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January 28, 2008
Location for a Child's Birthday Party During Hot Weather
I need an idea of where to have my two year old daughters' birthday. It's going to be in August and its really hot.I need to find somewhere that is cool and easy to do. Where can I have it?
Upgrading My Computer to XP
My computer is old. I bought it in 2000, I would like to up grade it to XP. Any advice on how to do this would be appreciated.
Recipe for Poppyseed Cake with Nut Filling
I am looking for a poppyseed cake recipe with a cooked filling made with an egg, sugar and nuts. It is frosted with a 7 minute cooked frosting. I looked on a lot of cooking sites and can't find it. The cake itself can be made with a white cake mix with poppy seeds added. Thanks for your help
Scrap Fabric Wreath
I made a yo-yo quilt for my mother-in-law for Christmas and had 4 bags of scrap material. I made a fabric wreath using the scraps.
Support Girl Scouts Without Adding To Your Waistline
I've been doing this for years. I ask the girls which one is THEIR favorite cookie and I'll buy one box. After I "test" one or two, I give them back the opened box. I tell the girls to now ask passersby "Would you like a free Girl Scout cookie sample?"
Valentine Cookie Bouquet
A cookie bouquet is very easy and thrifty to make yourself if you're looking for a special gift. You can order them online or at a bakery, but are extremely expensive. They range in price from $24.99 - $59.99 or higher.
Grow Cuttings To Give Away
There are many plants that let you take cutting to start new plants. Why not start some in "give-a-way pots". I have several transplants waiting for the right person.
Use Glass Etching on Badly Worn Shower Door
I bought a fixer upper home and it has a shower that was etched so bad with hard water spots. I didn't want to replace the glass, had lots more money to spend on other things.
Break raw cauliflower into small flowerets. Mix marinade and pour over cauliflower; let marinate in refrigerator.
Esprit Cabane - French Craft Site
While surfing the net I ran into a charming French craft site called esprit cabane. It's French - but the pix are so good I think you can get inspired by it.
Grandma's Best Brownies
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. In a large heavy saucepan over low heat, melt 8 tablespoons of butter and chocolate, stirring constantly.
Add Acid When Making Stock
When boiling meat bones for stock, add 2 tablespoons of either vinegar or lemon juice to the cooking water. The acidity helps dissolve the gristly tendons into collagen and gelatin, which makes the broth more nutritious.
Grand Canyon Sunbeam
Here is a picture of storm clouds and sun beam at the Grand Canyon. The other picture is Garrison at the Grand Canyon
Electrolytic Method For Cleaning Silver
The easiest way to clean your silver is by the electrolytic method. Boil a quart of water in a non-aluminum pot. adds a Tbsp. or two of baking soda and a Tbsp. of salt.
English Muffin Loaves
Combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and soda. Heat liquids until very warm. Add to dry mixture; beat well. Stir in enough more flour to make a stiff batter.
Tuna and Rice
Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees C (430 degrees F or thereabouts). Dice the capsicum. Heat oil in a pan and capsicum, stir for 1-2 minutes.
Brown meats; drain away fat. Add onion to meats; cook until onion is tender. Add sugars, ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard, molasses and seasonings; mix well.
Freeze Gum or Wax to Clean Off Cloth
To remove chewing gum or candle wax from a tablecloth, a couch, or carpeting, gently rub the gum or wax with Ziplock bag filled with ice cubes until the substance hardens.
Freeze Meatballs In Recycled Egg Cartons
When making meatballs, I always make extra and freeze them in washed egg cartons. It recycles the cartons and keeps the meatballs well.
Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken
Use an electric mixer to combine cream cheese, soup, water and seasoning packet. Pour over chicken in crock-pot. Cook on high 4-5 hours or low 8-9 hours.
Butterscotch Icebox Cookies
Sift flour with soda and salt and set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter until light. Gradually beat in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and continue beating until light and fluffy.
Mix Cinnamon And Mint Mouthwash
I bought a cinnamon mouthwash thinking I would like it but didn't. I ended up adding some it to my liquid hand soap. I also added some of it to my mint mouthwash to mask the bitter taste and use it so it wouldn't go to waste.
Buddy The Dog
Buddy came to us as a stray. The vet said he had a crushed larynx, probably from a collar or choke chain. She said to use a harness instead. Since he is a runaway dog, that's what we do.
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