June 14, 2005

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Recipes

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Spanish Rice SaladIn a medium bowl, stir together the rice, olive oil and lemon juice. Stir in the tomato, pepper, onion, parsley, garlic, and salt (if desired).

 

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Brown Rice Vegetable SaladThis brown rice salad is perfect as a side dish or as a light meal. Make a big batch and bring it to your next potluck.

 

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Steamed Cauliflower With DillThis cauliflower dish is full of flavor and is a perfect low calorie side dish. It would also taste great tossed with your favorite pasta.

 

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Creamy StrawberriesMelt carob and artificial sweetener in double boiler. Mix cream cheese and strawberries. Add to melted carob. Mix well. Pour into a 9" x 9" square pan. Let cool and chill for at least 2 hours.

 

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Low Carb Marinated Mushroom SaladThis salad might be low-carb and low-calorie, but it is full of flavor. It is easy to make and only has a few ingredients.

 

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Black Bean Salsa SoupHeat oil in large skillet and add onion, garlic and cumin. Cook until onions are tender (about 5 minutes). Take 2 cans of black beans and place in blender with chicken broth and blend.

 

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Blueberries With Almond CreamThese delicious blueberries are perfect for breakfast or a healthy sweet treat.

 

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Gail's Green Bean CasseroleMix all together except crackers, oleo and nuts. Pour in 9" x 13" baking dish. Mix topping items and sprinkle on top. Bake at 350 degrees until it bubbles (about 45 minutes).

 

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Roasted Baby CarrotsThese delicious carrots are a perfect side dish for your next meal. They are low in calories but full of flavor.

 

Articles

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Webster (Yorkshire Terrier) and Mitzi in CostumeThis boy, Webster, is a 6 year old Yorkie and the absolute love of my life. He and I were in a the Dog Parade in Florida and he stole the hearts of MILLIONS!

 

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Discouraging Tent CaterpillarsWe live in southern Ontario, Canada, and tent caterpillars are a big problem. We always had them on our few fruit trees until I read somewhere of a cheap way to discourage them.

 

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Donate Recycled Craft Supplies for SchoolsTeachers spend so much of their own money on materials for the classes. They are always happy to receive old magazines and used craft items. Color books have so many uses for children's crafts, especially seasonal type of pictures.

 

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Clean Up After Water Balloon FightsWater balloon fights are always a big hit at summer kids parties, but the burst balloons all over the ground are a hazard to wildlife and curious toddlers. Encourage kids to clean up by offering a prize for the one who picks up the most bits of rubber balloon.

 

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Tips for Boiled EggsWhen you boil eggs, add a little salt or vinegar to the water, bring it to a boil, boil for one minute and remove from heat and cover. Let it stand until cool enough to handle eggs.

 

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Easy Crockpot B.B.Q. MeatballsPut one 18 oz. bottle of B.B.Q. sauce and one quart of tomato juice (or stewed tomatoes) over cooked meatballs in crock pot.

 

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Air Travel TipsTips for traveling by airplane. Post your ideas.

 

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Caulking TipsTips to help you with your next caulking project. Post your ideas.

 

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Cooking Extra ChickenI always cook more chicken than I need at that meal for later in the week. It's just as easy to cook more, and serve it in a chicken salad, tacos, or on a bun or roll later in the week for a good, quick meal.

 

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Shingles JokeA man went into a doctor's office and told the receptionist he had the shingles. She told the man to sit down and that a nurse would see him shortly. After a while, the nurse saw the man, did some tests and told him to wait for the doctor. The doctor finally arrived and asked the man how he could help him.

 

Shabby Chic Bedroom Decorating

Shabby Chic Bedroom DecoratingWhile decorating my girls room, I came up with a thrifty tip for a headboard and it fits right in with my shabby chic theme! I spent a total of $14.00 for the fence which was already pre-made at the local lumber store.

 

Questions

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Den of Snakes in My Basement?I am asking for help concerning a possible den of snakes found in my basement. We've lived in our house for about four years.

 

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Golf Themed Party?My son wants a golf theme party. I need help finding places that sell decorations for that or any useful ideas. I've searched the web and all I can find is plates and napkins. I need things like decorations, pinatas, etc.

 

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Shaving Your Legs - Tips?Tips and advice for shaving your legs. Post your ideas.

 

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Looking for Black Ellemeno Shoes?I bought a new pair of shoes at Mervyn's made by Ellemeno; style: Renee. They only came in white and beige but I would love a pair in black. Does anyone know how or if I can contact the company to see if they make it in black? I tried surfing for this information and I keep getting links to other shoe stores.

 

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Storing Grated Cheese?I only work part time so when I am working like to buy food ahead. I would like to know how long you store cheese - such as Velveeta and the bagged shredded cheese.

 

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Freezing Cookies and Cookie Dough?Tips and recipes for freezing cookies and cookie dough. Post your ideas.

 

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Linky & Dinky's Web Earner Program?I am wondering if anyone has signed up to be a Web Earner from the Linky & Dinky web site. I enjoy their newsletter but am curious and skeptical about paying $20 to make money using the web. I know most of these type of advertisements are a big rip off. Just wondering if any of your readers have participated in this and what input they have.

 

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Uses for Sawdust and Wood Chips?Tips for using sawdust and wood chips. Post your ideas.

 

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Sunday Dinner Ideas?Each Sunday after Church I make lunch for 10-12 people. The problem is I have run out of ideas. Everyone is getting a little tired of roast, brisket and chicken. What do some of you do who have large families for Sunday Dinner?

 

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