May 13, 2008

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Recipes

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Four-Layer DessertMix ingredients and pat into a 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 15 minutes.

 

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Easy Spinach DipDrain spinach (do not cook) well, add all ingredients and mix well. People who don't like spinach eat this and love it.

 

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Creamy Potato CasseroleCombine all ingredients except parsley. Place in lightly greased 9x13 pan and sprinkle with parsley and paprika. Bake uncovered in 300 degree F oven for 1 1/2-2 hours.

 

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Fresh Apple-Walnut CakeThis is a family favorite, so it's made quite often. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease, but don't flour a 10 or 12-cup bundt pan. Mix sugar, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl until blended.

 

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Connie's Chicken Rice CasseroleThis recipe dates back to the 70's when I first began making it. It's one of our family's favorites and I hope you enjoy it too.

 

Articles

Bird on flowering branch.

Be Patient And Prepared For Photo OpportunitiesKeep a camera near the door and use a lot of patience to get shots of your feathered friends. This little fella posed for me for about ten minutes. He even turned for a profile shot when I asked him to. Certainly made my day.

 

Bernese Mountain Dog and Great Pyrenees Mix

Gordi (Bernese Mountain Dog/Great Pyrenees)Gordi is one year old. He is a Bernese Mountain Dog/Great Pyrenees mix. I purchased Gordi from a breeder and my husband and I drove to Missouri and picked him up the day he turned eight weeks old.

 

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Seldom Used Flash Light - Keep Batteries SeparateIn regards to your tip about putting flashlight batteries in backwards to prevent accidental discharge, many designs of flashlights will allow them to operate even if both batteries are reversed. Also, even one battery reversed will allow discharge if accidentally switched on.

 

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Keep Drawers Closed With Cellophane During a MoveWhen moving, be careful not to use tape on your furniture to hold dresser or night stand drawers closed. The tape can easily damage the finish, especially in hot weather. Use a self clinging cellophane wrap.

 

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Add Baking Soda to Dish WaterPlace a tablespoon of baking soda in your dish water when washing dishes by hand. It helps take off hard water stains and makes your soap last longer

 

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Use Fabric Softener Solution As FebreezeIf you're looking for a really cheap, but effective alternative to Febreeze, try this:

 

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Keep Hair Bleach (Peroxide) from Burning Your ScalpHere is a great tip if you bleach your hair and the bleach burns your scalp: ask your beautician to add a pack of "Sweet n Low" to the mixture! It takes the burn out and doesn't affect the color at all! If you want bring your own. I read this from a Hollywood makeup artist, great idea!

 

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Use X-Rays For Doll Clothing PatternsAs I am a dressmaker, I always make my own patterns for dolls clothing. To have my patterns last forever, I use all my old X-rays. Put on a white sticker to write on so you can easily find it's back.

 

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Molding Candy Melt Suckers and FavorsFor Easter, I molded candy melt suckers for my grandchildren. It was very simple and I painted the details on them by mixing food colors to the melted candy and painted them on with a fine tipped art brush.

 

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Are You Guilty, Too? A PoemFound in another cookbook! I loved this one. It's a little too little to save, And a little too much to dump . . .

 

Questions

Saving My Broken Cactus

Saving My Broken CactusI have a 3 foot tall cactus that broke off two large shoots. This may be a very naive question, but can I attach the two broken shoots with duck tape (haha) and will it heal itself and grown roots back to the base. Or should I go back to just repotting them?

 

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Internet Explorer Blocking Access to SitesRecently my computer has been having an issue. When I type in an internet address (ie: my bank, aol mail, etc.), it says "Internet Explorer has blocked this site due to security certificate issues", telling me the certificate has either expired or is not valid. Does anyone know what causes this and how to fix it?

 

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