April 6, 2006

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Recipes

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Wonderful Stuffed PotatoesBaked potatoes stuffed with seasoned, low-fat cottage cheese are a lavish low-fat, low- cholesterol, low-sodium treat.

 

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Texas BrowniesCombine flour and sugar in large mixing bowl. Combine butter, shortening, coffee/water, and cocoa in a heavy saucepan. Stir and heat to boiling. . .

 

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Savory Potato SaladAdd fresh vegetables and herbs to give a tasty flavor to this potato salad.

 

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Roasted Potato Pizza SlicesPreheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with vegetable oil spray; arrange potatoes on sheet in one layer; spray potatoes. . .

 

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Microwave Candy Bar FudgeLine a 9x9 inch pan with foil, extending over edges, spray lightly with non-stick spray. Set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, micro-cook butter until melted. . .

 

Articles

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Luggage Damaged by the Airlines?So you know that airlines will PAY to have your luggage repaired if it is damaged in-flight? You just have to go to customer service - have the damage noted and go to the repair place they refer you to. (A tip from my well-traveled sister.)

 

Minnie Pearl (Chihuahua/Pomeranian)Minnie Pearl is 4 1/2 years old and is a Chihuahua/Pomeranian. A friend gave her to my dad, as a baby, and he gave her to me.

 

Husky in the grass.

Breed Information: Siberian HuskyThe Siberian Husky is a quick and athletic dog with a moderately compact build and a smooth, effortless gait. This intelligent breed is friendly and gentle and usually bonds more deeply with one person in the family. This breed is an independent thinker and can be a bit stubborn at a time.

 

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Dawn for Soap Scum RemovalFor soap scum removal I've never found anything that works better than Dawn Dishwashing Liquid. A little bit on a wet rag is all it takes. For shower doors, follow with a rinse and a quick swipe of a squeegee (you can find one at the dollar store). For everything else just rinse and wipe dry.

 

buffy delight

Adding Another Pet to the FamilyIf you have been thinking about adding a second dog or cat to the family, you may be surprised to hear that it can be a lot easier than you think! The resident pet will teach the new kid all the rules of the land, where and how to go to the bathroom, what furniture and rooms are off limits, what to do to earn treats, and more.

 

Easter bunny cupcakes.

Easter Bunny Cupcake RecipeHere are some fun Easter Bunny cupcakes that are on the Betty Crocker website.

 

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Got a Large Dog That Hates Water and Baths?Do you have a large dog that hates water and baths? I take two leashes, put one around the dog's collar (so he thinks he's going for a walk) hook it up tightly to a fence. Take 2nd leash and wrap it around the underside of his hind legs tightly.

 

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Keeping Your Cell Phone HandyI get around in a motorized wheel chair. At my sister's suggestion, I crocheted a case to fit around the phone. My grand daughter crocheted a chain for it. I attached her chain and wear it around my neck whenever I am not at home.

 

Patio Planter 2

Space Saving Tips for Patio and Balcony...Living in an apartment or condominium in the city doesn't mean you can't enjoy the pleasures of gardening. As long as you have a small balcony or patio and access to an adequate amount of light, you can easily create a modest-sized garden.

 

Neapolitan Mastiff

Why Spay or Neuter Your Pets?Call up your local shelter and ask them how many dogs they have. Ask them how many cats they have. Ask them how many pets come through the doors each month, or each year.

 

Blue Hydrangea

Changing the Color of Bigleaf HydrangeasIt isn't easy and it doesn't happen overnight, but if the beautiful pink or blue hydrangea you brought home from the nursery has started to look a little muddy and pale, you can restore its color by adjusting the pH of your soil.

 

black dog in the snow

Breed Information: NewfoundlandThe Newfoundland is a large breed of dog that is almost similar in appearance to a bear cub. This breed has a thick, strong coat, is a superb swimmer and is know for personifying loyalty and devotion.

 

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Poll: Have you made your own baby food?Today's poll asks: Have you made your own baby food?

 

Closeup of Papillion.

Breed Information: PapillonPapillions are small, fine-boned dogs with a long flowing coat, lively, dainty gait and large, butterfly-like ears.

 

Bubble Art

Bubble PrintsYou and children of any age can make these simple "paintings" with just some bubble solution, bubble wands, food coloring, disposable cups, and white paper.

 

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Rooster JokeHow do you stop a rooster from crowing on Monday?

 

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Figuring How Much Food to Buy for PartiesIt will soon be time for graduation parties, family reunions, etc., and it can be difficult to know how much food to fix for a large crowd. Here are several serving guides I have come to rely on.

 

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Getting Pets to Swallow PillsDo you find it difficult to get your cat or dog to swallow a pill when they need to take medication? Put a small amount of butter or margarine on the pill.

 

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Rejuvenate and Sanitize Pillows and RugsSpray disinfectant can be used to rejuvenate/sanitize foam pillows, carpeting and other objects that are hard to clean. Spray with the disinfectant and put in the sun to dry. You may have to do this several times to get rid of deep-seeded mold.

 

Questions

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Wood Pallets for Raised Beds?I would like to use discarded wood pallets to make a raised bed garden. Has anyone done this with success?

 

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Car Dealer Themed Wedding?My niece and her fiancé met at a car dealer and we would like to incorporate that in the decorations. Does anyone have any ideas? They're getting married June 2006.

 

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Santa Coverlet Quilt Pattern?I am looking for a Santa coverlet quilt pattern. It is in the shape of a doll Santa, but it is a flat quilt. The pattern was made in 1976 along with the critter coverlet pattern series. I have found the owl, semi-truck, dog, cat, and elephant. I am now looking for Santa.

 

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How Do You Plant and Maintain Rhubarb?How do you plant and maintain Rhubarb? What kind of soil do they like? Sun or shade?

 

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Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette?Does anyone have a good Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette recipe or know of a good brand to buy at the store?

 

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Gardening in Rocky Soil?I have very rocky soil making any digging with a shovel very difficult. Any suggestions? I've been here a year and already have two large piles of roundish river rock of various sizes. I don't know if I should try to use them to build a short stone wall for a raised bed garden because I have no experience doing anything like that.

 

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Stripping Paint Off Oak Cabinets?Our house is 33 years old. Our dark oak kitchen cabinets were painted white many years ago. I'm tired of the dirty white color. Is is possible to strip the cabinets down bare and then restain them? What products would you recommend to do this?

 

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Uses For Square Plastic Baby Food Containers?Can anyone tell me what to do with the new baby foods square plastic boxes? I have used them for jewelry, storing small items, storing matches, sewing kits, safety pin and straight pins, small staples, buttons, cut up fruit. I am out of ideas!

 

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Bulbs Won't Sprout?My garden is wet all the year round and it is clay, so all the bulbs i planted last year, none of them sprouted. Help?

 

California Bulbs Advice?I have bulbs to plant. Tulips, crocus, amaryllis, daffodils, etc. They are from my garden at my old house. I live in Southern California. I have them stored in the garage. My question is, Can I plant them in the ground now (March)? Will they come up this spring? What do you suggest?

 

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Getting Rid of Grass to Start a Garden?I would like to kill the grass in a large area to start a garden. I am looking for a non-toxic recipe. I would like to garden there this year.

 

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