January 16, 2008

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Recipes

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Apricot and Banana BreadPreheat oven to 350 degrees F; grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and soda into medium bowl; add whole bran.

 

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Baked Chicken in Italian DressingCut chicken into serving pieces, and place in microwave baking dish. Pour about half of well shaken bottle of dressing over chicken that has been seasoned to your taste.

 

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Spaghetti Turkey CasseroleCook spaghetti as package directs. Drain. Combine remaining ingredients, except turkey, and heat. Add turkey and spaghetti. Mix thoroughly. Pour into greased 1 1/2 qt. casserole.

 

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Best Ever Chocolate CakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Beat in the shortening with an electric mixer on low speed.

 

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Recipe for BBQ Pork SandwichesDoes anyone have a good recipe for BBQ pork sandwiches like they have at graduation parties or weddings? I would like it to have simple ingredients you already have in your pantry like ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, etc. Also which cut of pork should you use? Thank you for helping me.

 

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Zesty PeasPlace peas in 2 qt. casserole. Add soup and butter. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Toss with fork before serving.

 

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Black Eyed PeasRinse and sort peas for rocks. Place peas in large stock pot. add chicken broth and 2 more cups water. Add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a rapid boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover.

 

Articles

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Use Bells To Avoid Losing KeysDo you happen to use a key ring that separates? Has you ever lost part of your keys? I have.

 

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Use Cereal Boxes For Shipping Ebay ItemsMy goal for this month is to declutter and sell my extras on ebay. In the past I have used the free flat rate shipping boxes from the post office. However, with prices on shipping so high, it seems I get less bids.

 

Dish Dolly

Dish DolliesDo the dishes with a smile! Make one of these unique "dish dollies" to put next to your kitchen sink. This is a great way to turn odd bits of fabric, trim, beads and other craft supplies into a useful and unique hostess or bridal shower gift, too.

 

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Use A Few Multi Purpose Household CleanersWhen purchasing household cleaning items, buy just a few things. In my home, bleach and vinegar works wonders. I use bleach to wash my floors, clean my sinks and bathroom, wash walls, and a number of other things.

 

Red and orange sunset.

Red Sky At NightRed sky at night.

 

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Keep Knitting From CurlingIf you are tired of the edges of your knitting curling instead of lying flat, just make it a habit to slip the first stitch in each row without knitting or purling. The edges will not curl, and those stitches will be worked up on alternating rows where they become the LAST stitch.

 

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Stock Up On Greeting Cards For Every OccasionIn my less organized life, I often found myself without a card for a birthday, anniversary or even get well. I now "Stock-up" when I am at the card store. We have a 49 cent card store in Louisville that I use for this purpose.

 

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Use Cocktail Glasses As Serving DishesWhen you want to make a nice appetizer, present it in a martini or margarita glass. I made southern spicy shrimp over grits. Lovely presentation.

 

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Trace Patterns Off Computer ScreenDon't despair if you don't have a printer or ink to print patterns off the net. Tape a sheet of paper to the top of your screen, and trace the pattern with a pencil. I have done this many, many times, and am well pleased with the results.

 

Closeup of Audrey

Audrey (Jack Russell Terrier Mix)Audrey is probably a Jack Russell terrier mix. She is 4 years old. We adopted Audrey through a terrier rescue 2 years ago. She had been rescued from a high kill shelter.

 

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Burning JavalogsDuring Christmas we experienced some very cold weather. We have a fireplace and have not used it because firewood has been high in our area, plus my husband has asthma and we do not like to burn some types of wood.

 

Questions

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Can You Substitute Sweet Dry Whey for Powdered Milk?I would like to know if I can use sweet dry whey in recipes instead of powdered milk. If not, what can I use it for?

 

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Removing Wood Stain from Hockey Jersey?I got wood stain on my hockey jersey. Is there any way I can get it out?

 

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Towel and Iron to Remove Ring on Table?Where I can find Dave's instructions for the towel and iron method for getting the white ring off of wood table?

 

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Trying to Find a Cross Stitch Verse?I am looking for a cross stitch verse, that starts with the line 'All to myself I think of you, think of the things we used to do...' Can anybody help me find the rest?

 

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Sweet 16 Party for a Boy?I need help with some party ideas for my son that is turning 16 in February. He says sweet 16 parties are not just for girls. My problem is I have no ideas and every party we have tried to give him no one shows up for it.

 

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Curtains Made from Taffeta?Is it a bad idea to make curtains out of Taffeta? I got a lot of raised eyebrows when I told people that I was planning on making the curtains out of taffeta. I'm new at the whole sewing thing, so I don't know too much about fabrics. Thanks for any advice you can offer.

 

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Repairing a Sofa Sleeper?I need advice on repairing a sofa sleeper.

 

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Putting Self Stick Tile Over Linoleum?I want to lay down self stick tiles on top of linoleum in the bathroom. Can it be done successfully?

 

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Cleaning Puppy Stains and Odors from Couch?I have a hunter green micro suede couch that has been slobbered, vomited, and urinated on by my puppy. Any tricks to get the smell/stains out without ruining the color? I really don't want to pay $200 to get this cleaned when I know he'll just do it again.

 

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Cleaning Chemicals Burnt Into Microwave?I sprayed the microwave with cleaner, and left it to soak. While it was soaking my husband thought it would be a good idea to use the microwave, and the cleaner has sort of burnt on, and there is a very strong chemical smell that I cannot get rid of.

 

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Where Can I Post Complaints About Companies?Which web sites do I post dissatification with Electrolux, Tappin, Lowes Customer Service and a local repair agency? I have a less than a year old microwave that died the day before Thanksgiving and is still not fixed. I dealt with a repair company that has told Frigidaire that it has been fixed (the guy was here 5 min).

 

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Removing Dried Grout from Bricks?Does anyone know how to remove dried grout from brick? This past weekend my husband put up brick behind our stove and across the back splash behind the sink. The first layer of grout and then the bricks looked great!

 

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Shoe Sizes in Inches?Does anyone have any idea what shoe sizes would be in inches. I crochet slippers and usually just guess at sizes and have often wondered what sizes would be in inches.

 

Painting My Family Room?I sent a request a short while ago for help in choosing a color for my family room. I now have a picture to include.

 

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Does Borax Cause Dark Colored Clothing to Fade?I have read on this site that using Borax in the laundry, when washing dark colored clothing, will cause the clothing to fade. Is this true?

 

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Putting a Stuffed Animal into a Balloon?I love making things homemade, I think they are more cherishable. I need help on how to stuff a balloon with a stuffed animal or toy truck. I have had a hard time finding a tool,booklet etc.

 

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Fusible Fleece Vs. Fusible Interfacing?What is the difference between fusible fleece and fusible interfacing?

 

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