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Hula SaladMix all together. Let stand in refrigerator several hours or overnight.
Lima Beans and CornMelt butter, blend in flour, add milk stirring constantly. Cook until thick; simmer 2-3 minutes. Add cheese, salt and pimiento. Combine corn with beans and onion tops.
Favorite Layer BarsCombine crumbs, sugar and margarine; press onto bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 10 minutes.
Meaty Rice CasseroleBrown the beef and pork together, add the remaining ingredients. Bake 1 hour, covered at 350 degrees F, then 1/2 hour, uncovered.
Seedless Blackberry PieOne method for making a seedless blackberry pie is to mix the juice with tapioca to make a pudding type filling. This recipe shows you how to make seedless blackberry pie.
Smoking Summer MeatsThis is my favorite way of cooking ribs, chicken, and brisket, in the summer when it's too hot to fire up the oven. I can also cook ahead and freeze meats for the winter. It sure tastes good on a blustery winter day in Oklahoma!
Pork Chops and Rice CasseroleLeftover rice and browned chops. I wasn't sure how this would turn out since it was what I call a throw together, but it was delicious.
Maple Flavored SyrupIt's so easy and uses only 5 ingredients. Mix together the light corn syrup, brown sugar and water and heat on the stove until your candy thermometer says 210 degrees.
Homemade Chicken CoopI have had over 10,000 board feet of oak, maple and poplar cut out of downed and fallen trees, why waste good wood. I used some of them to make furniture.
Use Rubber Band Reminder to Restock PantrySince our kids are now on their own, we don't keep a large inventory of stored food goods in the pantry, but I do like to keep a few items stocked. I put a rubber band around the last item to remind me that I need to stock up on that particular food product.
Transplanted Garden and PondWe had a garden beside the kids playground that had to be moved because the wild blackberries were killing the plants. My 10 year old son came up with this plan. We worked hard for 5 days digging the pond and transplanting the garden.
Crochet Beaded Hair ScrunchiesFor all of you who have already crocheted everything you can think of as gifts for your friends and relatives, here's something new and fun to make for them! It's a beautiful pattern I've designed myself for beaded hair scrunchies which I'd like to share with you.
Skin Care For LessWhile I'll never look like the glamorous women I see on TV, I can keep a tight skin regimen for much less than the ads on TV advertise.
Isabella (Siamese Mix)Isabella is a 1 year old Siamese mix. Isabella and her sister Polly were given to me by a co-worker. Bella loves to chase bugs, run through the garden and cuddle.
Using Powdered CleanserHere is a tip for when you are using powdered cleanser (like Comet) for your bathroom. When you first open it and peel the tape off the holes, just move the tape over and only have 2-3 holes showing.
Link: Stop Phone Book DeliveryYellowPagesGoesGreen.org is the movement against unsolicited phone book delivery. I have signed up to remove my home or office from receiving the telephone directories.
Elly (Great Dane)Elly is a 7 year old Great Dane. She was a rescue. We've had her for 4 years. She likes to tease the cow, and sit on people laps. She wasn't treated too nice by her former owners so she is sometimes scared.
Beach Reminder JarsI picked up these interesting little jars at a thrift store for 25 cents. They sort of reminded me of perfume jars so I thought they would be nice in the bathroom.
Use Artificial Bouquets as Hair AccessoriesThis is a alternative to buying hair accessories that typically cost $3 and up! You know those bouquets that sell for 99 cents at the dollar stores or Wal-Mart?
Add Rocks to Your Desk's TopI had some polished stones and was playing around with Super Glue and I glued a couple of stones onto the desk at the end so the things would not fall off. I did the same thing by gluing a nickel on the TV Stand, partly as a joke, but it worked so well I left it on.
Freeze Homemade Broth in Ice Cube TraysWhen making homemade chicken broth, after it cools down, freeze it in an ice cube tray. Then when frozen, take the cubes and put in freezer bags. This is handy when you want to add a small amount to rice, mashed potatoes, and noodles.
Tablecloth DressFor those who sew, it's no secret that fabric prices have gotten ridiculously high. This dress was made with a tablecloth. New or gently used tablecloths and sheets can be found at thrift stores for next to nothing and provide tons of yardage.
Look For New Items At Garage SalesGoing to garage sales has always been a hobby of mine. Something that is very cost effective is when people have new items that have never been used. It might not be something that I particularly use but get it and put it away for gift giving throughout the year.
Keeping Track of AppointmentsWhile I have a big calendar book and a smaller one in my purse, I need a more constant reminder of my medical appointments. What I do now is write them with day, date, time, doctor's name and phone number on a sheet of paper...
GE Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Working?My GE ice maker has stopped making ice. There is water in it, its just not freezing.
Using Gesso to Create Dimension?How do you use gesso to get dimension on rock painting?
Dog Smells Like Urine?My Japanese Chin toy dog smells of urine even after a good bath and grooming session. How do I get rid of the stink?
Treating Iron Chlorosis?My Autumn Blaze maple leaves are light green with dark veins. I understand this is iron chlorosis and needs chelated iron or sulfur. Can't find chelated iron, but used a regular iron fertilizer (has some sulfur). Any further info would be appreciated.
Ceiling Smells Musty?I have a musty ceiling smell when I turn off the central air conditioning. It just smells awful. We can't get up into the "attic", there is only 2 feet of space from the ceiling to the roof.
What is the Name of this TV Show?Does anyone remember a TV show from the seventies that starred Sam Broome as a doctor and Len Berman as a policeman?
Repairing the Seal on a Refrigerator Door?How to fix a seal on a refrigerator door? Where to buy a replacement?
Dog Shampoo Question?Has anyone heard anything bad about Hartz shampoo for dogs?
Foul Smell from Sewer Drain Manhole?How can I get rid of a foul smell coming from an outside sewage drain manhole?
Preparing Zucchini for Use in Baking?How do you shred zucchini for bread, cake, etc.? Do you peel zucchini first? Do you shred it by hand?
Making Afghans with the Knifty Knitter?I just got a Knifty Knitter round loom set on Saturday, and so far, I've made 2 hats. I'm going to attempt to make a scarf. Is there a way to make an easy afghan with the round loom set? I've been searching all over the internet and I can't find a pattern.
Pruning Apple Tree Results in Very Little Fruit?We have an apple tree that every year sends out long thin branches from the end of each limb. We tried pruning them, but then had very few apples. What's the problem?
Treating a Burn?What is a good burn treatment?
Reviving a Fuchsia Plant?We live in an apartment complex and there are always surprises in the communal trash bins. My son knows I plant everything, so he just came in the door with 2 fuchsia plants that had been thrown away.
Freezing Winter Squash?Can I freeze acorn or winter squash?
Dirt in Toilet Bowl?I have been noticing that I have been getting what looks like dirt in the bottom of my toilet bowl after I flush it. I can't figure out where the dirt would be coming from. Any ideas what could be causing it?
Using Ozium to Get Rid of Odors?Does anyone know how long the smell of Ozium will last? I bought a Coach purse on eBay that reeked of smoke and found on this site that Ozium works to take the smell out.
Removing Rust from a Bike?I bought a used bike. It has quite a bit of rust on it. How can rust best be removed?
Starting a Camping Group?I love camping, but my husband does not! Is anyone interested in helping me start an East Coast (Md.) Women's Camping Group?
Keeping Grass from Growing in Mulch?How do I kill grass that is growing in my mulch? I have a weed mat underneath the mulch, however the grass seems to be growing in the mulch. Although the weed mat is helping cut down on the grass growth, if I don't pull the grass up daily it becomes overwhelming! What should I do?
Tomato Plants Look Sick?I am new to gardening and my tomato plants are looking sick. The top, not the bottom leaves look like they are drying up. The bottom leaves are large, flat, and have slightly rounded edges. The top leaves are small curled and have sharp edges.