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Oreo BallsNot only is it quick and easy to prepare, it is different from the usual candy recipes. In fact, I had never seen it until this Christmas season.
Chocolate And Cherry RingIn a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, combine eggs, oil and vanilla; add to flour mixture.
Choose Your Flavor CookiesThere are so many extract flavors to choose from, even coffee extract, for these oh so easy mild flavored cookies. My favorites happen to be almond, cherry, maple or raspberry.
Cheddar Crust Spinach QuicheFor Cheddar crust: Mix cheese, flour, dry mustard, salt and milk to moisten with butter. Spray non-stick pie dish with non-stick cooking spray and press mixture into dish.
Chinese Asparagus SaladWash and peel the asparagus. Cut spears diagonally in 1 1/2 inch lengths. Cook asparagus pieces in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain and rinse under cold water.
Messy Mock Chicken (Vegetarian)This is a recipe that I found in a book called Miserly Moms. I am not a mom but I do purchase a lot of frugal discount books to get ideas. Many frugal books with recipes are for meat and dairy eaters so it's fun and challenging for me to veganize their recipes!
Red Cabbage and Onion SaladToss together cabbage, onion, brown sugar and salt in a bowl. In a small saucepan combine lemon juice, honey, mustard and celery seed; bring to a boil.
CD Scare CrowsOld CDs or DVDs glinting in the sun make the best bird scarers.
Pepsi (Chihuahua)Pepsi is a 6 year old Chihuahua that I got from a breeder. For fun, he likes to play with squeaker toys. If a new toy comes into the house, he takes it to his box and claims it. We have three other dogs. He waits until they're not looking and then whips it into his bed.
Store Prepared Sauce in Thermos FlaskMake sauce in advance and put into thermos flask whilst still hot. This is particularly useful, as the sauce can be made well in advance before your guests arrive!
Craft: Recycled Cardboard DecorationsRecycle your kitchen cardboard into fashion decorator alpha accents or decorative lidded origami boxes using pretty paper napkins to cover them!
Tissue Boxes for Plastic BagsEmpty Kleenex boxes are great for storing plastic grocery bags. I put a box of them in the bathroom cabinet for use in the bathroom trash basket and under the kitchen sink for the kitchen trash can.
Scenery: Frosty MorningHeavy frost makes everything glitter like magic when the sun comes ou. Without the sun, the softness is mystical.
Saving on Cat Litter DeodorizerIf you love the famous brand of cat litter deodorizer, but it is priced too high, try this:Buy a box of the famous yellow carton brand, mix it with 2 boxes of generic baking soda, and a 1 1/2 cup of Epsom salts, and put in a closed pitcher or container.
Keeping Ice Cream FreshIce cream will keep better after it has been opened if a piece of waxed paper or plastic wrap is pressed against the surface of the ice cream left in the box/pail and then resealed.
Wildlife: PheasantThis is a picture of "Gorgeous Gussy" who visits our garden and taps on the window for us to feed him! He is a beautiful cock pheasant. I hope you agree!
Cat Litter for Bed BugsIf you have a bed bug problem, put down cat litter where the bugs are. Cat litter will kill bed bugs.
Natural Medication for EczemaFor eczema on the body, try putting a couple of cups of rolled oats in the sock of a panty hose and put it in your bath. This pretty much cured my niece's eczema and we had tried every cream and ointment on the market.
Restore and Reuse Dryer SheetsDon't throw away your tumble dryer sheets after one use, just soak them in a little fabric conditioner, leave them to dry and you will be able to use them again and again!
Watch Labels for MSGI recently discovered an insidious additive that almost all manufacturers are putting into foods, and I hope you all begin to watch for it. It is MSG (monosodium glutamate), and of course, we expect it to be in Asian foods.
Cooper (Bichon Frise)Cooper is 9 weeks old in this picture. He's a Bichon Frise that I got in the summer of 2008. Cooper loves to hop. He really does. You would swear he had some bunny in him.
Giraffe Treat CupFun paper-mache animal party favor made from recycled materials. Easy enough for kids to make, too!
Tigger (Maine Coon)Tigger, aka Her Majesty, is a 4 1/2 year old Maine Coon cat, according to the woman I adopted her from. She was posted on Craigslist.com as needing a new home due to the new foster kid, and the teen daughter's friend, was highly allergic to cats.
Problems Threading a Needle?If you're having trouble threading needles, buy some with slots at the top. Just insert thread from the top. The thread won't come out unless you tug on it.
Listerine For Many UsesI found out the other day, when I was trying to get blood out of a white fabric, that if I sprayed it with the Listerine, the mint kind, the stain came right out, like it dissolved the stain.
Jack (American Pit Bull Terrier)Jack is a 5 year old American Pit Bull Terrier. My husband (boyfriend at the time) bought him for me for Christmas in 2004 and that was the beginning of a love story! (For me and the dog)
Packing Meals for a Trip?What kinds of food should I bring on my trip? I will be spending two nights at a hotel and will need about 7 meals total. I need some food ideas (besides tuna and bagels) that I could bring with me so that I don't have to spend money eating out. Thanks!
Delicate Necklaces Tangle When Worn Together?When I wear two or more delicate necklaces, they inevitably get tangled together. Any idea how to prevent this? I just want them to lay flat. I may invent something that will prevent this, but until then, anyone know of anything?
Making a Budget Tracker?How can make a budget tracker without purchasing one on the internet?
Underarm Stains on a Sport Coat?How do you clean underarm stains from a blazer or sport coat?
Fixing Dropped Stitches on Knifty Knitter?What do you when you drop a stitch using the Knifty Knitter? I am making a hat. Is there a video to help see it better?
Supply List for a New Sewer?I received a sewing machine for Christmas and was hoping someone could provide me a basic list of things I'll need to get started. What are the necessary items for a new sewer? Thank you in advance.
Removing Hair Dye from a Painted Door?How do you remove an old stain from hair color on a white wooden door?
Getting a Pet Rabbit?I have a female rabbit that lives outside in our homemade rabbit hutch. It is at least 8-10 foot long and can house two rabbits. I am thinking about getting another rabbit, maybe when it warms up a little more. But I don't know what kind or gender.
House Smells Like Varnish?There is a strong smell of varnish in my kitchen and sitting room that I can't get rid of. I don't know where the smell is coming from because I have not used varnish in my home. Does anyone know what it could be or how I can get rid of it?
Turnover Style Spinach Pie?I am looking for the recipe for spinach pies. They look like turnovers. I have only been able to find them in Rhode Island.
Do They Still Make LaFrance Bluing?Does anyone know if they still make LaFrance Bluing? I haven't seen it in the stores in a long time and it is the only bluing that ever really worked well for me. I think it was made by Dove. Thank you.
Selling Homemade Condiments?I would like to to sell my homemade salsa and my homemade pastry sauce, but don't know where to start or where to go.
Organizing Tupperware and Plastic Containers?We are seniors and my dear husband has agreed to put up the clean dishes. Good yes? But, haha isn't there always a but. When putting up plastic storage containers he just throws them in the area without putting the lids on.
Cleaning Old Kitchen Cabinets?How do you clean wooden kitchen cabinets? They are old and very dirty.
Dessert Recipes Using Phyllo Dough?I would like to know if anyone has any good dessert recipes using phyllo pastry. I have not tried to make anything with phyllo but I really want to try.
Reviews of Cyber Defender?My computer (7 yrs.old) is running slow. There's a cleanup vendor online called Cyber Defender. They scan your computer indicating the problems and then will sell you a disk or something to clean it up for around $40.
Removing Soap from Carpet?I spilled my hair and body on the carpet. I've tried cleaning it water and then I applied talc overnight but there's now a grey patch on my lovely cream carpet. Any ideas on what I could try next?
Freezing Potato Chips?Can I freeze potato chips?
Yardley's Bond Street Perfume?Does anyone still produce the Yardley, Bond Street perfume?
Cutting Up a Grapefruit?How do you cut up a grapefruit? I've been peeling them (like you do a orange) and making a mess at work. Any suggestions?
Recipes Using Cube Steak?How do I bake cube steak?
Looking For Deluxe EZ Bow Maker Instructions?I have lost the instructions to my Deluxe EZ Bow Maker. Where can I print a set of instructions?
Buying Coal for Heating in New York?Where can I buy coal for my hunting cabin?
Substitution for Snow in Snow Muffin Recipe?I recently saw the recipe posted on your site for snow muffins. I am wondering if the person who submitted it is really using snow. What substitution could be used in place of the snow?
Recipe for Hokey Pokey?I was wondering if anyone has the recipe for hokey pokey so I can make it with my kids, because they love it.Thanks.
Using OdoBan?Is it safe to use OdoBan in the kitchen and on tables that you eat off of?
Homemade Static Guard Recipe?Does anyone have a recipe for making a "static guard"? I can't stand the fumes from the aerosol.
Permanent Marker on Trainers?How do I remove permanent marker pen from trainer shoes?
Buckwheat and Applesauce Muffins Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for buckwheat muffins with applesauce. Any submissions would be greatly appreciated.
Manual for Oster Bread Machine #4812?I need to locate an owner's manual for a Oster breadmaker, model 4812.
Magazine Swap?Where can I go on the internet to swap my history and science magazines, even up?
Peppers Falling Off Early?I have some chili pepper plants that are big and bushy and look beautiful. Why are the fruits falling off before turning red? Also, the mature looking green fruits have black almost decomposed looking seeds inside. The plants are loaded with fruits and so is the ground. Please help.
Authentic Korean Recipes?Where can I get a recipe for Korean Yaki Mondo?
Does Sunlight Fade Microfiber Fabrics?Does the sun fade microfiber?
Using Agar Agar for Weight Loss?Is Agar Agar good for losing weight?
Organizing a Garage?How do you organize a garage that is too full of stuff?
Reducing the Cost of Orthodontia?Does anyone have a tip on how to reduce the cost of orthodontia? I have three kids and was just quoted a total of $15,000! Even with insurance, that is way more than we can afford.
Cake Crumbs for Chocolate Truffles?Does anyone know how much a regular boxed cake mix weighs after being baked? I have a recipe for Chocolate Truffles I would like to make for Valentines Day that uses cake crumbs.
Mushroom Stew Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for Mushroom Stew. I remember it had a red gravy and some type of pork perhaps. It was also a little spicy. I enjoyed it at the TP Drive-In in Herkimer, NY years ago. Please help, thanks.
Removing Wallpaper from Paneling?I bought an older mobile home. I want to remove wallpaper that has been applied to wood-like paneling and to the cabinet doors. Has anyone tried this? What did you use that worked?