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Red Plum CakeCream sugar, oil and eggs. Sift together flour, spices, soda and salt and add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Add red plums, food coloring and pecans and mix. Pour in greased and floured bundt or tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
Country Breakfast PiePreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place crust on baking sheet. Sprinkle sausage on bottom of crust. Top with potatoes, onions, bell peppers and cheese.
Mixed Vegetable GrillPlace frozen vegetables on foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with remaining ingredients. Fold edges of foil over twice and seal. Place on rack in grill, 6-8 inches above hot coals.
Cake Mix Cinnamon RollsCombine all ingredients and let rise until double in size. Roll out dough to 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Spread on either a fruit pie filling or cinnamon filling listed below.
Beef InternationalBrown meat in margarine. Add onions, green peppers, salt and pepper and water; cover and simmer 30 minutes, adding more water, if necessary.
Scalloped Potato MealPrepare a scalloped or other prepackaged potato in a casserole as directed. Add a can of drained tuna. You can extend this even farther by adding canned mixed veggies or a single vegetable and even add leftover potato chips.
Hungarian Sausage SkilletPut all ingredients, except rice, in a large skillet. Mix. Cook over medium heat until mixture is bubbling around the edges. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Serve over rice.
Candy Cane PuzzleThe perfect White Elephant gift! Use those leftover candy canes for this cute holiday treat. This edible puzzle is sure to give the receiver a good laugh.
Ayden's Visit To SantaThis is my grandson Ayden's first visit to see Santa.
Free 411My phone company charges hefty fees for directory assistance. When you need to use the 411/information option, simply dial 1-800-Free-411 or 1-800-373-3411 without incurring a charge.
Video Game Review: Mystery Case Files: Prime Suspects/RavenhearstI found Ravenhearst to be very family friendly if you can get pass the part that there was a murder and just have fun with the story line. Anyone who enjoyed Nancy Drew Mysteries as a kid or is a mystery buff will love this game.
Paint Brush SantaTake paint brush. I got one that had no color or varnish on handle and used a red thick marker to color the top handle. You can you spray paint or paint but I like marker it dries quickly.
Quickie Jingle Bell Lapel PinAn easy and quick craft for the kids. Jingle Bells on a shiny pin. Let them make them for friends and family as gifts.
Zoe the CatZoe is 3 years old. We adopted her from the county animal shelter.
Make Your Own Christmas CardsYou can use any paper that you have on hand, like scrap paper, construction paper, etc. Cut and fold the paper so it will fit into an envelope. Decorate the outside of the card with stamps or pictures from old Christmas cards that have been sent to you.
Angel Clip NecklaceA girl I work with made these cute necklaces for all of our co-workers one year for Christmas. This would also be a great craft for kids. You could even hang one in your car with a note, "Don't drive faster than your guardian angel can fly."
Alternative to "Secret Santa" for the WorkplaceThis year only half the office wanted to have Secret Santa (gift exchange where you pick someone's name). Even those who agreed gave a lukewarm response to the idea. The people opposing the idea did not want to spend the money, some others mentioned that they usually get gifts that they don't use/like at these gift exchanges.
CPSC Warns Winter Storm Victims: Use Portable Generators Outdoors OnlyLast year, at least 65 people died from generator-related CO poisoning. Many of the deaths occurred after winter storms knocked out power.
Beanies and Matching Mittens from an Old SweaterLook at the latest holiday edition of www.threadbanger.com for instructions how to make easy beanies and matching mitten from an old sweater! Kids are always losing theirs, so this would be great for a wintry mom.
Spool Snowman OrnamentEvery year my kids and I make a handmade ornament for their tree and one extra for the family tree. This is what we came up with this year.
Saving Money at the SalonWhen getting a haircut I never have my hair blown dry at the salon. You can save a considerable amount of money and I would rather style my hair myself.
Have Fun During the HolidaysTo relieve stress during the holidays, make time for fun. Build a snowman or have a snowball fight with the kids, go tobogganing. Whatever you do, make it fun, relaxing and worry free.
Save Christmas Cards From The Past YearI always keep my Christmas cards from the year before, that way I can answer any questions that people may have wanted to know about family/events during the year. Also, if I am running short of Christmas decorations, I can re-hang some of last years cards on tinsel to fill up any empty spots.
Tabletop Christmas TreeGlue the small round paper box to the bottom of the Styrofoam cone for the trunk. Cut the metal stems off of the craft leaves, leaving about a half an inch. One row at a time, insert the metal stems straight into the Styrofoam cone and then hot glue down.
Watch Out For Nut Allergies When Making Christmas GoodiesWhen making candies and other desserts or pastries for gift giving, chopped nuts are a nice extra touch. But be sure that your recipient isn't allergic to them. I have a pal who can eat pecans and peanuts but not walnuts, as she's allergic to walnuts.
Knifty Knitter Earflap Hat Pattern?I'm looking for Knifty Knitter earflap kids' hat pattern.
Ralph Lauren Wallpaper #LCW 16867 Sunshower Flower in Periwinkle?Looking for discontinued Ralph Lauren Wallpaper #LCW 16867 Sunshower Flower in Periwinkle- 18 rolls
Looking for Professional 3D Graphics Program?I am looking for a 3D program, that does 3D object and character modeling. I would like it to be professional quality graphics with animation.
Bleach Spots on Black Stone Vanity?My wife used a spray cleaner that had bleach in it. Our black stone vanity top now has bleach spots. They are just dull spots, almost as if it ate through a finish. You can't tell when it is wet. Is there anything I can do?
Recipe for Authentic German Stollen?My neighbor used to make wonderful Stollen for Christmas gifts. I miss them so much, now that she's passed away. Does anyone have an AUTHENTIC recipe for German Stollen? Thanks so much!
What Kind of Dog is Buddy?We moved to the NC coast a year ago and what we did not expect was to find that Buddy came with our new home. Our new neighbors told us that this little fellow was a neighborhood stray for about a year. No one could get close to him, so we left food and water on our back deck for him. Every morning the food and water bowls would be empty and eventually we had a new member in our family.
Changing to a Different Type of Tub Stopper?I am trying to convert my tub stopper to a pop up style or twist and turn because the lever style is jammed and i have no access to change the whole works out. My first pop up stopper had too big a thread so I got one that had a sleeve with two different threads on it.