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Apple Cake Bar (For Diabetics)Mix the first items together in the order given. Then add the fruit mixture. Put in an 8x10 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes.
Pineapple DelightMix all the ingredients together except the wafers. Line 1 1/2 quart dish with 1/2 vanilla wafers. Pour half of the mixture over the wafers then add another layer of wafers and top with rest of mix.
Marinated Pot RoastCombine the red wine vinegar, water, onion, bay leaves and place in a large plastic bag that can be sealed. place the top round or rump roast in the marinade. Seal the bag and place in the refrigerator overnight. Remove the roast and strain the marinade to reserve juice (but get rid of spices).
Baked Turkey CasseroleThis is the quick 40 minute casserole dish I served to my kids last night.
Pecan Encrusted Pork ChopsPreheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a shallow bowl, whisk the syrup, mustard and lemon juice together. In another shallow bowl, add the pork chops and coat with the liquid mixture. Dredge the chops in the pecans; make certain to coat all of the pork chops.
Favorite Chocolate Chip CookiesMix shortening, sugar, soda, salt, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs, beat well. Add flour. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-12 minutes.
Ham, Cabbage and PotatoesIn a large skillet over medium heat, saute onions in the oil. When tender, add cabbage and stir. Pour water or milk over, cover and simmer gently on medium low for ten minutes.
Dipped Cherry CookiesSomething different for Christmas treat. In a large bowl, combine flour and 1/2 cup sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Knead in the cherries, 2/3 cup white chocolate and extract until dough forms a ball.
Oyster Corn ChowderIn a large skillet, combine together all the ingredients. Cook uncovered on medium heat until heated through (do not boil) stirring occasionally.
Maple Glazed Apple CookiesCream the butter and sugar together and add the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, and egg; blend well. Stir in the flour and baking soda, then add the milk.
Mozzarella EnchiladasPreheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8x11 baking dish, or bigger. Brown the ground beef, taco seasoning, water and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the refried beans (if using the beans, you may need additional tortillas.)
Meteorite BallsMix the ground beef, egg, milk, onion, rice and stew seasoning together. Shape into hand size balls. Place them in a 9x13 inch pan. Pour the tomato sauce and a little bit of water over the meatballs. Cover and bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour.
Pumpkin for Firmer Stools In DogsMy year old Scottie has solid stool at first, then it turns to very loose (sometimes diarrhea). I was told to use 100% pumpkin (1 Tbsp. per 50 lbs), WOW it worked like magic. He loved it and this morning his stool was firm and dry.
New Year's Eve Party for the Whole FamilyWith the craziness of the holidays, a New Year's Eve party that requires pajamas to pass the dress code sounds inviting. This year, try a family party with family fun. It will be less fuss and more fun!
Reusable Christmas Gift TagsWhen I was a child, my mother would make special Christmas present name tags for me and my sisters. Using Christmas cards, we had received she would cut them out and decorate them using yarn, ribbon, lace, etc.
Craft: Christmas Angels Photo CardThis was our 2006 card. The background was from Google images and Photo paint was used to place the faces.
Set Up a Gift Fund for Expensive PresentsIf you have a large ticket item you crave, how about starting a "gift fund" for it among your friends and relations? Just say that rather than a gift, you would prefer a contribution to the say "iPod Gift Fund" and pool those gifts for one bigger purpose.
Applique BackingKeep the used baby wipes and dryer sheets, for great backing for appliqueing. They should be washed first, by putting them in the mesh bag that you use for delicate clothing in for machine washing.
Bedpost SnowmanA cute snowman made from an old bedpost.
Make a Trellis Out of an Old Box SpringGardening is a hobby with my wife and me. As we have a number of clematis vines the trellises deteriorate. In my recycling travels I came upon a great way to make a trellis. I came by a motel and noticed a discarded box spring by the dumpster.
Susie-Q (Maine Coon)This is Susie-Q. She is eleven years old and a Maine Coon. We adopted Susie-Q from an animal shelter 6 years ago.
Outside Faucet Cover for Freezing WeatherAll you need are styrofoam cups, an empty 2 liter pop bottle and tape. We are in a big cold snap right now and my local Home Depot was sold out of faucet covers, so I came up with an even better idea.
Wandering Jew Plant As MedicineTo everyone that suffers from pain in their hands due to carpal tunnel or arthritis pain, and probably even more. All YOU NEED ARE 1 to 3 leaves of this humble and amazing plant. Rinse and boil them until they turn pink. The water will probable turn green, depending on how many leaves you are boiling.
Give Containers for Leftovers During the HolidaysEvery year for the Holidays, my family gatherings produce an abundance of great food. The problem is there are a lot of leftovers, and not enough mouths in the home we gathered at, to eat them. So for the past few years I have brought my own frugal gift to each of my relatives.
Mixing Starch in a Spray BottleWhen I worked, I used starch in many of my clothes. A cheap alternative to the spray cans (which don't last long at all), is to buy some liquid starch. I would mix it in a spray bottle - usually about 1/2 water to 1/2 starch for fairly heavy starch results.
Flannel Tied Tree SkirtThis tree skirt is made with old flannel shirts bought at the Thrift Store and made to look like the old fashioned country tied quilts.
Make an Apron from Fabric ScrapsMake quick Christmas gifts with scraps from your stash that they will love. I needed quick gifts that would not hurt our budget so I took a look at my fabric stash and I was able to find unusual combinations to create this totally divalicious apron!
Christmas Card BookmarksI am giving books to friends this year for Christmas. While getting out my card holder from last year filled with last years cards a thought came to me to make bookmarks to put inside the books I am giving.