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April 19, 2006
Will Lilac Bushes Deter Deer?
We enjoy having deer come into our backyard from the woods. If I planted a lilac bush, would it deter the deer from coming? Or do deer just not feed on lilac bushes?
Things To Do With Avon Skin So Soft
At one time Avon had a list of "Things To Do With Skin So Soft". Does anyone know or have a copy.
Maple Syrup Reviews
I am looking for a really good maple syrup. If you know of one and where I can get it, please let me know. I like a good strong maple taste.
Waxing Your Own Eyebrows
I don't know if there is such a thing, but I was wondering if anyone has a recipe and/or tip for waxing eyebrows. I had mine done at a salon for my wedding last year and cannot afford to keep paying for this.
"Montgomery Inn" BBQ sauce
I'm looking for a recipe for Montgomery Inn barbecue sauce.
Removing Furniture Polish Build Up
To remove polish build-up, mix 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup water.
Cooking for One Without Waste
I live alone and have been trying to save money by cooking my meals at home. I know buying a whole chicken is cheaper but I'm afraid that the leftovers will go to waste, any ideas? The same goes for a roast.
Poll: Do you make any freezer meals?
Today's poll asks: Do you make any freezer meals?
Stamp or Potato Print Pictures
You and children of any age can make these simple paintings with just some construction paper, paint, and stamps (or cut potatoes).
One Chicken, Three Meals
Before we started on our quest to get the most for our grocery dollar, we wasted a lot of our meat budget. I'd stick left-overs in the fridge until they could have gotten up and thrown themselves away.
Buying Original Art and Music Covers
You can get nice original art at thrift stores, yard sales, etc. I have gotten into collecting thrift shop oil paintings most $5-15, and some of them would cost hundreds of dollars if bought elsewhere. . .
Southwest Beef Stew
Cut carrots into 2 inch chunks. Chop onion. In Dutch oven, over medium high heat, in 1 Tbsp. hot salad oil, cook beef, half at a time, until beowned on all sides, removing pieces with slotted spoon to bowl as they brown. . .
Sunny in the Mud (Goldendoodle)
Sunny is a 3 month old Goldendoodle. We purchased her from a breeder in Colorado three months ago.
Blank Note Cards for Your Own Greetings
You can make your own personalized greeting cards by using blank note cards and writing in your own greeting. I use color-coordinated calligraphy pens to make the writing special.
Dog Bowls as Serving Dishes
When I have my rescue group over (I'm a member of a local dog rescue group) I serve nuts, candy and other snacks in cute dog bowls that have never been used for dogs. Some of these bowls are really cute and everyone gets a kick out of them.
Keep Kids From Using Too Many Bandages
Any parent can probably relate to the bandaid dilemma. Kids seem to think they need a bandaid for every bump, bruise, scrape or whatever they receive.
Cleaning Home and Car Windows
How to shine those windows in your home and autos. I use plain ole vinegar in a spray bottle and crumbled news paper. It shines great.
A salesman knocked on the door of a house and a little boy holding a cigar answered. The salesman looked at the boy in surprise and said, "Is your mommy or daddy at home?"
Tomato and Hamburger Sauce
When the tomatoes are ripe on the vine and you have more than you can handle, I put them in the freezer. When hamburger goes on sale, I cook up a bunch of burger and take out my tomatoes and make a large pot of sauce.
Place apricots in heavy small saucepan. Add enough water to the pan to just cover apricots. Simmer until apricots are plump and water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Cool. . .
Ham and Noodle Bake
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water and drain; set aside. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. . .
Melt over hot water (in a double boiler) the chocolate chips and vegetable shortening. Stir until it is smooth. Remove from heat and pour 1/2 the mixture into an 8x8 inch well greased pan. . .
Bring the apple cider or juice to a boil. Dissolve the gelatin and the cherry flavoring in the hot juice. Drain the cherries, reserving the liquid.
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