November 14, 2008

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Recipes

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Quick Pecan Coffee CakeMix the cake mix, vanilla pudding, eggs, sour cream, vegetable oil and vanilla together and pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan. Mix the sugar, cinnamon and pecans together and sprinkle over the batter; marbelize with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes.

 

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Cauliflower Cheddar SoupBlanch cauliflower in boiling salted water and refresh under cold water. Drain and set aside. Melt butter in large saucepan, add onions and saute until tender and translucent. Add garlic and saute' 30 seconds.

 

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Stir-Fried Broccoli With Hoisin SauceSeparate the broccoli heads into florets, and peel and slice the stems. Blanch all the broccoli pieces in a large pot of boiling salted water for several minutes. Then drain them and immerse them in cold water. Drain again thoroughly in a colander.

 

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Oven Baked Potato SkinsBake potatoes in the oven at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until soft. Cut each potato in half and scoop out the inside of the potato. (Can reserve the inside of the potato to use in some other recipe, if desired).

 

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Quick and Easy Noodle SoupBring chicken broth to a boil; add egg noodles and allow to cook for 20-30 minutes at slightly reduce heat, stirring occasionally. Add drained mushrooms and chicken and cook until heated through.

 

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Washboard CookiesCream butter and sugar; beat in eggs. Add vanilla, flour and soda mixture. Chill in refrigerator. Roll in balls. Press flat with a fork dipped in water. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-25 minutes.

 

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Homemade Chicken PieTake a pie dish and spray Pam in it. Next take your dough, I bought the Pillsbury dough (I had a coupon, buy 2 save $1). The first one I used was for an apple pie. Put the other one in the freezer until now.

 

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Bacon Wrapped Baked PotatoFor a different baked potato, slice into potato and insert a half slice of onion. Wrap a slice of bacon around the potato. Wrap the potato in foil. Lay potato on a baking sheet, as some of the bacon juice may drip out. Bake as usual.

 

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Parmesan Zucchini SpearsCut zucchini lengthwise into quarters, then cut in half crosswise. In a large nonstick skillet, cook and stir zucchini in oil over medium heat for 4 minutes.

 

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Carrot PuddingWould you like another way to cook and serve carrots? Try carrot pudding. It is colorful and a creative spin on the carrot as a side dish.

 

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Homemade WafflesIn a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together. In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with a fork, mixing in the milk and vegetable oil and add to the flour mixture all at once.

 

Articles

tree ornament made from two heart shapes

Heart Tree OrnamentThree years ago, I made about 450 ornaments, hoping to sell them at the local Holiday show in Turner, OR. I think I still have oh...about 425 left! Not a great show and definitely my last.

 

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Product Review: Advantage Wonder Cleaner Degreaser (Citrus)Shining windows and mirrors are a cinch now for me. I purchased a product called Advanage new citrus cleaner degreaser, from a door to door salesman. It's amazing! I mixed up a capful with 32 oz. of water as directed and used a cotton only t-shirt and the windows have NO streaks.

 

painting a countertop

Repainting Kitchen CountersUpdated! I just finished painting my kitchen counter top with acrylic latex paint and polyurethene. It was a lot of fun and saved lots of money. I spent a total of $150.00!

 

pipe cleaner wrapped milk jug ring

Craft: Milk Jug Ring WreathRecycled milk jug lids for a Christmas wreath ornament. Save the circle portion of your milk jugs. All you need are some pipecleaners and some ribbon. Simply wrap the pipecleaner around the lids and add some ribbon to hang your wreath. Cute and simple craft for school.

 

Pilgrim Napkin Rings For Thanksgiving

Pilgrim Napkin RingsKids will enjoy making these fun photo napkin rings that can double as place cards.

 

Bailey Belle (Golden Retriever)

Bailey Belle (Golden Retriever)Bailey Belle, nickname of Goldilocks! She is 2 years old and a Golden Retriever. I got her when she was 3 months old when I was facing possible cancer.

 

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Make Your Own Pasta at HomePasta is an easy, fun and simple thing to make. If you are looking for something to do with the children you can look up pasta making and spend the day making pasta with your children. It will save money, make a great meal and would be something the children will talk about for years!

 

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Links: Promotion Codes From Reader's DigestFor all those who are searching for promotion codes, the October issue of "Reader's Digest" lists websites to get promotion codes.

 

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Use Ammonia To Fix Musty LaundryFor musty smell, add 1 cup ammonia with laundry detergent and wash as usual.

 

Photo of a suitcase packed for the holidays with a Santa hat on it.

Saving Money on Holiday TravelTips for saving money on holiday travel as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Make only one trip - one for Thanksgiving or one for Christmas; not both. Take turns traveling to see family: you travel one holiday. they travel to see you the other.

 

Questions

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Shampoo for Hair LossI have a hair loss problem. Please tell me which shampoo is good for my hair?

 

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Making Mittens on a Knitting LoomI am wanting to make adult and kids mittens with the knitting looms. Can anyone help me?

 

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Helping Elderly ParentsWhat are some things I can do to help my elderly patents? I have rearranged their kitchen to make it easier. I take them to all their appointments.

 

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Party Favor Ideas for 35th Class ReunionI need ideas for party favors or gifts for our 35th Class Reunion. Preferably things that do not cost a lot.

 

Jack Russel Ate a Baby SockMy male 3.5 year old Jack Russell Terrier, approx 23 lbs, ate a baby sock about 4 days ago. Now he seems to be acting pretty normal, and he is having bowel movements regularly, but I'm not sure if he has passed then sock or not. I tried the peroxide within 10 minutes of him eating it, but he didn't vomit? So should I be concerned?

 

Saving Money on PastaTips for saving money on pasta as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. I always buy pasta in the bulk section. It is all pretty much the same quality and it is so much cheaper. I store it in canisters or leftover canning jars from spaghetti, it keeps for a long time.

 

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Ideas for School Bake Sale ItemsWhat are some good items to bake for school bake sales?

 

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Removing Leg Wax From CouchMy daughter was using a waxing kit for her legs and it got all over the place. I can not get it off my couch. Any suggestions?

 

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Do Wilton Candy Melts Contain Gluten?Do Wilton Candy Melts contain gluten?

 

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Gingerbread Recipe Using Boiled MolassesI am looking for a Gingerbread recipe where you boil the molasses at the beginning of the recipe. This was the best gingerbread I ever ate and I have lost the recipe!

 

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Recipes Using Special K CerealI'm looking for recipes using Special K cereal. Thanks in advance.

 

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Cooking With Jack-o'-lantern Type PumpkinsI was given three BIG pumpkins (aka jack-o'-lanterns) that were on sale after Halloween. I would really like to use them to make pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving but have been told that they are NOT the right type.

 

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Gift Ideas for Your BossI need some suggestions for a nice Christmas gift for my boss. He can afford to buy just about anything. What do you get for someone like that in the range of $25-$35?

 

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Getting Rid of Pimples QuicklyHow do you get rid of a pimple fast?

 

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Recipe for Homemade Cookie MixI am looking for a recipe for homemade cookie mix. I had one once that was great. You could make dozens of variations with.

 

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Cleaning Burnt Calphalon PansHow do I get rid of grease that's burned on the outside of my Calphalon skillets? I've tried SOS pads, but no success. Any help would be greatly appreciated?

 

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Using Oil in Pie DoughCan I use oil in place of shortening in pie dough?

 

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West Bend Bread Maker: White Bread RecipeI have a West Bend automatic bread and dough maker. The number is 41063. I loaned my manual out but need a recipe from it. Does anyone have the manual with the basic white bread recipe in the very front where the instructions for use are?

 

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