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Texas Corn StewWe are from New Orleans, but grew up in Houston. In New Orleans they make Macue Choux with shrimp. We couldn't afford shrimp, so since we were in Texas, Mom used hot dogs and renamed it Texas Corn Stew.
Sweet Potato BreadCombine all ingredients except pecans in large mixer bowl. Beat at low speed for 30 seconds and medium speed for 2 minutes.
Frango Chocolate MintsRemember these expensive chocolate mints for sale at exclusive department stores? Well, here's the recipe to make them yourself. Bon appetit.
Crockpot Alfredo LasagnaThis is great first, because of the Alfredo sauce, secondly, using a crockpot, you can plug it in and go do something else. Brown hamburger in skillet and drain. Spray crock pot with cooking spray. Spread 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce in bottom of crock pot.
Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed with Garlic, Basil and TomatoesYummy served hot or cold. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 7x11 or 9x13 inch baking dish with vegetable oil and place bell pepper halves open side up in the prepared baking dish.
Broccoli and Cheese SoupIn a stockpot, over medium heat, saute' the butter and onion until soft. Stir in the broccoli and cover with the chicken broth.
Crowd Winning SalsaThis salsa is a great dip to take to any party. It is always a huge hit. Boil a small pan of water. Place the tomato in the water for no longer than 30 seconds. Remove the tomato.
Butterscotch PieIn double boiler combine sugar, flour and salt; gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Cook 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
Scenery: Michigan FieldI saw tornado funnel one night and the next night there was a rainbow.
Garden: Confederate RoseMy Confederate Rose in full evening bloom. It has a baby grasshopper on board.
Salt Water for Cough When SleepingIf you get any cough while you are sleeping, try to wash your throat with any salt water. You can make salt water that adding 1 teaspoon of salt with 1/2 a glass of water. Also salt reacts against germs.
Wash Hands With Sergents To Keep Fleas AwayIf you are in the country and find you have fleas, add Sergents to Original Irish Spring. You will see that both are the same color and basically the same thickness.
Tips for Cutting Fresh PineappleI rarely purchase a fresh pineapple because they are such a pain to remove the skin without losing a lot of the fruit. Well, here was a 'duh' moment when a neighbor shared with me how she peels a pineapple.
Plan Your Back to School PurchasesYour children might want new clothes, backpacks, and etc. but you can't afford all of it. Start out planning what you will get, starting with your kids supplies.
Carley (Teacup Yorkie)Carley is 4 years old and a Tea Cup Yorkie. My friend gave her to me just before Christmas, 4 years ago
Use Fitted Bassinet Sheet to Keep Car Seat CoolHere's an a-ha use for a white fitted bassinet sheet your child has outgrown: cover her dark car seat with it (while the car is parked) to keep it cool! A bassinet sheet fits nicely over a bigger kid's seat.
Rubbermaid Boxes for Storage and FurnitureI use 13 gallon Rubbermaid boxes for all my storage. I stack my Rubbermaids two high, and cover with a pretty sheet and the colorful Mexican serapes. They look like a long covered table, and I place books or magazines on top.
America Freedom FlagThis is an America Freedom curtain. It was crocheted in 7 panels. Each of the red panels has a word or phrase embedded in it. I used filet crochet to do this. Since it is to go in my husband's tractor trailer, I put his CB handle in the middle panel.
Abandoned SchoolbusWhere tired old school buses go to retire! Still providing a service.
Try Organic Milk Instead of Lactose Free MilkI can not drink regular milk. In the past I had to drink lactose free milk. Then one day, I tried the organic milk, I was just fine with it. So now I consume organic milk instead of regular lactose free milk.
Stretch Liquid Fabric SoftenerMy favorite is Snuggle Jojoba Creme, but now without a coupon, it is getting harder to justify paying full price for it. I don't care much for the scent or softening of cheaper brands, and end up using more, so am not getting a good deal anyway.
Puppy Pads Around the ToiletTired of your males missing the toilet when going to the bathroom? I have 2 males in the house. The stench and hard work of clean up is horrible, so I have placed puppy training pads around my toilet.
Resizing a Large T-ShirtMy son had a large tee shirt he no longer wanted. I wanted to wear the shirt, but it was way too big for me so I shortened the hem then rolled up the sleeves and did a fold over of about 1 1/2 inches on the shoulder seam.
Tyson (Pitbull)Tyson is a 1 year old Pitbull. We got him when he was a puppy, around Aug of 08. He likes to chew up things, run and play, play, play!
Keep a Shopping List on Your ComputerI keep a running list on my computer and update it every time I go shopping. It has 5 columns on it.
Cardboard ArtTry this simple project you can make with things you have around the house.
Remove Onion Smell With White VinegarTo get the onion smell off your hands, rinse them in white vinegar. There will be no trace of onion.
Removing Watermark on an Oak Table?How do I get an old water spot off a solid oak kitchen table (light wood)?
Winterizing Bearded Irises?Should bearded irises be mulched for the winter?
Caulking Around a Bathtub?I again need to re caulk the tub area. Are you supposed to do this every year? Does anyone know of a great caulk that I can use?
Making a Table Cloth from a Doily Pattern?This is a hospitality doily that I have. C someone tell me if I can enlarge the pattern to make a table cloth? If so, how? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Looking For Jasco Furniture White Ring Remover?I would like to know where I can find Jasco furniture white ring remover in my area, I live in Salisbury, N.C. and my Zip is 28147. Thank you for your time in doing this. Chris
Storing Paint Cans?After I finish painting, what is the proper way to close up a paint can to preserve it to be used again?
Have You Seen This Wallpaper?Have you seen this wallpaper? I'd like to buy some.
Selecting Paint for a Laminate Counterop?What paint do I use to paint my laminate countertop?
Visiting the Holy Land?Who would be a good company to travel to the Holy Land with? Maybe a 10-12 day tour. Have anyone been there before? Did you have a great experience? I would like to maybe visit Jordan too. Let me know what you think.
Water Mark on Painted Wood Table?How can I remove a white water mark from painted wood furniture? I don't know if the methods for natural wood furniture will work. This is an old piece, painted solid green and decorated with flowers.
Buying Monkey Grass?Where is best place to buy monkey grass and are there different colors?
Reseeding Lawn After Killing Weeds?If I use 1 pound of salt and 1 gallon of vinegar to kill weeds in grass how long before I can re-seed?
Mower Cord Has No Tension?My lawn mower cord retracts, but the rectangular piece that the cord housing sits on turns. It has no tension and just spins. Consequently, the engine won't turn over. I believe the rectangular piece to be the flywheel or it is connected to the flywheel.
Dryer Not Getting Hot?I just replaced the heating element in my dryer but it still won't heat (drum rotates, just no heat). Any ideas what could be wrong?
What is the Best Carpet Cleaning Method?How do you clean carpet?
What Breed is My Dog?What breed is my dog? This picture was taken at approx. 6 months old. She was a rescue dog and we were told that she was a pit bull. Her love of digging for moles, shrews, and anything that moves really leaves me to believe that she may have some other kind of terrier or hunting breed in her.
Sticky Rice Recipe?My boyfriend is half Korean and he loves sticky rice. I have tried on numerous occasions to make it and it never turns out well. Please someone help me.
Making Your Own Bow Maker?Does anyone have directions to make your own bow maker? I've seen them in stores and they look like you could make your own. So I was wondering if anyone had?
Removing Decoupage Photos from Wood?How do you remove decoupage photos from wood?
Tomato Stem is Bumpy?Can anyone tell me if this is normal or not? I was given the Topsy Turvy for mothers day. It is now Sept. 1st and I am starting to see a little tomato growing. The stem is having some issues though. It is brown, bumpy and some spots have tiny holes.
Mildew Smell on Leather?I was sent a package and everything in it smells of mildew. Some things cannot be washed. How do I get rid of the mildew smell?
What Breed is My Dog?What breed do you think he is? He's a rescue dog. We know he is a hunting breed mix. He is very tall, muscly and long back legs.
Selling Scrap Gold?I have several pieces of gold jewelry that are broken or unusable. How do you know if it is really gold? How do you know you are getting the right price when you take it to a jeweler?
Rock Star Birthday Party Ideas?My daughter is having her 13th birthday party Sept. 19th. She wants to do a rock star theme. I was wanting to know if anyone had any ideas how to decorate and some of the things I can do to entertain the kids?
Natural Remedy for Bags Under Eyes?I have never worn makeup. The one thing that bothers me is I have loose, baggy skin under my eyes. When I wore glasses, it was covered up. Now with eye surgery, no glasses, the bags are very, very obvious. Is there a way to lessen or get rid of them?
Cooking With Frozen Okra?Can you freeze fresh okra and still have the fresh taste when unfrozen?
Burnt Cookie Sheet?I have looked at a lot of burnt pan topics but I don't see what I need. My pan is not something I can boil in. I have a small toaster oven pan that seems to be double thick, not really thin.
Cleaning Old Wood Furniture?How do I clean old wood dressers?
Aerating Your Lawn?Approximately how long does it take to use a gas powered aerator on one's lawn?
Looking For Flour Tortilla Recipe?How do I make homemade flour tortillas?
Water Puddling Under Crisper Drawers?Refrigerator problem. Water accumulates daily on floor of refrigerator beneath crisper drawers. There is enough each day to have to use a bath towel to remove. What could be causing this?
Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad?Anyone out there with an onion/tomato/cucumber salad?
Cutting Frozen Meat?I was given a 10 lb. package of turkey breast from a deli. A great gift, but it is frozen solid. What can I use to cut it into smaller size portions? I can't slice it this way and if I thaw it out whole I can't possibly eat it all before it spoils.
?I am having a hysterectomy on October 1st. I am scared to say the least. I am wondering if it is any worse then having a C-section? I had two of those and was fine pain wise.
Making Decoupage Jewelry?I want the simple directions on how to make decoupage jewelry like ladies' lapel pins. I can't find these instructions.