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Peanut Butter Cocoa Crispie BarsMelt chocolate chips with the peanut butter in a medium sauce pan until smooth and creamy on low heat stirring constantly. Add cocoa crispies cereal and stir until well coated.
Greek Spaghetti and MeatballsAnother of my Greek papa's recipes. I absolutely love the the orange and cinnamon flavor. It freezes well so I always make an extra batch ;-)
Liver and OnionsThis is a VERY old recipe that is not real clear on amounts, but you can pretty much figure out the amounts you need as you go. NOT a dish that I, personally like much, but it was a favorite of my dad's and so we had it a lot.
Egg ThingysIt's quick and easy. Mix the eggs and melted cheese together in a bowl. Then dip the slices of bread in to the bowl until they have soaked the mixture all up.
Recycled Shredder for ToiletriesI had this little shredder for a while and it began to show it's age. I painted it and used it for earrings and my make up brushes. It's perfect with my black and red bathroom!
Bake Bread in Juice CansWhen baking bread, I use the 48 oz juice cans, sprayed with cooking spray. Knead dough and put a ball of dough in the can filling it about 1/3 full. I bake 8 loaves at a time, and they all fit nicely in the oven.
African MasksI had my 5th grade students create African masks from milk jugs. It was a great way to show them how to recycle materials and help our planet. I do a lot of recycle projects with all my students.
Bird Feeders Attract RaccoonsIf you live near a wooded area that has raccoons, don't put out bird feeders! We found the seeds were attracting raccoons to our yard which endangers our cat!
Homemade Pullout Shelves for CupboardsMy cupboards are very large and deep, so it's difficult to reach or see and then retrieve what is on the shelves toward the back. I found that medium to large cardboard box lids, plastic lids up to 4 inch depth and even containers of all sizes can help a lot.
LupineThese are my pretty lupines that I finally got established this year. The gazing ball in the background is made from a bowling ball and glass 1/2 balls and glue. It does not break as easy as the regular gazing balls!
Wine Bottle Glass ArtRecycled colored glass wine bottles, crushed, sifted and glued onto sheets of framed glass to make beautiful pictures that resemble stained glass projects.
Form a Mommy GroupForm a "mommy " group. Invite all your friends, co-workers, church groups, or school mates. Take turns having play dates at each other homes.
Recycle Plastic Lemons as a VaseI emptied this little lemon juice container and thought of using it for my kitchen counter with a few fresh flowers from the yard. I usually have something blooming year round, so a bloom or two brightens my day.
Potato Masher for HamburgersAlmost every kitchen has one of those "old timey" potato mashers which Gramma used in the days before instant mashed or electric mixers. I still have mine and a few years ago, I broke the handle off yet another hamburger flipper.
Chicks (Deer Mouse)She comes to Chicks, I don't know why, she just seems to like it. She is almost two years old. When she was a baby, taking pictures of her was easy. But now that she is older, she doesn't like to sit still for long, but with a tripod it can be done! Chicks is a Deer Mouse.
Propagating HydrangeasIf you love hydrangeas, as I do, now is the time to propagate them. If you don't have one, maybe a neighbor would let you take a few cuttings. It won't harm the existing plant, so don't be shy in asking. In about 6 weeks you'll be able to plant the cuttings in their permanent site.
Water Plants With Leftover IceWhen watering indoor plants, try using ice cubes instead of water. They melt slowly, letting the soil absorb it better. This may not work for all plants, test first.
Brazilian RiceGreat side dish, especially good with fried chicken! Saute' onions in 2 tablespoons shortening or oil. Add chopped green pepper and saute' a little longer.
Coffee Filters for Embroidery Machine BackingIf you have an embroidery machine, don't buy that expensive backing. When I bought mine, the man told me to just go to the dollar store, buy some cheap coffee filters, and press them out. They work great!
Supplement Your Nutritional Supplements With SamplesI have been working through glucosamine samples that I have gotten from internet offers. I also pick up samples at my health food store, which I prefer for that reason.
4 Ways to Remove Blue Dye From White ClothingI have dyed an item of clothing from white to blue (through another item bleeding in the wash). Is there any way to take this color back out, or am I now stuck with a blue top? The item is made of cotton and I have left it to soak in normal water.
Watering Plants While You Are AwayDoes anyone ever worry about how their plants will last while they are on vacation, and have to depend on someone to come in and water them? Well I have some solutions that I have used for years, and have never lost a plant yet, even if I'm gone for a month!
Frappuccino Recipes?I am looking for a frappuccino recipe.
Driving from Massachusetts to North Carolina?We are moving to North Carolina and will be driving a rental truck and pulling a trailer. We have usually traveled through Maryland and Virginia on US95. Last time we made the trip we had long traffic delays (accidents).
Pizza Sauce Without Tomatoes?I know about Ranch and BBQ sauce, but what else can you put on pizza that isn't tomato based? My 2 1/2 year old gets horrible diaper rash, but pizza is one of the few things she'll eat on a consistent basis.
Homemade Brownie Recipe?I am looking for a homemade brownie recipe for a 9x13 pan.
Central Air Conditioner Reviews?My husband and I are in the market for a new heat pump/air conditioner unit (central unit). We have four estimates and they are all for different brands: Lennox, Trane, Carrier, and American Standard.
"Smooth Away" Hair Removal Pads Reviews?How long do Smooth Away pads last?
Dutch Bottle Scraper (Flessenschraper)?Where would I order the Dutch Bottle Scraper (Flessenschraper)?
Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Dry Cleaning?Is there any alternative to dry cleaning? My queen sized comforter says "dry clean only" on the tag, but my husband is not crazy about the idea of dry cleaning it because of the chemicals they use. Are there any other options out there?
Vegan Cupcake Recipe?My son is getting married 6 September '09 and we have two vegan guests attending. They cannot eat the normal wedding cake, therefore I need a recipe to make some cupcakes suitable for a vegan diet.
Making Roses Big and Healthy?What is the best way to have healthy rose bushes? I have heard that coffee grounds really help roses. Is this true?
Can Salt Harm Chinchillas?I have a dog, two rabbits and a chinchilla. The rabbits are in cages but my chinchilla runs about during the day. He goes back in his cage in the evening. Is it safe to use salt around the house for fleas? If not is there something else?
Advice on Buying a New Washer?I am going to have to purchase a new washer soon, as mine is on it's last leg. Any advise on purchasing a new washer would be appreciated. I do not need a big fancy one as I'm widowed and it's just me. Please tell me what brand you have and why or why you do not like it.
Dog Keeps Stealing My Phone?Why does my dog take all my phones off the hook and take them into my bed and act like they are her babies? She is not pregnant. She just started doing this and crying to me all day long.
Renting a Shampooer?What is the best shampooer to rent?
Using Proof of Purchases?I have a bunch of various proofs of purchase and wonder if they're of use anymore? There are baby, automotive, food, Virginia Slims cigarettes, medicinal etc. Can anyone use them? They used to be great to redeem for cash, coupons or even freebies.
Preventing Rose of Sharon Seeds from Germinating?I love my Rose of Sharon, but I hate the seedlings that come up everywhere. Is there anything that can be sprayed on the ground that would keep them from germinating?
Cream of Ham Soup Recipe?I had a really great recipe for (cream of ham soup) and lost it. I would love to taste that rich, wonderful, silky soup again. Can anyone help? Thanks a lot.
Necktie Purse?I am looking for the instructions to make a necktie purse.
Making Potholders To Sell?I read a while back about how to make pot holders and sell them. I printed out the page, but we moved and now I don't have any idea what I did with the paper. Can someone send me the information, it was a really easy way to make the pot holders. Thanks.
Using Citronella to Repel Mosquitoes?How good is Citronella as a mosquito repellent?
Wisteria Vines Don't Flower?My Wisteria won't bloom.
Using Plywood For Flooring?Has anyone had any experience with making wood flooring out of lumber or plywood? Our carpet is awful and needs to be taken out. I was just wondering if it's possible to lay lumber and then sand and stain?
Are Cloves Harmful to Pets?Are cloves harmful to pets?
Don't Bring Bed Bugs Home from Your Trip?When traveling how do you prevent bed bugs from coming home with you?
Bug Repellent for Dogs?I have an outside dog that is having problem with bugs bothering him. Is there a homemade spray that is non toxic that I can use on him?