June 4, 2005

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Recipes

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Wide-Eyed PizzasCombine tomato sauce and oregano; spread 1 T. mixture on cut surface of each muffin half. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Using 3 1/4 inch round cutter, cut 8 circles of mozzarella cheese; place on top of tomato sauce mixture for the face.

 

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Grandma's Peanut Butter CookiesMy Wonderful Grandmother past away, but her recipes will go on and on. I ate these cookies as a little girl.

 

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Creamy Mustard Pork ChopsSprinkle chops with lemon seasoning. Heat butter in skillet. Cook chops 10 minutes or till browned. Add soup, milk, and mustard. Heat to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat or till chops are done. Sprinkle with parsley.

 

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Spicy Pumpkin CookiesHeat oven to 375 degrees f. Lightly grease sheet with cooking spray. In large bowl mix cake mix, (dry) and pumpkin spice. Stir pumpkin and butter mixing well add raisins.

 

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Seafood Appetizers for the Baby ShowerThe baby shower is fast approaching and you've chosen your main course but you find yourself at a loss as to what to serve your guests for appetizers? If your guests enjoy seafood (and have no allergies) consider a variety of appetizers from the sea to whet appetites and tempt taste buds.

 

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Romano Onion BakeSaute' onion in butter until crisp-tender. Arrange in a lightly greased 8 inch square baking dish. Combine eggs and next 3 ingredients; mix well. Pour over onion. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.

 

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Fettuccine With BroccoliDrain broccoli, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Set aside. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Drain well; place in serving bowl, and keep warm.

 

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I Can't Believe It's So Easy Chicken Pot PieMix vegetables, chicken and soup into ungreased pan 9 x 1-1/4. Stir in remaining ingredients with fork until blended. Pour into pan.

 

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Nutty GranolaCombine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well, and set aside. Combine honey and next 4 ingredients, and warm in sauce pan. Pour over oats mixture, and stir well.

 

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Kids CoolerCombine all ingredients, stirring well. Chill.

 

Articles

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Kool-Aid Stains on Counter TopsA paste made with baking soda and water will take Kool-Aid stains out of counters.

 

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Composting TipsComposting is a great way to get amazing soil for your garden and keep some trash out of the landfill.

 

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Keep a Copy of Your License and Insurance HandyIn case of leaving the house in a hurry for one reason or another and you do not have your purse, clip a twenty to the inside of the sub visor and a xerox copy of your licenses and insurance in the glove box for those terrible panic stops by your local law enforcements, it helps to keep you free of a ticket, if the explanation is reasonable enough.

 

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Saving Money on Clothes When DietingWhen you are on a diet and have lost some, but not all the weight you want to lose, buy yourself some "new" clothes at second hand shops, to save money until you get to your desired size.

 

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Recycling AluminumWhere do you start? If you can do nothing else, aluminum beverage cans are a good place to start. Recycling aluminum reduces energy use by 90 to 95%. Energy saved from recycling one aluminum can will run a TV for 3 hours.

 

Sasha (Mini Dachshund)

Sasha (Mini Dachshund)This is my baby Sasha. Isn't she the cutest thing you have ever seen? I had to share her pictures. She's an 8 week old mini-dachshund! Cute huh!?

 

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A Shaker of Baking Soda in the KitchenI buy a 99 cent clear plastic drink "shaker" at Wal Mart with a detachable lid and flip top and fill it with a box or two of baking soda.

 

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Use a Coffee Filter For Dry IngredientsUse coffee filters to hold dry ingredients when you are baking. You can get everything ready and it doesn't take your entire countertop. There aren't extra bowls to wash! You just throw the filters away.

 

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Homemade Drinkable YogurtMy kids love the Danimals brand drinkable yogurts, but they are such small servings and quite expensive. I make my own drinkable yogurt in a glass or plastic drink shaker.

 

"Fat Baby" Flannel QuiltMy nephew was born on my birthday, March 1st. He was early, due June 12th and weighed only 1 lbs 11 ounces. He is doing very well now. So what do I do? make another quilt : )

 

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3 Ways To Get Something DoneThere are 3 ways to get something done...

 

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Cheap Entertainment (aka Thrifty Fun!)Tips for having a good time without spending a lot of money.

 

Questions

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Musty Smelling Coat Closet?I recently bought a home and one of the closets with a crawl space entry door has a very musty smell. I tried open dishes of vinegar, but it is still slightly musty. Any suggestions?

 

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My Pit Bull Pup Thinks my Hands Are the Enemy?Hi all, I have an 8 week old Pit Bull pup. I love the little guy to death but he's a spritely fella and bites EVERYTHING he puts his mouth on. I made the MISTAKE and gave him a tap on his mouth one day when he was biting my feet.

 

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Keeping Baking Soda from Clogging Pipes?Years ago I used baking soda to clean my kitchen sinks and countertops. But then we found out that the washed away soda had over six months become a rock in my kitchen sink pipes. It cost almost $200 to have it snaked out and it broke two of the plumber's snakes before he could break it up.

 

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Meal Planning Tips?Tips to help with meal planning. What do you do to make your meal planning easier and more cost effective?

 

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Why does my husband's head stink by the end of the day?Why does my husband's head stink by the end of the day? He uses soap on his hair and washes it everyday.

 

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Care Bear Themed Party Ideas?My daughter is 2 and has Downs Syndrome. We are planning a party for the 15th of June. I am planning a Care Bears party. I have invited quite a few older children as we don't know too many 2 year olds. As a matter of fact, none. Therefore, my daughter will be the youngest.

 

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Chocolate and Butterscotch Scone Recipe?The other day, I tried a scone that was delicious, and would like to find a recipe. I have searched the recipes sites, but to no avail! The scone had chocolate and butterscotch chips in it, and had a glaze

 

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Crocheted Curtains?I would like to make my own crocheted curtains. Does anyone have patterns or tell me where I can find some?

 

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Tire Recommendations for a 2003 BMW Mini Cooper S?I own a 2003 Mini Cooper S. I am considering changing from 17" wheels run flats and 205/45 tires to 16" wheels and performance tires. I want to cover as much of the same wheel well area as the 17" 205/45/17 tires did.

 

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My Two Best Friends Don't Like Each Other?My 11th birthday is soon (20th june) but I don't know what to do because my two best friends don't like each other. Please someone tell what I can do?

 

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Nasty Old Pet Stains?I just recently moved into my cousins house and I am in the process of cleaning this house from top to bottom. There is 40 plus years of nicotine on the walls (using bleach and water to clean, works great, if you can handle the smell. lol). But my problem is the pet stains on the carpet!

 

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Wedding Advice?My only Daugter is getting married in july. I am looking for some good websites to help with the planning, decorations and parties. If any one could help me out, I would be grateful.

 

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