September 12, 2007

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Recipes

Fresh Peach Pie

Easy Peach PieCook water, sugar, and cornstarch until thick and clear and then dissolve peach jello into it. Cool mixture slightly before spreading a thin coat onto baked and cooled pastry shell.

 

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Glaze For HamMix ingredients together and baste ham several times while baking.

 

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Mock GuacamolePlace asparagus in bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade or into blender container. Cover and process until smooth.

 

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Casserole Dill BreadMix 1/4 cup flour, sugar, onion, dill weed, salt, soda and undissolved yeast. Add butter. Gradually add water, beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer. Add cottage cheese, egg and 1/2 cup flour or enough to make a thick batter.

 

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Spicy Cocktail MeatballsSaute' onion and green pepper in oil. Add remaining sauce ingredients and blend. Mix above meatball ingredients.

 

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Cheddar Cheese RiceCook rice according to package directions. Cook onion in 3 Tbsp. butter until onion is tender; blend in 3 Tbsp. flour and salt, pepper, and dry mustard. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly.

 

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Strawberry Wonder BarsFor Crust: In a large mixing bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups flour, oats, 1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 cup butter, and baking soda. Beat at low speed until mixture is crumbly, 1 to 2 minutes.

 

Articles

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Send Address Labels With Your LetterA friend of mine had a stroke which affected her right side. Come Christmas time, and for the first time in years she had to rely on someone else to address her envelopes.

 

Balloon Piñata

Making a PiñataHow do you make a piñata? Instructions from the ThriftyFun community. Blow up a large balloon and tie the end. Mix the flour and water together until it makes a smooth paste.

 

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Tips For Dog SafetyI am an avid walker and would like to share my tips for every one to use when they see a stray dog on the street. I carry a small container of mace with me, plus my cell phone in case a call needs to be made.

 

boy posing with balanced golf balls

Balancing Golf BallsThis is a real trick and not fake. My grandson placed 3 golf balls on top of each other. He matched the dimples on them somehow in order for them to stay, but was unable to do four.

 

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Use A Mop To Clean Shower TilesTo clean those hard to reach bathroom tiles inside the shower stall, use your sponge mop. Fill the tub or a bucket with water and a your choice of cleaners, dip the mop in the solution and scrub those walls.

 

Duct Tape Backpack

Duct Tape BackpackA duct tape bag with straps that go around your arms at whatever length you decide. Inside can be any color you would like, I recommend gray. Card board on back and bottom and holes for bow on top.

 

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Foam Can Holders To Keep EyeglassesFoam holders for aluminum canned drinks make good eyeglass holders. I can't read squat without my glasses so having these holders helps me keep up with my many pairs of eyeglasses.

 

Meimei (Yorkshire Terrier)

Meimei (Yorkshire Terrier)Meimei is 8 months old and is a Yorkshire Terrier. I got her in a kennel, the same one where I'd already bought my first yorkie, Guga (6 years old). When I got her, she was 72 days, a little and funny baby!

 

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Making Your Own Brown SugarTips on making your own brown sugar at home. Post your own techniques here.

 

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Off! as a Flea RepellentIf you have kids you're worried about getting bitten, or you hate the little beasties biting on you, guess what? Off!, the same spray you use for mosquitoes, kills fleas! (or at least repels them)

 

Morning Glories: Not Just A Weed

Morning Glories: Not Just A WeedAlthough when mentioning that I grow Morning Glories, many think it's a weed , not so. I love to have them hang over my railing on the deck, some have also come up on their own and are a dark purple.

 

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Pasta Pro For Cooking VeggiesHave you bought one of those "Pasta Pro's" and it is just sitting in your cupboard? It is great for vegetables, especially broccoli.

 

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Combine Crumbs and Butter in a Plastic BagWhen a recipe calls for graham cracker crumbs and butter to be combined, crush the crackers in a heavy-duty plastic bag. Make an indention in the crumbs and pour in melted butter.

 

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Storing Crochet PatternsI do a lot of crocheting. I put my patterns, graphs and charts in those plastic sheet protectors, then into a loose leaf binder. When I'm ready to crochet, I pull out the pattern I want, and have it right there with me while I'm working on the project.

 

Questions

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Looking For Non-Profit Grants?We are looking for grants for non-profit 501c3.

 

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Pet Safe Algea Removal From Fountain?We have a fountain/waterfall for indoors that is made of slate/rock.

 

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Use for Crystal Light Canisters?I am on Nutrisystem and using Crystal Light like it is going out of style. Any ideas on what to do with the containers? They are a nice weight with a lid and other then storing little things in I just can't think of something else to do with them.

 

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Reddish-Brownish Stain On Wedding Dress?I'm not sure what the stain is from but there's a reddish-brownish stain on my wedding dress.

 

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Party Game With Shoe Theme?When I return home I will be attending a party, this year the theme is Shoes.

 

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Recipe For Sugar-Free Candy?Does anyone have recipes for sugar-free candies?

 

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Advice For Stopping Spam?I have a problem that's driving me nuts.

 

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Advice For Stopping Golden Retriever From Urinating On Porch?I have a 3 year old female golden retriever who has never peed in my house.

 

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Getting Rid of Musty Perspiration Smell From Collar?Does anyone know how to get a musty smell from around the collars of my husbands work shirts from perspiration.

 

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Apartment vs. Condo?What is the difference in an apartment and condo? How do you turn an apartment into a condo? Also, why would you? Thank you.

 

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Advice For Painting Kitchen With White Tile Countertops?My kitchen is all white--white tile countertops, cabinets, frig, oven and walls.

 

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Where To Fine The Best Down Blanket?What is the best down blanket you can buy?

 

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Cleaning Urine Off a Tempur-Pedic Mattress?How do I clean urine off a Tempur-Pedic Mattress?

 

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