January 4, 2007

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Recipes

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Apple Pie AlaskaRecipe for Apple Pie Alaska. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, water, cinnamon candies, food coloring and flavoring. Heat this until the candies are dissolved. Add the apple slices and cook until tender, but not mushy. Set this off the stove and let it stand until the apples are a lovely shade of red, then drain off the liquid and let the apples cool.

 

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Cinnamon Cherry SaladRecipe for Cherry Salad Supreme. Dissolve red cinnamon candies in boiling water. Stir in gelatin. Add ice cubes and stir until melted. Add remaining ingredients.

 

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Nana's Banana CakeRecipe for Nana's Banana Cake. Cream sugar and Crisco. Add eggs and cake flour, beating until smooth. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Pour into a 9X13 inch pan. Bake at 375 degrees F until done (about 35-40 minutes).

 

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The Best Wurst Chicken Caliente SandwichRecipe for The Best Wurst Chicken Caliente Sandwich. In a small bowl, mix together garlic powder and cayenne and sprinkle chicken pieces with the mixture. In a large skillet, stir-fry seasoned chicken in 2 Tbsp. olive oil about 4-5 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain and remove from pan.

 

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Penuche NutsRecipe for Penuche Nuts. Combine sugars and sour cream in saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugars are dissolved. Continue cooking over low heat to 246 degrees F on candy thermometer.

 

Articles

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Brownie SundaesI tried to cut brownies before they had cooled, and ended up with a crumbled-up mess. Instead of throwing it away, I added a generous spoonful of crumbles to a bowl of vanilla ice cream, topped with chocolate syrup, and called it "Brownie Sundaes".

 

Shopping Cart With Fruits and Vegetables

Grocery Store GardeningI'm often asked if the fruits and vegetables purchased from a grocery store can be planted to produce more food. The answer is, yes! And not only can you plant fruits and vegetables, but nuts and spices, too.

 

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Disguise Valuables As MayonnaiseDisguise Valuables As Mayonnaise. A good hiding place for your valuables or money is to spray the inside of a mayonnaise jar white and store in the refrigerator or pantry with your valuables inside.

 

Petunia F1 'Opera Supreme Pink Morn'

The All-American Selections for 2007The All-American Selections for 2007. In 1932, a seed producer named W. Ray Hastings proposed the idea of All-American Selections as a way for home gardeners to learn which new varieties of vegetables and flowers are truly improved each year.

 

Compost pile made with wood pallets.

How do I make my own compost?How do I make my own compost? Composting doesn't have to be complicated. There are really no hard and fast rules, but here are some tips for getting started. Find a convenient place near your garden to start a pile.

 

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Eggnog Instead Of Cream In CoffeeLast year, they had eggnog coffee at Starbucks, and we liked it so much we tried it at home! Just add store-bought eggnog to your own coffee.

 

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Growing Spanish MossCan Spanish moss be grown using the dry version that you can buy from hardware/craft stores? I was told at a green house that you can buy it dry and wet it and it will start growing. Is this true or am I going to have to order it?

 

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Decorate Free Pocket Calendars for a Personal TouchI just got a free pocket calendar from a freebie site. Since it comes with advertising, I customized it by gluing on pictures from my art museum brochure on the cover, back and front. Then I covered it with a scrap of clear contact paper. Voila!

 

English Bulldog Sitting

Montague's Cactus Jack (English Bulldog)Montague's Cactus Jack (Bulldog). Monty, aka Montague's Cactus Jack is a 3 year old Bulldog. We searched breeders throughout the U.S. and found him 3 years ago. We originally were going to get one of his litter mates, but Monty chose us.

 

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Smashing Cans Flat To Save SpaceWe used to do this when I was a child and to this day, I still do it for two reasons. When I open a can of food, after I empty it, I cut out the other end and put the lid inside then step on it to mash it flat.

 

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Quick Paint Touch UpsQuick Paint Touch Ups. Did you already clean your paint brushes but notice you missed a spot? Don't dirty a paint brush for a small touch up. Just use a q-tip and toss it when you are finished.

 

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Hanging Craft ProjectsThis tip helps you get craft projects out of the way while you are not working on them. Put all the patterns and other supplies for a craft project in a plastic grocery bag with handles.

 

Chair seat made of belts

Chair Seats Made of Old BeltsMake a chair seat from old belts! I used as many leather belts as I got after my mom died a couple years ago and wove them onto where the seat was missing from this chair.

 

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Preparing LettuceInstead of cutting lettuce with a knife, tear it with your fingers. It will help prevent the edges from browning.

 

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Free Printable Medical ID CardFree Printable Medical ID Card. You do not have to belong to State Farm to get this. Great to carry in your purse or wallet.

 

Questions

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Caring for Container Strawberries During the Winter?Caring for Container Strawberries During the Winter. I started strawberries in four layered pots. I don't know what to do with them for the winter? I'm thinking I will put them in my unheated garage, but the temperature will very a great deal; from 50 degrees F on a sunny afternoon to 32 degrees F at night?

 

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Samsung LCD Television Reviews?Samsung LCD Television Reviews. How does the Samsung 40" or 46" LCD Television rate against Visio or Panasonic?

 

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Planting a Pumpkin Patch?Planting a Pumpkin Patch. I want to plant one acre of pumpkins, I live in east central ohio. What would be the best soil type, and pesticides needed? Any help or advice would be very appreciated.

 

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Where can I buy glass blocks?Do any craft stores sell them? Someone said HD, I don't know what that stands for.

 

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Water Bottle Crafts?Water Bottle Crafts. Does anyone have any craft ideas on what to do with empty disposable water bottles? We use so many during the week and I hate to just throw them away.

 

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Organizing Fishing Supplies?Organizing Fishing Supplies. I am looking for tips to organize fishing supplies?

 

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Choosing a Stroller?Choosing a Stroller. I am pregnant and I am trying get a jump start in choosing a stroller and carseat. Any advice?

 

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Information About Italian Parsley?Information About Italian Parsley. Is Italian parsley a perennial? What can I do to protect it during the winter?

 

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Alphabet Theme Room?I need help in decorating a new baby's room with an alphabetical theme. I can make lots of things and sew but need some inspiration.

 

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timeQplus or Attendance RX Reviews?timeQplus or Attendance RX Reviews. Have you heard anything negative about timeQplus or Attendance RX?

 

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City Water Has Been Bad For My Plants?I have a problem. We live in the city and use city water. Apparently the water is high in something, calcium maybe, because all of my plants get a white crust around them that they didn't have when I lived in the country and used well water.

 

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Party Food Ideas for Kids?Party Food Ideas for Kids. Does anyone have any ideas for party foods for 3 year old birthday parties?

 

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My Chihuahua Stopped Eating?My Chihuahua who I have had for almost 3 years recently stopped eating. I have her on the B.A.R.F. diet (for those of you who don't know it's Bones And Real Food, basically home cooking for your dog)...

 

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Hair Growing Tips?Hair Growing Tips. I have brown natural curly hair and it is not growing out. Is there anything I can do?

 

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Old Food Stains on a Tablecloth?Old Food Stains on a Tablecloth. How do you remove stains from a cotton tablecloth that was washed and stored away for a year? We think it is some kind of food protein.

 

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Square Knitting Needles?Square knitting needles (the tips are still round) - has anyone tried them? Do they work better than round ones?

 

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Noodles Restaurant Mac and Cheese?Noodles Restaurant Mac and Cheese. We live in the Chicago area and enjoy going to Noodles Restaurant. My son loves the macaroni and cheese. Does anyone have a recipe similar to that?

 

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Fish Smell on a Tile Floor?Fish Smell on a Tile Floor. A freezer door was left open and liquid from frozen fish leaked on the ceramic tile floor and now a horrible smell exists.

 

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