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Fancy Company VegetablesYou can make any vegetable fancy for company by doing the following: Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a saute pan. Slice 3 or 4 cloves of garlic with a potato peeler.
Pumpkin CakeThis is a recipe using only pumpkin puree and cake mix. All you do is mix the puree and the cake mix. Don't add water. It will seam really thick; that's OK.
Strawberry Rhubarb JamCombine strawberries, rhubarb and sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and add gelatin.
Fried Potato CurryCurry that can be eaten with rice or roti. Wash potatoes and boil in water. When cooked remove peel and slice. Heat oil and fry. When cooked, drain on paper towel and keep aside.
Basic CrepesCrepes can be filled and topped with just about anything your heart desires for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a dessert. If using crepes for a meal; chop or shred the ingredients before cooking/heating them.
Thrifty CasseroleIn skillet, brown the ground beef and onion. Add seasoning and tomato soup. Simmer 5 minutes. Cook vegetables as directed on package. Combine vegetables and beef mixture.
Buying Clothing from the Maternity RackAverage US female size? Have a tummy? The secret to really cheap jeans (and other pants) is to look at the maternity rack in the thrift stores! They have elastic tops that will adjust to fit you nicely.
Scenery: Playing in the SnowThere isn't much snow on the ground, but the home park we live in doesn't have too many places for kids to play. As you can see, there is a small hill behind our house and after a snowfall, it attracts many children.
Always Include a Photo When Posting on CraigslistWe buy a lot of items on craigslist and if the listing doesn't have a picture attached then we usually just pass it by. So, when selling something on Craigslist always include a picture of the item you are selling. As the saying goes "A picture says a thousand words."
Year of Birth PlateThis year, for my sister's birthday, I decided to give her something unique. I purchased a 1962 calendar plate (the year she was born) off of eBay. I then found a candle holder at my local thrift store that was perfect for a stand.
Recycled Lacing PuzzleCut a large shape out of a laundry bottle. Next cut an identical smaller shape. Punch holes along border of both shapes. Cut the smaller shape into 3-4 pieces to create puzzle. Provide string with knot on end. Show a child how to line up the puzzle shapes to lace.
Ten Commandments of Human Relations for the New YearI've lived by giving, and receive from others who do the same, so many blessings and moments of joy and it's by and because of these words of wisdom over and over in a lifetime!
Tips For Choosing Eco-Friendly ToysYoung children have a natural tendency to explore new objects with all of their senses-especially their hands and mouths. That's why it's so important to make sure the toys we give them are green and healthy! Here are some tips for choosing eco-friendly toys.
Using Fleece for Top SheetSince it has been so cold, I began using fleece for a top sheet. It is really warm and easy to wash. And my dogs love it too.
Free Denim for Short FolksIt is hard to find the 29 inch length jeans that my husband wears for work and play. I have become an expert at cutting off and hemming the 30 inch to fit. I decided if I had to cut and hem, why not buy the longest length possible 36 inch or longer.
Cleaning Computer VentsMy computer's case has tiny vents that clog up with dust (in addition to the larger obvious vents). They are quite difficult to clean due to the fact that the vents are surrounded by deep fins.
Kisser And Hugger (Chocolate Lab And Black Lab Mix)Kisser and Hugger are 8 months and 3 months. They are a pure bred Chocolate Lab and a Black Lab Mix. The chocolate one is from a breeder and the black one is from a rescue.
Crocheted LapghanThis was crocheted using Super Saver yarn and a size H hook. It uses 2 colors: one solid, one matching variegated. Works up very quickly and is warm without being heavy. This was made for a friend with cerebral palsy.
Uses for Spanish MossHere in Florida, we have what we call Spanish moss, which is considered to be of the pineapple family. This moss can be used in flowers in potting arrangements.
Have a Plan B When Party PlanningMy husband and I planned to host Christmas for his side of the family, which includes 5 children (4 children under the age of 5), and 7 adults. About a month before the party his mother planned to bring chili and I would make sure there were plenty of fixings.
Mugzee Malone (Boston Terrier)Mugzee Malone is 2 1/2 years old. He is a Boston Terrier. We purchased Mugzee from a home, it was a 45 minute drive. He likes to play with his friends next door (two much bigger dogs!)
Litter Box Training a Cat?I'm trying to get my new kitten to use the litter box, but she keeps eating the litter. What should I do?
Training a Dog to Not Run Away?How can I get my dog to stop running away and not coming back when not on a lead?
Removing Crayon from Wallpaper?My lovely 3 year old son is fast becoming a graffiti artist. Does anyone know how to remove crayon from wallpaper?
Micro Fiber Furniture and Pets?I have had a leather sofa for about 11 years and I'm considering buying a new sofa made of micro-fiber.
Recipe for Sauerkraut Balls?I lost my recipe for making Sauerkraut Balls. It uses one can of SPAM and 1 can of corned beef in place of ham. Thank you.
Ink on Leather Car Upholstery?How do I remove black ball point pen from a leather car seat?
Cleaning Marble?I have a marble fire place and over time people have put tea cups on it, and it has become stained. Has anyone an idea on how I can remove these stains and get a shine back to it?
Fluorescent Lights Burn Out Too Quickly?I am having trouble with my 8 foot florescent lights at my business. They turn black on the ends and only last about 2-3 days. Could it be the ballast?
Laptop Key Not Working?My "num lock" key doesn't work when I turn it on, but when it's off the arrows and the rest work. However, when I turn on the lock the numbers don't work.
Saving Money on Your Grocery Bill?Does anyone have suggestions for ways to save money these days? I am particularly interested regarding things like, food, pet products, lotions (dry skin in winter)?
Ideas for Valentine's Party?I am looking for ideas for a kids' Valentine's Day party.
Stain Remover For Set-In Stains?Tips and ideas for removing set in stains from clothing.
Updating an Old Lamp Table?I have a polished lamp table that I want to give a distressed cream finish. How do I do it?
Mango Stain on Clothing?I have a mango sap stain on a cotton/poly shirt. I tried soaking them in Oxy Action soaker, but they are now worse than ever and have gone dark brown. Have you any suggestions please?
Lemon Cookies?I want to make lemon cookies using a cake mix. All I have are white and yellow mixes. How do I make the ingredient changes?
Recycling Old Barn Wood For Crafts?I make barn wood picture frames and when I cut the wood, I have raw natural wood showing. What can I do to turn the wood to a matching color so it isn't so noticeable? I have heard of using vinegar and something else? Thanks for any help you can give me.
Save Money on Your Utilities?Does anyone have suggestions for ways to save money these days? I am particularly interested in saving on power usage.
Fixing a Bad Hair Dye Job?My hair stylist messed up my hair on retouch. From blonde she went to reddish brown. To fix it, she made it either blonde or white streaks to cover it up. I want to go blonde again.
Low Protein Dog Food Recipes?My 4.5 pound Yorkie is on a low protein diet. Does anyone have some dog food recipes?
One on One Activities for Parent and 14 Year Old?What are some fun one on one things my son and I can do when we are just hanging out together? He is 14.