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Overnight Breakfast BarsThis is a fairly healthy bar and is convenient when you have invited someone to your home because you can make these the night before and then just pop them into the oven in the morning.
Pumpkin Ice Cream SquaresMix crackers, melted butter and sugar together. Press into a 9x13 inch pan. Soften the ice cream and spread over the cracker mixture. Mix remaining ingredients all together and spread over the top of the ice cream; freeze.
Lemon Jello SaladBring water to boil, add sugar and pineapple. Add lemon Jello. Chill until partially set. Take out of refrigerator and stir in cheese, pecans, and Cool Whip. Refrigerate.
Coffee CakeVery moist. Instant Vanilla Pudding and Sour Cream added to Hines Yellow Cake Mix.
Crouton Hot DishPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Chop and simmer onions, celery, margarine, and water. Pour that mixture over croutons; mix well. Pat meat in bottom of 9x13 inch pan.
Antipasto WrapsA tasty combination for a wrap sammie. Layer the first eight ingredients on to each tortilla. Drizzle each with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette. Top with romaine, roll up and serve.
White Barbecue SauceMix together and coat meat while cooking. Good on chicken. Double recipe, except for pepper, for a large chicken. Southern recipe.
Hip HuggersCream butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla; sift dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture. For filling: Melt chocolate chips in butter.
Traveling With PetsMany of us travel with our pets, and when we do there are always worries with hotels, maids, leaving the pets in the car while we go in and eat, among other things. Here are my solutions. I have used these for many years and have never once had the least bit of a problem.
Save Heating Costs by Closing Off RoomsTo save on heating costs, we close off the rooms that we're not using during the daytime by cutting off the heating system in those rooms and closing the doors. Before bedtime, we open the doors or turn the heat back on. This saves us quite a bit on electric bill.
Use Magazine Rack to Store CardboardDuring this long, never-ending winter, we have had a lot of fires in our wood stove. We always save our cardboard packages to use as kindling, and it use to mound up in a pile next to our wood stove.
Blonde JokeA guy took his blonde girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience.
Bella (Red Nose Pit Bull)Bella is a 6 month old Red Nose Pit Bull. I rescued her from a backyard breeder back in August 2009. She likes to play with me and her toys, she loves to play with other dogs as well. Bella loves kids. She is very friendly and is taking to training very well.
Reuse Newspaper Bags To Cover Cleaning SuppliesI take the clear plastic bags that come on our newspaper and make covers for my spare cleaning supplies stored on shelves in our garage.
Permanent Marker on LCD TelevisionTo erase permanent magic marker from a LCD screen I found that the best thing that worked for me was GooGone. My three year old grandson drew on my TV with a red sharpie and I was just livid since I'm still paying for this big screen TV.
Vacuum Around Toilet Before CleaningHate cleaning the toilet? Not sure which is worse; the inside or the under-side with all the groves and curves!
Use Plastic Bags for LeftoversInstead of using plastic wrap, that sometimes fails to stick properly, use plastic bags for some leftovers.
Keep Special Birthday Cake Photo With RecipeFor birthdays I love to make a special cake that really speaks to the recipient's interests. Along with the birthday card and gift I buy, when I see something I know they will really enjoy, I tuck the picture and recipe for that special cake away.
Wildlife: Iguana (FL)It's a dragon! It's a beast! It's awful! It's fantastic! It's so ugly! It's spectacular! I can't decide. But I sure am impressed! This is an iguana that my sister sees every day outside her condo in Miami.
Prescription Bottles for Travel Size ToiletriesInstead of buying travel sized bottles of shampoo and other things, at our house we used old prescription medicine bottles. They ones with the kid proof lid from Walgreen's can hold liquids without leaking. It saves a lot of money and helps the environment too.
Auto Microfiber Towels for the KitchenI've been shopping for kitchen towels in black as I have well water and everything turns yellow. The prices on these things are over my thrifty budget. I came across a pack of 8 microfiber towels for washing and polishing cars and trucks.
Renovation Return ValuesReal estate sales might not be the most popular form of revenue this year, but it does feel good to know that some renovation costs are recovered during the resale of a home.
Craft Project: Recycle Sweaters into ScarvesDon't throw out those sweaters you have outgrown or no longer wear. Instead, turn them into one-of-a-kind scarves. (Note: lightweight sweaters work best)
Storing Worm Extract?How can I store the worm extract? How long can it be stored?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Pia by Laurence Llewelyn Bowen?I'm looking for one roll of "Pia" wallpaper by Laurence Llewelyn Bowen that has been discontinued. Can anyone help?
Tips for Germinating Seeds?I have been gardening vegetables and flowers for nearly 50 years. I can never get Blackberry Lily and Rose of Sharon seeds to germinate for me. How long after planting does it take for them to germinate? Any help would be appreciated.
Refreezing Pulled Pork?Can I refreeze pulled pork that was leftover from barbecued pork on a bun even though it had been frozen once already?
Using Borax in a Front Load Washer?Borax is a cheap magic additive. First it makes the detergent more effective. The clothes will be cleaner and dust mites cannot live in it. Children and adults would eliminate dust mite allergies. But the other great attribute is that it kills 100% of mold.
Making Couch Cushions Firmer?My sofa cushions are too soft. What can I do other than putting wood underneath the cushions to make it firmer?
Making a Demonstration of How Bread Rises?Is there a way to make a really cool thing to demonstrate how bread rises?
Determining if Milk is Safe to Drink?We bought some milk it doesn't expire until March 18th. It was frozen in our refrigerator since the 3rd of March. It tastes like vanilla, it's 2% milk. Is it safe? I'm 33 weeks pregnant, so I want to be safe.
Dry Erase Marker on Polyurethane Fabric?How do you remove dry-erase stains from a white polyurethane vest? I have tried rubbing alcohol, Murphy's Oil soap, Oxi Clean spray, and have washed it. I have not put in dryer. Nothing even touches it.
Bib Style Button Necklace Pattern?I am looking for a pattern for a "bib necklace" made from buttons. There are several patterns for "button necklaces", but I am looking for the bigger, bib-type necklace. Thanks.
Fixing a Slow Draining Toilet?I had a rather large BM, but only used a small amount of toilet paper. At first the paper appeared stuck near the bottom of the toilet. I flushed a bit and tried hot water with dish soap. Now the bowl looks clear, but when I flush, the water drains extremely slowly.
Cabinets and Trim for Mint and Chocolate Kitchen?I want to paint my kitchen/dining room Middleshire Green (light mint blue), Milk Chocolate (light chocolate brown), and Light Raffia (sand). I know I want my walls textured in the light mint blue, but what about the trim and cabinets?
Calculating Quilt Yardage?How do I calculate yardage for a lap size Trip Around the World quilt?
Rust on a Teflon Baking Dish?How do you get rust off of a Teflon coated baking dish?
Organizing Remote Controls?Where to you keep your remote controls? I have 3 different ones for my living room TV and DVD. I have a contemporary living room style with leather sofas and would like to organize them nice and neatly.
Cabbage Rolls Recipe?Could someone give me a simple recipe for cabbage rolls. Thank you.
Using a King Flat Sheet on California King Bed?We are considering buying a California king size mattress. We currently have a king size mattress and need a replacement. The California king and king are the same price.