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Blueberry CobblerIt is quick, easy and delicious. I often put the fruit on to cook slowly as I'm beginning dinner. By the time we're done eating, we have a hot and sweet finish to the meal.
Jazzed Up Meatloaf ToppingA good way to add fruit to my diet. Form meatloaf as usual and bake. When almost done, mix the ingredients together and spoon over and bake until the meatloaf is done.
Grape Juice RecipeI have a glut of black grapes. I would like to know how to make grape juice. What ingredients do I need? The grapes are quite sharp. I don't want to waste them and I'm not really into wine making. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Homemade PierogiesThis is the pierogi recipe I use and I hope you enjoy them! So much better and cheaper than the store brand. Great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.
Apple Snicker SaladIn a large bowl, combine the pudding and milk. Fold in the whipped topping, apples and candy bars. Mix together and refrigerate until chilled.
Kalua PigI had this at a family get together and loved it. I got the recipe and have been making it ever since. I like this on a sandwich or on top of a loaded baked potato. Or serve it by itself.
Low Fat Potato Chip DipI tweaked a family favorite for potato chip dip, making it a little less fatty. Using it as a baked potato topping is an extra added bonus! :-)
Gooey Butter CakeMix and spread first 3 ingredients in a greased 9x13 inch pan. Mix cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and powdered sugar; spread on first layer.
Child's Granny Square PurseStart by making 8 granny squares. Sew 4 squares together for front and 4 for back. Edging: DC in each stitch around. 5 DC in each corner.
Very Young Kids Can Write BooksI was totally surprised when my granddaughter, who is 6, showed me a stack of six books she'd written. She came up with the idea herself to write and illustrate her own series of books. She uses only computer paper, colored pens and a paperclip to hold each book together.
Cover Toy Decals With Packing TapeAfter cleaning kids toys or dragging them in after they were caught out in the rain, I have found that the cute little decals on most of the really well built toys (even the ones intended for outside use) quickly become cracked, discolored, and peeling off.
Quick Sides for Hot WeatherI just wanted to share a couple of my favorite quick side dishes for a hot day.
Luke (Siamese Mix)Luke is around 7 years old. She is a part Siamese domestic short-haired cat. My ex-husband's ex-girlfriend lived on a farm, and Luke was originally a farm cat.
Lock 'n Lock Storage ContainersAfter returning from vacation, I pulled out the lettuce which had been in our refrigerator for three weeks thinking I would have to toss it out. I had stored it in one of my Lock 'n Lock containers and when I opened it, to my surprise the lettuce was crisp and fresh.
Use a Magnifying Mirror for Eyebrow MaintenanceI cut out the cost of eyebrow waxing by investing in a magnified mirror that I keep in my handbag. I picked it up from Target for less than $10! I used to go and get my eyebrows waxed.
Substitute Cheezits for Ritz Crackers in CasseroleI was going to make squash casserole for my Sunday dinner and discovered I was out of Ritz crackers needed, but I did have a box of Cheezits. They not only added the consistency I need but an added cheesy taste.
Rinse Hair Coloring OutsideThe problem: How do I rinse my hair out good after applying hair color and not splashing it onto my floor, wall and surrounding area? My solution is to rinse my hair under the garden hose.
Dating My Food in StorageI have started to date my foods that I put into storage; into the fridge, into the freezer, and into the pantry, my leftovers, everything!
Finding Secondhand TextbooksIf you're looking for second-hand textbooks, check out second-hand book stores and library book sales (I've found brand new textbooks for as little as fifty cents at these sales). You can ask former students and teachers if they're getting rid of their old books.
Professional Pet PhotosI think one of the most worthwhile expenses is getting a professional photo done of a pet. I had a professional photo done of my doxie when she was 5 years old, it has been invaluable since her passing.
Freeze Bell PeppersWhen sweet peppers are on sale, I buy different colored ones, chop them up and freeze them on a cookie sheet. When frozen, I put them in a freezer container.
Buy and Use Refills for Cleaning ProductsInstead of buying the pricey spray room fresheners, I buy the refills for the automatic sprayers. They last nearly forever and are more economical. The same goes for the automatic shower cleaner.
Give Frames as Frugal GiftsSuper-affordable holiday gift that will work for every person on your gift list (with the exception of kids). Look through the craft periodicals (sales papers) from the newspaper, or check the craft website periodically.
Maggie, Alvie and Nikki (Mixed Breed And Black Lab)Here are Maggie, Alvie and Nikki! Maggie is 10 years old, we got her from the pound. Alvie is a 6 year old black lab that we bought. And Alvie, age 8, was born here.
Keeping Dust Off Furniture Longer?How to keep dust off furniture longer?
Removing Clothing Stains From Wet Leather?I have a pair of coral colored slacks, they got black leather dye stains all over the leg from a black leather watch band. How can I get these stains out?
Scallop Recipes?I am looking for an easy recipe using scallops. Any suggestions?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Imperial Violet Hill...I'm looking for a discontinued border by Imperial (or Sunworthy) from a book called Violet Hill. The number code is 40946200. It is of a gate with a trellis. Thanks.
Stinging Foot Pain After Back Surgery?Two years ago, I had surgery on my back. A discectomy for 3 herniated discs, L4 L5, and S1. My back has been fine since so it seems it was a success.
Looking For Recipes Using Tofu?Does anyone have a simple, great tasting recipe for a dish using tofu for a person (me) who desires to eat healthier? The benefits of soy are many, not to mention high protein and low fat, but I've never eaten tofu in my life. Thanks so much.
Discontinued Wallpaper: Shell Isle?I'm looking for Shell Isle wallpaper boarder to finish my bathroom.
Hanging a Blow Dryer?What is the best way to hang a blow dryer or store it?
Interior Design Name or Logo?I am going to start a new interior design, so I need a name or a logo for my shop. Can you help me?
Homemade Carrot Cake Recipes?I am looking for a recipe for carrot cake for approximately 20 people. I would like one using eggs, oil, flour, cinnamon, and carrots.
Homemade Flea Treatment?I have several rescued kitties and there are loads of fleas here in the hot Florida summer. I need a homemade recipe for a flea deterrent, the medicine is way too expensive.
Home Remedy for Diabetic Foot Pain?My husband's feet are getting painful, swollen, and numb due to his diabetes. Even if he gets medicine for diabetes this pain never stops. Please tell me if someone knows of or has experience with some home remedies for this pain and numbness.
Cause of Dry Cough?My husband is having a bad dry cough. Specifically, he gets this cough when he gets very close to someone or something. He cannot even kiss a baby. He takes medicine for his diabetes and cholesterol, too.
Unique Strap On Sod Cutter?Have any of you seen or created some sort of sod cutter that straps in some way onto a shoe? Let me explain. I've read that one of the best ways to create a short pathway in the garden is by digging up small sections of sod and filling these in directly with concrete.
What Breed is My Dog?What breed do you think my dog is?
What Breed is My Dog?What breed is my dog? He is about 185 pounds, shipped from China. He has a skinny muzzle, fairly small head and long brown and bronze hair. I know he is a mixed breed of some sort.
Recipe for a Dessert Exchange?I am going to a desert exchange for my mom's group and I need the best desert I can make. I have no clue what to make. I never make deserts and am brain dead thinking about this. I don't have any treasured recipes. It needs to serve 14.