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Asian Pork Lettuce WrapsRinse whole lettuce leaves and carefully pat dry. Set aside. In a medium skillet over high heat, brown the pork in vegetable oil, stirring often and reducing the heat to medium, if necessary. Drain, and set aside to cool.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal CakeAdd boiling water to oatmeal. Let stand 10 minutes. Add brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, and margarine. Stir until margarine is melted.
Onion SaladPeel onions, slice and pull apart. Boil vinegar, water, sugar, and salt slightly. Pour over onions while boiling hot. Cover and leave in refrigerator overnight.
Zucchini TostadosIn 1 quart microwavable casserole, combine zucchini, onion, mushrooms, celery, and green pepper. Microwave on high 7-8 minutes until veggies are tender-crisp. Drain.
Grapes With Cream SaladWhip Dream Whip, sugar, vanilla and milk together and set aside. Soften cream cheese and whip slightly. Mix in mayonnaise and pineapple juice. Add drained pineapple chunks.
Baked Asiago Crusted TilapiaCheese crusted fish with a very delicious and tangy flavor that makes your mouth ting.
Frosted Cranberry SquaresDrain the pineapple and reserve the juice. Add water to make 1 cup, heat until mixture is boiling. Dissolve the jello in the boiling liquid. Cool. Stir in ginger ale slowly. Chill until partly set.
Pumpkin PieSlightly beat eggs. Add spices, salt, and sugars; blend. Add pumpkin and stir till blended. Add evaporated milk and blend all by hand. Enough filling for a 10 inch pie pan.
Buy Gift Cards to Save for a Large PurchaseOne way to save for items such as appliances is to buy gift cards. I am soon planning on replacing my dryer, and each month I am buying a gift card to go towards it. We buy all our appliances at Lowe's, so I am buying a $25-$50 card each month.
Fill Soup Bone with Dog TreatsWhat to give your dog to occupy them, while your a way from home. Go to the meat department, get a beef soup bone. Take it home and boil it. After it cools, take out the marrow. This it good for Rover too, but the hollow bone it what you want.
Cereal Box Liner for Child's Craft SurfaceI use the cereal box liners as a protective surface when children are painting or gluing. Open the bag up on the seam so that you have a good size surface.
Browning (Boxer/Hound)Browning is a 4 year old Boxer/Hound. We got him as a 6 week old puppy from a rescue shelter, 4 years ago. Browning loves to track scents of anyone or anything, people or animals.
Use Lecithin for Non-Stick Cooking SprayIn search of ways to save money, I have run across liquid lecithin. This is good for making non-stick cooking spray by combining half liquid lecithin and half grape seed oil and flavoring with imitation butter, to taste.
A Drinking Straw for Dust BunniesWhen those dust bunnies got ahead of me under my refrigerator I could never get to them back behind the grates. Well no more, I taped about one inch of a large drinking straw to the inside of the long slender attachment for my vacuum leaving the rest of the straw sticking out.
Royal Flush PinA pin that proves poker isn't just for the guys! With the Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten of all the four suites separated from the deck, you can make 4 pins out of just these five cards.
Gypsy (Russian Blue and Maine Coon)Gypsy is 10 months old. I think he is part Russian Blue and Maine Coon. I got him last summer from the local SPCA. He likes to lay close to daddy, play with his toys and his big sister Angel, a deaf blue healer mix (they are best buddies).
Uses for Recycled Zip Lock BagsI get my cheese sliced in these wonderful zip locks. Their unique shape got me to thinking that I can use them for other things besides food. Once they are cleaned and dried you can use for many uses.
Garden Frog BirdfeederWe feed all the birds year round. Most stay, even the hummers in our mild climate. We are rewarded with lovely bird songs. Now if we could only figure out how to get them to use a sandbox.
Make Your Own Custom Curtain RodsI was searching everywhere for short (15 inch) curtain rods to use on either side of a large window (instead of having a large rod that would remain bare in the middle).
Freeze Recipe Ingredients TogetherMy best tip for me is to have all the ingredients for a dish all in a bag. I freeze onion, green peppers, celery and okra in a bag along with chicken cubes. Toss in a pot with chicken broth, garlic. canned tomatoes and you have soup, serve with rice that has been frozen.
Stand Mixer CoverLiving in a small home, my stand mixer has to be left out on the counter. To make it sort of blend in, I made a cover out of a towel.
Cut Open Bottle to Get Every Bit of SauceIt is very difficult to get the last of the sauce out of the plastic sauce bottle even though it is stored upside down. I cut off the top with a scissors and get about a teaspoonful of extra sauce out of it!
Interchange Beeswax and Paraffin in Beauty RecipesI myself am searching for recipes to use paraffin. It can be found easily at any Walmart, drugstore, Bi mart, etc. But searching under "recipes with paraffin gives a lot of information to use for paraffin in bath.
Plastic Bottle "Birdfeeder"Any plastic bottle (like Ocean Spray juices) or laundry soap container will work. Drill small hole in top (screw on top), cut two window opening on sides of container for birds to enter. drill small holes through bottom for rain water to escape.
More Room in Your Recycling BinMake more room in your recycling bin! Step on your 2 litre plastic bottles to remove most of the air and then put the cap back on the bottle.
Shine Silver With RhubarbBring up the shine on silver by rubbing with a piece of rhubarb.
Removing Ball Point Pen From LeatherTry hairspray! I had a blue pen and the ink went on my fingers. I went to push the stool in and it went on the stool. I tried Jif, bleach and alcohol, they all didn't work. When it came to hairspray, it came straight off with just one wipe down.
Reusing Styrofoam Food ContainersMy local grocer has wonderful soup, we sometimes buy 3 a week. They come in a 2 cup Styrofoam container with plastic lid. I've been recycling them and use as leftover containers. It's the perfect size for too much to throw out but not enough to waste a baggie on.
"Squeeze My Cheeks" Santa Pattern?Does anyone know where I can get a pattern for the Santa kiss ornament? You squeeze his cheeks and he will give you a candy kiss. Thanks.
How to Dry and Sweeten Coconut Meat?Does anyone know how to sweeten and dry coconut meat?
Growing Thick Hair?I am looking for an inexpensive as well as effective way to not only stop hair thinning, but also to promote thick full healthy hair growth. I would like to accomplish this in a short time period and with lasting results. Thank you for your feed back.
Color Suggestions for Counter Tops?I'm remodeling a kitchen. I have white appliances, brown flooring. They chose a cherry wood for cabinets. What color counter tops would somebody suggest?
Preventing Towel Lint?How do I remove the stubborn lint from new towels? I washed them 3-4 times without fabric softener and dried them in the drier without the drier
Footstool Made from Juice Cans?Does anyone have the instructions for making footstools out of large juice cans? These were made in the 1950's, as well as I can remember.
Pearl Drops Tooth Polish Recipe?Does anyone have a recipe for Pearl drops tooth polish?
Homemade NADs Recipe for Hair Removal?Has anyone tried this "Make at Home NADs Recipe for Hair Removal"?
Getting Over-Plucked Eyebrows to Grow Back?I have over-plucked my eyebrows for years. Now I have bald spots. Every so often they begin to grow back nicely.
Removing Self Stick Tiles?How do I remove self stick tile flooring?
Musty Smelling Carpets?I clean my carpets with a Hoover steam cleaner and my carpets come clean, but they smell musty. What can I do to make them smell fresh? Thanks.
Removing an Acrylic Overlay?What is an easy and safe way to remove an acrylic overlay over natural nails?
Smoothing and Sealing Rough Concrete?I have a burial vault for ashes. It came with rough and pitted concrete. How can I best smooth out the bumps and fill the holes? Then how do I seal it for good, long term dry life in the ground?
Checking for Damage from a Nearby WildFire?There was a wildfire about a mile from my home. Is there a test I can use to find out if there is inside and outside damage to my home?
Eating on a Low Carb Diet?I am doing a low carb diet, any ideas?
Peony Had Few Blooms and Leaves Turned Black?My peonies have been lovely for several years, but last year the leaves started to turn black and the entire bush just produced a few small blooms. What do I do? Can they be saved?
Freezing Havarti Cheese?Will Havarti cheese freeze well?
Determining the Value of Baseball Cards?We are looking for a good source to put a value on our baseball cards. We have heard that the stand by, Beckett's Almanac, is not very complete and that we should look elsewhere.
Tame Creme Rinse Recipe?I want to know if you have the recipe for making Tame cream rinse or shampoo? I would also, be interested in where I can buy it cheap. It was popular in the 1970s and 1980s. Thanks.
Disinfecting Granite Countertops?How do you disinfect granite countertops?
Suggestions for Furnishing a Living Room?Could somebody give me suggestions as to how to furnish my living room? It is a 6 ft by 12 ft room. Thanks in advance.
Shirt Faded After Being Washed?How can I fix a turquoise and violet coloured shirt that faded when washed? I bought it and then I hand washed it. After it dried it faded from a few places and it looks really awkward. So what should I do now?
Inexpensive Vegetarian Recipes?Does anyone have any good, really cheap, meatless meals. I am in desperate need. Thanks to all.
Science Fair Project: Difficulty of Removing Grape Juice Stains?I'm doing a science fair project on grape juice stains and cleaners. My question is:Why is a grape juice stain so hard to remove, if possible at all?
How Many Tablespoons in a Stick of Butter?Does a stick of butter equal 8 tablespoons?
Making Easter Baskets and Hats?I am looking for ideas for Easter hats for boys and girls and baskets.
Looking for Salads for 100 People?I need a pasta salad recipe that feeds 100 people for my sister's graduation party. Anybody have one?
Setting Colors in Clothing So They Don't Bleed?Is there anything you can use before washing red clothing so it will not bleed afterward?
Removing White Heat Stain From Cherry Table Top?My husband and I just got this table and I was serving dinner and put a hot serving bowl on it, and now there is a white ring on it. I do now know what kind of wood it is, but it has a cherry finish, I think. Please help me find a solution to get the ring out, please.
Plastic Canvas Pattern of Man With Movable Arms?Does anyone know where I can find a plastic canvas pattern of a man with movable arms?