May 31, 2005

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Recipes

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Royal Rhubarb Pie (With Easy No-Roll Pie Crust)If you're using the 'old-fashioned' rhubarb with the greenish stalks, add several drops of food coloring. If you're using the Canadian red rhubarb, there's no need for food coloring.

 

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Tasty RollsDissolve yeast in 3/4 cup warm water in a large mixing bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Add remaining water, potato flakes, and next 6 ingredients, stirring well.

 

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Beans and RiceSpray medium saucepan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat 1 minute.

 

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Coconut Crisp CookiesIf you like coconut, these are really good. We'd found some cookies while on vacation in the South, that we liked. This recipe is as close as we've come in likeness to those.

 

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Easy Coconut Cream PieBake pie shell according to directions, let cool. In medium sauce pan, whisk together all remaining ingredients (except Cool Whip).

 

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Hearty Ham and Onion MeltsSpray skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat for 1 minute. Add onions and cook until they begin to soften.

 

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Bluegrass Chocolate TartsCream butter and sugar; add eggs, mixing well. Add flour and salt and stir until blended. Stir in chocolate morsels and pecans. Spoon mixture into tart shells, filling three-fourths full.

 

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Sausage-Apple BallsCombine all ingredients, mixing well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets; bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

 

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Very Berry SorbetCombine gelatin and sugar in a medium saucepan; stir in water. Let stand 1 minute. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin dissolves.

 

Articles

Photo of a T-Quilt.

T-QuiltIt's my mother-in-law's birthday. I can't say that I am her favorite, but you know. I have been making quilts. You can say I am a "quilting junkie". So I decided to make her one.

 

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Tips for Cleaning Car WindowsTips for cleaning a car or trucks windows. Post your ideas.

 

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Protect Hands from Greasy or Oily TasksPut hand lotion on hands first before working with greasy or oily products and the cleanup will be easier.

 

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Paper or Plastic?Which do you prefer when you go shopping? Paper or plastic?

 

Sweet and Up to No GoodHow to look sweet and up to no good at the same time.

 

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Sell Your Unwanted Items When You Want New ThingsI noticed this recently - I have a lot of junk sitting around! A lot of it is stuff I need to cycle out. Now I don't usually want a lot of things, but recently I've wanted to buy some more books than I usually tend to purchase.

 

Kia (Pekingese) and her puppies.

Kia (Pekingese) and Her PuppiesKia is our 2 and a half year old pekingese who had 5 puppies three weeks ago. They are hard on her, but she is a very good mother to them! We have had Kia since she was 8 months.

 

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Find Scrap Lumber for Wood CraftsIf you're into crafts such as tole painting. You might want to become buddies with someone who works at a lumber yard. We know a couple. The husband worked at a lumber yard and was able to take home all the scrap lumber, since it was going to be thrown away, anyway. His wife did tole painting and other crafts.

 

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Club Soda for Wine StainsUse club soda to get wine stains out of linens and clothes.

 

Questions

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Wallpaper Border York - TB 9816-BI am looking for a roll of wallpaper border. York - TB 9816-B - It has pink rose, small other small flowers in shades of blue/white with a little pink - white background and a greyish border. I have two - but I am short one. If anyone would have three borders with a similar pattern (at a gooood price) I would also be interested in that.

 

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Closet Door Mirrors Never Get CleanI have full mirrored closet doors and no matter what i do as far as cleaning them they always seem like they have streaks all over them. I know it's not behind the mirror. it just never looks "clean". Could it be the paper towles I am using? I use Windex and that always worked before?

 

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Good Products for Dry Sensitive SkinI do consider myself to be a frugal person, but must admit that I have a weakness for nice cosmetics, cleansers, etc. But we all know that they are very expensive, and never go on sale at department stores. Can anyone recommend very good products for dry, sensitive skin that don't cost an arm-an-a leg?

 

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Egg Stains On Painted DoorHow do I remove egg stains from my painted front door? The neighborhood children were playing a game of let's torture the neighbors. School won't start again until September.

 

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Unique Curtain IdeasUnique curtain solutions. Post your ideas.

 

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Improving the Exterior of Your HomeTips to help you improve the exterior of your home. Post your ideas.

 

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Ideas for Fixing Up LampshadesI have 2 lamp shades that I want to fix up. Can you paint them or put fabric on them? Do you have any ideas for me?

 

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My Comforter Is Too ShortI bought a comforter set from Mervyn's and the comforter is too short, so I have about 10" showing. I can't return it because I washed the sheet's.

 

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Organizing Paint BrushesTips for organizing paint brushes. Post your ideas.

 

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