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Poor Man's CaviarDelish and quick. In food processor pulse olives and peppers until they are in small pieces to spread on thinly sliced ~2 in. pieces of toasted garlic bread.
Company Chicken SaladDissolve bouillon in boiling water and cook wild rice; cool. Mix remaining ingredients and add gently to cooled rice. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Chocolate Oatmeal CookiesCream shortening and sugar together in bowl. Add eggs, beating well. Sift flour, salt and cinnamon together. Dissolve soda in 2 tablespoons water.
Jalapeno JellyRemove seeds and run peppers through food grinder using a fine blade. Use all juice. Slowly boil all ingredients for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Zesty Potato SaladWhen I make potato salad, I cut the potatoes in 1/2 to 3/4 inch cubes and cook the eggs in the same kettle. Cut the potatoes in 1/2 to 3/4 inch cubes and cook the eggs in the same kettle. They both will be done 10 minutes after the water begins to boil.
Wonton Chocolate KissesHere's something different for a fun Valentine treat.
CalzonesThis baked Italian favorite is easy to make at home.
Sand Art BrowniesThis recipe came from one of the Gifts in a Jar recipes that I had made for Christmas gifts. Everyone that has made them has called for the recipe. They all think they are the bomb.
Fish PieThis cheesy fish pie is a British staple. It can be made very cheaply with frozen fish or smartened up for special occasions with prawns or smoked fish.
Pee Wee (Yorkie)PeeWee likes to run, jump, try to catch birds, squirrels, mice, rats or cats, or anything else that moves. He also loves to hang out of the car window. He is like a two year old with wings, but also a real trooper, a very fun pal.
Rubbing Alcohol to Squeak Proof Windshield WipersRubbing alcohol on your windshield wipers makes badly streaking wipers change to near perfect silence and clarity, it makes them "squeak proof"
Protect Pedicure With Old Socks When PaintingOld socks make wonderful rags, but can also serve another sock purpose! Slip on a pair of the well worn socks (but not hole ridden) when painting to protect your pedicure from paint spills or splatter. Just dispose of when done and enjoy your still beautiful feet!
Chompers (Pomeranian/Poodle/Bichon Frise)Chompers is one and a half. He is a Pomeranian/Poodle/Bichon Frise. I got him September 1, 08. My dog absolutely loves his toys, he can't live without them.
Waterproof a Leaky Vase With a Plastic BagYou can make a leaky or non-waterproof container suitable to use as a vase by using a plastic bag as a liner and filling the bag with water.
In Memory of Herbie (Chihuahua)In Sweet Memory of Herbie. He would have been 6 on March 3. He was a Chihuahua. I bought Herbie when he was 6 wks old from a breeder. He was so tiny. He was a pocket chihuahua.
Watch for 20% Off Total Grocery SalesMost coupons are not that great as you get caught up in buying other products or buying more than you need regarding food & then it goes to waste. However, recently we had a local retailer advertise a sale for 3 days, everything in the store 20% off!
Valentine Chinese BoxA Chinese box that I bought on clearance after Christmas for a quarter becomes a sweet valentine box.
Over the Door Organizer for Electronic GadgetsI love over the door shoe organizers. They are great for a lot of those electronic gadgets with their manuals. I use to keep them in a drawer, this is so much easier.
Crossing Guard Holiday GiftI am a school crossing guard and like to observe holidays for the kids. Since we are not allowed to give out anything edible (due to possible allergies), I came up with the idea of handing out pencils printed with holiday themes.
Heart Shaped Pizza for Valentine's DayThis is a great way to share your love on Valentine's Day or any other day. These are cooked Ellio's frozen pizzas that I cut out with a heart shaped cookie cutter after they cooled a bit.
Low Cost Educational ToysThere are many educational toys on the market, but they're often pricey. Yet, as parents, we want to buy toys for our children that build their minds as well as entertain their personalities.
Baby (Domestic Short Hair)Baby is 20 years old. She is a domestic short hair. After my mother died my husband wanted to give me someone to love and care for. We got her from the Humane Society, She was 6 months old at the time. Right now, she loves to sleep more than anything.
Valentine Painted FlowerpotsTerra cotta flowerpot and saucer brightly painted (red, pink, white, purple) and sprayed with acrylic sealer,. Decorated with foam hearts, scrapbooking stickers, pictures from magazines, then add some color paper shred and set a treat bag filled with goodies on top of that.
February Hearts BagThose of you who have made my shell stitch bag will recognize this pattern. It is a variation of that pattern all gussied up for Valentine's giving.
Product Review: Curel Itch Defense LotionI have a three year old daughter with eczema. It's a constant struggle to keep her extremely dry skin hydrated and not itchy. I've tried many products in the past but I've finally found an inexpensive miracle; Curel Itch Defense Lotion.
White Vinegar for Scaly Deposits on Ice DispenserUse white vinegar to get rid of the scaly deposits that form on the tray of the water and ice dispenser on your refrigerator. My mom taught me this trick to get rid of the unsightly mess and keep the area from being unhygienic.
Craft Project: Hershey Kiss Valentine TreatsThese sweet little mice are great for kids to make for their classmates for Valentine's Day! Best of all, they are quick, easy, and inexpensive.
Freeze Bread and Rolls in Serving SizesWhen buying breads and rolls, I put serving sizes in small plastic zipper bags and freeze. When we eat the bread I return the empty bag to the freezer to be used over and over.
Keep Track of Warranties in Recycled EnvelopesWhen I receive catalogs etc in the post, I save all the envelopes. The ones I can't recycle, I lay aside in my "guarantee folder"
Valentine Cookie HouseThis is an easy no bake Valentine house. It makes a pretty Valentine decoration. Me and my son, who is 10, made this one and it is a fun project for kids with some supervision.
What Breed is My Dog?What breeds do you think my dog Lucy has in her? She is around 8 yrs old and weighs about 80 lbs. Thanks!
Crystallized Bleach on Wood Shelf?An unopened bottle of bleach leaked on a wood shelf. How do we clean it up? The bleach looks crystallized. Do I have to replace the wood shelf?
Easy Bread Recipe?I am looking for an easy bread recipe.
Simple Apple Crisp?I am looking for a simple apple crisp recipe.
Using Neroli Oil for Mature Skin?I have read that neroli essential oil is good for mature skin. I know you can't use it directly on skin. Does anyone know what it is mixed with and also how many drops to add? Many thanks.
Does Flarp Shrink?Does Flarp shrink and if it does what causes it? I bought a canister just over a week ago and it seemed smaller everyday. Now I can't get it to make much noise, because it just kinda falls to the bottom of the canister. It is half of its original size. Any advice?
Creative Ideas for Covering a Sectional Couch?I have combed internet outlet sites looking for slipcovers for sectional sofas. It appears this is a niche not yet available. Does anyone have any great creative ideas for covering a sectional or at the very least, the cushions?
Replacing Inner Primary Bearing on 2001 Harley?I would like to know how to replace inner primary bearing on 2001 Harley Davidson.
Dog Has Teary Eyes?I'm a new dog owner. My 10 month old Papillion is tearing like crazy and is starting to bald around the eyes. Is this a serious problem, or will it eventually go away?
Cat is Moping?A friend brought his young tom cat over for me to clip his nails. Not a problem. He spend the rest of the day, tearing around the house with my 3 adult (altered) cats. Now, back at home, he's moping, cries alot, won't eat as much as he used to.
Baked French Toast Recipe?I recently misplaced a recipe for baked french toast using english breakfast muffins. It was prepared overnight and the next morning you pop it in the oven. They really sounded good. If anyone has a recipe like this I would appreciate a copy. Thanks.
Skin Oil on Leather Furniture?What can I use to clean greasy head marks from my leather furniture? Is it OK to use olive oil to condition it?
Registering a Shih-tzu/Min-Pin Cross?I have a pup whose father is a Shih-tzu and mother is a Min-Pin, so he is a Pin-tzu. Can I get him registered?
Homemade Purified Water for Facials?What is purified water? Can you treat regular tap or distilled water to produce purified water to use in home facials?
Removing Melted Plastic from Stove Burner?I melted a plastic strainer on the burner of my stove.
Simple Bread Pudding Recipe?I would like to request a recipe for a simple bread pudding.
Recycled Glass Rod Garden Art Ideas?I have about 200 6-1/4 inch glass rods I acquired through Kijiji for free. They are 1/4 inch thick with a 3/8 inch ball at one end. There are no sharp edges.
Converting a Suitcase into Sewing Machine Bag?I just started a quilting class and thought that maybe I could convert a suitcase into a sewing machine bag. Any tips or ideas that could help?
Indoor Lava Plant is Dying?I have an indoor lava plant. I have had it for 8 month. It began to die soon after I got it home from an IKEA store. It use to have a beautiful bloom, but it has slowly died off.