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Maple Nut BreadHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan, 9x5 inches. Measure flour by dip-level-pour method or by sifting. Blend dry ingredients in bowl. Add milk, egg and flavoring. Mix until the dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into pan. Bake 1 hour.
Meat Balls and Tomato GravyMix thoroughly first eight ingredients. Form into balls (12-14) and place in deep baking dish. Heat can of tomato soup with one can water, then pour over meat balls in casserole dish. Bake 1 1/4 hours at 350 degrees F.
Slow Cooker Turkey BreastOn days when you're in a rush but still would like to come home to the welcoming aroma of a homecooked meal, you might want to try this. Put a frozen turkey breast in your slow cooker.
Blueberry Orange Cheese BreadPreheat oven at 350 degrees F. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, soda, orange rind, cheese and blueberries. Add juice, shortening and egg. Beat until smooth.
Ugly Duckling CakeCombine cake mix, fruit cocktail with syrup, 1 cup of coconut and eggs in large mixer bowl. Blend; then beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes.
One Pan Tuna Noodle DinnerBoil noodles in pan until soft. Drain and leave in pan. Dump everything else in and mix until blended. Leave on stove on low temp to warm. The chips give you a little bit of salt to taste.
Unfried ChickenPut all dry ingredients in a bag. Mix. Dip chicken pieces in yogurt then shake in bag. Put pieces on a baking pan. Spray with a little Pam. Bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees F. Turn pieces to brown all sides during baking
Okra CreoleSaute onion and pepper in drippings until soft, not brown. Add okra and cook 5 minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat. Add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes.
Haddock ChowderIn a large saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tbsp. drippings. In the drippings, saute onion and carrots until tender.
French Bread Strata With StrawberriesA breakfast strata that you make the night before. It is so good! First you start with brown sugar, butter and syrup in the bottom of the baking dish. I love the fact you can make it before hand and have it ready for the next day, especially if you have company.
BBQ HamburgerBrown ground beef, onion and salt and pepper to taste; drain off fat. In saucepan, melt margarine and flour. Mix together and add remaining ingredients. Combine with meat and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.
Flannel Headband for a Frugal Sleep MaskMy partner reads late at night, and I like to go to sleep right away. We have fixed this problem with the light keeping me awake, by me wearing a sleep mask.
Use a Pastry Blender for Chopping Soft FoodsI have found that a Pastry blender is a real time saver when used to chop hard boiled eggs, avocados, and bananas for banana nut bread. I just put the item in a bowl and use the pastry blender to chop are mash to the desired consistency.
Have Evaporated Milk In Your PantryI pick up a can of evaporated milk every time I do my weekly grocery shopping. It is very inexpensive and good to have on hand. It can be used in place of light cream in recipes.
Store Seldom Used Linens in Pillow ShamsWhenever I buy sets of bedding many times there are two pillow shams that go with the bedding and I never use them.
Coffee Cup Holders For CansI love soda in aluminum cans, but hate the cold and condensation on my hands. I came up with a great solution that I thought might help others who have similar problems with their hands.
Make Bread for the Birds With Old Flour I found an old 5 pound bag of wheat flour that got lost in the back of the pantry. Not wanting to waste it I used it in my bread machine and made loaves of bread to put out for the birds.
Tufted Textile ArtThis is an image of a picture I did using the same technique as the rag rug using narrower strips.
Samanda (Mixed Breed Cat)Samanda, is a Tabby, I think. I'm not sure. She is 1 year old. She was given to me as a gift after my little cat, Sammi, died just after Christmas. She likes to chase my older cat, Molly, who doesn't like her yet.
Next time you are at the store pick up a bag of mini marshmallows and a box of toothpicks. Then when the kids say "we're bored" take them out and watch the kid's imagination and building skills soar!
My Frugal Life: A Fan of ThriftyFunI have been thifty all my adult life. I had my first child at 19 years of age, with 2 more that followed 5 years apart. I found myself using more and more store coupons ...
Watch for Free Kids EventsTo keep kids entertained, look for free events. Sometimes programs offer 1 free class with no obligation. Gymboree, Little Gym, and Stroller Strides do this. Additionally, some churches have open play times for a minimal fee.
Storing Paper ScrapsI use a regular household file, the sort with a fold over lid and handle, to store offcuts of card. I sort them by colour. It's easy to find the colour I need.
Keep Veggies Fresh LongerI have found that you can keep all your vegetables fresh longer if you remove the cores and seeds from them as soon as possible after you purchase them.
Link: Bad Food For DogsThe following website contains food that is deadly or very harmful to dogs. I knew raisins and grapes were deadly but would never have guessed avocado or broccoli was bad for them.
Resume and Interview Tips for Job HuntersJob hunting is a very prominent issue right now. There are several things that people can do to help them get on track when hunting.
Love BugMake love bugs for any holiday. First take thick paper or cardboard 5 inches wide and wrap yarn around paper/cardboard. I used thick fuzzy yarn so I went around 50 times.
Disputing an Electric Bill?Has anyone ever dispute an electric bill? I've been disputing my electric bill for the last 6-7 weeks. My electric bill was reasonable in November - about $110, but then quadrupled to $440 in December.
Growing an Avocado Plant Inside?I plan on growing an avocado tree or bush indoors due to the cold winters we have. Can it ever bear fruit?
Inexpensive Crafts for Kids?Does anyone have any inexpensive craft projects for a 7 year old boy? He is my nephew and he gets bored easily. I don't have a lot of money, so I thought maybe next time he comes over we could do some crafts together. Thank you.
Tips for First-Time Homeowners?My husband and I are in escrow right now and just signed final loan documents. Lord willing, we will be receiving our key on Monday, 3/2. We have never been homeowners before. We are in our mid-late twenties with an elementary age child.
Health Insurance for College Student?Our daughter, despite being a full-time student, is being kicked off our health insurance as soon as she turns 22. The student insurance offered through her university looks like mediocre coverage with high co-pays for about $100/month.
Recycling Used Cat Litter?How can I recyle cat litter waste? Right now, my bags of it end up in trash disposal. I know someone who directly created a slope of it over a cliff, over time! In the past, I've used it to fill holes in my property.
Instructions for Necktie Angel?I'm looking for a tie angel craft, made from a dowel rod and necktie.
Making a Bridal Shower Wishing Well?I am looking for instructions to make a wishing well for a bridal shower. Each guest was asked to bring a kitchen item gift for the wishing well.
BBQ Stain on White Cotton Shirt?I have a white cotton blouse that I just spilled 57 steak sauce on. I have done nothing to it at this point. I am looking for a fool proof stain removal tip. I have tried to remove stains on blouses of this type in the past by putting oxyclean on it and then bleaching.
Cat Puts Things in Water Dish?My cat always puts things in his water dish. Not just anything, he puts only things that soak up water. I change his water every other day if not every every day and its filtered. He has done this ever since he was really young. Any suggestions?
Eliminating Age Spots?I am looking for cheap ways to get rid of sunspots on my face or at least lighten them. Does scar cream product work for this?
Permanent Paint on Auto Glass?Does anyone know of any paint that can go on auto glass and is permanent?
InStyler Rotating Curling Iron Reviews?Has anyone tried that new InStyler Rotating Curling Iron yet? If so, do you like it? Any problems with it, etc.?
Recipe for Angel Pie?I am looking for a recipe for a pie my mother used to make for me. We called it Angel pie. It was a white pie filling topped with whipping cream and sprinkled with walnuts.
Purim arrives at sundown on the 9th of March 2009, and with it, the obligation for each Jew to send out mishloach manot to one's friends and neighbors.
Flat Top Stove Cleaner Recommendations
?I have a glass flat top electric range. I don't want to buy the expensive cleaners that they recommend for them. I used to use Bon Ami, but can't seem to find it anymore. Is there something that I can clean it with that will not scratch and that I can buy or make to clean it?
Making an Afghan with a Daisy Maker?How to use the daisy maker for making an afghan? It is a wheel with pins sticking our of the sides. You somehow wrap the yarn around these pins, then you pop it off and keep making more, attach them and make an afghan.
Applesauce Vs. Apple Butter?What is the difference between applesauce and apple butter? They seem to be almost exactly the same, so why the different name?
Lemon Cake Recipe?I need an easy lemon birthday cake recipe using a box mix, but I am not sure just using a cake mix will make it lemony enough. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to alter it to give it more of a lemon flavor?
Crafts Using Cat Food Cans?Does anyone have ideas for a craft or a good way to use cat food tins? I have two kitties and they eat a ton of food. I hate throwing them all away. They eat Fancy Feast, so it's the mini cans. Thanks!
Older Dog is Having Health Problems?My 15 yr. old dog she is experiencing extremely fast weight loss, shaking, seizures and now bloody gellatenous stool. What can it be? The vet says she's just old.
Easy Diabetic Recipes?I am looking for easy diabetic meals or low carb meals. Any help would be appreciated.
Cleaning Velvet Upholstery?How do you clean luxury velvet upholstery?