July 13, 2005

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Recipes

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Hot Chicken Stir FryCoat wok or electric skillet with olive oil. On medium to medium high heat, cook chicken until almost done.

 

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Spinach Artichoke DipMix artichoke hearts spanich and cream cheese add 1 cup (or more) of parmesan cheese, garlic salt and salt and pepper to taste. ENJOY.

 

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"Sombreros"This recipe is cheap, easy, and perfect for summer picnics and pool parties!

 

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"Don't-Tell-The-Cardiologist" Chocolate Truffle PieThis decadent dessert is sure to please the one you love this Valentine's day! Your doctor won't mind this one little indulgence.

 

Articles

Wind chimes that are made from a clay pot.

Clay Pot Wind ChimeWe all love wind chimes. Me? I love the sound of wooden wind chimes. And this project allows you to have fun with your kids and create a chime made out of simple items. The end result is something to be proud of and looks great hanging out on the patio.

 

Testing Your Soil

Easy, Do-It-Yourself Soil TestingMaintaining good soil is your most important task as a gardener-even more important than maintaining your plants. If you're starting a new garden or your plants and flowers just aren't growing well despite your best efforts, then having your soil tested probably makes sense.

 

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Barkeeper's TowelsAs I have gotten older, I have discovered the best dishrag for me is actually what is known as a barkeeper's towel. It's certainly bigger than a dishrag but more of a square shape than a tea towel, and is made of really absorbent cotton with a great nap to it.

 

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Dos and Don'ts for Applying MakeupUse cosmetic sponges, the little wedge-shaped foam things, to apply your foundation and blend your blush. They're inexpensive and gentle.

 

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Funeral Costs JokeA woman's husband dies. He had $30,000 to his name. After everything is done at the funeral home and cemetery, she tells her closest friend that there is none of the $30,000 left.

 

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Golfer at the Dentist JokeA man and his wife walked into a dentist's office. The man said to the dentist, "Doctor, I'm in a big hurry!" I have two buddies sitting out in my car waiting for us to go play golf." So forget about the anesthetic and just pull the tooth and be done with it -- I don't have time to wait for the anesthetic to work!

 

Ethiopian Flag CakeI make a lot of cakes. I decided that since I was going to an Ethiopia Celebration that I would make something exciting. So I made an Ethiopian Flag. The cake is vanilla made from scratch. Then I made homemade butter icing and created this beautiful flag.

 

Chewbacca (Shetland Sheepdog)

Chewbacca (Shetland Sheepdog)This is our dog Chewy, named for Star Wars' Chewbacca. He is a Shetland Sheepdog with one blue and one brown eye, he just turned 6 years old on June 20th and we've had him since he was 7 weeks old!

 

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Saving on Steel Wool PadsI am probably one of the most "thrifty" people I know. My husband calls me cheap - LOL When I need to use a scrubbing steel wool pad, I cut them in half or quarters first.

 

Feed Your Plants - DayliliesFor best results, don't forget to feed your plants, too. Especially when you can't water them as often as you like with water restrictions and lack of rain. You can buy a cheap plant food at just about any discount store. I took these at an outing at my brother and sister-in-laws house with my kids.

 

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Put Lockers in Your GarageIf you're about to start or have in mind some future remodeling. This idea might be for you. In your garage, install built in lockers, one for each of your family members.

 

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Using Clear Vinyl Pocket OrganizersIf you're short of room around your house, try using clear vinyl pocket organizers in: In the linen closet to hold items such as lip balm, thermometer, band-aids, sample sizes of medications, tweezers, nail clippers, etc.

 

Questions

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Getting Mechanical Grease Off a Suitcase?On a recent flight from NY to Denver, my brand new suitcase got stuck "behind" the luggage carousel and is now covered with grease. It is your typical mechanical grease and the suitcase is your typical poly canvas blend. How can I get the grease out of my new suitcase so it looks new again?

 

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Free Mulch from the City - Could it Carry Diseases?Could someone, anyone, solve this argument between my boyfriend and myself about free mulch obtained from the city? I received a large (very large!) pile of free mulch from the city from their wood chipper after they had trimmed the limbs away from the power lines.

 

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Reusing AOL CDs & Computer Disks?We all have lots of old floppy disks and cds around thanks to AOL and CD Burners. Do you have any good uses for them?

 

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Looking for Homemade Marinades and Sauces?I haven't bought any stir-fry or marinades for ages and don't intend to... as I am trying to cook from sratch as much as possible but the only one I have that I can make from scratch is a soy/garlic/sweet stir-fry sauce which I double as a marinade.

 

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Porcelain China Stained By Windex?I got a gift of Limoge china. I put Windex on it to clean it. It stained white porcelain to blue. Is there anything I can do to get rid of the blue?

 

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For Boys Only, vol 3, pattern #40802120 pf 81, by Sunworthy?Looking for discontinued wallpaper border, it is as follows:

 

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Subway Bread Recipes?Does anybody have any Subway bread recipes?

 

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Placemat Marks on Vinyl Samsonite Table?I bought cheap placemats which left their plastic marks on my samsonite dining table due to the heat. I think the top of the table is vinyl or fake leather. I don't know how to remove the plastic marks. The table is black in color, used to look really good. Any help will be appreciated.

 

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How To Put A Hole In A Glass Jar?I bought an incense burner that is a jar and I would like to put a small hole close to the bottom for the scent to come out instead of having the incense coming out the top and having ashes everywhere. Any ideas on how to do this without breaking the glass?

 

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Painting a Room Lime and Blue?I'm painting my room blue and lime but i don't know what to do with the paint. I don't know if I should do stripes or something else. I need help, i am painting it today and I want to paint it a way I will love. I am 12 and I need help deciding this!

 

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Textural Surrondings Pattern TS8113?I am looking for 4 singles rools of wall paper Book "Textural Surrondings" pattern TS8113

 

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