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Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip CookiesCream butter and sugars. Add eggs, vanilla, and dry ingredients. Add oats, coconut, nuts, and chips.
Sauteed BroccoliThis versatile vegetable makes a wonderful side dish. Broccoli and garlic are sautéed in olive oil, and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.
Layered Pumpkin PieI truly love this recipe. It's so delicious and different from the traditional pumpkin pie. And you don't have to bake it.
Veggie TacosLightly mix everything but the dressing in quantities according to your taste. Fill warmed tortillas or warmed pita bread. Drizzle on dressing. Fold tortillas taco style.
Cherry Orange SaladMix all ingredients well and let stand overnight in refrigerator.
Asparagus and Tomato Pasta SaladA tasty make ahead pasta salad. Cook pasta al dente as directed on package and add asparagus for last 3 minutes of cooking and then drain.
Dixie Stampede: Cream Soup Recipe Very creamy with lots of flavor and easy to do. Mash cooked vegetables into small pieces. Bring all ingredients, except cream, to a boil. Stir in cream and heat through.
Baked Garlic Mashed PotatoThis is family favorite for the holidays; it is always requested. It is delicious and can be refrigerated and made several days ahead of time. Also, it can be frozen.
Flannel Sheets for a Warm BedMy most favorite way of keeping warm is to use flannel sheets on the bed. Apparently it's a good idea because my two dogs love it, too. I also purchased a electric heater that rolls easily from room to room, great money saver.
Michael Jackson CostumeWow, this was hard to do, I can't lie. This is Michael "Drackson" (as my son calls him). We used DVD videos to sketch the make of the jacket. We bought a 60's style costume and used the little black leather jacket pattern.
Use Shoe Polish Rags to Clean Washer and DryerI keep those shoe polish rags on my dryer. When dust and detergent accumulates, I run it under the water filling the washer, wipe down the washer and dryer and throw it in with the load I'm washing.
Clean Acrylic Paint With Hand SanitizerAn awesome way to get dried acrylic paint off of your hands and out of your paint brushes is hand sanitizer. Inexpensive.
Buying Bulk SpicesHerbs and spices are expensive to buy in grocery stores. I discovered that my local natural food store sells herbs and spices in bulk and it's so much cheaper!
Biscuit QuiltHere is a picture of a biscuit quilt (crib size) I made for a friend whose nursery was brown and greens. They are so fun to make! Just cut your squares (great use for scraps)! The top one should be about 1 inch larger than the bottom square.
Save Electricity with Motion Detector Light SwitchesA good way to save on electric bills, especially when you have someone in the home who forgets to turn out the lights, is to install motion detector switches. These are great.
Zinc Pennies Can Be Toxic To DogsThis is for all of us pet lovers! Just received this email health alert from the ASPCA and found it to be important enough to share! And, yikes, who would have ever dreamt?
Use Pledge For Shiny Painted CountertopsI just completed painting my cream formica countertops to resemble granite. They turned out awesome. The only thing I needed to figure out was how to keep that awesome looking shine on them?
Garden: Pineapple SageThis is the second year I started these Pineapple sage from cuttings. Started in water until roots came, transplanted into yard and kept doing it through the summer. They turned out beautiful, running across the entire yard in front of house.
Fixing an Old Wood FloorMy old wood floors had been hidden under carpet. They were to the point of slivering up through the rugs, I fixed them with cooking oil, tea bags and liquid floor wax.
Mitten Desk BuddyPen or pencil holder made from single mitten. To make face, glue eyes in place about half way down the Styrofoam ball. Poke pipe cleaner in place for nose. Use felt pen to draw a dotted smile.
Controlling Rabbits In The GardenThey are cute and fuzzy, and only too eager to share the fruits of your gardening labor. Nothing is more frustrating than watching your hard work literally get nipped off at the bud. Here are some tips for helping you win the war against rabbits.
Use Plastic Bag for Shower CapWe had checked into a hotel recently when I discovered I had forgotten my shower cap. It was midnight, and I did not want to make a trip out to purchase one and the one provided by the hotel was just too small for my big head of long hair.
Buy Groceries at Scratch and Dent StoresI shop at a scratch and dent grocery store about 50 miles from my home. The savings far surpass the the cost of the gasoline. I have gotten $200.00 of groceries for $60.00 before!
Save Time and Money With Home Cooked MealsTime yourself. Use a timer or regular clock and write down exactly how much time it took to go to and return from the fast food restaurant, deli or pizza place.
Removing Car Grease Stains From Clothing?When cleaning mechanic's uniforms where they wipe their greasy hands; what kind of detergent is supposed to be used?
Removing Agitator from Kenmore Model 110 Top Loader?I have a Kenmore top loading washer, model number 110. How do you take off the agitator?
Pork Chop Recipes?I am looking for different ways to fix pork chops.
What Breed is My Dog?Is my dog a Pit Bull? I've been told he was an American Pit Bull, but I'm not sure.
Greek Smooth Tomato Gravy?I am looking for a recipe for Greek Smooth Tomato gravy. I had one years ago.Thanks.
Bleach Stain on Leather?How do I fix bleached leather? Can I color it in?
Cooking With Fresh Pumpkins?I have a lot of smallish pumpkins. I noticed that all the cans of pumpkin say, "pure pumpkin", so I need some help. What is the easiest way to process those pumpkins for baking? I need the pumpkin mash for pie filing, as well as, muffins, scones, and quick breads?
Removing Jelly Stains from Carpet?I need to know how I can get jelly out of my carpet. Our neighbor's 1 year old daughter got a hold of my daughter's pb&j sandwich. Thank you in advance.
Spa Water is Foaming?How can I keep my spa water from foaming?
Finding a Reasonably Priced Wedding Venue and Caterer?My fiance and I would love to have a beautiful, elegant, evening wedding on an $8,000 dollar budget. My dress, shoes, and jewelry are already paid for. The bridesmaids' dresses and shoes they will be purchasing themselves.
Empty Pop Bottle "Fish"?I would like to know how to make fish out of plastic pop bottles.
Making Norwegian Nisse (Elves) Out of Yarn?Does anybody have the directions for making Norwegian Nisse (elves) out of yarn wrapped around cardboard like for making tassels? I used to have this, but have lost them.
Problem With Little Red Bugs?I have little red bugs in my kitchen since I got new cabinets. Please help me. How can I get rid of these bugs? Are they harmful?
Suggestions for White Hair Other Than Dyeing?My hair is nearly 100% white in front with streaks of dirty blonde throughout the crown and back. I don't mind grey, but the white around the front makes me look tired and washed out.
Why Do Dogs Scoot Their Bottoms Across the Floor?Why do dogs scoot their bottom across the floor? I was told once that this means they have worms, but I am not sure about that. Can this behavior be stopped?
Treating a Dog With Ringworm?What do you use to get rid of a ringworm on dog's face?
Theme for Song Celebrating Church's Anniversary?I'm looking for suggestions for a "theme"' for a song to be performed by children on our Church Anniversary.
New Children's Furniture Smells Bad?I bought a kid's bedroom 10 days ago, when they installed it, and before cleaning it, I started smelling a very bad smell. It didn't smell like lacquer or chemical toxic smell. We contacted the company and they said no one else complained.
Cat Peeing on Floor?Finn, one of my cats, recently started peeing on the floor. However, sometimes he will go in the litter box. No poop, just pee. Before, he was using the litter box fine. We haven't moved it or anything. Please help. How do we stop this?
Where is This Sculpture?Does anyone know where this is or what its called? It appears to be made of stacked stone or rock.I know its in the east, Ohio or Vermont areas. Any assistance would be fantastic.