June 24, 2005

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Recipes

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Camper's BreakfastChop and fry bacon; drain and set aside. Cook onion, green pepper and hash browns in 1/2 of bacon drippings, until done. Stir up eggs; pour over potatoes, onions and green peppers.

 

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Crockpot Sherry ChickenRinse partially thawed chicken breasts and pat dry. Place in the bottom of the crockpot.

 

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Madonna SaladBring to boil the Jello, pineapple and sugar; cool. Cream the cream cheese, apricot tapioca pudding. Fold in the Jello mixture and fold in Cool Whip. Refrigerate.

 

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Creamy CucumbersPeel and slice cucumbers and onions. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over cucumbers and onions. Refrigerate several hours before serving.

 

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Funeral SaladCombine Jello and pudding; add liquid. Bring to a boil and then cool. Add Dream Whip and mandarin oranges.

 

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Cool Whip SaladPut all in large bowl and mix together.

 

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Butterscotch 4-Layer DessertMix flour, melted oleo and nuts. Put in 9x13 pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees; let cool. Mix cream cheese, 1/2 carton Cool Whip and powdered sugar.

 

Articles

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Emergency Information on Car SeatsRecently at a kids day event, they were handing out orange emergency stickers you could put on your child's car seat/booster in the car. I had more than one child in car seats so I decided to make something emergency personnel could use.

 

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Jogging JokeIt is well documented that for every mile you jog, you add one minute to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional five months in a nursing home at $5,000. per month.

 

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Caring for Nice ShoesTips for taking care of nice shoes. Post your ideas.

 

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Saving Money on BlushTips for saving money on blush. Post your ideas.

 

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Citrus PuddingMix one package of instant vanilla pudding according to package directions. Take one can of Mandarin oranges, drained, and add to pudding mixture. Spoon into individual dishes or cups.

 

multi-tasking at home

Multi-Tasking at HomeMost homemakers are very adept at multi-tasking, but the art form of getting it all done can always be refined.

 

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Assembly Line for Making DollsI make and sell Raggedy Ann and Andy, quilts, and various fabric crafts at our local Farmers Market here in Moses Lake, Washington. If you think that's something you'd like to do with your own talents, let me give you a time saving tip.

 

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Replacement Tops for ChapstickI have found that the tops of chapstick type lipsticks get lost a lot around kids. I use the tops smaller markers as a replacement. Some of them fit perfectly. I keep a collection of these caps for just such a purpose. The markers quickly dry out when left uncovered so I just recycle them.

 

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Encouraging Kids to Eat Fruits and VegetablesTips for getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables...

 

Memento boxes.

Making a Memory BoxMemory boxes are a wonderful way of preserving small bits and pieces of your most treasured memories. They are easily made using thin wood or particle board and then stained or painted.

 

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Choosing CabbageHere's another tip from my MIL. If you are looking for looser leaves in a head of cabbage, like for stuffed cabbage, pay attention to its core. The larger the core (the bottom where they slice off) the looser the leaves.

 

Jake (Leonberger)Our Leonberger Jake on his second birthday. Jake was born with severe hip dysplasia and had two major operations a year ago to reseat his hip joints. Without them he would have been dead by now - unable to get up. As you can see he is a happy happy fellow, full of fun.

 

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Veggie Peels and Coffee Grounds for Vibrant FlowersI save all used coffee grounds and fruit & veggie waste (peels, etc.) and lightly dig them in in my flower beds and around shrubs and trees. My plants have huge blooms year-round (I live in Florida) and vibrant coloring.

 

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Out of Onion Powder?I ran out of onion powder, it was at night and we only have one grocery store and it was closed. I searched my mind, and this was my solution. I had a coffee grinder and I had a lot of dried chopped onion so I ground my own onion powder.

 

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Organizing Medical Records at HomeFor every physician you see and for every place where you have a medical test performed (ex. if you have an ultrasound in a hospital), create a file folder with the following information:

 

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SundaySavers.com - Shopping AdsIf you do not subscribe to a newspaper that has store ads, go to www.sundaysavers.com before you go shopping. It has the most recent store ads for probably any department, clothing or food store you can think of. Saves the cost of your newspaper if that is only reason you get it.

 

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Don't Add Salt While CookingMy 85 yr. old MIL grew up in Vermont where they raised most of their own food. She has told me to never salt vegetables while cooking, including potatoes. The salt will leech out some of the vitamins.

 

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Cook Potatoes AheadMy tip is actually a time saving tip with cooking. I make several potato dishes each week. Fried potatoes, oven fried with seasonings, baked, mashed, hash-browns, etc.

 

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Adopting Older CatsThere are many older cats (over 6) at shelters looking for a good home. They are older and wiser, but often free. if you can give a cat a good home don't just look at the kittens!

 

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Fireworks Safety TipsFireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the Fourth of July. But fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries.

 

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Cleaning Under Stove KnobsTips for cleaning under stove knobs. Post your ideas.

 

Questions

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Backyard Beach Party?My daughter is turning four in a week. she loves the beach and wants a beach party outside in our back yard. I have supplies and food. I just need help with some do-it-yourself ideas for decorating the front and back yard. we have a large garage, I am fairly crafty. any ideas would be great.

 

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Power Outage Emergency Kit?Items to put in a power outage emergency kit for your home. Post your ideas.

 

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Church Mars Party?We are requesting suggestions for a Mars Party celebration for our church. We are going to do the party on the night that the planet Mars is closest to the earth. We would like some suggestions for games/activities that we could do that would have the Mars theme in them. Thanks, Penny from Texas

 

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Hair Colored Like a Skunk?i'm planning to color my hair like a skunk (black hair with a white stripe in the middle.) Do you think that i should try it?

 

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Watering Plants?Tips for watering plants. Post your ideas.

 

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Removing Mildew from Tent?How can I remove mildew off my tent without damaging the tent and remove the smell?

 

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Feedback About Nosodes?I would like to know if anyone knows anything about nosodes in place of pet injections and if so how do you use them?I have read about them but don't know how to use them are where to get them. Its suppose to be a natural thing in place of shots.Has anyone used this?

 

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Planning a Party For Teen Boys (and Adults)?My cousin's birthday is July 18th. My aunt and I have no clue what kind of birthday he wants or what we are going to do for his birthday. We want it to be a out of this world, awesome, fantastic, positively astounding party. But us being girls we have no clue what to do for him.

 

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