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Boston Clam ChowderSaute' onion, celery and pepper. Put in a large soup pot. Add milk, clams and juice, soup, potatoes and seasonings. Simmer until potatoes are soft. Just before serving add crumbled bacon, if desired.
5 Can SoupSimply put it all in a pot and warm it up! Great for soup and sandwich night. Filling too.
Peach Noodle KugelCook noodles as directed on package (al-dente). Drain, add butter, then add remaining ingredients. Pour into a deep glass baking dish (13x9 inch).
Apple Coffee CakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 13x9x2 inch baking pan. In large mixing bowl, combine apples with sugar, raisins, and nuts. Mix well and let stand for 30 minutes.
Texas CaviarCombine all ingredients - season to taste. Make 24 hours ahead and refrigerate. Keeps weeks in the refrigerator. Makes 1/2 gallon. Serve with corn chips.
Creamy Spinach BakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pan, melt the butter over low heat. Remove 2 Tbsp. of the melted butter to a large bowl and add 1/4 cup cereal.
No Egg Cake/CupcakesThis recipe is simple and easy clean up. Preheat oven. Mix every thing together, I use a wire whisk. Use a 8x8 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F about 45 minutes.
Golden Potato CasseroleBoil potatoes in skin. Peel and grate. Combine 1/2 cup butter and cheese. Stir until almost melted; chill. Blend in sour cream, onions, salt and pepper and pour over potatoes.
Home Improvement VideosHere are some home improvement videos provided by Ask a Builder.
Clean Blinds With Old SockHere's an easy way to remove dust from window blinds: Put an old sock over your hand as if you were making a sock puppet. Now grasp each slat on the blinds and rub your sock back and forth to remove the dust. So easy!
Give The Same Card Year After YearMy mom saved for years on giving cards to Dad and we all got a good laugh 50 years later!
Organizing and Cooking a Large Meal SuccessfullyTips for organizing a large meal and making sure that everything is ready at the same time.
Using Milk and Soda Caps for Christmas DecorationsWhat do you do with the milk and soda caps nobody wants? I believe I pretty much covered before their use as game pieces. How about Holiday Decorations or just small vessels that can be used to decorate holiday decorations?
Raised Stenciling With SpackleFirst, make sure wall is clean or painted the color you wish. Position the stencil to your taste. Decide if you want to use colorant to your joint compound or spackle or if you want to paint it after it is done.
Regular Maintenance For Better Computer PerformanceSpeed up your computer. Run disk clean up and defrag once a week, minimum. Contact internet explorer, if you have it, and give them permission to enter and control your system. They can go in and delete redundant programs and free up a LOT of space saving memory and increase speed when you restart your system. This is what takes so long to reboot.
Laundry Helper For StainsEach of my laundry baskets has either a handle or holes on sides. If I see an item in the laundry pile that needs special attention such as pre-treatment, I will thread that item through the handle or holes.
Memorial to Our Girl Maggie (Golden Retriever...Maggie was an 11 year old Golden Retriever Mix. My wife and I went to the SPCA on October 22, 1996 to adopt a pet. We were walking through the kennel while all of the dogs were jumping and barking, except for Maggie.
Paint Swimming Pool Dark For Warmer WaterI heard this tip on Martha Stewart's TV show. Paint interior of swimming pool a dark color, so the water stays warmer longer.
Add Baby Food To Recipes To Boost NutritionI do not want to spend that much time steaming and pureeing veggies and fruits, so I buy the small bottles of baby food when it is on sale and add it to different dishes.
Twice Loved ShirtA couple dollars worth of faux foliage and some beads can turn a "plain jane" sweater or shirt into "OH WOW" favorite in an evening while watching TV! My 79 cent "twice loved" shirt is now totally fun and attractive!
Ayden In His Harley OutfitThis is my grandson Ayden in his Harley outfit. He can't wait to get bigger, so he can ride on grandpa's Harley.
Let's Share Our Pretty Party Platter IdeasWith the holidays coming up, I (and most likely you) am looking for new ideas to dress up the food I serve or take to parties. I would love to see your ideas. I will start with this deviled egg dish I did today for a friend's party. Show me yours!
Recipe For Cranberry Fluff With Red JelloDoes anyone out there have the recipe for Cranberry Fluff - About 30/35 years ago I had a recipe for a salad called cranberry fluff.
Book on How to use Power ToolsI am a DIY wannabe. I have quite a few simple Black and Decker tools but the manuals are so complicated and so not user friendly. I looked on Amazon to find a nice, easy, walk-me-through-and-not-scare-me how-to book and couldn't begin to pick one. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good, easy to understand how-to for power tools?
How to Make a Duct Tape ShirtHow do I make a duct tape shirt?
Donating Ostomy SuppliesMy DH had a colostomy for several months after his colon cancer surgery last year. He got it removed and the colon rejoined. We have several hundred dollars worth of Hollister and Concatec Ostomy supplies and want to donate them. Any suggestions as to who helps with this sort of thing?
Getting a Toddler Around in Winter WeatherWinter will be here before we know it and I need to figure out the best way to travel around the neighborhood with my almost-two-year-old son.
Black and Decker Jar OpenerI have arthritis and great difficulty opening some jars. I already got a thumbs down on the new One Touch Jar Opener. Anyone have the Black & Decker one or some other device. I live alone so that leaves me. Thanks!
Problems with Rolling BackpackMy backpack on wheels is starting to have problems. Sometimes the wheels refuse to roll (possibly they are tilting)- had a lot of wear. I was wondering if these things are made with non-rubber type wheels. Suggestions? Warnings? Like cars, do they need regular replacement when the mileage gets too high?
Reusing Embroidery From Old ShirtsTips for reusing embroidery from worn out clothing. Post your own ideas here.
Repairing Driveway CracksWhat is a good economical way to repair driveway cracks?
"Celebrate the Season" Float IdeasI am looking for Christmas parade float ideas with the theme of Celebrate the Season.
Recipe for Gobbs CookiesWe are looking for a cake-type cookie which we called "Gobbs". Can anyone find a recipe for these delicious sandwich type cookies which are put together with a frosting? Please and Thank you.
Julia in Orlando
"I've Been Boo'd" Ideas for ThanksgivingI am looking for an activity similar to "I've been boo'd" for Thanksgiving. Has anyone ever done this before?
Making Fabric Stronger for PursesWays to make fabric stronger for handmade purses.
The purse could be lined with fabric, or craft foam, or iron on interfacing could be ironed on to the fabric pieces before you sew them together.