November 23, 2005

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Recipes

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Carrot Cabbage Slaw RecipesMix miracle whip, mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, spices together until well blended. Mix in milk until creamy. Mix with cabbage and carrot. Let refrigerate overnight for the best flavor.

 

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Creme de Menthe BarsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 13x9 inch pan with vegatable pan spray. In small bowl, whisk together condensed milk, egg, 1/4 tsp. salt, candy flavoring, green icing color and remaning 1/2 tsp. salt...

 

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Layered Taco DipTaco layered dips are usually a hit at parties. They are easy to make yourself and can be customized to suit your tastes.

 

Articles

A dachshund mix sitting in front of a door.

Aries (Dachshund Mix)Aries is a 4 year old Dachshund mix. I was working for a guy by taking care of his wife who has Parkinsons disease. His neighbor's dog just had puppies and he knew I really wanted one. My birthday was around the time the puppy would be 5 or 6 weeks old.

 

A dog dressed as a cowgirl

Sadie in a Cowgirl CostumeHere's a picture of my Son's dog Sadie dressed up for Halloween. She loves to dress up and last year she was a devil. We call her our doggone cowgirl.

 

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Use a Spray Bottle When IroningInstead of using the sprayer in your iron, try using a spray bottle. A spray bottle on mist offers you much more control when applying water.

 

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Picture Plate Craft For KidsA good idea for a Christmas craft for kids to do is to make a picture and then buy a clear plate. I found some at a craft store for around 1.00 each.

 

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Ironing RibbonsWhen ironing ribbons that are difficult to lay flat try holding the end of the ribbon down with your thumb and pull the iron towards you. It's much easier than trying to push the iron forward over an unruly and wrinkled ribbon.

 

Pink filet crochet heart square on green pillow.

Filet Crochet HeartFilet crochet is usually done with crochet thread. I chose to use yarn because I wanted more coverage than thread would allow. (I bought a green pillow that didn't match my décor as well as I thought it would.)

 

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Ironing Delicate FabricsUse some sort of a pressing cloth when ironing delicate fabrics and don't use high heat. Lightweight cotton towels work well as a pressing cloth. Just lay the pressing cloth on the item you wish to iron and it will help protect it from the heat.

 

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Emergency NumbersTips for organizing emergency numbers.

 

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Store Vacuum Tools on VacuumWhen vacuuming, hang the additional vacuuming tools on the vacuum. You can easily put the most commonly used tools in a plastic bag from the grocery store, and tie it on to the main part of the vacuum.

 

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Car Buying Tip 1 - Take Your TimeRealize how big a purchase a car is. It's the second-largest purchase most people make after buying a home. When you buy a home, you have so much help: a broker to help you find the home, and a mortgage broker for financing. An inspector, an attorney, a title search, a mover, and more.

 

Decorative grape arrangement.

Grape ArrangementWith the lasting popularity of old-world décor, this grape arrangement will add class and color to an end table, dining table, pedestal, or architectural niche. You can use the same concept with different varieties of fruit, or add seasonal flowers or ribbons to change the look of the arrangement.

 

Recycled Goblet Candle Holder

Painted Candle HolderThe only thing more romantic than candlelight is candlelight softened by the faint glimmer of enameled glass. This beautiful votive candleholder started life as a yard sale cut glass goblet

 

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Thanksgiving Day PoemHere is a terrific Thanksgiving poem by Doggy. These past twelve months were quite a year. They added inches to my rear.

 

Mason Jar Collection Photo 1

Displaying a Mason Jar CollectionIn my kitchen, I have placed my Mason Jar collection on top of my kitchen cupboards. I like glass. I try to keep things off the counters unless it's food/fruit in glass bowls. I find if I put the fruit on the counters my kids will eat it.

 

Wim (German Shepherd)

Wim (German Shepherd) on the CouchThis is my 2 year old German Shepherd "Wim", holding down the couch. It's proof that a large dog can fit on the back of a sofa. He started doing this as a pup and never outgrew it!

 

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Cooking Pork TipOne of the best cooking tips I ever received, was from a co-worker and friend. He told me to get a pork roast, place it in the crockpot, and pour a jar of pickled pepperoncinis (juice and all) over the roast.

 

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Dampen Cover When IroningInstead of dampening the clothing you are ironing, try spraying your ironing board's cloth cover. It will spread out the moisture more evenly. Or, toss wrinkled clothing into a dryer with a damp towel before ironing.

 

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Ironing a ShirtStart by ironing sleeves, cuffs, belts and collars before ironing the body of the shirt. This will prevent you from having to re-iron the body of the shirt which is bound to get wrinkled when you iron the smaller part of the garment.

 

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Ironing Heavily Wrinkled JeansFor heavily wrinkled jeans, iron them on a damp towel. It will create steam on both sides and iron the jeans much faster. This also works well on thick cotton clothing, like sweatshirts.

 

Questions

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Can't Get Rid of Lice?My sister and niece have lice. My sister has taken her daughter to the Doctor. He told them to get Rid. They couldn't find it at the drugstore but they did find Nix. They used it and did everything they were told and It didn't work.

 

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Village Wallpaper Pattern No. 5801877?Looking for 1-2 double rolls of Village Wallpaper. Pattern No. 5801877. Run No. 5 would be even better.

 

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Lost Radio Code for a Rover 45?I have recently had a new battery on my Rover 45. Unfortunately the radio does not now work and I do not have the code. What do I do?

 

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Keeping Candles Upright in Candlesticks?I need help getting my candlesticks to remain upright in the candlesticks. They just seem to tilt and wobble even though they appear to be a standard size. I hate to dump everything and start fresh, but I am not sure if I need to slightly melt the ends, or if there is an amazing trick I don't know of.

 

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