January 28, 2009

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Recipes

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Cinnamon CakeSift together sugar, flour, soda and cinnamon. Then add eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Blend with mixer. Set aside. Combine remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil in a saucepan. Add to first mixture and blend well.

 

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Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Fudge lovers, here is a very nice recipe. In heavy saucepan, melt peanut butter chips and 2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with 1 cup sweetened condensed milk. Remove from heat; stir in peanuts.

 

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Simple SukiyakiHeat oil in an electric skillet at 375-400 degrees F. Brown sirloin 2-3 minutes. Combine sugar, flour, soy sauce and water. Pour over beef; push to one side of skillet. Add bamboo shoots and onions, keeping in separate groups. Continue cooking while tossing each ground 5-10 minutes.

 

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Asian Pork TenderloinThe tastiest pork recipe I ever tasted! In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients, and mix well. Reserve 1/2 cup for basting, cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag, and add tenderloins.

 

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Pink YoyosBeat butter and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until light and creamy. Add egg and beat to combine. Stir in flour and mix to create a soft dough. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until firm.

 

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Green Pepper SteakPound steak to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into 1/4 inch wide strips. Sprinkle meat with paprika and allow to stand while preparing other ingredients. Using a large skillet, brown meat in butter. Add garlic and broth.

 

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Rosemary White BeansCover the beans with cold water and soak overnight in the refrigerator. They will double in size so use a lot of water. Heat the bacon in a large pot over medium heat, until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crisp, about 8-10 minutes.

 

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Simmered ZucchiniBrown 2 cups sliced onions and 2 green peppers, sliced, in 3 tablespoons butter until tender. Add 3 or 4 zucchini, cut into 1 inch pieces and 5-6 medium fresh red peeled tomatoes. Salt and pepper, to taste. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender but still hold their shape, about 10 minutes.

 

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Gourmet GoulashMix ingredients together and bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees F.

 

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Apple TrifleSplit sponge cake through the center with a sharp knife and spread with jam on bottom half. Put top half on. Peel apples; cut in halves and remove cores. Put in pan with sugar and enough water to cover apples.

 

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Pork and Potato DinnerIn a small bowl; combine soup, sour cream, water and parsley. Alternate layers of potatoes seasoned with salt, pepper and then sauce. Place pork chops on top. Bake in preheated 375 degree F oven for about 1 hour.

 

Articles

Removing Debris From Drinking Pails

Removing Debris From Drinking PailsTo remove the hay or straw debris from the alpaca's drinking pail, use a slotted spaghetti lifter/pasta server. No need to freeze your fingers in the winter!

 

supplies for paper bats

Balloon And Paddle GameHit a balloon with homemade paddles, like tennis or badminton.

 

Blue Jay in the Snow

Blue Jay in the SnowA Bluejay about to take flight after snatching a peanut I put out for the squirrels.

 

Pinky (Domestic Shorthair)

Pinky (Domestic Shorthair)Pinky is a 4 year old domestic shorthair cat. We adopted Pinky with his brother, Fuzzy, in February 2007 from a local rescue.

 

Mrs. Butterworth Valentine syrup bottle given a Valentine motif

Mrs. Buttersworth ValentineValentine's craft made from a syrup bottle.

 

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Wax Your Curtain RodsWe have fancy metal curtain rods but the tabbed drapes did not slide easily across them. I put a coat of car wax on them. The curtains slide really easily now!

 

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Product Review: Pledge Multi Surface DusterI like it. A lot. Very good for cleaning items that are almost hard to reach (I'm short) and delicate items with a lot of projections and depressions (like my shelving unit with assorted figurines and vases).

 

My Frugal Life: Zero Degrees and DroppingThe high temp today is -5 (Fahrenheit) and falling toward -15. Fearing my face will crack, I'm staying in. I could set the thermostat at 72 degrees, but it's at 64. I don't need to be cheap, but I want to.

 

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Festive Curtains from Sale FabricAfter Christmas sales are fantastic this year. I got some sheer white fabric with green holly leaves and red berries, there is also some gold metallic thread running through it. It was 70% off.

 

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Valentine's Bathroom MirrorMy sweetie is not into big gifts, fancy cards, or other holiday kitsch so this Valentine's day I am showing my love for him in a very heartfelt way. I made a heart pattern that will fit on a 3x3 inch post-it note.

 

Rag Rug From Recycled Fleece Clothing

Rag Rug from Recycled Fleece ClothingI have just joined the site and thought you might like to see a rug made from recycled fleece jackets. They are very cheap to buy in the charity shops, there are some brilliant colors and make a super rug.

 

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Organizing Toy Cars and TrainsFirst go to any discount store and purchase see through fishing tackle type boxes of various sizes and place your child's toy trains, or hot wheel cars in them.

 

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Dental Floss for Sturdy ButtonsWhen my children were little, I used to secure buttons on their clothing with dental floss. There is no need to remove the button or existing thread. Just thread a needle with the floss and go through the shank or thread holes of the button once or even twice and tie it off.

 

A lacy heart from white doilies, for a napkin rings.

Lacy Valentine Napkin RingsFrilly, romantic, inexpensive, simple to make, and so versatile! You can make these any size or shape you want.

 

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Easy Tip To Save Money NowIn an attempt to try and save money this year, we are only going to the store once a month and really watching our food budget. We also try to keep the heat turned down when we can. It's been a cold winter here and sometimes we just add more warm clothes and blankets. We also have quit shopping as much and only buying things we need. And we rarely go out for fast food anymore and we rent DVD's instead of going to the movies.

 

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Prevent Food from StickingLike Sandy from NC, I also had a problem keeping soups, stews, etc. from sticking and burning on the bottom of pots.

 

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All Purpose Household CleanerCombine all ingredients. For a more pleasant smell, use lemon juice instead of vinegar. Put in small spray bottle and shake well.

 

Questions

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Getting Eyelashes to Grow?How can I naturally get my eye lashes to grow? I know tricks to apply when using makeup but I don't always like wearing makeup. Any suggestions?

 

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Reviews of Tide Free Laundry Soap?Has anyone used Tide Free laundry soap for sensitive skin? Or does anyone know of a better more budget friendly laundry soap for sensitive skin? We are on a very tight budget and I have heard Tide has the best laundry soap for sensitive skin! Thanks!

 

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Cowgirl Themed Birthday Party?I need some ideas on a cowgirl themed birthday in April, my daughter will be turning 8 yrs old. She loves horses. So far I am ordering those boot shaped mugs, I am going to spend a little more and get the glassware. I wanted to try and do t-shirts with horses on them but I can't find cute ones for under $9 each and with like 15+ girls it could get a bit over the budget.

 

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Caramel Popcorn on Carpet?Can anyone tell me how to clean caramel popcorn out of carpet? Help.

 

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Preserving Newspapers?I am looking for acid free paper (or anything else) to preserve newspaper. Any ideas or suggestions. Thank you.

 

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Homemade Lip Balm?Does anyone have a recipe for lip balm? I am going broke buying those little tubes of it for the grandkids who keep losing it.

 

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What Happens at a Doctor's Check-Up Appointment?I am going for a check up with the doctor. It is a general checkup and I would like to know what it involves. I am feeling scared and I am a forty eight year old woman.

 

What Breed is My Dog?We got our "little angel" in September of 2008. At the time he was about 6 weeks old. We got him from Humane Society and they were not sure what he was. They said he could be Catahoula Leopard or a Aussie. I do know he has Catahoula in him but not sure on the rest. Can anyone help?

 

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Rubber Stains on Carpet?Does anyone have any methods to remove what seems to be black rubber grease stains on new carpet. It has come from the black stoppers at the back of a portable piano.

 

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White Satin Dress Has Yellowed?I have a white satin dress that is about 30 years old and very yellow. Is there anyway to make it white again so my daughter can wear it? Thank you.

 

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Recipe Book for Jack's Power Juicer?I'm needing recipes for Jack's Power Juicer. I purchased one used and the recipe book was not with it. I thought someone could help me out without me purchasing recipe books. Thank you for your time.

 

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Scratch and Dent Stores Near Greensboro, NC?Are there still any Scratch and Dent grocery stores in existence? I live in NC, near Burlington in the Greensboro area.

 

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Re-Coating Painted Laminate Countertops?I did my bath counters and used Enviro. I have little hail marks and have to re-coat. What kind of sandpaper did you use? And can you add paint on top of the 1st coat before you do a 2nd coat, without sanding the whole thing? Help!

 

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Clear Acrylic Tubing?I want to know how and where I can find acrylic clear plastic tubing for making high riser table centerpieces.

 

What Breed is My Dog?Any idea which breed my two dogs could be? I'm just curious what your opinion might be! Thanks!

 

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Gasoline Smell in a Washing Machine?I washed a towel full of diesel in the washing machine. I've washed clothes several times after that and the diesel smell is still on the clothes. I've put it on many empty cycles to wash it away but no luck. Can you help?

 

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Where can I find Borax?Where can I find Borax?

 

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Wedding and Reception Locations in Macomb, MI?I just got engaged and we are trying to find someplace that is nice and beautiful but something that does not cost a arm and a leg. We are trying to pay for most ourselves and I would like to have something where we can have the wedding and reception in the same place. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you very much.

 

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Black Paint on Beige Carpet?My son spilled black paint on beige carpet. How do I clean it?

 

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