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Mustard VinaigretteMost of us have these items readily available in our kitchen :-) This recipe is a healthy, tasty alternative to bottled dressings that are expensive and that contain a lot of added chemicals. Yield: 12 lightly dressed salads
Frosty Strawberry SaladCombine all ingredients in bowl; mix well. Pour into 9x12 inch dish. Freeze until firm. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.
FlanCaramelize 1/4 cup sugar in bottom of 1 1/2 qt. metal mold; tilt to coat all sides. Mix remaining ingredients except eggs in bowl. Strain beaten eggs into milk mixture. Pour into mold; cover with aluminum foil and secure with rubber band.
Corn and Rice CasseroleSaute' onion, green pepper and celery in butter in skillet until brown. Add pimento, corn and sugar. Beat egg with rice in bowl. Add to corn mixture; mix well.
Italian Sausage LasagnaBrown ground beef and onion. Slices garlic and add salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, tomato paste, water and tomato sauce to meat. Simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Cook lasagna noodles as label directs. Drain and cover with cold water.
Sausages and ApplesCore and slice apples; do not peel. Layer apples and brown sugar in 2 qt. casserole. Cook rice using package directions. Spoon into casserole. Pour boiling water over sausages.
Crockpot JambalayaStir the stock, Creole seasoning, pepper, onion, celery, tomatoes (or Manwich). Then add all except last 4 ingredients. Add sausage, chicken and rice in a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours or until the chicken is cooked through.
Grouper or Snapper with Sweet PeppersIn a small bowl, combine soy sauce and lemon juice. Pour 1/4 cup marinade in a resealable plastic bag, and add fish. Seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
Cook and Toss CabbageYou can still get a good size head of cabbage for less than $1. This recipe will brighten up your regular old boiled cabbage. I have already made this twice since St. Patty's Day when I had this for the first time.
Creamy Bacon Corn
Fry bacon; set aside. Drain all but 3 tablespoons drippings from skillet. Cook and stir green pepper and onions in drippings until onion is tender. Add remaining ingredients.
Easy Waldorf Salad for OneThe nice thing about this recipe is the fact you can add more yogurt or fruit if you want. This helps to get your daily fruit in, as well as something easy to make and enjoy as a desert or used during dinner. Please try this. I am sure you will like it.
Try Tobacco String Instead of Crochet ThreadWhen crocheting things like a bed spread, you can buy tobacco string and use it like crochet thread. It comes on a cone and a lot cheaper then the crochet thread.
Give a "30 Box" for a 30th BirthdayThis is great for a birthday gift. My son recently turned 30. So, I gifted him with a "30 box." In it were 30 gifts of thirty items each.
Restuff Sofa Cushions With BattingI was studying my daughters' expensive sofa that seemed saggy and beat down on the upper cushions that go behind your back. I unzipped them and saw that they were stuffed with pieces of batting.
Easter Egg DuckKids will enjoy making these cute and easy ducks from purchased plastic Easter eggs.
Heat Rutabagas in Microwave for Easier ChoppingAs most know the rutabagas you get in the stores are so hard you can not cut them. I always heat mine in the microwave for a few minutes. This makes it softer so it is easier to peel and cut into small pieces.
Baking Soda and Salt for Cleaning PorcelainTo clean kitchen and bathroom sinks, I mix half a wide mouthed mason jar of baking soda with a 1/4 cup of pickling salt (large grained). It works great, is very cheap and simply dissolves as you use it.
Look for Free-Bates At DrugstoresMy college roommate is from Holland and she herself has told me they are very frugal in that country. She introduced me to the Free-Bates which many drugstores are using to gain your business.
Painting a BookshelfIf you only have a bit of paint, and don't know the color code or don't have much money, these are some pretty ways to save a little time and still have a nice item.
Starting Seeds CheaplyI am going to start this by saying, "My husband is the best." He helps me with everything and he is always encouraging me to find new things that I love and enjoy.
Freezing Hot DogsWhen buying hot dogs, open the package put all the wieners on a cookie sheet, then freeze them. Once they are frozen put them in a freezer bag. Then when you want one or two, they will already be separated.
Easter Basket GarterCreate beautiful holiday theme basket fabric garters to embellish baskets with strips of fabric and elastic. Add them on as embellishments to basket handles or rims. Here I have embellished this little basket's outer edge with a very pretty Easter print fabric in 3-inch wide strips.
Ozzy (Chipin)Ozzy is a 3 month old Chipin. I got in January 2009. Ozzy likes to run and chew and looks like a bunny
Wild Monk ParrotThis is a wild Monk Parrot I happened to see while visiting family in Texas. He stayed near the house for several days. He almost looks fake sitting atop the satellite dish.
Coffee Can Toilet Paper HolderI take 3 metal empty coffee cans and cut the tops and bottoms out of two of them. I stack one on top of the one with the bottom still in it and solder it the bottom of the fist tube to the top of the can with the bottom.
Use Cork Board to Organize Meat in FreezerWe hang a cork board by the freezer to organize the meat in our freezer. List each type of meat along one side of the board, such as Beef, Chicken, Pork. Under these categories we list such as chicken, boneless breasts leg quarters and ground.
Fun Floral BallThis cute craft is a great way to welcome spring. Have the kids help and use these balls to replace candles for a floral theme. It's as easy as just sticking fake flowers into a styrofoam ball and enjoy.
Fixing Scratches on CDs?Is there a way that I can get scratches out of a CD? Please help. Thank you in advance.
Cigarette Smell on a Raincoat?I was given a raincoat which is a plastic material on the outside and a silky fabric on the inside. The previous owner was a cigarette smoker, and the coat stinks like cigarette smoke. The coat cannot be placed in the washer.
Building a Raised Vegetable Garden?I am trying to build a raised vegetable garden and I am looking for the materials that I need. Any suggestions?
What is "press and seal"? What is "press and seal"?
Repairing Scratches on Laminate Countertops?How do you repair a scratch on a laminate counter top?
Getting Cymbidium Orchids to Bloom?How do I get my cymbidium orchids to re-bloom?
Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread Recipe?I have been searching for 100% whole wheat sourdough bread recipes but haven't found any. Does any one have one - preferably for a bread machine?
Keeping Bananas from Turning Black?How do you keep bananas from turning dark?
My Hair is Too Curly?My hair is too curly, it's like a sheep hair. Any suggestions?