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Garden Vegetable SaladCore, rinse, and drain lettuce. Break into bite-size chunks. In a large glass bowl, spread out half the lettuce to form first layer. Next, layer on shredded carrot.
Spinach-Rice CasseroleSaute' onion in margarine until clear (about 3 minutes). Add chopped spinach; stir well. Add 1 lb. Velveeta cheese, cut into pieces, until melted. Add 1 can golden mushroom soup and 1 can milk; stir well.
Cherry Lane SpecialPour boiling water over dates; add baking soda. Mix in bowl and cool. Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs and beat well. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa alternately with date mixture. Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan.
Black Forest Coffee CakeBeat eggs; add sugar, shortening, milk and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder. When well mixed, add chocolate chips. Pour into a large greased 9x13-inch baking pan.
Chicken Roll UpsIn a small bowl, crush stuffing mix. In medium bowl combine cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, and lemon pepper. Mix well. Stir in chicken and mushrooms. Set aside.
Spicy Grilled ShrimpPeel and clean shrimp. Combine all other ingredients. Add peeled shrimp to sauce and let stand 15 minutes. Grill shrimp over hot coals, basting with sauce. Be careful not to overgrill!
Easy Access DirectoryKeep the phone numbers and hours of stores, doctors, the library, etc. posted on the inside of one of your kitchen cabinet doors. This will save you a lot of time when you need to make a call or find out when a place of business opens or closes.
Aluminum Foil To Prevent Static ClingFor static cling, I put a wad of tin foil in the dryer. It seems to help. Also, don't dry to bone dry. Leave damp and hang to finish.
Over The Door Shoe Racks For Hair AccessoriesThis is a dual purpose tip. If you are someone who has to wear or likes to wear wigs or even other types of hair accessories that can be hung, I have the perfect time and space saving solution. The over the door shoe racks are awesome. You can hang one of each wig on the hook a shoe hands on.
Bartering: The Wave of the FutureWell, all the economists are talking about recession and I don't really know what that big fancy word means. I do know with rising gas prices and with rising food prices that times are hard for all of us.
Hide Emergency Cash in a Lipstick ContainerA good place to hide extra cash is in an empty lipstick container and then just toss in with odds and ins and only you will know it's there.
Add Baking Soda to Your Sink When Washing DishesAdd about a teaspoon of baking soda with your dish detergent when filling the sink to wash dishes. It softens the water, helps the detergent clean better and makes the suds last a lot longer. I do this all the time and found it makes cleaning the dishes easier and helps reduce and remove hard water stains.
Sewing Machine Needles as Picture HangersIf you want to hang a picture without damaging your wall or sheet-rock, simply find a stud and pound an old sewing machine needle into the stud. These sewing machine needles are quite strong and will hold up quite a load if they are pounded in with a hammer.
Cleaning Up Pet VomitJust a very simple tip I thought to share with you. If you pet vomits on the carpet, here's a quick and easy clean-up. Just cover with kitty litter, leave to dry then vacuum it up. There should be no odour at all. If there is -with equal amounts of Listerine mouthwash and water in a spray bottle, shake then spray over the affected area.
Faux Birthday CakeAt Sunday School, we recognize the kids' birthdays, but it seemed sort of boring without a cake and candles, so I made a pretend one. Schoolteachers could also use it in their classrooms.
Saving Money on EggsIf you have a reasonable sized back garden (yard), and your local government allows, keep 2-4 chickens depending on the size of your family.
Sasha (Yorkie)Sasha is 4 and a Yorkie. We got her 3 years ago through a rescue group after her previous owner didn't want her anymore. We also have 2 other furbabies we got from the same rescue group.
"Cotton Ball" Seeds Or Starts?I would like a start or seeds to plant a flower that I don't know the name of but I will describe it the best I can. It is about the size of a grapefruit, and it comes in pink, blue, white, and I don't know what other color. I think it's name is cotton ball, or popcorn ball or something like that. I really want some of these flowers. Could someone out there figure out what I am trying to say and maybe tell me where to get a start or some seeds? Thanks so much.
Removing Stuck on Flannel from Dining Table?A lined/plastic table cloth back is stuck to an antique table. I don't want to re-finish it. I just want to take off the fuzzy stuff left behind. Warm water did not work.
Keeper from NC
Anti-Static Washing Machine Balls?Has anyone tried "anti-static" washing machine balls? I saw them advertised, now I can't find them. Thanks.
What is a springform pan?What is a springform pan?
Bromeliad Flower Is Leaning?I have a Bromeliad with a red flower in the center. It is growing great. My question is: The flower in the center is leaning to one side. Is this normal or I am suppose to stake it up straight?
Looking For Recipe For Chinese Orange Rice?I love all of your recipes and would like to thank you for your time and energy that goes into these. I am looking for a recipe from a local Chinese restaurant. It is called Orange Rice (here) but I do not know the true name. It consists of a mixture of rice, sugar, orange, and (???). All of this is placed inside a hollowed-out orange half. Anyone familiar with this? Thanks.
How Long Do Hard Boiled Eggs Last?How long do hard-boiled eggs last when they're refrigerated in their shells? Thanks.
How Can I Tell if My Dog is a Pit Bull?Is my dog a full Pit Bull or a Pit Bull mix?
Eye Glasses Are Too Tight?I have new eye glasses, and have had the ear pieces adjusted but they are still too tight. Can someone tell me a way to loosen them or some sort of padding for the ear part?
Transferring Camcorder Tapes to Computer?I need help figuring out how to transfer our home movie camcorder tapes to my computer. I have windows xp professional with windows movie maker. I have an a/v out connection on the camcorder. It's a Quasar VM-D51 model palmcorder. Thanks for your help.
Growing Hair Back Quickly After Chemo?I have recently had to have chemo, which caused me to lose all of my hair. Does anyone know of any tricks on how to get your hair to grow back faster?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Raymond Waites: "Vintage Wildflowers", #590650?I am looking for a discontinued wallpaper by Raymond Waites. It is called "Vintage Wildflowers" and it is #590650. It is in the Manor book - Imperial/Blue Mountain wall coverings book.
Heat Stain on Dining Room Table?How do I remove heat rings from a wooden dining room table?
Judy from Austin, Texas
Inexpensive Hall To Rent In Miami Lakes Area?Does anyone know of a cheap hall to have a reception in the Miami or Miami Lakes area? I know that government halls are cheap but I can't seem to find any. We only want to spend about $3,000 to $4,000 on the whole wedding. Is this possible?
Removing Scratch Marks From Wooden Floors?I'm looking for something that would remove scratch marks off my wooden floors. What do you recommend?