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Cream Cheese CookiesCream shortening, cream cheese, and sugar. Add vanilla. Mix dry things and sift in. Chill dough. Roll on floured board and cut into 3 inch squares or any way you wish.
Corn ChowderIn large pan, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove bacon to paper towels and pour off most of bacon grease leaving about 3 Tbsp. in pan. Saute onion rings until lightly browned
Bishop's Chocolate PieThis is a copy cat recipe and tastes like Bishop's Cafeteria's Chocolate Pie. Super yummy!
Apple SaladWash and dice pear and apples and add other ingredients as listed. To make dressing, use pineapple juice mixed with Miracle Whip to right consistency as needed.
Nacho Bean DipBrown hamburger and drain; add other ingredients. Heat until cheese melts. Dip Doritos or use as filling for flour tortillas.
Swiss Oven HashbrownsThis dish is a constant request at family dinners.
Hot Caramel DumplingsMix all sauce ingredients in a large saucepan and let come to a boil while preparing dumpling mix. For dumplings: Mix dry ingredients together.
Stovetop Chicken and Potatoes in Pickle JuiceNot long ago someone here asked for ideas to use pickle juice. The question definitely got me thinking. I found one chicken recipe at Allrecipes but didn't like a few of the ingredients so here's my tweak on it.
Frozen Orange Juice JellyThoroughly mix orange juice concentrate with water and powdered pectin in large saucepan. Stir constantly over high heat until bubbles form around edges. Immediately add sugar and stir well.
Fruit And Oats SaladMy husband loves this simple and healthy treat! Right now we have extra grapefruit, oranges, and bananas on hand, but it's whatever fruit you would like.
Chicken Rice SoupPlace chicken, seasonings and bouillon cube in a 3 qt. saucepan with enough water to cover. Simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is done. Remove chicken, de-bone is necessary, and slice into small chunks.
Rearrange Furniture for a New LookShifting things you already have to another location in the house, can make them feel like new again, as well as change the entire look of a room.
Decorating for a Rainbow Themed PartyTo decorate a table cloth for a rainbow party. I bought a round table cloth and stitched crepe paper around the edge in colours of the rainbow. I used this on my round cake table.
Use Matches for Room DeodorizingIt removes (not covers up) all kinds of odors, from damp dog, to doggy 'accidents', to cooked Brussels sprouts without any perfume-y after scent.
Plant Root Ends and Seeds From ProduceWhen I cut the root end off of scallions, I plant them in a pot on my porch and within a week or two, the tops have grown enough to use them. I do the same with any root vegetable and soon I have a free, healthy alternative to buying greens for salad, etc.
Skeleton Key DecorationCreate a simple decorator touch for your family room or front hallway using old keys. Gather a few old keys from rummage sales or flea markets or ask your friends or family if you can get a few.
Use Ice Bucket Tray to Take Breakfast to Your RoomWhen staying in a hotel/motel room, use the tray under your ice bucket to go pick up breakfast in the hotel lobby. I like to eat in my room, especially pre-makeup and hair for the morning.
Keeping Pots From Boiling OverBefore boiling potatoes, pasta, or rice, rub margarine around the top inside of the pan to keep it from boiling over.
Rachael Eileen (Cat)Rachael Eileen is a 2 year old stray- wild mixed breed cat, that I adopted from a stray's litter. She likes to go out onto our patio and bird watch.
Taco (Chihuahua)Taco is 3 months old on Dec. 21, 09. He is a Chihuahua. I got him from a friend about 1 1/2 months ago. For a short-haired, he loves it outdoors and in the snow. He loves to terrorize our older female Chihuahua, LOL.
Colored Lip Pencil Instead Of LipstickSave money on lipstick by using the lip color pencil to outline your lips, then use it to fill in the lips with the pencil. The color stays.
Missy (Pekingese)Missy is a 9 year old Pekingese or peke. We got her when she was 5 weeks old. She likes to chase her tail. She is our princess and we are here to serve her.
Paper DaisiesMaking paper daises is a fun and easy craft for these winter days. Here in Southern California, we are blessed with warm weather and early springs. Many flowers are blooming now and I was inspired to make, with paper, some paper daisies.
Use Recycled Bed Springs in the GardenI really recycle, and that includes taking old furniture apart so I can use the parts. I like getting the springs out of old box mattresses, couches and easy chairs, because I can use them for several years to protect seedlings in the garden, and/or make trellises.
Make a Flannel Half Slip for WarmthMake a flannel 1/2 slip to keep you warm. Cut a piece of new flannel, baby blankets, or section of a flannel sheet. For the length: measure from waist to knee. Add 2 inches for hem, and 3 inches for top casing for elastic.
Film Reel Frame for Old PhotosI inherited these empty film reels from my father-in-law (I have boxes full!). At Christmas I decided to try my hand at transforming them into picture frames.
Garden: Tea Pot PlanterThis is a tea pot I bought at a thrift store. I planted some grass seed in it and during a summer tea party my 3 year old granddaughter painted some rocks for me. In the background is a lattice I built from sticks to grow my snow peas, and some wild flowers to add colour.
Scenery: Abandoned HouseJack Frost's feeble attempt to give this old building new life!
Quick Crochet Ski CapWith the very cold weather everywhere in the country recently, we need to be covering our heads and ears to keep warm. It takes too long to knit a cap, so I designed this the be quick and easy, and crochet goes more quickly, at least for me.
Uses for Old Latex GlovesHere are several tips I have found to use latex gloves when they get a hole in them. Cut the glove fingers off and use them for several things
Basic Bird CareI don't see many tips or articles about birds on this website, and thought that it might be helpful to give some general guidelines about basic bird care.
Simon (Standard Dachshund)Simon is a 7 year old Standard Dachshund and Buster is a 5 year old Mini Black and Tan Dachshund. We got Simon from a city breeder and Buster from a country breeder. Each one has a definite city dog/country dog personality.
Recycle Candy Canes for Valentine's DayHave candy canes left over from Christmas? Recycle them for Valentine's Day with this great craft that's easy and inexpensive to do with the kids. Criss-cross the candy canes so they form a heart shape.
Rising Bread Dough Before BakingBefore putting in the dough, either set the pan in the sun, place it on range with oven on "warm" underneath, or run hot water over the pan until it is warm to the touch, then dry the pan.
Deducting Rent Payments on Taxes?Can you deduct your rent payment on your taxes? I have been told two different things. So if there are people that are familiar with this please inform us asap. Thank you for your support.
Uses for Golf Balls?I live on a golf course and end up with a bunch of balls. Does anyone have any suggestions of what to do with them?
Using TK600 for Internet Phone Service?Is TK600 a good choice for faxing and for internet phone service?
Cake Mix Dinner Rolls Recipe?Many years ago a friend made dinner rolls using a cake mix, yellow I think. Does anyone have that recipe?
Looking for Bubble Vases?My little sister is in the military and I am helping her organize her wedding since she is coming home 3 months before her wedding. She wants a specific vase and I have looked on many websites with no luck.
Discontinued Wallpaper: Laura Ashley's Crackle Wallpaper?I am looking for 1 roll of Crackle wallpaper by Laura Ashley.
Uses for Old Shampoo and Conditioner?Does anyone have any ideas of what to do with old shampoo and conditioner? I hate to just throw it out.
Cleaning Dingy Towels?I have some off-white hand towels that while they are still in great shape, have gotten dingy looking over time. I was ready to throw them out because even straight bleach (as well as other cleaners) didn't seem to make them look clean again.
Making Throw Rugs from Potholders?Has anyone made a throw rug by sewing potholders together? I am going to make little ones for the pets to lay on. I am going to buy two at a time when they are on sale and see how long they last.
Decorating Cabinets Without Painting?I am doing my kitchen in pears, all colors. I am doing my walls a spiced gingerbread. The trim and ceiling will be a brite white.
Diabetic Cookie Recipes?I am looking for diabetic cookie recipes.
Scuff Mark on Leather Sneakers?I got this scuff mark on my black leather Jordan's. I'm wondering if I should use Mr. Clean or nail polish remover on it? Please help.
Discontinued Wallpaper: Graham & Brown, DRP Beige Basketweave Textured SW?I am looking for Graham & Brown wallpaper, Model #12946, Item #147751. It is DRP Beige Basketweave Textured SW. I bought it on clearance at Lowes months ago and had just enough to do the room but then I messed up and ran out. I only need one roll. Thanks!
Removing Black Hair Dye from Hair?I made the mistake of combing through my at-home hair coloring too many times and now most of my hair is completely black, no highlights, just black. I'd like to have some reddish highlights.
Ideas for Crafts to Sell at a Family Restaurant?I am looking for any suggestions for crafts that I can make and sell at my family's restaurant. I am a beginner, but any suggestions would help. Thanks.
Calculating Fabric for Drapes?How much fabric do I need to buy for simple drapes? Is there a basic calculation to account for soft gathering? Thank you for taking the time to respond!
Internet Not Working?What do I do when the internet shuts down?
Responding to a Sadie Hawkins Invitation?We need a cute idea for responding to an invitation to Sadies. The answer is yes, and the question was "Would you put the peddle to the medal?"
Moving a Large Couch Into Your House?I bought a two piece sectional leather couch, custom made. It is 86 inches in length and 40 inches in width. I live in a first floor apartment, where the door is parallel to the stairs.
7 Year Old Birthday Party Ideas?I need ideas for a 7 year old's indoor birthday party.
Protecting Yourself from the Sun?I am going to Hawaii in about 6 weeks. How best do I prepare myself, to be able to enjoy the water and sun, without getting sunburned?
French Manicure Polish is Difficult to Remove?I have a question that I hope someone can help me with. When I get a manicure, I usually get a French Manicure. When I start to remove the polish like I did today, I have the worst time trying to get it off.
Cleaning Permanent Ink Off a Dry Erase Board?I work in the school setting. I 'accidentally' used a regular marker instead of a dry erase marker on a dry erase board. Needless to say, the ink would not come off or what I could remove left a horrible smudged stain.
Harry and David's Rosemary and Thyme Sauce?Does anyone have a comparable recipe for Harry and David's Rosemary and Thyme sauce? Harry and David doesn't make it any more, and I love it.
Caring for a Senior Dog?I am looking for tips for caring for a 17 year old dog?
Masquerade Ball Fundraiser Ideas?I am looking for ideas for a Masquerade Ball fundraiser.
What Breed is My Dog?I have rescued a Husky/German Shepherd mix. Do you think she is more one than the other in appearance? I am just getting used to her and I am hoping she will have the best traits from both breeds. Of course I am only assuming she is a Husky/German Shepherd mix.
Unable to Work Due to a Car Accident?I will try to make this short, I was in a car accident 2 years ago. It was not my fault. I was told by the doctors, after months of therapy that I was able to go back to work. I listened to him and to my friends and went back to work, even though I knew my body was not up to it.
Refinishing Pressboard Cabinets?What is an easy and cheap way to refinish pressboard kitchen cabinets?
Paint Color Advice for Kitchen With White Appliances and Parquet Floor?We currently have white appliances in our kitchen. I would like to change the wall color to more warm tones, such as a burnt orange or coffee brown. Would this look good with the appliances? We have parquet "wood" flooring.
Dog Attacked Other Dogs in Home?Why is my Pit Bull so mean toward other dogs? He attacks them when he can? We got him fixed thinking that would help, it didn't.
Getting a Mockingbird to Go Away?We have a Mocking bird that rules our property. We enjoy the red birds, blue birds and beautiful yellow finches, but this Mocking bird will not allow them to feed at the feeders we have provided for them.
Dairy Pride's Hot Dog on a Stick Recipe?Back in the 60s there was a place called Dairy Pride that had hot dogs on a stick. It was in Mexico, Missouri. I don't think there was only cornmeal in the recipe. I cannot find the recipe or one similar.
Painting Bathroom With Almond Fixtures?I have an almond colored bath surround, tub, and sink. What shade or hue of blue will look good with this?