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Versatile Coating MixCombine the first 10 ingredients in a bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Store in airtight container in cool dry place or freeze for up to 6 months.
Asparagus Peking StyleHeat pan and add oil. Add remainder of ingredients except asparagus. Cook until it comes to a boil. Shut off flame or move pan off ring. Now add asparagus and toss lightly.
Puff BallsBoil sugar, syrup, water, butter and salt until it spins a long thread. Add vanilla and pour over popcorn and other puffs. It doesn't take long to make, about 10-15 minutes.
Recipe For A Cold Depressing DayCombine all ingredients except book. Insert candy cane (use to stir with). Make yourself comfortable and cover yourself with a warm cozy throw. Read your book and enjoy your coffee.
Mocha ShakesMy family loves the Mocha shakes we get at Dairy Queen, etc., but at $3.50 a pop for a small, it's way too expensive! We've improvised at home, and now the Mocha Shakes are the favorite drinks of the house.
Pork Chops With RicePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wipe chops with damp paper towels. Slowly heat large, heavy skillet until hot (about medium high). Brown chops, about 10 minutes on each side.
Glazed DoughnutsMix together sugar, salt, butter, mashed potatoes, eggs, scalded milk. Let mixture stand until lukewarm and add yeast. Mix in flour.
Chicken DiableRemove skin, melt butter in shallow baking dish. Roll chicken in butter mixture and coat both sides. Arrange meat in a single layer in same pan.
Chicago Bears DoilyThis is my own design doily, a 20 inch Chicago Bears doily. I love to crochet, crocheting relaxes me. I make them in all team colors. Thanks for looking.
Friendship MobileYour friends will be hanging around all the time with this fun and easy project. Cut your friends faces from the photos. Cut two construction paper shapes for each photo, on one of the shapes you will glue a photo, and on the other you will write your friend's name.
Sandal KeyholderTake the dowel and kinda turn and push at the same time into bottom of sandal to make a hole. Then put glue in the hole and reinsert the dowel.
Dukane (Doberman Pinscher)Dukane is a 5 year old Doberman Pinscher. I got Dukane from a Doberman breeder in Wisconsin. He likes to play out in the snow go for walks. He loves his football.
Make Covers for Festive PillowsI did not want to have store snowman pillows so I made covers for them. I use them all year.
Free E-CardsI remember that in a previous newsletter you were asking for freebies for any occasion if you want to send an e-mail card. These places have some that are free.
Use Wet Toothpicks To Sow SeedsIt is "sow" (pardon the pun) hard to sow small seeds into seed planters trying to get a head start on outdoor plants. But I had wooden toothpicks separating the seeds and I just wet the toothpick and a single seed would stick to it and I could then put it where I wanted it.
The Child's Lost PictureThis picture was made by a studio called Blue Light Studio; this picture was made in 1951-53. The photographer of the studio enlarged the picture to a 16 x 20 and used it as a display on a large easel on the sidewalk in front of their photography studio.
Decorate Your Child's ToothbrushInstead of buying an expensive character toothbrush for your child to brush their teeth, I find sticking character stickers on the handle of a plain, inexpensive toothbrush less costly and just as effective.
Look For Stationery At Thrift StoresDid you know that, among other things, that you can find elegant stationery and greeting cards at thrift shops? Now that cards have gotten so expensive, I stock up whenever I see them, so that I have some on hand for every occasion!
Toothpaste For Blood StainsColgate toothpaste removes blood stains from cotton material even after it has dried. Use before you wash and dry. It even smells good.
Using Found Items For Garden DecorI used an old wheelbarrow by drilling holes in the bottom for drainage, throw in some gravel then top w/soil and plants. Plants that hang off the sides look great and something big and flashy in the middle.
Use A Floor Squeegee For Removing Snow On Your CarI bought a floor squeegie at the dollar store. The long handle makes it easy to clean the top off the car, and the squeegie really cleans the windows off great, removes all that nasty salt.
Homemade Silly PuttyMix the white glue and food coloring together in a small bowl. Pour liquid cornstarch into a small second bowl. Slowly pour the glue mixture on top of the liquid cornstarch.
Protecting Sheets of StampsKeep stamps from sticking together by storing them in-between sheets of wax paper. Wax paper also works well for saving stickers, just put them on the shiny side of the wax paper.
Supermarket MistakesWatch the display screen at the register as your groceries are being rung up. If you are overcharged, speak up. Before you leave the store double check the receipt and make sure that the prices were correct.
Clean Mixing Technique For Powdered TemperaWhen using powdered dye (such as tempera paint) and clay, place it in a disposable bowl, and place your hands inside plastic zip top bags.
Baked Breads Still Having a Gooey Center?What causes some breads to bake completely and some to have a gooey middle even after extra time baking? I'm talking about breads like banana bread, breads made with a starter, etc.
Bread Machine White Bread?I am looking for a recipe for 2 pound loaf white bread for the bread machine.
How do you carry your checkbook?Ladies, do you prefer carrying a checkbook wallet or a checkbook cover? I read an article that indicated most women are dumping their checkbook wallets and simply carrying the checkbook cover.
Cleaning a Silver Chain?How do I clean a sterling silver chain that has gone black?
Removing Hair From My Face?How can I get rid of hair on my face by homemade methods? But not by using bleach.
Kennel Cough?My dog has kennel cough. I took him to the vet and got meds, now after 2 weeks coughing again. Anyone know anything about this?
Discolored Silicone Sealant?How can I prevent or remove the black fungal discoloration in the silicone sealant surrounding wet tiled areas and shower trays?
My Husband Cheated on Me?My husband cheated on me. Well at least I feel like he did. We are really young and just had a baby this December. We have a really "pure" relationship. We normally don't go out with friends and never the opposite sex without one another. We are both very jealous people yet love each other.
Hair and Well Water?I moved recently and now have well water. I have brown hair and blonde highlights. After using the well water my hair is such a bad rusty color where the highlights were.
Duct Tape on a Polyester Graduation Robe?I put duct tape on a 100% polyester graduation robe and now there is the residue left on it. It's all over the bottom and the sleeves. The tag says "Do Not Wash and Do Not Dry Clean" and I have no idea how to get it off.
Dog Shedding?How do I stop dog shedding?
Cleaning an Off White Couch?I spilt coffee on my couch, also it has become quite dirty as it's in off white color. The cover does not come off, so what's the best way to clean my couch?