September 4, 2007

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Recipes

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Buttermilk Cake with Caramel IcingIn a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.

 

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Peppered Spanish RelishIn a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Drain vegetable mixture. Rinse in cold water and drain again.

 

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Mishmash ApplesauceIn a Dutch oven, combine the fruit and orange juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Sprinkle gelatin over fruit mixture; mix well.

 

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More or Less Baked Mac and Cheese With BroccoliMix the pasta with the sauce, add the beaten egg, crumbled blue cheese and broccoli. Put the whole lot in an ovenproof dish, pour over the can of milk evenly.

 

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Chicken MarsalaHeat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, dredge both sides of the chicken breasts in flour, shake off the excess flour and place in pan.

 

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Glazed Peanut Butter BarsIn a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter, sugars and water. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Spread into a greased 15x10 inch baking pan.

 

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Hangover JuiceThis juice is a thirst-quenching concoction and contains lots of vitamin C and A to help your body recover if you smoke or drink. It gives a recovery time of about 30 minutes.

 

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Zucchini Mozzarella MedleyIn a large skillet, saute the zucchini, onion, garlic and seasonings in butter until crisp tender. Gently stir in tomato wedges; sprinkle with cheese.

 

Articles

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Use Promotional Credit Cards For CleaningWhen you know that your have received junk mail offers, look inside the envelopes. Save those plastic promotional credit cards and similar plastic membership card offers from company introductory offers. Do not use the credit card offers or membership offers.

 

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College Survival KitThis is an idea for a going away gift for anyone going to college. My neighbors daughter is leaving for college and I wanted to give her something special to take with her. I found a very nice small vintage looking suitcase at an estate sale.

 

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Tip for Purchasing Store Gift CardsPlease be thoughtful when purchasing store gift cards for others. Generally they're a great idea, but keep in mind they cannot be turned in at the store for cash. Be sure the card is from a store that the giftee actually shops at...

 

Closeup of reddish orange tabby.

Stuart (Red Tabby)Stuart will be 2 years old in December. He is a semi-long haired, red Tabby. We took in a stray pregnant female cat and ended up keeping Stuart and then finding good homes for the mom and the rest of the kittens.

 

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Moisturizing Exfoliating MaskWinter is around the corner, now your skin will start getting drier and rougher. You have to take proper care of your skin to prevent it from losing its moisture, Specially people with dry skin, be extra cautious. Try this moisturizing and exfoliating mask for softer and smoother skin.

 

Seagull on a rock at the bay.

Trip To Petoskey, MichiganThis picture was from our trip to Petoskey, Michigan last summer. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been! This particular picture was taken at the bay.

 

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All Purpose Cleaning Solution With Sudsy AmmoniaMix quart rubbing alcohol, one teaspoon dish washing liquid, a 21 oz spray bottle (like a cleaned out 409 bottle) and one cup of sudsy ammonia. Pour ingredients into a one-gallon container that is empty (do not use an empty bleach container) and fill the rest of the way with water.

 

Apple Field Candle

Apple Field CandleTake 8 inch clay pot saucer, take foam and cut to shape of saucer cut out whole in center the size of the jarred candle you will be using. Glue done foam inside saucer, pin or glue in faux grass (or ivy or anything greenery), simply place candle in middle.

 

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Saving Money on Office BeveragesHere's my tip about saving money on snacks. I am a administrative assistant at a small office. I noticed that all of us were going out to the local convenience store and buying cans of Diet Coke (the most inexpensive pop) for 79 cents.

 

Questions

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Sunflowers Turning Brown?Why my sunflowers turn brown from top to bottom as soon as they start to bloom?

 

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Finding a Good Plastic Surgeon?Has any one found a really good plastic surgeon that does good work

 

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Vintage Flower Themed Room?I want to redecorate my room. I'm really into vintage and old flower patterns, stuff like that. Any ideas would help!

 

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Gardening Allergy Advice?I have never before had allergies from gardening but, this year, I have it big time. My eyes and eyelids are so itchy that I want to take a brillo pad and scratch them. I realize that I could take Actifed or Sudafed, but that just makes me sleep which I can't afford to do during the day. Any suggestions out there from you smart people?

 

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Composting Clay?I have pure layered tan clay and access to a lot of horse manure that I compost a hundred yards at a time. My question is how much compost should I mix with the clay to get a pretty loose soil. The clay is like concrete when dry.

 

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Dog Saliva Stains on Walls?I have matte finish walls and have discovered that the dog has left saliva on the wall (his dog food bowl is right next to it). I've tried cleaning it off with soap/water and the magic eraser, but the spots remain. Any tips, besides repainting?

 

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Using Homemade Cleaners in a Hoover Carpet Shampooer?Will homemade carpet shampoo hurt my Hoover Carpet Shampooer? Just bought one and it says to only use "Hoover Brand" products. My wife and I would rather use white vinegar with water, maybe baking soda but I don't want to damage the machine.

 

Condo Manager Evicting My Dog?I just received a notice from my condo manager that I am being fined for having my dog and he is to be removed immediately! He is my family I can not "Get rid of him!" I am trying to get a note from a therapist I am a full time medical student and My dog keeps me from quiting any advice?

 

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Ideas For Recycling An Old Piano?I've been given an old upright piano that needs major restoration and am looking for ideas on what to do with it. I'm thinking about dismantling it and crafting some furniture with the wood. Any ideas?

 

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Do Horse Shampoos Make Your Hair Look Thicker?My mom's hair is really starting to fall out from chemotherapy. She doesn't want to get a wig(this climate's very hot and humid and wigs can be uncomfortable). Do those horse shampoos really make hair look thicker? They're kind of expensive and mom doesn't want to try until she knows. Or does anybody know of another solution? Any help would be appreciated.

 

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What Attracts Wasps?Wasps seek me out? I cannot go outside without being swooped at. I went outside today for about 10-15 mins. and I was "swooped" at enough for the folks I was with were startled.

 

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Testing The Reliability Of Remote Cooking Thermometers?This is about cooking thermometers, the type in which you leave the probe in the meat while it's in the oven and have a control unit outside of the oven preset to beep at a certain meat temperature.

 

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Buying Bright Colored Contacts?I would like to get non prescription bright color contacts. I tried a lot of sites but just can't find the right colors. I have brown eyes.

 

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Creative Ways to Save Money?What creative ways do you save money?

 

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One Touch Jar Opener?One touch jar opener? I just saw it advertised on TV. Anyone have one yet?

 

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Do chickens eat raspberries?Will chickens eat raspberries? I'm putting up a coop, with a yard for them, but should I keep them away from the berries?

 

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Removing The Smell Of Bathroom Disinfectant?How can I remove the smell of bathroom disinfectant? I used a foaming bathroom cleanser to clean the plaster walls in my living room. The cleaning went well, but the smell is overpowering and persistent.

 

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Over The Hill Gift Ideas?I am looking for a fun, clean, inexpensive Over-the-Hill gift idea for a 40th birthday for a male friend.

 

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150+ First Time Home Buyer's Programs?Does anyone know of the site(s) that lists the 150+ First Time Home Buyer's Programs? I would greatly appreciate the info.

 

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Paint Sprayer For Indoors?Should I use a paint sprayer to paint the inside of my house?

 

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Vinegar and Baking Soda Drain Cleaner?Cleaning drains with vinegar, baking soda and hot water. What's the recipe?

 

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Mold on Vinyl Flooring?We recently had to take up some wood subfloor in our kitchen because it had gotten wet and moldy. We were able to take up the vinyl top floor without damage. It, too, had some wetness and mold on the underside.

 

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Home Remedies to Lighten Skin?I am looking for home remedies to lighten skin.

 

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Making Fake Food?Does anyone know how to make fake food? My husband is restoring an old car and I wanted to surprise him with one of those trays that hang on the side with the food on it or even the spilled fake food.

 

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Cleaning Jordan VI Shoes?How do you clean the jordan VI? I even tried suede cleaner but it just fades it out. How can I renew the suede? Can I dye it with suede dye?

 

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Training My Dog to Go on the Grass?how can I stop my dog from eliminating himself on my front porch and go in the grass?

 

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Need Graham & Brown Super Fresco Wallpaper, Pattern #17479?I need one roll of Graham & Brown wallpaper. Super Fresco, Pattern #17479, Batch 013.

 

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Looking For Handled Casserole Holder?Does anyone have a pattern for a casserole carrier with handles. I've seen them in mail-order catalogues and it seems it would be fairly easy to make one. Thanks for any suggestions.

 

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Buying Crushed Eggshells?Where can I buy crushed or ground eggshells?

 

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Disengaging Hand Wheel On Brother Sewing Machine?Brother VX-1200 sewing machine. How do I disengage the hand wheel to stop the needle going up and down when filling the bobbin?

 

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Teaching Children to Save?What creative ways do your teach your children to save money?

 

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Finding Source Of Car Smell?My car smells. When I use the air conditioner, there is no smell. When I just use the fan that circulates the air from outside, then my car smells. What can I do to get rid of the smell?

 

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Tips Putting Up Wallpaper Around Power Sockets?I decided to use contact wall paper behind my stove for a backsplash. It is a small area but I have 3 electrical sockets. I have never put up wallpaper before and would like tips on how to put the wallpaper around the sockets. Thanks.

 

Harlequin Maple Leaves Browning On Edges?Planted a Harlequin Maple in May this year...loved the color of these leaves. Just noticed lately that every leaf on it is brown along the edges. Here is a picture of a leaf. What can I do to stop this from happening next year or prevent it from dying if that is what is happening.

 

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House Paint on Car Seats?Anyone know how to get house paint off of the seats of my car? Its a Dodge Neon and the seats are not leather?

 

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Recipes For Canned Chicken/Pork?Please Help! What recipes for canned pork or canned chicken do you have that my family will like and eat?

 

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Removing the New Car Smell?I just bought a new car and unfortunately I cannot tolerate the new car smell. Does anyone have any suggestions what to use to remove the new car odor.

 

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Quilt Patterns For Drunkards Path?I am looking for different quilt patterns for drunkards path. Has anyone ever made one of these out of denim?

 

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Permanent Eye Liner in NJ?Can any one tell me a good place in Old Bridge, NJ or in the area that does good permanent eye liner?

 

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Repairing Scratches in Ceramic Tile?How can you get scratches out of ceramic tiles?

 

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What Is "French Style" Rice?A recipe for beans made a small mention of "French style rice". I can't find it on the internet.

 

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Getting a Knot Out of a Gold Necklace?I just tried the baby powder method with a very small knot in a very thin gold necklace and ended up with the original small knot and at the other end a very large knot. Other ideas?

 

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Proper Spray Paint Technique?Can anyone tell me the proper way to use spray paint? I have never liked using them but I must now. I want to spray varnish onto some wood. Is it better to spray in short bursts or one long spray? Thank you.

 

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How To Keep Hair From Tangling?I am always getting knots and tangles in my hair after a shower. I have tried to brush my hair when I apply shampoo and conditioner but that doesn't really help. Does anyone know anything to help me on this?

 

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American Bulldog Peeing in the House?Does any one know how to get a potty trained American Bulldog to quit peeing in the house and on my stuff?

 

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Preparing a Shirt to Paint?I have washed a 50/50 cotton/polyester tee shirt in ALL and Downy. I will be fabric painting on this tee shirt and was not supposed to wash it by hand to get the sizing out. Can I wash it in Woolite by hand to now get the fabric softener out of it?

 

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