January 9, 2008

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Recipes

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Savannah Ogeechee MullBrown: 1/3 cup flour and 1/2 cup bacon drippings. Add 1 cup liquid from 16 oz. can whole tomatoes (Chop tomatoes really fine to make smooth gravy)

 

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Cranberry CobblerPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg in a bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Stir in nuts and set aside.

 

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Ravioli SkilletIn a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and prosciutto over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and water; bring to a boil.

 

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Mama's Baked CornMix. Melt 2 Tbsp. margarine in baking dish. Pour corn mixture on top of melted margarine. Bake in 350 degree F oven for about 30 minutes.

 

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Old Time Fudge CakeMelt chocolate and set aside to cool. Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Blend in cooled chocolate. Sift together flour, soda and salt.

 

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Peach-Tuna CasseroleHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Drain peaches and reserve liquid. Prepare sauce mixes according to package directions, using peach liquid plus enough water to make 2 cups.

 

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Sauteed VeggiesMelt butter in large skillet. Add in the onion and the frozen veggies. Saute until all veggies are a bit caramelized. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

 

Articles

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Healthier Living in 2008: Tips For MedicationIt's time to clean out your medicine chest. Be ruthless and discard ANY medicine which is past it's expiration date (adverse drug reactions is the 5th leading cause of DEATH in the USA).

 

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Gift Wrap Storage SystemI created a special space for storing tubes of gift wrap and ribbon. I put a shower curtain rod 4 feet up from the floor in my storage closet. Then, using old pantyhose, I put a tube of gift wrap or ribbon in each leg and tie it using ribbon at the top.

 

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Nest Items to Fit Into Trash BetterSave money and use less trash bags. I try to flatten boxes that cereal, cake mix, crackers, etc. come in. This way I can get more trash in the trash bag before it needs replaced.

 

Snow At The PlaygroundHere is a photo that my friend, Stephanie took on Christmas day with her brand new camera. I really like the way that the school overhang and black pavement frame the snowy scene and how the blue equipment stands out.

 

Maggie (Cairn Terrier)

Maggie (Cairn Terrier) and Pancho (Tiger Cat)Maggie is a Cairn terrier and is 8. We got her as a puppy from a breeder. Pancho is a 1 year old tiger cat from the humane society, two weeks ago.

 

Dining table set with winter decorations.

Winter Table DecorationsYour home should reflect your personality plus the enjoyment of each season and holiday with "displays" of the season of the year or to reflect the holiday or celebration that your family observes.

 

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Keep Track Of Guest's Beverage ChoicesWhen preparing for a party - either for a large group or just some friends over for dinner - it is sometimes hard to remember what beverages people enjoy, especially with the huge variety of soft drinks now available.

 

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Coke Cart For Secret PalAt work we have a Secret Pal. Mine is big into Coke Cola products. This year, I went to the Goodwill and found an old maid's cart with wheels. I sanded (very little) the old paint and rough spots, painted it white (left over-non leaded paint).

 

No soliciting sign.

Frugal Decoupage Door SignDing dong! Our dogs were going bonkers. We needed a "No Soliciting" sign quick! I didn't like the way the black store-bought ones looked, and I didn't want to spend money anyway. So I made my own. All the materials used for the sign were items I already had in my garage or in my office.

 

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Decorative Christmas CraftWe made these at a Christmas party last month and they went over so well. Any age child (or adult) can make these. You need a square of fabric 18 x 18 inches for each item. You need one roll of toilet paper per item. You need something for the top of each.

 

Trinity Playing Peek-a-booTrinity playing peek-a boo

 

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Masking Tape for Garage Sale PricingUse small pieces of masking tape and mark them with pen or permanent marker to price items in your yard or garage sale. It's much cheaper to buy a roll of masking tape, than to buy packages of florescent dot stickers or the preprinted pricing stickers.

 

Questions

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Cheap or Homemade Anti-aging Products?I am looking for a great anti aging product and one that is preferably inexpensive.

 

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Removing Paint from a Leather Couch?How do you remove paint from a leather couch?

 

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Feathers Coming Out of Down Jacket?I just purchased a down-filled jacket, on sale, for the price of $9.00! It's obviously not top quality, but for $9.00, why not, right? Well, I wore it to church last night, and when I took it off, my black shirt was COVERED in down feathers!

 

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Cleaning Plastic Bead Curtain?I have the colored plastic beads hanging in a doorway between the kitchen and living room. I am looking for a way to clean them while hanging as they are very old. I used to take them down and put in the bathtub, but they and I both are too old for that now. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have already tried spraying them with vinegar with newspapers underneath to catch drips to no avail.

 

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Color Choice to Make Kitchen More Modern?I am in the process of renovating my kitchen and need some advice. I've already purchased the cabinets. There's a dark grey-brown grain that runs through them. My dilemma is this: I adore the cabinets, but I'm having a hard time coming up with a granite counter top/tile floor/wall color combo that will make them look more modern. I don't want white walls. Any ideas?

 

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Removing Mildew Smell from Jeans?How do I get the mildew smell out of jeans that where sitting in a trash bag for over a month?

 

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Removing Ink from Printer Ink Cartridge?We just bought ink cartridges for our printer and it quit on us. Is there any way to take the ink out of the cartridges to use as a refill? Thanks for any help.

 

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Conditioning Curly Hair Before Straightening?My hair is naturally very curly. When I dry it or straighten it, it doesn't look smooth it's totally frizzy! So is conditioner a good idea before straightening my hair? Also the ends are awful and damaged.

 

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Removing Red Crayon from White Doily?My mom just got a beautiful doily from Ireland. I got a red drop of melted crayon on it. Every one is posting things about their kids leaving crayons in their pockets, but my question is referring to just a drop, on a white doily. Is there a difference? If you could respond ASAP, that would be amazing. My mom wants me to fix it.

 

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Removing Wax from Unstained Pressure Treated Deck?Does anyone know how to remove wax stains off a pressure treated deck? It hasn't been stained yet.

 

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Speech Ideas for Receiving an Award at Work?I will be receiving an award at work soon and would like to express my thanks to my coworkers. I am very shy and would like to know what to say after receiving the award. I am looking for something quick and short. I read in a book that the 2 words "thank you" is really all that is needed. Can you advise?

 

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Skunk Living in Backyard?I am fairly sure that a skunk has taken up residence in the one corner of our back yard. Last night it growled at me when I was out with our little toy fox terrier. Since the location is only about 30 feet from the back door, which we use to enter and exit the house, it is not possible to just ignore it.

 

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Buying Cabinets Vs. Building Your Own?Were going to be putting in new kitchen cabinets, and doing a new tile floor. I have priced ready built cabinets, but am also considering building them. Can someone tell me the cost difference in the two? I would like to go with oak cabinets.

 

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Making Crafts for Money?I am looking to stay home with my new baby and need about $200 more a month than my husband makes. I've tried at home businesses and really want no part of that. What I am looking for is a legitimate craft business where I can make something and send it in to the company.

 

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Getting Started Trading Stocks?Does anyone do their own stock trading / investing? I am looking for advice to get started on a very, very small scale. Thanks!

 

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Recipe for Elvis Gooey Peanut Butter and Banana Cake?Where can I find the recipe for Paula Deen's Elvis gooey peanut butter and banana cake?

 

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Recipe for Pancake Batter with Maple Syrup Flavor?I use to buy Jiffy pancake mix in the small boxes and loved it because they added maple syrup (or flavoring) to it. I can no longer find them in the stores here. I've tried adding syrup to the batter and it does not work out. Does anyone have a recipe for these?

 

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Scrubbing Bubbles® Automatic Shower Cleaner Reviews?Reviews of Scrubbing Bubbles® Automatic Shower Cleaner. Has anyone tried this yet? Does it really work?

 

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Removing Beads that are Super Glued to a Camera?My daughter super glued beads on her new digital camera. I have tried finger nail polish remover and goof off with no luck.

 

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Fed Up with Cat Clawing Everything?My beloved cat is like part of the family, but I have just about had it with his clawing everything. My leather chair is wrecked, my cabinets in the kitchen are all clawed up from when he is reaching up to get something. He will not allow us to clip his nails, unless we want to wind up with very little skin. What can we do? Will a vet clip his nails on a bi-monthly basis for a fee.

 

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Crafts Made With Yarn Cones?I'm a trash to treasure person. I was given some card board cones, which used to have cotton yarn. They're approximately 8" high. I can see them done as "angels". Any ideas?

 

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Raisin Stuck to Dryer Walls?Unfortunately, a raisin made it through the wash with white towels (washed with bleach) and through the dryer. Part of the raisin is stuck on the back wall (metal grid) and I have not been able to get it off.

 

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Do You Need a Credit Card to Establish Credit?Two years ago I found out the person who was supposed to be handling my finances never did. So, at the age of 54, I had to start over from zero. I recently got my first credit card and I'm sorry I did. This company is a monumental pain to deal with. I've thought of switching but everybody says all credit card companies are the same. Do you really need a credit card to establish credit?

 

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Crayon Costume Pattern?Where can I get the pattern for the Crayola Costumes shown on your site. We really want to make a team effort for a party we have coming up and these costumes look fantastic and exactly what we're looking for.

 

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Paint Advice for Dark Green Countertop and Terra Cotta Backsplash?My husband and I are redoing our Kitchen. We have oak cabinets, white appliances and we just put a Terra Cotta back splash up with dark green grout. Our counter tops are dark green with a slight Terra Cotta color in it...

 

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Coffee Stain on White Leather Lounge?I have an old coffee/tea stain on the arm of my white leather lounge, and although Napisan has worked well on the rest of the leather this stain won't budge.

 

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Vegetable Beef Soup for 60 People?I am needing a recipe for vegetable beef soup for 60 people. Can you help?

 

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Decorating a Cloudy Mirror?I would like some help decorating an old cloudy mirror. I still want to see myself in it. I was thinking about a paint design. Any ideas?

 

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Cleaning Stuffed Animals With Music Boxes?How do you clean a stuffed animal that has a wind-up music box inside?

 

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Iron-on Laminate Veneers?Does anyone remember iron on laminate veneers? I even purchased a roll through JC Penney catalog. It rolled out, you cut to size and literally ironed it onto your surface with clothing iron, then filed the edges to finish.

 

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Toning the Back of My Thighs?I am looking for at home exercises to tone the back of my thighs. Any suggestions?

 

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Treating Heart Worms Naturally?Does anyone have any tips for treating dogs with heart worms naturally? I know natural tips to prevent them.

 

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Debbi Meyer's Green Bags?Has anyone purchased Debbi Meyer's Green Bags? I've read mixed reviews.

 

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Replacing the String in Hooded Sweatshirt?My husband has a new hoodie that the string came out of when it was washed. My clumsy fingers just can't seem to thread it back through. Any suggestions?

 

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Christmas Card Register Book?I have an old Christmas card register book that lets you keep track from year to year as to who you have sent and received Christmas cards. Mine is getting old and so I am looking to buy a new one. Does anyone know where I can buy one?

 

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Removing Pet Odor and Dander from Our New Home?I am purchasing a home that the old tenants had inside pets. The home is a beautiful house, but has a strong pet odor. I have allergies to the pet dander. How can I get the dander and the odor eliminated?

 

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