March 10, 2006

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Recipes

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Sugar Free Maple SyrupNo need to give up waffles if you cut down on sugar...

 

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Chocolate Cherry CakeCombine and mix well with a wooden spoon. Put in a greased and floured jellyroll pan or 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes for 9x13 pan or 20-25 minutes for jellyroll pan. Check with toothpick before this amount of time is up...

 

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Hang The Calories Dream BarsMix and pat into 9x13 inch pan and bake for 10 minutes at 325 degrees F. Mix the following and pan into the above cooled crust.

 

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Moist and Creamy Coconut CakeBake cake as directed on box in 9x13 inch pan. Cool cake 15 minutes. Poke holes in cake with utility fork. Combine milk, sugar and 1/2 cup coconut in pan. Bring to a boil while stirring then reduce to a simmer for 1 minute...

 

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Dutch Apple Cake DessertCombine cake mix, margarine and eggs. Put in greased 9x13 inch pan. Top with apples. Make crumb mixture of frosting mix, and margarine. Sprinkle on top. Bake 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees F. Top with Cool Whip...

 

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Suddenly SaladCook pasta shells as directed on package. Add in carrots too when you cook the shells (about 10 minutes) drain, rinse with cold water. Put into a large bowl...

 

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Lime-Pineapple SaladBeat until thoroughly mixed. Add pineapple with spoon, mix in and pour into glass baking dish, place in refrigerator until firm...

 

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake RollMelt margarine, add brown sugar and pineapple. Spread in greased jelly roll pan. Beat 3 eggs until foamy. Slowly beat in 1 cup white sugar, beat until thick and fluffy. Stir in 5 Tbsp. water and 1 tsp. vanilla...

 

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Moon CakeMix well together and spread over crust, bumps and all. Top with 8 oz. container Cool Whip and drizzle with chocolate syrup...

 

Articles

A white toy poodle.

Bitsy (Toy Poodle)Bitsy is a 14 year old Toy Poodle. We owned Bitsy's mother, Vanessa. She was the only female born to her 1st litter. Bitsy was the runt!

 

A fish on a plate with lemon.

Fishing for Sustainable SeafoodWith all of the media attention over the past few years regarding toxin levels in fish and controversies on over-fishing and fish farming, it's almost become easier to avoid eating fish and shellfish than trying to sort through the facts.

 

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Storynory.comTired of spending money on audio CDs for children. At http://storynory.com/, you can download classic and modern stories read by a brilliant young English actress. They are just as good as any CD, but completely free...

 

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Calendar PuzzlesA fun way to reuse old calendars that have nice pictures is to glue each picture to a piece of cardboard. Then cut the cardboard and picture into puzzle pieces.

 

Dozer a Pomeranian

Dozer (Pomeranian)Dozer is a 10 week old Pomeranian. I raise Poms and got him from a litter. He loves to wind up and zip as fast as his short little legs will carry him - and he'll run right smack over anything in his path! That's where he got his name: BullDozer!

 

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Teaching a Child Their Left From RightAn easy way to teach a child their left from right is to tell them to put both hands in front of them with their thumbs extended and other four fingers together.

 

Hollow Book for Hiding Items

Hollow Book for Hiding ItemsNeed to hide something? Buy a hardback book at a thrift store and transform it into a hollow book. Just use a utility knife to cut out a rectangular hole in the book pages. Use a straight edge to guide the knife.

 

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Queen Anne's Lace for Wedding FlowersWe married in the backyard of my parents' house in the summer in NJ. There was a lot of Queen Anne's Lace growing wild in the neighborhood.

 

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Substitute for Baby WipesDo you have a little one just learning to potty or want a better alternative to plain old toilet paper? Use one of the pump type dispensers for foam soaps/shampoos and place it near the toilet.

 

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Comb Nail HolderUse an old comb to hold nails while you try to get them started. Sure beats hammering your thumb.

 

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Cleaning and Whitening Finger NailsTo clean and whiten finger nails--dip in bleach--wash hands with soap and warm water. Really works...

 

Questions

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Maintaining a White Microfiber Sofa?I recently ordered, and cannot cancel, a white microfiber sofa set - what was I thinking, right? But you live once, anyway, it hasn't been delivered yet, but it's giving me nightmares about how to maintain it, specially with a white color. Any tips to soothe my nerves?

 

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Baby Cries All Night?I have a 10.5 month old baby boy, who doesn't sleep through the night, not even close. My husband and I can't handle him crying. It's so sad. He is my 4th child and my husbands first child.

 

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Feedback About Rent To Own Stores?I've heard that rent to own on furniture is not the best thing to do. And I've heard recently that doing this with a house is the best way to go. Has anyone ever done this and is this the best way to go? What tips and advice do you have for someone thinking about it?

 

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Leftover Arepas?I have some leftover Arepas which are are Mexican corn meal griddle cakes made with masa flour. Any suggestions for leftovers? I made too many.

 

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Making Valances?I need an easy pattern and measuring instructions for valances (balloon or plain). I want to makes some for my bedrooms and for the living room, and maybe the stairwell window. I am a very novice sewer, haven't done a project in 12 years!

 

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Make Your Mechanics Hand Cleaner?Does anyone know how to make the GOOP mechanics use to clean their hands with?

 

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Birthday Gift for a 96 Year Old?We have a dear uncle who is turning 96 years old in a few weeks. He still lives on his own, is healthy and spry and sharp as a tack! I need suggestions for a birthday gift, if you all would be so kind.

 

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Mediterranean Fig Fragrance Oil?How do you make Mediterranean Fig Fragrance Oil for catalytic lamps?

 

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Growing Plants in Chert?Does anyone know anything that will grow on a hillside of chert or how to get something to grow in chert?

 

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Aromatherapy for Dogs?Any suggestions on what essential oils are good for a dog? For example: odor, insect repellent, air refresher, etc.?

 

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Asking Someone To Not Bring Their Dog Over?Every time our neighbor lady stops over she assumes it's OK to just come in with her dog and to let him off his leash to run about and jump on the furniture and in my lap...

 

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What is the difference between the American Legion and the VFW?What is the difference between the American Legion and the VFW?

 

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