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Dishpan CookiesCream sugars, oil, eggs. Add vanilla. Mix in gradually the remaining ingredients. Drop by teaspoon on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 8 - 10 minutes.
Chicken Broccoli CasseroleHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Have chicken and broccoli already cooked. Lightly grease 2 square pans (8 inch) or 1 big pan. Whisk undiluted soups, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and curry powder in a bowl until well blended.
German Sausage DishNot quite sure why I like this one so much. Could it be my German heritage? Hmmm, not sure, but it is very tasty!
Springtime Strawberry DelightSweet and tart. Cool and refreshing. Mix crust ingredients until well blended. Spread on bottom of 9x13 inch cake pan.
Avocado SoupSummer is coming. This is cold soup. Very delicious. Set aside few thin avocado slices brushed with lemon juice to use as garnish.
Impromptu Shrimp AppetizerUsing three ingredients I can whip out an appetizer that presents well and tastes scrumptious. If you prefer something other than shrimp, I've listed several other choices to use to top the cream cheese.
Homemade Barbecue SauceHomemade is better and less expensive than store bought ;-) Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan and simmer over a low heat, uncovered for 20 minutes.
Waterfall Cat WatererMy friend's cat jumped at the chance to drink the water while it was running from a faucet. In fact, she refused to drink it any other way. The friend bought one of those cute little plug-in decorative waterfalls and set it on her hearth.
Pop Can Tabs for Shower Curtain GrommetsI needed to hang a shower curtain made from a bedspread I no longer used. I do not have a button hole option on my sewing machine nor did I want to spend money on grommets.
Be Prepared for EmergenciesIf you live where there are earthquakes or severe storms, it pays to keep a pair of shoes sitting right next to your bed. Most of emergency room visits right after an earthquake are because people stepped on glass from broken windows and mirrors.
My Frugal Life: Thankful for Being FrugalWith the economic times as they are, I am so thankful that we live the way we do. We have always tried to live within our income and have as few bills as possible. We don't have new cars, fancy clothes, etc. but we have everything we need plus more.
Make an Automatic Computer Virus AlertYou have probably heard of the computer viruses that will automatically send themselves to everyone in your email address book, there are several different ones out there. If someone opens or clicks a link in one of those emails, they can 'catch' the virus, too.
Store Roller in Tray With Water for Painting TomorrowIf you paint with a paint roller one day and plan to continue painting the next day, you can avoid washing the roller by placing it in the paint tray and filling the tray with water to cover the roller.
Nursing Home Beauty PageantEveryone's family has someone that's living in a nursing home. My mother-in-law's nursing home recently had a beauty pageant for the residents. They had their hair done, got to dress up with jewelery and make-up.
Earwig Syrup for Pest ControlEnvironmentally friendly. Mix all ingredients together and place in shallow dishes such as jar lids in areas where earwigs collect.
Retire the Sugar Bowl to Cut Sugar UsageTo reduce sugar consumption in your family, simply do not leave a sugar bowl on the table or counter. Keep the sugar in it's canister.
Test Your Vegetable Garden SoilCheck with your local university extension service; they should be able to do this for you at minimal cost. Follow the instructions on their form carefully. This usually involves digging more than 6 inches deep in several spots.
Love Bug Diaper CakeThis is my 2nd diaper cake. A "Love Bug" cake. I made it for a friend at work. I used; 56 rolled up diapers, receiving blankets, baby rattles & such, washcloths, a love bug to top it off & lots of curling ribbon for color. She loves it.
Don't Use Plastic Net Bags for Wild Bird FeedPlease do not reuse the plastic onion/vegetable bags for the wild birds. I had used the bags for well over five years without a problem. It took one incident to change my mind about using these bags.
Donating an Old Car to CharityDonating an old car to charity has many advantages to the community. The donor gets a valuable tax deduction on their itemized federal return. The charity gets some much needed money to help fund their programs. The community gets a gas guzzling, polluting car off the road.
White and Red Plastic Serving Plates for a Variety of OccasionsI have found that buying plain plastic serving plates and platters at the dollar store are well worth the investment. I have bought them in white and in red. With two sons, it seems that many birthday themes incorporate red (baseball, Spiderman, etc.).
Copper Infused Pillow for Skin EnhancementI bought a copper infused pillowcase that enhances your skin when you sleep. You don't put on a night cream so you save loads, and it has cleared up dry patches on my cheeks.
Storing Iceberg LettuceWhen chopping iceberg lettuce, it is a use it now, or lose it, because it goes brown! Or does it? Cut it and store it in PVC free plastic wrap and containers or any container with the chemical free plastic wrap and it will not turn brown for a day or more.
Getting Rid of Mare's Tail Weed?How do you get rid off the weed Mare's Tail?
Does Vinegar Work for Fleas and Cats?Hi everyone- I have been reading about using vinegar for fleas on dogs but what about cats? My daughter has 2 cats and they never go outside, but somehow fleas get in the house on clothes or something. Both cats are older and a little on the chubby side. Thanks.
What Breed is My Dog?Can anyone tell what breed this dog may be? She is 2 months old.
Painting Kitchen Counter Tiles?Can you paint over existing ceramic tiles, one that is already painted by the manufactures. There is nothing wrong with backsplash in the kitchen, the tiles that are painted don't match the colour scheme.
What Breed is My Dog?Does anyone have any idea what breed my Gary is? We adopted him from a shelter almost four years ago. They told us he was an Alaskan Malamute. From seeing pictures of one I think he must be a mixed breed.
Puppy is Acting Naughty?My dog is getting very feisty. He jumps, snaps things out of my hand, nips at my fingers (which hurts), chews on wood and anything else, tears pillows off sofa, chewed my curtains, and even chewed some pictures. He is 6 months old.
What Brand of Washing Machine Do You Have?What brand of washing machine do you have?
Recipes Using Shredded Wheat Crumbs?I have finally found a use for the "stuff" at the bottom of shredded wheat boxes. It is a great topping for quick breads, like banana, zucchini, etc.
Repairing Purse Handles?The vinyl, circular handles on my purse have cracked badly. As a temporary fix before I can find another purse, I taped over the handles, then covered them with braided-type strips. I was able to conceal the beginning strip, but not the end strip.
Cats Have Become Picky Eaters?My 4 indoor cats have become extremely fussy and are turning up their noses at every brand of food lately (can or pouch). I end up giving it to the outdoor cats, who gobble it all up. My indoor cats still eat the same brands of dry food but look for other food and then won't eat what they're given.
Cleaning a Chicken Pen?About 3 years ago I had some chickens. Over the course of 2- 2 1/2 years all the chickens died for some reason. I would like to get chickens again. I have had a dog in the pen for the last 6 months or so.
What Breed is My Dog?What is breed is my dog? I am not really sure. It looks like a german shepherd cross. Please help!
Applying Envirotex Lite Over Venetian Plaster?Can you put Envirotex Lite on top of Venetian Plaster from Home Depot? If so, can you still sand and polish the paint?
Removing Fuel Odors on Clothing?My elderly mother washed her clothes with a container that had fuel oil in it instead of laundry detergent. How do I get fuel oil smell out of her clothes?
Painting Walls to Coordinate With Bedding?Has anyone got any ideas what colour I should paint my bedroom, that will go with pale pink bedding and curtains? I was looking at a very pale pink from Dulux (Blossom white), but am not sure if this will be too much pink. Any ideas?
Painting One Wall a Different Color?Why paint one wall a darker or lighter color than the rest?
Freezing Prepared Foods?Does anyone have any general tips for freezing prepared foods? I have a new freezer in the garage and want to put it to work.