January 31, 2008

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Recipes

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Cream Cheese Cherry SaladBlend together: 8 oz. cream cheese and 1 small can crushed pineapple.

 

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Blue Ribbon Oatmeal - Peanut Butter CookiesMy children made and entered these at the county fair one year. Each won the blue ribbon in their respective age group for the "Peanut Butter Cookie" category.

 

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Onion-Hominy BakeDrain hominy, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid. Chop half the French-fried onions. Combine hominy, reserved liquid, chopped onions, green beans, soup, cheese and Worcestershire sauce.

 

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Creamy Hamburger and Potato CasseroleBrown meat, onion, salt, and pepper in skillet. Heat soup diluted with 1/2 can of milk. In a casserole pan, alternate layers of potatoes, carrots, and meat. Cover with a layer of soup.

 

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Mile High PieCream butter, salt and sugar. Add egg yolk and stir in flour and nuts. Press dough into 9 inch pie plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.

 

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Grandmother's Buttermilk CornbreadPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. (175 C) Grease an 8-inch square pan. Melt butter in large skillet. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Quickly add eggs and beat until well blended.

 

Articles

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Do You Have Wet Rot/Dry Rot?Here's a tip for deciding what kind of mold you have: wet rot/dry rot. Ordinary mold leaves white furry deposits or black spots, but wet and dry rot, caused by dampness looks different and is much more serious.

 

Hunk (Chinese Shar Pei)

Hunk (Chinese Shar Pei)Hunk is 11 years old and a Chinese Shar Pei. I bought her in 1997 in West Virginia. When we go for walks, she runs ahead of me, then turns around, puts her front feet down and tries to get me to chase her.

 

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Product Review: Diva CupIf you're tired of stained undies, leaks no matter how absorbent your pad or tampon are, overflowing trash, panic at a public restroom when you're unprepared, relax! This is the only menstrual cup I've ever used, so maybe I'm biased, but I've used plenty of tampons and pads.

 

Icy ThermometerThe photo was taken of my thermometer this morning (1-30-2008), 9 below.

 

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Have Microfiber Cloths Handy In The BathroomI put several microfiber cloths in a basket in each bathroom. We use them for drying our hands and for cleaning. I have a small basket that holds the dirty cloths, then I wash them all at one time.

 

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Homemade Swiffer Wet Pads and SolutionUsing a wet Swiffer mop can get expensive with the wet replacement towels that cost about $4.00 for a dozen. It adds up really fast! To combat that, I decided to try using some old thin bath towels cut to size.

 

Rubber Duck Themed First BirthdayI decided on a rubber ducky theme for my son's first birthday party; he really likes them! I had a bunch of rubber duckies, but wasn't quite sure what to do with them. Just setting them out around the party area didn't look right, and the only way I could think to hang them was if I tied something from their necks!

 

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Plant Onions To Keep Cats Out Of Your YardWe get frustrated with our neighbors cats as they are constantly in our yard and destroying our plants. We decided to fight back this past summer, we planted green onion every 5 feet all around our garden.

 

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Foaming Bathroom Cleaner For Cleaning Artificial Flower ArrangementsI decorate with a lot of dried flower arrangements and sometimes I use silks with them. After time they become dusty and fragile.

 

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Cucumber WaterFor a refreshing, calorie-free, cost-free beverage, try adding a couple slices of cucumber (scrubbed, but not peeled) to a glass of ice water. It's heavenly!

 

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Container Gardening - Thinking Outside The BoxFor going green to save our environment, I'm teaching a class soon on "Container Gardening - Thinking Outside The Box" and needed to come up with some unique ideas for containers for my plants.

 

Shopping Bag Into Planting Bags - seedling in plastic bag pot

Shopping Bag Into Planting BagsYou can use a Food Saver Vacuum sealer or Seal A Meal, I think you can even use the small one that is battery operated for resealing chip bags.

 

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Making Angled And Tiered PlantersI landscape on an angle from the house. I will make a three level planter; the first level is 8 feet wide and long, the sides are white rock or, preferably, pressure treated wood.

 

Hurricane candle holder decorated with silk flowers.

Hurricane Candle Holder LampHere is a homemade hurricane candle lamp. First of all spray paint all pieces and let dry.

 

Questions

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Recipe for German Potato Soup?I need a recipe for German potato soup.

 

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Recipes for Homemade Dog Treats?I am looking for some quick and easy homemade dog treat recipes. I'm not very good at working the computer to find these things so please email me any recipes.

 

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What Can I Use Instead of Bran?I have a fruit bread recipe that calls for BRAN as well as the same amount of flour. I do not want to use bran, but what would I use in place of the bran. Thanks for any help you can give to me.

 

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Uses for Oatmeal Containers?I have a lot of round oatmeal boxes. Any ideas of what I could make or use them for? Thanks

 

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Accompaniments for Chicken Salad?What are some good accompaniments for chicken salad? Thankful for any help.

 

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Cakes are Not Rising in the Center?I have been baking for a home industries shop for 3 years now and lately my cakes are not rising properly in the center. They seem to rise nicely, then after 3/4 time has elapsed, they sink in the middle. I have changed my flour and baking powder, and reduced my oven temperature. I am now at a loss as to what to try next. Please can someone throw some light on this problem.

 

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Crocheting a Simple Granny Square?Can anyone give me directions for crocheting a simple granny square?

 

Carburetor

What Model Carburetor is This?Does anyone know what model carburetor this is? It is a Lauson brand that was bought out by Tecumseh. I bought this snowblower used and the seller told me, he thought the snowblower was a Jacobsen.

 

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Making 55 Easy Princess Wands?I need ideas for princess wands. There must be reasonable cost in supplies. I need to have about 55 of them! I have craft supplies to draw from, but they need to be simple. I will make the basic wand and preschoolers will decorate them. They shouldn't break easily, no sharp points and shouldn't take me hours to make.

 

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What is Extrusion Technology?What is extrusion technology and how is it used to make some products?

 

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Displaying Award Ribbons?My daughter has over 30 award ribbons from horse back riding shows. I am looking for a cleaver way to display them in her bedroom. Any ideas would be appreciated.

 

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Making Yard Art with Broken Gardening Tools?Does anyone know how to make yard art out of old broken rakes, shovels, etc?

 

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Prep and Reheat Recipes for Teacher Appreciation Event?I am planning a breakfast for 50 people. I would appreciate menu ideas and recipes. It is for a Teacher Appreciation event. I would like to have things made and reheated at school. Kitchen facilities are very limited.

 

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Salvage Grocery Stores in Tennessee?I have been looking at posts on this site about Salvage grocery stores. Can anybody tell me if there are grocery auctions in TN? We are coming from Oklahoma and will be moving to Jackson shortly and have the time to do the research now.

 

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Diabetic Recipes for a Crock Pot?I am needing some good, simple crock pot recipes for diabetics. I don't like to cook so we need to keep it simple.

 

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Value of Harlequin Books Dolls?I have 2 dolls from Harlequin Books reader service. I would like to find out if they have any collector value? I bought them in 1988 ,1989. They are about 18in high. One is dressed in red and the other in light blue. Any information you could give me would be appreciated. Thanks.

 

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Inexpensive Sweet 16 Birthday for Boys?I need sweet 16 party ideas for boys, that are cheap!

 

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Low Calorie Subway Style Wheat Bread?I was wondering if anyone had a low calorie recipe for wheat bread similar to Subway? I've been searching for one, but so far most of the Subway copycats I've found are HIGH in calorie. Thanks!

 

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Can I Use 'Fruit Fresh' When Making Baby Food?I have been making my son's baby food and I noticed that the baby food on the market uses ascorbic acid and citric acid with the jars that contain fruit. I know ascorbic acid is vitamin c and that reduces the browning that can occur with fruits.

 

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Making a Tissue Box Holder?I work for a school. I am an aide on a special needs bus and want a pattern for a school bus tissue box holder. Does anyone know of one?

 

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Pink Stains on White Trim of Shirt?I have two shirts that have white trim. Something red faded onto them in the washer? Anyway to get the pink out?

 

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Substitutes for Canned Soups?I have recipes that I use in which I used canned soups. The soup prices have skyrocketed. One of the soups is Campbell's French Onion which went from about $1.09 to $1.49. I refuse to pay those prices. Has anyone replaced canned soups with spices or other things in recipes?

 

Three Sisters Studio, Discontinued Wallpaper Border NV9725B?I am looking for this Discontinued Wallpaper Border NV9725B. It has a Movie theme with a red background. The wallpaper book called it Fathers and Sons and the Brand is called Three Sisters Studio. Please help. I have wallpapered one wall I need 3 more rolls. Everywhere I have called they don't have stock any more.

 

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Using Extracts Instead of Juices?Is it OK to use extracts instead of juices or seeds? I'm thinking like orange/lemon juice vs. orange/lemon extracts. If it is possible, how much do you use per tsp. of juice?

 

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What Song is this Lyrics From?I need to know the name of this song, it was on a CD I had. It is from 2000. The guy says 'Bang a ding a ding, Bang a ding a ding, Come on baby' Please help me!

 

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Do You Get Lots of Junk Mail When Ordering Sample Products?A few weeks ago, I read about how you can get product samples and give them to homeless shelters. I LOVE this idea but I have a question for those who order samples. Do you get junk snail mail or other spam because of this?

 

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Our Dog Will Only Pee on Grass?We just got a one year old cocker spaniel that is very well trained. It seems that he has been trained to go to the bathroom on grass. Unfortunately we do not have any grass in our backyard because of the pool, BBQ bar, and patio area.

 

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