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Super Vegetable SaladCut the florets from broccoli and cauliflower. Wash and drain each thoroughly. Place florets in a large bowl. Add the chopped peppers, then the chopped onions. Place grated sharp cheddar cheese on top.
Prayer BarsFor first layer: Melt butter with cocoa over hot water; add powdered sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix together the crumbs, coconut, and nuts. Add to the first mixture, mix well and press into bottom of 9x13 inch pan. Chill.
Slow Cooker Zesty MinestroneA yummy full bodied meal when served with crusty bread smothered with unsalted butter and a mixed green salad tossed with a vinaigrette dressing.
Chicken Breasts with Wild RicePreheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt margarine in jelly roll pan in oven. Mix eggs and milk. Measure all dry ingredients into a paper bag.
Snow CreamMix vanilla, heavy whipping cream, and sugar in one bowl. Scoop up 2 cups of snow in a different bowl and then slowly pour the mixture of sugar, vanilla, and whipping cream into the bowl of snow, while stirring. Taste.
Make Ahead Mashed PotatoesThis can be made the night before and my family that "hates" instant mashed potatoes, love these and never complain they aren't fresh.
Hobo BreadPour boiling water over raisins and soda. Add brown sugar, oleo, white sugar,and mix well. Beat eggs, vanilla, and add to mixture and mix. Add flour, mix well. Put dough in 9 (10 ounce) well greased soup cans.
Peach MuffinsCream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg alternately with milk. Stir in peaches. Fill greased muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Leftover Mexican CasseroleA layered dish of one large flour tortilla with refried beans salsa hamburger with seasonings a layer of cheese and a layer of black beans and rice with corn. Add more meat and cheese with tortilla chips on top.
Family: Robin's First GrandchildThis is Trey Jackson. He is my first grandchild and was born February 12th, 2010. He's such a precious little miracle. It's impossible to describe how much we love him and how thankful we are for him.
Styrofoam Finger PuppetChild's finger puppet made from styrofoam ball.
Children's Activity BoxKeep an "activity box" on hand. Organizing one day, I took a big cardboard box and filled it with the things that I had available for children to play with.
Repairing A Broken Water LineWhen you get your new pieces in place, if the water is seeping through the pipe, it is hard to get the pipe to seal before the sealant is washed away from the joint.
Get Your Money's Worth When Buying Nuts and ProduceI keep a bowl of cracked pecans and a dish of candies beside the door of where I use my laptop so it's easy to grab a snack-on-the-go.
Less Costly LandscapingLandscaping can take a huge chunk out of a household's budget, but an untidy yard can really pull the entire look and value of a home down.
Dish Detergent for Dog Prints on Wooden DeckWe have a large, painted wooden deck and two very large dogs. To say the deck is frequently dirtied by their paws is an understatement. My husband had tried several things to clean the deck without damaging the wood or making it slippery.
Daisy (Chihuahua/Toy Fox Terrier)Daisy is a 5 year old Chihuahua/Toy Fox Terrier. I adopted Daisy from the local rescue. She was found scared to death on a busy street. She's been in our family for 3 1/2 years.
Share Your Customer Service ExperiencesShare your business experiences, regardless of if they were good or bad, with the manager or website of the company. Often times you will get a coupon and a really good service person may get a reward at work as well.
Rusty (Lab)Rusty is a 17+ year old Lab. I found him in a car dealership parking lot about 15 years ago. He was covered in mange and starving. He likes anything that involves food and car rides.
Molly (Calico)This is Molly. She is a healthy 7 year old, and was about 2 weeks in this photo. She's a medium-long haired calico. Molly was found by my neighbor when she was 2 days old. Her eyes didn't open for a week. We fed her with a bottle which you see, she took to easily.
Stretching FrostingWhen you buy cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double the size and frost more cake or cupcakes with same amount. You also reduce sugar and calories.
Tips For Eating Out LessWe also were finding ourselves eating out, and not happy about the quality of the food we were eating. My solution for the days when I don't want to cook are:
Insulating WindowsWe live in an older rental home and almost all the windows are singled paned so before the Arctic weather arrived I went to Home Depot and bought 4 x 8 panels of insulation at $8.95 a sheet.
Gatto (American Shorthair Tabby)Gatto is a four year old American Shorthair (Tabby) aka regular cat. He was adopted from a local shelter November 2009. He was a skinny guy with an unattractive skin condition who'd been in his tight little cage for three months.
Use Box Folder for Organizing BillsFor several years now I've used the box folders, the ones that have handles on top and 18 or more slots) some have medical, rent, etc. I put my own labels on the folders in the order that works best for us.
Reduce Odor with Ziplock Bags for Dirty DiapersWhen disposing of dirty diapers, use zip lock bags. Some baby wipe packages are resealable, save these for disposing of diapers also. You can recycle the bags this way.
Planning a Trip to Hawaii?My husband and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary this summer. We would love to go to Hawaii; but don't know exactly how to proceed to make this happen. What are reliable websites, etc. that would lead us to fantastic deals?
Name Ideas for Women and Children's Clothing Store?I'm starting a new business, a women and kids clothing store. I didn't name it yet. Can you help me? Thank you.
Caterers Near Hagerstown, MD?Does anyone know a caterer in the Hagerstown, MD area that is inexpensive. We need someone that can do a pig roast for a luau party?
Buying a House Using Lease to Own?Do you think doing a lease/purchase of a house is a good idea? I am trying to buy a house but nowadays lenders want you to have a high credit score and you have to pay off ALL debts on your credit report.
Getting a Syntax Error Message When Trying to Print?My Windows XP PC suddenly won't print to my HP PSC 2210 printer. I can not print from webpages or emails. I get a "syntax error" message. I can however print test alignment pages, scan, or copy.
Wholesale Food Stores in Missouri Similar to Smart and Final?In California, Arizona, and Nevada there is a Warehouse Grocery store open to the public named Smart and Final. Is there anything similar anywhere in Missouri? No, not Costco or Sam's Club. Smart and Final is used by both the homeowner and small restaurants.....
Dog With Brain Injury Peeing in the House?I have a 9 year old Siberian Husky. We moved last fall and she started running. She got hit in the head in October and had pretty serious brain trauma.
Instructions for Making a Doggie Backpack?Can anyone instruct me how I might make a doggie backpack for my friend's miniature poodle? We'd like him to be able to carry his own water, treats, and "stoop and scoop" bags.
Clay Garden Project Ideas?I'm a newbie at clay pottery. I am looking for garden projects to make with clay.
Gas Cooktop Reviews?What's better a porcelain or ceramic (glass) gas cooktop? I have an electric ceramic top that I plan to replace with a gas cooktop and wondered if the "old fashioned" gas porcelain top would be a better choice.
Removing Red Paint from White Doors?My daughter used red paint and splattered it on white closet doors. I need to remove it to sell house. I do not have the money to buy new doors. Help!
Plants That Grow Well Near Potatoes?I have little space and want to plant potatoes. I have heard they do not go good near other vegetable plants. Which plants are good to plant next to potatoes?
Finding Comfortable Shoes?Two males in our family have the same problem. They both buy shoes and before long are not able to wear them because they are uncomfortable for their feet. They end up buying several pair and changing them frequently.
Name Ideas for a Commercial Supplies Business?I would like to start business to sell green products to restaurants and hotels. I would supply takeout containers, cleaning supplies and janitorial supplies. Does anyone have any name ideas for this type of business?
Scheffelera Outside in Hard Freeze?I have a 15 year old Scheffelera that was left outside during a hard freeze for a couple of days. I brought the plant inside and the leaves were drooping and brown.
Keeping Cats Out of Garden Mulch?How do I clean around the house when cats have pooped in my mulch? Can I put something around the mulch to keep cats out?
Advice for Sagging Breasts?I'm only 22 and my breasts are sagging and very unattractive. I've had 2 kids so I know that's why. Does anyone have any tips on what bra I should wear or exercises I could do? Thank you.
Planning a Ten Commandment Tea?Has anyone attended a Ten Commandment Tea? If yes, please tell me what took place, and what type of food was served?
Getting Rid of Potato Vine?Does anyone know how to get rid of a weed called "potato vine"? It grows, it seems like everywhere and is really hard to kill. I've dug up alot of it, but it manages to come back. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Flea Life Cycle?How long can fleas live without a host?
Substituting Bisquick for Jiffy Biscuit Mix?I am making a recipe that calls for 1 box of Jiffy biscuit mix, but I couldn't find it at the store. I do have Bisquick. What is the equivalency?
Buying One Gallon Glass Bottles for Water?Does anyone know where I can purchase 1 gallon "glass" bottles that I can take to the grocery store to refill with water? I've been reusing Gatorade bottles, but I'm concerned about using the plastic bottles over and over.
Do Dogs in Heat Gain Weight?I have a Staff cross Pitbull and she has come on heat; I am wondering if they gain a little bit o weight when they come on? She has got a little bit of a pot belly on her. I know she's not pregnant, because she is on and bleeding everywere. Can any one help? Please.
Shiny Spots on Wood Table?I got a brand new coffee table and tried to fix a very tiny dent using a iron. I made a huge mistake. It left a hot iron mark and I tried to fix that with an olive oil and baking soda mix. It got a little better.
Cleaning a Cymbals on a Drum Set?My grandson wants me to help him clean his cymbals on his drum set. Does any one know the process, so I don't damage them?
Knit or Crochet Cap Pattern for Breast Cancer Patient?I am looking for a pattern to knit or crochet a cap for a breast cancer patient. It has an eyelet row that you weave a scarf through. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Rootblast Product Reviews?Has anyone ever tried the product "Rootblast"? What were the results?
Buying Christmas Lights Offseason?I'm looking for small boxes of Christmas lights. Can anyone help me locate these? I forgot to buy some when they had all the Christmas items marked down. Now all the Christmas stuff is gone. I don't really want to wait till next year to start my craft projects.
Shrinking Leather?Does cold water or hot water shrink leather?
Locations to Have a Luau Near Hagertown, MD?I am looking for a place to hold a luau in or around Hagerstown, MD. It needs to have an outdoor area as well as a indoor or covered area with a restroom. We need to be able to have alcohol on the premises. It would also need to be open/available after dusk. Any help?