August 11, 2006

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Recipes

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Grandma's Chocolate PieRecipe for Grandma's Chocolate Pie. This is my grandmother's recipe for chocolate pie, I can remember being able to smell her cooking it from outside and I would come running. . .

 

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Cherry Salad Jello MoldDissolve raspberry Jello in 1 cup boiling water. Stir in pie filling. Put in 9x9 inch square pan. Chill until firm.

 

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Orange-Glazed CoffeecakeIn a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until foamy, 5-10 minutes. Stir the warm milk, orange juice, sugar, ricotta cheese, orange zest, salt, and egg into the yeast mixture.

 

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No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake PieRecipe for No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Pie. Beat cream cheese, brown sugar, granulated sugar, milk and vanilla in mixing bowl on high speed for 2 minutes. Add melted chocolate. . .

 

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Orange-Cranberry TorteStart heating oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together into a bowl the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and soda. Stir in the nuts, dates and cranberries, and the orange rind. . .

 

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Inside Out Bacon Cheese BurgersRecipe for Inside Out Bacon Cheese Burgers. Mix meat and 2 Tbsp. ranch dressing. Shape into 8 thin patties. Mix remaining ranch dressing and bacon. Spoon about 1 Tbsp. of bacon mixture onto center of each of 4 patties. . .

 

Articles

Teddy CatTeddy Cat Photo. Teddy is 5 years old. He was born here in the house. We had his mommy and daddy. . .

 

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Set the Table While Unloading Your DishwasherOne way to save time is to set the table for your next meal as you are emptying your dishwasher. . .

 

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Pretty BubblesPretty Bubbles. Place all ingredients in a small bottle with lid. Give a gentle stir to mix. Be sure to label it, too. . .

 

damaged apples

Garden Insects: Apple MaggotsApple maggots are legless, yellow-white in color and about 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch in size. Maggots hatch from eggs laid on the fruits by the parent flies. The mature maggots fall to the ground where they pupate and overwinter and emerge as adult flies the following June.

 

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New Uses for Video CassettesNew Uses of Video Cassettes (without even dismantling them). Making a plant stand table. You do this by gluing 2 videos on the sides to 2 videos on top, again you can decorate or not.

 

Opting for Extra Income Through eBayAn avid fan of eBay, I often wondered about the opportunity that eBay stores offer. For those who are new to eBay, a store is just like what it sounds. Rather than post random items on the site for sale, one opens a "store" and posts all the items there.

 

My Frugal Life - I'm Thankful For What We HaveAfter graduation, most people go out to a big fancy dinner, spend lots of money on graduation gifts and have a big job all lined up. Nope. Not us. For dinner, we enjoyed Hamburger Helper from the $1 section at the grocery store (with free meat from my parents' farm).

 

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Softening Hard CookiesSoftening Hard Cookies. Here's an outstanding tip for hard cookies. If your cookies are hard and unbearable to eat, here's a smart solution to the problem.

 

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Screen Printing at HomeI like to screen print on various articles of "blank" clothing to make them interesting and unique, something to fit my style.

 

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Is the Job of Direct Sales for You?Ultimately it was an act of timing. At a time in my career when I was being "downsized" and the looming dread of losing $15,000 of income a year was getting closer, I took on a job of direct sales.

 

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Encouragement to Lose WeightEncouragement to Lose Weight. I needed to lose 20 pounds before our vacation trip. My husband was so encouraging by walking, exercising and cooking healthly meals. The one thing he did that really gave me hope. . .

 

Resizing Baking Pans

Resizing Baking PansDon't have the correct size baking pan for a cake or casserole? Downsize a larger one by simply molding a piece of heavy duty foil and fitting it in the pan to adjust for the desired dimensions as shown.

 

Blue sheet with birthday wishes painted on it.

A Birthday Greeting SheetA Birthday Greeting Sheet Craft Project. A few years ago, my children who were in their late teens decided to spray paint a bedsheet as a birthday card and hang it outside. It is a creative way to say Happy Birthday to someone and it is a keepsake. . .

 

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Free Tennis Ball GameGame Site. This will keep you busy and drive you nuts. . .

 

Glue Gun

Freestyle Glue Gun ReviewWe were sent a Freestyle Cold Heat Glue Gun to test and review from the company. They sent it with charged batteries and glue sticks. It is has a battery pack and a charger.

 

My Frugal Life - Frugal Sunburn Protection When Riding a BikeMy friends and I are avid bike riders and happen to ride recumbents. As we are at retirement age or over, we have thinning hair. In fact, some of us are bald. My dear friend recently spent $14 on a skull cap to wear under his bike helmet so his head would not get sunburned.

 

Questions

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Crockpot Meatloaf?I had a meatloaf recipe that was cooked in the crockpot. It was made with ground beef, stove top dressing mix, eggs and what else? Have misplaced the recipe and cannot remember the amounts. There is one on Kraft's site but it is not the one.

 

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Mattress Reviews and Advice?I'm in the process of buying a new mattress and I just need some input on the ones really worth the money. What are they?

 

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