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July 2, 2008
Use Quotes to Search for an Exact Phrase
If you use quotation marks on either side of your request, you will get more specific answers. Instead of writing knit baby sweaters, you should write "knit baby sweaters" to narrow the hits returned to you.
Grilled Stuffed Tomatoes
Lightly coat almonds with olive oil and toast in oven at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C), for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden. Slice top off each tomato and scoop out pulp delicately.
Alphabetize Your Spices
My family thinks I'm a bit of a psycho because I alphabetize my spices! However, you wouldn't believe how much time this saves when cooking! It cuts the time previously spent looking for a certain spice, down to next to nothing.
U.S. Flag Etiquette
Celebrate Independence Day, display your U.S. flag using the proper flag etiquette.
Blend 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar and flavorings in bowl until light. Beat in egg. Sift 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt together. Add alternately with milk to sugar mixture, beating well after each addition.
Use Recycled Buckets for Irrigation
I live on a hobby farm and we've planted an orchard on our property. With the droughts that have been going on we didn't want to lose any trees. My husband came up with this idea on his own a few years ago ...
Boneless Pork Loin, Rotisserie-Style
Insert rotisserie rod through exact center of roast, using prongs to hold roast in place. Insert meat thermometer so bulb is centered in roast but not in fat or on rod.
Bulgar Honey Bread
Combine first 4 ingredients and 3 cups boiling water to large bowl; cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add to cooled bulgar mixture, mixing well. Add flour by thirds, beating well after each addition.
Carolina Potato Salad
Combine first 6 ingredients with 2 chopped hard-boiled eggs in large bowl, tossing to mix. Add mayonnaise, mustard and seasoning, mixing well. Spoon into salad bowl lined with lettuce leaves.
Place ribs in large baking dish. Brown at 450 degrees F for 45-50 minutes; drain. Combine remaining ingredients except lemon slices in bowl, mixing well. Brush ribs with sauce.
Creating Beautiful Hanging Baskets
Hanging baskets are a great way to dress up your yard and garden. Not only do they add color and interest, but because ornamentals, herbs, and vegetables can all be successfully grown in them, hanging baskets are also an excellent way increase your available planting space.
Car Tag (License Plate) Flag
Make an American flag from an old car tag. Spray paint the tag (license plate) using either red or white. That way you will only have to paint one set of stripes. Let dry. Paint on your blue background for stars, let dry. Paint on your other colored stripes, let dry.
Uncle Sam's Salad Bowl
I picked up this Uncle Sam hat in the dollar store. They had matching ice buckets, so it dawned on me that putting the two items together would make a nice presentation for the Fourth of July!
Gracie the Cat
Gracie is my 5 to 6 year old cat. She adopted us after the neighbor that she lived with got another cat that was mean to her.
Recipes For Cold Salads
I would like recipes for cold salads besides the macaroni and potato salads. Thanks.
Recipe For Bread Pudding With Hard Sauce
I am looking for a recipe for Bread Pudding and hard sauce. Thanks.
Dishwasher Not Running Hot Water
My dishwasher isn't running hot water. Any suggestions on how to get the hot water back?
Cracker Barrel Style Cracker Spread Recipe
I would like to find a recipe for the cracker spread found at Hickory Farms. It is, I think, a cream cheese dip named Country Vegetable. Also, any other recipes for tried and true cracker dips that you enjoy would be appreciated! Thanks!
Alternatives To Manufacturer's Hardwood Floor Cleaner
Does anyone have a really good way to clean pre-finished hardwood floors other than purchasing the expensive manufacturer's brand of cleaner? It costs me a fortune to use their cleaner and I know someone must have the solution.
Do You Need To Tip When Getting Take Out?
How common is it to tip when getting take out food? We usually get take out because we cannot afford the cost of tipping the server. I was disappointed when a friend that works as a hostess told me that I should be tipping her when I get take out because she is the one who is getting the order together and bagged.
Is Georgia Subtropical?
Is Georgia subtropical?
Looking for Vanilla Cake Recipe
I would like a really luscious recipe for a bakery type vanilla or white cake and frosting, for my hubby's birthday. Hope you can help. Thanks!
Trouble Removing External Hard Drive
My external hard drive frequently can't be removed from the computer because "a program is accessing it". How do we stop the program from accessing it so I can disengage the Freeagent by Seagate?
Yellow Streaks On Clothing After Washing
I keep getting yellowish streaks on my khaki colored laundry. I have city water. Is it the chlorine in the water? Is there any way to get it out after the laundry has been in the dryer? Please help!
Enzyme Cleaner Didn't Completely Remove Urine Odor
We tried the Nature's Miracle enzyme cleaner and steam cleaning to get dog urine smells out of our carpet. It helped but didn't take it away completely. Are we doomed to just tear up the carpet and start over? Or is there a last ditch effort we can try to banish the smell for good?
Nails Are Yellow From Nail Polish
How do I get rid of yellow nails, from nail polish?
Mexican Tamale Pancakes
In a medium-size bowl, pour boiling water over the cornmeal, stir, and let cool 10 minutes. Add milk, canola oil, eggs, cumin, chili powder, and baking powder; beat until smooth. Stir in the corn, chiles and olives.
The Library Is A Frugal Way To Beat The Heat
For a frugal way to beat the heat, go to your local library. Admission free. Hours of perusing your favorite books and magazines. Cost of a library card to take books, videos, CDs, or DVDs home with you free.
Use Your Cereal Boxes For Patterns
Before throwing out that cereal box consider saving the pieces to uses as patterns for quilt pieces, purse patterns, etc. Simply cut away the 2 large front and back pieces and save in a Ziploc bag.
Homemade Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers
I buy Keebler chocolate covered graham cracker cookies to have on hand for a "pick me up" treat. One afternoon, I was desperate for chocolate and alas one of my grandchildren had finished the chocolate covered graham cookies, so I was on the search for chocolate.
Use Ice In Front Of A Fan
To keep cool on a very hot day, turn on your fan and arrange a bowl of ice-cubes in front of it. Just like having an air-conditioner without the cost. Enjoy!
Use Baby Wipes On Floor Spills
Use baby wipes to clean up spills on the floor. My back is bad, so I sit here at my desk and scoot around on my office chair (on wheels) pushing a baby wipe with my foot! It's a whole lot easier and the cost is minimal. Excuse me, I must get back to that spot in the corner:)
Naturally Refurbishing Wood
I need to use a cane, but balk at the prices I've seen. I recently found a nice folding cane for $1.00 at a second hand store--the kind that usually costs $20 to $30.
Use Freezer Baskets In Coolers
I bought some freezer baskets at a garage sale to use in my upright freezer. I had a couple left over and thought of a great idea for them. I cut the corners off and then I folded the ends up and I use them in my coolers for camping.
Dishwasher Powder For Stubborn Linen Stains
For getting spots out of fine linen, soak in 1 Tbsp of dishwasher machine powder. If stubborn, add a few drops of bleach (if white). If not white, add 30% peroxide.
Baby Girl (Pit Bull) and Sweetie Pie (Pit Bull/Rock/Lab/Blue Heeler)
Baby Girl is a 1 1/2 year old Pit Bull and Sweetie Pie is a 5 month old Pit Bull/Rock/Lab/Blue Heeler.
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