December 4, 2007

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Recipes

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Golden Fruit MedleyDrain pears, reserving 1/2 cup syrup. Dice pears and set aside. In small pan, bring pear syrup to boiling. Add gelatin to pear juice and stir until completely dissolved.

 

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Pumpkin Pie CakeCombine the cake mix with melted butter with fork to create crust. Press into pan. Pour in the pumpkin. To create topping, use 1 cup cake mix mixed with softened butter to create crumbly topping.

 

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Cherry Christmas BreadMix dry ingredients. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs. Add flour mixture alternately with applesauce. Fold in cherries, nuts and extract. Pour into 2 greased 9x5 inch loaf pans.

 

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Hamburger Sandwiches DeluxeSpread one side of bread slices with butter or margarine. Combine cheese with mustard, and mayonnaise; set aside. Start heating oven to 450 degrees.

 

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GoopBrown ground beef. Add rest of ingredients and simmer 1 hour in covered pan.

 

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Stuffed Vienna BreadLay loaf of bread on aluminum foil on a cooky sheet. Cut bread to resemble a pineapple to 1/2 inch from the bottom crust forming diamond patterned cuts. Stuff vegies and cheese between sections.

 

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Day After Thanksgiving BurritosStarting with the tortilla, spread the cream cheese on it and then spread a coating of the cranberry gel. One top of that, a layer of stuffing and then the turkey, and the top is the gravy.

 

Articles

Candy Cane Sleigh

Candy Cane SleighHere is an easy craft to make for teachers, co-workers or friends. The first thing you need to do is to make the sleigh: Plug in your glue gun in a safe area; clean kitchen counter works well (high up from kids).

 

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bestdealmagazines.comI was having a hard time this year coming up with cheaper gifts for friends and family. I found this wonderful magazine site that has many magazines for under $5.00 for a one-year subscription.

 

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Use Cinnamon Chips Instead of Nuts in BakingThis is actually a baking tip. I bake to relax so sometimes I don't have all the correct ingredients on hand when I decide to relax (bake). I needed a cup of chopped nuts and didn't have them and was almost finished with a recipe, so I added a cup of cinnamon chips I had on hand.

 

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Swap Cookies With a FriendBaking time short? Find 1 or 2 friends to swap cookies with you. Do a double or triple batch of your fav and she does the same, and you swap. Great when you don't have time to do a lot of variety or go to a big cookie swap party!

 

Muffin (Papillon/ShihTzu/Poodle)This is Muffin. She is just over a year now. Her Mom was Papillon, Dad was a mix of ShihTzu and Poodle. We found our pup through an ad in the paper.

 

Painted basket.

Holiday Decorative BasketSpray paint the basket, let dry (you can use any color paint or any design, you could paint on snowmen and fill with snow related items and give as a gift) Paint on your design, let dry. Seal, let dry. Then you can add a ribbon if you like.

 

A couple on a hike in the mountains.

Enjoying Being FrugalEven though my husband took a pay raise when we moved to NJ almost two years ago, NJ is one of the most expensive states to live in.

 

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Use Small Amount of ToothpasteTo save money on toothpaste for your family, follow the directions on the tube and not the advertising. You are supposed to only use a pea size amount of toothpaste, and not the overloaded brush that they show you in the ads.

 

Questions

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Orange Juice on Faux Silk Rug?My faux silk rug had orange juice spilled on it and it dried. The rug is antique and I'm afraid of damage. Any ideas on how to get it off and also clean the whole rug.

 

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The Difference Between Extracts and Oil?What's the difference between extract and oil? What's the difference between carrier oils and essential oils?

 

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Mashed Potatoes for 40 People?How many lbs. of potatoes would be needed to feed 40 people mashed potatoes?

 

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Storing Brown Sugar in the Freezer?Can brown sugar be stored in the freezer?

 

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Finding Good Chestnuts for Roasting?I love hot, roasted chestnuts! When I was little, mom and I would roast and eat chestnuts every Christmas Eve. It was a just-for-us moment, a very precious memory. I've been trying to recreate that ritual but every time I buy a bag of chestnuts they are rotten.

 

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Advice For 2 Year Old With Bad Perspiration?My two year old has a bad problem with perspiration. Is that normal for her to be so musty?

 

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Cleaning Outside of Revere Ware Pots?My Revere Ware has sufficient build up of burnt food on the OUTSIDE (sides and bottom) of the pots and pans. There is advice on cleaning the INSIDE not the OUTSIDE -

 

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Full Dinners That Can be Frozen and Reheated?I am looking for recipes for dinners that can be put in divided plates and frozen. Any ideas? My parents have take out every night. I want to make it so they can put the dinner in the microwave, still be eating healthy and not much effort on their part.

 

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Getting a Dog to Like Someone?How do you help a dog to like (instead of dislike) a person? My husband evidently reminds the dog of the former abusive owner. Based on body shape we guess, because when he sees this shape on any person, he becomes angry.

 

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Knifty Knitter Pompom Loom?How do you make a Pompom with the Knifty Knitter Pompom Loom?

 

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M&M Christmas Cookie Recipe?I am looking for a recipe which was on the back of a Christmas bag of M&M's several years ago. It used the green and red M&Ms and also candied cherries. I seem to remember using almond extract too. Anyone have this recipe?

 

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How Long is Distemper Contagious?How long until dog distemper is no longer contagious to other dogs?

 

Attaching Grapes to Wine Bottle Lights?I am making wine bottle lights but I can't get the grapes to stay on the bottle. I used a glue gun but it doesn't work.

 

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Making a Magazine Purse?Can someone tell me what I can use for the bottom of the magazine purse so that it won't be so limp. Thank you.

 

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Cleaning an Artificial Christmas Tree?Does anyone have any idea how to clean an artificial Christmas tree? We have had one for about 5 years and it is horribly dirty and dusty.

 

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