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Chewy Dunkin' SnacksMix well shortening, sugar, egg, and molasses. Sift and add remaining ingredients. Shape into 1 inch balls. Dip tops in sugar. Bake on ungreased baking sheet 12-15 minutes at 375 degrees.
Scalloped CornbreadMix all ingredients together and put in greased 8x11 inch baking dish. Bake 30 minutes or until turning golden in color.
Lemonade ConcentrateMix well - concentrate can be stored in refrigerator. Add concentrate to 5-6 cup water.
Sugar 'N Spice Angel Food CakePreheat oven to 375 degrees. In medium bowl, with fork, mix flour, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, confectioner's sugar, and 1/4 tsp. salt; set aside. In large bowl, with mixer on high speed, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and 1/2 tsp. salt until soft peaks form; beat in vanilla extract.
Easy Drop BiscuitsHere is a recipe that is super cheap to make. I usually double the recipe because my family loves them. They go great with soup and are very filling.
Review Insurance CoverageRemember to review your insurance coverages regularly. I put this off for a long time, because it confused me. But I made an appointment with our agent, and she was VERY helpful in finding ways to reduce our insurance bills.
Discarding Kitty LitterI keep my Walmart grocery bags and use them to put my kitty litter clean-ups in, tie and toss.
Filter for Coconut MilkA coffee filter is a very good filter to run fresh coconut milk through. Comes out clean, with no little pieces or dust of the shell. Just place the filter on top of a cup or bowl and pour the coconut liquid through slowly.
Clearer Ice CubesBoiled water freezes clear to make nicer ice cubes or ice moulds for punch.
Guess-for-the-Goodies (Family Reunion Game)Great fun for a family reunion. It is called "Guess-for-the-Goodies" Everyone can bring something to guess, i.e. jar of candy, box of change, bag of beans, guess the length of string, etc. Anything someone can come up with.
Advantages Of Credit UnionsDon't bank at banks. Bank at credit unions whenever possible. When you join a credit union you are a member and the free services abound.
Old T-Shirts As Garment CoversUse old T-shirts to cover your suits and coats on hangers. Just slip the T-shirt over the hanging clothes, letting the T-shirt sleeves hang free. The knit T-shirt fabric breathes, allowing air to circulate while keeping dust off your good clothing.
Reusing Light Bulb PackgesI keep the crimped and thin cardboard from light bulb packages, boxes, etc. and use them in making handmade cards and scrapbooking.
Elastic for SewingNext time you need elastic for that sewing project but don't have any on hand, just grab the old panty hose or knee highs and cut the band off the top.
Sparky (Greyhound)Sparky, our 12-year old greyhound, is a retired racer. He has gorgeous doe eyes and "helicopter" ears that point in different directions when he's especially happy. Now he loves running loops around our backyard, but is equally happy taking a nap in a sunny spot in our dining room.
Easter Bunny PoemPeople buy cute cuddly baby rabbits on impulse for children at Easter. They don't realize that a bunny is not a low-maintaince pet and they don't stay cuddly babies.
Dishwasher Soap For Hand WashingAlthough, I don't have a dishwasher, I do buy a liquid dishwasher detergent for handwashing dishes. I put a squirt (between the size of a dime & nickel) of dishwasher detergent in my hot dishwater & swish it around before adding my regular liquid dish soap.
A Touch Of Mustard on SandwichesI like just a little bit of mustard on my sandwiches, but I found that it soaks into one spot, making an overpowering taste in a single bite. Now, I start with a thin layer of margarine or mayo, and then spread just a little mustard on top.
Caring For Depression Era GlasswareTo prevent cracking, I never place it in a dishwasher, as the water is generally too hot. If you have hard water, a dishwasher will permanently etch your glassware, if washed in it.
Cleaning Copper Water PitcherI have a copper water jug (pitcher) and I have a hard time cleaning it to keep it shiny. I use lemon and salt to rub and clear the deposits formed by water but it takes a lot of time and I don't get the best results. Can anyone tell me any other easier and better method?
Stain from Blouse on Car SeatsI need help! I just bought a new car. Who would of thought that the black cotton blouse I was wearing that day would stain my beige color leather car seats! I tried using a clorox wipe, that didn't work. Now WHAT?
Perfumes and ColognesI have some questions regarding perfumes and colognes:
What is the difference between parfum and eau de parfum? Are they both perfumes? . . .
Permanent Marker on Plastic BumperSome kids on my street decided to get a permanent marker and have some fun on my plastic bumper. Anyone know how to get it off without ruining my brand new custom paint job?
No Sew Pillow and Cushion CoversI'm hoping someone might be able to help me. A year or so ago, I saw either a show or article on how to cover pillows and cushions using scarves, cloth napkins etc. , but without having to sew them.It involved a lot of knotting in places.If anyone knows of this article, or show, or has any good ideas, I would really appreciate it.
Smoke Stained WallHello, Can some one help me? I have a smoke stained wall. Is there any thing that can get it out?
Looking for Wood Burning StoveI am looking into a wood burning stove for warming my home. Is there a good place to shop to get a great deal? I hate paying so much for natural gas! pakjc
Carrot Curler?When I was a kid we had a carrot curler. Think of it as a vegetable peeler on one end of the gadget, peeling a thin uniform layer of carrot as the vegetable rotates around a small spiked spindle, and hand-powered on the other end of the carrot by turning a crank on the gadget, the carrot being held on the crank end by jamming it into a holder which twirls as the operator turns the crank and applies pressure toward the vegetable-peeler end.
Looking for Crocheted DressI was wondering whether anyone knows where I could find a long slinky crocheted dress for my formal. Some sort or bright colour too, like yellow. I need your help, as I cannot find one ANYWHERE. Thank you - Lucy