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Vegetable Beef BakeCoat meat with flour and seasonings. In skillet, brown meat in shortening. Stir in tomatoes, add carrots, cover and cook over low heat 30 minutes. Add 2 cups water, onion, celery and mostaccioli and 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil.
Breakfast of ChampionsMix yogurt and brown sugar in one small bowl and place granola in another small bowl. Serve both with fruit for dipping first in yogurt and then dipping in granola.
Sweet Crock Pot RibsMix sugar and flour in saucepan. Add water. Stir. Add next 5 ingredients. Heat and stir until boiling and thickened.
Daffodil DipCombine all ingredients, except yellow of hard boiled egg with fork. When mixed, crumble the yellow on top. Best served with raw vegetables.
Simple Black Bean SoupVery nourishing! In a small bowl, mash 1 can black beans until smooth; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients and remaining can of beans. Bring to a boil.
Snickers Bar CookiesTo prepare candy, place frozen Snickers in large Ziploc bag. Crush with rolling pin. Set aside in freezer. Beat with ingredients together in large bowl. Add dry ingredients while mixing. Leave flour to last.
Hot Chinese Chicken SaladTry this nutritious hot salad with Chinese seasoning.
Italian FlatbreadAdd hot water to baking mix, mix until stiff dough forms. Let stand for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients EXCEPT butter. Turn dough onto a generously floured surface, roll dough in flour, and knead about 60 times.
Soup BurgersBrown hamburger and onion. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer 5 minutes. Serve on buns.
Hot Spicy Tofu and BroccoliStart your rice. About 15 minutes before it is ready, heat a skillet over medium heat and add oil. When hot, stir in garlic, ginger, oregano, basil, cayenne, and sugar. Add tofu and tamari; stir to coat. Let cook until golden, about 3 minutes.
Photo of Growing MintThis is picture of mint I have in my flower beds. I like to make mint tea with it, winter or summer. Very good.
Spring Basket LinerSewing a liner for an old basket to give it new life and purpose. Gather spring-like fabrics and old baskets to pick from. Draw around the bottom of the basket and add 1 inch to allow for seams. Cut out.
Biskit (Yorkshire Terrier)Biskit is a 6 month old Yorkshire Terrier. My 11 and a 1/2 year old Maltese had a seizure and died Jan 2, 2009. I went to craigslist on Jan 13 and answered 3 ads for rescue dogs. Biskit's former mom answered and he was mine at 6:40 PM Jan 14, 2009.
Caring for BettasI have to mention what good pets Bettas make. They are the fighting fish you buy in the little jars at the pet store. Of course, they need bigger bowls to be happy, like a goldfish bowl or a little bitty tank you can buy for a couple of bucks at Walmart.
Store Bulk Foods In Recycled Baby Wipe ContainersWe use a lot of the large round baby wipe containers. When empty scrub them out good and put dry bulk foods in it. Replace the lid and put it into the pantry for storage.
Buy Frugal Toilet Paper at a Restaurant Supply StoresBuy your toilet paper in bulk from online restaurant overstock suppliers. You can get 96 rolls of toilet paper for .67 a roll. Most are double ply, so if you turn one roll into two rolls, you can get 192 rolls of toilet paper for under $65!
Using Free Address Stickers On Your CalendarWhen I receive those address labels in the mail, I use my paper cutter to cut off the little seasonal pictures. Give them to my grandchildren along with a current calendar. Throw away the portion with the name and address.
Saving Money on Bathing SuitsTips and advice for saving money on bathing suits. Look for suits in discount outlets slightly out of season. I got a suit at the Saks outlet one winter. There are also deals at places like Ross.
Baking Soda for Teeth WhiteningUse baking soda daily to whiten your teeth. It tastes terrible at first, but you get used to it. Just wet your toothbrush and dip it into the baking soda and brush as usual, then follow-up brushing with regular toothpaste for fluoride.
Holiday Decorations for Your TableInstead of spending money each holiday to change our tablecloth, we purchased a white table cloth and clear plastic from our fabric store cut to fit our table. The plastic cost around $3.50.
Cleaning a Pizza CutterFor quick and easy cleanup, don't wait for cheese and sauce to dry on your pizza cutter. Rinse it off right after you cut the pizza and clean up will be a snap.
Tin Man ManiaI created this mini man from some recycled soup and coffee cans, soda tabs, funnel, bolts, screws, candy tins for feet, coat hangers, swivel, spray paint and tin snips. I used and awl and hammer to make the holes I needed.
Daddy's Diaper Dooty Poem?I am making a daddy's diaper dooty apron for a co-ed shower. You can buy the aprons online for a dad's gag gift called Daddy's Diaper Dooty or Diaper Master. There's a poem with them, and I really, really want one to go with mine! I can't find out what either says!
Perspiration Stains on Underwear?How do I remove severe perspiration stains from cotton-poly men's underwear?
Straightening Permed Hair?I just got a perm last week and I hate it. Now I want my natural straight hair back. Will it get messed up or fall out if i get it straighten?
Planting Sunflowers?What month do you plant sunflowers?
Substituting Marshmallow Creme for Marshmallows?I want to substitute marshmallow creme for marshmallows. I only have a recipe for Rice Krispie treats with marshmallows. How do I substitute the marshmallow creme for the marshmallows?
Organizing Silk Flowers?How do I keep craft items organized? I have extra silk flowers from other projects that are just laying around and nowhere to put them. I tried keeping them in empty coffee cans but I keep adding more to the cans.
Treating an Allergy in a Dog's Ear?I am looking for a home remedy for allergies in a dog's ear. His ear tends to itch and get red. Is there something I can do other than the panalog that the vet prescribed?
Preventing Food from Staining Bowls?How do you stop bowls from staining red from chili or spaghetti sauces?
Milk Odors in Memory Foam?Milk was spilled on my seat, which has memory foam in it. I wanted to know if I am going to have to replace the foam in order to get the milk smell out. Is there anything else I can try? Please help me. Thanks.
Skin is Peeling After Sun Tanning?How can I keep from peeling after sun tanning? What can you do if you've already started to peel? Is there anything I can use to minimize the peeling?