May 10, 2006

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Recipes

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Italian MeatloafCombine meat, egg, crumbs, onion, 1/3 cup tomato sauce, salt, oregano, and pepper. Shape meatloaf on waxed paper . . .

 

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Low-Calorie Hidden Valley DressingPut first 2 ingredients in blender; start blender and gradually add the skim milk. Combine all ingredients in quart jar; mix well. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. . .

 

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Turnip SaladThis salad is full of fresh vegetables and makes a healthy side dish or light lunch.

 

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Oh, Boy! SaladDissolve Jello together following directions on package. Let partially set, then add bananas, marshmallows, and drained pineapple.

 

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Boston Baked Beans MixPlace all ingredients in zip-lock baggy or 2 qt mason jar.

 

Articles

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Poll: Do you have a video games system at your house? Today's poll asks: Do you have a video games system at your house?

 

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Dealing with Smoking at Family GatheringsWhen I am hosting a large party or family reunion, I have no problem banishing the smokers from smoking in my house or garage. However, I am not keen on picking up cigarette butts from the yard or even out of a container I have provided outside.

 

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Meat Slicer for Slicing PotatoesA pal says she uses her meat slicer for slicing potatoes for scalloped potatoes, etc. She said she can slice a 10 lb. bag of potatoes very quickly. Other veggies can be done the same way, especially if you're wanting uniform slices.

 

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Spilled Water on Electrical Devices or KeyboardsEver get one of your electric controls or your keyboards wet from an accidental spill? You can save it from short-circuiting by immediately disconnecting, turning upside down and shaking out whatever water (or other liquid) you can.

 

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Painting and Cleaning Textured CeilingsIs there a easy way that you know of to clean and then paint my ugly textured ceilings? Or should I not clean them and just paint? We have a textured ceiling in our kitchen, and it had a lot of dirt and grease buildup (little fuzzies all over the ceiling).

 

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Family Swimming Pool or Pond SafetySo many pets, like children, have a fascination with water. Many times in Summer months, there are so many tragedies where small children find their way to the family's pool without adult supervision and lose their lives. The same can go for pets. . .

 

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Bubble Gum Hand CleanerMix all ingredient together pour into pump style or squeeze bottle don't like to scent of bubble gum? Just use another scent of fragrance oil instead.

 

Beauty Recipes

Oats and Yogurt Face MaskThe next time your face needs a pick-me-up, don't run to the store. Just walk to the kitchen. Oatmeal has two benefits: It absorbs oil and moisturizes skin at the same time! The milk products in the recipe help to smooth and soften skin.

 

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Saving on Spaghetti and Tomato SauceWhen cooking for two, I find it wasteful to buy certain sizes/products. I have recently started buying a jar of cheap spaghetti sauce and use it most anywhere tomato sauce is called for. . .

 

Lacy (Lhasa Apso)

Lacy (Lhasa Apso)Lacy is our 2 year old Lhasa Apso. We adopted Lacy from a rescue shelter. She has been through so much in her short life. We brought her into our home and have just given her all the love in the world...She is our angel!

 

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Flea and Tick SeasonSpring is here and flea and tick season will soon be in full swing. I see many people writing in and asking what to do to avoid buying the medicine that the vet prescribes for keeping them away from their animals and subsequently, out of their homes. . .

 

Drinkable yogurt bottle vases with paper flowers.

Mother's Day Vases with Tissue Paper...These vases were made from empty drinkable yogurt containers. Any size container works well. The flowers are made from tissue paper and coffee filters.

 

Questions

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Odor From Spilled Milk?How do you get the milk smell out of a vehicle?

 

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Mother and Daughter Evening Decorations?We are having a Mother and Daughter evening at school. There will be a fashion show. We have to decorate our tables. I am looking for some ideas. Can you help?

 

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Vine With Yellow Flowers? Can anyone tell me what this vine is? I found it in the woods, it smells like baby powder and it has little flowers which are yellow. It's not honeysuckle.

 

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Cleaning a Love Seat Cover?I have a love-seat that opens into a single bed. It has a cotton slipcover with velcro at the sides for easy removal and replacement. Any chance I can throw it in the washer and dryer (or washer and hang to dry)?

 

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Thin Pizza Crust Recipe?Does anyone have a recipe for a thin cracker type pizza crust? I have the regular flour, yeast,sugar, salt recipe, but find them hard to roll without them springing back. I want it thin and crispy. Thanks for any help.

 

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Preparing for a Social Security Hearing?I have a Social Security disability hearing coming up at the end of May, I don't have an attorney yet, really can't afford one. Has anyone gone through this before that can offer me suggestions?

 

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Can anyone tell me the real name for a Red Tip?Can anyone tell me the real name for a Red Tip? It's a shrub that grows real tall if not clipped back and has red leaves in the spring.

 

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Jelly Roll Cakes Recipe?Does anybody have a simple recipe for jelly roll cakes? My husband likes these and I cannot find them in the stores anymore around here. Thank you in advance!

 

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