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Apricot Barbecue SauceCombine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Makes 1 3/4 cups.
Hot Maple CornbreadSift dry ingredients together into a large bowl. Add maple syrup to melted shortening in saucepan. Gradually stir in eggs; add this mixture to dry ingredients and stir until well blended. Do not beat.
Hamburger-Noodle DinnerBrown meat and onion. Stir in remaining ingredients and spoon into casserole dish. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F until vegetables are tender (about 45 minutes). Or simmer on stove until done.
Pineapple Jello SaladDissolve gelatin and salt in boiling water. Add cold water (or pineapple liquid), lemon juice, and sour cream. Beat gently with egg beater until blended. Pour into freezing tray, freeze 20-30 minutes, or until firm around edge and soft in center.
Lemony Mushroom Orzo SoupIn a small saucepan, saute the mushrooms, onions and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the broth, parsley, thyme and pepper.
Oyster StewMelt butter in top of a double boiler. Add the oysters and bring to the boiling point, but do not permit them to boil. Add milk and cream. Continue heating. When the oysters come to the surface the soup is done.
Chicken and Mushroom DinnerCut chicken in small pieces. In shallow dish, mix flour, salt and pepper. Spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add oil and heat over medium-high heat. Coat both sides of chicken with flour mixture.
Cherry Filled White CakeHeat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch non-stick pan. Carefully mix dry cake mix, cake mix ingredients and pie filling in a large bowl with rubber scraper. Carefully spread mixture in pan.
Use a Toothpick to Unclog Soap DispensersIt's easy to remedy this problem, when foam soap or sanitizer soap containers become clogged and squirts all over when you pump. I use a toothpick to run through the rim, taking care to remove all the clogged soap. Works like a charm.
Product Review: Makemoneytakingsurveys.orgThis product is a complete let down. I purchased it about 3 weeks ago and have not made a cent. All that comes with this product is a database of survey companies which you can access your self in a very short search of the net.
Harley Avery Gardner (Old English Bulldog)Harley Avery Gardner is a 5.5 year old brindel colored Old English Bulldog. A family friend gave up from breeding when he was 10 weeks old. He likes to play with his rubber chew toy.
Use a Wooden Clothespin as a Straw HolderI like to have a bottle of water or pop close by, and sometimes the straws I use have a way of slipping out of the spout. After undoing the bottle several times to retrieve the straw, I looked up and saw one of my trusty wooden clothes pegs (the ones with the hinge.)
No Sew TutuTake 2 feet of ribbon and 6 yards of tulle cut into 3 by 12 inch strips. Fold in half to 6 inches and loop around ribbon.
Using Fish SauceFish sauce is fermented for many months and the liquid is drained out through a spigot and processed. It comes in many varieties, made with herbs and spices mixed in or just with salt.
Macaroni and SpamThis is an economical recipe for those who need an inexpensive meal. First put on water to boil for 16 oz package of macaroni. Put one cup of celery and one medium onion in food processor to cut up. Saute in olive oil until soft.
Use Free Address Labels to Mark BelongingsPlacing a sticky address label (they come in the mail all the time) on the inside lid of your DVDs, books, under plates, or whatever you loan out makes it easier for the borrower to return them.
Sharpening Your Knife With Liquid SoapI know this may not seem important to many people, but I like a sharp cooking knife. This probably comes from living in Japan. Almost every household has a whetstone. We tend to sharpen the knife at least once a week if not every time we use it.
Check Craigslist First Before You BuyA great place to get furniture, appliances, baby needs, and more! When I am interested in buying a new item($$$), I write it on a post-it note by my computer. I check during my daily internet surf for any items I am looking for.
My Natural Products Spa DayI do an oil pull with olive oil for 5 minutes and spit out (swish the oil in between the teeth). DO NOT swallow, ever. This is good for teeth and gingivitis. I do it twice a week.
Clean Tiles Quickly With WipesI have light tile floors and they can show the dirt in a hurry. To keep them looking good between deep cleanings, I just grab a diaper wipe and do a quick swipe. The Walmart brand are much cheaper than the Clorox ones, and they work just as well. Quick, easy, and cheap!
Use Masking Tape and Crayon to Label ItemsI use masking tape to label items, writing on it with crayon instead of permanent marker. I have two small children who leave stray crayons everywhere, and a permanent marker is a potential disaster if they get a hold of one.
CD Spindle Toilet Paper HolderThis is a great recycling craft that is easy enough for kids to do with parent supervision. This is an earth friendly craft as we need to recycle, reuse as much as we can to keep plastic out of the land fills.
Tips For Dealing With Stress?I eat right and do a lot of walking. I have a glass of wine or two on the weekends. I do have a lot on my mind with work money and just every day life. I am trying to get my son through some tough stuff, he lost his father less than a year ago. Does anyone have some tips on simple ways to keep my stress down?
Fresh Fruit Ideas for a Baby Shower?Does anybody have any ideas for fresh fruit salads or a fresh fruit bouquet for a baby shower?
Inexpensive Plus Size Prom Dress?I'm a size 30 and a little short on cash. I need a prom dress in a reasonable range. Does anyone have any suggestions? Please help!
Applying Castor Oil and Detergent to Lawn?I'm going to try using the Castor oil/detergent remedy to rid my lawn of moles. How do I go about applying it to a large lawn?
Paint Colors Advice for Bathroom With Green and White Tiles?I am still trying to decide on paint colors for my bathroom. We are remodeling on a very tight budget. I have dark green floor tiles and white tiles on the lower half of the walls. The bathroom is very small but it does have a tub/shower.
Inexpensive Silicone Oven Mitts?Has anyone found a site online or a store where you can buy silicone oven mitts for under $10 (including any s/h that might be involved)? Wal-Mart's on-line price is around $15 which seems too high for just one. Thanks!
Reviews of Waterless Cookware?This post is in regards to West Bend (Kitchencraft) waterless cookware. I saw the demo at the Boise state fair and was very impressed since I'm a P/T chef. The price was way out of my league so I bought a set of Chef Secret on eBay.
Inexpensive Church Mother's Day Project Ideas?Does anyone have a new or different idea for a Sunday School class mother's day project? Inexpensive and either Christian based or could be made so. Thank you.
Can Your Water Make You Itch?Could my water be what is making us itch? Even my pets are itching non-stop. I have scatched my legs until they bleed. I have used lotions, oils, etc. but nothing seems to be working. I have rusty well water and we all drink it, bathe in it, etc..
Cookware with Water Vapor Seal?Does anyone remember cookware that required something like 1 tsp. water added to the rim of the lid after it has been set on the pot? This was to make a water vapor seal. I was thinking about it the other day and wondered what happened to this line and if it ever truly functioned.
What is This Plant?Does anyone recognize this "fruit"? I saw it at the local zoo but the only sign nearby claimed it was an American Pineapple. The tree looked like it was from the palm family. I am pretty good at identifying flora but this one has me stumped.
Alfred Hitchcock's "Where the Woodbine Twineth"?I have been looking for an Alfred Hitchcock movie called "Where the Woodbine Twineth". It's about a white girl that gets a black life size doll which takes over her life and the nanny spanks her legs at the end with a switch telling her to go away.
Bamboo Stalks Are Yellow?I have a bamboo plant that is turning yellow and squishy. There are three stalks and only one is still green. I have tried everything. Does anyone know what is happening and how to fix it? I have had it for three years and this is the only time I have had problems.
Decorating a White and Pink Apartment?My new apartment has light pink tiled floors and walls that are cream on the bottom half and white on the top half. What color scheme can I use to decorate with furniture, drapes, etc. Any ideas? Please help.
Reinstalling F2 and F12 Options in Bios?I have a Dell Dimension computer E310 with Windows XP Media center. After I turn on the computer, the monitor shows on the top right corner F2 (setup) and F12 (boot). If you want to get Bios F2 has to be pressed on the keyboard to get into Bios setup.
Waxing Shower Tiles?Should I wax shower tiles to help prevent hard water build up?
Dog is Scratching at the Carpet?A new Daschund has joined the family. He scratches the carpet and made a hole in it yesterday. Any suggestions other than finding him a new home? He does not stop when we spray him with water.
Making Children's Dress-Up Costumes?Does anyone have any ideas for making a Fairy and Princess dress-up costumes for children? I don't want anything too complicated.
Cutting a "Fire Log" in Half?Can I cut a "fire log" in half?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Blonder Border #GM1847B?I am looking for 1 roll, or a remnant roll (at least 4-5 ft) of a Blonder border that has been discontinued. The pattern number is GM1847B. It is about 10 inches wide, green background and peach to red roses. It also has a scalloped edge.
Wax on a Rug?How do you get wax off a rug?
Growing Primroses in Indirect Light?Will primroses grow well in pots in indirect light? We live in Louisiana.
Using Vinegar in an HE Washing Machine?How would vinegar affect the new washing machines that states you should only use products with the (HE) symbol on it?
Corn, Wheat and Gluten-Free Dog Treats?Does anyone know how to make corn, wheat and gluten-free dog treats?
Tea Tree Oil for Canine Yeast Infections?How do you use tea tree oil for canine yeast infection in ears?
Ideas for a Beginning Sewer?I am looking for sewing ideas. I need help making purses, pillows, and things for the home. I would also like to make recycled bags for grocery shopping. I am a beginning sewer. I have made rice bags and a few pillows. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Decorating an Apartment Refrigerator?I have a refrigerator in my kitchen that still works and I am looking for ways to make the front door look nicer by decorating it. I rent and it comes with the apartment. Thanks for any help.
Fish Grease Stain on Tennis Shoes?How do you get a fish grease stain out of a pair of Nike Air Max Skyline shoes? They are metallic silver/black and grey. My husband just bought these shoes. I asked him to pour out some old fish grease and he got it on the front of the shoes. Hope you can help me.
Something is Eating Holes in Clothing?Something is eating holes in clothing. There are lots of small holes in jeans, shirts, and pants.
First Mammogram Tips?I am having my first mammogram tomorrow morning. Any tips on what do before. I hear you can shower but no deodorant or perfume. Why is that? I am kind of nervous but I am 41 and I need to take care of myself and make sure all is good to go.
Cat Urine on a Suede Sofa?How do I get cat urine off of a suede sofa?
Puppy Pooping Inside at Night?My 14 week old puppy seems to have clicked well with house training during the day, but at night she poops all over the kitchen floor. The pad is kept in the same place during the day and night.
Cleaning a Range Hood Filter?I have an over the hotplate range hood. I clean the grill regularly, but happened to read something about a filter that needs cleaning, as well. I can't see it. Could someone please advise me on this? I love this site and hope you can help.
Asking Wedding Guests to Bring Finger Foods?I am looking for ideas for our wedding reception in June. It will be indoors. This is our second marriage and we want to keep things simple and inexpensive. Would it be tacky to tell guests to bring finger foods to the reception? My aunt is making the cake and we are serving pink lemonade punch.