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Marinated Grilled SalmonLove the flavors used to marinate this dish :-) Place salmon filets in a medium glass dish. In a small bowl, combine the peanut oil, soy sauce, vinegar, green onions, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, sesame oil and salt.
Barbecued RibsBroil excess fat off ribs. Pour sauce over ribs. Bake in covered roaster for 2 1/2 hours at 275-300 degrees F.
Peach SlushIn a blender, combine undrained peaches, nectar and concentrate. Blend until smooth. Pour into a freezer container and freeze for 3 hours.
Chilled Tomato SaladCombine dressing mix, red wine vinegar and water in a cruet. Set aside. Combine remaining ingredients. Add half of the dressing.
Raspberry Vinaigrette Summer SaladThis is such a bright, fresh, salad, made with any combination of fresh veggies, and "dressed" just before serving. It is such a nice side with any summer meal.
Escalloped Potatoes with CheeseOne of my personal favorites!
Never Fail, Very Best Pie CrustThis recipe I developed because of always getting tough crusts. Tough crust happens because of using all-purpose flour that has gluten. Gluten is wonderful in breads, but not in a pie crust.
Hang Decorative Flags in Your WindowIf you have trouble with winds whipping your decorative porch flags or you don't have a place for a pole holder, try hanging them inside a window. Just place the flag on a tension curtain rod and position it between the glass and the mini blinds at the top of the window frame.
Roast Peppercorns For Intense FlavorIf you like to use freshly ground pepper, try this tip. Roast the peppercorns in a 325 degree F oven for 10-15 minutes, or pan roast on top of the stove for about 5 minutes.
Back-to-School Braided BookmarksIn under 30 minutes, you can create these clip-on place keepers that won't fall out of your book!
The Boys Club (Cats)I call this shot "The Boys Club.": Leo, Sam, Matty, Bailey and Gabriel. Leo is 5, Sam/Matty 2, Bailey is 9, Gabe is 4. All are mixed tabby and all were giveaways.
My Frugal Life: The Gift Of TimeMy 15 year old daughter, Tori died under horrific circumstances 11 years ago on 8/27/98. This was the worst experience that I have ever felt. Friends circled us, send flowers, food and condolences. I know these people were supporting us the best way they knew how.
Use Cornstarch to Reduce BleedingAfter seeing one great tip about cornstarch, I thought I should share mine. A year or so ago, one of my dairy goats had a scurr (an incompletely removed horn that grows back poorly) that was becoming uncomfortable and pressing on her head.
Fused Reusable Plastic BagsI learned that plastic shopping bags don't break down in dumps, so since this is terrible for our earth, I have tried to use them for many things.
Using Craft Paint as Touch Up PaintWhen you need a small amount of paint for touch-up check the craft department. Walmart has every color and they cost about $1.
Organize Unused Greeting CardsIn our family, we keep all the greeting cards contained in a nice plastic container. It works pretty well, but when you went to look for an appropriate card, you'd have to sort through all of them to find the right kind.
Pet Potty Stains on Carpet?My friend has a little Yorkie Terrier. It will not do his pottying outside, but will do it inside.
Dog with Lymphoma Has Bad Breath?I have a little dog, part Chihuahua and part Pomeranian. He is 7 and was diagnosed with lymphoma (leukemia) in May. The last month his breath started to smell so bad, really bad. I have tried the Denta bones, but they don't seem to help. Any suggestions?
Buying Liquid Fence?I'm wondering if the product "liquid fence" is available to me locally? I live in N Saginaw, MI. Please help. I'm in dire need of a product (spray type) to keep 2 large dogs out of my yard. Thanks.
Getting Whites White?I live in New Zealand so I don't have as much access to products as the rest of the world. How do I get my whites, white? I've tried bleach and soaking and the prehistoric cleaning method as well (the one with the wooden board) and still the stains stay there.
Using a Hot Tub After Triple Surgery?Can you get into a hot tub or whirlpool after triple surgery?
House Training a Dog?My friend has a little Yorkie terrier. It will not do his potting outside, but will do it inside. It can be outside for hours and not do anything. Is this the way they are? Can something be done about it?
Using It All - Prescription Containers?Has anybody figured out a use for those blue cases that some prescriptions come in?
Dog Food Recipes for a Dog with Liver Problems?Does anyone have a recipe for a dog with high liver #'s?
Window Air Conditioner Trips Circuit Breaker?Lightening hit my Direct TV dish and ran through the house affecting 2 boxes. I had them replaced by Direct TV.
Discontinued Flower Collection Bedding from Target?I am looking for discontinued Flower Etc. Collection bedding from Target.
Mother's Day Luncheon Ideas?I would love to have a Mother's Day luncheon, but I don't have a clue on what games or activities to do. What can I do at my Mother's Day luncheon?
Water Heater Has Hot and Cold Water Surges?Why does my hot water heater surge hot and cold water?
Recipe for Bubble Soap?How can I make bubbles for my little one?
Color Advice for a Tile Backsplash?I have travertine colored formica. It is honey colored with many shades of tan, a little white and a dash of gold in it. These colors are in my floor too. My walls are a cream color, my cabinets are white and my appliances are black.
Black Eyed Susans Are Wilting?I just planted some black eyed susans and they are wilting. I think they will soon die. I have them in rich soil, in the sun and have been watering them. What else can I do?
Cleaning Slug Slime out of Puppy Fur?How do you get slug slime out of puppy fur?
Ceiling Joint in Mobile Home Needs Repair?We have a double wide mobile home. In the living room, across the ceiling the board that covers the joint is not flush. On one end it's flush, but in the middle it starts to separate. I can't stand this open hole in my house.
Stuffed Cabbage Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for stuffed cabbage. Thanks.
Buying Inexpensive Terra Cotta Pots?I'm also frustrated by buying terra cotta pots in bulk. I've bought nearly all that I find and my business is growing and I need at least 100 of the 6 inch terra cotta pots with the saucers to match.
Can I Freeze Cherry Tomatoes?How do you freeze cherry tomatoes?
Treating Hyperhidrosis in Children?What is the youngest age you can get hyperhidrosis surgery? My daughter is 10, but her hands and feet has been sweating since she was a baby.
Water Chestnut Cake Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for the Water Chestnut Cake that is often served in Chinese restaurants. It is squares of a jello-like consistency with crunchy pieces of water chestnuts in it, and seems to be fried.