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Grandma's Oatmeal CookiesCream together sugar and shortening; add eggs, buttermilk and soda added, vanilla and raisins. Add flour and oats; mix well. Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet.
Creamy Frozen Fruit PopsCool and refreshing treat for everyone in the summer.
Tuna Salad ala RitzThis is an easy to make recipe, it stretches a can of tuna, and it is delicious. Crush the crackers into a bowl. Add the tuna, two small scoops of Miracle Whip, onions and relish and mix.
Turkey Crisp Casserole DishOne of my favorites. Very tasty!
Corn SaladThis salad is really good! Mix ingredients and let stand overnight. Very good!
Pancake Gift MixTimes are hard. Here is an economical family gift that everyone will enjoy. Make the following and mix together well:
Gourd "Sprouts"Introducing "Sprouts", I just love these little people (gourds.) They are the perfect baby shower gift. I do personalize them with the date, weight, and name of the new born baby.
Red Pepper as a Pest DeterrentTwo years ago I planted quite a few annuals, particularly impatiens, which I love. Within 10 days, nearly all of them had been munched right down to the ground. GRRR!
Reuse Curio Cabinet as a Jewelry BoxI reused an old curio cabinet as a jewelry box! I simply add hooks at the top of each shelf section for necklaces and bracelets. Then I found some cute wooden boxes at various yard sales, for less than a dollar, to hold my watches, rings, etc.
Frugal Window TreatmentI've always had an unconventional way of decorating and this is just one of many examples. This kitchen window treatment is actually a bed sheet topped with a valance.
Baking for a DiabeticWhen living with diabetes, don't be afraid to lower the sugar content of your favorite recipes for baked goods without adding sugar substitutes. For instance, the sugar in a muffin or cookie recipe with dried fruit, banana or applesauce in it can often be cut by as much as half.
Newspaper Your Weeds AwayTo eliminate weeding from garden vegetable rows, I began recycling old news papers. I place the newspapers in the between the vegetable rows.
Preventing Fish Oil Capsule BurpsJust read this, and it is wonderful. If you take fish oil capsules, but can't take the after effects of burping the fish taste, there is something you can do. Put the fish oil capsules in the freezer, and take them frozen.
Turn Mail Order Catalogs into Memory BooksI like to keep very well bound mail order catalogs. At the end of the year, I will take the best art work of my children for each month of the year, and attach them to the pages of the catalog.
Bella (Shepherd/Husky)Bella is a 3 month old Shepherd/Husky mix. Friends of ours foster for the local humane society, and we adopted her at 8 weeks old. She likes to run, chase the cats and kids, go for walks. She is very smart. She can sit and walk on a leash and loves to be brushed and bathed.
Buy a Counterfeit Detection Pen for Garage SalesIf you are: planning a yard sale, selling items in the paper, selling vegetables or fruit, from home, planning a trip to theme park or fair, or buying at a weekend flea market/antique shop hunter, buy a $3.00 counterfeit money marker.
Quilt Square PillowsDon't throw away those quilt squares. If you made too many squares while making a quilt, keep them and make a pillow to match the quilt or just to use on your bed or chair for decoration.
Defrosting Frozen Pancake Batter?What is the best way to defrost frozen pancake batter?
Using Pine Sol as a Disinfectant?When you mop the kitchen floor with Pine Sol and water, does it disinfect the floor of germs and bacteria?
Wiring Requirements for a 30 Amp Dryer Circuit?Which gauge electrical wire should I use for 220 volt 30 amp? It is about 35 feet from the switch box to the plug for the dryer?
Getting Antifreeze Out of a White T-shirt?How do I get antifreeze out of a white t-shirt
Buying Friend a Moving Away Gift?My close friend and her husband are moving out of state for the first time. I would like to get her a little moving away happy. Does anyone have any ideas?
Paint Color Advise With Brick Wall?I have a family room that has 3 walls that are used brick on the bottom and all windows on the top. The remaining wall is what I'm looking to paint, but would like some suggestions as to the color, I do like bold colors, also.
Writing a Will Without a Lawyer?I am looking into making a will. Has anyone had experience with wills, without a lawyer. I'm referring to alternatives such as online wills and forms at Staples, etc. Thanks and God bless.
Getting Rid of Lilac Suckers?How does one get rid of the little runners from a Lilac bush?
Moss Growing on Lilac Bushes?I have several lilac bushes that are covered with moss and lichen. They are dying. Are the lilacs dying because of the moss and lichen or is the moss and lichen growing on them because they're dying? What do I do about it?
Cayratia Japonica Taking Over My Garden?How do I kill the Cayratia japonica vine that is taking over my garden? It is related to the Virginia Creeper, but is very invasive and regular weed killers act as vitamins for it.
Ground Beef Recipes?Does anyone have any recipes for ground meat, besides hamburgers, spaghetti, or meatloaf? I want to try something new.
Roses Loosing Leaves?Help. I have a Rose bed of 50 floribundas. It has been raining here in North Jersey almost every day in June. I use Bauer All-in-One to control insects aand disease, but that did not seem to stop whatever my roses have. I am thinking it is an insect.
Deer Ate My Thornless Blackberry Plants?Deer ate the leaves and tops of the stems of my new thornless blackberry plants, that I planted this Spring. Should I pull it up or can I root some of it? Will the stems grow roots in water? Thanks.