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Beef and Rice SkilletLightly brown meat in margarine in large skillet. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Meanwhile, thinly slice onion and green pepper; add to skillet.
Brown Sugar PuddingBoil brown sugar and 2 cups water for 10 minutes. Add the butter and put in greased pan. Mix remaining ingredients and pour into the syrup. Do not stir.
Sugar Spice MixA combination of sugar and spices that can be used for topping bagels, oatmeal, toast, etc. Inexpensive and tasty/easy to make/has many uses/would make a great gift.
Stuffed Baked PotatoesCut potatoes in half and scoop out and mash potato. Add rest of ingredients to potato and mix well. Pile into potato skins and broil until browned.
Cranberry Apple DelightI grew up with this recipe, and to me it's just not Fall unless I cook this delicious dish. Oh, help me, I can eat a whole pan of it by myself.
Greek Lentil SoupI love lentil soup! Here's the one I came up with from trying various recipes. I call it Greek Lentil Soup because some of the ingredients are those that my Papa would have used.
Chicken StripsI like to do a "batch" of these up at one time, then use them in different ways for several days. I might use them in wraps, stir fries, salads, Caesar salad, my husband likes them with good old fries.
Deer and Rabbit DeterrentIf you are troubled by deer or rabbits eating plants in your garden, try my foolproof remedy. After a lot of experimenting, I came up with this easy and inexpensive spray.
Gift Bags Instead of Wrapping PaperThe bags can be used over and over, in fact in our family it's fun to go to a party and see a bag you bought being used again. I have started to give gifts in the reusable grocery bags.
Faux Caramel AppleThis realistic looking caramel apple is beautiful on display. You will have everyone thinking it's the real thing.
Pringles Can Backpack OrganizerHow many times has your child come home with precious art work smashed or torn from being stuffed inside a backpack? Let your child make a backpack organizer out of a used Pringles can.
Take Advantage of Theater Preview and Community NightsStart planning now for upcoming holiday events. Take advantage of local theatre's preview and community nights. You get the same performances at deeply discounted prices.
Howlie and Lilly (Bassett Hounds)This is Howlie and her sister, Lilly. They are 22 months old Basset Hounds. I received Howlie in December of 2007 at six weeks old. I received Lilly when she was 6 months old in June of 2008. I got both of them from my son. He has the Mama and Daddy and their other sister.
Use Kerosene to Clean WrenchesFor the home DIY mechanic: to clean the grease from your wrenches, use a rag dampened with kerosene. Not only will it remove all the grease and grime, but kerosene leaves a very light oil coating, even when wiped dry.
Guilmon (Digimon) CostumeI purchased 4 yards of red felt, 1 yard of black felt, 1 yard of white felt, and 1 yard of grey felt as well as some foam. I also got some elastic (for the waist) and sat down to try to figure it out, without a pattern....
Patching Chipped Enamel Around Tub DrainThere is chipped enamel around the drain in my tub. I have tried to cover it with enamel paint meant for that from the hardware store, but it's expensive and wears off.
Scenery: DominicaThis was taken during our cruise to the Caribbean last winter. We were touring Dominica and stopped for a photo of this stream. As the weather was hot and humid, the cool, rushing water and shade from the trees was very welcome.
Classic Horror Movie Trivia GameThis is a great Halloween game that can be played by adults or teenagers at your next Halloween Party. Copy and paste the questions with their options into a word document.
Alternate Direction When Stacking ClothesWhen you stack any type of clothing in drawers, alternate the direction. For example, when folding tee shirts, place one in normal position but top it with another folded tee shirt that is turned around. In other words, that top of the tee shirt should be at the bottom.
Buttermilk for Septic SystemFor those of you on septic tanks; I had to have my tank pumped out last year. The guy who did the work, told me that instead of buying the expensive bacteria products, to pour a half gallon of buttermilk down the drain once a month and it would do the same thing!
Halloween: Mermaid CostumeArrange seashells to bust of dress and glue accordingly. Outline with sequined trim. Sketch tail outline on cardboard and cut. Cover with old pillowcase. Outline with sequined trim.
Halloween: Elevated Ghost CostumeHi from Canada! Halloween is bigger than Christmas here in Quebec, Canada, and the costumes are wonderfully unique.
Removing Skunk Smell from HouseWe called the Erie police! We thought our dog had been sprayed by pepper spray! We thought someone had intruded our back yard and the intruder sprayed the dog! The smell smelled like burning chemicals so we knew no better! Now we do.
Gracie (Jack Russell Terrier/Beagle)Gracie is 10 months and a Jack Russell Terrier/Beagle. We found her on Petfinder and Craigslist. She and her siblings were in a shelter and they (plus other dogs) were due to be put down within the next few days.
Recycled Halloween WindsockMake a Halloween witch or ghost windsock decoration using recycled milk jugs, plastic bags, and stuff you have around the house! Super easy. Weather-proof too!
Mini ScarecrowsI run an after school program. For a group contest we made mini scarecrows out of my two year old's clothes. The kids stuffed them with newspaper an used balloons for heads.
Alex (American Shorthair/Splotched Tabby Mix)Alex is 1 year old and an American ShortHair/Splotched Tabby Mix. Copper (our dog) was barking in the new barn. My brother when in to find out what it was. My mom went in as my brother went behind the bales, and low and behold, a kitten walked out!
Use Plastic Bag to Toss SaladWhen my family and I make a salad we put in into a plastic bag (we use the ones that we put our veggies or fruit in at the grocery store). Put on dressing and shake up the bag this get all the dressing every piece and you use up less dressing.
Garden: Volunteer GourdThe seed that started this plant was dropped in front of our hay rake and started growing. It climbed up our rose and grew quite large! You can see a small gourd growing if you look closely!
100 Calorie Snack PacksWhy spend hard earned money on pre packaged 100 calorie snacks? Here are some you can package yourself and always have ready for yourself or your kids' lunch box. Each of these will fit into a small snack zip lock bag which I buy at my local dollar store.
Remove Zippers Before Discarding Coats and Sleeping BagsBefore you through out an old coat or sleeping bag, remove the zippers. The last time I had to replace a coat zipper, the zipper was almost the price of a new coat.
Pringles Can Hair Accessories OrganizerCover Pringles can with contact paper or wrapping paper that would match your bedroom or bathroom. We use one as a hair scrunchy holder and store hair clips, etc. inside.
Removing Sharpie from Leather Shoes?My friend just got blue Sharpie permanent marker on my white leather Puma shoe. And I really need to know how to get the permanent marker out. Please help.
Keeping Copperhead Snakes Out of My Yard?I'm having problems with baby copperheads. Just this month I've found three. One of them got into my house. I've lived in the same house for 3 years and never had this problem before. I read that this is the month that they should be hibernating.
Freezer Stopped Running?My GE freezer, model FUF14DPGRWH, ran for 2 to 3 hours before turning off.
Smoke Detectors Beep When the Temperature Drops?I don't know the name of my smoke detectors, but they begin to beep when the temperature is cooler in the house. The batteries are good. Why would this happen and can you help me? Thanks.
Removing Monster Glue from Carpet?How do you remove Monster glue from carpet?
Cost of Chimney Cleaning?What is a "decent" quote or price for having a chimney cleaned?
Reusing Motor Oil?Has anyone tried to pour waste oil from tractors or automobiles into a newspaper log roll and let it soak in? I would think for a wood stove it would be a way to recycle oil as well. What are your thoughts? Would it burn too hot?
Couch Seems Too Big for Room?I recently got a new sectional (my husband really wanted a sectional.) I have a great room which includes kitchen, dining room, and living room. I have no choice, but to place this sectional in the middle of open floor against no walls.
Safely Moving a Stove?I am preparing to move a stove for my daughter. It will take 2 1/2 hours. Is it OK to lay a stove on its back? I didn't know if is was like a refrigerator and they must be carried upright at all times. Any professional movers out there? I would appreciate your advice.
Getting Rid of Dead Rodent Odor in Wall?I think a mouse has died in the wall. How long does it take for the smell to go away or is there something I can use to make smell go away?
Considering an Eskimo/Shepherd Mix?Is an Eskimo/Shepherd a good breed? What are they like?
Crockpot Meatballs?Does anyone have a quick recipe for meatballs in a crockpot? In essence of saving time, I am going to buy the frozen ones and cook in some type of sauce. Any sauce suggestions?
Homemade Baby Products?I am looking for someone that might know how to make baby lotions, shampoos, diaper cream and/or pregnancy belly butter? Any recipes or directions will be greatly appreciated.
Using Doilies and Dresser Scarves in Craft Projects?I collect crochet doilies and embroidered dresser scarves. I am looking for websites and suggestions for recycling/reusing them in craft projects. Thanks.
Making Crackle Glass for Crafts?I have an old costume jewelry Christmas tree, framed on velvet. I would like to know how to crackle the glass or break up glass bottles for the tree. Any suggestions?
Removing Stiffness from New Clothing?I need help getting the stiffness out of a new shirt? What should I use to wash it?
George Foreman GGR50B Indoor/Outdoor Electric BBQ Grill Lids?I need a replacement lid for the George Foreman electric BBQ grille.
Removing Hard-Water Stains Inside Dishwasher?How do I remove hard-water build up on dishwasher walls, from well water?