May 5, 2006

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Recipes

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White Cake Mix in a JarMix well and place in 2 qt. Mason jar and attach the directions.

 

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Dill Pickle RollupsRemove crust from bread slices. Flatten bread with rolling pin. Spread generously with cream cheese. Place pickle on one edge of bread and roll up.

 

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Barbecued PecansSpread 1 lb. pecans on cookie sheet. Melt butter; add Worcestershire, Tabasco sauce and salt. Drizzle over pecans. Stir often.

 

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Savory CheeseballsShred Velveeta and sharp cheese. Bring all ingredients to room temperature. Mix until well-blended with electric mixer. Chill in large bowl.

 

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Beef-Olive CheeseballsLet cream cheese soften. Mix thoroughly with rest of ingredients. Form into a ball. Let stand at room temperature before serving. Serve with crackers.

 

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Pizza DipThis is a 4 layer dip to serve with crackers. Make on a round pizza pan. . .

 

Articles

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My Frugal Life - Fixing It YourselfMy husband has built and renovated houses, rebuilt car wrecks to exceed safety standards, fixed burnt out ovens and replaced parts on washers, etc.

 

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Prune Your Bouquets for Longer Lasting FlowersFresh flower bouquets are wonderful and can last much longer if, besides all the usual methods of adding conditioner/aspirin to the water, and freshly cutting stems and so on, you prune your bouquets. . .

 

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Poll: Have you ever been on a cruise?Today's poll asks: Have you ever been on a cruise?

 

Two ferrets grooming each other.

Setting Up a Cage for a FerretOr, perhaps we should say, setting up a cage for ferrets, because they are generally happier in pairs. The type of cage you select depends on how much time your ferret will be spending in it.

 

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Easy To Open Nail Polish BottleAfter opening a nail polish bottle for the first time, rub some petroleum jelly on the threads on the bottle before putting the lid back on. The cap will be less likely to become stuck.

 

Oreo Watching the ComputerOreo is 1 year old.

 

Wrinkles II - Boston Terrier

Wrinkles the Second (Boston Terrier)Wrinkles is the most loving pet I have ever had. He follows me around and sleeps by my side at night. When I'm unhappy, all I have to do is look into his loving eyes and I'll cheer up!

 

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Tip for Keeping Plants Well WateredHere is a dynamite tip for keeping potted plants well watered: It might sound crazy but try this - Cut a small disposable diaper in half, lay it plastic side down in the pot after placing half of your soil in the bottom of the pot. . .

 

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Faster Drying Nail PolishWhen your finger nail polish is partially dry, stick your fingers in a bowl of freezing cold water, it will speed up the drying process.

 

Questions

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Making Mother's Day Gift Baskets?I sell candles, votives and body products and would like to make up some baskets for Mother's Day, birthdays, etc. Can someone give me ideas, as to what to put in a basket? Do you only use baskets and where do you get them? Do you wrap them in cellophane?

 

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Lint on an Acrylic Jacket?How can I remove lint from an acrylic jacket? I washed the jacket with a bath mat and lint from the mat got onto the jacket inside and out. I tried scotch tape, package tape and rewashing, nothing removed the lint.

 

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Removing Glow in the Dark Stickers from Walls?Does anyone have any idea how to get those tiny glow in the dark stickers off painted walls? My daughter had stars on her walls when she was little. Now we are getting ready to paint the room and the stickers are brittle and won't come off, unless I pick pick pick at each tiny one. Plus some residue stays on.

 

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First Communion Activities?I need some ideas for activities for my little brother's first communion. I need some ideas quick! It is in 1 day!

 

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Sample Sized Ice Cream Cones for a Fundraiser? I'm doing a fundraiser for our local hospital on 5/25/06 and I need to purchase some sample sized ice cream cones because I'm giving away banana ice cream cones. Any ideas where I could find some? eBay has none.

 

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Making a Slanted Cake?Do you have instructions on how to make a slanted cake? I have done a few regular looking cakes but would like to try the slanted kind.

 

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Cleaning a Food Slicer?I have an electric food slicer that I've had for a couple years. The last several times I've used it, it gets black on the edges of the blade which in turn gets on to my meat slices. I have to slice a couple slices, clean the blade and repeat.

 

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Vegetable Pate Recipe?Recipe needed for vegetable pate. Years ago, such recipe was in The Virginian-Pilot newspaper (Tidewater, VA). It contained no meat, but was the color of liver pate and tasted exactly like it. Scrumptious! Have searched in vain. It was made in a blender (before the days of food processors), but a processor would work even better.

 

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Urine Odor on a Cement Patio?She is a very sweet dog and we are planning to get her fixed. My question is about when she urinates outside. We live in an apartment, so she has to go on the cement patio, and it really is a strong fishy odor. Any magic tricks?

 

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Scratches on a Stainless Steel Sink?Is there a way to get light scratches out of a new stainless steel sink?

 

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