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November 10, 2008
Roasting Hickory Nuts
Does anyone know how to prepare and roast Hickory nuts to be cracked? My husband and I have a Hickory tree that has dropped an abundance of nuts into our driveway. Now to crack the nuts, it is a real challenge.
Making a Sphere with Christmas Cards
Does anyone know how to make a sphere using recycled Christmas cards? I made one long ago in grade school by cutting circles and can't remember the rest?
Reusing Vacuum Freezer Bags
Can the Reynolds Handi-vac vacuum freezer bags be reused?
Planning 100th Birthday Party
I'm planning a 100th birthday party for my very alert mother. Any suggestions?
"Jingle Bell Rock" Christmas Float Ideas
I need ideas for a Christmas float with the theme "Jingle Bell Rock".
Salad Dressing Stain on Cotton Clothing
How do I get oily salad dressing off cotton pants?
Putting Cuffs on Reversible Jacket
I am looking for a pattern of how to put cuffs on a reversible jacket. I have the cuffs. Thank you.
Ink Stains on Polyester Clothing
How do I get ink stains out of polyester clothing?
Changing Easter Bunnies into Christmas Bunnies
I have a lot of stuffed Easter bunnies and would like ideas on changing them into Christmas bunnies to donate to the church for Christmas gifts.
Christmas Crafts for 2 Year Olds
Anybody have great Christmas craft ideas for my class of 2 year olds? Thank you.
Frizzy Hair from Scalp Psoriasis
What can you do for frizzy hair when you have psoriasis on the scalp? I have psoriasis and it affects my scalp. My hair isn't overly frizzy, but enough to be a pain. What can I do for it?
Grinch Themed Office Decorations
We are going for the Grinch theme for office decorations this year. How would you go about decorating?
Fancy is a 2 year old Himalayan. Fancy was given to me about a year ago, she was already a year old.
Slow down the cold drafts coming in through your doors with this easy craft.
Cornflake and Cherry Cookie Recipe
I am looking for a recipe from the 1950's for a cookie using dates, maraschino cherries and cornflakes. It won a Pillsbury bake off.
Foolproof Pie Crust Recipe
I am looking for a foolproof pie crust recipe.
This is great for even preschoolers. Pre-make the magnet with pipecleaners and raffia hot glued together. Add the tri-beads in any pattern desired. Simply bend the ends when the "corn" is full.
Marshmallow Treats for Any Holiday
You can use pretzel sticks or larger pretzel rods for this treat. Mini marshmallows or regular sized. Simply melt some chocolate in the microwave or double boiler and dip your marshmallows on a stick in the chocolate. Add sprinkles and allow to cool.
Deep Dish Pizza Casserole
Prepare mac and cheese as directed. While this is cooking brown hamburger and onions(both) in skillet drain. Add pizza sauce.
Spare Change Adds Up
I have been saving my husband's and my spare change for years. This year I decided to document every "cash-in", to see exactly how much change that we DID wind up with at the end of the year.
Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin With Maple Glaze
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place pork on a greased oven dish. Wrap pork with bacon. Brush mustard over top until it's evenly distributed. Sprinkle with Montreal steak spice, as desired.
Easy Angel Wings
If you are handcrafting small angels for ornaments, here is a very easy way to make already wired, angel wings. Simply buy a large, wide roll of glittered or un-glittered wired ribbon. Cut a piece of the ribbon off the roll.
Pumpkin Dream Pie
For Bottom Crust: Smash 3 ingredients into 9x13 inch cake pan. You may want to save some pecans to put on the top as a garnish. Smooth out until bottom is covered.
Use Press and Seal for Keeping Jigsaw Puzzles Together
I was talking to a lady about table puzzles. She said she likes to shellac them on the back, once she's got a puzzle put together. She said she used to have trouble turning over a completed puzzle, but she has finally conquered that problem.
Keeping Cold Air Out When Door Jam is Not Plumb
My exterior door jamb is not plumb side to side is there a way to keep the cold air out?
Making a Good Cup of Coffee
I have bought a new percolator, and can't seem to make a decent cup of coffee. Do you have any suggestions that would help?
How Do You Tell if Something Is Gold?
How to tell if something is gold, when it's not jewelry?
In a large ziplock plastic bag, combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. In a shallow bowl, whisk the milk and mustard until blended. Dip chicken, a few pieces at a time, into milk mixture, then place in bag and shake to coat.
Link: Internet Drug Coupons Website
I want to tell you about a website I read about in the AARP called InternetDrugCoupons.com. It is a database of more than 300 drug coupons and freebies for people and pets. Even if you have good insurance, you have copays to pay. You are allowed to use the coupons for to pay your co-pay.
Honey Bun Ring
Grease angel food pan. Cut 3 packages of fridge biscuits into 1/4 pieces each. (In other words, cut the biscuit into fourths). Roll into balls.
In a bowl, mix the hamburger, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and dry onion soup mix together. Prepare the stuffing according to the directions. Make the hamburger mixture into patties and place a ball of the stuffing in the middle of each hamburger.
Use Christmas Plastic Tableclothes Instead of Tissue Paper
A few Christmas' ago, I purchased a few of the plastic table cloths on clearance after Christmas for only 25 cents each at Wal Mart and I wondered what can I do with these. Well I decided I'd cut small ones into 4 equal sections and large ones into 8 or 10 and use them instead of tissue paper.
In saucepan, combine brown sugar, sugar, flour, cornmeal, egg yolks, milk, and margarine. Cook until thick. It takes about 25-30 minutes of stirring for it to boil down. Pour filling into baked pie crust.
Rag Rugs for Draft Stoppers
Instead of spending money on cute little draft stoppers to place at the bottom of your doors, make your own. You can roll up a scatter rug for each door, and secure it with string or yarn. I have a collection of "rag" rugs that I use for this purpose. They are perfect, and easy to roll. When the draft stoppers are no longer needed, I cut the strings, wash the rugs, and save them for next year.
Brunch Egg Casserole
Fry the bacon. Combine the croutons and cheese. Place the croutons and cheese in the bottom of a greased 6x10 inch pan. Mix the eggs, milk, salt, mustard and pepper together. Pour the egg mixture over the croutons and cheese and top with the crumbled bacon.
Use Baking Soda to Maintain Septic PH
Maintain your septic tank by flushing one cup of baking soda, every two weeks down the toilet. It helps maintain proper ph levels and control sulfide odors.
New England Vegetable Chowder Soup
Mix all of the ingredients together and cook until veggies are done. Serve hot with cheese sprinkled on top.
My Frugal Holiday: Make Memories By Doing, Not Buying
How to bring holiday magic into your housee without breaking the bank.
Christmas Soup Swap
Calorie Free Christmas! We try to keep things healthy at our house, so instead of a Christmas cookie exchange, we do a soup swap in our neighborhood. Each person brings six containers of their favorite soup.
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