April 19, 2007

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Recipes

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Lemon-Lime Sherbet PunchIn large pitcher or small punch bowl, combine water, soda and juices. Add scoops of sherbet. Serve immediately.

 

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Tossed Salad with Carrot DressingIn a blender, combine the first 6 ingredients; cover and process until smooth. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.

 

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Chicken Minestrone SoupIn a large stock pot, put all ingredients in together as listed, except the pasta and frozen vegetables. Bring to a boil, lower heat to simmer for at least 1 hour or more.

 

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Peach Melba TrifleFor trifle, place half of the cake cubes in 12x8 inch baking dish. in large bowl, combine yogurt and almond extract; fold in whipped topping. Spoon half of the yogurt mixture evenly over cake cubes in dish.

 

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Greek Garden SaladThis healthy salad is perfect as a light lunch or would be a nice side salad. It is a great way to get your veggies in too!

 

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Hawaiian Fruit DipIn medium bowl, whisk pudding mix and milk until well blended. Blend in sour cream. Stir in pineapple and coconut. Cover; refrigerate until chilled, 30 minutes to 1 hour.

 

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Chicken LagaanMix all of the above together. Beat together 3 eggs and half a cup milk and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Add to dry ingredients.

 

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Salsa Ole'In medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover; chill 2-3 hours for flavors to blend. Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips.

 

Articles

Making Seed Tapes

How to Make Seed TapeIf you have trouble planting small seeds such as carrots and radishes without having to do lots of thinning of young plants, the perfect answer is seed tapes.

 

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Home Water Maintenance TipsNext time you have a helper on hand, go around your home and turn all the valves under your sinks and toilets off and on several times. You may find that minerals in your water have made the valves difficult (or nearly impossible) to turn.

 

Casualty of Pet Food? Be VERY careful what you feed your animals! I received my "new baby" a rat terrier puppy on Thursday. I fed him a portion of a new can of dog food that was NOT on the recall list and he was dead by early Saturday morning

 

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Earth Friendly Way to Clean DrainsPrevent clogs in your kitchen sink by regular cleaning. First sprinkle baking soda in the drain, with some getting down drain. Then pour some vinegar in drain.

 

cucumber growing

Growing CucumbersHere are some tips for growing cucumbers. Feel free to post your ideas.

 

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Take Clear Photos For Selling OnlineWhen taking pictures of stuff to sell online, make sure you have a neutral background and good lighting. Otherwise the object won't be seen well and that can affect sales!

 

My Frugal Life: Save and Use EverythingHi, I went through a divorce several years ago, due to not being emotionally mature. I turned to drugs and, in a matter of 8 months, I found myself in a homeless shelter. I had lost my children, my home and myself

 

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Plant Mixed Garden With Old SeedsIf you have a bunch of old seed packets and they are outdated or you don't know how old they are, find a spot and mix them all together and see what grows.

 

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Disposable Razor For SweatersI am a homemaker for the elderly. While at a client's house on Tuesday, I saw her "shaving" a sweater she wears. I used to have a sweater shaver, but what she used surprised me.

 

Magnets in tin.

Baking Tin Primary Colour GameAttach the hook and loop to the back of the tin and hang it at kid level. Place one magnet in each cup. Help your toddler arrange them so the each colour is all together in line.

 

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Lemon for Cleaning CopperTo clean a copper pot, just wet the pot sprinkle on some salt then cut a lemon in half, rub the pot and, walla, shines very good.

 

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Toilet Paper For Small MessesI installed an inexpensive toilet paper holder to the inside, of one of my kitchen cabinet doors. Many times, all I need is a small piece of paper to clean up something.

 

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A Better Choice - A JokeMr. John was not happy with his daughter's choice for groom. His wife asks "Why do you keep on rejecting your daughter's choice?"

 

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Thrifty Fabric SoftenerI use half the soap listed for my washing liquid. I add 2 Tbsp. of baking soda and fill the rinse with vinegar. I cut sheets into four and use only a piece in the dryer.

 

Hanging shovels and spades.

Preventing Rust and Maintaining Your Garden...Here's a list of tips to help keep your garden tools in good condition.

 

A map of the US with Radon levels marked.

Why Radon Should Be On Everyone's RadarAccording to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States-second only to smoking. For non-smokers it ranks number one. You may not realize it, but you and your family are likely to get your greatest exposure to radon at home.

 

Questions

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Teacup Cross Stitch Pattern?I am looking for a cross stitch pattern of a teacup. I would really appreciate your help.

 

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How Do You Antique Stain a Table Cloth?I'm looking to stain a white table cloth to look like it's tea-stained/antique stained. How do I do this?

 

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Updating Laminate Kitchen Cabinets?I want to update the look of my kitchen. I can't afford to get a new kitchen, my cabinets are dark brown laminate. Any suggestions for the wall color?

 

Old Fashioned Washboard, Irons & Baskets in Blue Border #CYB1539?I need one roll of wallpaper border with picture of old fashion washboard, irons & baskets in blue. Border #CYB1539. It is a discontinued pattern.

 

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White Bra Dyed by Dark Clothing?I have a new white bra that is now half blue from wearing it with a new (non-washed) black blouse. I have washed it in Woollite, soaked it in Oxyclean and nothing has worked.

 

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Homemade Dishwasher Powder?I have tried this recipe for dishwasher powder from another site and it wrecked my plastic baby bottles leaving a thick white film on them!

 

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Homemade Wet Tissues?I have a major cold and like most colds I have a runny nose! I have a small problem, I ran out of tissues and was unable to go to the store today. so i need a recipe to make my own wet tissues. I need then wet because dry will hurt my nose more than it already does.

 

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Low Fat Snack Ideas?I've been dieting for almost a year (in June), and I have run out of ideas for snacks for the dieter. I am the mom, but, my son, who is 15, is also watching what he eats. We keep fruit and munchy crunchy "Go Lean Crunch" cereal to munch on.

 

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Dyeing White Baseball Pants Grey?I purchased and can not return 6 pairs of white baseball pants. I found out last night my daughters need grey baseball pants. Does anyone know if I can dye them if so does anyone have a suggestion on what brand of dye?

 

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