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Basic Seasoning SaltHandy to have one shaker instead of a dozen. Mix ingredients and keep in a shaker to use on meats, eggs in casseroles just about anything. Once you try it you will use in on most everything. Feel free to adjust the amounts or ingredients.
Chicken A' La KingCook onion in butter until tender. Add milk and soup. Bring to a boil and boil ten minutes, stirring constantly. Add chicken and remaining ingredients and heat thoroughly.
Carolina Autumn SaladCombine all ingredients. Serve in lettuce cups or cabbage leaves. Serves 4.
No Noodles LasagnaFor sauce: In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil. Add meat and garlic; saute until meat loses its pink color. Stir in remaining ingredients, except sweetener, zucchini and cheeses.
Broccoli and Corn CasseroleIn mixer blend together all ingredients, except broccoli. Mix well and stir in broccoli. For topping: Pour margarine over croutons and put on casserole.
Nutty Buddy PieIf, like me, you were a fan of the Nutty Buddy ice cream cones we bought from a cooler at a gas station when we went on family trips, then you'll probably like this pie and the memories it evokes.
Cocoa BrowniesGreased 8x8 inch pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift dry ingredients together into large mixing bowl. Add butter, eggs, and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.
Egg Custard PieBeat eggs and blend in sugar and salt. Scald milk and pur over egg mixture, stirring constantly. Add nutmeg and vanilla. Pour in pie shell, which has been baked 5 minutes.
Ethiopian Beets and PotatoesI miss Ethiopian food so much because there are no Ethiopian restaurants where I live now and used to eat at my local restaurant a minimum of one time a week in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Tick StewThis is an easy, hearty and tasty recipe that I take to the Moose Lodge frequently for potlucks.
Cleaning a Leather SofaUsing a small cell sponge to clean your leather. It will give the same advantage as using a foaming cleaner. Rinse it well.
Cleaning Flexible Watch BandsFor those who love their twist-o-flex watch bands, and for those who might have expandable bracelets, this is a life saver.
Using Less Dishwasher DetergentDo not fill the two compartments full with dish washer soap. The heat and the movement of the water will clean the dishes before the soap is released. So only fill the first compartment half full.
Reuse Laundry Detergent Bottle for Rock SaltRock Salt, used to melt ice on pavement, is very harsh to the skin. For an easy, and safe dispenser, I empty the bag of salt into a old laundry detergent bottle.
Soak Raisins in Liquid Before Adding To RecipeWhenever a recipe calls for raisins, before adding them, I always soak them in a liquid that goes with the recipe. Praline liqueur or rum for bread pudding, apple or orange juice for cookies, breads, etc.
Use A Sponge For Applying Liquid Make UpWhen putting on liquid make up, use a make up sponge because of several reasons: Keep dirt and germs our of the bottle. The "life" of the make up will last longer!
Make It LastThe average oil burner lasts 20-25 years. A car usually lasts 10. Windows have a guarantee of fifteen years, and appliances come with three year warranties. Only a few decades ago, people bought items without worry about how long they would last.
In Memory Of Jibby (Pomeranian/Papillon)Jibby is 7 year old Pomeranian and Papillon. In memory of Jib, who was the best friend and companion anyone would ask for. He was diagnosed with leukemia in May and was given 6-18 months.
Eva (German Shepherd Mix)Eva is 4 months, she is a German Shepherd mix. We adopted Eva from the shelter when she was 3 months old. Eva likes doing agility exercises on her own, runs up and down the stairs while biting on her favorite chew toy (a toy duck) but sleeping is what she does best.
Heart Microwave MittsHeart shaped microwave mittens made from quilted scraps. Make a template for a heart by doubling over a scrap of paper. The heart should be about 8 inches across at the widest part, or wider if you have large hands.
Add Salt To Keep Milk Fresh LongerIf you are a bachelor, consider this: Buy a 4 liter milk jug instead of a 2 liter milk jug. Get your money's worth. When you open it, put a pinch of salt in it then shake. Your milk will last 2 weeks past the expired date.
Salem (Domestic Short Hair)Salem is 4-5 months old. He is a Domestic Short Hair. Salem came to live with us at the end of September. We rescued him from the side of the road! He loves chasing his tail and anything else that moves!
Product Review: Arnold Select Sandwich ThinsGood news for cutting calories without giving up sandwiches! My mother-in-law shared the new bread she has been using for sandwiches and now I'm forever indebted to her for this new way to enjoy a sandwich while still watching my weight.
Make Your Own PillowcasesI can't bear to pay what stores charge for pillowcases, even on sale, so I make my own. With trial and error, I've learned that you can make 6 standard size pillow cases from one full-sized flat sheet with virtually no waste.
Frugal Candle WarmerWhen your candle burns down to the point it's no longer safe to burn or the wick is gone, simply turn on your coffee pot's warmer plate and set the candle on it. When the wax warms up, it produces the same amount of scent as when the candle is burning.
Pet Health Insurance?Since we have pets, dogs, and a cat we need to know if anyone of you have a pet insurance. I know there are several to choose from. My problem is I don't know anyone that has it. I would like any feed back as to whether it's good or bad.
What Breed is My Dog?I was just wondering if you could take a guess at the breed of my friend's dog?
Recipes Using Lettuce?I would like to find recipes for lettuce other than salads or on sandwiches. I looked on this site and found lettuce bread, can't wait to try it. Any other suggestions?
Looking for Smudge Proof Eye Makeup?I am looking for a mascara that is reasonably priced and doesn't turn me into a raccoon by smudging under my eyes. I also want one that stays on all day, but is easy to take off when it's time to do so.
Deleting Linux from My Computer?I am having a terrible time deleting a program in my computer. It is Linux. I have tried everything. I do not know much about computers and so when they tell me in computer language, I am lost.
Can Dog Get Parvo Twice?If my dog survives Parvo can he get it again?
Internet Connection Intermittent When E-mailing
?Every time I go on line to send a message, a box comes up saying I'm connected. Then it goes off ever time I send or get e-mail. This keeps happening and it's driving me crazy. Can you help?
Caring for a Convertible Top?My dad has a Chrysler with a convertible top. It isn't real dirty but the top hasn't been lowered in a very long time. He is concerned that lowering the top might make it break/rip up.
Gift Ideas for Someone Who Likes Fishing?My boyfriend's birthday is coming up in a few weeks and I don't know what to get him. He doesn't like sports, but he does like to go fishing. Any ideas?
Manual for a Singer 2404 Merritt Sewing Machine?Dose anyone know where I could find a free manual for a Singer 2404 Merritt sewing machine ?
Food Cooked in New Electric Skillet Tastes Like Plastic?I'm having trouble with a new electric skillet that I got for Christmas. I have washed it several times and can not get the "new smell" out of it. It's making everything I cook in it have that "new smell" taste.
Snacks for a Dog on a Low Sodium Diet?Our family dog has developed kidney disease. It's in the very early stages and was discovered when the vet did some blood tests prior to cleaning his teeth.This may be due to a prolonged bout of heartworm or the side effect of distemper.
Seating for Wedding Appetizers?We are planning to get married around 6 PM. The reason for the later ceremony is that we do not plan to serve dinner. Instead we will be serving lots of hearty appetizers and of course a proper dessert. I really want to have speeches the traditional way.
Shampoo Bottles Corroding Fiberglass Tub?I have a fiberglass tub that seems to be corroding where I keep my shampoo bottles. Is there any way to stop it or clean it? Sometimes the marks are black.
Removing Wired Smoke Detector Cover?I can't get the cover off my wired smoke detector. It is beeping and I need to change the battery. How does the cover come off?
Painting Cement to Look Like Rock?Several years ago at a garage sale I happened to notice their cement porch had been painted brown and looked like rock. Does anyone know how to paint cement like that?
Murphy's Oil Soap European Alternative?Is there a substitute or alternative for Murphy's oil soap? I live in Europe and get so frustrated when I see how many uses this product has and I have no idea if there is an equivalent here in Europe? Please help.
Repairing a Table That is Missing a Leg?I have a very old 4 legged table with ball and claw copper legs but one leg is missing. How can I add a leg or make it a 3 legged table? The parts are in good shape. I really love it and want to use it. Any ideas? Thanks a lot.
Cleaning a Stainless Steel Fireplace Surround?Our fireplace has a stainless steel surround that has become discolored from the heat and there is also what I believe to be sap that dripped and burned around the bottom. Any ideas? I haven't tried anything except the regular stainless cleaner I use on my appliances.
Sharpening Tools?How do you sharpen tools?
Homemade Candle Wicks?I have been making candles from leftover candle wax. As there are no craft shops near me to buy candle wicks, I have used string dipped a few times in wax. The problem I have is they burn well to begin with, but then they go out.
Keeping Dogs from Tracking Mud Inside?I guess this is a pet/home improvement combo question. I have 7 rescue dogs that live inside but go outside to play and to use the bathroom. We have a very large fenced in yard.
Polishing Wood Furniture
?I have some furniture that doesn't shine like it used to. What polish is good for bringing up the shine?
Furniture for Room With Purple Walls?I have light purple walls in my kid's room. I would like to know what color furniture will go with the walls.
Removing Personal Information from the Internet?Does anyone know the name of the website that you can go to for removing your name and other personal things from the web? My niece is a probation officer and she needs to remove her name, address, phone #'s, etc from Google and other websites that have this information.
Fumigating Musty Books?How do you fumigate musty books?
Cleaning Milk From Upholstery?How do you clean a dried milk stain on upholstery? My daughter spilled what looks like at least a half-cup of milk all over my 3 year old LaZBoy sleeper sofa cushions. Sigh.
iPod Not Connecting to iTunes?Every time I connect my iPod (Nano) to my computer it says that it's not downloading correctly. I have restarted iTunes and my computer but it keeps connecting then a few seconds later disconnecting. It's driving me insane! What can I do?
Dyeing a Jacket?How do I dye my white ski jacket red?
Gas Smell on Suede Boot?Does anyone know how to safely remove gasoline from suede boots?
Cat Won't Pee in Litter Box?My cat will poop in the litter box, but won't pee in it. What could be the matter?
Need Centerpiece Ideas?I need a low cost centerpiece for 20 tables for a Ladies Day Out gathering at our church. The theme is "gentleness". I thought of kites (for the speaker's stage) and those toys that you blow to make turn (the gentle breeze).
Scratch Marks on Porcelain Countertop?I burnt a spot on my porcelain countertop with my curling iron. I tried all the DIY tips to remove it, baking soda, Barkeepeer's Friend, etc. Nothing worked.
Discontinued Wallpaper: Waverly Cranston Plaid (Indigo)?I am looking for wallpaper. The pattern is Waverly Cranston Plaid, in indigo.
Removing Paint from Walls?I have just stripped my walls in my lounge and have revealed green shiny paint. Some of the paint has come off with the wallpaper but the remaining paint looks unsightly.
Christmas Wedding Centerpiece Ideas?I would love some help with figuring out some centerpiece ideas, among other things. But you would like to know a little more before touching on that. I would like flowers in my centerpieces I think. I'm also interested in candles.
Cleaning a Silk Blend Garment?Do I need to dry clean a garment that is 52% silk, 25% nylon, and 23% viscose?