August 24, 2008

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Recipes

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Failproof Apple PieIn large bowl, mix pie crust mix with ice cold water until holds together. Gently knead dough till smooth. (Do not OVERWORK dough, if you add too much water don't worry, just use more flour on your surface when rolling out).

 

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Incredible Cottage Cheese SaladMix gelatin and cottage cheese thoroughly, then add Cool Whip and blend. Keep refrigerated.

 

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Sweet Potato DumplingsPeel sweet potato and slice in rounds, slice rounds in half (half moons). Separate each bisquit in two pieces, pat out into as large of cicle as you can.

 

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Creamy Asparagus Dip Place all ingredients in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Process until thoroughly combined. Serve with crackers or corn chips.

 

Articles

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Birthday Party Idea - Gifts for an Animal ShelterWhen my husband was turning 60, we decided that since he didn't really want the guests to bring gifts, we'd find something else to do.

 

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Use Cream Cheese as a ToppingI had an extra 1/2 package (3-4 oz.) of cream cheese left in the fridge and wanted to use it up. Well, we were having fajitas last night, and I had very little fajita seasoning. As I was looking for more fajita seasoning, I stumbled upon a packet of Ranch for veggie dip/what have you.

 

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Don't Make Divinity or Fudge In Wet WeatherDon't try to make divinity or fudge when it's raining cats and dogs! In my previous life (young and dumb as opposed to old-er and smart) I tried to make divinity and totally burned up a mixer trying to get it firm, wound up eating it with a spoon.

 

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Product Review: GameWave SystemI think this is a great system full of family-friendly and child-safe games. Some of the games, like "Lock" are based on Yahtzee, others are based on compilations like the Veggie Tales game that has a bingo-type game, a "concentration" type game and 4 others, and puzzle games.

 

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Reuse Pringles Can as a Foot MassagerI've found another use for a Pringles can. I recently injured my back and have nerve damage in my foot and leg. My foot burns constantly and the muscles in my lower leg are pretty well shot.

 

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Lemon DelightMix as for a pie crust: 1 cup of butter, 2 cups sifted flour, 1 and 1/2 cups chopped pecans. Spread in 13x9 inch pan and bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F.

 

Littles (Chihuahua/Shih Tzu)

Littles (Chihuahua/Shih Tzu)Littles is 2 years old and is a Chihuahua/Shih Tzu Mix. I got him from a friend.

 

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Using Crumbled DeodorantWhen my deodorant stick reaches near the end, it often crumbles and falls out of the applicator. I replace the broken pieces, slide a nylon knee-high over the top, twist it so it is snug and the lid can still fit on. It is now ready to use right through the nylon.

 

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Tips for Defrosting Chest FreezersI have an easy, QUICK way to defrost my chest freezer. After defrosting and wiping dry, put about a tablespoon of glycerin on a cloth and run it around the side walls and the top of your freezer.

 

Questions

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Cleaning Algae From Pool Without Using Chlorine?How do you get green algae out of a above ground pool without using a chlorine system?

 

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Sanitizing Washing Machine?My father was admitted to an aged care facility recently and I pick his washing up every other day, some of which is soiled. I soak the soiled things and then put everything in my front loader. I am worried about cross contamination/infection. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about what I could do to prevent this as I use the machine for my own washing, it needs to be something simple and inexpensive. Thanks in advance.

 

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Alternative Scents for Rainbow Vacuum?Does anyone know of any alternatives that can be used instead of the regular scents that you put into your rainbow vacuum cleaner? I don't have any stores near me that sell them and don't want to buy them online without being able to smell them first.

 

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Dog Has Smelly Feet?My 3 year old dog has smelly feet! When his feet get warm even the sheets and blankets smell! I have taken him to two different vets. They tell me it's normal.

 

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Removing Glitter From Clothing?I recently purchased a dress whose color and style are exactly what I've been looking for. However, there is glitters all over the fabric to make the fabric sparkle. I really hate it! It is the tiny silver kind that sticks to the fabric.

 

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Does Sewing Your Own Things Save Money?We have recently started living more frugally to reduce our debt load. I am very excited about our new life and visit this site for ideas and tips usually more than once a day. :) I am considering buying a beginner type sewing machine and learning to sew so that I can make things for our home instead of buying them at the store.

 

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Uses for Calla Lily Seed Pods?My calla lily blooms form green seed pods inside. I was wondering if these can be planted or if they have any other use?

 

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Purchasing An Invisible Fence?I am thinking of getting an invisible electric fence for my dogs. (I have four lab/bull terrier mixes and a beagle). I would like any tips or advice on what kind to get, what to do and not to do, etc. I don't want to waste money, so any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

 

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Recipes Using Deli Meat?I work in a local deli. Every week, I am able to bring home sliced deli meat (usually roast beef) that is perhaps a day or two too old to be sold to the public but is still good. Other than sandwiches, any ideas for using this meat for meals?

 

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Trouble Using TV Antennas?I am trying to get my TVs to work on old fashion rabbit ear antennas and it is not working. I purchased the least expensive Phillips at Wal-mart and then a better one for $29.00. I can barely pick up ABC, PBS is ok and NBC is very snowy. Can someone give me advice on the type of antennae to use in a rural town?

 

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Strings Pulling Out Of Towels?Why do strings pull out on new towels so soon? Twenty years ago, I kept towels for five years or more with NO strings. Now after just 1 year, I have lots of strings, washcloths too.

 

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