May 16, 2007

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Recipes

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Basil and Garlic TortelliniHeat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and Seasoning Blend. Stirring frequently, bring to boil.

 

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Chile Rellenos CasserolePreheat oven to 350 degrees F, grease 9x13 inch baking dish. Brown 1 1/2 lbs. pork pieces or ground pork in a large non-stick skillet with a bit of oil, add onions, garlic, chiles and spices to taste.

 

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Vanilla Poppy Seed CakeIn a mixing bowl, beat together all ingredients except the poppy seed for 5 minutes. Fold in poppy seed. Bake in angel food or bundt cake pan for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees F.

 

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Main DishCombine first 4 ingredients. Form into 12 thin patties. Combine next 6 ingredients. Place dressing on 6 patties. Cover with other 6 patties. Seal edges.

 

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Strawberry Puff PancakeHeat oven to 400 degrees F. Generously grease a 13x9 inch (3-qt.) glass baking dish or pan. In a 2-qt. saucepan, heat water and butter to boiling. Reduce heat to low.

 

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Delicious Sour Cream Banana PuddingMix milk and instant pudding; add sour cream and two thirds of the cool whip (save the rest for topping). In a 13x9 inch size pan, put in layer of vanilla wafers, layer of bananas and cover with half of pudding mixture.

 

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Avocado-Cilantro Bagel SpreadCombine avocado with goat cheese and mix until well blended. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Adjust salt to taste. Let stand for 1 hour at room temperature to let flavors blend.

 

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Mary's BarsCook pudding as directed on box. Add dry cake mix, stir well. Pour in greased cookie sheet with 1 inch sides. Sprinkle on coconut, chips and nuts.

 

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Tarragon CarrotsThis recipe is easy and good. I've had people try it that wouldn't eat the main ingredient normally. In frying pan, melt butter. Add carrots and sprinkle tarragon.

 

Articles

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Getting Animal Feed from the Food StoreMy husband and I go to the dumpsters behind the food stores and get lettuce and apples for our Emu. I cut up the apples and freeze them.

 

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Keep Kids Busy With Summer MoviesGet free movies to watch from local library. This is especially great for kids over the summer. Make one day a week a movie day.

 

Saving Money on Clothing PatternsTips for saving money and preserving sewing patterns from the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here.

 

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Recycle Used Motor OilUsed motor oil is recyclable. If you change your own motor oil, pour it from pan into an empty windsheild wiper fluid bottle (with screw top) when you are done.

 

Tea cup bird feeder

Tea Cup Bird FeederThis cute bird feeder is a quick, easy and fun gift for Mother's Day, spring teas, or summer birthdays.

 

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Attach Wheels To Trash CanI have a large white plastic trash can in the kitchen. I attached the trash can to a stand on wheels (the kind you get to move plants).

 

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Look for Cheaper Repair OptionsRemember there is always the A number one way of doing things and then, on the other hand, the way that will probably work most of the time.

 

Wire ring with green stone.

Cocktail RingThis fashionable cocktail ring is easy to make and looks great too. Your friends will all want one. Be creative by using vintage beads and whimsical adornments. Try coordinating or clashing colours depending on your taste and the seasons popular colours.

 

Closeup of Niko.

Niko (German Shepherd/Husky)Niko is a 1 year old German Shepherd / Husky. We got her from a private breeder. Niko loves to howl and kick a tennis ball around the house.

 

Questions

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Smoothing a Rough Cement Patio?Last year we had a cement patio poured in back of the house. They insisted on "brooming" it, making little grooves which I protested but they did it anyhow. Is there any way to sand that down so it is smooth?

 

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Removing Crayon from Plastic?How to remove crayon from plastic little tikes tables? I have tried the magic erasers, spray cleaners, but no success. If anyone has a solution I would really appreciate it.

 

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Nurse Themed Party?I graduate from college in December, and I will be graduating with a degree in Nursing (R.N.). I would like to throw a party and I know there has to be many creative ideas for a "Nurse-themed" party... but Im just not that creative.

 

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Preparing to Vacuum Seal Vegetables?Do you need to blanch vegetables when vacuum sealing them? if so, how do i go about this?

 

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English Spaghetti?I am looking for recipe for spaghetti made with bacon. I think it's called English Spaghetti.

 

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The Best Flooring for Dogs?Any suggestions on the best flooring with dogs in the house? Hardwood? Laminate?

 

What kind of a bird is this? (House Finch)What kind of a bird is this? He's so gorgeous! The picture doesn't seem to bring out the colors like they showed in real life. He's got bright reddish pink on his head and chest.

 

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Building a Rental?A few years ago I was at a friend's house and her family was having a few financial problems. Her parents had come up with the idea of buying a shed and converting it into a studio apartment. Which they now rent out for 500.00 a month.

 

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Bleach Stain on Viscose?I have a blue top made of viscose that I am really fond off and have just noticed three small spots that look like bleach on my top. How can I get rid of it? I have tried using a stain removing powder but to no avail.

 

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Training a Lilac Bush?I have a three-year old lilac bush that is growing in the wrong direction since I accidentally planted it at a slight angle. Can I use wire to retrain the branches to stand up straight?

 

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