September 16, 2005

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Recipes

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Light Chocolate PuddingYou can enjoy this delicious pudding without the guilt.

 

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S is for Strawberry ShortcakesSprinkle strawberries with 1 cup sugar. Let stand 1 hour. Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Mix flour, 2 Tbsp. sugar, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl. Stir in milk and butter just until blended.

 

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Very Blueberry SundaesTo make the sauce, place the blueberries, orange juice, and sugar substitute in a mini food processor and process until smooth. Set aside for about 15 minutes, until the mixture has thawed. Or transfer to a covered container and chill until ready to use.

 

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Spinach And Sun-Dried Tomato QuesadillasThese healthy quesadillas make a great meal or snack.

 

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Summer Garden PilafThis pilaf combines brown rice and numerous vegetables to make a delicious side dish.

 

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Apple Cranberry ColeslawDice up apples and onion. Add Dole coleslaw, raisins, cranberries & sunflower seeds.

 

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R Is for Raisin-Bran MuffinsHeat oven 400 degrees F. Grease bottoms only of 8 muffin cups or line with paper baking cups. Mix cereal and milk in a medium bowl, let stand until cereal is slightly softened.

 

Articles

Hocking Hills, Ohio

Hocking Hills, Ohio!These are some pictures I took at Hocking Hills, Ohio.

 

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Putting the Garden to Bed for the WinterNow that summer is almost over. My grandchildren ask if they can put the garden to bed for the winter. We start when everything has died. It's very easy and the children love doing it, and they have fun.

 

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Softening Metal Wind ChimesSome chimes seem to be overpowering and much louder than you might want. To lessen the harshness of chimes, stuff a cotton ball into each end of each metal cylinder.

 

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Recipes from Men's Health: A Man, A Can, A PlanTo save on meals and meal planning there's a great collection of recipes with the title: A Man, A Can, A Plan. It usually comes complete with a can opener as well. The nutritional make-up of the recipes is listed, too.

 

An emergency diaper kit for babies.

Baby/Toddler "Emergency" KitWe have been known to run out of the house and leave our son's diaper bag behind, thinking we'd only be out for just a few minutes and wouldn't need it. Well, on more than one occasion, that "quick" trip lasted longer than we thought!

 

Bear (Border Collie Mix)This is Bear. He is 8 months old. We got him from a local animal shelter in NC, when he was 3 months old. He is a Border Collie mix. He is a "herding" dog, and will "herd" us, and anything else he can. He loves to chase my chickens, and clown for attention.

 

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Make A Hooded Towel - Great Gift For KidsThis is a great (and cheap) gift idea for kids. All you need is a towel and a washcloth. In a pinch, I have even used one of our old bath towels and wash cloths when I needed a last minute gift. The cloth and towel should match or coordinate.

 

Questions

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Killing Weeds With Hot Water?If I use hot water to kill my weeds, will it kill my other flowers around the weeds? I am only pouring the hot water on the weeds. How long will it take to kill the weeds.

 

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Gnats in The Diaper Pail?Recently gnats have invaded my home and they have taken a big interest in my kid's diaper pail. I keep things very clean and empty the diaper pail regularly but as soon as one diaper gets thrown in it they swarm around it and in it.

 

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Pincushion Plant, Is It Dying?I have a pincushion plant. My question is the plant is dying, is this normal? Does it die back and come back in the spring? thanks for any help.

 

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Storing Metal Coffee Pots?I have my mother's collection of old coffee pots. They are metal and most of them are aluminum. I need to store them in an outbuilding over the winter. How can I store them without doing harm to the metal? I have some plastic tubs I was planning to use. Any ideas will be appreciated.

 

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Guinea Pig Is Chewing On Everything?My guinea pig keeps biting and chewing everything! I have a chew stick for him from the pet store and but he won't chew on that. Any ideas on what has worked for you?

 

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Shake and Bake Chicken?I've tried shake and bake chicken in the oven on aluminum foil and I've tried egg and flouring them in the oven on a cookie sheet but not one time have I had it come out crispy and brown without it sticking to the pan. Does anyone have any advice?

 

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Are Leather Couches Kid-Friendly?Our current couch was a hand-me-down from my grandparents, and after 10 years of us owning it, it has about had it! I'm considering buying a new couch in the not so distant future.

 

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Safe Quiz Sites For Kids?My 10 year old daughter loves spelling and math quiz websites. But I am very strict about what she looks at. There are some very weird 'kid sites' out there. Can anyone please advise me of a site that is educational and 'safe'.

 

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Gasoline Odor On From Floor?I just recently removed some vinyl tiles from a wooden floor, it had a lot of glue and I removed it with a lot of paint thinner. After that I sanded the floor and bought a stain and wax from minwax and the the wood soak it all up but it didn't leave it shiny.

 

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My Neighbors are Placing Dog Poop In My Yard?I am experiencing the same problems as most of you have discussed regarding dog mess in my yard. The neighbors have no respect for other peoples property and every time we do improvements to our yard or home some type of vandalism occurs.

 

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Dog Knocking Over Water Bowl?My dog has just recently started putting her paw in her water bowl before drinking, then she'll drink a little bit, stick her paw in again, drink a little more, then purposely spill the whole bowl. Then I'll fill it and and a little while later it will happen again.

 

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Caring for a Leather Lounge?What can I use to clean (wipe over) a black leather lounge. My daughter has a dog and I have a cat and the smells have permeated the leather. There are no marks or stains just a bit of a smell.

 

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