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December 20, 2007
My husband made this snowman for his holiday potluck at work. Everyone loved it. It was much harder than a regular sparkleball, but still doable. We just used an old hat and scarf that we had around the house but you could really decorate it up if you wanted to.
Recipes for Peanut Butter and Coconut Cream Eggs
I am looking for a recipe for home made peanut butter eggs and also coconut cream eggs.
Removing Milk Stains from Leather Shoes
How do I get milk stain out of my favorite leather shoes?
Getting a Student Loan When on Disability
What do you do when nobody will give you a student loan without a co-signer. I live on disability and am trying to go back to school. I need a loan to pay for out of pocket expenses.
Removing Oil Based Paint from Fabric Car Seat
How to remove oil based paint from a fabric car seat?
Silverware Wind Chimes
How do I make wind chimes using silver flatware?
Blood on Microfiber
What should I use to get blood out of a microfiber couch?
Getting Visitors to My Website
Does anyone have any ideas for getting visitors to my website? It is geared towards kids and has many low cost items. I also have promotional items for just postage and handling costs. I will work with organizations that need low cost items for projects. Most of the sources that I had have closed or not doing things like that anymore.
Can My Puppy Get Parvo Again if He is Not Vaccinated?
My puppy just got out of the vet hospital. He was treated for Parvo. They gave me medicine for him to take. They don't want to give him his shots yet because his tummy is too sensitive right now, so can he still get Parvo again? I have not had my yard sprayed yet, but everything in the house was washed with bleach.
Decorating a Damaged Christmas Gift Box
I need to make a decorated gift box. The box that the vase came in is kind of beat up and that was the last one. I was trying to think of how I could cover the existing box, as this is a gift.
Short Battery Life With My Digital Camera
I really need help here. The camera takes really great pictures, even the videos are really good and can be watched on TV or my computer. My problem is that the battery life is the pits. It seems after 10-15 pictures, the 'battery depleted' appears on screen.
Crockpot Bread Pudding
I am looking for a Crockpot bread pudding recipe for Christmas. Can anyone help?
Making Fudge Using Bon Bon Candy
Does anyone have the recipe to make fudge using Bon Bon candy? It is wonderful fudge and so easy to make. I've lost my recipe for it.
Stocking Your Gift Closet
A Gift Closet or box can be a treasure trove all year long but especially at Christmas. I buy for Christmas all year long at yard sales and craft fairs and the thrifty store. I also love the dollar store. At these places, you can always find something to buy for someone on your list.
Soda Can Rudolph Ornament
This Rudolph ornament is made from a soda can. Bend the top of the can so the opening is in front and looks like a mouth. The top of the can is now the bottom of Rudolph's face. Spray paint brown. Paint on eyes and inside of mouth, let dry, then spray on a sealer.
Cook bacon until lightly browned. Add onion and green pepper, and cook until tender. Add sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper, marjoram and rosemary. Remove membrane from liver, and place meat in 9x13 inch baking dish.
Give Consumables To Older Friends or Relatives
If you are wondering what to give older friends/relatives for the holidays, here is an idea: Consumable gifts are always welcome since seniors do not want to get things that will end up collecting dust or ending up in a yard sale!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Beat egg whites until frothy. Combine salt and sugar and gradually beat in.
This takes a wire coat hanger, and a box of 25 of the thinner gallon size plastic bags (not Zip-loc)
7 Cup Fruit Salad
Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Keep leftovers refrigerated.
Cut a piece of lace 12 inches long, fold 1/4 inch and sew a seam then slip a pipe cleaner 5 inches long. If you bend the tip of it, it will slip so much better. Twist them closed and then glue a poinsettia in the center.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, on low speed, combine cake mix, 1 egg, butter, and 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice until crumbly. Press into the bottom of a 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy.
Guess What You Are Buying Me For Christmas?
This is only a tip if you consider getting something you'd like for Christmas, but someone else buys it. My youngest son is now 37. When he was about 10, I took the kids to do 'their' shopping for the family. Each one was allowed $5 per person.
Supper in a Dish
Boil - drain macaroni as label directs. Start heating oven to 375 degrees. Meanwhile, cut meat into thin strips, 1 inch wide. In double boiler, melt 3 tablespoons butter; stir in flour, then gradually the milk, salt, pepper, horseradish, mustard, Worcestershire; cook, stirring, until smooth thickened sauce.
Using White Lunch Bags to Wrap Gifts
When wrapping Christmas gifts there are always those smaller items that you don't have a box the right size for. Last year I used White Lunch Sacks. You can get these at most dollar stores and they work great to wrap a bunch of stuff.
Baby Food Jar Votive
Take an empty jar (I used the 4 oz.), wash well and remove label. It doesn't matter if all the glue is off as long as all the paper is gone.
Using Frozen Lemonade in Fruit Salad
For added flavor to fruit salads, use frozen lemonade. This will also keep fruit from discoloring.
Maple Baked Beans
Invented by Native Americans and passed on to early European settlers with variations. I received this recipe from my friend and it's made often during the winter.
Jam Strip Cheesers
Sift together flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cream shortening and cream cheese. Blend in dry ingredients and mix well. Roll out on floured surface to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into 3x1 inch strips.
Low-Fat Vegetarian Chili With Rice
In a large saucepan combine kidney beans, great northern beans, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, green pepper, onion, chili powder, sugar, basil, cumin, salt, ground red pepper, and garlic
Cute Tomato Cage Christmas Trees
Thought you were through with your tomato cages for the year? Think again! They can be turned into very cute Christmas trees for your yard or your home.
Recognizing Santa Gifts For Small Children
The eldest was 20 and still wanted this and the youngest was 10 and still thought Santa brought his "Pong" game. The youngest is over 40 now and still remembers the magic of that last year of believing Santa brought all that for him, a magical time.
Christmas Pistachio Bread
Try this rich, sweet bread for Christmas made with pistachio pudding.
Chinese "Double Happiness" Ornament
This is a modern version of the Chinese "Double Happiness" icon. It is considered good luck to display it in your home. It makes a nice Christmas ornament when cross stitched with black thread onto red 11 gauge material.
Best Friend Oliver
Oliver always laughs at my silly jokes ... that's what best friends do.
Snoopy Tree Ornament
This little yarn Snoopy is dressed up with a Santa Hat, and ready to hang on your tree. Or you could add him as trim to a package, or make a lapel pin.
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