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Tuscan SoupYou're going to love the taste and also the smell of your kitchen after cooking this soup.
Mama C's Upside Down Three Layer CasseroleIt's quick and easy to make, yet a hearty family favorite. Perfect for a cold winter day.
Crusty Topped CauliflowerCook cauliflower whole in small amount of water, about 20 minutes. Drain. Put cauliflower in baking dish. Combine mayonnaise and mustard and spread on cauliflower.
Almond Cherry PastryBest dessert I've had this holiday season. Adaptable for any season or occasion. Presents beautifully and is probably not going to be duplicated at a covered dish event.
Apple OlettaCream together sugar and margarine; beat in eggs and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add to sugar-margarine mixture. Add apples and nuts (It is very thick batter).
Mandarin Orange SaladMix crackers, margarine and sugar. Reserve 1/4 cup for topping. Pat rest in 9x13 inch pan. Mix together milk and orange juice. Fold in Cool Whip and drained oranges.
Pecan CrunchiesThese nutty snacks are delicious with coffee or tea.
Free Tax Filing Through the IRSIf you made less than $56,000.00 in '08 you can file your taxes for free. Go to IRS.gov, to the right is the free link. You pick which company to use. I have used Turbo Tax for years and have always been very happy with process and the outcome!
Caring For A Pet FerretFirst, go on freecycle.org and get a ferret cage by joining and then offering something like a couple of t-shirts, and then request a used ferret cage, that is two or three stories high, or buy one.
Prep and Freeze Veggies for Scrambled EggsI like to freeze chopped bell peppers, in little sandwich bags to put in eggs when I make them.
Craft: Origami Pin CushionHere is a very simple pin cushion. Use the lidded box origami fold instructions and make at least one or the other, top or bottom of the box.. Use a felt scrap to fit down into the box, rolled and snuggly tucked in.
Squirt (Medium Haired American)Squirt just turned 6 on Oct 30, 2009. He is a Medium Haired American. My son found him behind his job during October. He was only 3 days old and I have had him ever since.
Dexter (Boston Terrier)Dexter is 7 months old. He is a Boston Terrier. We got Dexter on the first vacation we have had in 10 years with our 2 sons. Dexter was at a friend's house that we were visiting in another state.
Disinfecting Wipes for Kitchen and Bath Clean UpTo keep my kitchen and bathrooms smelling fresh and germ free, I use Lysol disinfecting wipes. After doing the dishes and wiping the counters, tables and appliances, I go back over the counters, tables and appliances with a Lysol wipe.
Wildflower Preserved In OilSmall wildflowers stored in mini glass corked bottles filled with oil. These were the last flowers in my yard this year. With the ground now snow covered, it's nice to have little reminders of sunny days around the house!
Granny Square Wheelchair LapghanI've made it a habit of taking digital photos of all my completed projects during the year. Starting in Jan. - Dec. 2009, I crocheted 3 afghans and 5 wheelchair lapghans for veterans at our local V.A. Hospital.
Pine Cone PenguinThis cute little penguin craft is just the thing for spending time indoors this January. If you have enough pine cones, you can make an entire family!
Transporting Soup for PotlucksWe have a lot of eat days at work for birthdays, etc. We usually have a theme. Occasionally, it will be a soup theme. The last time we had one of these parties I made the soup the evening before, and put it into a gallon sized zip lock bag.
Product Review - Clorox Bleach PenMy husband picked up the new Clorox Bleach Pen one day while shopping. I followed the directions as listed and could not believe every coffee stain was gone, it looked good as new.
Organizing Shopping ReceiptsI buy several little one dollar photo albums, the kind with clear pages, that you slip a photo in. I use these to store receipts for important purchases. It is really easy to find and store.
Hemorrhoid Cream for WrinklesThere are so many beauty products out there to slow up and even get rid of wrinkles. We have all seen the price of these products. I have spent hundreds of dollars to stop wrinkles on my face. I have the best, I mean the best way, to stop wrinkles, and we can all afford it.
Buying Furniture at Yard SalesWhen looking for gently used furniture, go to yard sales early in the morning on Saturdays. You will usually find more of what you are looking for and at bargain prices. Also not all yard sales are located in the paper.
Use a Cupcake for the Birthday CandleMy mother lives in the Alzheimer's area of a facility. When it's her birthday, I bring a cake for all the residents and staff to enjoy. This year, because of all the flu issues going around I brought the 1/2 sheet birthday cake for everyone to share and a single cupcake.
Scenery: Snowy Sequoias (Hillsboro, OR)This a picture of the sequoia trees in front of the Washington County Courthouse. They don't look very large in the photo, until you notice the building behind them, which is 3 stories tall!
Making Canned Chili Taste Homemade?How do you make canned chili taste like homemade?
Brown Water Spots on Ceiling?I have water spots on my ceiling and I have a new roof. The roof on my house is only 1 year old, and I have been seeing new water spots on the ceiling in the bathroom, bedroom and laundry room. Its not just water spots, it is brown like tar and looks like it is going to drip.
Broken Glass Cooktop?I have a 5-burner glass cooktop and the glass is broken. Where can I buy a replacement glass cooktop?
Game Ideas for a Small Party?I am going to be having a party in 11 days. I am having a hard time finding a good party theme and games. I am only inviting four close friends as last year I threw a huge party.
Buying Shower Power in Bulk?Where can I buy Shower Power bathroom cleaner in bulk?
Saying "No" to Someone Who Asked You Out?A guy that I am not interested in asked me out. I know I could just say "no" but he's already going through a lot of bullying. How can I say "no" without hurting his feeling too much?
White Spots on Clothing After Washing?My daughter recently received a Pittsburgh Penguin jersey for Christmas. When my wife washed it the first time, white bleach spots appeared around the hood.
She doesn't use any type of bleach in the laundry and it was washed with dark clothing.
Pot of Gold Template for Party Decorations?I am looking for a template for a pot of gold, as I am having a rainbow themed 50th party.
Making a Tassel?How do you make a tassel?
Freezing Cabbage, Onion, and Apple Slaw?I have made a lot of red cabbage with apples and onions. Can I freeze some of it?
Science Fair Project Ideas?I am looking for some good Science Fair project ideas.