July 5, 2006

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Recipes

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Swiss Almond SpreadPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients; mix well. Spread mixture in 9 inch pie plate or quiche dish. Bake 12 minutes, stirring after 6 minutes.

 

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Raspberry SauceRaspberry Sauce recipe. In a saucepan, combine the raspberries, 1-3/4 cups water and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. . .

 

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Weight Watchers Chocolate MuffinsThese Weight Watchers muffins are so delicious. Try adding some cinnamon and nutmeg for some spice.

 

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Frozen Chocolate MousseSpray 7 scallop shells or a 5 cup mold with nonstick spray. In small, heavy saucepan, melt chocolate; stir until smooth; remove from heat; stir in water until smooth. Add 4 egg yolks, one at a time, beating after each addition. . .

 

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Fudgy Chocolate Layer CakeFudgy Chocolate Layer Cake recipe. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line bottoms of 2 - 9 inch round cake pans with waxed paper. Grease paper and sides of pans. Dust with flour. . .

 

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Frugal Burger Patty DinnerMix all except milk and soup together, and form into thick patties. Brown on both sides in nonstick skillet (may need to spray with cooking spray). Mix soup and milk in bowl, pour over patties. . .

 

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Chocolate Caramel BrowniesChocolate Caramel Brownies recipe. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine cake mix and nuts in large bowl stir in 2/3 cup evaporated milk and butter (batter will be thick) spread half of this in 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

 

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Best-Ever Chocolate Chip CookiesAny day can be a holiday with these delicious chocolate chip cookies.

 

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Chocolate Pecan BrowniesBrownies are always a big hit! Try this easy recipe with pecans.

 

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Sausage BitesCut bacon slices in half. Wrap sausage link with a piece of bacon securing with a toothpick.

 

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Diet Friendly WhopperThis healthier version of a Whopper is delicious without all of the calories.

 

Articles

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"Stained Glass" Baby Food JarsHere is a great idea I used a few weeks ago for a craft project for my kids. Stained glass look candle holders using baby food jars.

 

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Dollar Store TemplatesWhen you need templates for any kind of crafting; plastic sheets are available at most craft stores. However here's what I discovered: go to any "dollar" store and buy a pkg. of cutting board sheets.

 

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Prescription Bottle Sewing KitYou can use a prescription bottle to make a little sewing kit for travel or as a gift for a college student. It's the perfect size to fit a couple small spools of thread, a few needles, a needle threader, a thimble and some buttons.

 

Propagating Plants By Layering

Propagating Plants By LayeringLayering is one of the easiest ways to propagate plants-especially if you're looking to fill gaps in hedges, fill in specific areas with shrubs or re-root leggy plants. New roots grow on the stem of the parent plant while it remains firmly planted in the ground receiving nutrients.

 

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Should I Stake Cucumber Vines?I'm new to gardening and I am growing cucumbers for the 1st time. I would like to know if it is advisable to have the cucumbers on the ground. The vines are growing out of control, should I stake them like tomatoes?

 

Homemade Lawn Fertilizer

Homemade Lawn FertilizerHomemade Lawn Fertilizer recipes. Does anyone have a homemade lawn fertilizer?

 

View from inside greenhouse out toward garden.

Planning an Inexpensive GreenhouseImagine how wonderful your garden plants would grow if you had total control over their temperature, light, and humidity and they never suffered damage from any garden pests.

 

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Keeping Eyebrow Pencil on All DayI wasn't blessed with thick eyebrows so I have to fill in the sparse areas with an eyebrow pencil. The problem I had was, at the end of the day, most of the eyebrow pencil had worn off.

 

Happy Birthday IndyToday is my pomeranian, Indy's first birthday. Everyone has been so kind this past year in allowing me to share pictures of Indy I just wanted to say Thank-you and share his 1st birthday picture. HE is enjoying a Dingo!

 

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Joke: The Joys of Having GirlsAhhhhh. The joys of having girls. My mother taught me to read when I was four years old (her first mistake). . .

 

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Prevent Baggy KneesTo keep slacks from becoming baggy at the knees put an 8 inch piece of lining fabric on the inside from one seam to the next...

 

View of top of finished box.

Paper Mache Purse - Card Gift BoxHere are photos of the card gift box I made for my mother-in-law for this coming Christmas. I took a paper mache purse I purchased at Michael's, painted it white and adhered cardstock paper punches.

 

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Lilac SachetsIn the spring, I cut large bunches of lilacs. I hang them in a walk-in closet upside down for drying. While they dry, I stitch small pouches (from scrap cloth) and add ribbons for hanging.

 

Closeup of poptab necklace

Pop Tab Necklace (Choker)Make a fashion statement with some pop tabs and ribbon!

 

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Poll: Have you ever made soap?Today's poll asks: Have you ever made soap?

 

W.h.i.s.p.e.r. (Persian Cat)

W.h.i.s.p.e.r. (Persian Cat)W.h.i.s.p.e.r. is a sweet stray, approx. 4 yrs old. She looks like a pure Persian according to vet. She adopted us. Stopped at our door and was in desperate need of care. She found the right home : )

 

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Store Picnic Items in Pringles CansI used them for napkins and plastic tableware for picnics. It help keep out insects and dirt.

 

Planted yellow pail.

Sand Pail PlantersHave an old, cracked sand pail lying around that your kids don't play with anymore? Have more sand pails than the kids could ever use in a summer? Now, you can make those sand pails into planters with their own matching plant markers!

 

Questions

Rooting a Geranium?I have a geranium that is three years old, I keep it inside. It is very large! One of the branches broke off when I was watering it and I was wondering if there was anyway of getting it to root. I put it in a vase of water as soon as it happened, this was 2 weeks ago and it is still doing very well.

 

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Mildew Smell Coming From Under Our Mobile Home After Flooding?We recently had a bad rain fall and had a little flood of about 6 inches. We live in a trailer park where many of the trailers got flooded about six inches or so. A couple days after the rain had dried up we began to smell mildew or a mold like scent.

 

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Advice for a Mother-In-Law?I need some advice and I found this website while looking for some info and I'm hoping you can help me. My parent's are celebrating their 50th anniversary next month and we are having a big party for them which we have been planning for over a year. My daughter-in-law told me today that she and my grandchildren may not be coming because her God daughter's birthday party is being held the same day.

 

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Ripple Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern?I am looking for a easy ripple crochet baby blanket pattern.

 

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Grilling Bagels in a Cast Iron Skillet?I like to grill bagels with butter in my cast iron skillet. However, sometimes the bagels will not lay flat and part of the bagel will not be grilled. I priced a grill presser which was made out of heavy cast iron for $20. The kind they use in restaurants to lay on top of bacon

 

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Keeping Insoles from Squeaking?How do I stop my insoles from squeaking! It is driving me nuts! I found one solution, which is to use baby power, this works for a day or two until the power has absorbed the sweat. I read somewhere using tape on the insoles will keep the insoles quiet. What type of tape should I use?

 

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Repairing the Finish on a Tiffany Lamp?Do you know how to repair the finish on the base of a Tiffany lamp? A small section appears white, almost like it's oxidized and corroded.

 

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Drying Roses?Tips for drying roses. How do you dry a rose to keep it forever?

 

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Bug Repellent for Morning Glories?What can I put on my morning glories to keep the bugs and insects from eating them. Some pesticides will burn them as they are so delicate.

 

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Chunks Missing From Leaves?I started some plants from seeds in peat pots and repotted a couple in larger pots. Now I notice some leaves have big chunks missing. I am looking for bugs, all I see is tiny black spots about the size of pepper granules.

 

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Worms Eating Leaves on My Crab Apple Tree?I have worms eating the leaves on my crab apple tree. How can I stop them?

 

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