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December 3, 2009
Spicy and tasty can be eaten with rice, salads, roti or puri. Mix the chicken mince with the all the ingredients till the salt. Make into ping pong balls and fry over medium heat till browned all over. Drain on paper towel and leave aside.
Speedy Stir Fry
As the name suggests, a quick, easy stir fry. Great for leftover turkey. In a large skillet or wok heat oil and stir-fry vegetables for 2-3 minutes. Add Onion soup, ginger, water, and turkey.
Green Bean and Olive Salad
You only really need four ingredients for this one and it's super easy. It makes a huge amount of salad for less than $5.00!
Mark Locations on Fuse for Breaker Box
This summer while having electrical work done outside, we had to find out which fuse was the correct one to turn off. We put a post-it note on the door of the fuse box so we would not forget in the course of several days to complete the job.
Use a Fork for an Easy-Off Milk Cap
If you're like me and have trouble opening milk and other items that have that perforated ring around the cap, here is a simple solution. Simply place one tong of a fork through the perforation, between the ring and the cap.
Iron Waxed Paper Together for Wider Sheets
There have been times where I really wanted or needed a wider piece of wax paper than the standard size. I started thinking about when I was a kid and we made Autumn leaf place mats, where the leaves are placed between two pieces of wax paper and ironed together.
Use Tall Laundry Hampers as Trash Cans
Tall laundry hampers are about half the price of kitchen size trash cans. You can get them for as little as $5 at Deals!, Family Dollar, and Dollar General and they hold a kitchen size trash bag nicely.
Review: GameStop for Bargain Video Games
The holidays are just around the corner. Most of the kiddies on my "good list" don't want toy trucks or Barbies, they want video games. There is a store "Game Stop" that sells new and used games and game systems.
Use Coffee Syrups for Flavor Boost
To give holiday foods a little boost in flavor, I use Torani coffee syrups and the flavored creamers in a lot of my recipes. I use them year round in some recipes.
Recycle Thermal Undies Into Cleaning Clothes
Here's a way to reuse and recycle thermal undies and the like. Make them into dishcloths, dish towels and scrub rags. If the thermal clothing you have is something you are no longer going to wear, and it is in clean condition, and 100% cotton, give it another life.
Pet Odors on Carpet
I looked at all advice given for getting pet smell out of carpet. The most often given advice was to use coffee. Sprinkle coffee on the carpet,. Leave it there, a couple of hours, then vacuum it up. It works!
Inexpensive Electric Toothbrush as a Facial Scrubber
Here's an alternative to buying the electronic facial scrubbers like the Wave. You can use a cheap electric toothbrush.
Strainer for Straining Raspberries
What do I use to press and strain raspberries?
Christmas Cards Cut for Tree Paper Chain
Christmas cards can be cut into strips and made into delightful "chains' for your tree. Also I have made chains using red and green paper from old wallpaper books.
Salvage Grocery Stores in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas
Where are discount grocery stores in the Dallas area?
Cook Crockpot Chicken Breasts For Several Meals
I'm a bachelor and this is a quick way to have three or more meals fast. What you need depends on what you want to make.
Drying and Storing Fruit
How do I dry cranberries? Thank you.
Making Cardboard Box Dollhouses
I have made a doll's house out of small cardboard boxes (not shoe boxes, but a little bit bigger). I have done each room separately so I have 4 separate boxes. Would anyone know what would be a good covering for this when joined together to make it more sturdy?
Repairing Scratches on Black Shoe Heels
Help please. I bought a pair of clogs with, what I thought were black wooden heels. There are white scuff marks on the heels; looking closely, they may be white plastic painted black. What can I use to touch up the white spots?
Homemade Laundry Pretreatment
Does anyone have a recipe for a laundry pretreatment that does not have ammonia in it?
Buying a Lysichiton (Crocodile Tears) Plant
You show Lysichiton, Crocodile Tears in your pictures. Is the plant available on the market? If so do you have a source? Thank You. Ran
Locating a Grocery Broker for a New Discount Store
We are looking at opening a discount store in the near future. How do we locate a grocery broker?
Cigarette Smoke Odors on Stuffed Animals
How do I get the smell of cigarettes out of stuffed animals? I have washed them in hot water with detergent plus white vinegar, and then put them in the dryer on hot, yet they still smell.
Growing New Houseplants From...
Free plants! All these plants came from one original plant! Bromeliads are great for this because they naturally produce "pups" and you just break them off at the base and put the new pup in potting soil and you have a new plant!
Burned on Food on Gas Stove-top
Help. I was cooking rice pudding on my gas stove and it boiled over. I finished cooking it and it left a huge black spot on my stove. My stove does not have grates for some reason, I didn't even realize that it was supposed to until I started Googling cleaning methods.
Christmas: Yearly Family Photo
As a tradition, we have started taking a "Christmas Picture" every year for posterity. Here is ours for 2009.
What Breed is My Dog?
What breed is my puppy? The Humane Society told me that he was a German Shepherd mix. He's about 6 months old here.
Check for Food Allergies If Your Pet Has Itchy Skin
If your pet has allergies and you find him/her scratching and licking and having "hot spots" remove one item at a time from their diet for at least 3 weeks. It took me almost a year to learn my Bichon was allergic to rice.
Holiday Praline Pie
Heat butter, brown sugar, and nuts in saucepan until melted. Spread in bottom of pie shell. Bake 5 minutes at 450 degrees F and cool. Prepare pie filling with milk as directed; cool 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Rotten Berry Odors in Bedroom
About a month ago I noticed a weird sour smell in my bedroom, kind of like rotten berries or something. I've noticed this smell outside before and other places around my block. But for some reason it's really strong in just my one bedroom, but outside the bedroom window there's no smell at all.
Consolidating Student Loans
My daughter graduated this past summer and now owes over $100,000 in student loans. They are not federal loans and they want her to start paying $600 a month. Someone talked about consolidating them, but am scared she will be in further debt. Does anyone have any advice?
Introducing a New Kitten to Your Older Cat
I have a cat that is about 2 years old. He has lost his two little mates in a matter of two months. We have a new baby kitten in the household. I think the older cat is grieving. How long will it take for the older cat to get used to the little kitten?
Reusable Coffee Cup Sleeve
Is there somebody in your family who spends lots of time at Starbucks? Try these earth friendly coffee cup sleeves. Package it up with a bag of coffee beans or a coffee shop Gift card and you have the perfect gift!
Sister Schubert's Parker House Rolls
This recipe is easy and produces an exact replica of the Sister Schubert rolls found in your grocery store.
What is Catnip?
Can anyone tell me what catnip is?
Holiday Cookie Recipes
I've lost a wonderful helper for making holiday and other cookies made from scratch. It seems like I read it on thrifty fun? It had several cookie recipes. Can anyone help me?
This recipe is so easy to make, delicious to eat and a family favorite at Christmas. Combine first 3 ingredients in heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil.
Gypsy (Pitbull Mix)
This is Gypsy. The vet says she is just over a year. She has got Pitt in her, but has a cute bull dog chin. She showed up at a neighbors house about 3 months ago, very sick and chewed up by other dogs.
Ziggy is a 15 and a half years old Abyssinian! I got Ziggy in 1994. He's been a close friend and special cat in my life ever since. He loves to sit beside me when I practice the piano!
Holiday Gifts Ideas for Every Gardener
Gardeners are a varied lot. Some prefer growing flowers and herbs and others prefer growing vegetables. Some follow detailed plans, while others prefer to "let the seeds fall where they may."
Combine broccoli, celery, cheese, egg and pimento; toss lightly. Add combined mayonnaise and seasonings; mix lightly. Chill.
Caramel Refrigerator Cookies
Cream shortening and sugar together. Add vanilla and eggs; beat until light and fluffy. Combine and sift last 3 ingredients together. Blend into creamed mixture. Form into 2 long rolls, 2 1/2 inches in diameter.
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