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Cinnamon TwistsDissolve yeast into water. Add flour, margarine, sour cream, and eggs to yeast mixture, one at a time. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Roll out into an oblong shape. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Fold into thirds. Cut 1 inch strips.
Easy Chicken and DumplingsIn one big pot, fill pot 2/3 full with water
Put 1/2 to 1 pound of chicken (if you use chicken with bones you will have to de-bone at some point), one pound of carrots (cut up or baby), 2-3 sticks celery (cut up), one large onion (quartered), 3 chicken bouillon cubes, 1/2 tsp. powdered garlic, 1/4 tsp. sage, 1/4 tsp. thyme, 1 tsp. salt.
Carmel Pecan Turtlesream Crisco shortening & sugars together. Add milk. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar & salt. Mix into creamed mixture. Chill one hour. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Rice Krispie Ice Cream DessertMelt the butter and the sugar. Pour over the Rice Krispies, coconut, and the nuts. Press 2/3 of this mixture into a 9x13 inch pan. Freeze this until firm.
Hash Browns for SoupI have successfully used frozen cubed hash browns in soups and in "soup kits" that I make for the freezer.
By K. Cooper
Reclaiming Scented CandlesI had many glass candle jars that have burned down to the bottom that could not be re-lit but still had quite a bit of wax at the bottom. What I did was purchase a candle warmer. It looks like my plug in coffee cup warmer I keep on my desk.
Aidan and Charlie (Pekingese)This is a pic of my 10 month old nephew Aidan and my 6 yr old Pekingese, Charlie. This was my first time babysitting my nephew. Charlie was fascinated w/Aidan and had to be wherever he was.
Hanger ArtHave your child make fun art that I learned to do. You will need a little square piece of wood not too small, a wire coat hanger, a knee high stocking, and paint.
Cutting Hard Boiled EggsTie a one foot piece of thread to your kitchen tap. Hold the end tightly in your left hand while you bring up a peeled egg from underneath the thread. You will have a perfectly clean cut hard boiled egg. It works like a charm.
Prevent Rust on Toilet Seat ScrewsPaint the screws with Maybelline Crystal Clear Nail Polish. It will seal the screws and if needed to unscrew them just apply polish remover! It works like a charm and your toilet seats stay looking nice.
Removing Scorch Marks from Large PotI work for an electric co-op and during a recent ice storm our crews were working around the clock to get lights back on. All the ladies usually go and prepare meals for the guys . We were cooking a spaghetti supper for them. We had big pots of spaghetti cooking and when one of the pots was poured into a collandar we discovered the bottom had stuck and actually scorched on the bottom of a stainless steel pot. I am really having a tough time getting all the scorch marks out. Any suggestions?
Every Little Bit Counts, Of Spinach That IsI keep a bag of fresh spinach on hand and add a leaf to top a cracker with a smidgin of cream cheese, crumble it in scrambled eggs, add it in my spaghetti sauce, under a slice of cheese on cheese toast, layer it under black beans and cheese on nacho chips before microwaving...
Arm and Hammer Dual SpongeThe best item I have found to clean your cupboards, stove, microwave and lots of other things including rust stains in the tub is the Arm and Hammer dual sponge. They are quite inexpensive for about 1.99 Each.
Chopper (American Eskimo/Sheltie)Meet Chopper, oh and that is Mongo the Gorilla that is giving him the right hand punch. Chopper is a little over 6 months old, he's half sheltie and half american eskimo. We got him last November, he was just so darn cute!
The Best GiftsMalls are everywhere - in every town, city, village and nook. They house thousands of storefronts and assorted units. The products they stock are numerous and the array is mind-boggling. There are items for the home, clothing, jewelry, plants, furniture, and gift assortments to pick and choose from.
Cutting a Birthday CakeCut a birthday cake with ease. Oral-B Mint Waxed Floss cuts cake into neat slices. No messy knife or crumbs all over the place.
Stop Bleeding While ShavingDab on some ChapStick if you nick yourself and the bleeding will stop, works great for legs and face.
Tips for Taking Photos of MonumentsRecently, we've been taking advantage of the weather to update our
photos of some of the local
monuments. The metro Washington, DC area is one of the top places for
monument photography, but
many places have their memorable monuments. We thought this month we
would suggest a few tips for
Keeping Silverware PolishedI have a wonderful full set of hotel silverware that I use for everyday eating. Unfortunately, they get tarnished and become so time consuming to keep clean. So far a gentle rub with SOS or Brillo has gotten it very shiny but doesn't last and is probably destroying the surface. As everyday silverware, tarnished ware is rather unappealing and chemical polishes may not be the healthiest choice. What can I do to keep longer lasting brilliant silver? How in the world do the fast-paced hotels maintain their silver?
Removing Dry Erase Marker from Back of CouchMy friend has a daughter who was spending the night and she got into the dry erase makers I left out. She marked on the back of my brand new couch. Does any one know how to remove this? - dipnz
Problem with 220 LineI am in the process of installing a subpanel using a pre-existing 220 line that is not being used now, but was used for a water heater. The problem is, measuring accross the hot wire and ground I get a normal reading of 115. Measuring across the neutral and ground I get a reading of 94v. at the main panel, both lines read correctly, 110-115. The cable from the main to the subpanel is short, not more than 3 feet. Both boxes are the old edison type fuses and have been converted to s type. Any input would be appreciated. thanks. Randy
Wrinkles Out of a Leather PurseI have a very expensive purse! I need to get wrinkles out! How? - Debbie
Agressive LabI have a 1 1/2yr old Chocolate Lab. He is a great dog, sweet, and well behaved. The only problem is he does not like my one son who is 12. This all started happening about 6 months ago. He had surgery and was away from us for about 5 days,(for swallowing a ball that blocked his intestines) about a week after he was home he started showing signs of agression with certain children, (but not all, like I said he is very sweet)
What is this Minuscule Fuzzy Pest?I have reached desperate mode at this point. I live in a apartment in Ohio. I have been dealing with some type of black flying bug that is about half the size of a tiny pin head - a mere fleck!