October 27, 2008

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Recipes

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Cherry BlossomsIn a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar together. Break cream cheese into pieces, and then add them to the mixture. Beat until smooth, about 10 minutes and add vanilla.

 

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Snow Peas and PotatoesIn heavy skillet, melt butter. Add potatoes and fry over medium heat until golden and crisp. Add snow peas, onion, and salt and fry for 5-7 minutes until peas are crisp and tender.

 

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Witch FingersThese are fun to serve at a Halloween party. Lay sheets of waxed paper on cookie sheets. In a heavy, tall glass tumbler, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring with a chop stick till melted.

 

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Barbecued Bat WingsWash chicken well and pat dry. Place in a large bowl or plastic bag. Combine the rest of the ingredients together and coat chicken. Spray baking dish with cooking spray.

 

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Cinnamon PuddingPut all batter ingredients in mixing bowl and beat well. Spread over bottom of a glass 9x13 inch baking dish. It will be fairly thin.

 

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Baked Ham Sandwich Filling in Hot Dog RollsChop deli ham into small pieces and add cheese and chopped eggs in a medium bowl. In a small bowl, mix ketchup, mayo, onion and relish and incorporate sauce into the ham and cheese.

 

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Roast Beef BurritosIn skillet, heat small amount of oil and saute' the garlic and onion until tender. Add beef, tomatoes, chilies, cumin and taco sauce. Simmer at least 1 hour

 

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Oriental Rice Side DishPreheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix all in 2 qt. casserole. Bake 1 hour, stirring once after 30 minutes.

 

Articles

Black Flamingos For HalloweenWhen my pink flamingos faded I decided to spray paint them black for Halloween decoration. Sorry the picture is a little blurry.

 

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Making Your Own PiñataFor a children's party, make your own pinata and have your child help. Kids love busting open a pinata. When you make one at home, it won't look like all the others, you customize it to your theme, your child gets involved and learns a new craft, and you save a lot of money.

 

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Tips For Travel FoodI love to travel abroad but it has gotten very expensive. One way I save money on a bus tour is to bring much of my own food from home. Most of the time breakfast is provided but when the bus stops for lunch I use the time to sightsee or shop. I bring items to eat on the bus...

 

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Lightening Self TannersI use facial self tanners so I don't have to use liquid foundation when I am pale but even the lighter shades are sometimes too concentrated and don't look natural :-( I tried this tip last night and it works great !!! I used 2/3rds self tanner and 1/3 inexpensive lotion :-)

 

Skeleton Decoration

Halloween Skeleton DecorationThese skeletons are great fun to make and hang around for Halloween. They can be made of wood 1/4 inch plywood. Easy to make from scraps.

 

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Buy Your Halloween Costume Larger For Warm Clothes UnderneathIf you live in a colder climate, buy your child's costume a size or two larger so s/he can wear sweats or a jacket underneath without ruining the effect.

 

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Add Chocolate Chips To Generic Brownie MixAny box mix of brownies can taste better when you add some inexpensive chocolate chips into the batter. I have bought generic chips at Krogers and Aldi and they both worked just fine! This makes the brownies richer, creamier and tastier. I add 1/2 bag to the mix.

 

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Homemade Holiday CardsI buy plain cards and envelopes and a stamp for my holiday cards. I use clear fixative on the stamp, stamp the card, sprinkle with glitter (usually silver) and then use a heat gun to set the design. I use a smaller stamp and do the same thing on the envelope.

 

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Halloween Costume: Stick Of Butter Lady (Paula Deen)For a fast and inexpensive costume that won't look like those at the store, why don't you go as Paula Deen? Or, as my husband affectionately calls her, 'The stick-of-butter lady' with the cooking show. Every recipe she makes seems to begin with a stick of butter, lol... so guys all seem to adore her recipes.

 

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Flea Shampoo and Raw DietsThe simplest way to get rid of fleas on your pet is to shampoo it. It doesn't have to be a special flea shampoo. Any shampoo (or liquid soap, like Dawn) will do since any shampoo will suffocate the fleas.

 

Decorated jar with mending supplies.

Jade's Mending JarThis is Jade's Mending jar. Jade is my niece who has just left school, aged 16 and is now commuting to college everyday. She is studying to become a veterinary surgeon.

 

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Colorado Potato Beetle SprayIf you have problems with the Colorado Potato Beetle, this is the recipe for you.

 

Questions

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Rejuvenate Floor System?I need to know about the "Rejuvenate Floor System".

 

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Large, Brown Spots On Face?I am 75 yrs. old and have large brown spots on my face. Is there a way to diminish these spots or have them removed entirely?

 

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Canning Baked Goods?Why do people only put food "mixes" (e.g., cookie mix, cake mix) in jars as gifts? Why not just make the finished food item and seal the jar properly, as is done in canning? Is there some kind of food safety issue I'm not understanding here? Thanks.

 

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Marmalade Recipe Using Calamondin Fruit?Does anyone have a recipe for Marmalade that let's you use other citrus fruits? I have a Calamondin tree/bush that DH would like me to make marmalade with.

 

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Thumb Hole Cookies?I want to make some cake/biscuits like we made at school but I cannot remember what they were called or how to make them. They were pasty looking and crunchy on the outside and crumbly on the inside and you put a thumb hole in the middle and put jam in before baking.

 

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Curtains To Coordinate With Gold and Rust Colored Walls?I just painted my living room Cider Toddy and on accent wall Fragrant Clovers, (Gold and Rust). Now I'm trying to figure out what color and type of curtains would go best with these colors. What do you guys think of chocolate? What do you guys think would be great with these colors? Thanks.

 

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"Over The Moon" Nursery Wall Border?Does anyone know where to get a wall border for nursery bedding made by Kidsline with the theme "Over The Moon"? My new grandson has this in his nursery.

 

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Keep Your Turkey Moist?Does anyone have a good recipe for turkey that will be moist when cooked?

 

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Reviews of Electric Fireplaces?I was wanting to know if any of you have ever used an electric heater that looks like a stove/fireplace for heating a room or two? I was interested in getting one, but I wanted to check with you all first and see if it would be worth it.

 

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Traditional Italian Rum Cake?I am desperate for a traditional Italian rum cake. I remember it having some type of chocolate filling and sliced almonds all around the sides. The bottom layer would always be soaked with rum and oh so delicious.

 

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White Wine Chicken Recipe?I am looking for a recipe with chicken and white wine.

 

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Purse Made From Tapestry Placements?I am looking for a free pattern for a purse made out of tapestry placements.

 

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Rectangular Knifty Knitter Help?I need help with the purple rectangular Knifty Knitter. The instructions of how to get started on this loom are impossible to understand. This loom doesn't have the rounded ends with a peg, just 18 opposing pegs.

 

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Recipes Using Windfall Apples?Our local apple orchard has windfall apples free for the taking. What options are there for using these apples in recipes and does anyone have recipes for these apples?

 

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Trouble With Acia Website?I recently ordered from two different trial offers on Acia. They said I would have 14 days to cancel before they sent more. When I tried to cancel, the phone was blocked and the addresses they gave were blocked. So even though I canceled, they billed me for around $80.00. I have yet to see any Acia. They cannot be contacted and keep billing my card for more Acia.

 

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Pine Cone Centerpiece Without Candles?How can I use pine cones on centerpiece without using candles?

 

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Storing Large Wind Chimes in Winter?My husband bought me 8 foot wind chimes from the Amish country while on vacation this year. I love them and enjoy both the visual and acoustic sound they give. But as winter draws near with the snow and ice being a daily concern for 3 months, should I store them away for winter or just leave outside?

 

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Blue Jeans Dye on Canvas Shoes?How do I remove blue denim dye from my cream canvas shoes?

 

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Using Baby Lotion as a Facial Cleanser?Does anyone have any advice or opinions about using baby lotion as a facial cleanser? My skin is dry and sensitive and baby lotion seems the best bet because where I live it is cheap compared to "sensitive skin" products. It is even half the price of Ponds cold cream!

 

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Carpet Color Ideas For Bright Green Room?What color carpet should I go for with a bright, funky green paint for a small room?

 

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Free Christmas Stencils?Where could I find Christmas Stencils? Preferably free.

 

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