July 10, 2008

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Recipes

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Caramel MarshmallowsMelt first 3 ingredients together in double boiler. Dip marshmallows in caramel mixture, coating well. Roll in Rice Krispies. Chill until set.

 

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Drop DonutsPlace eggs in bowl, beat one minute. Add sugar, butter, vanilla and milk. Beat 1/2 minute. Add dry ingredients and beat until well blended.

 

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Cabbage StroganoffIn a large heavy skillet, heat bacon drippings or oil; saute onions until limp, add beef, crumbling with fork and cook until browned.

 

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Crock Pot 15 Bean SoupSorry for taking so long to write this recipe. This is for the people who wanted to use the crock pot with not that much money. This is really good and I gave it out to a person whose hubby passed away. It is very good.

 

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Tall BlondeThis has always been my favorite drink and when I moved away from Northern Ontario, I had to bring the recipe with me as no one had heard of it.

 

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Strawberry Shortcake BowlCombine strawberries and sugar to taste in bowl, mixing well. Chill for 30 minutes. Combine cinnamon with 1/4 cup sugar in small bowl; set aside. Separate each biscuit into 2 thinner biscuits by pulling layers apart. Brush both sides with butter. Dip in sugar mixture.

 

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Stir-Fry Chicken & BroccoliCombine first 5 ingredients with 1/4 cup water in bowl, mixing well. Marinate chicken in sauce for 10 minutes or longer. Drain chicken, reserving marinade.

 

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Barbecue BeansChop bacon and place in small saucepan. Add beans and barbecue sauce.

 

Articles

Tomatoes in Hanging Basket

Growing Vegetables in Hanging BasketsI was just about to plant some flowers in a hanging basket I have when I remembered that I have several leftover starter plants that are zucchini, summer squash, lemon cukes, and pickling cukes.

 

Using compost.

What To Do With Finished CompostThe recipe for making compost is simple. Start with some greens, add in as many browns, toss in a handful of dirt, and moisten with water. Stir occasionally and let cook for a few months to a few years, depending on the temperature of the pile.

 

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Simple BookmarkSometimes simple is best. I have had many bookmarks in my life. They have fallen out, or made the books appear bulky.

 

Scenery: Beautiful Mount RainierWe were just coming out of a restaurant when I noticed our beautiful Mt. Rainier was out on all her glory. I had to stop and take a couple of pictures.

 

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Cool Sensory Toy for Kids (and Adults!)Tape a large square of sticky shelf liner (Mac Tac) to the floor, or to the wall, or a door, UPSIDE DOWN. (That's right, sticky side UP.) Kids love sticking their hair to the wall and their hands and feet to the floor! Doesn't have enough glue to really stick, just enough to have fun!

 

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List for Trip PackingIn 1998, when we were expecting our first grandchild, I made a list of everything I needed to take with me to stay for a week, including my tooth brush and underwear.

 

Wood burned jewelry box.

Woodburned Jewelry BoxHave a wooden jewelry box you'd like to decorate? How about using a wood burning tool on it?

 

Potted tomatoes sitting on old garden bench.

Patio Tomato BenchI used an old bench that no one could sit on and sat my potted tomato plants on and around the bench. As they grow, I can tie them to the bench for support. I have red, yellow and black cherry plants, so I am hoping for a little color also.

 

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Dog Toy IQ ChallengeThis cheap dog toy also provides an IQ challenge. Put a piece of dog biscuit or a treat in a Propel water bottle (with no cap and the plastic retainer ring removed).

 

cat laying on back

Priss (Scottish Fold Mix)Priss is 3 years old this month. He is a mix, but we are told he is part Scottish Fold. We found him through our local paper.

 

Questions

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Crabgrass Killer?I am looking for a homemade crabgrass killer.

 

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Nutritional Value of Baked Vegetables?For additional nutrition, I grated a raw zucchini into double batch of brownies. I am now wondering if it makes a difference, because heat kills vitamins and the fiber is negligible. Any thoughts on the subject?

 

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Covering Ikea Round Wicker Hassock?I have a decorating question. I have a round wicker hassock which I bought from IKEA several years ago (so you know it is still very solid). There are spaces around the sides that are broken and look unsightly, thanks to our cat. I would like to cover it with fabric, but have no idea how to adhere the fabric to the item.

 

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Cucumber Plants Not Producing?I have planted cucumbers and they have beautiful blooms but have yielded no vegetables I planted them in a planter with miracle-gro potting soil. They have adequate sunshine and water. I suspect a soil deficiency but really am not sure.

 

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Using Leftover Cement?Any ideas for using two leftover bags of cement?

 

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Yellowing on a Beaded Background?I have question about getting yellow out of the background on the beading of a wedding dress. It is only on parts of the bottom. I have already taken to cleaners and didn't come out. Any suggestions?

 

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Freezing, Frying or Canning Cucumber?How do you freeze, fry or can cucumber?

 

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Getting Rid Of Day Lilies?I have a day lily that is growing like a weed. It is taking over my entire lily patch, including my beautiful lilies that I have had for over 20 years. I am currently trying to dig them out, they are about 5 feet tall. They are multiplying like crazy. Has anyone else ever had this problem? Any ideas on what to do?

 

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Stain Proofing a Coach Purse?I just got my first Coach purse. It is signature fabric with leather accents. Is there a way to "waterproof" or "stainproof" the fabric portion of the purse? Thanks!

 

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Two Power of Attorneys?My husband has POA over his mother's affairs. His brother recently became medical POA when their mother was deemed incompetent due to Alzheimer's. So now his brother is responsible for all sitter care (hiring, scheduling, paying, etc.) This has caused a lot of conflict.

 

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Grove's Beauty Product Line?Has anyone seen the Grove's beauty line of olive oil products (body milk spray, hand lotion, body butter, etc.)? I wonder if Target has discontinued this.

 

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What Will Grow Under Walnut Trees?What vegetables and flowers will survive under the drip line of walnut trees?

 

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What Vegetables Grow Well in Western Tennessee?What grows very well in western TN? I'm thinking vegetables. Mostly sandy soil with some going toward clay. It rains a lot here.

 

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Freezing Lunchables?Can Lunchables be successfully frozen without sacrificing taste/texture? I would like to stock up when I find a great sale on them, as my dd loves them. Thank you in advance for any help on this.

 

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Watering Dog Wood Trees?I bought some weeping cherry trees and a dog wood trees from a different area last spring online. I lost some of them as they were very small saplings. The ones that are living now are in my veranda and get limited sunlight.

 

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Beauty Products for Someone With Allergies?I am living with food allergies and Celiac Disease and need help finding lotion and beauty products I can use!

 

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Washing a Poseable Teddy Bear?Can I wash/dry a poseable teddy bear? If so, how? My dd received one that is in dire need of a "bath". Thank you in advance for any help on this.

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper: 7271563B Lot 005?Looking for a wallpaper border that is discontinued. Border is 7271563B Lot 005. I am desperate! Please respond.

 

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Cleaning Heavy, Lined Drapes?I have not one, but five sliding glass doors in my house! They are everywhere! I have hung on them heavy, lined drapes that I bought on sale from J.C. Penney's. They each also have a valance on top. What I would like to know is can I clean them any way other than dry cleaning which is what the tags say?

 

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Finding an Inexpensive Bicycle or Gas Scooter?I'm looking for a bicycle or gas scooter that's in good condition to ride to work which is only 2 miles away but I need to save all the money I can and riding a bike is a good start!

 

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Sugar Free Pie Filling Recipes For Canning?Does anyone have recipes for Sugar Free pie fillings to can in "hot water bath" canner?

 

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Staining Particle Board Flooring?I am about to remove my carpet from my living room and hoping to stain the particle board underneath. Any suggestions?

 

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Decoupaging Over Decoupage?Do I really have to remove old decoupage before putting on new?

 

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Discontinued Wallpaper: Galerie Geo Book #1546-37?I am trying to locate 13 rolls of wallpaper from the Galerie Geo book which was apparently discontinued in March 2007. The pattern number is 1546 - 37. I would be grateful if you could assist.

 

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Removing Musty Smell from Fire Proof Safe?How do I remove a musty smell from documents stored in a fire proof safe?

 

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Safe Decibel Levels for Listening to Music?Does anyone know the safe db level listening to music? What should the db level be under to protect a person's hearing?

 

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Bubble Gum Stain On Silk Shirt?My favorite silk shirt had bubble gum on it. I have used peanut butter to remove it but now it has a stain from the bubble gum. How can I get this stain out?

 

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What Can I Grow Under A Cedar Tree?What plants or flowers can be grown under a cedar tree? Right now, there is just bare dirt because the grass will not grow there.

 

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Permanent Marker on Blinds?I need to know if anyone has any tips on how to get black permanent marker (sharpie) off vertical blinds still on the window! My 2 year old went crazy and scribbled all over them! I'm desperate.

 

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Companion Plant Ideas With Tomatoes?I planted two Early Girl tomato plants in a large raised bed. I have room for something else but I know from experience not just anything will grow with tomatoes. Any suggestions?

 

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