October 4, 2007

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Recipes

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Peach DelightMake crust and pat in 8x12 inch glass cake dish. Save a few graham cracker crumbs for top. Cook sugar, water and cornstarch until clear. Add gelatin and cool.

 

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Italian TomatoesArrange tomato slices on deep round platter. Mix oil, vinegar, basil, garlic, salt and pepper and pour over tomato slices.

 

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Crabmeat PieSprinkle cheese evenly over bottom of pastry shell. Add crabmeat and chopped green onion. Combine eggs, cream, salt, lemon peel and dry mustard. Pour over crabmeat.

 

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Weepless MeringueMix together cornstarch and cold water. Add to one-half cup boiling water. Cook over low heat until it thickens. Set aside to cool.

 

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Shrimp Cream Cheese DipCream cheese, cream and mayonnaise. Soak shrimp 1 hour in lemon juice. Add shrimp and seasonings to cream cheese mixture. Mix until blended; refrigerate.

 

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Old-Fashioned Baked Mac and CheeseTwo recipes for that classic kid favorite.

 

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Spinach SoupSteam spinach in water until it is just wilted; add onion and put mixture in blender and blend until smooth. Add consomme', lemon juice, and sour cream and serve either hot or cold.

 

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Spicy Beef TenderloinMarinate tenderloin in mixture of lemon juice and oil 30 minutes to 1 hour, turning once or twice. Remove meat from marinade. Combine seasonings and rub over meat.

 

Articles

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Travel Toothbrush Holders For Crochet HooksI bought some of those long toothbrush travel holders, they're great for crochet hooks.

 

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Keep Track of Prices on Common PurchasesKeep a small list of what you pay for items that you buy often. Then, when you're at another grocery/department store, you'll know if their special is really a special.

 

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Look for Gift Card Deals at RestaurantsIf you like to eat out, look for discount restaurant deals. Last year, Chili's ran a deal where if you bought a $25 gift card, you got a $5 free.

 

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Stretch Your Bath Powder With CornstarchExtend your nicely scented bath powder by combining it with an equal amount of cornstarch in a larger container. Many powders have cornstarch as their main active ingredient anyway, and it is a great drying agent.

 

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Use Cloves To Relieve Sore In MouthRecently I developed a cold sore in my mouth, and had no medicine to relieve the pain. My wife gave me a cotton ball covered in ground cloves.

 

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Amodex For Removing Ink StainsEveryone is always complaining about ink stains - Here's a brand I had never heard of, but which comes highly recommended Amodex.

 

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Cinnamon Applesauce Christmas OrnamentsWhen making long lasting, nicely scented Christmas decorations with the kids, mix white school glue and lots of cinnamon (until you get a doughy consistency).

 

Pumpkins in background with a scarecrow in foreground.

October's Garden To-Do ListFall is officially here and with it comes a list of important seasonal chores to keep gardeners busy. No matter what zone you garden in, getting fall chores done can depend a lot on the weather. Some zones will get hit hard with rain and other zones will dry out.

 

Dog in crate with infant.

Turbo (Chocolate Lab/Boxer)Turbo is 5 months old, she is 1/2 Chocolate Lab and 1/2 Boxer. We got Turbo two months ago. She is a puppy so she loves to chew up things. She likes to chase and wrestle with our two year old son and our 3 year old Black Lab Shelby and all of the neighborhood dogs.

 

large geranium plant

Big GeraniumThis is a picture of the hanging geranium that my son gave to me for Mother's Day, it gotten lots of sunshine and just kept getting bigger and bigger, sure hope I can winter it over.

 

Questions

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Tuna Soufflé?My friend is looking for an old recipe for Tuna souffle that has cashew nuts in. Anyone have anything like this?

 

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Making Pomander Balls In Humid Climate?Every year for Christmas I try to make old fashioned pomander balls: stud citrus fruits with cloves, roll in cinnamon, then put in a cool dark place for several weeks.

 

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Baking a Sponge Cake?Any tips for baking an evenly risen sponge cake?

 

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Sweet Bread Machine Recipes?I need bread machine recipes for breads that are on the sweet side, for snacks. Also, I need recipes to feed an extremely picky 10 year old.

 

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How to Bobbin a Singer 6268?I have a singer sewing machine model number 6268 and I need to know on how to bobbin it. Thank You

 

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Removing Rodent Urine Stains?Does anyone know how to get mouse/rat urine stains from clothing? I had my off-season clothing hung in my spare bedroom closet but found evidence of droppings and yellow urine stains on the shoulders of the hanging items. I tried regular laundering but the urine stains remained. Didn't want to try anything else until I consulted my friends. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

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Making a Tied Flannel Blanket?I have seen the blankets or throws made of two pieces of flannel and tied together, but I don't know how to start.

 

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Yellow Jackets In House?Help, we have hundreds (and I am not kidding) of yellow jackets in our home. We have probably killed 6 or 7 hundred but they are still here. Any advice. No one has gotten stung yet except the dog.

 

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Getting a Kitten to Eat Dry Cat Food?How does one convince a 10 week old kitten that dry cat food is edible? I have tried adding water to the dry kibble, leaving it plain, and she still tries to "bury it". She eats canned food (and cheesies) with no problem, which is the problem as she is a little pig!

 

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Taking Care of New Guinea Pigs?I need help with my 2 adopted guinea pigs. First of all, I know nothing about them.

 

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Tying a New Electrical Outlet into Existing Power Source?A friend has asked me to help install a 15 amp 110 volt outlet in a landscape area. The area is bounded by a driveway so running a wire will be very difficult.

 

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Are Contracts Signed Before Declaration of Mental Incompetence Valid?If a person is declared mentally incompetent, can a contract they signed before that date of declaration of incompetence still be valid?

 

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Removing Writing from Wine Glasses?I recently started a job bar tending weddings at a hall, and brought home a dozen flute wine glasses that were not taken home by guests. They are not engraved, but have the bride and grooms names and wedding date printed on them. How do I safely and effectively remove the writing so that I can enjoy them myself, in my home?

 

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How to Lighten a Red Jumper to Orange?How can I lighten a red jumper to orange.

 

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Is Vinegar Harmful to Septic Tanks?Is using vinegar for cleaning harmful to septic tanks? This is the first time I have lived in a home with a septic tank and I know bacteria live in the tank and I know vinegar kills bacteria.

 

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Orange Sunshine Bread Recipe?Does anyone have an old recipe from possibly the early sixties, from either Woman's Day or Family Circle, called Winter Sunshine Bread or Orange Sunshine Bread? It involves using the orange peel and boiling and rinsing it several times before boiling it with sugar until it thickens then using it in the recipe.

 

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Measuring Foam Larger Then Cushion?How do I measure foam, larger than actual size of cushion?

 

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