May 14, 2008

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Recipes

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O'Henry Candy BarsBring syrup and sugar to a boil just until it dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove and add peanut butter and vanilla; stir in crisp rice cereal. Pat into jelly roll pan which has been buttered. Butter your hands and work quick.

 

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Stir Fry Chicken and VegetablesMix sauce ingredients in bowl and set aside. Heat wok or large skillet to medium high. Using 2 Tbsp. oil, add broccoli and carrots. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes, then add rest of veggies. Cook one minute, then remove from skillet and keep hot.

 

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Chicken-Macaroni CasserolePlace in buttered casserole in the refrigerator overnight. Bake next day, stirring once or twice. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

 

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Pickled Radishes Place radish slices and onions in a large bowl. In another bowl, stir together, vinegar, sugar, and salt until all is dissolved. Pour over radish mixture.

 

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Savory Pork ChopsIn a bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Dredge pork chops in flour mixture. In skillet over medium heat, brown chops in oil on both sides, about 8 minutes.

 

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Fancy Lettuce SaladTear lettuce; slice and add onion. Add pimento; slice and add artichoke heart and palm. Mix, then salt and pepper to taste. Add cheese. Mix oil and vinegar. Add to salad, tossing lightly. Let rest for 5-10 minutes.

 

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Tuna Chip CasseroleEmpty the tuna and soup into a 9x13 inch casserole dish. Fill the two soup cans with milk and add it to the dish as well. Crunch up the bag of potato chips and add it to the dish.

 

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Broccoli and Tuna Cheese PiePour over the ingredients. Cook at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes, then turn down to 350 degrees F and finish cooking for 35 more minutes.

 

Articles

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Toilet Paper Roll Favor BoxesOur favor boxes were made from toilet paper rolls. We cut them in half and folded in the bottom, creating a cup. Then we painted them all white inside and out so the card board would harden.

 

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Information About LASIK Eye SurgeryHave you thought about getting LASIK laser eye surgery done?

 

Gourds painted to look like farmers.

Little Gourd FarmersThe little farmers are gourds, painted in the colors you want. You can get both straw hats or you can crochet them, which ever you like.

 

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Quick and Easy Temporary KennelDo you wish there was a safe, easy, and thrifty way for your pets to enjoy the fine weather? How about an easy up and easy down small kennel?

 

Beware of Products You Don't NeedWhile teaching advertising, I've come to be quite a skeptic. Aware of the various methods of advertising, I tend to focus most on the Parable of Created Needs. What this advertising method says is that manufacturers create a need for a product, persuading consumers to purchase it because it's a necessity.

 

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Make Magnetic Information Sheets for Your FridgeTo save time trying to find oven temps, food substitutes, handy hints, or favorite recipes in cooking books, print them onto a magnetic sheet and put it on your fridge.

 

Jeans pocket purse.

Cell Phone/Purse PocketA lot of fun. First, paint your heart. I painted the wood heart to match with acrylic paint. While it dries you, can cut out your pocket.

 

Mini birdhouse wedding shower favor

Mini BirdhouseI made these mini birdhouses for my daughter's shower. I made 25 different houses and they were a hit in the beginning of spring.

 

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Four Steps For Clean ShoweringPerform these 4 steps when showering and they will surely leave you feeling very clean all day and make your deodorants and perfumes last longer.

 

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Reuse StyrofoamStyrofoam! I re-use all I can. When drying starched items (ie: ornaments), I cover a strip of styrofoam with plastic wrap, stretch to form and pin to place.

 

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Soy Protein Wiener: Vegetarian AnthemThis is a little jingle I thought of when I decided to turn vegetarian. It's written to the tune of the Oscar Meyer wiener song and I think it has a shot at becoming our anthem.

 

several round frames

Recycled Frames and Shadowboxes From CardboardUpdated: This idea came to me when I was reading about laminated wood products. I decided to try it out using cardboard and craft glue and came up with a very strong but very light wood substitute. All you do is cut cardboard boxes (cereal, cookies, crackers, etc.) into strips and glue the strips together one on top the other.

 

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Hair Bows for Little PrincessesMy granddaughter, now three years old, is getting hair long enough to wear up and, I must admit, I dearly love to fix it when I babysit while Mommy works.

 

Fluffy The CatFluffy is a Tuxedo cat, he is 2+ years old. He likes to sit on my lap and love on the dog

 

Yellow Memorial Flowers

Yellow Memorial FlowersI planted these beautiful yellow flowers in 1999 when I got the news that my brother-in-law had cancer and was not going to survive. Every year when they bloom, I reflect back on the ones I have lost in my life.

 

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Wash Produce Right Before UsingMany of us have a habit of washing produce before putting it in the refrigerator after we buy it and get ready to store it. I was surprised to hear that what I thought was a good habit in doing so is actually not a good idea. Wet produce can harbor a lot of bacteria, because it is wet.

 

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Ask Your Cafe For Used Coffee GroundsMany cafes will give out quantities of used coffee grounds for your garden for free! Our local Borders does this and it is wonderful for the garden, esp. acid loving plants like azalea, lilac, hydrangea, etc. :) All you have to do is ask!

 

Scenery: Rustic OuthouseDo you remember the days when the restroom was outside?

 

Questions

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Removing Sharpie from an Oil Painting?Any tips for removing sharpie from an oil painting? The sharpie was the under drawing and is now showing through to the surface.

 

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What's Fun To Do at Myrtle Beach?What's fun to do in Myrtle Beach? We plan on being there for 5 nights. We've been there before, but I'm looking for something off the beaten path. Also is there anything in Virginia around I-77, that would be fun to do for a couple hours with the family?

 

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Landscaping Ideas with Recycled Clay Roof Tiles?I want to recycle quite a lot of clay roof tiles for use in my landscape. Any ideas?

 

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