February 17, 2006

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Recipes

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Garden ChutneyTry serving this canned chutney recipe with meat from your inside grill. It's just as good as in the summer!

 

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Lace WafersSift together dry ingredients. Heat molasses to the boiling point. Stirring constantly, add butter, then dry ingredients. To form cookies, drop mixture from a spoon into small bits 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet...

 

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Homemade Oat Nut GranolaHomemade granola is quick and easy to make, is much better for you than most store-bought granola, and can be eaten as cereal or out of hand. Kids really like it, too.

 

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Jennifer's Chicken EnchiladasBake 30 min. at 350 degrees F. Will make about 10 and they freeze well. Enjoy...

 

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Country Pepper JellyPlace green pepper, red pepper, and vinegar into a blender container and blend until smooth. Pour into a large kettle; add sugar...

 

Articles

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Cutting BrowniesA warm knife cuts baked items like brownies better than a cold knife. Just run the knife under hot water and then wipe it dry before cutting.

 

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Burning Extra Calories While Cooking and CleaningTo burn off some extra calories, just play some fun dance music while you cook or clean. Tango over to the pantry, salsa over to the oven, quick step over to the sink.

 

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Rinds for the FireToss dried orange, lemon, or lime rinds onto your fire for a fresh, pleasant smell in your house.

 

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Flowers for a Pick-Me-UpIn Iowa the winters can seem awfully long. To help lift my spirits when I'm getting tired of the cloudy, cold days, I love to go to our local floral shop and purchase a bouquet of flowers. They come in assorted bouquets for only $4.99...

 

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Poll: Have you ever bought a used car?Today's poll asks: Have you ever bought a used car?

 

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Phone Books Instead of NewspapersFor those who use newspapers for cleaning windows, mirrors, lining wastebaskets, etc. I find a neater and more compact way is to use pages from an old telephone book.

 

Sleeping with head on stuffy.

Sparky Moss (Cocker Spaniel)Sparky Moss is a 15 year old Cocker Spaniel. We got him from the local ASPCA in April of 1999.

 

A cute puppy on a carpeted background.

Lady (Jack Russell Terrier)Lady is my 4 month old Jack Russell Terrier. When she was 7 weeks old, we went to get some logs and she was walking around the yard, we ended up taking her home.

 

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Lip Balm for CuticlesIf you have super dry cuticles but you don't have any cuticle cream, lip balm works very well.

 

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Longer Lasting Raisins and Dried FruitRaisins and other dried fruit will stay much fresher if kept in the refrigerator than they will if they are kept in the cupboard.

 

Renting Cars for Long Trips

Renting Cars for Long TripsThe poll about leasing a car reminded me of our renting cars for long trips. My husband thought it was better to rent a car than use ours. So when we travel we rent a car and never worry about anything.

 

Valentine or Holiday Gift Glass

Holiday Gift - Wine Glass with CandiesA quick Valentine's Day (or any other holiday actually) is to fill a wine glass with the appropriate holiday colored candies and ribbons. This photo shows my Valentine's glass spilled - as I used this image for several cards this year.

 

Questions

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Pen Ink on MattressMy dog chewed on a pen on my bed and black ink got on the sheets and bled through to the mattress. How should I get it out of the linens and the mattress?

 

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Sewing Stretch Velvet PanneCan you tell me how I can sew stretch velvet panne fabric with a conventional sewing machine (not a serger or overlock machine)? I know it can be done - I just don't know what kind of needle, thread, tension, etc. to use. Thanks.

 

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Making Chocolate at HomeI need recipe for making white and dark chocolate at home. Can someone help me with this?

 

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Corned Beef Von RubenI am looking for a recipe for something that used to be called "Corned Beef Von Ruben". It was made with canned corned beef and crutons and some sort of cheese. The recipe used to be on a cruton can.

 

School Fundraiser Ideas for Students

School Fundraiser Ideas for StudentsMy son is vice president of his junior class. They are always looking for new ideas for fund raisers. They have done the car washes and sold food at sports events. Does anyone have any unique ideas of things to sell or anything else a little more refreshing?

 

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Homemade FrowniesDoes anyone have a homemade version of the Frownies product?

 

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