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Lightly Lime Fruit SaladIn large bowl, combine all salad ingredients except strawberries. In small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; blend well.
Boston Blueberry MuffinsBeat shortening, sugar, eggs and salt. Sift baking powder and flour and add to first mixture with milk. Add blueberries.
Easy Barbecue RibsThis recipe allows for a quick preparation of a slow cooked classic, perfect for those of us on the go!
Eggplant LasagnaI like this because it is somewhat healthier than if you use pasta and very good. Spray bottom of casserole with cooking spray. Add a little spaghetti sauce to it.
Use Solar Power To Make Your TeaI make a half gallon bottle of sun tea using black tea and another using green tea, 2 bags in each. I'm using solar power and the tea is never bitter. Now I always have iced tea on hand and anytime I want a cup of warm tea, I use the microwave to heat it.
Kettle CornA sweet popcorn treat. Place the large pot on stove and turn the heat on high, add the oil to the pot. Heat oil till it gets very hot (not smoking).
Spaghetti SquaresCombine meat, salt, pepper, onion, bread crumbs and milk in 9x13 inch pan. Bake in 350 degree F. oven for 30 minutes. Pour off drippings, saving 2 tablespoons.
Scrambled EggsBeat egg, sour cream, salt and pepper in 1 qt. casserole, using fork. Stir in cheese, bacon and green onions.
Whacky CakePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift and mix together in an 8 inch ungreased pan the dry ingredients. Make 3 holes and put one liquid ingredient in each hole.
Mashed Sweet Potato AmbrosiaA variation of the traditional baked sweet potato and tastes more like a dessert than a side dish.
Study Tip: Rewrite Lecture NotesHere's what I found helpful when I was in college. The notes I took during lecture were usually messy, and could be hard to read and study from. Therefore, I would rewrite my lecture notes.
Save and Freeze Cooking WaterWhen blanching veggies for the freezer, save the water in which they are boiled and freeze it for use in soups, stews, and gravies. If you want only small amounts, such as for gravy, freeze it in ice cube trays and when frozen, remove and toss into plastic bags.
Bailey (Domestic Longhair)Bailey is 8 years old and a domestic long haired cat. Bailey and his sister were given to me 8 years ago.
Garden: Deck FlowerpotsThese are the pretty flower pots on our deck that our still blooming and looking as beautiful as ever!
Make Dry Shampoo With Baking Soda and Baby PowderI mix baking soda with baby powder as a great dry shampoo. I recommend the lavender/chamomile baby powder. The baking soda cleans off build up, and the baby powder soaks up the oil.
Use Potato Masher as a Pastry CutterWhile visiting my sister last week, she wanted to try a new recipe I brought along. It called for cutting/blending butter and flour. Since she did not have a pastry blender, we were going to use the method using two knives.
Use "Normal" Setting to Prevent a Smelly DishwasherMy was over the top with smell. I was using an 'eco' cycle being the good human and trying to reduce our water usage. I had a buildup of muck at the bottom of the dishwasher so I would clean the filter etc. but to no avail, it still was stinky.
Chloe and Her Friend Gambler (Horse)Last year my husband lost his job due to the downward spiral of the economy and we had to move in with my sister-in-law who had a large ranch and graciously took us in. My 6 year old daughter Chloe developed a very close touching relationship with "her horse" Gambler.
Wildlife: Painted BuntingThis beautiful Painted Bunting has been frequenting our bird feeder all summer.
Framed Dried FernI bought this old frame at a garage sale several years ago for $1 and then I pressed a fern between several pages of newspaper and weighted it with books. When completely dry, I mounted it with sewing thread onto some mat board and inserted in frame.
Use Peppermint Oil to Make a Cooling SprayYou can keep cool by adding a few drops of peppermint oil to water and shaken well in a spray bottle. The peppermint's contact to your skin cools you down instantly and it lasts quite a while too.
Place Reminder Sticky Notes on Your Steering WheelIf I really, really need to remind myself of something important to do, I put a sticky note on the steering wheel of my car. Example: stop at store on way home from work to get milk. Go to the bank, etc.
Vinyl Wall AccentsUse inexpensive vinyl wallpaper for accents in your room if there isn't enough for your task. Buy it at thrift shops or rummage sales and get creative!
Shop Thrift Stores for Great DealsIf anyone needs a reminder, though, please remember some thrift stores are done really well: having nice clothing and blankets, as well as
Terra Cotta PincushionThis is a cute pincushion using a terra cotta pot for the vessel to hold the batting in. You could paint the pot. I chose to decorate it with sewing trimmings.
Eat Cereal Later in the MorningDo you feel low of energy after you eat your morning breakfast? If so, try just eating a piece of whole wheat toast with a glass of orange juice. You will feel so great.
Garden: ColeusColeus leaves come in a variety of striking colours and go very well with colourful annuals.
Supplemental Nutrition for DogsWhen feeding your dog and you want to add supplements as suggested by one other participant, be certain to not only include beef, chicken, and veggies.
Crockpot Boston Butt Pork RoastThe next time you buy a Boston butt roast, add one cup of water and cook in a crock pot for 8 hours. Salt and pepper it, that's all. When done, you have delicious pork to go with potatoes, veggies, and gravy made from the stock in the pot.
Remove Tree Sap from Your HandsI asked Jeeves how to remove tree sap from hands. I saw an idea using baby oil and baking soda. While I was going through my bathroom, I couldn't find any baby oil but I found my trusty bottle of Purell hand sanitizer.
Puppy is Having Frequent Accidents?I have a sweet little girl, a 6 week old American Pit Bull Terrier. I've had her for 1 week, and from the first day she did fabulously. All of a sudden yesterday, she began peeing everywhere. Every 30 seconds she'd try to dribble some.
Weaving an Egg Basket?I need easy to follow directions for weaving an egg basket. I have 2 sets of instructions, but they are confusing. I am a beginner basket-weaver.Thanks.
Cleaning a Fabric Purse?I need to clean of the bottom of my fabric bag. It got soiled from being put on the floor. Hope you could help.
Removing Tape Residue From PVC Fence?How can I remove tape residue from my PVC fence?
Getting an Injured Cat to Eat?Yesterday my son's friends found 2 stray cat. One of the cats had severe injuries. None of our shelters would take the cats. The cat is so scared it won't come out of hiding and it won't eat or drink. Do you think that this cat will be scared for life?
Cell Phone Cover Made from Neck Ties?I would like a pattern for cell phone covers made with neck ties.
Growing Vegetables in Zone 7?I would like to hear from people in or around hardiness zone 7 (Maryland). What varieties of vegetables have you had good luck with? I'm fairly new to vegetable gardening.
Urban Beekeeping?I have recently heard of urban beekeeping. I am wondering if any of you have tried this, or know of anyone who does? Would you please share experiences; good and bad of this venture? Thanks.
Recipes Using Chicken Drumsticks?I am looking for chicken leg recipes.
Buying Soap Flakes?Where can I buy soap flakes?