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July 13, 2006
Canned Cream Soups
Cream soups, like cream of mushrooms, make easy sauces for vegetables, sauces and casserole filling. Stock up on cream soups when they are sale, they are a great time saving staple to have in your pantry.
Putting Stubborn Lids on Tupperware
If you are having a hard time putting a plastic lid on a tupperware type container, run the lid under hot water. It should fit much more easily.
Here's a tasty way to keep meatloaf from sticking to the pan. Line your pan with a couple strips of bacon before putting the meatloaf in the pan. It's not cheap, but it sure tastes good.
Crusty Multigrain Bread Recipe
My family loves crusty multigrain rolls and breads. However, these are usually expensive to buy. I have been making breads for years, but have not been able to find a good, hearty, crusty multigrain bread recipe. Does anyone have one they can share?
Attaching Seashells to Plywood
How do I prepare plywood to attach seashells to it and what type of adhesive (glue) can I use? Also, what kind of glue should I use to attach shells to shells?
Homemade Diaper for a Female Dog
Does anyone know how to make a diaper for a female dog in heat.
Craft Uses for Leather Furniture Samples
Does anyone have any use for about 80 pieces of leather samples from furniture store that could be used for craft projects? I would like to sell for $1 each plus shipping.
Homemade Electric Broom Filter
Homemade Electric Broom Filter. My electric broom has a filter that is small and shaped like a hair bun cover, made of filter cloth and secured with sewn in elastic. I could make one, but I don't know where to find the cloth.
Free Countdown Timer for Email
I know this is off the wall, but I wondered if anyone knew where I could get a (free) scroll or countdown thing for e-mails that shows how many days till a wedding, or baby, etc.
Prickly Spines on Cucumbers
I'm growing 2 kinds of cucumbers, one is a pickling type (can't remember the exact name), the other is called "straight eight". They both have prickly spines on them, what is causing this?
Uses for Plastic Bowls from Frozen Meals
I sometimes buy the frozen meals that come in the black plastic bowls e.g. Lean Cuisine, Weight Watchers, etc. I keep some of them to put other portions of meals in to freeze and would like to know if anyone has come up with ideas for any other uses for the bowls.
Swedish Cream Molded Salad
Swedish Cream Molded Salad. I am looking for a recipe. It is a white gelatin salad, creamy and smooth, no fruit, but has an almond flavoring to it. It's not too sweet, and I think it's called a Swedish cream molded salad. Does anyone have this recipe or one similar?
Glazed Donut Recipe for a Bread Machine
I am looking for an easy glaze donut recipe for a bread machine.
Does anyone have a recipe for making a small number (e.g. 4) of bread rolls quickly in a microwave? We would want to eat them straight away, so a non-yeast method would do.
Heat the butter in a large saucepan. Add the shallots and cook until they are translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
Pork Medallions in Cream Sauce
Trim excess fat from pork. Braise pork in saute pan in olive oil and butter. Add pint of milk and cover and simmer for approximately 1 hour or until the thermometer registers 140 degrees F.
Baby Wipe Container Toy Building Blocks
What do you do with all those baby wipes boxes that you go through while having your children? By using the same brand, but choosing different color packages you can make quite a collection. Then when they are empty, wash them out really clean and take the label off with "Goo-Gone"...
Five Can Casserole
Recipe for Five Can Casserole. 1 can tuna, 1 can milnot or evaporated milk, 1 can celery or chicken rice soup, 1 can mushroom soup, 1 can chow mein noodles. . .
Use Thermos for Leftover Beverages
After making my coffee in the morning, I always put my leftover coffee in a thermos because my coffee maker automatically shuts off after a certain amount of time and it gets cold. I cook for one so I don't want to waste it by throwing it out.
Small Ziplock Bags for Travel
Mini Zip Bags for Travel Tip. My husband and I just got back from a trip to the west coast to attend our son's retirement from the Navy after 24 years, then on to our daughter's wedding as well as visiting friends and family.
Use Tomato Cages For Garage Sale Signs
Our city has gotten very strict about placement of garage sale signs. We cannot post on utility poles of any kind, fences, etc. and fines can be levied.
This is the best and one of the easiest bread recipes. It is a great healthy bread that also freezes well, if you have any left over to freeze!
Poll: Would you consider buying a hybrid vehicle?
Today's poll questions asks: Would you consider buying a hybrid vehicle?
Easy Barbeque Pork
Here is an extremely frugal and easy recipe for BBQ pork. Put a pork tenderloin into your crock-pot with half a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce.
Cranberry Salsa Meatball Appetizers
Recipe for Cranberry Salsa Meatball Appetizers. Mix the salsa and the cranberry jelly together and pour over meatballs in a crockpot. Cover and cook on low for several hours or on high for a few hours, the longer it cooks the better. . .
Keeping Him Out of Trouble
This is my son Padraic. He is constantly going behind me and wrecking the house after I clean it. I find that if I get a laundry basket and pull him along behind me me, it is not only fun for him, but keeps him out of trouble.
Yoda (Shih Tzu)
This is my brother in law's dog, Yoda. He is 6 years old and is a Shih Tzu. I'm not sure how or when he got him.
Mulching a Red Hibiscus
I bought a hibiscus plant at a flea market; the vendor told me it was a perenniel for our area of the country. She said that the "old wood" should not be cut back at the end of the season, it should be mulched for the winter months; in the spring the mulch should be removed and feeding should begin.
Coupon and Rewards Card Wallet
I love coffee, and great deals while shopping, so I have tons of "frequent buyer" coffee punch cards, coupons, and gift cards. But with all of them just loose in my purse, it was a mess!
Using a regular brownie mix that you purchase at the store, you can make your brownies POLKA-DOTTED. Make the mix up like you would for cake-like brownies and pour the batter into an insulated pan. Then, sprinkle on top of the batter any kind of "kiss-like" piece of candy...
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