November 21, 2008

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Recipes

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Pecan Dessert PizzaUnroll your pie crust into a 10 inch tart pan. Partially bake the crust at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes and let it cool. While the crust is baking, put the brown sugar, butter, honey, and whipping cream in a sauce pan.

 

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Candy Corn BlossomsI bought the Hershey's Halloween candy corn flavored kisses on clearance after Halloween for this recipe for $.74 a bag. Great colors for Thanksgiving too!

 

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Polenta LasagnaBring 4 cups water to a boil in medium saucepan over high heat. Slowly add cornmeal to water; stirring constantly with wire whisk. Reduce heat to low; stir in marjoram.

 

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Health BarsIn a small bowl stir in honey, vanilla, and peanut butter. Add dry ingredients; blend thoroughly. Mix with your hands to make sure all dry ingredients have been well coated. Pack in a lightly greased 9 X 12 teflon pan.

 

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Iowa Chocolate CakePut shortening and sugar in bowl and cover with boiling water. Stir this mixture. Sift dry ingredients twice and add to hot mixture. Then add eggs and vanilla. Batter will be thin. Pour into 9x13 inch greased pan.

 

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Chicken 'Stuff'In a 9x11 inch pan, place the chicken in a single layer and over with the Swiss cheese. Spread the cream of mushroom soup over the cheese. Sprinkle the water chestnuts over the soup.

 

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ScotcharoosCook sugar, syrup and peanut butter slowly for 5 minutes. Then stir in Rice Krispies. Press in 9x13 inch pan. Frost with chocolate chips and butterscotch chips melted over hot water. Spread over Rice Krispies mixture and cut when cool.

 

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Braunshweiger DipBeat all together thoroughly. Serve with crackers or chips.

 

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1-2-3 Lemon CookiesMix all ingredients together with spoon our electric mixer. Form into small balls; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press with fork to flatten. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

 

Articles

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Use Cottage Cheese as an Easy White SauceThe white sauce that is used in au gratin potatoes, homemade macaroni and cheese, and casseroles cooked by "foodies" can be remedied by one ingredient:

 

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Use Your CD Cases For Their Original PurposeEver wonder how to re-use the containers that you buy your CDs or DVDs in? Well, we use them to hold our music CDs, instead of going out and buying a CD case of some sort!

 

Thanksgiving greeting card.

Thanksgiving CardTransform patterned paper into wonderfully personal greeting card. One creative way is to make both folded card and pop-up.

 

Milkweed pods painted like Santa.

Milkweed Ornaments (Santa Pods)This one is easy enough for kids. It's cheap and quick so kids in Scouts or groups can make several for gifts. I wrapped mine, using red and white tulle which comes on a roll. I closed the ends with tinsel pipe cleaners and added beads on the end.

 

Henry (Basset/Pointer)Henry is 8 and is a Basset/Pointer mix. We had lost our Chihuahua to heart failure, and I was just looking at adoption sites, pining for my "Razz". I saw Henry's pic on find a pet; I thought it was cute the way they described him (mom was a basset, dad was a traveling salesman), and he was a little funny-looking, a freckled basset. Bf wanted to go look at him, and we wound up adopting him Dec '05

 

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Garden Themed Potato BarFill an oval tin ice bucket with hot baked potatoes. Use different containers such as a decorative flower pot to hold shredded cheese, use the flower pot saucers to hold the bacon bits or another condiment.

 

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Family Vintage Photo Gift IdeaThis is an inexpensive gift idea. I found a vintage photograph of a great-great-great aunt of my husband's riding a bull. It was too fabulous to do nothing with so I scanned it, made prints (about 18 cents each), and glued the photo to the front of blank note cards....

 

Gift tag with a photo on it of the gift recipient.

Make Personalized Photo Gift TagsPicture name tags for gifts. This works great for any gift giving holiday or occasion.

 

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Warming Yourself UpFeeling kind of cold? Here is a tip to help you warm up without turning the thermostat up. Use your hair dryer. You can point it at the place where you feel the coldest. I warm up the back of my neck at the hairline, warms me right up.

 

Tissue Box Turkey made from construction paper and feathers.

Tissue Box TurkeyThis is a cute craft to make from materials you most likely have around the house.

 

Questions

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Orange and Peach Cake Recipe?I lost a cake recipe that used an orange cake mix, peach pie filling and maybe sour cream. Does anyone have this recipe and be willing to share it with me?

 

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Breaker Tripping After Having Cable Installed?I just moved into a new house a couple of weeks ago. It was pre-wired for cable. I had my cable installed last week. Ever since they installed the cable my breaker for my bedroom is tripping intermittently. I had the electrician at my house.

 

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Preventing Frequent Dust Build-Up?I am so frustrated by the amount of dust in our home. It is open and large in square feet. I wipe down surfaces to only find them dusty soon after. I would like to know if this is something others battle with? Our furnace filter gets changed as needed yet surfaces accumulate dirt with too frequent buildup.

 

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Computer Pages Advancing Automatically?How do I stop my computer pages from automatically advancing?

 

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Making Gravy Mix Taste Homemade?How can I spruce up a gravy mix to taste "homemade"?

 

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Trailer is Having Power Problems?My husband bought a trailer in Feb. 08 and there was an outlet in the living room on one wall only that didn't work, the rest did. The living room light didn't work. He didn't worry about it for months then one day the light worked and so did the outlet.

 

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Growing Food in the Fall and Winter?I would like to ask Kathleen from Dothan, Alabama what and how she grows produce in the off season months during fall and winter? I am an amateur gardener and would like to learn more about growing year around.

 

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Freezing Tiramisu?Can tiramisu be frozen?

 

What Breed is My Dog?What kind of dog is this? I'm pretty sure it's a mix but what?

 

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Jet Dry Has Gelled in Dishwasher?I just moved into a house which has been vacant for a while. The problem is that the Jet Dry in the dishwasher (which is fairly new) has gelled, due to it not running for a while. I've tried pouring vinegar in there and that's not helping. Any ideas?

 

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Hard Water Stains in Plastic Water Jug?I have a plastic water jug that I keep filled in the refrigerator. I have noticed that it has a white hard water stains in it. I tried filling it with vinegar and baking soda and rice and shaking it, but that didn't do the trick. How can I remove this white film from the inside of the jug. It has a small neck.

 

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Graham Cracker Peanut Butter Balls?Does anyone have a recipe for Peanut Butter Balls that call for graham crackers?

 

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