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Seasoned Oyster CrackersA holiday favorite!
Crispix Savory Barbecue MixIn a 2 gallon zipper type storage bag combine cereal, pretzels, and peanuts and set aside. Mix together sugar and spices and set aside. Combine oil, Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke and mix well.
Eggplant SpreadBake whole the 3-4 eggplants until well done. Take out of oven, place in cold water and peel quickly. Cut in half, place in colander and squish (juice is to be thrown away).
Kentucky Bluegrass PieHeat oven to 375 F. Cream the margarine & sugars till fluffy. Add flour & mix till all is absorbed. Add eggs, 1 at a time, & mix well after each addition. Mix corn syrup, salt, vanilla & bourbon into the batter.
Ultimate Coupon ShopperI am also a coupon queen, there was a store in my area that would double any size coupons! Oh mercy! I had finally found coupon heaven, as not many stores in our area have double coupons of any kind.
Caught! Cookie and ScottieThis is our Jack Russell Terrier; Cookie and cat Scottie. They attack each other all day and fight to sit in daddy's lap and I was worried about this. Untill I went to get a drink of water late at night and "caught" them snuggling. Scottie runs away and it was not easy taking this picture for proof to my hubby that they love each other. They were both rescues and full of love and no matter what I feed them, clean them and after them and they jump first to daddy's lap!!!
By Annie Hill
Bathroom Shopping ListKeep a shopping list in the bathroom to keep track of what toiletries and supplies have run out. Put it on the inside of a cabinet door and keep a pen handy. This makes it really easy to check the bathroom list when you are making a grocery list.
Cleaning Glass Off FloorWhen cleaning up broken glass, sweep up as much as you can, then wipe the area with wet (not quite dripping wet) cotton balls. The cotton balls will catch any tiny slivers of glass that the broom can't catch.
Using It All - Dishwashing LiquidI never throw out my dishwashing liquid bottles, all of which always have a little liquid at the bottom. I save them until I am running low (on both cash and soap!) and pour them all into one bottle, sometimes making another entire bottle!
Bleach Bottle Bunny SurpriseHere's a fun project to make using a bleach bottle and yarn for a nice Easter display or gift. Can also be made into a small purse.
Get a Lower Rate on Credit Card DebtWhen trying to tackle your credit card debt, be sure to call your credit card company and ask for a lower rate. Tell them that you are shopping for a better interest rate and wanted to see what they had to offer first. They will often try to work with you to retain you as a customer.
Don't Buy Candy From Vending MachinesStop buying candy out of the vending machines. Stock up on your favorite candy bars at the store when they go on sale for 3 for $1 or 4 for $1 - much cheaper than $.75 a piece in the vending machine.
Car JokeQ: What songs can you sing in your automobile?
Easy Chicken BrothWhen de-boning and skinning chicken breasts, put an extra pot on the stove with the scraps (including bones, skin, fat scraps, etc.), adding water to cover, some onion, a carrot and celery tops plus a whole peppercorn or two.
Keeping Extra in the Checking AccountWhen writing checks for things, always round off to the next dollar in your checkbook register. All of those cents add up!
Less Meat, More Beans, Grains and RiceA good way to cut down on your grocery bill is to eat more recipes containing beans, grains and rice instead of meat. Beans, grains and rice are much less expensive per pound than most kinds of meat.
Extend the Life Of SpongesExtend the life of your kitchen sponge by putting it in the dishwasher along with your dishes.
By Sandra Gilbert
Waxing the TubIf you want to avoid that "black ring" in your Bathtub just use some car-wax (follow directions on the bottle) :)
Editor's Note: Don't wax the bottom of the tub or it will get too slippery.
Microwave Pastry ShellPrepare your pie dough recipe and roll out enough for a 9 inch pie plate or whatever size you want to use, to a 1/8 inch thickness. Place pie plate upside down on dough. Cut a circle of dough 2 inches larger than top of pie plate. Gently fit pastry in pie plate.
Refurbishing Kitchen Wood Floor?I have a wood floor in my kitchen that is really looking run down and dirty. I've tried all the wood cleaning products out there but I can't find anything that will clean it and make it look new (or at least not so old).
Rita in Wisconsin
Attracting Bats For Pest Control?People often think that both my wife and I are "bats" when we tell them that we would like to draw bats into our area. Knowing that bats are probably one of the best mosquito eaters, along with swallows, we would like to draw some into our area. We have two questions:
Ink on Tan Suede Recliner?How can I get an ink pen mark off my new light tan suede recliner?
Run Out of Bisquick?Does anyone have a recipe for biscuits from scratch. That comes close to what Bisquick makes.
Doreen from Indiana
Removing a Glass Door From a Tub?I'm in the process of selling my home and the hall bath is really small. To make matters worse, the tub has a sliding glass door which makes it look even smaller than it is. My question is: If I remove the glass door and put a curtain, how would I hide the holes from the glass door so the tub won't look tacky?
PD from GA
Uses For King Sized Bed Skirts?Thanks to everyone for your great tips regarding pillow shams. Does anyone have any ideas for uses for my king sized bed skirts. The base is white and the ruffles are in various patterns. I would appreciate any ideas on this. My thanks in advance. You guys are great!
Coffee Stains in Corelle Cups?Does anyone know how to remove coffee stains from the inside of white Corelle coffee cups?
Jenny in KY
Wood Glue on Wood Floor?I got a large drop of wood glue on a wood floor. Any ideas on how to remove it?
Cleaning Smelly, Musty Suits?I am in a profession where I have to wear a suit everyday and often sweat in them. Despite taking them to various dry cleaners, using febreeze, and even using my industrial size steamer, I cannot get rid of the musty, smelly, bad smell. Now these are very expensive suits that fit excellent and look great and I hate to have to throw them out. Does anyone out there have an idea how to kill the smell?
Clothesclueless from Mississippi:
Permanent Marker On a Kitchen Cabinet?How do you remove permanent marker from a kitchen cabinet?
Cut Crystal Bowls Stuck Together?I hope you can help me with this. I have two small cut crystal bowls. One is nested inside the other and I can't get it out. Any ideas?
Ideas for Toast for Birthday?Need ideas for a toast for mother-in-law's 80th Birthday.