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Favorite MarinadeThis is better the second day than the first. Makes the meat so tender, great flavor!
Cold Water Chocolate CakeBlend first 4 ingredients and add cocoa in 1/3 cup cold water. Add alternately 2 1/2 cup sifted cake flour and 1 cup cold water. Fold in 3 stiffly beaten egg whites with 3/4 cup sugar beaten in. Fold in last 1 1/3 tsp.
Tuna Loaf CasseroleA quick and easy (and delicious!) way to serve tuna as a main dish.
Cookie Lover's Ice Cream ParfaitsThis sweet and delicious treat will bring a smile to the face of the one you love!
Unstuffed Green Bell Pepper SoupThe same great flavors of stuffed bell peppers, but in a soup. It is a perfect meal on a chilly day.
Apricot Apple PiePlace baking sheet on center rack in oven. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare crust mix for 2 crust pie. Shape into two disks.
Yellow Squash CookiesWe had an abundance of yellow squash one year. I adapted a carrot cookie recipe into this one. I took these to a potluck, everyone raved over them. The carrot cookie recipe said they had 40 calories per cookie, the squash probably has less.
Easy Banana Custard PieHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9 inch pie pan. In small bowl, mix bananas and lemon juice, set aside. In medium bowl stir remaining ingredients except cool whip. Add banana mixture stir till blended pour into pie plate.
Easy Cucumber PicklesIn a large bowl, slice cucumbers. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except cucumbers. Pour over cucumbers. Chill until ready to serve.
Broccoli-Alfredo PizzaPreheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring large pot of water to boil; add broccoli. Cook about 3 minutes; drain. Stir seasoning and garlic powder into Alfredo sauce; spread over pizza crust to within 3/4 inch of edge.
Recipe Box as "Moving Out On Your Own" GiftAnother "moving out on your own" gift I did recently for a friend was to make a recipe box. I bought a nice wooden recipe box and placed one unopened package of blank recipe cards inside.
Cold Tea for PlantsDo you feed cold tea to your plants? They love it and it is a good way to use up leftover tea from your teapot.
By Bev Sobkowich
Tips Jar Gift for a Hairdresser - "Moving Out On Your Own" GiftA friend of ours is graduating high school in a few weeks and informed us that she is moving out of state as she was accepted to one of the top hairstylist schools in the United States. She also informed us that she may have to live on her own for the first time.
Reduced Pain from Booster ShotsWhen your young child gets that next set of booster shots, be prepared with a bottle of Camphophenique. Pour some on a cotton ball and place over the inoculation site held in place with a bandaid for several hours. This will help reduce the pain that seems to linger for hours or days afterward.
Keeping Track of Plant InformationWhen I buy plants, I like to keep the tag that has the plant description and care information. I bought a small photo album, and when I buy a new plant, I slip the information tag into the photo sleeve.
Jar Lids as ToysA great "toy" for a toddler: Save all your plastic jar lids (from mayonnaise, peanut butter, etc.) Save different colors and sizes, the more the better. I did this for my kids and grandkids.
Lengthy Sermon JokeA pastor, known for his lengthy sermons, noticed a man get up and leave during the middle of his message. The man returned just before the conclusion of the service. Afterwards the pastor asked the man where he had gone.
Simple Bleach Recipes - Instead of Buying Bleach CleanersAfter buying bleach cleaners at the dollar store and still feeling I was spending too much I went to the Clorox web site and found this. It is much cheaper too.
Homemade Flea TrapIf your home has fleas, put a shallow dish of water with a little dish soap under a night-lite at night. The fleas will jump into the water and drown. Fleas can't swim! :)
My Photographer's PortfolioThese are images that I am starting my portfolio with, though I am not a 100% professional photographer, I am an amateur. I love children's photography. I think is the BEST!
Making Extra PaymentsIf you send in a little extra money on your mortgage, car payments, credit card payments, etc., send a note along with the bill so the company will know it's to be applied to the principal and not the interest.
Lipstick Smudges and MeltingIf you have trouble with lipstick smudges and melting, just hold an ice cube to your lips for a few minutes after applying your lipstick.
Favorite MagazinesWhat are your favorite magazines? Post your ideas.
"Pasta" JokeItalian Pasta Diet...
Acid Loving Plants?Now that I know I can share my morning coffee with my plants, I need to know which ones are "acid-loving"?
Traveling with Allergies?Tips for traveling with allergies. Post your ideas.
Alternative to Bleach?I want to know a cleaning product that cleans just as well as bleach?
Deodorize a Musty Couch?I found a semi-old couch that my university that was going to thrown out. I snagged it before they could throw it in the dumpster. It is a really nice couch that I could really use, but it has a slight mildew and dusty smell to it.
Using It Up - Old Pantyhose and Nylons?How do you use old panty hose and/or nylon stockings when they can no longer be worn.
Double Birthday Party Dilemma?My daughter is turning 2 in September, we have been talking about and making loose plans for her birthday since we have a few months. My husband brought up the idea of having a double birthday with one of my daughter's playmates because their birthdays are around the same time and because the playmate's family is very small. I didn't agree but said that we would talk about it.
Leg Wax on Rug?My daughter got into my leg wax and spilled it all over the bathroom rugs. (It was not hot when it spilled.) I don't know exactly what the material is. It's just a normal bathroom rug. Can anyone help me get this out?
Paint Stain on Light Colored Carpet?I have a brand new Berber carpet, it's off-white. I knocked over a can of lime green paint and got it all up. I steam cleaned the carpet but there is still a slight greenish tint. I scrub brushed it, tried to bleach a spot, all to no avail.
How Do You Take Cuttings From Plants?I was wondering what kind of plants or trees can be multiplied by the cutting method. I remember my mom collecting cuttings from everywhere and she would "root" them. What do you do with the cuttings and how long does this take? I think that she stuck the twig or leaf in a small pot of wet soil. That is about all that I am sure of.
Thousand leggers, Spiders and Birds?I'm having a problem with thousand leggers and spiders in and around my house. Does anyone of any suggestions to get rid of these insects? We also have a problem with birds around our pool and suggestions on how to help with this
Uses for Paper Towel Rolls?Tips for reusing empty paper towel rolls. Post your ideas.
Moving Into an Apartment With a Friend - Tips and Advice?On July 16th (bound to be the hottest day of the year) I'm moving into an apartment with my best friend. I'm 18, she's 19. We've known each other for years, and I'm excited. I have begun to clean and get rid of things in my room at my parents house already, but because you are much wiser than me (and have moved before). I would like some tips on moving, and leaving home!
Candle Wax on Micro Fiber Sofa?I have just spilled liquid, perfurmed candle was on my red micro fiber sofa. Any suggestions on how to clean this rather large area?
Just Moved - Birthday Ideas For a Lonely Boy?My husband just got home from a year overseas and a week later they moved us to a new state. My son turns 7 on the 18th but has no friends here at our new base to invite. He's really depressed and his Dad and I want to plan a really fun day to show him that it's family that counts most. Any ideas to cheer my lonely little guy up?