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December JamCook prunes and remove seeds, pour 2 cups water over seeds and let stand 1 hour. Strain. Combine this liquid with that in which prunes were cooked. Add prunes, raisins, sugar and oranges (which have been cut in thin slices).
Banana and Chicken SaladSlice bananas and dip into lemon juice to avoid discoloring. Combine chicken and bananas. Mix mayonnaise with curry powder to taste.
Sage Dusted ChickenFlatten chicken to 1/2 in. thickness; sprinkle with sage, salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in butter and oil for 5-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
4 Portion Tomato SoupThis recipe is less than $1.00 per serving. Chop and fry onion/garlic until soft, add tin tomatoes, stock cube, water. Blend until smooth, put back on heat, add salt, pepper, ketchup to taste. Stir in basil.
Beef 'N Biscuit CasseroleBrown ground beef, onion and chilies in large pan; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, chili powder and garlic salt. Simmer while preparing dough. Separate biscuit dough into 10 biscuits; pull each apart in 2 layers.
Special Pork ChopsBrown pork chops in skillet on both sides. Then mix together rice, chopped onion and green pepper finely. Add tomato sauce or stewed tomatoes if desired. Put over pork chops in skillet and let simmer together for fifteen or twenty minutes and serve.
Squash Casserole With BaconSlice squash about 1/4-inch thick. Cook in boiling salted water until tender. Fry bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon and set aside. In bacon drippings, brown onions. Add butter, squash, eggs, salt and pepper
Sour Cream Lemon PieMix sugar, cornstarch in 2 qt. saucepan. Gradually add milk, stirring until smooth. Stir in egg yolks, lemon rind and juice until well blended. Add margarine. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil. Boil 1 minute
Easiest Raspberry Dessert in the WorldYou choose your ingredient proportions ;-) Place Nilla wafers in bottom of small serving bowls, spoon the raspberry syrup from container over the wafers, top with raspberries, wait one minute so the syrup seeps in to the wafers and serve :-)
Gardening: SunflowersHere's a picture of sunflowers near our home. You can see some are shorter than the others. I cut them off before they bloomed so they would not be so tall. I like them shorter. I will cut them all this summer.
Homemade DeodorantI found this recipe somewhere on the Internet, from someone who had also tried baking soda alone, with no successes. They eventually found out that the right formula was the one below:
Use Super Glue to Stop Nail SplittingI have a fingernail that always splits in the same place. There seems to be a ridge in the nail. If I get busy and don't keep the nail filed and buffed, the nail splits all the way to the quick.
Thrifty Crocheted Soap ScrubberBuy 100% polyester yarn or use your acrylic yarn scraps. You will be making an enclosed "pillow case" out of the polyester yarn. Start by crocheting a chain that's about 3 inches long.
Link: Free Tax Filing for Low Income FilersJust found out this year that if you make less than 56000.00 a year you can go to http://www.irs.gov and do your taxes for free! Just wanted to let people know!
Use a Scoop for Potting PlantsYou know how difficult it is to scoop up potting soil when potting plants? Well, they make a wonderful tool for that, one that I had not seen and was pointed out to me.
Making a Thrifty Frame to Jazz Up a WallI had a big bare spot between two windows in my family room. I went to Home Depot and purchased a packaged door frame kit which is much cheaper than buying framing at 2 or 3 dollars per foot.
Clean Dishwasher With Oxy CleanFor those who want to absolutely clean their dishwasher, mine was a mess. I sprayed the whole thing with Oxy Clean and let it sit for about 3 minutes. To be sure it comes out perfect, I added a bottle of coke to the bottom of the dishwasher.
Use Ceiling Fan Year RoundBy setting your room ceiling fan on its lowest setting and using year round for heat or air conditioner, you can help lower the cost of your electricity bill. Remember to reverse the switch on the ceiling fans adjustments.
Pet Spider HutThis is a very simple idea for anyone who might have little critters like lizards, frogs, tarantulas, and any other small animal that might need a place to hide.
Link: FDA Updates on Food RecallsI was going through my email and I am subscribed to the FDA update on salmonella products, and I found a widget that keeps you updated. You can put in on the computer, and put it in favorites and then go to it.
Use Fingerless Gloves for Winter DrivingIn the winter, my hands occasionally become so cold that it is uncomfortable. To keep a good grip on the steering wheel and stay warm at the same time, I tried a pair of fingerless gloves (aka gauntlets).
Cocoa Cady (Chocolate Lab)Cocoa Cady is a 2 years old Chocolate Lab that my son brought home for me to house break for him at 5 weeks old. I have had him ever since.
Take Photos of Complete OutfitsI enjoy wearing my separates in various combinations. Often when I've put together an outfit I really enjoy, I can't remember the top, bottom, jewelry, shoes, belt, hair accessories, etc. that made the whole ensemble a hit.
My Experiences Painted Laminate CountertopsLet me begin by saying that all these posts were the most helpful information I found or my project. I've lived in my house for 13 years with country blue countertops that I've hated since day one.
Use a Photo Album as a Recipe HolderI found this "photo" album several months ago at a discount store. I loved the cover but wanted to use it for recipes instead of photos. It just didn't make sense to me to use it for photos with a "chef" motif!
Family: Max and His ShadowI had to send this picture of my absolutely adorable Grandson, Max. He just turned 1 year old, and has discovered his shadow.
Collecting Advertising Credit Cards?Do people collect the Advertising Credit Cards?
Smelly Drains?How can you get rid of smells coming from the sink drain?
Planting an Apple With Amaryllis Bulbs?I know that my mind is going but I'm certain that I heard somewhere that an apple put in a paper bag with a newly planted amaryllis bulb for 1 week would hasten root growth, stem growth, and eventually blooming. It has to do with the ethylene given off by the apple.
Dried Out Pledge Wipes?I found a couple of packages of dried out Pledge wipes that I'd like to reactivate. I would like to use them on my leather couches, the package says they can be used for this. Does anyone have any ideas how to reactivate them? Do I just add a little water?
Organizing Your Grocery Shopping to Save Money?I need help organizing my grocery shopping. I use sale papers and have a coupon organizer, but when I start to plan, I just can't seem to get it! If anyone has a system they use, I would love for you to share it with me. Thanks in advance!
Recipes Based On a List of Ingredients?What is the address of the web site that will let you list the food you have and it will send you recipes to match your supplies?
Soap Scum on Tiles?How do I clean scum off of bathroom subway tile?
Zaxby's Dipping Sauce?Does anyone know a recipe for Zax's dipping sauce from Zaxby's restaurant? I have a grandchild that thinks its the best dipping sauce in the world.
Using Leftover Uncooked Pasta?When I make something with pasta, I always have some uncooked pasta in boxes left over. Now I have about 3 boxes of different kinds of uncooked pasta that just have a little left in each of them (less than half the box). I have some lasagna, fettuccine, elbows, etc.
Names for Cardboard Pet Coffin Business?I want to start a new business selling eco-friendly cardboard pet coffins and I need a sensitive name for the business. Any ideas gratefully received. Thanks.
Tying a Quilt Without a Frame?I am going to tie a twin size quilt. I usually have used a friend's frame, but she has moved. How can I tie a quilt without using a frame?
Measuring Marshmallow Creme?What is the best way to measure marshmallow creme, in a "wet" ingredient measuring cup or a "dry" one? I need 7 oz from a 13 oz jar for the recipe. I messed up a recipe of Rice Krispies treats by using too much. Yes, someone can actually make bad Rice Krispies treats.
Long John Silver's Coleslaw?I am looking for a recipe for Long John Silver's coleslaw.
What Breed is My Dog?Is my dog a chiweenie? We adopted her from a local shelter and that is what they thought she was. I am just curious. Any input would be great! Thanks.
Cigarette Smoke Smell in Upholstery?I bought a love seat from a flea market. It didn't smell all that bad, when I bought it, but now that I have it home it is filled with cigarette smoke. I am asthmatic and it is driving me crazy. It is really a pretty reclining love seat.
Simple Polish Soup Recipes?I am a caregiver and have just started seeing a new client that I have to cook for. He is a Polish gentleman and is on a low sodium, low sugar and low calorie diet. He is diabetic. He loves polish soups. I was wondering if anyone had any simple soup recipes?
Website for Making Personalized Stories?Does anyone know of a site where you can download a story which you can incorporate your child's name into it?
Baby Blanket Patterns?I am looking for a baby blanket pattern. Can anyone tell me where I can find one?
Manual for Regal Kitchen Pro Bread Maker #K6743?I need a Regal Kitchen Pro Bread Maker manual for model #K6743. Does anyone know where to get one? I love this bread maker and have lost my recipe booklet. Please help me.
American Thread Company Yarn?Does anyone know what happened to the American Thread Company. I have some punch rug patterns by them and need additional colors of Aunt Lydia's rug yarn which is used with these patterns.
Appreciation Party for My Husband?My husband works full-time and takes great care of our family. While doing all of this, he has recently completed his work and obtained his MBA. I would like to have a small family party for him.
Mesh Soap Saver Ball?Years ago my friend's mom had a soap saver that was made of a metal mesh ball (as if two strainers were put face to face) on a wooden handle in which soap scraps were inserted.
Campbell's Onion Burgers?I am wondering if anyone has the recipe for "onion burgers". It is a classic recipe that was printed on cans of Cambell's soup years ago.