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Texas Monkey BreadYou need three separate bowls. Dissolve yeast in a small amount of lukewarm water. In another bowl, mix eggs, sugar, salt, and 1 cup water. In third bowl, pour boiling water over shortening. Combine all ingredients and add 6 cups flour.
Cream Cheese SaladDissolve gelatin in drained pineapple juice. Let partially set. Cream pimentos and cream cheese. Add crushed pineapple and partially thickened gelatin mixture. Fold in Cool Whip. Refrigerate.
Lettuce SoupClean and dry lettuce. Remove tough stalks and chop leaves into long thin strips. Bring chicken stock to boil and add vegetables. Simmer about 10 minutes. Add milk, lemon juice and seasonings. Heat but do not boil. Serve immediately.
Mixin', Mixin' Chocolate
Pronounce it "chock-o-lata"! Is there anyone -especially children-who doesn't love chocolate? My grandchildren are little chocoholics and love making this simple recipe with me. It is the easiest candy I've ever made and an inexpensive way to entertain your little ones.
Caribbean Cod Meal for TwoQuick and easy. A tasty, healthy meal with just a smidgen of effort and time :-)
Three Vegetable CasseroleThis is a great veggie dish! I love the combination of broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower with the cheesy sauce.
Coconut DropsBeat egg and sugar together, add melted butter, add coconut and flour, mix together. Drop in teaspoonfuls on oven tray.
Beef BakePlace meat in a roasting pan, mix and add all ingredients and pour over the top. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for about 2 hours or until tested done. Serves 6-8.
French Chicken MarengoThis rustic French dish was created to celebrate Napoleon's victory at the battle of Marengo in Piedmont, Northern Italy. After the battle Napoleon's troops sacked the countryside for chickens, plum tomatoes, oranges and local wine.
Save Lunch Baggies for StorageI use zip lock bags for my children's lunches but they don't like them after a couple of uses as they look crinkled. I don't throw them out. I found them useful for small pieces of fabric that I have prepared for patchwork.
Buy Family Members Different SocksWhen my children were home we could never match socks for each person. So I decided for my husband and son that one person got the solid white crews/tube sock and the other person got socks with stripes.
Product Review: Capital One No Hassle RewardsFirst, a warning. ONLY do this if you have the cash on hand to pay off your credit card balance at the end of each month. Otherwise, you will be paying interest, which defeats the point.
Frame Greeting Cards as a Holiday DecorationI love to save greeting cards people have sent me over the years. One day, while going through my box of cards, I thought how pretty they were and it was a shame they were packed away in a box.
Repair Winter Boots With Duct TapeMy daughter's winter boot zipper broke and we could not find anymore winter boots in our area to fit her. I cut into the edge of the broken zipper and got the metal pull back into the zipper and zipped it back up half way to hold that side together.
Salt ArtUsing plastic champagne glasses, table salt, chalk, and a cocktail stick, you can create wonderful effects.
Reduce Cat Allergies With Monthly BathingIf someone in your family is allergic to cats, you can still have a cat! Stop the allergies by bathing the cat once a month. My daughter is allergic to cats so we got a kitten and started bathing her once a week for several months.
Repair a Large Screw Hole With RopeIf you have a hole that is to large for a screw, just put a piece of natural rope into the hole. I like jute or cotton rope the best.
Easy Potato PeelingI just received this tip from a friend who sent me the youtube website. It is a real time-saver for peeling potatoes, especially for potato salad.
Picking Up Straight PinsI've been sewing on my kitchen table without using a pin cushion because I couldn't find it, LOL! So I took a lint brush, the sticky kind, to gather up the straight pins instead of sticking my fingers. Works great!
Hamlet (Pug)Hamlet is a 6 month old Pug. I got Hamlet on 12/13/2008. He likes to playing tag, soccer and mostly loving on me. Hamlet is the sweetest little dog and very smart. He has brought sunshine back into my life.
Craft Project: Easter Bunny Fabric Wind SockCreate a cute bunny windsock for your outside trees or porch to twirl in the breeze.
Garden: Plant Annuals Close TogetherIf you plant your annuals close together, with a few perennials, you will avoid getting weeds in a small garden.
Stretching One Meal Into FiveThis is how two people made five meals out of one roast this week, and didn't get tired of it even once. This is one of those meals that keeps on giving and changing into something new.
My Frugal Life: In The KitchenIn our culture, we have tended to be almost disdainful of our abundance, as shown by our great tendency to waste, just because we can. Not long ago, I was wondering what I would do differently in the kitchen if we had to survive on rationed amounts of food, as my parents' families had to during WWII.
Play Makeup on Furniture?How do you remove little girl's play makeup from furniture and carpet?
Grafting Fruit Trees?How do you graft fruit trees? Thank you.
Reviews of Health Craft Pots and Pans?A friend passed away and the executor has given me some pots and pans which I needed. They are by Health Craft. I had never heard of them until I searched online. Does anyone use them? Do you like them? Thank you in advance.
T-ball Parade Float Ideas?My grandson will be in a t-ball parade. I need ideas to decorate the truck that will be carrying the players. They are the Cubs. The colors are red, white and blue.