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Chicken TropicaleSprinkle chicken with salt and pepper, place flour in paper bag and shake chicken to coat well. Shake off the excess. Put salad oil in large shallow dish.
Dorothy's Meat LoafA meal that's yummy and can be made with chicken or beef. Can make it in advance.
Homemade Nilla Wafers with a Fun TwistHad fun adjusting two completely different recipes and using both together. With an electric mixer, cream butter, salt, sugar and vanilla seeds. Beat in egg white. Beat in extract and milk until mixed.
Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing and DipHere's the copycat recipe mentioned in the 'Search For Copycat Recipes For Your Favorite Foods' tip today :-) Now Thrifty Fun has it, too.
Egg ChutneyEggs with a tomato base. Add oil to your pan. When heated, add the onion till lightly brown. Add the green chillies and after a minute add the spices and stir not to burn the spices.
Supper SaladMix first four ingredients until gelatin has dissolved. Mix in remaining ingredients. Does not need top dressing.
Toasted Butter Pecan CakeToast pecans in 1/4 cup butter in 350 degree F oven for 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently. Sift flour with baking powder and salt.
Setting Time With A Simple Horizontal...Thousands of years ago sundials were the primary means used to keep track of time. Early sundials tracked the length of daylight through changing seasons, dividing the hours from sunrise until sunset into equal parts.
Spray Pans With "No Stick" Spray in DishwasherWhen spraying your baking and frying pans with no stick spray, open your dishwasher door and place the item on it. Spray your cooking pans as desired and simply close the dishwasher door.
Reuse Pickling SolutionStore bought pickled baby corn is not cheap so I am doing well to replace the little corns with much less expensive canned version of unpickled corn and letting it cure for a couple days in the store bought solution.
Decorate Your Pumpkin With a MaskI purchased masks for pennies each on clearance and saved them until the next year. I place them on appropriately sized pumpkins and used them to decorate my front yard. I live across the street from an elementary school and they got lots of views!
Reuse Mascara Brushes to Clean Hard to Reach PlacesDon't throw away your mascara brushes, these dandy little brushes "go where no brush has gone before". I reach places in my sewing machine and surger that the others cannot.
Trash Cans for Moving FoodWhen ever I move, I never want to take my old outside trash cans with me. So when I am moving, I buy two or three new trash cans with wheels. Then when I am packing up all of my grocery items, I place the food items such as can goods, box goods, canister items, spices, etc. in the trash cans.
Store Guest Bedding in ToteI store an air mattress, pillows, sheets, and an extra blanket in a large tote in the bottom of my closet. It's always ready for unexpected guest. I still have room on the top of the tote to store other things.
Take Turns on Long Distance Bulk ShoppingWe live in a small town with limited shopping. The nearest bulk shopping is 115 miles away. My friends and I take turns making the round trip and go in on purchases of paper towels and other disposables.
Search Products for CouponsI stocked up on hair color and a toilet cleaning system and refills early this year when I had coupons, and they were on sale.
Contact Creditors to Adjust Late ChargesI was ill for some time and unable to keep up to date with my finances and the organization of my bills. I incurred several late charges over the period of one year. I would pay my bills, but they would be between 1-4 days late and I would receive a late charge.
Freeze Ground Beef FlatBuy ground meat in bulk and divide it into quart or gallon-size freezer bags. Lay the bags flat and either knead with your palms or use rolling pin to spread-out the meat 1/2 inch thick to fill each corner of the square bag.
Boo The CatBoo is about 4 years young. Boo is the best breed there is, "Lovable friend." Boo was a stray from Philadelphia. Two years ago, she was found in a feral colony in a capture/neuter/release program. She was NOT feral, so they decided to adopt her to a good home.
Door ScarecrowMake a really cute scarecrow for your door using things around the house. Lay coat hanger on table. Gather the scrap of cotton you chose for the face around the hook. Push stuffing inside and tie off around neck.
Rowdy (Min Pin)Rowdy is 5 months old. We think he is a Mini Pinchi. We got him in March of 2009, from a co-worker. He likes to run in the grass, fetch, walks and eat followed by long naps. We were tole he was a chihuahua, he is 5 months old and 14 lbs.
Aquarium Jello CakeI made this aquarium cake with Jello. I made a regular rectangle cake and cut a center after the cake had chilled overnight. I poured the blue jello in and let it set for 2 hours.
Dog With HGE is Always Tired?I am a little worried about my 8 yr. old chihuahua. He has been sick lately. He has HGE (Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis). He has had it for about a month now but is getting over it. He breaths heavily while he sleeps but he runs around fine during the day.
Float Ideas for a Mom's Group?I need ideas for a Christmas float for my Mother's Group. We are a nonprofit group and it is a light up parade. We need ideas that are cheap. We are a group of moms that have events like play dates, mom's night out, family events, etc.
What Breed is My Puppy?I am wondering if my puppy is a Shepherd/Golden Retriever mix. I was told she was a Golden/Lab, but this little girl is 9 weeks old and weighs almost 15-20 pounds already. She is huge and her color is different.
Filters for a 4-Cup Coffee Pot?I have a 4-cup coffee maker and I cannot find filters to fit it. I always have to trim the top of the filter or it will fold over while brewing the coffee and the grounds will get in the coffee. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Repairing Lift System on a Jayco Trailer?I just purchased a 1976 Jayco Eagle trailer and need to fix the lift system. Does anybody have any advice?
Steam Cleaning Floors?Has anyone used a steam cleaner to clean the bathroom and kitchen floors? I like the idea of not using chemicals.
Make Your Own Mailbox?The mailbox along the road at my house is the standard black plastic domed type (you can glimpse a tiny picture of it it to the visual right of my steps). It leaks. The door's crooked.
What Breed is My Dog?Does anyone know what my dog is mixed with? Please let me know. Thanks a lot.
Sewing Patterns Swap Groups?Is anyone aware of any groups for trading, exchanging, or loaning sewing patterns? I've just returned to sewing after a 20 year hiatus and I can't believe how expensive patterns are now!
Removing a Ring That Is Stuck On Your Finger?Tips for removing a ring that is stuck on your finger. Post your ideas.
Sleeping Problems Caused By Menopause?Lately I have been having problems sleeping through the night. I am 45 years old and was wondering could this be a pre-menopause symptom?