August 9, 2006

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Recipes

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"A-1" Steak SauceRecipe for "A-1" Steak Sauce. Bring all ingredients to a boil. Then boil additional 2 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat. . .

 

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Pineapple IceThe next time you are looking for a sweet treat to making this yummy homemade ice cream.

 

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Maple Syrup CakeRecipe for Maple Syrup Cake. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and add sugar. Beat eggs without separating and add to butter mixture. Stir in maple syrup. . .

 

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Sweet-and-Sour Chicken PacketsRecipe for Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Packets. Opening up a grill packet is a sweet surprise! Chicken breasts go sweet and sour in a hurry. . .

 

Articles

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Satisfaction GuaranteedSatisfaction Guaranteed. Most foods and over-the-counter medicines have "satisfaction guaranteed" printed on them. If you don't care of something, take it back to the store or call the toll-free number. . .

 

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Fast Growing TreesCan anyone recommend a fast growing, nice looking tree that I can plant in August and have it live thru the winter? We recently lost our 30 year old willow and it has left a huge hole in our front yard.

 

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Motsenbockers Lift Off #1 ReviewOne week after getting brand new seafoam green carpeting for my bedroom, I spilled a full glass of red wine all over it. I had just bought a bottle of a spray stain remover called Motsenbockers Lift Off #1. . .

 

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Working in a Small KitchenSince I have a small kitchen, I sometimes run out of room. Earlier today, while I was bagging up warm popcorn into individual servings, I needed some room to put the bags as I finished each of them.

 

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Plastic Lids for Freezing HamburgersMargarine or Cottage Cheese Lids for Hamburgers. I save plastic lids from margarine or cottage cheese or the same size lids, and when making up hamburger patties (using a tupperware pattie form). . .

 

Squeek the CatSqueek the Cat Photo. Squeek is 3 years old. We fell in love with this little guy at the humane society. He was 4 months old when we got him. . .

 

Homemade butterfly feeder in a garden

Make Your Own Butterfly FeederFor many species of butterflies, flower nectar is the favorite entrée on the menu. If you want to take your butterfly garden to the next level, try adding a small feeding station that offers them rotting fruit.

 

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A Magnet for Keeping Small Metal Items TogetherA few months ago, I accidently dropped a small magnet in my purse which sank to the bottom. When I fished around and found the magnet, it was attached to my nail clippers.

 

Mimi (Chihuahua - Terrier)Mimi (Chihuahua - Terrier) Photo. Mimi is an 11 year old chihuahua - terrier mix. We got her from a lady selling puppies, Mimi was 8 weeks old when we got her. . .

 

Almost Free Boredom Busters

Almost Free Boredom BustersIn June the kids aren't bored yet; the thrill of summer vacation is still upon them. However, August is another story. With movie prices at $6 or higher and gas soaring in its price per gallon, how can you keep the kids busy and your budget happy?

 

A rocking chair made from clothespins, for a doll or dollhouse.

Clothespin Rocking Chair PatternMany have been looking for how to make clothespin rocking chairs. Thanks to Ray for sending in this pattern and pictures. These would be fun to make for Christmas presents or for a doll house.

 

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My Daylilies Have Never BloomedI have had daylilies for about 3 years now, planted in full sun. I've never had them bloom yet.

 

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Uses for Wood Cigar BoxesBesides cigar box purses or trinket boxes, What else can be done with wood cigar boxes? Ideas for reusing wood cigar boxes.

 

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My Cantaloupes and Watermelon Stopped GrowingWe are giving growing cantaloupes and watermelon a try. We have had very hot and dry weather since we put the plants in a month ago, and have watered every day.

 

Questions

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Patterns for Infant Baby Clothes?I am looking for patterns for infant boy clothes. I am going to be a grandmother in the near future and want to help my son and his wife have new clothes that were made by grandma. If you have any suggestions on where I can get patterns, your help will be greatly appreciated.

 

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Spiders for Pest Control in the Garden?Spiders for Pest Control in the Garden. My first year gardening using 'natural predators', so maybe your knowledge about spiders would help answer my question. I know that having spiders in the garden are beneficial since they eat insects.

 

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Discount Grocery Stores in Phoenix, AZ?I am looking for a discount grocery store in Phoenix, Arizona, preferably in the Sunnyslope area where there is a large Mennonite community.

 

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Steak & Shake's Chicken Melt?Does anyone know where I can find a recipe for Steak & Shake's Chicken Melt? I know the basic toppings and stuff but can't find the recipe for the Frisco sauce. I've checked all my usual recipe places online as well as checking on google and can't find anything.

 

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New England Travel Tips?We are going to visit the North Eastern states in September and I would like to know of places of interest to visit. We are going to follow the fall colors starting from Maine.

 

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Hummingbird Vine Not Blooming?Hummingbird Vine Not Blooming. I have had a hummingbird vine planted now for 2 years. It has grown to the maximum, but unfortunately it hasn't bloomed in the 2 years I have had it. Do you have any idea why it possibly hasn't bloomed at all since I've had the plant? Do you think I may need to trim it back some?

 

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After Picking Zucchini, My Plants Look Limp?After Picking Zucchini, My Plants Look Limp. We had a few zucchini ready for picking yesterday, so we picked them. This morning I went to check on the garden and all 3 of our plants are limp and the leaves look like they closed up for the night! What on earth is happening?

 

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How do I get to my past requests?How do I get to my past requests?

 

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Decorating My Carport?I need inexpensive ideas for decorating my carport. We have a nice table and chairs and grill out there so we can cook and eat outside with friends, but the only space available is our carport (which we don't park in).

 

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