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Minted Garden CouscousVery nice to eat with pork or chicken. Cook couscous in water as directed on package, omitting margarine and salt.
Lime Cottage Cheese SaladDissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add marshmallows and stir until they melt. Stir in salt and pineapple. Chill until slightly thickened.
Swiss Chicken QuichePreheat oven to 425 degrees F. Bake pastry shell for 8 minutes, remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. In medium bowl, toss cheese with flour and bouillon; add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Coconut TartsPreheat oven to 180 degrees C (approx. 350 degrees F). Sift the dry ingredients. Rub in the butter and add milk till well blended. Make a soft dough and roll out. Cut in rounds.
Fried Red TomatoesPersonally, I don't care for fried green tomatoes, unless we're talking about the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes". Here's a red fried tomatoes recipe I came up with.
Spaghetti CasseroleCook spaghetti as per directions, drain and place in a 10x12 inch or equivalent size baking dish. Mix cheese, sour cream, green pepper and place over top of spaghetti.
Bronchitis BrothAs the original recipe from "Tonics" by Robert A. Barnett states, "...the soup is delicious even if your breathing is fine." I found this recipe while in college and learning to deal with being sick without my mom!
Green Beans With BaconIn a large saucepan, heat the canola oil. Add the green beans and stir until coated with the oil. add enough water to the saucepan to cover to a depth of 1 inch.
Storing Your Paint Brush Between PaintingTo keep paint brushes moist between painting, put in a ziplock bag and put in the veggie bin in your fridge. My mother does a lot of painting and gave me this useful tip.
Safety Pin AngelThis is a safety pin doll my wife used to make and sell at craft shows. It is constructed with gold safety pins and acrylic beads.
Dry Eraser to Remove Permanent MarkerMy name is Shannon and I have found an amazing, magical, cleaning assistant. You see, I have an almost 3 year old at home who loves to get his hands on permanent markers and color on things he shouldn't.
Repairing a Broken KeyHere's a nifty idea to repair a broken key - the ones with a circular shaft. File a flat on the end and use an electrical strip connector as shown in the diagram. They are quite cheap to buy, and you can cut off any length you need.
Seasonal Flag Care and TipsI like to display one of the larger decorative banners on the flagpole on my porch for all the seasons, holidays and occasions. They're nylon, nearly indestructible, and can be washed in the washer when they get dusty.
Jayda (German Shepherd)Jayda is 14 months old. She is a German Shephard. Jayda was a gift for my daughter's 15th birthday. Jayda loves running around playing with her friends. She's a very happy and playful pup! She brightens our day. She is truly loved by everybody she meets.
Update Mailbox With Shelf PaperA simple way to redecorate your mailbox without spending a lot of money is with peel and stick "shelf paper" available almost anywhere.
Use It Up, Wear It Out, Fix It or Do WithoutI have a little money saver here. With the recent down turn with the economy, I now live by different rules. Use it up, wear it out, fix it or do without. I have never had new furniture and what I had, I got second hand when I got it and it was all busted down.
Rascal (Tabby)My cat's name is Rascal. He just turned 1 year old. He is a tabby, we rescued him in June 2009. Rascal loves his favorite toy; a simple string tied to the end of a cardboard dowel!
Halloween: Strawberry CostumeUsing red felt, measure the length and width of the child, cut out a strawberry (2 layers). Sew the shoulders together leaving a hole large enough for the child's head
Lego CostumeThis Lego building block costume will wow your neighbors. Also works great as a couples costume!
Frugal Tips for Grocery ShoppingGrocery shopping is not as economical here in Canada, you do far less with coupons, and have to rely on wildly fluctuating prices. I buy only when on special and always buy at least four. I buy the largest sizes (more economical) and keep an eye on your pantry.
Make a "Special" Blend from Leftover Flavored CoffeeLove flavoured coffees but always have a few beans or grounds left at the end of the bag? Don't throw them out! Store the tablespoon or so in a container with a lid.
Keeping Halloween SafeDid you know that 4 times as many children ages 4-15 are killed on Halloween evening as compared to other evenings of the year? Falls are another leading cause of injury on Halloween. Follow these safety precautions and keep safe on this SCARY night.
Layered Nut Gift JarFor a gift, get a clear jar and layer different types of nuts; like almonds, cashews, pecan, Brazil, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and sesame seeds.
Keep Old Vacuum ToolsI keep all the old vacuum tools from all of my defunct vacuums, if I don't give them away. Most tools are interchangeable, an extra extension wand or hosing will really come in handy.
Fixing the Taste of Vegetable Soup?I'm a vegetarian and recently I got a hold of a large amount of mixed fresh vegetables (carrots, celery, cabbage, cauliflower, etc.). So I decided to make a large pot of vegetable soup for freezing.
Transplanting Rivermallow Bushes?I have two Rivermallow bushes that have been growing in my garden for four years. They have gotten huge and I desperately need to dig them up and move them. I was told to do this in the fall, but the bushes have a huge root system.
Ink on Suede Sofa?How do I get ink out of a suede sofa?
Healthy Dog Food Recipes?I'm looking for a healthy diet for my dog. Any suggestions?
Recipe for Campbell's Bean and Bacon Soup?I am looking for a bean and bacon soup recipe that tastes like Campbell's. Just asking for it makes me hungry.
Can Older Dogs Get Parvo?Is there an age limit for when a dog can get parvo?
Will Fleas Harm a Newborn Baby?Will fleas harm my newborn baby?
Emerson Microwave Stopped Working?I have an Emerson microwave that recently became only a big kitchen timer for some unknown reason. The cook function will not work. I unplugged it a couple times, once for over an hour, thinking that it would auto-reset but it didn't. What happened? How can I fix it?
Snuggie Vs. Slanket?What is better a Snuggie or a Slanket? The Slanket is very expensive but I heard it is better quality. I am thinking about Christmas gifts but want to get gifts that are good for everyone. Thank you.
Turpentine Odors on Fabric?Does anyone have advice on how to remove turpentine odors from fabric? My son-in-law accidentally put cloth soaked in turpentine in my washing machine full of towels. Now I can't get the smell off them even though they have now been washed 3 times with soap powder and conditioner!
Plastic Zipper Won't Work?I have a cycling Jersey with a plastic zipper that will not unzip. There is no damage to the zipper, it just won't unzip. Any ideas as to how to make it work again?
Odor Coming from Piano Keys After Tuning?I have a Hallet and Davis upright which is 2 years old. I had it tuned about 1 month ago and have since noticed a foul smell coming from the keys. This is something that was not there before.
Product Review: Snuggie?Is the Snuggie a product that keeps you warm in the winter? When you wash it does it pill or shred? Does it cover you in the back and do the sleeves get in your way when you are doing something?
Chicken Lays Green Eggs?Why do my chickens lay green eggs and are they safe to eat?
Fixing Squeaky Stairs?How do I fix squeaky steps?
Paint Colors to Coordinate With Blue-Green Carpet?I want to paint my walls but all of my carpet is blue green. What color should I paint my walls without everything being brown or tan?
Short Hair Styles?What is a good short hairstyle?
Recipes for a Galloping Gourmet Perfection Aire Countertop Convection Oven?I would like to find recipes for Galloping Gourmet Perfection Aire Convection cooker.
Buying Tobacco String?I have been trying to find tobacco string in my area and I can not find it anywhere. Can you help?
Getting Onion Smell Off Hands?How can I get rid of onion smell from my hands?