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Corn Bread DressingCrumble cornbread fine and combine with rice. Add chili powder and salt to taste. Saute' onions and celery in a stick of butter or margarine, adding parsley as it cooks a little.
NoodleunaCook noodles as package directs. Drain. Heat soup and milk; add tuna, pimiento and season to taste. Serve over noodles.
Hamburger Potato SkilletBrown hamburger with onions, garlic and celery. Add sliced potatoes, broth and mushroom soup. Simmer until potatoes are done, stirring frequently.
Chili Without TomatoesSimmer the above ingredients. Can add 2 cans of red kidney beans, if desired.
Peppermint Ice CreamIn a saucepan, melt candy and marshmallows with 1 qt. milk. Remove from heat and add evaporated milk, half and half, and whipping cream. Mix and pour into freezer-safe bowl.
Nut RollsScald milk. Cool to safe temperature for yeast. In a separate pot, melt shortening. Beat eggs. Dissolve yeast in the warm milk. Add shortening and beaten eggs. Add flour, 2 cups at a time.
Cranberry Fruit DipThis is a great way to use your leftover cranberry sauce and whipped topping. This recipe said it could be saved for Christmas or New Year's and served with fruit like red and green grapes, apples, kiwi, strawberries, etc., but I plan to serve this anytime of year, especially for summertime.
Hot ChocolateFill cup with 1/3-1/2 full with mix. Add hot water.
Jade (Labrador Retriever/White German...Jade is part Labrador Retriever (mom) and White German Shepard. She will be 2 in December. Jade came to us as a pup bought by my nephew who was moving back home from college. His girlfriend had arranged to pick up a pup and when he got there he realized that males can not say NO to pretty girls holding puppies.
Set Up a Christmas Tree OutsideOne of the most frustrating things about putting up a Christmas tree is attaching the stand and stringing the lights. A few years ago I came up with the idea of doing it all outside on my patio.
Mei Tai Baby Bag LinkThere's several variations of this on the site!
Christmas Tradition: Stockings From MomGrowing up we never had much money, but we always had a nice Christmas thanks to Mom. There were 4 of us kids and we got at least a few presents each, but it was very important to Mom that we had our stockings also.
Use Magnets to Put a Curtain on a Steel DoorIt is really hard to put a curtain on a steel door, but all you have to do is put magnets in the rod holder slot and stick it on the door.
Paper Mache Ornament BallsMake your own special ornaments for your tree this year. These ornament balls are fun to make, a bit messy, and look absolutely beautiful when done.
North Pole OrnamentPaint the sticks as in photo (or however you want.) Let dry. Glue together as in picture. Glue on ribbon and hang and enjoy.
Free Accommodations Through CouchsurfingOk, so you are travelling this year, your budget is extremely low! Try www.couchsurfing.com. I host a lot of people with this website and will end up using it myself next time I travel.
Twelve Days of Christmas TriviaMany people think the 12 Days of Christmas are before Christmas, but actually they are the 12 days after Christmas.
Use Minute Steaks For CookingWhen I make beef stroganoff or beef stir fry, I buy minute steaks from my butcher. One minute steak costs about $1.50 and I use one for every two people and more veggies.
Inexpensive Dog CoatMy elderly dog was getting cold and shivery on her daily walk-abouts in the back yard. I looked at dog sweaters, but she's a good-sized dog and they were $30! I went to the Salvation Army store, picked up a kid's sized fleece zip-up vest.
Christmas Tradition: Christmas EveOn Christmas Eve, my family has our two girls try to find the Christmas box Mrs. Santa left for them. It always contains a new set of pajama's. After they put on the pajamas, our family drives around town looking at Christmas lights and live nativity scenes in different neighborhoods. We've done this for 21 years and they still love this tradition that officially starts Christmas for them.
Homemade Snowflake Glass OrnamentsThese are so easy to make and look so elegant. All you do is remove the lid from each ball ornament and fill each ornament about 1/2 way to 1/3 way with the artificial snow.
Personalize Your Envelopes With ClipartI personalize my Christmas card envelopes by inserting family or pet photos and dress up the envelope with Christmas clip art.
Use Makeup Brushes To Clean KeyboardsAn easy way to clean your computer keyboard is by wiping it with makeup brushes. They make it easier to get between the keys. The inexpensive brushes, large or small, work just fine.
Mark Treated Stain with Safety Pin Before WashingWhen treating laundry stains, I keep safety pins handy and put one where the stain is. When I pull the laundry item out of the washer, I look for the safety pin, to see if the stain came out, before I put it in the dryer.
Preventing Soot Buildup?Does anyone have a home remedy to keep that yucky black soot from building up on fireplace and wood stove glass doors?
Costume for Church Play?My church is putting on 'A Night in Bethlehem'. We are all responsible for our costumes. I will be a woman in a Jewish home in Bethlehem at the time of Christs' birth, I need clothing ideas.
Removing a Hard Water Scale from Fiberglass Bathtub?I have very heavy hard water scale on my fiberglass bathtub. Muriatic acid has cleaned my toilets nicely, but I don't know if it is safe for the fiberglass bathtub. I have tried every other cleaner like bleach, CLR, comet, etc....
Lil' Bitz of Joy Daycare Logo?I need help with a logo for my daycare. The name of my daycare is Lil' Bitz of Joy. If you have any ideas please feel free to share them,
Making Cream Soap without Lye?Does anyone know how to make cream soap without lye? Especially whipped soap that I have seen on freshwhipped.com.
Cleaning Fabric Paint off Kids Hands?How do you get fabric paint off of kids hands? We are making a gift for the teacher and I want to be prepared. Thanks!
Alternative to Heartgard?I have a 4 yr old Pomeranian and gave her Heartgard. It made her hair fall out. Is there anything else I can use besides that?