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Amish Friendship BreadGreat for holiday gift giving and taste great with coffee. Important Note: Don't use metal spoons or equipment. Do not refrigerate. Use only glazed ceramic or plastic bowls or containers.
Cream Puff DessertBring the water and butter to a boil and remove from heat. Add the flour and mix until it turns to a ball. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and stir after each egg.
Special ColeslawEasiest Coleslaw recipe ever! Combine ingredients and refrigerate.
No Peek ChickenPut raw rice into roaster with milk, celery soup and mushroom soup. Stir. Place cut-up chicken on top and sprinkle with onion soup mix. Cover with foil and bake 2 hours at 300 degrees F - without peeking!
Picket Fence Garden HangerThis garden hanger was made from old leftover barn wood and fence boards from previous projects, a recycled clay pot and baling wire. It is simple and quick and can easily be hanging on your garden gate by noon.
Tyson (American Staffordshire Terrier)Tyson is a 5 year old American Staffordshire Terrier. Some women left him in a parking lot when he was very very young. I took him to the vet right away and had to bottle feed him for about 2 months! He is like my baby!
Garden: ImpatiensI love summertime. I love to plant and garden and watch everything grow. I love to take pictures of all my plants and see the beautiful colors and watch them grow from when I first planted them to the end of the summer.
Chalk to Prevent Tarnish on JewelryTo save any of your jewelry from tarnishing, pop a length of chalk inside your jewelry box. I have no idea how this works but it does!
Clear VHS Cases For SeedlingsWhen our library decided to get rid of videos in favor of DVDs, all the old transparent plastic cases went in the waste bin. This is a cloche made from some that I rescued. Superb for plants and less for landfill!
Use Vaseline for Young Looking SkinI have a friend who uses Vaseline on her face every night and has for many years, and she has very young looking skin. I'm trying that Moisture Therapy Intensive hand cream on my face and it seems to work.
Hanging Clothes in a Wire Rack ClosetWhen hanging my clothes in my closet on the wire rack, instead of hanging them on the bottom bar where the clothes get all scrunched up together, I hang them on the top bar, placing one hanger in the space between each of the cross bars.
Use a Nut Cracker to Open 2 Liter BottlesMy sister gave me this useful tip. We sometimes have a hard time opening 2 liter bottles. To remedy that, we use a nut cracker. You know the kind that usually comes with the picks? It is just right to go around the lid of the bottle and, in a flash, the bottle is open.
Create Display Shelves Above WindowsSome time ago someone posted an idea to use shelves over windows. I had commented that I did the same thing only I used wooden door gingerbread trim to make the side brackets so that I could hang my curtain rods through them.
Turning Up The Heat: Growing Hot PeppersMany gardeners are developing a passion for hot peppers. With all of the exciting colors, shapes, tastes, and degrees of heat for every palate, it's easy to see why. Here are some helpful tips for selecting and growing hot peppers.
Shop Holiday Clearances All Year RoundHere is a tip that you can use following any holiday, stock up! If you use paper plates and napkins, now is the time to stock up on those outdated, never to be used again graduation plates, napkins and paper cups.
Reuse Plastic Cat Litter Bags as Tomato PlantersThe new tomato plants were out today, and I couldn't resist, thinking surely, I had some large planters at my apartment. You guessed it, no planters, but I do have a cat.
Discolored Stainless Steel PansI find that using liquid bleach on the inside of my stainless steel pans removes tea stains immediately.
Fresh Mint for Air FreshenerI use fresh mint from my overgrown mint patch for air freshener. I gather a small handful and crush it up a bit, put a couple of bread ties or rubber band around it and hang it from the light fixture of the ceiling fan. I also put one hanging in front of the box fan.
Potty Training an Older Puppy?Please help me housebreak my Chi shihtzu mix; 5 months old and neutered. Just doesn't seem to want to cooperate at all.
Scratches on CDs and DVDs?How do I repair or clean scratch marks from a CD without damaging it?
Recipes Using Ritz Crackers?I have two stacks of Ritz crackers plus some loose ones. I would like a salad or a dessert recipe to use for them. I also have a batch of leftover brownies in the freezer, and I would like an easy recipe for them. Thank you. Di
Plum Wine Recipe?Does anyone have a recipe for Plum Wine?
Determining the Value of Antique Dishes?I have some antique dishes, Flying Turkey, with the "M" mark in a wreath, "T" mark in a wreath or triangle, and "TT" in triangles. What are they worth (ball park)? They were made in the early 19th Century.
Alcohol Left White Spot on an Antique Dresser?I spilled rubbing alcohol on my dresser the other day. I tried rubbing with soap and water, but the white stain is still on my dresser. It's an antique dresser. What do I do to get that white stain off of my dresser? Thank you.
Picnic Themed Rehearsal Dinner Ideas?I need some ideas for a fall "picnic" themed rehearsal dinner.
Use Waxed Paper To Lower Summer Cooling Costs?When trying to keep the Western sun window cooler in the summer, how does one use the wax paper method? The shiny-side in? Thanks.
Orange Flowers Along Kentucky Highway (Lilies)?I see these beautiful orange flowers by the highway. What are they and how can I get some to plant?
Making Dishcloths?I've joined a dish cloth swap. Most of the ladies are knitting or crocheting theirs. I don't do either, but was hoping that I might be able to still make one out of fabric that I could embellish somehow.
Softening Beard Stubble?My brother shaves his face, but when he starts getting stubble the hairs growing back are rough and dry giving a very unclean look. Could you please give me some tips to pass onto him?
Painting With an Airbrush?I'm just getting started with an airbrush (for painting) and would like to know whether latex paint can be used, and how to thin it to the right consistency? I read something about adding Windex to it. Any suggestions?
Laptop for a College Student?I'm wanting to purchase a laptop computer for my son who just graduated from high school, for his future college needs. What are some basic necessities to look for? And how are the wireless expenditures charged? I am clueless!
Pool Maintenance?We purchased a house with an in-ground pool. We had a large hole in the light niche fixed, but we are still seeing some water loss. What can be expected as far as normal evaporation? This is a 19000 gallon round pool, and the temps have been in the mid 80s.
Pennsylvania Flowers That Bloom in July?What flowers bloom in July in central Pennsylvania?