March 9, 2009

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Recipes

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Fish With Black BeansIn a 12 inch skillet, over medium heat, place fish in chicken broth along with cumin, coriander, chili powder, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper then bring to a boil. Turn off heat, cover, and let rest 5 minutes.

 

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Tossed Salad With PeachesSlice three peaches; set aside. Cut the remaining peach in half; place in a blender. Add the sugar, lemon juice, vinegars and salt; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.

 

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Jalapeno ChickenOil casserole dish and line with tortilla strips; combine all other ingredients, except cheese, and pout 1/2 of mixture over tortillas, repeat, then top with cheese. Refrigerate for 24 hours then bake at 300 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours.

 

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Stuffed French ToastSaute' onion and sausage in butter in skillet, stirring until sausage is brown and crumbly; drain. Combine with cream cheese, salt, pepper and bacon in bowl; mix well. Cut bread into slices making every other cut to but not through bottom to form pockets.

 

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Apricot Pecan Brie TartsBake pecans at 350 degrees F in a shallow pan 10 to 15 minutes or until toasted; cool. Remove rind from cheese, cut into 24 cubes, set aside.

 

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Swedish Rye BreadThe smell and taste of fresh baked homemade bread is a special addition to any day.

 

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Fritters CakesI invented this recipe 10 years ago. My kids wanted hot pockets. This is my version. I have been making them ever since. So enjoy, everybody.

 

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Lazy SquaresMix together and boil hard for 1 minute the first 3 ingredients. Add the peanut butter and vanilla and beat well.

 

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Butterscotch Crunch Coffee CakeSift flour. Add baking powder, salt, and sugar. Beat egg, combine with milk and slightly cooled shortening. Add to flour mixture. Stir only enough to moisten flour.

 

Articles

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Cut Your Brillo In HalfInstead of using a whole Brillo pad, I cut one in half. It's great if you only need to clean a couple of pots or pans. Instead of wasting a whole pad.

 

Daijah (Pit Bull Mix?)Daijah is a 7 week old Pit Bull Mix (?) that we got 1 and a half weeks ago. She likes to nip me and run around chewing on everything. She is a delight.

 

Leprechaun Trap

Leprechaun TrapThis is a picture my sister in law sent me, I'm not sure if she made it, but her kids check it every day to see if they caught anything. It's a leprechaun trap!

 

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Other Uses for a CD RackI keep a CD rack by my computer to hold papers for my printer, files and invoices to be paid. It is easy to get the papers I need in a flash.

 

Growing Morning Glory from Cuttings

Morning Glory CuttingsI like to take cuttings off of different yard plants and put them in jars on my windowsills. This morning glory actually bloomed.

 

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Morning Glory CuttingsMy Mother and I both love morning glories. I sprouted one that I cut from outside in water and then replanted it where I wanted it to grow.

 

Home Inspection

Home Inspection for First Time or New Home BuyersI have been a home inspection specialist for 35 years. Even with the housing market in as bad a shape that it is, there is still hope. Right now mortgage rates are the lowest they have ever been and this just might be the time for you to buy that home of your dreams.

 

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Bag Your Own Groceries to Save Time at HomeI bag my own groceries. I put all the cold stuff together. Canned goods together. Bananas and fruit together, toothpaste and toilet paper together and so on. It's easier to put the groceries away when you get home. You use less bags.

 

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Au Jus BurgersWanna spice up those burgers while not wanting buns? I had a pack of Krogers brand au jus. I fried the burgers until almost done. In a separate pan, I sauteed onions and mushrooms, then drained the burgers, and added the sauteed shrooms and onions.

 

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Clean Dust From Your CPUIf you have a problem with dust in your house, it's worth it to blow the dust from your computer. You have to unscrew and remove your CPU casing (make sure the power is OFF first) and then use the blower to clear any dust inside the PC.

 

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Check and Replace Washing Machine Hoses"An Ounce of Prevention": As trite as this old adage is, there is so much wisdom in it, as we learned from a "waterfall" which greeted us as we returned to our months old house, after having been out for a few hours one evening.

 

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Do Without Garbage Pick UpIf possible, do not use garbage pick up. Check with your employer to see if you can put your garbage in their dumpster. You may even ask your church or a local business that does not fill up their dumpster to use theirs.

 

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Unique Appetizer "Crackers"I was looking for a unique idea for appetizers for my upcoming wedding reception. I wanted to make the crackers for my crackers/cheese display. I bought a loaf of "Wonder Bread" and decided to experiment a bit.

 

Questions

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What is the Title of This Movie?I remember a movie in B/W where a UFO is discovered in the ocean and one of our subs crashes into it. The UFO alien was a blobby thing that was in the center of the craft.

 

Long Haired DachshundI know that my dog Mollie is a miniature dachshund. But judging by what I have read about the long haired type, her hair should be longer than what she has. She is definitely not a smooth hair. Any help?

 

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Making Clarified Butter in the MicrowaveDoes anyone have a recipe on how to make clarified butter using a microwave? No matter how I try, I can't make it on the stove. But I am certainly open to anyone who can give me a simple, fool proof way to do it! Thank you!

 

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Plastic Canvas Corncob BirdhouseDoes anyone have the pattern for a plastic canvas corncob birdhouse?

 

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Laundry Soap RecipeI'm looking for a laundry soap recipe.

 

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Bent and Dent Stores Near Marietta, GAI am looking for bent and dent grocery stores in my area . I don't have the first clue how to find one.

 

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Making a Quilt With Men's TiesMy boys now in their 30's. They contests in school, who could wear the ugliest tie, I have these ties and would love to return them, as a lap blanket or a quilt. I do not sew much, I have a machine, and am willing to try! Does anyone have a not too hard way of doing this?

 

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Patterns for FoamiesDoes anyone have patterns to make Foamies?

 

What Breed is My Dog?What breed is my dog?

 

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Coconut Oil DietDoes anyone have the 'coconut oil diet'? I'd love to get a copy of it, please. Thank you.

 

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Anti-Wrinkle Pillow Is there a pillow that helps with wrinkles?

 

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Scratches on a Plastic SinkI live in a modular home and the bathroom sinks are not like the regular ones, they seem to be made out of plastic. One of them had a yellow ring that wouldn't clean up, so I used a pumice stone and it scratched. How can I fixed it?

 

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What is the Title of This Movie?What is this movie? I just remember dinosaurs on a beach-like setting. It was B/W, it must have been one of the first dinosaur movies. I saw it in late 50's or early 60's and I watched it on TV.

 

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Ink Stains On JeansMy husband works in a factory that prints books. When he comes home, his jeans are full of ink stains. I wash all the jeans in one load. Is there anything I can put in the washer to remove the stains?

 

Black dog lying next to cupboards.

What Breed is My Dog?I have a Lab mix, but am not sure what he's mixed with. I am looking at an apartment that does not allow Pit Bulls or Pit mixes and am afraid that Shadow has Pit in him. Can anyone tell what breed he is?

 

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Puppy is Chewing on the CarpetI have a 7 month old puppy who likes to chew holes in the carpet and eat the carpet. She will not stop. We have done everything that we know of and nothing works. Please help.

 

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Getting Rid of Euonymus FortuneiHow can you kill euonymus fortunei?

 

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Using Leftover Leek LeavesDoes anyone have any good uses for the leftover, dark green leaves from leeks? I hate pitching them, yet I've heard they're tough to eat when cooked.

 

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Replacement Tray For Gott 50 Qt CoolerI'm looking for the tray that fits inside a Gott 50 quart cooler. It is model #1950, tray #719. Can anyone help? Thanks!

 

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Removing WD40 From Dried ClothingI read somewhere that you can use WD40 to get melted Chap Stick out of clothes, but now I have WD40 stains on my work clothes. Any idea how to get the WD40 out now?

 

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Bandwaghon Plastic Knitting FrameI have a plastic circular frame knitter that has no instructions with it. It is by Bandwaghon, Inc. and on the package it says, "Knit-Easy Method: Now you can knit a sweater in one day using this." It appears to have about 70 white pegs in a double semi circle set into a green ring.

 

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Surprise Anniversary PartyMy parents' 50th is this summer. Is it bad to have a surprise party for them and should we have it on their actual anniversary?

 

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