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November 7, 2008
Freezing Homemade Foods for Wedding
Can I freeze homemade coconut macaroons and homemade fudge? My daughter is getting married in February and I'm doing the catering for 150 people. Things like chicken turnovers, rice balls, dips and sweet stuff. Most of the savories can be frozen but I don't know if I can freeze little cakes and other sweet things. Please help. I'm doing it single handed and I need to pace myself!
Baskets Made from Plastic Ice Cream Buckets
I talked to a lady that makes baskets out of plastic ice cream buckets and cloth. I would like to find out how to make them. Does anyone know where I can get step by step instructions?
Removing Ferret Urine Odors from Floors
A ferret lived in my home before we bought it and used almost EVERY corner in the house as it's "ferret box". Does anyone have any natural and effective cleaning solutions to remove the odor without masking it with another smell? We've already pulled all the carpets and are down to the plywood subfloor.
Hydrangea Flowers Have No Color
My hydrangea has no color. The flowers are the same as leaves. Why? I have lovely blue flowers all spring then blah!
Finding Jeans That Fit
Where can I find a perfect a pair of jeans? I am 5ft 2in and I have a flat tush. I have not been able to find any pair of jeans that fit me perfectly. Can anyone give any suggestions?
Painting Over Gold Strip in Molding
I live in a mobile home and in my kitchen above my cabinets there is molding and it has a strip of gold/brass. It is very ugly and it is shiny. I am wanting to paint it. is there anything i need to do to it so the paint will hold? I do not want to paint the whole thing just the little strip to match my wall color. Thanks for your help.
H2O Mop is Leaking
My H2O mop is leaking really bad. I know it will leak some, but it is leaking really bad. I love the mop but I think I may need to change to a new one. Would it be under warranty? I have not had it very long.
Basic Fresh Pies All Year Long
My family loves pie best of any dessert. I use to make my own pie crust, but today I watch for pie crust on sale at the grocery store. Enjoy!
Saving Money on Pet Prescriptions
Tips for Saving Money on Pet Prescriptions. Post your ideas here.
Saving Money on a Hard Drive
Tips for saving money when buying a hard drive. Post your ideas.
Have Kids Draw Quilt Squares
Recently, my 4 year old grandson drew a picture of himself and me, and I got to thinking that it would be a very nice picture for his little brother or sister that is expected in the spring.
Baby Sweater Set
For the sweater and cap you crochet 18 granny squares for sweater. Sew them together run ribbon around neck and sleeves, tie a bow. For the cap you crochet 4 granny squares, sew together, sew ribbon on to tie under chin, crochet a border around the cap and the sweater.
Saving Money on Garbage Bags
Ideas for saving money on trash bags as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Most people have several trash containers throughout their house: kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, office, etc.
Cornucopia Cracker was so delicious that my daughter ate it before I could take a picture. Her preschool made a tasty treat of Ritz cracker, white frosting to make everything stick, bugles for the basket and then colorful cereal balls (like Trix cereal) for the fruit.
Paperwhite Narcissus Bulbs Gift Idea (Under $10)
A thrifty hostess gift for the holiday season can be started at Thanksgiving to be ready for the December holidays.
Two Dairy Free Mixes in a Jar
I know a few people who are lactose intolerant and myself I don't eat dairy. I wanted to make some dry mixes for them for gifts, here are two recipes I came up with. Both worked out great!
Luan Plywood Flooring
Luan plywood stained with a natural cedar stain and sealed with polyurethane. Nail down with brad nails. I put another coat of polyurethane on it to seal seams where joined.
Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball
Mix all ingredients together & form a ball. Place on serving dish. Use fingers or a knife to score down the sides like a pumpkin. Place in refrigerator overnight so that all the flavors can come together.
Turn Shower Off When Lathering
Get wet first when showering, and then turn the shower off. Clean body all over, and turn the shower back on to rinse and remove soap. I use a lot less water this way.
Kmart Offering Layaway Plans For Christmas
Everyone is talking about how to afford the holidays. Kmart has been running commercials about layaway. They have an eight week program with payments every two. The fee is $5 and the down payment is 10% of the total merchandise.
Macaroni Garden Salad
In a bowl, combine the macaroni, tomato, cucumber, red pepper, basil, and parsley.
Looking for Christmas Stencils
I am looking in the stores for Christmas stencils. Delta or Plaid in a page format. Nothing elaborate. For example bells, stars, candy canes, angels, etc. Maybe I'm shopping too early.
Pencil Lead Containers For Storage
This would be perfect for recycling, too. I was cleaning out some desk stuff and found these. They are perfect for toothpicks, paper clips, hair pins and safety pins.
Changing the Texture of Cooked Oatmeal
I like the flavor of oatmeal and its health benefits, but I'm picky when it comes to textures and can't eat it prepared the traditional way with water. Does anyone have another way of cooking oatmeal so its texture is different?
"Glitter" Themed Christmas Parade Float Ideas
I need ideas for a Christmas parade float. The theme is "Glitter". We are a Medical clinic. Please help. Thanks!
"Shining the Light on Christmas" Parade Float Ideas
I work for my local animal shelter and we need help figuring out how to decorate a Christmas parade float with the theme that is picked out and incorporating the dogs and cats. Our Christmas parade theme is "Shining the Light on Christmas". Any ideas on how we can make this float?
Paperwork Drying Out Hands
I've been doing a lot of volunteering at a clinic and find my hands are becoming very dry from handling paperwork. Lotioning up before going in isn't helping much. Any suggestions?
Send Halloween Candy to the Troops
Too much candy left from Halloween? My kids came up with an idea to swap their favorites with each other. They keep half and we send the other half to our troops.
"Texas Christmas" Parade Float Ideas
Our Christmas parade is going to be a "Texas Christmas". I am trying to find ideas that will not cost a lot to do for a float in the parade. Does anyone have any ideas?
Soft Sugar Cookies
Cream together first 6 ingredients. Mix rest of ingredients and form into balls 2 inches in diameter. Roll in sugar and flatten on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 10 minutes.
Saving Take-out Condiments For Lunch Bags
Save those packs of mayo, mustard, ketchup, relish, lemon juice, honey, etc. Put them in a bowl in the frig. When you need some for your lunch bag there you are. No mess or fuss.
APR Rates After Closing a Credit Card
I'm thinking about closing a credit card account because the creditor does not want to lower my APR. I've had the card almost 2 year and pay on time faithfully. But if I cancel will the APR continually accumulate on the balance or would it be whatever is left at the time of cancellation?
Cottage Meat Loaf
In large bowl, combine beaten egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard and pepper. Add meat, cottage cheese, onion and green pepper; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into a loaf in baking pan.
Crocheted Men's Peaked Hat Pattern
Does anyone have a knitting or crocheting pattern for a man's peaked hat? I don't mean a baseball cap I mean what I might call a bargeman's hat with a peak. I have tried shops and the internet but patterns there tend to be for ladies and I need a man's pattern because my man has a large head!
In large bowl, combine cream, mayonnaise and sugar. Core apple, diced but do not peel. Add diced apple and cabbage to mayonnaise mixture. Fold in pineapple. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Making a Fabric Shoe Holder
When I was little, an elderly neighbor lady sewed a shoe holder for my brother and I. It was a large rectangle of fabric with pockets sewn on for the shoes, it hung on a door.
Making Lasagna Affordable
I use coupons and sales to get all the ingredients for lasagna. Many times you can find big sales and use a dollar off coupon for sauces, and cheeses. I also get ground beef on sale and precook it on the weekends. Cooking this up on the weekend helps me save on heating my house on the weekend, and I pack it for my husband's lunches throughout the week and he saves on buying lunch.
Rabbit Litter Pans
What is best for rabbit litter pans? I use paper towels to soak up the pee that comes through although I clean them every morning. Then on top of that I put some newspaper and then shredded newspaper and hay on the end. I have four rabbits 2 pair of a buck and a doe.
Roxy (African Pygmy Hedgehog)
Roxy is an African Pygmy Hedgehog and is 6 months old. I got her from a breeder. She likes to hide in my sweater.
Bar of Soap Down the Toilet
My sweet autistic daughter put a bar of soap down the toilet. I tried getting it out but it went further back. Now every time we have to go to the bathroom we have to plunge the toilet because it gets real high. What do I use to dissolve this problem?
Laundering White Uniform Pants
I need to wear white uniform pants each day. Having them remain white and virtually wrinkle free, is a challenge. Regular Chlorine bleach bothers my breathing, I NEVER use it.
Short Cut Lemon Pie
Mix pudding mix, sugar and water in saucepan. Cook until thick and stir in the beaten egg yolks. Remove from stove. Stir in butter. Add lemon juice and pour into baked crust.
Caption for Pictures of Children
This is from an eight picture collage of my two children. One is dressed as a Rapunzle, and the other as Carmen Miranda. The box for the caption is so little, so I need a short caption to tie in the whimsical and imaginary side to this.
Low Carb Recipes and Tips
I was wondering what some of your favorite low-carb recipes are? Thanks.
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