February 12, 2008

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Recipes

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Hungarian Beef SkilletCook bacon in a large skillet. Pour bacon and drippings into a small bowl. Make meatballs with ground beef and brown on all sides. Add onions, and bacon with bacon drippings.

 

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Chocolate Icebox PieHeat milk. Mix egg yolks, sugar, flour and cocoa. Add small amount of hot milk to mixture, then add mixture to rest of milk. Cook until thick. Add butter and vanilla. Pour into cooled pie shell.

 

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Chicken Drop DumplingsUse large pan or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; drop in dumplings. Cook on low uncovered for 10 minutes. Cover and cook for 10 minutes more.

 

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Strawberry Cream Cheese PieMix cream cheese, 2/3 cup sugar, and egg until smooth. Pour into crust and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Measure juice from berries and add water to make 3/4 cup.

 

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Low Calorie Molded Fruit SaladSoften gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. Add boiling water and stir to dissolve. Add orange juice, mayonnaise, salt, and sugar substitute; blend well with beater.

 

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Yogurt Crescent RollsCombine first 3 ingredients. Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in yogurt mixture. Add eggs and combine flour and salt; stir 2 cups into yogurt mix.

 

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Calico Bean BakeCook onion and garlic in 1 Tbsp. shortening until tender. Add balance of ingredients and mix. Turn into 1 1/2 qt. casserole.

 

Articles

Craft: Foamies Valentine's Day CardsFoamies have become very popular during the past couple of years. You can find them in all shapes and sizes and for almost every holiday. They are great for children's craft projects, but anyone can use them to make easy, creative greeting cards.

 

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Buy Sandwiches or Snacks Before You Get to the AirportI've really found that it's better to buy any sandwiches or snacks you might want to eat on the plane, on the way to the airport, if you don't make them at home. It's easier on your wallet than to purchase them in the airport restaurants or vendors.

 

The Words Of LoveSt. Valentine Day is the day of Love. For lovers, it is the one day that we remember how much our better half means to us. For our children, it is a day to learn to love.

 

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Puppy TrainingWhen we get a puppy we start out with lots of love and affection. We get a nice size box and put a clock that ticks (sounds like a heart), a cuddly blanket and a hot water bottle which we place under the blanket.

 

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Plastic Canvas Bird Candle HolderI had a pattern for a 3-D bird that my daughter wanted to use for decorating the hall at her wedding. I took it a bit further and redesigned it to make candle holders for the tables.

 

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Wash Bras in a Mesh Laundry BagIf you have had problems having the hooks on bras bend in the washer and dryer, I have found that using a small mesh laundry bag works great in preventing the hooks from being bent.

 

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Substitute Canned Tomatoes for FreshThe price of fresh tomatoes keep going up, up, up and I use them almost daily. I have started using the canned tomatoes instead of the fresh and it really does save money!

 

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Free (and Sugar-Free) Giveaway For PreschoolersWhen my children's preschool had a special occasion that normally meant a lot of sugar (Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween, etc.), I would set a sugar-free example.

 

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Maintain Your Boots In Brand New ConditionCut off the legs from panty hose. Use plastic bags you get at the grocery store and stuff them to the size of your boot/shoe. You can also use newspaper. This will help your boots by standing up straight in your closet and looking new. Goodbye to those wrinkled boots.

 

Valentine's Soda For TwoThere is nothing more romantic than an old fashioned ice cream soda shared with your favorite sweetie. So here is a "sweet treat" for Valentine's Day that you can set out on your desk.

 

Dolce (Domestic Shorthair)

Dolce (Domestic Shorthair)Dolce is a 1 year old Domestic Shorthair. She was a rescue kitty from the local Humane Society, 2 months ago.

 

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Printable Birthday Organizer At Realsimple.comI went online to realsimple.com and they had a birthday organizer that you could download and print out, then I put the names and the dates of the birthdays on the months that were posted.

 

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Add Your Own Nuts to Fast Food SundaesIf you or your kids love nuts on your sundaes from Dairy Queen or other drive-up ice cream places, bring a baggie of nuts from home. The ice cream shops usually charge 50 cents or more for nuts and a family of 4 could save $2.00 on one visit.

 

Victorian Heart Collage Pin

Victorian Heart Collage PinsThis is a great way to use broken jewelry, earrings that you now only have one of, charms, beads, buttons, etc. They make great Valentine gifts too.

 

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Use Tissue Paper When Sewing ChiffonTissue paper placed under chiffon makes sewing easier! When buying fabric the other day, I remarked how much I hated to sew with chiffon fabric because it's so thin, it sometimes gets pulled into the machine.

 

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Shower Rings As A Gate ClosureIt pays to keep things. If you save your old metal shower curtain rings, you can use one as a lock for your yard gate. It keeps the gate closed and the kids and pets tucked safely inside.

 

A man with a cold.

Avoiding the Cold and FluConsider the amount of money spent in buying over the counter relief products, money spent at the doctors office, fuel spent going to the doctor and pharmacy, and any loss wages due to being sick in bed, and you will see that the cold or flu can take a bite out of your budget.

 

Questions

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Wallpaper: Borden Inc. Wall-tek Vinyl Sapphire Design #87841?Looking for wallpaper from Borden Inc. wall-tek vinyl sapphire design # 87841.

 

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Burning Fingers When Using Glue Gun?Can anyone tell me how not to burn myself when using the glue gun? I always stick my finger in to the glue to press down. Thank you!

 

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McCall's Pattern #8719 (3-Hour Separate)?I am looking for a McCall's pattern #8719. The pattern offer came from a Woman's Day 2/18/97 issue. I have searched online to no avail. Any ideas of where to find it? It doesn't matter what size because I feel sure I can adjust it. This was called a 'Three-hour Separate' pattern. I long for the days of simple dress patterns and have given up ever hoping to find a style that suits me in a store or catalog. Can anyone help?

 

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Graham and Brown Wall Covering Pattern #12579?Looking for Graham and Brown wall covering pattern #12579.

 

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Printable Pattern for Toddler House Shoes?I am looking for free printable sewing patterns for toddler house shoes.

 

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Inexpensive Basement Finishing?I want to fix up a room in my basement for my kids to hang out/play in. Currently it is an unfinished basement, but we do have rooms framed up. The exterior walls are insulated with plastic sheeting over the insulation. We cannot afford a traditional basement finish. Does anyone have ideas for an inexpensive fix up to make the basement more warm and inviting to be in? (ie: wall treatment, flooring etc.) Would love to see before and after pics from anyone who has done this.

 

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Homemade Facial for Dry Skin?Looking for a homemade facial to make for dry skin.

 

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DNA Testing for Ethnicity?I keep getting unsolicited emails and snail mails from genealogy companies. They say they can do a DNA test to determine my ethnicity. I'd like to do this because I don't really know what I am. Every time someone on my family tree dies a little bit more information comes out.

 

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Buying Bulbs for Tanning Bed?I just got a tanning bed and was wanting tips on buying bulbs for it.

 

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Turning the Ringer Off on a Brother All-in-one Unit?How do you turn off the ringer on a Brother Model MFC-240C all in one unit? I have it set to TAD response and only want to turn off the ringer without affecting any other features.

 

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Decorating a Straw Wreath?I was just wondering if it would work the same as foam, if you used a straw wreath to decorate with plastic easter eggs?

 

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Puppy with Cloudy Eye?My puppy has a clouding effect across his eye. What does this mean?

 

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Centerpieces for a Military Ball?My friends and I are doing a military ball. I wanted to know what type of centerpieces I should use. Any ideas? So far we think the colors should be black and gold. Maybe black table clothes and gold napkins, etc.

 

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Removing White Heat Stains From Polished Wood?How do I remove white heat stains from polished wood?

 

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Removing Carmex Stains from Clothing?My son left his tube of Carmex in his jeans pocket and ruined a load of his clothes. Most hit were the t-shirts, some of which he didn't want to trash yet. Any ideas to get this kind of grease stain out?

 

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Fixing Burn Mark from Iron on Black Dress?I burnt a black cotton dress with a too hot iron, can I fix it? Help!

 

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Cooking a Stewing Steak in the Oven?My daughter put stewing steak in the oven without browning it first, will it be edible, tasteless or tough?

 

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Why Does My Dog Rub It's Butt On The Ground?My dog was rubbing his butt on the ground, then he went outside and went number 2. Well it was runny and weird looking. What does that mean?

 

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Removing Nicotine From Black Lacquer Art Panels?I have four black lacquer panels inlaid with mother of pearl depicting the four seasons. The lacquer has become marked with smoke /nicotine and I would like to clean the panels without damaging them.

 

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Italian Seasoning To Replace Spatini?I was not a user of Spatini and in fact had no idea it even existed until I started seeing people post here to bring it back. In my search to find out more about it, I came across this recipe for it.

 

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How Do Egg Shells and Coffee Grounds Help Plants?What nutrients do egg shells and coffee grounds have in them that help plants?

 

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