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Pizza RoundsGreat appetizer or snack. Preheat broiler. Brown ground beef and sausage in skillet, stirring frequently; drain. Add cheese and seasonings. Cook over low heat until cheese melts, stirring constantly.
Ranch Pepper Cheese BallFor me to make something often, it must be really good and really easy. This recipe is both and gets rave reviews every time.
Butterscotch Confetti SquaresMelt butter and peanut butter in large saucepan. Stir in chips until melted. Cool mixture until you can hold your hand on the bottom of pot.
Roast ChickenYummy main dish. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Rub chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic. Place breast-side up in large roasting pan. Brush with 3 Tbsp. butter.
Haddock and Cheese MousseThis is quick to prepare and tastes delicious. It is ideal for quick snacks and picnics.
Curry in a HurryUses ingredients easily on hand and the end result doesn't taste like tuna! Drain the tuna. Stir fry the celery, onion and mushrooms until tender. Blend in the curry, soup and milk, then add the drained tuna.
Easy Enchilada CasseroleEasy and Mild and good left over the next day. Brown, crumble and drain the ground beef and set aside. Put the red sauce and tomato sauce in a pot and heat. Stir to mix.
Grate Orange Rind Before EatingBefore I eat an orange, or use the juice of a lemon, I always grate the rind off, and keep frozen in a container. Then when a recipe calls for either, I always have some zest on hand. Handy to have to whip up a special salad dressing, too!
Doll Collector's Paradise?My daughter and I are doll collectors. Many times, we have found potentially beautiful dolls at auctions and yard sales. They often just need a little cleaning and redressing to fit in with home decorations.
Recycled Flower VaseA recycled flower vase is made from reusing an empty pickle jar. It is very simple to make by taking the most ordinary item, a pickle jar, and turning it into something beautiful with a little bit of paint, time and flowers.
Frontline Spray is Cheaper than Individual ApplicationsFrontline Spray is cheaper then buying the individual shoulder application drops. I pay $24 for a bottle and it lasts all summer for my 4 dogs. Here is where I go to shop online for it:
Graveside Memory JarI made a "Memory Jar" to sit on my son's grave. It is made of a glass jar with weatherproof pop-top. I painted "Chad's Memory Jar" on the outside. I put a stack of 3x3 inch blank paper inside with a pen.
Green Baby Shower For Earth DayI thought it would be fun to host a green baby shower for Earth Day. Most mothers' now days are looking for ways that they can raise healthier babies and help the planet too so here are some great ideas for a green baby shower. This would also be a great party just to celebrate Earth Day.
Puffy and Squirt (Kittens)Puffy and Squirt 6 month old mixed breed kittens. Born under my bed. They like to chase each other through the house. This looks like a 2 headed cat, but no, just Puffy and Squirt. They are so sweet but can be devils too.
Freeze Berries on a Baking PanI have found that the berries keep better and do not stick together in a big lump by first spraying a baking pan with cooking spray, then placing the berries in a single layer on the pan, and freezing until firm.
Fabric Luggage TagWhile on vacation in Hawaii I was lucky to discover a native woman who made different craft items. The luggage tag was among her beautiful items. I bought a few and thought they were so cute that I had to make some.
Smooth Wall Spackle With a Block of WoodFor home repairs on wallboard done easily and inexpensively, you might want to try this technique as many of us have a block of scrap wood available to do this job.
Different Briefcase for Each OrganizationIf you are involved in many different kinds of organizations or work committees, sometimes it is helpful to have a different briefcase for each function.
Wash Whites Last to Keep Washer FreshI have found that my new front load washer used to get smelly. I now make sure that I do my whites last. The bleach keeps it fresh until my next use.
Coloring Silk FlowersHave you ever needed a certain color of artificial flower for a project and you couldn't find that color, like blue for example, anywhere? I've come up with a solution for flowers that don't need to be washed.
Finding Extra Plants in Pony PacksI'm frugal, but do afford myself the "luxury" of buying the small plants for my backyard raised garden and flower beds. Today I decided to get started with the planting and stopped to by a few plants from a mom and pop's roadside stand not far from home.
Craft: Recycled Nespresso NecklaceA necklace I made using smashed Nespresso capsules and glass beads.
Car Seat Smells Moldy?I cleaned my car seat (not baby seat). It has been rather unseasonably cold so the seat, not being able to dry, is now smelling a bit moldy. Any suggestions as to how to get the moldy smell out?
Storing Meat in a Deep Freezer?How long can you store meat in a deep freezer? Thanks.
Planting Potted Tulip Bulbs?I bought potted tulips for Easter which are now in full bloom. How do I save them to plant in flower beds for spring blooming?
Growing Plants in Gravelly Soil?I hardly have any topsoil on my property. It is mostly gravel underneath. What can I grow?
Making Wooden Toys to Sell?We are old age pensioners and we do the flea market every Sunday. My husband makes doll houses, table and chairs, blanket boxes and more. We were wondering if anyone had any instructions to make wooden toys. We seem to have run out of ideas. Thanks.
Can a Dog Get Parvo from a Shot?My new Rottie puppy is almost 12 weeks old. She was sick at 8 weeks and the vet said she had a bacterial infection. She had a bladder infection last week as well as another bacterial infection.
Cabinet Colors to Brighten Up a Kitchen?I have dark brown cabinets in my kitchen and I need a color to brighten it up. I also need suggestions for a floor color. I'm going with a wood laminate.
Storing Capsicums in Oil?How do I freeze capsicums without them going soggy after defrosting? I just bought capsicums in bulk. I bought carrots in oil and they were crisp. Will this work for my capsicums if I put them in oil. What is the most frugal way to keep them?
Banana Stalks for Fleas?This tip is something I saw my father do back in the fifties. We moved into an apartment that had those old fiber mat room carpets. It was alive with fleas. They absolutely covered you when you walked in.
Being a Cosigner While on Disability?I cosigned for a car and am now on disability. What should I do?
Cabinet Colors for Kitchen With a Yellow Range?We have ordered a bright yellow Bertazzoni range. What color cabinets would you recommend? We want to go with wood. The only style we do not like is painted.
Taking Food Items into France?Has anyone taken vacuum packed bacon into France? I am flying into Nice from the UK.
Planning a Memorial Service?I recently lost my elderly parents and we're having a memorial service. I've never planned a memorial service before. Does anyone have any suggestions for what worked or didn't work well for your family?
Easy Chicken Breast Stew Recipe?Does anyone have an easy recipe for chicken stew made from chicken breasts? Thanks!
Sunken Spots in Pillow-Top Mattress?I have a pillow-top mattress that is 3 yrs. old. It has sunken spots where we lay, but it cannot be turned over. Is there a remedy for this, or do I have to buy another mattress?
Aloe Vera for Dry Hands?How can I use aloe vera from a plant on my dry hands?
Repairing a Stiff Roll Top Desk?How do you make a stiff roll top desk roll up and down easier?
Recipes Using Frog Legs?I bought a case of Frog Legs in Nebraska. I would like recipes to try and cook them differently. For example, grilled, sauteed in garlic and butter, fried, etc. Please share your recipes. Thank you.
Picking a Baby's Name?Help! Baby boy due in a month, but no name has been picked yet. His sister's name is Summer Grace. Would like a name that goes with sister's name.
Recommendations for Dog Grooming Clippers?I am looking to buy a dog grooming clipper. I would like suggestions but nothing over $60. I am not a groomer but I would like to try to keep up with the fur. I am having my 25 pound mutt groomed this week and I priced around and they are pretty much all $50.
Preventing Dust Build-Up on Ceiling Fans?Is there something that you can coat ceiling fan blades with that will repel dust, grease and/or nicotine?
Homemade Fabric Protectant?Does anyone have a recipe to make a solution to waterproof fabric? I am recovering chairs for a Sunday school and would like to put a protective solution on them. The Scotch Guard Brand is good but a bit expensive.
Reviews of Calorad Weight Loss Supplement?Has anyone used Calorad? What did you think? Were their claims accurate?
Finches Are Having Feathers Pulled Out?I have 4 finches (2 pair) in a cage together. Two of them are getting their feathers pulled out. Does anyone know what causes this?
Nail Polish on a Vinyl Bus Seat?How do I get orange nail polish off of a vinyl bus seat? My 5 year old took polish with her to school and got it on the school bus seat. Help!
Saving Money on Paint?I have lived in the same apartment for nearly ten years and have never been able to afford the paint to repaint. Sadly we have been smokers. The landlord won't pay for the paint and I can't afford the paint.
Growing Seeds in Perlite?I have already started seeds in little jiffy pellets. My question is about starting seeds and rooting cut offs in Perlite. I am re-using plastic tubs that fresh spinach comes in at the supermarkets. How much Perlite should I put into the bottom?
Keeping Dogs from Peeing in My Yard?I live in town, work in my yard a lot and get many compliments. But there are lots of people who walk their dogs and let them use my plants for their potty place. Of course, male dog urine is a plant killer.
Replacing a Countertop Stove?I want to replace my countertop stove. How do I rewire it?
Dachshund is Peeing in the House?I've had my miniature dachshund for 6 years, he is neutered and now 10 years old. Currently I walk him, or let him out in the yard at or around 6am, 9am and 12 noon. Then once when I get home from work during lunch, around 4pm and two more times at night, right when I come home and before we go to bed.
My Dog Has Colitis?My dog Maggie has been diagnosed with colitis. Every so often this results in bloody diarrhea and it is wrecking havoc on my checking account and carpets. We have limited the dog to dry dog food only.
Manual and Cutters for Sunbeam Pie Maker #4808?I was given a Sunbeam Pie Maker (makes 2 pies). The model number is 4808. However, I didn't get the manual for it. Also, I discovered that there might be pastry cutters that are supposed to come with it but I didn't get those either. So I guess I have two questions.
Making Lavender Oil?Can I use year old dried lavender for making lavender oil?
Selling Baked Goods at Flea Markets?Are baked goods a good idea for Flea Markets? If so what seems to sell best?
Substituting Parchment Paper for Wax Paper?Can I substitute parchment paper for wax paper in a baking recipe?
Restoring a Split Bamboo Veneered Table?How can I restore a split bamboo veneered table top? It has ring marks from glasses as well as some loss of the polished finish.
No Dial Tone With MagicJack?I don't have a dial tone with this Magicjack. What is wrong?
Keeping Mold from Growing on House Siding?Every year we have to power wash the siding on the north side of our home. We get a green/black mold that comes back every year. Is there anything that will stop this?
Contributing to Your Child's Wedding?My step son and his new wife are expecting. They had a courthouse type wedding and plan to have a "real" wedding as she puts it. She will not take his last name nor wear her wedding ring until they do the big church wedding.
Are Dogwood Trees Harmful to Dogs?Are dogwood trees harmful to dogs?
Getting Rid of Brambles?How can I get rid of brambles? I have tried shop bought sprays but they don't seem to do much. Any ideas?
Keeping Cut Roses from Losing Their Petals?What's the best way to keep roses from dropping their petals after they're cut?
Uses for Popsicle Sticks?Does anybody have ideas for things to make with Popsicle sticks?
Vodka Stain on Vinyl Floor?A friend of mine spilled vodka on my vinyl floor that has that wood look and it bleached it. Does anyone know what to do about that?