April 25, 2007

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Recipes

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Herb Butter BraidPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. In small bowl dissolve yeast in warm water with 1 tsp. sugar. In 3 qt. mixing bowl, beat butter with 1/4 cup sugar, caraway, parsley, salt, mustard, onion and garlic until fluffy (1 minute).

 

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Southwestern Chili DipStir together first six ingredients until well combined. Spread into a 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with toppings.

 

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Chocolate EggsIn a mixing bowl, cream peanut butter or butter until well mixed. Fold in coconut, nuts and 1 cup sugar; mix well. Sprinkle some of the remaining sugar on a board.

 

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Easy Chicken FajitasIn a large wok, warm the oil. Cook the chicken slices until done, stir regularly. Add everything except tortillas. Mix well. Cook covered. Stir every few minutes.

 

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Old-Fashioned Crumb-Topped Apple PiePreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place pastry in 9 inch pie plate; flute edge. For filling, combine sugars, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in large bowl. Add apples; gently toss to coat. Spoon into crust.

 

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Apple-Granola Coffee CakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in brown sugar. Using pastry blender, cut in 6 Tbsp. of the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

 

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Blue PunchMix water, sugar and lemonade. Add food colorings together and slowly add to sugar and lemonade mixture, just a scant drop at a time.

 

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Delicious Crock Pot PotatoesPut all ingredients in crockpot. Turn on low. Cook 4 hours. Before serving, add 1 cup grated cheese and allow to melt.

 

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Sugared PopcornPop three poppers full of popcorn and remove all unpopped kernels. Combine all ingredients listed above and cook to soft ball stage.

 

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All Day Pork Back Ribs RecipeI am looking for a Pork Back Ribs recipe where you bake them for 1 hour and then turn off the oven, but you leave them in there all day. I don't know the name of the recipe or any of the ingredients to make this request more helpful.

 

Articles

Sparkle Organizer

Sparkle OrganizerThe photo does not do this project justice, but it's an organizer that is very easy to make, uses materials you already have on hand, is very nice to look at, and best of all will help your kids keep their things in order.

 

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Moisturizing TechniquesIt's been particularly dry this year and I have been slathering on the hand cream/face cream/lip balm! Somehow I find that my skin reacts better when I vary the types of lotion/cream I use, so I switch off.

 

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Living With Dandelions PoemThough we dug them out and sprayed 'em And we mowed 'em into shreds A poem . . .

 

Kids and Pumpkins

Kids And PumpkinsIf growing pumpkins this season, grow them in a large container filled with compost, manure and fertile soil. Once they are full grown and ready for harvest, take pics of your little ones with their pumpkins.

 

Long haired brown and white dog.

Brutus (Black Lab/Golden Retriever Mix)My pet's name is Brutus and he is 12 years old. He is a black lab and golden retriever mix. We owned his father for 12 years. While traveling, Bud met Molly and it was love at first sight, lol.

 

old windows

Using Old Multi-Pane WindowsCreative used for reusing old multi-pane windows. Post your own ideas here.

 

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Reuse a Paint Canvas as a Memo BoardGot an old paint canvas lying around? Perhaps from a botched painting attempt? Don't toss 'em! One great way to recycle these is this: Cover complete canvas with somewhat heavy material.

 

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Plant Complementary Veggies TogetherWhen planting tomatoes, plant okra in the spaces between. This saves space and the okra with it's broad leaves helps protect the tomatoes from sun scald.

 

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Free Sites, Free Things, (Or Discounts) And Free InfoBorders Bookstore: Buy books you need (like student school books) or enjoy and receive $5.00 reward for every $150.00 spent.

 

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Kool-aid Lemonade With Homemade TasteI always use the Kool-aid brand lemonade that you add sugar to. Mix as usual but to each gallon (2 packages.) add the juice and pulp from 1 lemon.

 

flower press

Homemade Flower PressSpring is here and so is spring flower planting. Most of us know that to make our annual plants bloom more and to continue blooming we must pinch back our spent blooms. So why not do this pruning a little early and have that bloom for our craft projects.

 

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Peel Potatoes With Your MicrowaveAll you need to do is to wash the potatoes, pierce them with a fork in several places, microwave for 10 minutes in a bowl of water and then let cool. The skins will become wrinkled and you can then pull the skins right off under cold water.

 

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Create Your Own MagnetsHave you ever bought a pretty and decorative magnet at a store? The prices on these can be pretty outrageous. I keep a package of 10 or 12 ct. regular round magnets, that I purchased at a craft store, inexpensively, on hand, at all times.

 

Questions

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Updating My Bathroom?My bathroom needs to be updated. I have a small bathroom and it has milky brown and white tiles and the tub, toilet and sink are also milky brown. Any ideas on how to update without ripping out all the tiles?

 

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Laundry Sock Bags?Where can I get socks bags for the lauadry, as we lose socks?

 

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Overwatered Hibiscus?My hibiscus was severely overwatered! I left on a business trip after I put my plants outside in their drained pots and we had an awful week of rain. Upon returning my plants had yellow leaves and they fell off.

 

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University of Phoenix Online Reviews?I really want to go back to school to get my master's degree. having a 10 month old makes it really hard to go to an actual physical class. I was thinking of applying for the University of Phoenix Online Courses.

 

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Drapery Rod Finails Ideas?Does anyone have crafty ideas for drapery rod finails instead of the bought ones?

 

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Decorating a Pond for a Wedding Reception?What can I use to decorate our 1 acre pond for my son's wedding reception in July?

 

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Keeping The Ground Under a Bird Feeder Clean?How does one keep the ground below a bird feeder clear of the cracked seeds?

 

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Selling a Vacation Package?What would be the fastest way to try to sell a package that I won from the california lottery american idol 2nd chance drawing? This package includes 2 nights hotel party before the final show on may 23 plus viewing from the kodak theatre.

 

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Dog Regurgitating After Eating Grass?My puppy has been regurgitating a lot after eating grass from the backyard. What should I do or is this a sign of parvo?

 

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School Fundraising Discussion?I need to vent about my son's private school parent teacher group and school board. The school burned down about 20 months ago. We are trying to raise funds to rebuild and get out of our temporary building. I spearheaded a contest to win our school 100 "coupon savings books" which when sold will net our school $3500.

 

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Decorating a Bar?I live in a small apartment that has no room for a dining room table so I bought a bar and two bar stools, but the set is ugly and doesn't match my decor. Can you creative people help me come up with a cheap way to make it attractive!

 

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