January 11, 2007

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Recipes

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Vienna PotatoesBoil potatoes until done or used canned potatoes. Drain liquid off. Stir in rest of ingredients. Heat until bubbly and serve. For a large family, increase the amount of Vienna sausages and add another can of cream of mushroom soup.

 

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Busy Mother's CasseroleBusy Mother's Casserole. Combine all ingredients and place in refrigerator overnight in a covered casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

 

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Cracker JaxRecipe for Cracker Jax. Combine the sugar, margarine, corn syrup, and salt over low heat. Cook until the margarine melts. Cook an additional 3 minutes without stirring, then add the baking soda and the vanilla.combine the popped corn and peanuts in a large bowl.

 

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Reuben PieRecipe for Reuben Pie. Drain sauerkraut well to remove all excess liquid. Line bottom of pie shell with sauerkraut. Combine corned beef, green pepper and red pepper. Spread over sauerkraut.

 

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Best Ever Pecan CandyRecipe for Best Ever Pecan Candy. Combine the sugar, buttermilk and soda in a large saucepan and cook over low heat to the soft-ball stage (235 degrees F on a candy thermometer). Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.

 

Articles

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Laundry ShortcutsI often don't have time to separate laundry. No, that's not quite true, I often don't care enough to separate laundry (LOL) and I have a feeling that I'm not alone in my 'sloth'. Actually, it works out well for me.

 

Colorful seed catalogs to be used in crafts.

What To Do With Those Wonderful New Seed...As I eagerly scanned each page with anticipation planning out just what I wanted to plant and looking at the beautiful pictures, my mind started wondering to what I could do with the catalog after I placed my order and here are some of the things I came up with.

 

Wooden wagon with large red bow on wheel.

Seasonally Decorated Garden WagonSeasonally Decorated Garden Wagon. This is my garden wagon. I had seen a similar one near a hardware store that was used to advertise the hardware store; it was smaller and used with seasonal items to advertisement purposes.

 

My Thinking SpotMy thinking spot. I go there to think when i have a stressful day. It's too cold really to be out too long. Even without the leaves and flowers . . . it is still beautiful, sunsets and all.

 

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Easy Refrigerator Slide ShelvesEasy Refrigerator Slide Shelves. Make a slide in/out shelf in your fridge by using 1-2 cookie sheets. On these place your bottles, jars, etc. Gives you easy access because they slide in and out.

 

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Pass On Old Reading GlassesPass On Old Reading Glasses. If you can't use your store bought reading glasses anymore, you can pass then on to friends. Unlike prescription ones, they won't make anyone else dizzy!

 

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Cleaning Supply Co-OpI have a small cleaning business and on a visit to my mom's, it became apparent that she had a hard time taking advantage of quantity purchasing and paid a lot for smaller quantities because she and my dad live alone.

 

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15 Minute Soul BreaksClear your mind of all your problems and just sit for 15 minutes. Listen to the clock tick, the refrigerator run, and the everyday sounds that your mind blocks out everyday.

 

Gardening Trends for 2007

Gardening Trends for 2007Once again writers from The Garden Writers Association along with the folks at Garden Media Group have tracked consumer garden purchases for 2006 in order to predict trends for the upcoming year.

 

Oreo the CatOreo is approximately 3 years old. We adopted her from our local humane society about 2 1/2 years ago. She likes to get into trouble!

 

Composting Grapes

Composting GrapesI am only a beginner and know very little about what I am doing. I have some flowers (petunias, verbena, and something else I can't identify) and a cherry tomato plant.

 

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The Benefits Of Filing A Tax ReturnThe Benefits Of Filing A Tax Return. Hope this is helpful to someone thinking about not filing a tax return this year. Due to illness one year, my income did not require me to file a tax return. I regretted that decision.

 

Questions

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Inexpensive Dog Toys?Inexpensive Dog Toys. Does anyone have any suggestions for inexpensive dog toys?

 

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Grubs Eating My Tomatoes?I am growing tomatoes but the leaves are going yellow, some of the fruit are splitting and they also look as though they are housing grubs (by the burrowing into the fruit).

 

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How Much Does House Cleaning Cost?How Much Does House Cleaning Cost? f you have someone come in twice a week to clean your home, what do you pay for for 2, 3, and 4 bedroom house? And how many people and how long does it take them?

 

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Online Credit Cards?Online Credit Cards. I saw an article in the paper about using private on-line credit cards when purchasing on-line. They are impossible for thieves to steal any info.

 

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Staffordshire Terrier Name Ideas?Staffordshire Terrier Name Ideas. I need some ideas for a registrable name for my blue brindle American Staffordshire Terrier named Boomer, but the AKC stated to me if I was to register him as just Boomer than a roman numeral five would need to be added to the end.

 

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Dirty Looking Hibiscus Leaves?My Hibiscus leaves on some varieties look dirty (maybe insect dirt) and grayish. Generally unhealthy, like they have been stung or like they have a disease.

 

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Oatmeal Scones?Oatmeal Scones Recipe. I used to make scones with oatmeal and flour but I no longer have the recipe. I think the recipe came from a Better Homes and Garden cookbook, I just haven't located the correct edition. Does anyone have a recipe for scones using oatmeal and flour?

 

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Moonflower Seeds?My moonflowers have bloomed now, I am wondering when will I start too see the seeds from them. I just want too get them before it freezes here.

 

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Silverware Dull After Using TarnX?Dull Silverware Dull After Using. I dipped a full set of sterling silverware in TarnX and it now is very dull. Is it ruined? What can I do to restore it?

 

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ING Direct Savings Account Reviews?ING Direct Savings Account Reviews. Does anyone know anything about ING saving account? I found it online, but I'm more than a little skeptical about it. Anyone have any ideas or tips?

 

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Fleas in My Vegetable Garden?I have a great little vegetable garden that's 5 square meters. It is full of vegetables, but also seems to be full of fleas. I discovered this when my little puppy became full of fleas despite using Frontline (flea protection).

 

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Lye for Lilacs?How can I get 3 year old lilacs to bloom next spring? I have heard "work Lye in around them" have any of you heard the same?

 

Spanish Moss and Cats?Is Spanish moss toxic to cats? I love the way it looks growing in the live oak trees in our yard, but if it might harm my three little buddies, it will have to go.

 

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Moles Bothering My Peonies?I have my grandmother's peonies (100+ years old) and planted them about 8 years ago in a nice sunny location. They thrived the first 2 years, at least most of them did.

 

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Cleaning Down Comforters?Cleaning Down Comforters . How do you clean a down comforter? Are they washable?

 

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Hawaiian Themed Party?Hawaiian Themed Party. I'm planning my own college graduation party in April. I want to tie in a Hawaii theme but don't really know where to start.

 

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Determining The Value of Antique Chairs?Determining The Value of Antique Chairs. I have an antique dining table and 6 chairs and would like to know how I can find out how valuable they are? They need refinishing.

 

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Dry Rot in Trees?We lost a main branch from our tree in the backyard. I found what it seemed like dry rot. I scraped out excess but what can we do to repair e.g. put in a fill to prevent further rot?

 

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Washing Walls?Tips for cleaning walls. Post your ideas.

 

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Can you use shredded paper as media to grow plants?Can you use shredded paper as media to grow plants?

 

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Dish Soap for Laundry?How much dish soap do I use for a load of laundry?

 

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