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Hershey's Chocolate Chip CookiesCream butter, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Reindeer Food Snack MixThis is a great party snack, after school snack or Christmas gift.
Vinegar Basting Sauce for Ham Balls or Ham LoafIn a small saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. When ham loaf has baked 45 minutes, remove from the oven and drain off any fat. Pour basting sauce over loaf and return to 350 degree F oven for 15 more minutes, basting now and then with pan juices.
Chicken Cashew CasseroleSaute' onion and celery in butter. Make a sauce with the 4 Tbsp. butter, whole wheat flour, 1 1/2 cups cream. Stir the sauce in saucepan over medium heat until thick. Add sauce to onion and celery mixture.
Eggplant ParmesanCut eggplant in 1/2 inch slices and peel. Coat with flour, egg mixture and bread crumbs. Brown in oil in frying pan. In baking dish, put a thin layer of tomato sauce, then a layer of eggplant, then a layer of tomato sauce, then a layer of Mozzarella cheese.
Peach Cream FreezeCombine all the ingredients, adding Cool Whip last. Freeze the mixture until firm.
Rhubarb ShortcakeSlice enough rhubarb to cover bottom of a greased baking dish. Mix rest of ingredients to make cake. Pour over rhubarb. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, if desired. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-45 minutes.
Plant Grass Seed After the Snow FliesI noticed that several gardening centers around here marked their grass seed to 50% or more off. This is a good time to buy it on sale. However if you live in a part of the country that gets snow, don't plant it yet. Wait until it starts snowing, then throw down your seed.
Controlling Ant CentralWe live in an area that is ANT CENTRAL. The house had been invaded time after time and never just a few but armies of them. The problem was growing! I finally did have a pest company begin a regular schedule of spraying but it has taken about two years to actually get them under control.
Organizing Children's ArtworkI have two preschoolers who bring home lots of artwork and make their own creations at home. While their projects are my favorite, we've accumulated boxes of their paperwork that we don't look at or use.
Leo (Orange Tabby)Leo is 6 going on 7 and an orange tabby. I got Leo last October. A lady from church had a tragic fire at her place. She needed to find a temporary home for her cat and dog. I got word of it and offered to give her cat a loving home for as long as needed.
Grocery Bag ToteMy daughter, Eryn, made and sold these bags to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness. She used ordinary plastic grocery bags and fashioned them into a great tote.
Eat A Leaf Of Poison Ivy To Prevent ReactionsAn elderly neighbor told me how to get rid of poison ivy. She said to me, the old timers would pick a leaf of the plant each spring and eat it. Warning! Eating poison ivy can be very dangerous and can cause shock and severe breathing problems.
Skippy at 4 (Jack Russell Terrier)Skippy is a 4 year old Jack Russell Terrier. My husband brought her home along with our other jack after our oldest dog passed away.
Trick Or Treat Place SettingThese cute pumpkins make perfect decorations for any Halloween party. They can be used as favors or as place setting gifts. Just remember to fill them full of yummy candy!
Storing Food While TravelingWhen traveling, I make sure I bring along a variety of ziplocks, rubber bands and various sized twist-ties. These come in very handy for saving left-over snacks and other food, such as restaurant remnants.
Use Dried Greenery In Your Fall/Winter...Although the outdoor flowers are dying, you can still use lots of garden items for decoration, inside and out! I like to make fall and winter arrangements in antique milk jugs that I got from auctions of relatives. In one, I have just filled with corkscrew willow.
Container Ideas From Every RoomPlants will grow in just about anything given the proper soil, water, and light conditions. If you're looking for some inexpensive container ideas, grab a pencil and some paper and take a walk around the house for a few inspirational ideas.
Buy Mulch Now For Next YearIf you garden, buy mulch now! All the garden centers and other stores that sell mulch in bulk bags, have them on super sale right now. I just bought 5 bags (1.5 cubic feet each) of mulch for only $5! It's usually $2.79 a bag, so this is close to be only a third of retail. Yay, me!
Wrapping in Plastic Before Putting in a Box for MailingWith the weather changing and more rain on the horizon, you might consider wrapping items in a plastic bag before placing them in a box for mailing. Many times packages are left outside when delivered. The plastic bag will protect the contents of the box until the recipient arrives home.
Link: Free Trees And PlantsI found a website that has free plants: freetreesandplants.com.
Make a Microwave ShelfI don't have much counter space, so when I knocked off the umpteenth cup of coffee while trying to open the microwave, I said "that's enough"!
Product Review: Boscia Blotting LinensThis product is advertised as being good for removing excess oil from skin and it is good at that. However, I saw on another website that it was also good for removing excess oil from hair and therefore increasing the time you could go between shampoos...
Tips For Raking Up Fallen LeavesPart of keeping your lawn and garden healthy means that most of the accumulated debris, including fallen leaves, should be removed in the fall.
Jeans Stained Washer?I dried some jeans and now the washer is stained with blue spots. I tried cleaning it with soap and water, but it didn't work much. Any suggestions?
Plums Falling Before They Are Ripe?Why do the plums fall off the tree every year before they are ripe. I do everything I was told to do but nothing helps. Opening it, spraying it, etc., I think I'll cut it this fall, unfortunately.
Deodorant Stains on Undershirts?How do I remove underarm deodorant stains on black cotton poly blend undershirts?
What Breed Is My Dog?What breed is my dog?
Repairing Scratched Sunglass Frames?Does anyone know how to get scratches out of sunglass frames? Not the lenses but frames. I accidentally left them on top of my car and drove off. I'm having the lenses replaced but the frames got kind of scratched up. They are my favorite pair of sunglasses and not to mention they were expensive so I want to try to salvage them. Thanks.
Bread Pudding Recipe Without Liquor?Looking for a great bread pudding recipe. One that doesn't contain liquor, but has LOTS of raisins! Anyone got one they'll share? The richer the better! Thanks!
Roaster's Digital Timer Light Burned Out?I have had my grilling/roaster for some years now but the digital timer light on top next to the on/off switch has two bits of light out now. I was wondering if you would tell me where to get a new one as I do not want to throw it way, its too good.
"Over The Moon" Throw Pillow?Does anyone know where to get an "Over The Moon" throw pillow?
Tingling Feet Caused By Neuropathy?I am looking for treatment ideas for tingling feet caused by Neuropathy.
What Is This Plant? (Wandering Jew?)Can anyone help identify the name of this plant? It's a hanging pot plant, that I am learning blooms in the fall. I purchased it this past spring, and totally forgot what kind of plant the seller said that it was.
Support For Foam Halloween Decorations?We have foam Halloween gravestones that have fallen over in the wind. They came with metal stakes, which have busted. My husband poked nails in them, but the wind still knocked them over. Does anyone have any ideas about bracing the gravestones so the foam doesn't break apart? Thanks!
Thrifty Container Gardening?I am looking for a thrifty way to container garden my vegetables this year. Any ideas?
Soccer Banquet Centerpiece?We are having an end of season soccer banquet. I am looking for ideas for centerpieces. Our colors are blue and white. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Hamster Isn't Very Active?We received a 1 yr old hamster about 1 week ago, and he was very active. He got out of his cage one night and now sleeps a lot. He does not run like he used to when in his ball, and does not run between his cages like he did before (we have 2 cages connected).
Dodge Caravan's Electric Windows Stopped Working?I have a 2005 Dodge Caravan with only 15,000 miles and my warranty has expired. Both electric windows have stopped working. I checked the fuse but it is fine. Do you think both the left and right electric motor broke at 15,000 miles?
Getting Prepared To Homeschool?I would love to eventually homeschool my 2 year old daughter and 2 month old son. Does anyone have any suggestions for organization, projects, curriculum, etc. I was homeschooled for 3 years, 7th-9th, but I don't know much about how to get started. Any help would be much appreciated.
Pit Bull Puppy Possessive Of Owner?I have a 9 week old pit bull puppy named Sophie. She has become very possessive of me towards my other older male pit lab mix. She growls and goes for him when he starts to come close to me, usually when I'm on the bed. What do I do? I'm afraid he will hurt her.
How Can I Get Fabric Donations?I am in need of free fabric. As part of this years Project Graduation decorating committee, I need to transform the school into a magical place. Project Graduation is an all night party which is hosted by parents of graduating seniors.
Using Polyester Batting?What can I do with polyester batting?
What Breed Is My Dog?How do I know what my dog is mixed with? I know he's half border collie, and they think other might be pit but I don't really see it. I wonder what else it could be?