February 27, 2009

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Recipes

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Daffodil DipCombine all ingredients, except yellow of hard boiled egg with fork. When mixed, crumble the yellow on top. Best served with raw vegetables.

 

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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.

 

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Hot Chinese Chicken SaladTry this nutritious hot salad with Chinese seasoning.

 

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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.

 

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Soup BurgersBrown hamburger and onion. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer 5 minutes. Serve on buns.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Sweet Crock Pot RibsMix sugar and flour in saucepan. Add water. Stir. Add next 5 ingredients. Heat and stir until boiling and thickened.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

Articles

Gingham basket liner.

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.

 

A blue betta or Siamese fighting Fish.

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.

 

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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.

 

Biskit (Yorkshire Terrier)

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.

 

Tin man made from recycled cans.

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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.

 

Growing Mint

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.

 

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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.

 

Questions

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Milk Odors in Memory FoamMilk 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.

 

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Straightening Permed HairI 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?

 

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Skin is Peeling After Sun TanningHow 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?

 

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Treating an Allergy in a Dog's EarI 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?

 

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Organizing Silk FlowersHow 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.

 

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Daddy's Diaper Dooty PoemI 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!

 

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Planting SunflowersWhat month do you plant sunflowers?

 

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Substituting Marshmallow Creme for MarshmallowsI 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?

 

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Preventing Food from Staining BowlsHow do you stop bowls from staining red from chili or spaghetti sauces?

 

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Perspiration Stains on UnderwearHow do I remove severe perspiration stains from cotton-poly men's underwear?

 

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