installed in my house. They have left plastic stickers and small plastic bags glued to the windows. I have tried the antibacterial lotion but it didn't work. This is really strong adhesive. Please help. My beautiful windows look horrible with these plastic bags glued to them.

 

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Aggressive Dog Behaviour?I have a 10 month old poodle/cavilier spaniel cross. He is the greatest dog, but has a very annoying habit of humping peoples legs when they come to visit. I scold him and get visitors to talk crossly to him, but he continues to do it as soon as someone comes in. Any suggestions?

 

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