May 24, 2006

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Recipes

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"After the Game" SandwichesMix well and spread on buttered buns. Wrap in foil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.

 

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One Pan SpaghettiSaute onion and ground beef in oil until brown. Stir in all ingredients, except the spaghetti. Cover and allow mixture to simmer to boiling point.

 

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Blush Cake (with Beets)Here is a blush cake made with beets with a cream cheese frosting.

 

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Lasagna CasseroleSimmer 10 minutes. Meanwhile, grate 8 oz. mozzarella cheese. Using 8 oz. of lasagna noodles, alternate layers of noodles with the meat-tomato sauce in a 9 x 13 inch pan.

 

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Easy-Slow Cook SpaghettiMix till smooth. Add (well-drained) meat mixture, stir well. Cook on low 6-8 hours. Do not open to stir (or peek). . .

 

Articles

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Avoiding Overeating at RestaurantsHere's a tip to keep you from overeating at restaurants or even at home. About 30 minutes before the meal, eat an apple. Apples are very rich in pectin, a soluble fiber that slows digestion so you feel fuller longer. "An apple a day, keeps the pounds away!"

 

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Reusing Kitchen Cabinets in the GarageInstead of spending hundreds on garage organization, I got kitchen cabinets from someone who was updating on freecycle, painted them white to match my garage and lined them up against the walls which already had built in cabinets by previous owner.

 

The Best Type of Liner for Your PondThe best type of pond liner for supporting the life of aquatic plants and ornamental fish are the plastic ones that have flat bottoms and also sport a shelf all away around the edge.

 

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Protection for You and Your Car on Hot DaysHot weather causes really hot autos because they sit in the sun. Buy a yard of white or light material. Cut it in half, cut one half in half again.

 

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Using Angelica as a GarnishAngelica is an edible flower that ranges in color from pink to blue to lavender. Angelica buds have a bit of a licorice taste so they go great with poppy seed cake or lemon cakes.

 

A Dachshund mix in a crate with a red pillow.

Gretel (Dachshund Mix)Gretel is my 10 year old Dachshund Mix. I got her from a newspaper ad, June 27, 2002. She likes to sleep.

 

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Why License Your Pets?Paying for a yearly license for your pets may seem like an expense you can afford to skip, but here are some things that may make you change your mind.

 

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Saving on Meals at DisneyworldWhile making our travel plans to Disneyworld, we were encouraged by other family members to purchase their meal tickets as we were staying on site. . .

 

Travel Tips for Alger County in Michigan, USThere are numerous sandy beaches on the shores of Lake Superior to swim in and sunbathe on; and great agate hunting for rock collectors. We have hiking trails all through the Hiawatha National Forest and along the Pictures Rocks shoreline.

 

Brutus (Lab/Border Collie)Brutus is a 1 year old Black Lab/Border Collie Mix. I got him as a Valentine's Day gift from the local pound.

 

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Cutting Sheet Cakes - Ask for LinesSometimes purchased sheet cakes can be a problem to cut into uniform pieces so I always ask the bakery to put "hash marks" or even divisions on the cake top . . .

 

Questions

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An Animal Died In Our Camper?We just opened our camper and noticed that we had a very bad smell. A cat had gotten in somehow and died. Does anyone know how to get the odor out. I have disposed of everything possible.

 

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Discontinued Sherin Williams Wallpaper?I am looking for discontinued wallpaper. The wallpaper label indicates "This Pattern Designed by Gear Exclusively for Sherin Williams"

 

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Using a Digital Thermostat in the Summer Months?I had a digital thermostat installed last Fall for my furnace. Do I take the batteries out and shut it off during the summer months? I usually shut the natural gas furnace off during the summer.

 

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Cutting Back Hummingbird Vines?Do you have to cut Hummingbird vines back to the ground each year?

 

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My Parakeet is Acting Funny?I have a parakeet that just recently started acting funny... climbing and clinging to the side walls of the cage and the top of the cage, picking at it's back side like there's no tomorrow. It sometimes seems hyper. It's feathers are a little ruffled, but it's been eating like crazy and drinking like crazy.

 

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Strawberry Shortcake Using Sour Cream?I recently read a recipe for strawberry shortcake using sour cream in the cake or biscuit part. I can't seem to remember where I read it. Does any one have a recipe similar?

 

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Renovating the Floor of My Lanai (Covered Patio)?I need help on my lanai (covered Patio). I have removed all the ugly paint from the floor, but do not know what would be best to add. The problem is, when it rains, I have standing water.

 

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Dealing With Arthritis?Has anyone got any comfort ideas for arthritic joints? Avoiding morning stiffness? Exercises? Most days I feel like the tin man.

 

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Father's Day Craft Ideas?I'm looking for a fathers day project that a 5 year old girl and a 12 year old boy would enjoy doing together. For Mother's Day we did the stepping stones and they turned out great but I'm stuck for dad.

 

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Homemade Eyeliner?I really need a recipe for a homemade eyeliner for a project. Does such a thing exist? Please write if you have ideas!

 

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Batman Theme Party Ideas?Our son is turning 7 the end of June and wants to have a "Batman" themed Birthday party. We are thrifty but we just aren't coming up with any ideas.

 

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Remembering My Login?Every time I want to post on here I can't remember my name or password. Is there a way of keeping these somewhere on my PC but safe from hackers? Please don't tell me just to write them on a paper. I have started several times and never can find it when I want it.

 

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