May 25, 2006

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Recipes

Weight Watchers Banana Cream PieYou don't have to give up yummy desserts just because you are dieting. This healthy treat is both delicious and diet friendly.

 

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Chinese Noodle SlawA delicious, oriental flavored salad for a potluck or side dish.

 

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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). . .

 

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Meat and Potato PieCombine meat, bread, milk, egg, onion, sauce and salt into meat loaf. Pat into a deep 9 or 10 inch pie pan. Bake 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees F.

 

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Chicken TortillaBoil chicken and de-bone it. In a pan, heat remaining ingredients. When this heats thoroughly to bubbly, add the chicken to it. Now start layering in a pan:

 

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Chocolate Chip Pudding CakeMix all ingredients together and pour into bundt pan sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour. Dust with powdered sugar. . .

 

Articles

flowers blooming against picket fence

Creating a Bed for Cut FlowersIt's wonderful to walk through a garden of blooming flowers, and it's even more rewarding when you can enjoy some those fresh bouquets.

 

Preventing Animals from Drowning In Your PondIf you live in a rural area that is populated by a lot of small wild animals then avoid using the kind of pond liner that is like a plastic sheet. This type of liner is placed over a hole in the ground that you have dug yourself. The result is often a slippery slope into the pond and animals drown.

 

Lady (Terrier/Beagle/Husky Mix)

Lady (Terrier/Beagle/Husky Mix)Lady is my 11 year old Terrier, Beagle, Husky. I was working at our local library and I went out to the big book return outside and when it was opened there were 4 puppies in the box. One of them was Lady.

 

Travel Tips for Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (Dollywood!) - Frugal Travel GuideDollywood! Not an inexpensive place, but for all that there is to see and to do, it is well worth the money!

 

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Clean Your House of Clutter and Reevaluate Your SpendingSpring cleaning does more than spruce up the house after a long winter. It allows people to take stock of their belongings and hopefully reevaluate their spending. By forcing yourself to look at where your money is spent, you become aware of where it can be saved.

 

Eight Reasons Your Lilac Bush Won't Bloom

Eight Reasons Your Lilac Bush Won't BloomAs far as a shrubs go, lilacs are a dream come true for the gardener. Once established, these landscaping beauties will throw out heavenly-scented, long-lasting blooms for years.

 

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How to Build a Great CampfireCampfires are a great way to sit back and relax. They offer not only a way to cook food while camping, but also serve as a backdrop for casual conversations, s'mores making, and the telling of ghost stories. Kids and adults alike love them.

 

Pin The Paternity Suit On The Daddy (Baby Shower Game)The "joke" behind this game is that the Dad is not the real dad. Cut out pictures of movie stars and rock stars and tape them to some corkboard. Then have the mother choose which celebrity she would have most rather had father her child. The guests are then provided with darts to throw at the celebrity fathers.

 

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Baby Scrabble Bag Game (Baby Shower Game)This game is good if the mother already knows the name of the baby. Fill a bag with a full set of scrabble tiles (or tiles from two games if you have a lot of guests.) Pass the bag around and have each guest withdraw one tile.

 

acupuncture and aroma therapy paraphernalia

Alternative Medicine For PetsIf alternative medicine like acupuncture and aromatherapy can help humans, why can't they help your pets, too? Many types of alternative medicine are perfectly safe and beneficial for your four-legged friends.

 

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Poll: Are you prepared for hurricane season? Today's poll asks: Are you prepared for hurricane season?

 

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"Credit" on eBayIf you're an eBay user, this might be a helpful tip. I used to buy things on eBay only occasionally, but after my son was born a few years ago, I started to buy more, usually for him. I also started selling things around my house that I no longer use, and stumbled upon a great thing--my own "free credit" on eBay! . . .

 

Pockets (Yorkshire Terrier)

Pockets (Yorkshire Terrier)Pockets is my 3 year old Yorkie. I got him from a friend. He loves going for walks and loves the outdoors in the summertime. I can ask Pockets to show off for someone and he does this perfect little circle until I tell him ok that was very good.

 

Make Sure Your Pond is Large Enough for KoiBefore planning to host Koi in your pond make sure it is big enough and large enough to support the ecosystem of these delicate fish. Koi need lots of room to thrive in so it is recommended that the pond be at least five feet deep and be able to contain at least 1000 gallons or water.

 

Keeping Ornamental Fish Alive in the WinterIf you are trying to keep ornamental fish outdoors during the winter but find that they don't seem to be surviving the season the culprit is your pond liner. It is simply not deep enough to allow the Koi fish to find a place to hibernate for the winter.

 

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My Frugal Life: Two Part AgendaMy first career was as a musician. Despite some good breaks and a substantial amount of business success, music was basically a hand-to-mouth existence. So I learned to manage on the little money that I had.

 

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Natural Ways to Fight Oily SkinIf you have oily skin, you can spend a lot of money applying store-bought products three or four times a day to fight it. Or, you can try some of these natural remedies and tips:

 

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Putting Chocolate Curls on CakesAlmost any cake or pudding looks great garnished with dark or white chocolate curls. Simply use a paring knife to slice the curls off of a chunk of chocolate that has been cooled in the fridge in a while.

 

Dog Lover Comic

Comic: Dog LoverDog Lover...

 

Questions

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Caring for OrchidsI just got an Orchid as a gift. I do not know how to care for them. Each type of orchid has its own special needs regarding care, but there are some general rules.

 

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Living With Macular DegenerationA friend has been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration of the left eye. Could someone please help with practical ideas on how to live with this condition?

 

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Gift RecipesI am in need of recipes for making good and different gifts.

 

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Cleaning a Spackled CeilingI have a Spackled dry wall ceiling and it is stained yellow. How do I clean off the ceiling without damaging the Spackle?

 

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Long John Silver's Individual Pineapple CheesecakeI don't know if any of you have ever tried Long John Silver's Individual slices of Pineapple Cheesecake but it is to die for. What I was wondering is if anyone can find a copy cat recipe to make it. I would be very grateful.

 

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Melted Plastic on an Electric HobI've just managed to melt a big lump of plastic on my electric hob. The bulk of it I have removed but the remainder is proving difficult. Any suggestions what to do?

 

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Caring for a Baby Kitten (Update)I wanted to update you in regards to my previous request "Caring for a kitten". Unfortunately I have some very sad news. My baby "George" passed last evening around 11 pm. He really gave a valiant effort with his will to survive, along with the tender loving care he received from me the past few days.

 

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Hair Coloring Product Reviews and AdviceI have never colored my hair before but I think I would like to. I want to do it at home with a product that is not permanent. I do not want to have dark roots showing. Can anyone suggest a GOOD product that won't dry out and ruin my hair and leave my hair with a good color and in nice condition?

 

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Salad Recipes That Don't Need RefrigerationI am looking for salad recipes that don't need to be kept in refrigerator all the time (no mayo type)

 

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Uses for "International Coffee" ContainersMy aunt drinks "International Coffee" drinks which come in those nifty little square tins w/ plastic lids. She hates throwing them out, but just can't think of a clever use for them besides storing nuts and bolts. Let's be real - she only has so many nuts and bolts.

 

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