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August 26, 2009
Mix to make crust the 1 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup oats, and 1 stick melted butter. Press 1/2 of oat mixture into 9 inch pie plate to make the crust.
Saute' cabbage, onions and pepper in oil until tender. Serve with any sauce that you like. Soy sauce is very good! Serves 4.
Pineapple Ham Loaf
Mix together all ingredients except pineapple. Divide into 9 patties. In a shallow baking dish, for a long roll, alternate a patty and a pineapple slice, starting and ending with meat.
Add Hair Clippings to Your Garden
When you cut your hair put it all in your garden. Believe it or not, it really does help.
Seal Pruned Roses With Glue
To keep Rose Bores from burrowing into the pruned ends of Rose bushes, my mother always put a dab of white school glue, like Elmers, on the pruned end. I've been doing that for years and it works great.
Making EZ Stretchable Hair Combs
I came up with an idea and plan to make a bunch of homemade EZ Combs for my hair. I love the EZ Combs, but hate the price. Plus, I want more colors.
Eyeglass Cozy Case
A quick and very easy to make eyeglasses/sunglasses holder. Make several: one for the car, one to keep by your favorite chair and one for your hobby room!
Banana Stuffed French Toast
I love to make different things for Sunday breakfast or Holiday brunches but don't like recipes that are highly complicated. This recipe is as easy as making a sandwich yet tastes very "fancy".
Italian Pasta Toss
Easy, easy, and can be served hot or cold. Cook pasta per package directions. Drain and rinse and transfer to larger bowl. Add dressing, tomatoes and basil. Toss to coat.
Pecan Chocolate Chip Brittle
I like this because of ease in making, and taste so good. Perfect for working mothers, because baked in jelly roll pan, and broke up into pieces. No dropping dough as other cookies.
Tuna Tempter Casserole
A combination of canned tuna, pimento or red bell peppers with cream of celery soup mixed with pasta. This is a family favorite, an easy and delicious meal. Serve with a salad and biscuits makes a complete meal.
Pour apple cider vinegar, apple juice and water in to bucket. Stir together well. Cover the surface of the mixture completely with the lemon pepper.
Copy Wrapper Measurements Inside Your Cookbook
Some of our butter and shortening wrappers have markings on them for measuring like 1 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1/4 cup. Copy this "ruler" onto the front page of your recipe book.
Make And Freeze Leftover Soup As Casseroles
I find that when I make a soup with pasta in it, the pasta gets very soft when trying to serve the soup as a leftover. When I have a lot of leftover soup, I will now put it directly into a casserole dish and freeze it.
Freeze Water Containers for Emergencies
This is an excellent suggestion that was printed recently in our local paper as a tip for power failures during storms: make freezer packs by placing water filled water jugs, plastic pop bottles, or gallon ice cream containers in the deep freeze.
Preparation H for Poison Ivy
Have Poison Ivy? All you need is Preparation H-Cooling Gel! It not only cools and soothes the itch, it shrinks the lesions as well. It's not just for hemorrhoids anymore!
Organize Tax Records With an Accordion File
Tax records were always a problem for me. I now use an accordion file folder with 12 slots. I use one for each month. I keep it next to my computer since I do most of my bills on line.
Crimp Toilet Paper Roll to Save
I just wanted to share that I found a way to save on toilet paper. Just put a crimp in it so that it does not go round and round so easily. By having the crimp, it stops and allows you to use a smaller amount instead of the waste of what you don't really need.
Post Office Joke
A little boy was waiting for his mother to come out of the grocery store. As he waited, he was approached by a man who asked, "Son, can you tell me where the Post Office is?"
Duct Tape to Keep Squirrels from Corn
I am growing a vegetable garden for the 1st time this year. All of my plants are doing amazingly well, but I was absolutely devastated when a squirrel got into my sweet corn.
Birthday Box for College
Our older daughter recently went away to college for the first time, and will not be home until after her birthday to celebrate. So her 18th birthday will not pass by unnoticed while she is at school, I put together a birthday in a box that can be used by her suite mates help her celebrate!
This is a plastic canvas project. It is derived from a pattern for a tissue box cover, and can be adjusted to go with any tissue box cover pattern you want to use. These are the changes I am making to the pattern.
Hooks For Hanging Jewelry
My necklaces kept getting tangled up in the box so I super-glued this piece of wood, with hooks attached, to the inside of the wardrobe door. It is much handier and I can see at a glance what I have.
Craft: Plastic Milk Jug Snoopy
This snoopy is made from two plastic milk containers. I used black felt for the floppy ears, nose (the cap is left on one of the milk jugs), eyes, and buttons on the body. I cut a hole in the side of one of the milk containers for the head to fit over the body.
Make Garden Stakes With Bamboo Skewers
To remember what has been planted in your garden, you can make simple Garden Stakes made with skewers. You simply attach the label on front and secure it with tape.
We need to keep birds away from crops on our allotment, so I created Carolina (as she leans a bit!) and she is doing the job well. In her sleeves I've put empty plastic bottles so that the wind moves them easily. Her upright support is an old rotary washing pole.
Kiara (Blue Standard Poodle)
Kiara (Ki-ki) is 10 months old and a Blue Standard Poodle. We got her about a month ago from a friend as a gift!
Jazz (Pointer Lab)
Jazz is an 11 months old Pointer Lab. For Christmas 2008, I rescued her from an Animal Managment group where people take animals they do not want anymore. She is such a joy to have and probably the best Christmas present you could get.
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