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Pork and Bean SaladThis salad is great at fish frys. We cannot eat seafood without this. Drain beans. Add eggs, pickles, pimento. Add mayo to consistency you desire.
PizzagnaGreat kid-friendly dish! Brown ground beef and drain. Stir in tomato sauce, seasoning mix and salt. Simmer while preparing dough.
Ground Beef and Noodle CasseroleMince and fry onion in butter, add meat and brown. Add soup, water, then the raw noodles; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add corn, chopped olives and 1/2 cup cheese; salt to taste and place in casserole.
Luscious Apricot BarsRinse apricots; cover with water. Boil 10 minutes; drain, cool and chop. Grease 8x8 inch pan. Mix butter, granulated sugar, and 1 cup flour till crumbly.
Grilled Citrus Cod, Halibut or TilapiaHealthy, quick and easy :-) Heat grill to medium-high. Squeeze lemon and lime juice in to a small bowl. Add garlic and whisk.
Virginia Batter BreadMix dry ingredients; add buttermilk and egg. Add melted butter. Bake in buttered casserole about 25 minutes at 425-450 degrees F.
Wear Special Occasion Clothing Before the EventThis is about clothing purchased for a special occasion. I'd like to suggest that you give it a trial run by wearing it for at least half an hour in your home. You'll quickly find out what is missing, what needs repairing, etc.
Use Junk Mail for Garden MulchI take all the junk mail and newspapers that come to our home and shred it and use it for mulch in my garden. It is very colorful and works great. I will run it through the shredder or let my grandkids cut the paper up. They have a really good time cutting and spreading.
Short Cuts for an Injured HandWhen I had surgery on my right hand (I am right-handed) I came up with some short cuts. I used the dough hooks on my stand up mixer to make meatloaf.
Festive Berry ParfaitsThese parfaits can be made in any type of glass or stemware. I used my drinking glasses in this photo. You can use any combination of fruit, yogurt and granola.
Use Plastic Bakery Cake Covers for Paving Stones MoldsI save the plastic tops to store bought cakes; both the round ones and rectangular ones. They make great reusable molds for making paving stones.
Allee (Rat Terrier/Chihuahua)Allee is a Rat Terrier/Chihuahua, the vet says she is 3 months old. My daughter found her in an alley, then later we found the owners. She had ran away but they were giving away her and her brother.
Recovering Outdoor CushionsMy outdoor chair cushions were sunfaded and stained but other than that were very usable. I made removable, washable slip covers for them from matching curtain fabric and a sofa throw that had been tucked in a cupboard for years and almost forgotten.
I Love My Hand Crank Sewing MachineI love to sew and have been using the same machine for forty plus years. It doesn't do fancy stuff, but I'm not fancy. A few years ago I came across a hand crank Singer sewing machine.
Garden: BeetleThis is a picture my 12 year old son took using the macro mode on my camera. It's amazing the pictures you can get when you get up close and personal.
Treasure Your Freedom - Join A Historical GroupI quit my job a little over a year and a half ago. Since then I have begun doing things I was unable to do while working. I have joined both the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Hiding Places for Cash at HomeI don't like carrying cash every day but want it hidden in a safe spot in my home. I came up with a few good hiding places so the cash isn't all in one spot:
Ribbon Trimmed PictureEver purchase a puzzle you can't get to for a while? I did, and since the "Libra Lady's" birthday is coming up and I won't be here, I thought it would be nice to give her the front so she can enjoy it.
"Mouse" PadKids will enjoy making this cute mouse pad to decorate their desktops. A great study buddy that will be quiet as a mouse!
Holly (Domestic Shorthair)Holly is a 3 year old Domestic Shorthair. Holly likes to sleep and chase the two larger male cats that live with us.
Buy Flannel at Thrift StoresThis is the time of the year when the thrift stores have flannel sheets on sale for around a quarter. I just bought a couple more mismatched ones to sew into flannel PJ bottoms and nightgowns.
Recipes Using Summer SquashHere are ways to make use of excess yellow summer squash and zucchini. This time of year the garden always produces more than you can use and give away.
Save Cherry Pits for Heating PadsI save cherry pits to make my own heating pad. I wash the pits and dry them thoroughly. Either put the washed pits outside in the hot sun or heat them in an 250 degree F oven for one half hour or until thoroughly dried.
Wildlife: Williamson's SapsuckerThis is a Williamson's Sapsucker, male. This bird was flying around our apartment complex's large courtyard during the snowy March this year. Isn't he handsome?
Citronella Lights to Deter Unwanted CatsIf you are having trouble with unwanted cats in your garden or around the perimeter of your house it can be fixed. I bought a bag of citronella T-lights and put them around in the yard and the cats don't like the smell.
Cap Caulk Tube With Clipped EndWhen cutting the top off a tube of caulking, save the end piece. When you are finished using the caulking, turn the piece around and insert into the tube hole. You have a perfect cap and no more dried out caulking.
Anchor Tea Bags With a ClothespinWhile making tea, the "end papers" kept getting to close to the burner. So I used a clothespin to anchor them in place. Afterward, I opened the tea bags and put them in with the coffee grounds to put on the roses and in the garden.
Holiday Ice CandleThis candle is easy to make and makes a very attractive centerpiece. It looks like a candle inside of chunks of snow.
Microwave Pressure Cooker Reviews?I am thinking of buying a microwave pressure cooker. Has anyone used one?
Tiny Reddish Brown Bugs?I have a bookcase in my room and a few of the shelves have some old papers and magazines on them. I just was going through the papers and I noticed there were a lot of tiny tiny reddish brown bugs on them.
Dog With Loose Stool?My dog gave birth to 5 puppies and now the dog has loose stool. What should I do?
Washing Magnalite Cookware?I have an oval Magnalite pot. We used it to drain some water from our sink and there was some kind of chemical that leaked into the pot. It was Drano or something of that nature. Can the pot be cleaned in some way to reuse it, or should I dispose of it?
Papa Vino's House Dressing?I'm looking for a salad dressing recipe from a restaurant in MI named Papa Vino's. It is their house dressing and it is for sale in the restaurant, but not on-line. I would love to make my own.
Annie's Attic Crocheted Walker Bag?I would like to have a crochet pattern from the book Annie's Attic: Wheelchair Afghans and Bags. Its the walker bag made with granny squares. Please help me. Thank you so much.
Blister Inside My Mouth?I have small white bumps inside my inner lips and then they blister. What are they?
Recipes for a Diabetic Person?What are good recipes for people who are diabetic?
Save Money Cooling Your Home?Would a dehumidifier reduce air conditioning operating costs? I heard a rumor that it does reduce the power bill for air conditioning. The cost reduction is the result, both of reducing moisture and the drier air makes it more comfortable.
Finding Pillar Candles?In my area all the candles that are not in glass containers are all gone from the shelves. Is there a new law for fire safety that I don't know about, or are the businesses afraid of getting sued if someone starts a fire in their home?
Making Solar Panels at Home?Can't find former post about DIY solar panels. It was by a woman and could be done for about $150.
Diamondback Rattlesnake in the House?I live in Texas in a canyon area and a diamond back rattle snake entered the kitchen. Is this unusual that this type of snake would enter a home?
Repairing Hinges on Sunglasses?I need to repair the hinges on some sunglasses. Where I can find parts?
Buying a Gott Thermos?I am looking for a Gott 1 gallon thermos. Can someone please tell me where to find one?
Paint Stain on a Linoleum Floor?How do you remove dried paint from linoleum?
Storing Pocketbooks?I have a lot of pocketbooks and can't figure out how to store all of them in my closet. I dislike clutter and that's what is happening. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Pimple Marks on My Face?My face is full of pimple marks and small holes in my face. Please, does anyone know of any treatment? I would also like information on creams or soaps that would help with my skin. Thank you.
Refacing Cabinets?I have no income to reface or replace my cabinets in my kitchen professionally. They are 36 year old pressed wood with plastic veneer over the top. They were badly painted white about 15 years ago. What can I do to update them?
Can Hot Water Damage a Wax Ring?My plumber hooked up the wrong pipe and my toilet filled with 150 degree hot water, which burned my bottom when I flushed. He came back and fixed it, but do you think that I need a new wax ring?
Getting Dogs to Not Chase Cats?I have 2 small dogs that get along with my friend's cats, until one of cats starts to move! The dogs will sit next to the cats, be nose-to-nose with them and will even try to play with them.
Sour Smelling Dishwasher?My dishwasher smells sour. I was using liquid detergent then switched to the tablets. I'm thinking the liquid might be the culprit. The smell remains.
What are These Bugs?Help! I have small black bugs that resemble fleas all in my doorways, windows of my kitchen, and underneath the cabinets. I do not know how to get rid of them and the exterminator was no help! He could not identify them. Thank you for your help.
Cleaning an Air Conditioner Drain?I need to know what I can use to put in my air conditioner drain.
Does Leather Furniture Stretch?Does leather furniture stretch from sitting on it?
Painting an Old Refrigerator?I want to paint my refrigerator white (it is now almond). Has anyone had success and what type of paint did you use?
Distributing Estate Items to Family?My parent's left me their home and all of their 66 yrs of household and personal items! I now have cabinets and closets filled with mom's memories, plus grandma's, Aunt Mary's, etc. Having a large family, I want everyone to have what they want out of the house, but I'm not sure how to go about doing this.
Keeping Rats Outside?I live close to woods and fields, and sometimes get rats as visitors in our home. Any ideas for how to keep them outside.
Puppy Has Worms?How do I get rid of tapeworms in a puppy?
Good Gift for a Departing Soldier?We are having a small cookout for my cousin who is leaving for the Army in September. What would be a nice gift for him?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Striped Wallpaper?I am in desperate need of a double roll of the pictured wallpaper. Please help!
Removing Printing on Vinyl Tubing?I need to know how to remove the printing from clear vinyl tubing. I've tried alcohol, bleach, goo-be-gone, acetone, gas, Awesome cleaner, The Works, an emery board (this scuffs it up), and Zud cleaner. I want to use it in a craft and the printing distracts from the prettiness of the craft.
Sharpie Marks on Walls?How do you remove sharpie marks from walls without rubbing the paint off?
What Breed is My Dog?What breed is my dog?
Recipes for Leftover Pork Roast?What can I do with leftover pork?
Propagating Black Eyed Susan?How can I grow Black Eyed Susans in my yard, from my dad's flowering plants in his yard? Do the flowers make seeds?
Cleaning Espadrille Shoes?I have a used pair of little girl's Gymboree espadrilles. They have a pretty floral (cotton?) print bow over the top of the foot area that has quite a bit of dirt on it, as does the heel of the shoe.
Trash Can Punch?I've been looking at Trash Can punch recipes, but me and my friends enjoy a basic screwdriver. I want it more interesting for a party this weekend. I want to add fruit just like trash can punch.
What Breed is My Dog?This is my dog Henna. We got her from a shelter and they told us she was a pitbull terrier mix. We aren't so sure if she is a cross, pure breed or even not a pit bull. Any guesses?
Killing Mange Mites with Bleach?Does bleach kill mange mites? I have a small pool for my kids (15ftx2ft) and my 2 black Labs have mange that I am treating. Being Labs, they keep getting in the pool.