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Creamy Lime JelloDissolve Jello in boiling water. Cool slightly. Add evaporated milk. Chill until slightly thickened but not set. Stir in pineapple, lemon juice, cottage cheese, nuts, celery, and mayonnaise.
Mukluk SoupThis is a soup I made yesterday, trying to use up things I already had at home.
French Shrimp SaladChop onion finely in blender. Add to bread cubes and refrigerate overnight. Three to four hours before serving, add eggs, celery, shrimp, clams and mayonnaise.
Grilled Tuna and Cheddar SandwichesWarning, these sammies are huge and are messy to eat. Good to share for two.
Steak and Onion PieSlowly cook onion slices in shortening until transparent. Remove from pan; set aside. Dredge steak pieces in flour and spice mixture. Brown in hot shortening.
Green Chile Chicken Enchilada CasseroleMix the first 6 ingredients together in a large bowl. Layer 1/3 of the torn tortillas on bottom of a greased 9x13 inch pan. Layer on 1/3 of the chicken mixture and then 1/3 of cheese.
Kitchen Shears for Kitchen ChoresUse kitchen shears to cut sandwiches, toast or pizza, its a lot easier than trying to cut them with a knife.
Make Purchases Go a Little FurtherThought I would share a few good deals and some thrifty tips I've come up with in the past few weeks.
Reusing Cereal PackagingAfter a box of cereal is done I save the inner wax bag to reuse as wax paper. I cut it to lay it out flat, to use it to protect the kitchen table when the kids are doing craft projects or using playdoh.
Scenery: Snow in GeorgiaThis is a rare thing for south Georgia to get 4 inches of snow and have it stick. I love how the sunlight is peeking through the treetops in the top left hand corner of picture. So pretty!
Cody (Malamute Mix)Cody is 7 years old. He is a Malamute mixed, most likely with Alaskan Husky. We adopted him from the SPCA (San Francisco) as a rescue dog in 2003. He likes to chase gophers (never catches them); play tag when he has the energy; howl as if he is talking with us.
Compost Disposable Coffee CupsDo you throw your Tim Hortons' cups in the recycle or garbage? I found out that they can be composted. So I rinse them out and place one at a time, inside my small compost container, and use them for soggy things like tea bags and coffee filters, oatmeal too.
Using Greeting Cards for ScrapbookingI cut and save the fronts of all of my received greeting cards. These are great for scrapbooking. I use my scissors to cut flowers, words, scenes, tiny birds, holiday scenes, etc. It saves so much money.
Use Cardboard for Easy Craft Clean-UpI save the empty cardboard boxes from bottled water and I place them on my table when I paint or use my glue gun. They are an easy clean up, you just throw them away. No fuss at all.
Recycled Scrapbook Punch OrganizerToday I used the duraweave bag from the Purina Cat Chow to make a recycled organizer. I love reusing things!
Convert Belt Into A Dog CollarA good way to recycle old belts is to turn them into dog collars. Measure your dog's neck, then add 3-4 inches to the measurement. Cut the belt to the appropriate length, rounding the end. Make new holes using an awl and a hammer.
Getting Your Vehicle Ready For WinterKeep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights. This lasts 6 weeks. Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol.
Shelf Scarf from HankiesAn easy way to display antique hankies. Measure the length and width of the shelf or dresser you are making the scarf for and add 1/2 inch in length and width for 1/4 inch seams.
Make Your Own Sachet With Essential OilsInstead of buying potpourri to use in sachets for drawers, use fragranced sewn or knitted ornaments, etc. Just put a few drops of essential oil of your choice onto some cotton or wool, and place or sew it inside the item.
Use Cellphone Camera for Photo of InformationIf you have no pencil with which to write down information, take a photo with your camera phone.
Plastic Storage Box for TravelingWe are fortunate to be able to travel for an overnight stay at least once per month due to my husband's membership in a golf club.
Mr. Grubs (Cat)Mr. Grubs came to my door meowing to come in, I don't know where he came from, He looked hungry but I didn't want to let him in the house because of our other cat. So I took some food out to him. He kept coming back and I kept feeding him.
Garden: Insecticide From Rhubarb LeavesRhubarb leaves can be used to make an effective organic insecticide (cabbage caterpillars, aphids, peach and cherry slug, etc).
Rubber Bands to Organize Kitchen DrawerJust a simple rubber band and no more tangled tongs in the drawers. Wrap it around the top to keep them straight in the drawer.
Celery For HeartburnAfter a meal, my friend took out a long stalk of celery from her purse, and began eating it. She told me that she had been living on Tums since she was young, but had just recently tried celery.
Quick Dry Clothes With an IronIf you have clothes that are still damp from the dryer or clothesline, a quick way to dry them is to iron them at a low temperature, or use your blow dryer to dry them. Just use the low setting.
Cover Leftovers with a Paper PlateWhen you have leftovers, but you don't have anything to cover the container with, use a paper plate. They fit most plates and frying pans, and don't make a big mess.
Merlin Wizo (German Shepherd Mix)Merlin Wizo is a 5 Month old German Shepherd Mix. I rescued him from a shelter in January. The day I decided to adopt him and take him home, the shelter care people assured me that he was completely healthy, they had checked him over and over for everything.
Conditioner and Sugar for ExfoliantWant a good exfoliate that you more than likely have at home? Take your conditioner and add sugar to it. If you like a lot of exfoliator, add more sugar. If you like just a little exfoliant, add less sugar. Use this when you get done washing in the shower.
Paint Colors to Compliment Yellows and Browns?The primary wall color in my home (living, dining, family, kitchen, hall) are all a light yellow (French Sonet). The yellow is very light with a small hint of brown.
Getting Samples for an Interior Design Project?I'm majoring in Interior Design and need some materials for a project I'm doing. I am looking for free samples of textiles, samples of wood flooring, shading, and fabrics. Does anyone know how I can get samples? Thanks guys!
Coffee Can Bunny Rabbit?Has anyone made a bunny rabbit out of a empty coffee can? I want to paint the face on the can.
Paint Color Advice to Coordinate With Burgundy Leather Couch?What color should I paint my accent wall with a burgundy leather couch? Right now my other walls are a classic taupe with a dark raspberry accent wall that would clash with my new couch.
Freezing Hollandaise Sauce?I like hollandaise sauce, but live alone and end up throwing out most of it. Does anyone have a single recipe or can I freeze the remainder to eat later?
Pattern for Crocheted Vest Worn on American Idol?Does anybody know where to get a pattern for the crocheted vest worn last night (on 2/23/10) by the female singer Didi Benami on American Idol? It had a round granny motif on the back and was multicolored. I loved it and can't wait to make one.
Keeping Cilantro (Coriander) Fresh?Any tips about how to keep cilantro fresh and crisp? I try to dry it and it becomes damaged, then smelly and mushy. If I leave it alone (moist), it gets smelly and mushy. I've tried green bags, paper towels, leaving the container open in the fridge to pull moisture out...
Mineral Spots on Windows?I have lime and calcium buildup on glass windows. I have tried CLR and all types of cleaners. They help a little bit, but it does not take it completely off. Is there anything else I can use? Please help. Thank you.
Green Planting Tips?I am looking for green ways to plant my garden, any tips? I already know about paper pots and plantable paper. Thanks.
Shrinking a Denim Jacket?How can I shrink a denim jacket?
Using Olive Oil on Oily Skin?I have oily skin. I tried using olive oil, but I get pimples. What do you suggest I use?
What Breed is My Dog?What breed is my pet? I was told she is a long haired Chihuahua, but when I looked at pictures of other ones, it made me think she was mixed with something else, too.
10 Year Class Reunion Ideas?I need ideas for a 10 year class reunion, I don't know where to start to plan, can you help? This year is 10 years since graduation and we don't have anything set up.
Low Cost Veterinary Clinic Near New Britain, CT?I am looking for a low-cost pet clinic where my Weimeraner can be seen.
Front Load Washer Vs. Top Load Washer?Does anyone have an opinion on getting a new front loading high-efficiency washing machine versus an Energy Star top load washer?
Buying Wholesale Dented Canned Food?I want to buy wholesale dented can goods. Where can I purchase them?
Repairing the Accessory Power Outlet in a Car?The cell phone charger in my car doesn't work/charge. There is a tray right next to where the charger connects. I had put some coins in that tray and a penny got into the slot where the charger is to be pushed in.
Internet Yarn Site Featured on PBS Knit and Crochet Today?Does anyone know what the name of the knit, crochet, and yarn site spotlighted on the PBS TV show "Crochet Today"? The founder was interviewed on the show. Apparently on the site you can catalog your yarn stash, find patterns, learn what yarn works with what patterns....
Ikea Comforter Reviews?We're looking to buy a comforter, either down or down alternative. Has anyone bought one of Ikea's? The price is definitely right, but I'd rather pay more if my $60 comforter is going to bite it in just a couple of months.
Poncho Pattern?I'm looking for a pattern for a poncho, that involves 4 squares of fleece that are connected together using a crochet stitch.
Freezing a Pumpkin Roll?How long can you freeze a pumpkin roll before you can't use it?
Concerns Related to Storing Lettuce in Plastic Too Long?What's the name of the poison contracted from lettuce being stored in plastic too long?
Oven Cleaner Left Brown Spots on Floor?I was cleaning my oven with Easy Off Oven cleaner. I noticed that there are red splats on my linoleum floor and I can't get them out. Any suggestions?
Removing Yellow Stains From Inside Microwave?I burnt up plastic in my microwave. Now the walls are yellow and I cannot get rid of the horrid smell.
Retirement Party Ideas?Does anyone have any ideas for a retirement party? My sister will be retiring from Boeing after 20 years. It will be held at a restaurant, I'd like a few ideas for entertainment, games, and decorations?
Caring for Itchy Ears With Lots of Wax?My ear is always itchy. When I scratch it, the inside makes a squeaky noise. I've cleaned them with a Q-Tip and there is a lot of wax, and there is always more. I've cleaned them so much, that eventually what seems to be blood appears on the end of the Q-Tip.
Keeping Blackbirds Out of Bird Feeders?How do I keep of black birds out of my bird feeders?