February 13, 2008

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Recipes

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Festive Carrot RingCombine carrots, crumbs, milk, cheese, margarine, onion, and seasonings. Beat eggs until slightly puffy. Pour into 1 1/2 qt. mold, liberally sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

 

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Elegant Cherry CupsHeat oven to 450 degrees F. Unroll pie crusts on work surface. Sprinkle crusts with sugar; press in lightly. Cut 16 rounds from crusts with a 3-3/8 to 3-1/2-inch round cookie cutter.

 

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Garlic-Cheese RollsSpread a thin layer of margarine onto the rolls; sprinkle with garlic powder. Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese over top and cover; sprinkle Parmesan cheese lightly over top.

 

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Neighborhood Taco DipMix together and serve with taco chips. This is best when tomatoes are in season and you can use them fresh.

 

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Fruit CrispThis recipe is low in sugar, low in calories, and has 0 g fat. Yum! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Layer fruit in baking dish lightly coated with non-stick cooking spray. Add lemon juice, sugar, and raisins or berries.

 

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White River Fried TroutMix eggs in a separate bowl. Mix flour, pepper and your favorite seasoning in another bowl. Place trout filets in egg mixture, then coat with flour; repeat (double coat). Place oil and butter in frying pan and heat to 300 degrees F.

 

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Lasagna SoupBrown 1 lb. ground beef and add 1/2 cup chopped onion. Add 1 can tomatoes and 2 cans of vegetables (your choice, I prefer green beans and corn) to the above and heat.

 

Articles

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Use Stale Crackers in Place of BreadcrumbsWhen a casserole calls for a bread crumb topping, try using cheese-flavored or other flavored crackers instead. Crush them up, top your casserole with them, and drizzle on some butter or margarine and bake.

 

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Use Less Quick Rise Yeast With BreadmakersI've experimented a lot over the years with recipes for my breadmaker (makes 2 pound loaves). When I use quick rise yeast, I don't use the full amount of yeast the recipe calls for.

 

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Light a Candle When Chopping OnionsTo help stop your eyes from burning and tearing when you're cutting up onions, light a candle and sit as close to you as safely possible. Don't know why this works but for some it seems to provide relief.

 

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Craft: Lollipop Valentine's CardsI recently took a trip to the Dollar Store and noticed that they sell Valentine's Cards with Lollipops included. 10 of them for $1. I thought it would be a much better idea to make my own with a few craft supplies and it would be less expensive! Good craft for kids.

 

Two Pomeranians on cream and the other orange colored.

Ginger Bear and Mocha Bear (Pomeranian)This is Ginger Bear and Mocha Bear. They are 2 1/2 years and 1 year old Pomeranians.

 

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Use A Cooling Rack To Move Silicone PansSilicone pans can be difficult to handle when full of batter or dough. So when using silicone bake ware I put the silicone pan on an upside down cooling rack before filling it with batter or dough.

 

Craft: Valentine's Chocolate Flower CardTo create this card, cut a horizontal sheet of paper from left to right (ending up with two long strips of paper). Fold one in half. Cut a 3 x 3 sheet of tissue paper and fold into the wrapper shape then secure to the card with a piece of double stick tape.

 

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Wet Your Fingers To Open Trash BagsNot able to get those trashbags open with out a fight? Wet your thumb and index finger with water and rub it loose.

 

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Compost Stems From Flower ArrangingI love fresh flowers and buy carnations every two weeks. Since I usually get two large sprays from Costco, there are a lot of stems to cut, and to throw away.

 

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Make a Garden Holder for Your Cell PhoneStay in touch while gardening by making a holster for a cordless phone out of an old shoe. Nail an old shoe to a stake and place it in the garden to hold the phone.

 

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Amazing Deals On Outdoor Fabric at WalmartThese days it's sometimes cheaper to buy a garment already made than it is to sew it! This is so sad. Fabric has gone through the roof (like everything else!). I live in an area that has 5 Walmarts that sell fabric within a 40 mile radius of me

 

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Product Review: S Curl - Curl ActivatorI am now 44 and have only just got to grips with my curly hair! The magic product as far as I am concerned is S Curl, curl activator.

 

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Add Fireplace Ashes to Fertilize Planting BedsDon't know what to do with those ashes? This is a tip for those who have ash from a wood burner or fireplace. Place it in your garden or flower beds over winter, not all in the same place, just here and there.

 

Large Red Heart

Romance for LessMen, Valentines is fast approaching, an often costly calendar date. Be creative, romantic, and frugal this Valentines. Keep the cliché It's the thought that counts in mind when planning this day.

 

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Leave Your Car at an Airport HotelWhen traveling, consider staying at a hotel close to the airport and taking the hotel's shuttle bus to and from, leaving your car at the hotel (most have these accommodations, just inquire about it).

 

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Frugal Valentine's NotebooksI have eleven grandchildren, ages 13 years to 3 months old, so even buying cards for holidays can become expensive. I love to send out something small to each child. In January, I scored a cheap alternative to Valentine's Day cards at my local grocery store.

 

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Reinforce Sneaker Heels With Duct TapeI put a strip of duct tape on the inside heel of my sneakers. It seems a hole is always wore in the lining of the heel before the other parts of the sneaker is worn out.

 

Plastic canvas heart magnets.

Valentine Hearts Refrigerator MagnetsI made these 4 plastic hearts in about an hour. I cut out the hearts from the plastic canvas, the size I wanted. I choose pastel yarn colors.

 

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Add an Asterisk to Your Favorite Website BookmarksPut an asterisk * in front of any of your Bookmarks categories that you'd like to show at the top of your bookmarks list. Since the categories are listed alphabetically, this is helpful when you have a category that would usually require you to scroll far down your list.

 

Questions

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Riding Lawnmower Won't Shift Out of Neutral?My husband used our ride on lawn mower for two days in a row. Then it wouldn't shift out of neutral Does it seem as though the transmission is shot? We were given the mower, it isn't new.

 

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Removing Gel Pen Ink From Contact Paper?How can I remove black gel pen from contact paper? The gel pen leaked onto a table which is covered with a very light colored woodgrain look contact paper and is about 2 cms round. When you touch the stain gently with a finger you can feel it is slightly raised and has some movement.

 

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Perennial Plant Suggestions?I have placed a single row of cement blocks to help retain the soil on a slope in my backyard. Could anyone suggest a plant or flower which I could plant in each of the holes in the top of the blocks? Possibly a perennial which would spread over the side and hide the blocks.

 

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Managing a Self Storage Facility?My husband and I are going to manage a self storage facility. I could use some help in choosing businesses to target for marketing . I would appreciate any help and any ideas about the marketing since we are brand new at this. Thank you all.

 

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Using Loreal's Mineral Powder Makeup?I bought some mineral makeup by Loreal. I haven't worn makeup in 15 yrs and don't know what to do. I have used it 3 days and have been told I look wonderful. That is great, but I feel like I am doing it wrong or something. It is all powder and really does stay on until the end of my work day.

 

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PayPal Reviews?Have any of your winners in the US or Canada experienced any problems with PayPal? Over charges, double charges, unauthorized pull outs? Thanks and I really love your daily updates, recipes, tips, and crafts!

 

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Website Used to Give Items Away for Free?Within the last couple of months someone posted a site that was started mainly for disabled, but is now used for anyone who wants to give or get free items in their own area. I thought I saved it, but it's gone and I have free Pergo to give away. I don't want it to go to charity that someone would have to pay for it. Does anyone have the site name?

 

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Recipes for Controlling Diabetes with Diet?My friend has just been diagnosed with diabetes and needs to control it with her diet before it gets worse. She is a professional caterer, so this is going to be EXTREMELY difficult for her. Any suggestions, recipes etc. would be very welcome!

 

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Website to Get a Person's Information for Free?Does anyone have a web address of a site that will give you the name and address of an individual without charging you for it? The ones that I have pulled up make you sign up with a fee to get the info. Thanks

 

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Avocado's Leaves are Browning?My 3 year old avocado's new leaves are browning.

 

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Removing Double Stick Tape From Varnished Door?My daughter had a long mirror attached to her closet door with the double sided tape it came with. Now my daughter, and her mirror, are gone but the tape is still stuck hard to the door. Any suggestions on how to remove the tape without damaging the door? It is varnished pine.

 

A white cluster of flowers.

What is This Flower? (Lantana)Can anyone tell me what is the name of this flower? When I bought it last week it was still blooming, but now it's dying.

 

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Overloaded Main Breaker Panel?My Westinghouse main breaker is going bad. We took the load off by wiring our electric furnace to a separate panel. We can no longer get a Westinghouse main breaker, as they don't make them. The main breaker no longer smells hot or feels hot. Do we need to worry anymore now that the load is off of the panel. Please help.

 

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Recipe for Dessert Using Cake crumbs?I shall be glad to have a recipe or two for making an uncooked cake or dessert using cake crumbs.

 

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Making Sugar Soap to Clean Walls?Can anybody tell me how to make sugar soap for washing walls?

 

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Recipe for Quiche Made with Bisquick?I am looking for an easy quiche that is made with Bisquick.

 

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Avoiding Dishwasher Detergent Stains on Pots and Pans?How can white dishwasher detergent stains on pots and pans be avoided?

 

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Removing Water Marks from Stainless Steel Dishwasher Front?My dishwasher front is Stainless Steel and has these streaks that do not come out with the stainless cleaner I bought. Does anyone know how to get rid of these water marks?

 

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Church Bazaar Money Makers?What is your best Church Bazaar money maker?

 

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