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15 Minute Taco in a PanQuick and easy, what more needs said! Brown meat in large skillet, drain. Add water and seasoning, mix. Bring to boil. Stir in rice.
Mock Strawberry CandiesThese "strawberries" make a very appealing presentation for buffets or as a party food. They are scrumptious and so easy to make.
Cheesy Squash CasseroleMix all ingredients together. Pour into greased pan. Sprinkle with more cheese and crackers. Bake 20 minutes at 425 degrees F.
Lemon Cream Cheese DessertBetter than lemon meringue pie and easier to make. Beat cream cheese, lemon juice and powdered sugar. Add whipped cream.
Tomato, Celery and Barley SoupA simple, hearty soup that can be made in less than an hour.
Rhubarb MarmaladeCombine rhubarb and sugar in large heavy saucepan. Grind oranges including the peels in a food processor. Add to rhubarb mixture. Bring to a boil.
Homemade Taco SauceCombine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for five minutes. Pack in sterilized jars. Be sure to use all the liquid.
Bumper Crop Tomato SaladChop tomatoes, green pepper and onion. Fry bacon crisp. Mix together water, sugar, vinegar and salad oil and pour over veggies. Chill 1-4 hours.
Mashed Potato StuffingPeel potatoes and cook. While potatoes cook fry sausage until thoroughly cooked. Remove from pan and cool slightly. Slice sausage into 1/2 inch rounds and then into quarters, set aside.
Chelsea (Lilac Point Siamese)Chelsea is an 11 year old Lilac Point Siamese. Chelsea was a birthday gift. She is very vocal. She says "Hello" and "Mama." She is very friendly and loves to play with my hair ties.
Bo Buddy (Basset Hound)This is Bo Buddy. He is a rescue but I think he is over 10 years old. He is a Basset hound from his moan to his howl. I agreed to foster him 2 years ago for a rescue group. He was very ragged and underweight and unpredictable, just covered with horrible large scars.
Craft: Recycled Cardboard BasketUse your kitchen empties to make woven baskets from your recyclable cardboard. Open your box down a seam if possible. Cut the sides, flaps or tabs from the two larger main surfaces: front and back.
Scenery: Snow in WyomingSnow storms are dangerous, but among the danger lurks some beauty, one just has to look for it. The drifts are so graceful yet deceiving.
Freezing Cooked PastaI usually make too much pasta when I am serving spaghetti, not wanting to run short. I never know if the child who ate two plates full last week will do so again this time.
Homemade Neti PotI have been fighting a sever sinus infection. I don't have the approximately $20.00 for purchasing this so I decided that there had to be some way of inventing my own little neti pot.
Valentine KissMake these giant candy "kisses"; ahead of time for all of your favorite Valentines!
Buy Cheap Prepaid Phone To Replace Broken Cell PhoneDid you ever notice that a cell phone plan/contract is 2 years and the phone only works for a year? Instead of spending a ton of money to buy a new phone, buy a Go phone (prepaid phone) for $15-$20. DO NOT have it activated.
Greening Up Your Sports EquipmentWhat is the environmental impact of your favorite sport? The energy and resources used to light and heat facilities, mow the greens, or to make the clothing and equipment, are hard to measure and control.
Link: ASPCA Top 10 Pet Poisons of 2009Thought I should share the ASPCA's top 10 pet poisons of 2009 to help everyone keep their fur babies happy and healthy!
Homemade Muffins for BreakfastFind a good basic muffin recipe and play with it. Experiment with different kinds of flour or combinations of flour. Use different nuts, fruits, coconut, spices, etc. Freeze the baked muffins and warm one a day in the microwave for breakfast.
Memorial Glass BlockI recently made a memorial block for the family of a lady in my Sunday School class who had passed away. I got sick of paying too much money for a few flowers that died in a few days.
Use Glow in the Dark Paint Around the HouseTo make it easier to get around in the dark, I took some glow-in-the-dark paint (or you could use glow-in-the-dark decals) and put some around each door handle in the house. I also put just a couple of glow-in-the-dark decals on my sliding glass doors.
Roxy (Border Collie-Husky)Roxy is 8 years old, she was born September 11, 2001 and she has been rocking our world ever since. She is a Border Collie and Husky. We saw her the day she was born and brought her home 5 weeks later.
Removing Stains From Cleaner On Bathroom MirrorThe toothpaste on the mirror worked great to remove spatter from cleaning agents off my mirror. I tried using vinegar, glass cleaner, and Clorox wipes to remove the spots but neither worked.
Use Perfume to Freshen Your HomeI like new perfumes, some guys follow the trendy colognes. Regardless before the bottle is empty, I am onto a new fragrance. There is usually a good bit left in the bottle and I don't want to throw it out!
Preparing ArtichokesI've always simply cut the stems off of artichokes and boiled them in water until tender but I came across this "how to prepare artichokes" link and it would be so much easier to eat them hot by preparing this way before cooking!
Organizing With Egg CartonsI live in a city where the 60 eggs I buy come with a clear plastic protective cover. If yours does, you will find this an invaluable organizer for all things small. This one has pins, beads, buttons, and more.
Keeping Track of Storage LocationsI do pretty good at organizing, I have labeled bins in the garage, etc. But as I get older I have trouble remembering where I put items around the house, so I created a folder in my email called "Storage Locations".
Jessie Jaynes (Shih Tzu)Jessie Jaynes turned two in October. He is a Shitzu. I got him by a chance encounter with a stranger whose best friend had a purebred she had flown in from Iowa but because of work and small children she didn't have time to care for her.
Washing an Autographed Shirt?My 10 year old grandson went to a local college basketball game and all the cheerleaders signed his T-shirt. Is there any way to seal the writing so it doesn't come off in the wash?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Anaglypta #RD4021, Maple Leaf?I am looking for a discontinued Anaglypta wallpaper. I believe it is pattern number RD4021. It is a maple leaf repeated over and over. If you know of a source, please advise. Thanks.
Permanent Marker on Computer Monitor Screen?My 3 year old daughter decided to get artistic with a black Sharpie permanent marker! I freaked because it was on a LCD computer monitor which has a plastic screen. After reading some of the suggestions, I tried non-acetone nail polish remover.
Oven Not Heating Up Properly?My oven will only heat up to 300 degrees, even when the digital gauge is set to the 550 degree maximum.
Using Leftover Hot Dog Buns?I have been given a lot of hamburger and hot dog buns. I passed on as many as I could give away. I have made bread crumbs, croutons, cinnamon toast, and dried bread cubes for stuffing, as well as bread pudding, and I have used them for sandwiches of all kinds.
Peppermint Tea for Getting Rid of Mice?Will peppermint tea get rid of mice?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Laura Ashley's Colourwash Pumpkin?Discontinued wallpaper request: I am trying to find a few rolls of Laura Ashley's Colourwash Pumpkin. Any help will be much appreciated.
Recipe for Whole Grain Pie Crust?I've been scared to try making a whole grain pie crust for years, after my astronomy professor told me his horror stories with it. But, I'd really like to know how to do this, as whole grains are better for health.
Cleaning Window Chalk Off Car Interior?Does anybody no how to clean window chalk off of seats in a car and off the ceiling in a car? Please help.
Can Skin Oil From Dog Paws Fade a Leather Couch?I was told that the oil from my little dog's paws can cause the color of my leather couch to wear away. I was told that by a repair man from the company from which we bought the set. Is that true?
Baby Bliss Flat Iron for Frizzy Hair?I was thick, frizzy hair. Whenever I iron my hair, it gets all coarse, and even frizzier, with little hairs sticking out. I was wondering if the Baby Bliss flat iron would work for this type of hair.
Cleaning and Waxing Business Name Ideas?What is a great name for a cleaning and waxing company with BB in it?
Vitamin B And Fish Oil for Shingles Relief?How often do you take vitamin B12 and fish oil for shingles pain relief?
Cardboard Box Pre-planted Garden?I am thinking of a pre-planted garden in a cardboard box. How might that work?
Hard Water Stains on Drinking Glasses?I wanted to serve better looking glasses, in Nebraska we have the hardest water! So once a month, I fill my dish washer with one cup vinegar, and place my drinking glasses into the dish washer and let it run.
Eliminating Sugar from My Diet?Sugar leads to cavities. In simple form, I want to get rid of sugar in my house and not have it come back. In very simple terms what do I look for and do? I want to be proactive in not having sugar around.
Craft Gift Ideas for a Boyfriend?Can anyone give me some crafty ideas to surprise my boyfriend? I already made him a surprise that he loved, but I want some more ideas.
Canning Fresh Salsa?What are the benefits of canning salsa? How long does it generally stay good for?
Painting Kitchen with Tan Tile and Brown Cabinets?What would be a good color to paint your kitchen wall, when your cabinets are brown and your tile floor is a tan color?
Homemade Toffee?How do I make toffee?
Difficulty Removing Nails from Wood?My bedroom windowsills have had nails driven into them, too flush with the wood to remove them with the hammer head thingy. It looks like the previous owners might have nailed heavy plastic on the inside windows, with remnants of plastic left around some of the nails.
Recipe for Treating Dry Sun Damaged Skin?I'm after a recipe for an exfoliant and bleach treatment. It must be a user-friendly and home-made beauty product for my face, neck, and upper chest area.
Clearing a Sluggish Sink?How can one clear an extremely slow bathroom sink drain without using caustic chemicals?
Cutting Heating Costs for a Trailer?My husband and I spend the winters in the southern states, living in a travel trailer. We have a string of days where the weather is very cool and that is when I do my cooking and baking, enough to get us by for several days' meals.
Accessing Slingo on New Computer?My computer crashed and I lost access to the game Slingo. Can I have it installed in my new computer?
Financial Liability for an Auto Accident?A friend was at fault in a fender bender. My friend doesn't have any money to spare and is $200 late on her rent already. The lady she hit turned it in to the police of course, as is the law, but she doesn't have really much damage. The damage estimate is for $1000 dollars.
Helping My Husband Match His Clothing?Can I get some ideas on how to organize my husband's dress shirts and pants so he knows what goes with what. He is color blind so is not good at matching shirt and pant colors.
Low-Cost Vets Near Riverside, CA?My pet may have broken his leg. Where is there a low cost/no cost vet?