September 6, 2005

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Recipes

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One Dish Salmon Salad SupperAt serving time, line a large bowl or platter with outer lettuce leaves. Cut remaining lettuce and toss lightly with the chilled salad. If you'd like, just add hot rolls and a bowl of chips, for a complete dinner/supper.

 

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Quick Pear Spice Ice CreamCombine pears and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Add sugar and spices; blend until smooth. Stir in softened ice cream. Pack into container and freeze at least 6 hours before serving.

 

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Kool-Aid Party PunchThis Kool-aid punch is easy to make and is great for wedding showers and all sorts of parties or get togethers. I get lots of compliments on this recipe.

 

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Diabetic Fudge CandyCombine milk and cocoa in saucepan; cook and mix well over low heat until cocoa is dissolved. Add butter, granulated sugar replacement, salt and vanilla.

 

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Breakfast PunchIn a blender, combine all ingredients except the ginger ale and puree on low speed until mixed, then puree on high speed for 30 seconds.

 

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Zucchini SlawIn a bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hr. before serving. Serves: 4.

 

Articles

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Organized Pre-packed MealsIf you organize your meals by measuring ingredients ahead of time you can save yourself a lot of time. It makes meal preparation a snap and ensures that you don't pack a lot of extra ingredients.

 

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LowerMyBills.com - Remedies for High Long DistanceIf you are tired of paying a high price for long distance, I suggest checking into some of the smaller companies because they many times charge lower rates and don't charge as many fees. Go to http://www.lowermybills.com. and find out about these types of companies as well as other ways to lower your monthly bills.

 

juice pouch checkbook

Capri Sun or KoolAid Jammer Pouch...Making crafts out of Capri Sun or KoolAid Jammer pouches can be a lot of fun. You can make cool and durable gifts. Below are instructions for making a checkbook cover that I made.

 

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Knowing When Laundry Needs PretreatmentWhen doing the laundry, if I find any of my husband's work clothes that have been gently tied in a knot, this item requires special treatment, like degreaser, etc. This works well for knowing which items need treatment.

 

Decorative Bean Bottle

Decorative Bean BottleStart by layering the beans in various colors to the top of the jar. Then Tap lightly to settle down the beans and then keep adding more beans till it is full.

 

A striped crocheted baby sweater.

Crocheted Baby SweaterInstructions for making a crocheted baby sweater.

 

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Removing Seeds and Pulp From Orange JuicePut a strainer or some cheesecloth over a pitcher or bowl when juicing oranges, lemons, or limes. You won't have to worry about seeds or pulp.

 

Fair Trade Coffee

Brew a Cup of Fair Trade CoffeeIt's difficult to imagine that one cup of coffee can make a huge impact on the environment. However, it can. Especially if the beans used to make that cup of coffee are Fair Trade, Shade Grown and Organic.

 

A binder clip used as a chip clip

Clipping Those ChipsI buy the large binder clips to close the tops of chip bags, and also bags of veggies in the freezer. They are strong, and have a strong holding ability. I could never keep the plastic clips in place.

 

Sissy Cat

Sissy (Cat)This is Sissy. She was given to my daughter for her birthday in July. She is about 5 months old. Her favorite thing to do is play sneak attack on the kids. She waits until they are not paying attention and then runs up to them.

 

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Diabetic Powdered Sugar ReplacementThis simple powdered sugar replacement for powdered sugar is easy to make.

 

Lenny - Mini Schnauzer

Lenny (Mini Schnauzer)My granddaughter's new pup. His name is Lenny. He is a registered mini-Schnauzer. My son and his wife shopped for him on line and found the one they wanted about two weeks ago.

 

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Checking Your Credit RatingYou may obtain a copy of your credit report free once every year. A good idea to do this as you will be informed of what your credit standing is as well as be able to check for any discrepancies.

 

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Burnt Sausage RemedyIf you have burned your sausage while frying, all you have to do is add some water to the skillet and the burnt pieces will absorb into the water along with the burnt taste!

 

Questions

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Range for a 5.8GHz Cordless Phone?I would like to know if anyone has a 5.8 phone and could tell me how far away from the base unit the signal will reach. I would like to get a phone that reaches about 1/4 mile.

 

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Board Game Purses?I was recently at a craft fair and there was a booth selling really awesome handmade purses made from hardcover books and gameboards (Scrabble, Monopoly, etc.). Since they were way too expensive for my college student budget.

 

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Storing a 5th Wheel Trailer?I am new at camping. I have a 5th wheel trailer and want to know any winterizing or cleaning tips to prepare it for winter. It will be stored until May '06.

 

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Gasoline Odor on Books?I acquired some books that had been stored in a garage and have a gasoline smell. Is there any way I can get rid of this odor?

 

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Duct Tape on Car?Does anyone know how to remove duct tape from the outside of a car? It is on the paint and around the back windshield. I am currently using Orange Blast, an auto degreaser. It is working, but very slowly. Any faster suggestions that would save the paint on my car would be great.

 

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What Can I Cook With Boston Butts?My hubby accidently ordered two boston butts from the Shriners. I can only eat so much BBQ! Anyone have any ideas on what to do with all this meat? I can freeze it, but surely there are some cool recipes or something to do with it!

 

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Taming a Kitten?I just got a six month old kitten who's meaner than spit. She growls if anyone comes near her and bites if you try to touch her. She was scared when I brought her home and I was allowed to hold and pet her. As soon as she got used to the household, she started attacking anything that came by. Does anyone know what to do with a cat like this?

 

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Knitting Paddle Advice?I am looking for information about a Knitting Paddle. I don't know how to knit, but this looks so interesting. Even a child can use it, they say. I want to make some scarves for my daughters and friends. If anyone has used one please give me some input. Do you like it? Is it easy to use?

 

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Planning a Huge 1st Birthday Party?My son's first birthday is in January 2006 and in Hawaii, where we live. 1st birthdays are a tradition and usually huge! We are inviting over 300, yes, three hundred, people.

 

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Grape Juice Stain on Mink Coat?I have a mink coat that got grape juice on it during church service. How can I get it out?

 

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Easy Baby Shower Favor?Looking for an easy baby shower favor to make.

 

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Dog Whining?I have noticed more and more that my dog seems to whine often. This has been going on forever (not all day long). Even if she has been fed, played with, potty, she whines, why?

 

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Storing Scarves and Wraps?I have an increasing number of scarves and wraps. What is a good way to store them so they don't get too crushed?

 

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Renovating a Kitchen Counter Top?I want to know how to do different things to my kitchen counter top. Not replace but paint, add designs or other ideas.

 

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Pen on a Cork Floor?My 3 year old son got a hold of a black pen and decided to draw on my mother's brand new cork floor. I don't want to damage the floor, but I'm not sure what I can use to remove the marks.

 

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