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February 5, 2007
My shower head screams when we use it. Any ideas on how to fix it?
Active Ingredient in Advanage Wonder Cleaner
I have used US Advanage Wonder Cleaner in the past and it works like no other, but it is quite expensive and I am really into making my own products if at all possible. This product works so well however that I'm wondering if I can even duplicate it.
Rust Stains on Cloth
How do you get rust stains out of cloth?
Dodge Van Makes a Clattering Noise
My 2001 Dodge Van makes a loud clattering noise when started. It stops after approx. 3-50 minutes? Anyone know why?
My Frugal Life - We Have It All
I guess since my hubby was in the Navy, I learned to be frugal. I save money to this day and am proud of it. I have seen my friends struggle ...
Julienne Chicken Tip for Salads
I was in the grocery store the other day at the deli counter getting some lunch meat for my husband. A man in front of me ordered chicken lunch meat cut about 1/4 inch thick. What in the world I thought? . . .
Peach Cheesecake Ice Cream
In a small saucepan, heat milk to 175 degrees F; stir in 1 1/4 cups sugar until dissolved. Whisk a small amount into the egg yolks. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly.
Thrifty Bead Scoop
Instead of buying a "bead scoop" why not use a metal Chinese soup spoon! Very inexpensive, I got mine for about .50 at an Oriental market. It scoops and pours with ease.
Versatile Chili Cheese Sauce
In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the sour cream, chillies and bouillon.
Vegetarian Lentil and Nut Loaf
This savory bread is a great vegetarian option to serve alongside your meal.
Repair For Cracked Dish
Very good tip for a cracked dish. If a cracked dish is heated for 45 minutes in sweet milk, the crack will be so welded together that it will hardly be visible, and will be strong it will stand the same usage as before.
Mix Powdered Make Up With Vaseline
Saw a tip about mixing powdered blush/eyeshadow with lip balm to make it creamy, I use Vaseline and it works with that, too.
Lemony Chicken Soup
In a soup kettle for large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add 2 cups broth, milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Eggs in a Nest
This is a lean times meal. My children and I have been at times through very lean times, and this is what I often served up when the cupboard was almost bare.
Shop Around Before Buying New
Shop freecycle.org, craigslist.com, thrift shops, newspaper ads and ask around before buying new. If you must buy new on line is often tax and shipping free.
Valentine Clay Pot Candleholders
Candleholders made from clay pots and saucers, paints, and stencils.
Save Hair Color Gloves
For those of you who color your own hair, save the plastic gloves and wear them when working on any kind of messy craft or painting project. They will keep your hands a lot cleaner.
Towels To Prevent Drafts
I use rolled up towels to keep out wind drafts from coming in beneath our doors and windows. I roll the towel then I put rubber bands on both ends to hold it together.
Blend soup and milk in a pan. Add drained canned fish, lemon juice, green pepper, and onion. Heat thoroughly. Hollow out centers of rolls leaving the bottom and the sides about 1/2 inch thick.
Hominy Sausage Bake
Brown sausage in oil; drain and set aside. In the same pan, brown ham cubes. Stir in the red beans and rice mix, water, butter and cayenne. Bring to a boil.
Zoee (Labrador Retriever)
Zoee is a 4 year old Labrador Retriever. I got Zoee in NY in 2002. She likes to play with Tennis balls, and go to the Ocean swimming.
Leave Pillowcases Inside Out
When I do the laundry, I leave pillow cases inside out. Then when using them, I reach my hand inside, grab the two corners and the tips of pillow and turn pillow case right over.
Rhubarb Raspberry Mousse
In a large saucepan, combine the rhubarb, 3/4 cup water, 6 Tbsp. sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until rhubarb is tender. Strain; return to the pan and set aside.
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