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Fried Potatoes With CheeseDry potato slices. Heat butter and oil in heavy skillet. Add potato slices, bacon, garlic, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Saute' over high heat until potatoes are tender. Lower heat, cover pan; cook for 15 minutes.
Leek and Red Pepper SaladMake a French dressing by combining salt, pepper, mustard, oil, and vinegar in a screw-topped jar. Shake well. Blanch leeks in boiling salted water for 5 minutes.
Chef's Delight TenderloinMy father in-law loves tenderloin and when they come to visit, we always have to have one for him! Very easy and so good!
Coffee Shop Corn MuffinsThis is one of my family's favorite. I do have a question that I'm hoping someone can advise me. I would like to use mini-muffin pans but don't know if the temperature should be changed and also what the bake time should be.
Cullen SkinkThis is a very tasty soup. It is a traditional Scottish recipe. It is named for the fishing village of Cullen on the north east coast of Scotland.
Caramel Apple SaladThis is one of my favorites! Creamy and good!
Buttermilk DressingCombine all ingredients. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
Cultivating a Natural GardenOne of the most prevalent attributes common to natural gardens is that they work with - not against - nature. The design has the appearance of a garden that happened naturally instead of a planned, sculptured look.
Plan Your Resort Vacation FrugallyWhen planning a family resort vacation, unexpected savings might be closer than imagined. For example, resort vacations often offer free stays for children under 12 or other perks that make planning and paying for the vacation a bit easier.
Garden: Terracotta Chimney Flue TilesOur patio area is only 16 feet by 8 feet. Our climate is hot and dry in the summer but we only get about four hours of direct sun and some areas get less than that. I wanted colorful shade loving plants that require very little care.
Place Mat HandbagsI purchased 2 gorgeous place mats at Goodwill in a purple toile pattern. I placed them together and sewed around leaving an opening at the top and turned right side out.
Make Your Own Ear LiftsI've found a way to make my own "Ear Lifts", using clear packing tape, bought at the dollar store, waxed paper, and scissors. Stick a couple of inches of tape to the waxed paper. Then, just cut out your own ear lifts.
Filter FlowersCoffee filter flowers colored with bingo dabblers. Lay out some plastic table cover (drop cloth or old shower curtain). Lay out 6 round coffee filters. Dab filters with a couple of bingo dabber colors. Take spray bottle with water in it and gentle spritz the filters.
Indoor Jelly Bean Hunt for EasterMy children enjoy easter egg hunts, but when it was too cold outside to have it, I would take jellybeans, and hide them inside instead of using the colored eggs.
Strain Heated Cooking Oil to ReuseI have a fry-daddy (small fryer) and like reusing the oil week after week. I found a frugal way of cleaning the oil.
Tips for Hang Drying ClothingEnjoy many benefits from using your clothes dryer less. You'll save energy and money by running it less. In colder, dryer climates and seasons you'll put moisture back into the air by hanging your clothes to dry; therefore, running a humidifier less if you use one.
Keeping Rescued Baby Birds WarmWe live in a rural area with lots of trees, and occasionally have had to rescue baby birds who have been hurt by a cat or simply got blown out of a tree with their nest destroyed or unable to be found.
Drag Bed Springs to Grade a Dirt DrivewayIf you have a dirt driveway or lane, this tip is for you. Our lane is 1/4 mile long, and it gets worse every year with deep holes. As soon as it gets wet, either from snow and rain, or from the neighbor's irrigation system, it gets soft and we sink into the mud.
Organizing Ideas from Magazines in a Filing CabinetSince I have children, I often get magazines that have lots of ideas ranging from craft ideas to party and food ideas. I had accumulated so many because I wanted to keep the useful ideas that I came across.
Lint Roller To Clean Up ThreadWhen sewing if you need to rip out your work, when you are done run a lint roller over the thread and all the little pieces come right out.
Growing TomatoesTomatoes are members of the nightshade family. Originally from South and Central America, today the tomato is grown worldwide for its brightly colored, edible fruits. Red tomatoes contain the pigment lycopene, a well-known antioxidant thought to help prevent some cancers.
Gardening: Backyard ParadiseThis is my backyard paradise. I wake up every morning and look out my bay windows and see this wonderful paradise. I love it.
Light Bulb DuckCreate this cute duck from a burned out light bulb and a few other supplies.
Ideas for a Birthday Party at Home?I am looking for some birthday party ideas at home.
Adding Frosting to Glass?How do I frost the glass on my french door?
Curling Iron Burn on Counter Top?How do I get rid of a curling iron burn on my bathroom (vinyl, formica, maybe plastic?) countertops?
What is TSP?What is TSP? Every post for cleaning old wood paneling says to use TSP. I have searched Lowe's and Home Depot's websites to no avail. Help!
Do Wolves Have Black Tongues?Do wolves have black tongues?
Adult Sock Pattern for Knitting Machine?I have a friend who is 7ft tall and wears a size 18 men's shoe. A friend has just bought a knitting machine and is happy to make some socks if I can get a pattern. Please help! Thanks.
Jobs With Better Income?I am a 24 years old male living in Los Angeles, CA.I am currently living paycheck to paycheck. I have been thinking about going back to school to pursue further education, in the hopes to live a better life. I am looking for suggestions of good paying jobs.
Homemade Fishing Bait Recipes?I do a lot of fishing. I would like to find the recipe for making bait that will catch fish easily.
Dog is Barking in the Car?How do I stop my German Shepherd from barking in the car?
Rejuvenating a Featherbed?I have a Ralph Lauren featherbed topper. Some of the gussets are flat after 2 years of use. How do I rejuvenate it?
Teaching a Puppy to Come?We have a 7 month puppy, Cash, who's going through his "teenage" years. If he's outside and decides he doesn't want to come in, he just won't. If I give up, he'll never learn to listen. Any suggestions on how to discipline this behavior to get him to stop doing it?
Buying a Used Sectional Couch?I'm looking for an inexpensive sectional couch for a living area for teenage boys. I'm not fast enough for Craigslist, any other options?
Authenticating a Handbag?How do I get a handbag authenticated that I purchased at Ross? Any ideas? Thanks.
What Breed is My Dog?What breed is my 10 week old puppy?
Strawberries are Being Over Watered?My strawberries start to rot when it has a lot of water. What should I do to protect them against sitting in water and rotting?
Fiesta Parade Float Ideas?I am looking for float ideas for a fiesta parade.