October 13, 2008

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Recipes

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Cherry Cheese CrispPrepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour into 2 greased 9x13 inch baking pans. Bake at 350 degree F for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool.

 

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Peanut Butter Brownie BarsPrepare brownie batter according to package directions. Spread into a greased 13x9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs.

 

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Orange Peel Chicken Over Rice With Sesame SaladWith vegetable peeler, cut peel from orange into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Do not cut into the white membrane. Place orange peels on a cookie sheet, let peels dry in 200 degree F oven for 30 minutes.

 

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Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole RecipesI am a lover of the Hashbrown Casserole served at the Cracker Barrel restaurants. I live in Canada, however, make sure we get to have meals at the Cracker Barrel's each time we travel to the USA.

 

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Eggless Brownies (AKA Zucchini Brownies)Slice the zucchini lengthwise and remove the seedy center. Wash the zucchini and peel if desired but not necessary. Shred manually or use a food processor. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

 

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Thai TilapiaPrepare grill for indirect heat. Combine the rice, onions, red pepper and basil; place on a greased double thickness of heavy-duty foil about l6 in. square. Top with tilapia, snow peas and peanut sauce.

 

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Rich Cake DonutsCombine dry ingredients in large bowl, mixing well. Combine rest of ingredients; add to flour mixture, blending well. Heat oil in deep fat fryer or kettle to 360 degrees F. Toss dough on well floured surface until not sticky.

 

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Squash and Apple BakeHalve and seed squash. Place, cut side down, in a shallow baking pan. Bake in 350 degree F oven 30-40 minutes or till barely tender (do not overcook). Cool slightly and peel. Cut into 1/2 inch thick slices. Combine apples and squash and put in baking dish.

 

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Tuna PatsMix all ingredients together. Let stand 15 minutes. Shape into patties and fry in hot skillet until golden brown.

 

Articles

Scenery: Autumn Driving In VirginiaIn October when the trees have turned, my husband and I take a day trip to the mountains to get some mountain apples and see the leaves. It's a 4 hour drive to the mountains from where we live so we pack a picnic lunch and snacks. It's a beautiful country drive all the way.

 

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Keeping the Space Over Cupboards CleanCleaning the space over the cupboards where dust and grime accumulate can be some job to do. If you line the area with wax paper or paper towels, it makes the cleaning easier.

 

Pumpkin mummies.

Mummy PumpkinsA cute craft for Halloween, this pumpkin craft requires no carving and is appropriate for all ages. Very quick and easy to make.

 

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Make Dog Treats out of Hot DogsCheap dog treats! I was spending a fortune on dog treats training our puppy. I have since begun buying hot dogs and I slice them into thin discs. About half I cut again into 4ths. I use the smaller ones for training, when you need to use many in one sitting.

 

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Coat Jack-O'-Lantern Cuts with VaselineTo prolong the life of your jack-o'-lantern after making the cuts, coat the cuts with petroleum jelly.

 

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Stretch Whole Milk With Powdered MilkTo stretch milk, I have mixed up powdered milk and added it to the regular milk. Instead of 1 gallon, I had 2 and, since they were mixed together, no one was the wiser.

 

Daisy (Chihuahua)Daisy is 8 weeks old and is a Chihuahua.

 

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Using "Spools" From Old Video CassettesOK, some of you are thinking "this woman has too much time on her hands" but since I quit my job several months ago, I have been continuously going through my house and downsizing. Yesterday, I was straightening up in our video/DVD armoire.

 

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Flying Ghosts Halloween DecorationMake some "Flying Ghosts" to hang from tree branches or porch. Gather a few "Leggs Eggs." Sandwich some filament or string between the two halves at the top. At the bottom, add three narrow strips about a foot long cut from a white plastic bag and glue shut. Paint the Egg white and hang to dry.

 

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Buying End of Season Clearance CandlesI love candles and what's better than finding them at end of season clearance at 70% off? I am then able to buy as many as I want!

 

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Use Tires for Rammed Earth ProjectUse those old tires to build a rammed earth project, ie storage building, play house, dog house or add on a new addition to your house!

 

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Refill Plastic Tubs for Pet Food and LitterI am a cat owner with a neat freak boyfriend who prefers that I keep the cat food in those big plastic tubs that you can buy them in, but those cost more money.

 

The Retro Has Got to Go

The Retro Has Got to GoSet the scene: your new home is beautiful. The kitchen's been remodeled, the living space is newly carpeted, and the bathroom has pristine green and pink tile. Green and pink tile? Yes, welcome to the bygone era of seashell colored bathrooms.

 

Questions

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Making Your Own Soda?There's an article about saving money on 'soda pop' also about making your own 'coke'. I couldn't find the 'how to's'. Please tell me how? Thank you.

 

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Washing Dreadlocks?My son has very long dreads and every time he washes his hair they smell very bad. What can he shampoo them with?

 

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Cat Seems To Be Sick?My indoor cat is about 8 years old. She is fed dry food, but also a bit of wet food everyday as well. She doesn't seem to be quite herself lately, and today while cleaning her litter box, I noticed that she has had some loose stools recently. She is eating the same, but drinking slightly more water than usual. Do cats get under the weather like people and recover on their own?

 

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Simple Green Damaged Car Dash?I sprayed my dash with Simple Green and now I can hardly read it. Any suggestions to clear it up?

 

Collecting Seeds from a Thunbergia (Black-Eyed Susan)?I would love to know how to collect seeds from my Thunbergia (black-eyed susan vine). Sorry about the picture, it doesn't do the plant justice!

 

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Making Paper String?I found a great project for a spool knit necklace made out of paper string and I need instructions on how to make the string. I'm not sure what kind of paper to use, but it's definitely not ordinary copy paper.

 

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Homemade Condiment Recipes?Where can I find recipes for homemade equivalents of foods like condiments, salad dressings and freeze-dried soup mixes?

 

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Crafts Using Glass Tiles?I have square, clear glass tiles with etched/frosted Celtic circles. The glass is not thick. I would love to do art project with them. Any suggestions? Thanks!

 

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What is Hamburger Helper?I read many recipes which mention Hamburger Helper. We don't have it here in Australia, and often there are things mentioned which I have no idea as to what they mean. Could you tell me what this is please? I've had Bisquick answered, so now I'm trying this one.

 

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Do I Add Water When Freezing Carrots?Do you need to add liquid when freezing carrots?

 

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Tomato Paste In A Tube?Where can I find the tomato paste in a tube? Rosie uses it on her TV show, but never says anything about it. Thanks.

 

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Do Rechargeable Batteries Save You Money?Does anyone know if rechargeable batteries really save you money when you have to pay for the electricity to recharge them?

 

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Cleaning Urine On Berber Carpet?How do you clean urine on Berber carpet?

 

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Using Plastic Stretch Cord?How can I tie off clear stretch cord? It keeps slipping out. I am trying to make a bracelet with the stretch cord. I have tried burning it, and gluing it.

 

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Using Sand Dune Sand In Fish Tank?Can I use sand from local sand dunes for my fish tank?

 

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Looking for Portland, Oregon Subscribers?I'd like to find some subscribers in the Portland, Oregon metro area. Thanks.

 

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Making Foggy Headlamps Clear?How do I make foggy headlamps clear?

 

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Discount Grocery Store in Newnan, Georgia?I am looking for a salvage/discount grocery store in Newnan, Georgia?

 

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Dishwasher Making A Humming Noise?I have a constant humming noise coming from the dishwasher. Any way to correct this problem other than by turning it off? Thanks!

 

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Trimming Amaryllis Leaves?When do you cut the leaves of amaryllis bulbs that stay outside year round? I know you cut the flower stalks about 2 in. above the base once they have bloomed, but what about the leaves?

 

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What Is Biological Washing Powder?I watch "How Clean is Your House" every day on BBC America. Their tips are fantastic and rarely require commercial cleaning products. They make baking soda, vinegar, dish washing liquid and borax do just about everything. My question is this: they frequently use "biological washing powder". I'm thinking that they might mean Biz, because they've mentioned enzymes, but I'm not sure. Can anyone translate this for me? Thanks!

 

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Declaring Foreign Money During Bankruptcy?Someone I know is going bankrupt in the US. If they have a little money in Canada do they have to declare this money in the bankruptcy?

 

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Chinese Beetles In House?How do you keep Chinese beetles out of the house?

 

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What Is Cavaner's Seasoning?Could you tell me what Cavander's seasoning is? We don't have it in Australia. Can you recommend a substitute.

 

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Dog With Mast Tumors Still Itches?Patches itches and has or had skin cancer.He had surgery to remove mast cell tumors a month ago and is now on hydroxyzine pamoate, and antihistamine, three times a day. The vet said she wants to do more surgery because a couple margins weren't all clean but we can't afford a second time. He still seems to be scratching frequently though less violently.

 

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Reviews Of Garmin GSPMAP 60CSX?Does anyone know anything about the Garmin GSPMAP 60CSX. This is a navigational device similar to the Nextar and Tomtoms, but it is much more elaborate.

 

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Frost Damaged Jalepeno Peppers?We had 6 jalepeno plants that were doing really good well. We had some very cold unexpected weather last night and this morning everything was dead. So we took off tons of jalepenos that covered the plants. They are all kind of soft, from the frost I guess. I'm wondering if they would still be ok to chop and freeze for stews and soups and stuff? Are they safe to eat still? Can we get sick?

 

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Filling Cracks in Floor Tiles?I have several ceramic floor tiles that have fine cracks and some pieces of the surface chipped off. Is there a material that I could use to fill these cracks and dents. I would like to be able to add a color to attempt to match the tile. Thanks for any advice.

 

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Buying Lighted Wine Bottles?Where can I find Wine bottles with lights in them?

 

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Driveway Sealant On Vinyl Garage Door?I managed to get driveway sealant on my new vinyl garage doors. I tried a commercial tar remover and it left a yellow smudge. Is it possible to remove the sealant without leaving the smudge. Thank You.

 

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Making Compost With Pet Waste?How do you make compost from cat and dog manure?

 

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My Family Doesn't Clean?I am quite frustrated and becoming depressed about the messiness of my home. My husband helps out very little and actually makes more mess than he ever helps with. My son, age 7, just messes. I wanted him to clean his bedroom and was going to pay him $5 to clean it up, which he seemed excited about, but all he did was drag out puzzles and leave pieces all over instead of clean.

 

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Salvage Grocery Stores Near Mocksville, NC?I want to know where the nearest Salvage/Dented grocery stores are. I am in Mocksville, NC. Thanks.

 

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Is Cat Food Bad for Dogs?My Rat Terrier likes cat food better than dog food. Could someone tell me if it's bad for her? I would like to feed her dry dog food, but she won't eat it. Any suggestions?

 

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Triple Crochet Shell Baby Afghan?I am looking for a pattern or kit for a triple crochet shell baby afghan. I bought a kit many years ago but now can't find a kit or pattern. Can anyone help me? The shells sit on top of each other so a circle is formed.

 

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Musty Smelling Sink Drain?What can I do to get rid of a musty smell coming from the sink drain?

 

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Bringing Ferns Inside for the Winter?I have 2 big Boston ferns hanging outside that will need to be brought in for the winter. How can I keep the leaves from falling off and keep it alive through the winter?

 

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Blood In Dog's Urine After Having Puppies?My dog Baby had puppies 3 weeks and 5 days ago. She had blood in her urine but it stopped for about a week. It has started again. Its scary cause I can not lose my baby! What could it be? She has lost a lot of energy and is still at a low weight. My boy Jacob gets 3 cups less and he is big and happy.

 

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