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September 10, 2008
Recipe For Beer Yeast
I need a starter recipe for Beer Yeast for making bread.
Calculating Costs for a Large Wedding
I have a nephew, that's getting married next month. His new bride wants a large wedding, with four bride-maids. How much would the wedding cost?
Wash celery, trim, and slice thin. Blanch celery in 1 cup water until crisp; drain and rinse with cold water. Pour vinegar, cream, salt and pepper to taste over rinsed celery. Chill and serve.
Swiss Steak-Cabbage Dinner
Combine flour, salt, paprika, mustard and pepper. Cost steak well on all sides with flour mixture. Heat oil in large skillet. Brown steak well on both sides. Pour off excess drippings if necessary. Add bouillon and onions to meat.
Product Recall: Four Paws Pimple Ball Dog Toy
There is a defect in the Four Paws Pimple Ball with Bell, which can cause the dog's tongue to be sucked into the ball and seriously injured. One dog had to have his tongue amputated!
Oven Crisp Chicken
Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Mix first 4 ingredients in paper bag. Place shortening in oblong pan, 9x13 inches; set in oven to melt. Shake chicken in bag to coat thoroughly. Place chicken, skin side down, in single layer in hot shortening.
Ambrosia Chocolate Pie
Melt butter and mix with crumbs. Pack in pie plate and bake 8 minutes at 375 degrees F and let cool. (Or make favorite graham cracker crust recipe or buy ready-made crust.)
Crocheted Bed Doll Patterns
I am looking for crocheted bed doll patterns. I hope someone can help.
Recipe For Frozen Pudding Pops
Does anyone have a recipe for frozen pudding pops?
Tips To Find Inexpensive Body Work
We have a car that has a good sized dent in it from a hit and run driver. We are going to have to pay for the repair out of our own pocket. Does anyone have any tips for getting body work done as inexpensively as possible?
Cleaning and Shining Hardwood Floors
Does anyone know how to clean and shine wooden floors that have NO sealant on them? We live in a house that's almost 60 years old and can't afford to refinish the floors ourselves. Also, we don't have the physical strength to do so.
Will Mineral Powder Cover Blemishes?
I have dreadful skin and need full coverage foundation. Does anyone know if mineral powder would give me good coverage and cover acne scars and pigmentation marks? Thanks.
Bulk Christmas Ornaments
Where can I find plain Christmas ornaments in bulk so I can paint them? I definitely want balls, but will also like to have others.
Ideas For Buffet Style Party Food
I would appreciate some suggestions for food to serve for a party (buffet style) that does not need to be kept cold. I am looking for more hearty things, not chips and salsa, or fruit. Also, does anyone know how long you can leave out things like a meat and cheese tray or deviled eggs? Other ideas for ways to keep things cold in a clever way would be much appreciated. This is such a smart group! Thanks in advance for your help!
Removing Grease From Electric Skillet
I have a Farberware electric skillet that needs the grease and gunk removed from the bottom. I cannot soak it because it is electrical. What on earth can I use to get all this baked on grease off?
Making A Paper Pirate Hat
I've been trying to remember how to fold a pirate hat out of newspaper. We used to make them as kids and I wanted to share with my niece and her playmates. Any simple instructions appreciated. Thanks.
This recipe is not 'gourmet' but it's quick, easy and tasty. I have made it for about four decades. I use boxed PastaRoni (RiceaRoni sibling) but instead of following the boxed directions, I heat 1/2 cup milk and 3 tbls butter (no water because not using the water gives a far more tasty flavor and thicker sauce) in a saucepan while the pasta is cooking.
What Is This Tree?
We saw these trees on our trip to California. I just love them. They are much more interesting to me than the typical evergreen "screen" trees you see around here! But what are they?
Lay the picture frame flat. Decide on the type of design you wish to use. You could use a pencil to draw the outline of the design first, if desired. Position the self-sticking rhinestones on the frame. Insert your favorite photo and you're done!
Summer Beach Garden
We have a summer home in Fenwick, Island, De. My husband is a avid surf fisher. I decided to create a small beach garden for him at our main home in NJ. I've placed it for him to see as he leaves for work everyday. This reminds him, that he'll soon get back to the beach. Now, he starts his day with this happy reminder.
Rainy Day Paint Activity
Just because it's raining doesn't mean you can't take the kids outside to play. Slap on a raincoat and boots and head outside. Put some food coloring or paint on a paper plate and hold it in the rain. Watch how the wet splatter mixes the colors.
How to Go on a No TV Diet
Want to see if you can live without TV? Taking a break from the habit may give you an idea of how your time could be more profitably spent. Whether you want more leisure to read, pursue a hobby, hit the gym or just bond with friends and family, try these ideas to cold turkey TV from your life.
Strong Facial Peel Recipe
I am not sure how I came about this information but, for anyone who needs a strong facial peel or exfoliater:
Add all ingredients in large pan or slow cooker. Cook on low heat stirring occasionally so it does not catch on the bottom. Cooked when rice is soft. Serve with bread or mash.
Family: Two Year Old with Balloons
This is my little two-year niece at her grandfather's 80th birthday. She had so much fun with the balloons and we had so much fun watching her with them! Adorable.
Use Plastic Bags As Temporary Gloves
When I have a quick need to do a small paint job I use plastic bags for gloves. When finished I throwh them out.
Novelty Christmas Gift Ideas
I love to pick up novelty things when I go to craft shows, for stocking stuffers and such. I bought these last year and wanted to pass them onto my TF Family. If you are thinking of some kind of fund raiser or the kids want to make and sell some things for Christmas money, these are just cute and very cheap to make.
Ingredient Substitution List for Cooking and Baking
It is the time of year where the baking and cooking start and so I wanted to help anybody who cooks because they have some conversions that they do not have on most charts . I have found to be very helpful.
Add a Bay Leaf to Pantry Items to Keep Pests Away
The best thing I have ever found to keep pantry moths or any other pest from getting in your food is to put a bay leaf in the box or package after it is opened. There is something about a bay leaf that they hate.
Wildlife: Little Egrets(?) at Key West
I took this one in Key West! I was walking around site seeing as I stumbled across these two white birds. They were resting by a pond behind our resort. I had to creep down on the grass and keep quiet. But I think it turned out really nice.
Is My Pit Bull Blue Fawn?
I have a pit bull, I don't know if he is a blue fawn or just blue. The mother is blue and I don't even know if he is full pit bull. Can someone help me?
Make Organizing Trays Out of Cereal Boxes
When empty, I use wide "scotch" tape to stick the top together of cereal boxes, then cut the top and bottom off to the depth of approximately 2 inches
Storing Bulk Non-Perishable Groceries
When I purchase an item in bulk, it all ends up in the spare bedroom - like an 8 pack of paper towels, for instance. Needless to say, that room is becoming a catch-all. Where and how would you store non-perishable groceries and paper goods?
Use Velcro For Recycled Juice Pouch Wallets
When making juice pouch wallets, you could also secure them by sewing on velcro as a closure. This would prevent your cards from randomly falling out of the wallet.
Manual For Smith Corona Electric Typewriter XE-5200
Does anyone have information or manual for a Smith Corona electronic typewriter, Model XE-5200.
Garden: Small Garden in Indonesia
This is my garden in a small place, My plants grow very well here.
Starching Crocheted Items
Is regular kitchen corn starch good to use for starching crocheted items?
Using It All - Ointment
I keep a baby at my home during the week and I get so frustrated when the tube of Aquaphor Healing Ointment is almost gone and I just can't get the last bit to squeeze out! Knowing good and well that there is plenty still in there and I am going to have to throw it out!
Recommended Las Vegas Shows
We are going to Las Vegas in late November for the first time and would like to take in some shows. I would like to know if anyone could recommend some shows. Do we have to book them before we go or are there usually tickets available?
Fresh Grape Salsa
In medium bowl, combine grapes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno and lime juice. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with grilled chicken, fish or pork if desired.
Tips From a $300 Wedding
When my husband and I got married, we only spent $300 out of our pockets for the entire wedding. That included the flowers, my dress, invitations and programs. You can have a great wedding for a lower price as well.
Left overs from Thanksgiving? Make Thanksgiving Pizza.
Putting on a Bracelet By Yourself
I live alone so sometimes have a difficult time putting a bracelet or watch on by myself so I tape one end on my wrist with cellophane tape so it stays put and then I can take the other end and hook it together. Works every time!
Fresh Berry Cobbler
Combine 1/3 cup sugar and 1 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch in a small bowl. Combine berries, cornstarch mixture, and lemon rind in a large bowl until well blended; spoon berry mixture into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish.
Use Craft Containers For Daily Medication and Vitamins.
The dosette cases from the pharmacy did not have enough room to hold my daily vitamins and medication. The craft or dollar store have small round cases that screw into one another.
Peel and cook yams until tender. In a saucepan, combine rest of ingredients. Bring just to a boil. Pour over yams in a baking dish. Bake 30 minutes at 325 degrees F.
Be Considerate When Parking for Garage Sales
Regarding yard sales, please use kind driving and parking etiquette when attending yard sales. I cannot count how many potential accidents I have encountered by:
Taking Care of a Dachshund Puppy
Please give me tips to take care of a dachshund. What kind of food should I give to a 5 months old puppy?
Cook noodles in salted water until tender. Drain and mix in soup and water. In large skillet, fry onion in butter until clear. Remove onion and cook meat in skillet, stirring to break up particles.
Braided Fabric Dog Toys
Check out the remnant rack at your local fabric store. Find fleece, any kind, and cut it in 2 inch wide by 24 or 36 inch long strips. Place 3 together tie the ends together knotting it twice and start braiding to the end. Tie the other end.
Fresh Spaghetti Salad
Combine all ingredients in large bowl; mix well. Refrigerate. This is best if made one day prior to serving.
Link: Printable 3D Paper Models
I ran across these a second time and decided it deserved to be shared! Print these cute little 3D paper models toys, tanks, planes, people, a wolf, The Star Fleet and more!
Mix all together. Put in greased baking dish. Top with corn flakes. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour at 350 degrees F.
Moist Pound Cake
Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour, beating until creamy. Beat in vanilla. Spoon into greased and floured tube pan.
Winston (Chow/Retriever Mix)
This is Winston Ogden Churchill. He is 7 years old and is a Chow/Retriever Mix. I found him when he was about 3 months old at the Humane Society. The moment I saw him "behind bars" my heart just broke into a thousand pieces. I knew he was meant to be part of our family.
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