May 3, 2005

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Recipes

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Strawberry SpritzerPlace strawberries in container of an electric blender; process until smooth. Combine strawberry puree, white grape juice, and carbonated water.

 

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Souffle' PotatoesPrepare mashed potato mix according to package directions. Add egg, onions, and salt, stirring until blended. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 2 qt. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese.

 

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White Grape PunchCombine first 3 ingredients; chill well. Stir in club soda just before serving.

 

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Lemon VelvetPlace half each of yogurt, orange juice concentrate, skim milk, and vanilla in container of an electric blender. Add enough ice cubes to measure 3 1/2 cups; blend until smooth.

 

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Mother's Day QuicheGrease 9x13 inch pan with butter. Cut crusts off bread. Butter both sides of bread. Place 8 slices of bread in pan, 1/2 of each of the cheeses, 1/2 of the bacon, a layer of leaf spinach, and mushrooms, and the green peppers.

 

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Apple CoolerCombine first 4 ingredients; chill. Stir in carbonated water just before serving.

 

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Pineapple Banana SlushCombine first 3 ingredients in container of an electric blender. Add enough ice cubes to measure 3 cups; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

 

Articles

Ella and Bailey (Rottweiler and Yellow Lab)This is Ella, our 6.5 year old Rottweiler. She was separated from her "older brother/companion" Sam when she was only 2 years old. (Get the play-on-names? Sam 'n Ella...like salmonella.) Anyways, she took his loss hard, as did we.

 

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Exerpts from "Grandma Knows Best"A grandmother: Gets cold in the middle of the night and wonders if her Grandchildren are covered. Laughs at her grandchild's jokes, even when he gets the punchline wrong. Starts knitting a layette when a daughter or daughter-in-law says, "We'd like to have another."

 

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Shopping As A JobIf shopping is your thing and you're looking for a part time or full time job.. You might consider shopping for others. There's always people who can't get out and shop like they'd like to, for health reasons. There's people that simply do not have the time to shop.

 

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Creative Cleaning ToolsUsed nylons work well for cleaning tubs and sinks that scratch easily. Just use an old pair of a nylons or panty hose and a mild abrasive like baking soda. Read more..

 

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Preventing MildewKeep closets, dresser drawers, basements--any place where mildew is likely to grow--as clean as possible. Soil on dirty articles can supply enough food for mildew to start growing when moisture and temperature are right. Greasy films, such as those that form on kitchen walls, also contain many nutrients for mildew-causing molds.

 

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Free Calendar Business CardsThis is a very nice link to making your own free printable calendar business cards.

 

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Mother's Day for All Types of MomsMother's Day is fast approaching. When you send out cards don't forget those OTHER MOTHERS in your life who otherwise may be overlooked.

 

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Packing Materials for Glass ItemsCheap paper towels are the best wrapper for glass items when packing to move. It leaves no black ink residue the way newspaper does. It's thick and reliable and best of all, it can be used again after you unpack!

 

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Posing For PicturesWhen taking pictures keep your chin at a 60 to 90 degree angle to your neck and turn your head slightly to your best side. Keeping your chin above a 90 degree angle is unflattering....

 

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Coring StrawberriesWhen cleaning strawberries, use a heavy plastic straw, one that does not bend easily, and push it up through the berry from the bottom. The core is removed easily and none of the berry is wasted. Magic!

 

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Name and Address on CouponsWhen using manufacturer's coupons at your favorite stores, if there is a place for your name and address on your coupon. Be sure to fill it out before redeeming it. It could either enter you in a sweepstakes or on the company's mailing list for future promotional offers.

 

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Renting a Limo? Rent a Nice Car InsteadWanting to rent a Limo? Why not rent a Cadillac? Actually you could rent several Cadillacs for the same price of renting a Limo. Best of all, you'd be able to keep the Cadillac for much longer time than the Limo.

 

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Make Curtains Out Of Pillow CasesBeing a new homeowner I didn't have enough curtains for all my windows, particularly the small kitchen window above the sink. I took a pillowcase and split the seams and cut it in half at the end, hemmed them and made a temporary pair of curtains for the window. They fit perfect and the pattern matches the wallpaper in the kitchen!

 

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Raw Egg Stain Removal on Carpet and UpholsteryMix one teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) with a cup of luke-warm water. Blot.

 

Questions

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Crafts Made from Empty Peanut Butter Jars?I was wondering if any crafty people out there have any ideas on crafts made from empty peanut butter jars.

 

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Is there really a way to earn a living at home?I need to earn a living to support myself, but not on computers or MLM. I need real income ideas for real money. Thank you to all who have ideas.

 

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Cleaning Concrete Tips?Tips for cleaning concrete. Post your ideas.

 

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Playdough on Window?My daughter smeared playdough all over her bedroom window. I have no idea how to get that off!! Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

 

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Can't Access Microsoft and Hotmail?Is anyelse having a problem with certain sites on the net? Since Saturday I have not been able to get to my Hotmail acount. MSN will not load either. I tried to go to Microsoft.com tonight, won't load. For the most part most of my stuff works, I can go to yahoo.com, google, and other sites.

 

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Interested in a Job Writing Greeting Cards?I have a natural born love for writing.I have written many different poems and readings for many different occasions, and would dearly LOVE to write for greeting card companies.

 

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Cheap Artificial Pampas Grass?I am looking for low cost pampas grass, reed or any other type grass that can be used to make decorations for VBS Serengeti Trek. I was asked to make 10 of these using craft/flower foam bricks and pampas grass or reeds of some kind.

 

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