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Mom's Black Walnut CakeSeparate eggs. Beat together the butter, sugar, and egg yolks. Stir together the cornstarch, milk, and vanilla, then add to first mixture. Add flour and baking powder, which have been sifted together.
Pecan Shortbread BarsFor pecan and shortbread lovers. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, sugar, butter, salt and pecans. Press dough evenly into the bottom of a greased 8x8 inch baking dish and bake until golden, about 30 to 35 minutes.
Winter Veggie and Beef SoupThis soup tastes good, is healthy, easy and inexpensive to make. In a skillet, break up and cook hamburger until it is no longer pink. Set aside. In a large pot over medium heat, saute carrots and potatoes in oil for about 10 minutes.
Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese DishCook broccoli and cauliflower until tender. To prepare white cheese sauce, melt butter, add flour and salt and gradually stir in milk.
Lazy RoastLine baking pan with a piece of foil large enough to wrap around the above ingredients and bake in a 350 degree F oven for 3 1/2-4 hours.
Glazed Fruit SaladUse all of orange juice and enough pineapple juice to make 1 cup juice and mix with vanilla pudding in a small saucepan. Cook until thick and clear; cool.
Paneer (Indian Cheese)This is a wonderful recipe for paneer (Indian cheese). Pour milk, yogurt, lemon juice, and salt in a heavy based pan. Bring it to a boil on medium heat. When the curds separate, remove pan from the stove.
Savory Baked Chicken BreastsThis is an easy and great tasting recipe that I just threw together for something different one night. My family loved it and were asking for seconds!
Homemade Garden Hose HolderAn easy, thrifty way to wind a garden hose: I had bought many different hose reels over the years, at considerable expense, but recently came up with this idea: fill a bucket with water (in this case, it's rain water), and wrap the hose around it. That's it!
Keep an Emergency Envelope in Your PurseMy family knows if I am ever in need of medical help and can't speak for myself to get the orange envelope out of my purse. Orange is my favorite color and easily found in my purse.
Chocolate Birthday CupcakesThese are chocolate cupcakes I made for my little sisters birthday. I used the cake recipe on the bake of the Hersheys coco powder box, but instead of making a cake I made cupcakes.
Make Your Own Medicinal Chafing PowderDiaper creams are expensive and hard to apply and talcum powder is not advisable due to problems with breathing it. Make your own medicinal powder with cornstarch and zinc oxide powder.
Scenery: Sunset in MauiOn my recent vacation in Maui, we were watching the sunset and I saw this beautiful ray of sunlight coming through the clouds with a ship entering into the light. Had to take a picture.
Ben, Henry and Tammy Faye (Turkeys)Ben, Henry and Tammy Faye Turkey all hatched in Spring '09. They are Bourbon Reds. I purchased them for pets. They like to stand on the pickup hood and look at themselves in the windshield. Sure does scratch the paint though.
Holiday Felt Wall HangingUsing only felt, buttons, and thread I hand sewed this Christmas wall hanging while watching TV at night!
Sophie (Jack Russell Terrier - Affenpinscher)AnnaSophia Marie-Antoinette (Sophie) is 18 month old Jack Russell Terrier/Affenpinscher. I adopted Sophie from the Humane Society of Charlotte in July 2008. I had recently had to return a rescue dog to its first owner and I was heartbroken.
Stamped Tile CoastersSuper easy stamped tile coasters! These make great inexpensive gifts for family and friends.
Pre-cooking Potatoes For The WeekWhen I buy a bag of potatoes, I go ahead and boil as many as I think I might use that week. I place them in a colander in the refrigerator and, when ready to use, I either dice or shred them and just brown in some olive oil.
Lighted Welcome TinReuse those Christmas popcorn tins to welcome your holiday guests and place it by an entrance or anywhere to make them feel welcome and add holiday charm to your home.
Party Games For 5 Year Olds?I am looking for some games for a 5 year old birthday that will be celebrated at school.
Toddler Won't Play Alone?My 4 year old son doesn't like to play in his room by himself. He follows me around most of the time saying hes bored, and he also has a really nasty temper and breaks all of his toys. Any ideas on what I can do?
Washing Silk Clothing?Can you wash a silk dress or shirt?
What Fruit Crops Will Grow in Salty Soils?I am a farmer; I have 12 acres of land. My land is salty and the water is also salty. Can someone please suggest to me which type of fruit production I can attempt on my land? I am located in Maharashtra, Jalgaon City.
3rd Anniversary Party and Gift Ideas?It's our 3rd anniversary this February. I recently had a miscarriage and we are both very upset about it. So, I want to make this anniversary a very special one for him.
Applying Face Shiner?How do I apply face shiner on my face?
Buying a Round Loom?Many years ago, I saw a device that was a small wooden tube with four pegs on on end. It was used to knit or weave yarn and/or fabric strips into a braided rope that could be used for small mats and rugs.
Decorating Child's Bedroom with Dance Theme?I want to redecorate my 5 year old daughter's room with a dance theme. She takes tap and jazz, but not ballet yet. I am looking for decor ideas that can incorporate the various styles of dance, not just ballet. Any suggestions?
Heating a Fully Cooked Ham?I am wondering if any one knows if I can bake a half ham. I have the one that is fully cooked, pre-sliced and wrapped in plastic. I believe the one I'm thinking is Hormel brand.
Buying Buckwheat Hulls for Pillows?I'd love to make my own buckwheat pillows, similar to those used in Japan. They're made with buckwheat hulls. However, I'm having a hard time finding "reasonably priced" buckwheat hulls. I can't see spending a great deal of money on hulls.
Wedding Hair Styles For Women With Dreadlocks?I am getting married next year and the planning is going well. My only problem now is that I can't find any pictures of wedding hairstyles for women with locks (dreadlocks).
College Reunion Ideas?Does anyone have some suggestions for a good and attractive name for a college reunion?
Dry Dog Shampoo Recipe?Is it good to use cornstarch on a dog for a dry shampoo? It's in a lot of dry shampoos.
Replacement Parts for Berg Plaster Mixer?I am looking for a switch for a Berg Plaster Mixer, 100 volts.
Hair Extensions and Thinning Hair?I once had thick shoulder length hair, but I have lost most of my hair and its thickness due to hair extension glue. I have been trying to grow it back, but no results. Please help.
Using a Wood Burning Stove?We recently added on to our home and with that addition we installed a wood stove. I am interested in any tips about using and getting the most heat out of it. I would also appreciate some ideas on making the mess that it leaves easier to clean up.
Bees in House Siding and Coming Down Chimney?We purchased a beautiful home in the country on 5 acres and thought we were buying our dream home to retire in. Every summer we have hundreds of bees that come into our home through the fireplace and vents.
Advice About a Student Loan in Default?I am a single mother who was out of work for a while and the cosigners to my student loan paid about $2,000 during that time. I am now working and sent out a payment to them, but they wanted me to sign a confession of judgment.