March 21, 2008

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Recipes

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Peach JellySave peeling and seeds when canning or freezing peaches. Place peach peelings and seeds (minimum 4 qts.) in heavy pan. Barely cover peelings and seeds with water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 30 minutes.

 

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Bavarian Pork Roast (Crockpot)This recipe was given to me by my lifelong friend who's mother (including her children) escaped from Germany during WWII and came to live in my home town. My friend cooks mostly according to her mother's recipes, and has updated most of them with spices, etc., used here in the U. S., and they still maintain that old world flavor.

 

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Holiday Brunch CasseroleThis recipe was given to me several years ago when I was at a loss of what to cook for a house full of family visiting for the Christmas holidays. I've used it ever since, when having company, so I don't have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

 

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Apricot FluffThis is a great recipe for Easter Dinner (or anytime during year).

 

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Creamy Salmon DipMix salmon, cream cheese, and lemon juice. Sprinkle with paprika after placing in serving dish. Place lemon slice on top for garnish, if desired. Serve on crackers.

 

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Jewish CoffeecakeMix the preceding, except topping, in mixer at medium speed for 5 minutes. Grease a Bundt pan and put 1/2 of the topping in bottom of Bundt pan and the rest in the cake mixture.

 

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Hot Bacon Potato SaladBoil potatoes and slice. Fry bacon and after cutting in small pieces, mix bacon with remaining ingredients and mix with potatoes. Use more topping, if needed. Depends on amount of potatoes.

 

Articles

Recycled cards in plastic bags.

Recycled SentimentsI love stamping and giving greeting cards to all my friends and family. These cards are made from wallpaper books that are normally discarded by paint stores. I got the books and made lovely cards using the wallpaper samples. Added a sentiment inside and I have instant cards that are beautiful.

 

Easter Egg Wreath with Flowers

Ribbon Ties Easter WreathEasy way to decorate your grapevine wreaths for Easter are just to run a ribbon through it's vines and then just use plastic eggs and sandwich the ribbon between the egg and close.

 

Using Ancho Pepper (Dried Polano Pepper)The flavor of ancho peppers are some what sweet and raisin like, Mildly spicy. These are the sweetest of the dried chilies.

 

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Write "Magic" Messages on EggsMix a solution of white vinegar and alum (8:1 ratio). Alum can be found in the spice section.

 

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Filmy Glasses from Using Dishwasher PacketsGlasses filming up in your dishwasher using Electrosol packets with hard water? Change to Cascade. I bought a new Whirlpool dishwasher because my glasses and china were filming up. A sample pack of Electrosol came from Whirlpool, so I assumed it was the best product to use.

 

Charolais calf.

Newborn Charolais CalfIt's not sexed yet, but due to being born the day before St Patrick's day, the kids plan on naming it either Clover or Patrick. This Charolais calf is just 20 minutes old, born at 4:11 PM on March 16, 2008.

 

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Organizing Your Pins and BroochesI bought large size embroidery hoops, 2 scarves (or a nice piece of material cut in half = for 2).

 

Mallard

Mallard at Burroughs ParkBeautiful mallard duck at Burroughs Park in Tomball, TX

 

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Grind Coffee Beans As You Need ThemI just discovered the best cuppa Joe possible far as staying fresh. The secret? Buy your own coffee grinder (found mine, plus the coffee beans at Kroger). Do NOT grind the beans at the store.

 

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Making Your Own Echinacea Or Herbal TincturesIf you are spending a fortune buying echinacea pills or tincture these days to combat the flu and colds, here's a way to make your own herbal tincture at a fraction of the price: Take a small glass jar with a tight fitting lid (a small jelly canning jar will work nicely).

 

Which Came First?This Sunday, homes will once again be filled with Easter dresses, Easter baskets, painted eggs, stuffed chicks and bunnies, and candy as we celebrate "Ishtar". If you"re like me, you always wondered what any of this had to do with Jesus rising three days after His death. I learned recently that the answer really is "absolutely nothing."

 

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Buy Each Child Their Own Colored TowelDo less wash, buy each child a towel in their own color. When my 4 kids were growing up, I had a problem with them just throwing their bath towels onto the bathroom floor. I remedied this by buying each child their OWN towel in their own color. The rule was that they were each responsible for their own towel.

 

spring flowers

Spring FlowersNo tip, just sharing Spring in Moorpark, CA. And prayers to everyone in the flood zones. May God comfort you.

 

Easter teen

Alternatives to Easter Baskets for TeenagersWhen Easter comes around, everyone gets excited about Easter baskets. At about 12, most kids decide that they are too old for Easter Baskets, but as parents we still want to celebrate this tradition of spring. Here is a list of some alternatives for Easter Baskets for those hard-to-please teenagers.

 

White towel folded into an Easter bunny with plastic egg in pouch.

Towel Easter BunnyIt's time to get our Easter decorations out! Here is an easy bunny to make with your children or grandchildren. Lay washcloth like a diamond. Roll each half to the center making sure the "fuzzy" side of the washcloth is going to be on the outside.

 

Questions

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Painting Metal Shelves In Refrigerator?How would I prepare and paint the metal shelves in my refrigerator? I think they are aluminum, and they look all mottled. Other than that the fridge is in great condition.

 

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How Do You Sew A Shrug?How do you sew a shrug?

 

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Removing Mold And Mildew On Polyester Shower Curtain?How can I remove mold and mildew from a polyester shower curtain?

 

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Fresh Smelling Towels?How do I remove foul smell from towel ? I want to add fresh smell to the towel.

 

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Can You Freeze Basket Cheese?Can you freeze basket cheese?

 

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Removing Diesel From Block Paved Driveway?My grandson spilled some diesel on my newly laid block paved drive. I have tried hot soapy water but that has not worked. Can someone please tell me how to get it off?

 

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Game Warden Themed Birthday Party Ideas?My boyfriend will be celebrating his 40th birthday in a couple of weeks. I am looking for Game Warden theme party ideas. I have had little luck searching the net. I did find a couple of hunting websites, but would like to search for more. I am also looking for center piece ideas. Many thanks.

 

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Looking For Information On Oshkosh, Wisconsin?Has anyone lived or been to Oshkosh, Wisconsin? What is the area like? Is it a good place to raise a family? What about surrounding area Omro or Neenah?

 

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Front Load Washer Not Spinning When Full?My Frigidaire front loader washer is not spinning when full. It spins ok if only a small amount of clothes are in it. We just replaced the belt, but it didn't help the problem. Should I just buy a new one or is this fixable?

 

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Moving Without Selling Current House?My husband is considering a job in another state that pays a lot more then we are currently making. We live in Michigan. Houses are not really selling. We would be lucky to make what we owe. My question is has anyone else moved to another state and started completely over without selling their old house?

 

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