August 24, 2007

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Recipes

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Creamy FennelCut off and discard upper stalks of fennel. Remove any wilted outer layers, wash and quarter lengthwise. In a pot, boil bouillon and add fennel. Simmer for about 8 minutes.

 

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Ham and Swiss Quiche with Spinach and TomatoPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle a half cup of cheese on bottom of pie crust. Add onions, ham, spinach and tomato. In a medium bowl, mix eggs and cream.

 

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Frozen Strawberry PieTwo recipes for a refreshing summer pie.

 

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Fresh Plum Crumb DessertIn a large bowl, combine the plums, brown sugar, 3 Tbsp. flour and cinnamon. Spoon into a greased 2 qt. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, baking powder, salt, mace and remaining flour.

 

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Biscuit-Topped Lemon ChickenIn a Dutch oven, saute' the onions, celery and garlic in butter. Add green onions. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

 

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Appalachian Mountain CobblerMix until smooth the dry ingredients with the milk and vanilla. Melt butter in 8x10-inch pan. Pour batter over melted butter. Place the fruit over the batter.

 

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Classic Bread PuddingPlace bread cubes in a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, cream, sugar, butter, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour evenly over bread

 

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Dijon Green BeansTry this mustard flavored green bean and tomato dish.

 

Articles

Humphrey (Basset Hound)Humphrey is a 3 year old Basset Hound. He was adopted at PetsMart Super Adoption

 

Peg Rack

Expandable Peg Rack for OrganizationHere's a great way to organize your hats or necklaces and bracelets using a wooden expandable peg rack that can be purchased at the dollar store. My hubby uses one to hold his many hats, and my daughter has one on the back of her bedroom door to hold her many necklaces and bracelets.

 

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Treating Minor Ailments YourselfIn filling out a survey on health care, I realized that my first line of defense health-wise has been self-care. So many minor ailments respond very well to home treatment, which I always try first. It there is not a positive response, then I go to the MD.

 

Saving Money on Appliances

Saving Money on AppliancesBuying new appliances is an expensive proposition. Here are some tips for saving money on appliances from the ThriftyFun community.

 

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Peroxide for Laundry WhiteningYou can add 1 cup of peroxide, instead of bleach to whiten laundry. If there is blood or other difficult stains, pour peroxide directly on the stain. Let it sit for a minute, then rub and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

 

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Buying Supplies for Bridesmaids DressesAll my daughter's bridesmaids were in college and on a tight budget. My daughter and I went to JoAnn's to pick out and purchase the patterns of our choice on 99 cent day. We collected coupons from friends and used them for zippers, thread and other notions.

 

Sunflower hats.

Sunflower HatsSince everyone's sunflowers are in bloom now, I thought I would share this craft. Take the straw hats any size you want and paint the center or top of hat brown as in picture, let dry.

 

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Cake Decorator Gift IdeaFor cute holiday gifts that don't cost a lot use the cake decorating bags used for frosting cakes and fill with ingredients for your favorite recipes. Just tie the recipes to the bag and add cooking directions.

 

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Use Tee-shirts For Staining FurnitureWe have a friend who works in a cabinetry shop. He says old cotton tee-shirts make the best rags for staining furniture. Cotton holds the stain longer than cloth made from other materials.

 

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Dental Floss for Making RepairsDental floss is perfect to repair tears in mesh items, such as playpens, beach and laundry bags, even mesh shoes. Simply use a small piece or two to tie the mesh back together. Floss is very sturdy!

 

Questions

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Dog With Lupus?Our lovely neighbors have a gorgeous eight year old Bearded Collie who is suffering from Lupus. Does anyone have any good herbal recipes that would help him please?

 

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How To Make Crispy Microwave Pizza Crust?My mom needs to gain weight so her doctor told her to eat lots of pizza (wouldn't you love to hear your doctor say that!). It's way too hot here to use the oven so we've been making them in the microwave.

 

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Transporting Seeds to the Philippines?My father in law would like to find out information about purchasing garden seeds in the U.S. and transporting them to the Philippines. He would like to grow American veggies and a greater range of flowers than are available there. Does anyone know what the customs requirements are for this area or have any experience with this?

 

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Snowman Light Jars?Does anyone have jar patterns for snowman light jars?

 

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Fruit Punch Stain in Gray Vehicle Carpet?I am getting ready to return my leased vehicle in a few days, but there is a Fruit Punch Stain on the beige carpet in the back. Someone left a cup of punch in the cup holder back there without me realizing, and it leaked.

 

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Scalp Itches in the Morning?Does anyone have any suggestions on what will stop my scalp from itching so bad in the morning? I don't have dandruff, I don't have lice, and I've moisturized with several things. My husband,(with his hard nails) scratches it vigorously for me. My nails are week, so it feels much better when he does it. I need a natural method, please!

 

Grey, white, and tan puppy.

What Breed is My Dog? Husky?I just got this pup. He is 3 months old. Just wondering what breed he is and if he looks like a Siberian Husky or German Shepherd or maybe something else. What do you guys think? I have other photos I can send as well that show him entirely!

 

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Removing Ring From Wool Left By Hot Coffee Mug?I put a cup of hot coffee down on our newly upholstered ottoman. It left a ring (more like an indentation). The fabric is wool. Could anyone tell me how to remove the ring?

 

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