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$100 Dollar Chocolate CakeSift together dry ingredients. Add remaining ingredients and beat well at least 2 minutes. Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until done.
Dairy Farmer Dream CakeCombine sugar, butter, shortening. Add egg yolks to creamed mixture. Add vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture.
Shapes On Skin After SunningWhile at an outdoors St. Patrick's Day party a few years ago, guests were wearing green 4 leaf clover stickers on their arms, cheeks, etc., being festive. Not only did they have a great time, but they all realized they had permanent 4 leaf clover designs on the areas they'd had their stickers, once the stickers were removed, as they'd either tanned or gotten sunburned.
Loosening GlueVinegar will cut through and loosen old glue.
Spring Homemaking TipsFill decorative see-through glass containers (such as a small fish bowl) about a quarter of the way full with beach sand. Add seashells, feathers, driftwood, starfish or other beach findings and you have a quick, easy decoration for a sea-themed room.
Cleaning Tiller TinesThis year we decided to have a garden of our own. So my husband bought a new toy, a tiller. The problem is cleaning the tines when he's finished.
Consumer's Tool Kit for Health Care Advance PlanningWith living wills and such in the news, here is a great link for how you can plan for such circumstances for yourself and your family if you should be unable to make those decisions. We never know when a health condition or accident may make us unable to decide for ourselves ...
Indoor "Sandbox" With RiceA great "sandbox" for kids to use indoors is to fill a large plastic container with a bag of plain rice. Give them some measuring cups and funnels and they will play for hours!
Emergency Laundry DetergentIf you run out of laundry detergent towards the end of the month and don't want to spend your last $'s, regular dish liquid will work great. I use 3 big squirts for a normal size load to get clean clothes with no foaming.
Tips for a Choosing a PuppyDo your homework!
Samples for Easter BasketsLittle kids like little things-so use your samples and hotel size toiletries that you don't want as Easter basket fillers. Just make sure the kids are old enough to know what they are.
Corkey (Rat Terrier)This is Corkey my rat terrier I received as a help in dealing with my diabetes. He keeps me active and is some one to cuddle on the bad days. A very lovable little fellow.
Throw Rugs and Elderly GuestsWhen having elderly guests visiting your home or living in our home, take up any throw rugs on your floors that can be tripped on.
Why Are Wedding Dresses White? JokeA fresh-faced lad on the eve of his wedding night asks his mother, "Mom, why are wedding dresses white?"
Cooking Dinner: Having It All Come Out HotMy mother would cook the meal's dishes in order of cooking time, from slowest to fastest, and would place them in covered Corning Ware casserole dishes on a heated electric tray.
Bubba (German Shephard/Rottweiler)Don't forget to take your pet for a ride sometimes or you may find him waiting for you in the truck like 2 year old Bubba. Bubba is 1/2 German Shepherd and 1/2 Rottwieller and loves to ride.
By Pat Jennings
Cleaning SchedulesRecently I had had enough of my kids not doing their chores and getting frustrated realising it was easier to do things myself than go behind them and do them...then I got behind on MY chores!
Iron Quilt ScrapsBefore starting a quilt, be sure to iron the scraps you plan to use.
Recipe for Graham BreadWhen I was little my grandmother who came from Germany made graham bread. She just put it together so there is no recipe. It was a dark and heavy bread. If someone know how to make it will you please post the recipe.
Organizing Cooking UtensilsLook here for a brainstorm of ways to organize cooking utensils, that ThriftyFun readers did in 2005.
Suede Jacket Discolored From Dust And The HangerI have a blue-gray suede jacket with a purplish discoloration in a line across the shoulders and collar about where the hanger was, which I think is from dust accumulating on it as it hung unused in the closet over the summer.
Tips for Cleaning Your Car's InteriorTo detail the inside of your car yourself after thoroughly cleaning the inside use cotton swabs dipped in rubbing alcohol to give it that finished look around buttons, knobs, and those hard to get little cracks.
French Phrases for Decorating a Bathroom with CalligraphyI am redecorating a bathroom and am going with a French theme. I will be writing in calligraphy French phrases. Does anyone know of any cute/quaint phrases that I could paint on the walls? I haven't found any useful websites!
Removing a Salad Dressing (Grease) Stain from SilkI just bought a new silk sweater set and my first time wearing it I got mayo dressing on it. How can I take the grease from mayo out of silk?
Using Chocolate Pudding Mix For CookiesWith double coupons a couple years ago, I bought for next to nothing, about 12 chocolate pudding mixes, the cooked kind, not the instant. Does anyone have a recipe for using a cooked pudding mix in a cookie dough? Nothing comes up under google. I would like to use these up but do not want to make that much pudding.
Cleaning The Insides Of Leather CoatsI need an inexpensive way to clean the insides of some second-hand leather coats.
Laundry Advice For Active TeensMy teenage sons are very active. Consequently, their shirts have an odor and perspiration stains even after laundering. Does anyone have any solutions to my problem. I would appreciate any suggestions you might have to get the stains out of their clothes.
How to Make Seed Packet Diapers?I am making favors for a baby shower. They are seed packets in little diapers made out of material. I am looking for instructions to make the little diapers! I am not crafty at all and can't figure it out on my own!
Pineapple Cookie RecipesLooking for pineapple cookie recipes.