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August 20, 2007
Cleaning Fake Plants
I am looking for tips for cleaning fake plants.
Superfine Sugar (10X)
Superfine or 10X sugar (also known as Ultrafine, bakers, castor or bar sugar) is regular sugar that has been ground into a fine powder. It will dissolve easily into beverages and baking mixes.
Sunflowers as Wedding Centerpieces
Centerpieces can be things you already have around the house. This is an antique pitcher that belonged to my Mama, I added some fresh cut sunflowers from a nearby field and ended up with a beautiful centerpiece for my reception tables that didn't cost a dime!
Brisket in a Bag
Place 1 Tbsp. flour in the roasting bag; shake to coat. Place bag in an ungreased 9x13 inch baking pan; place brisket in bag. Combine the cranberry sauce, soup, tomato sauce, soup mix and remaining flour; pour over beef.
Picnic Table Decorations
I attended a meeting and potluck. The tables were decorated with red and white gingham checked tablecloths, with red napkins and red drinking cups.
Cashew-Pear Tossed Salad
In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, Swiss cheese, cashews, pear and cranberries. In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine the vinaigrette ingredients; shake well.
Roman Zucchini (Microwave)
Place zucchini in a 2 quart casserole dish. Dot with melted butter. Puree tomatoes in a blender. Add remainder of ingredients into puree. Mix and add to zucchini. Cook until tender then sprinkle with cheese.
Wrapping Paper Stockings
This is something my sister and I used to do as kids.
Grapevine Wreath Cross Stitch Gift
Tired of just framing your cross stitch project or turning them into pillows for gifts? Here's a unique way to display your work or create a special gift. Glue your project to a piece of round cardboard and glue the cardboard to the back of a grapevine wreath.
Little mercy sleeping after a busy day.
Trash To Treasure Painting
I had several items in my yard that I was using as yard art; wear and tear of these items in the weather elements caused rust and corrosion. I changed these items; painted them and they are again a nice addition to my yard art collection.
Hold Nails With A Clothespin
To avoid smashing your fingers while hammering nails into the wall, hold the nail with a wooden clothes pin. So if you miss, you won't get hurt!
Fluffy is a 7 year old Pekingese. A friend gave him to me. He likes to run after a ball. He's so fluffy!
Use Plastic Bedding Bags For Craft Supplies
The plastic zipper bags that bedding comes in are wonderful in the craft room!
Duo Tater Bake
Place russet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil.
Keep Cooler Odor Free with Baking Soda
Another great way to keep camping cooler fresh and odor free between uses is to wash and dry, then sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of baking soda inside before closing the lid.
Butterscotch Swirl Cake
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add 5 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in extracts.
Repackage Frozen Veggies in Smaller Portions
I buy frozen vegetables in the bags. Then when I get home I divide the veggies into the proportion size I want and put them into a sealed container.
Lemon Cheese Bars
In a bowl, combine the dry cake mix, one egg and oil until crumbly. Set aside 1 cup for topping. Press the remaining crumb mixture into a greased 13-inch x 9-inch x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.
Move Food In A Trash Bin
Having moved countless times and lived in 5-6 states, I've used this tips many times! I bought a new outdoor garbage can with lid and 2 wheels. When I moved, I put a contractor's garbage bag inside, filled the can with canned goods and boxed groceries.
Royal Raspberry Teacakes
Beat butter and sugar on low speed until creamy. Add vanilla, beating until blended. Combine flour and salt in small bowl; gradually add to butter mixture beating until blended after each addition.
Frugal And Loving It
When I told my son what I'm doing, he said I should write a book. A year ago, I moved from an apartment to a house with a gas furnace and water heater. I got real frugal!
The Beauty of the Dryer Sheet
Dryer sheets are relatively cheap items (think bargain stores and generic boxes) which can be used in a variety of ways. Stock up when you find a great bargain on these scented, or unscented, boxes of versatile sheets.
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