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Liz's Baked BeansEasy and so tasty with BBQ or as a side dish with hot dogs/hamburgers
Peanut Butter Cup BrowniesEasy and so good! Mix the brownies according to directions for the cake like brownies. Put in cupcake liners in muffin pan. Bake according to directions, usually about 30 minutes.
Dripless PopsiclesShake Jello, Kool-Aid, sugar, and hot water to mix. Add cold water and shake. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
Applesauce PancakesBeat eggs slightly; add other ingredients and blend. Bake on griddle and enjoy!
Sugar CookiesIn a large bowl cream margarine, sugar, and eggs. Blend dry ingredients; stir in. Divide mixture in half. Form each half into a roll. Chill until firm. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. With knife, slice 1/4 inch thick.
Fuddrucker's Honey Mustard Dressing (Copycat)Combine all in a bowl and refrigerate.
Cake Decorating Tool HolderWhile learning how to decorate cakes online, I thought of a way of organizing some of my supplies. I used two silverware baskets that were saved from several old dishwashers.
Use Plastic Grocery Bags for Emptying Cat LitterI've found that all the plastic bags from grocery stores, drugstores, etc. fit over the end of a standard size litter box. Just slip the handles up over one end, lift the opposite end and all the litter falls right into the bag with no mess!
Oven Door TowelThis was made from two kitchen towels purchased from the Dollar Tree Store. The total cost was $2.16. Materials: 2 towels, thread, button.
Complaint Form MagnetThis is what you really wish you could put on your office door.
Theo (Platinum Burmese)Theo is a 5 year old Platinum Burmese cat. I purchased him from a lovely Burmese cat breeder, Helen Downing of the "Family Love Cattery" in Fullerton, CA. He likes to sit on his back in the corner of our sectional sofa and watch us make fools of ourselves.
Beanbag BallsA fun and quick craft to let the kids make for hours of fun. By shaping them in their hands they could shape them like Easter Eggs for an Easter craft.
Use Head Lamp for Hand SewingI am adding iridescent ribbon to the ruffles on my daughter's prom dress and was having a difficult time seeing to sew. I found that using a head-lamp, the kind that you strap onto your head for hiking, etc. is wonderful to use when hand-sewing.
Link: Big Red Kitchen For On The Go Food TipsThe author of Big Red Kitchen has some wonderful posts and ideas, including: freezing a week's worth of sandwiches, how to keep/care hot and cold dinners to baseball games, etc.
Getting The Last Of Cooking SprayI have found when using cooking oil spray, if I hold the pan upright to the spray, I get every last drop from the product. It doesn't spit and sputter and clump on the pan for a more even application.
Recycled Tin Can Pin CushionThis project lets you turn a clean tuna or cat food can, or the plastic thing that holds the icing for refrigerator cinnamon rolls, some easy crochet, fabric scraps, and glue to make an attractive pin cushion for your sewing basket or for gifts.
Towel HolderUsing a leftover shirt sleeve, I made this towel holder for my stove. Cut the sleeve in a rounded pattern at the shoulder end. Turn wrong side out and sew around that cut edge.
Girl's Fashion Show to Clean Out ClosetHere is a fun way to get your girls ages 7 and up to clean out their closest. Hold a "Fashion" show, where they model each of their summer/winter outfits.
Warning: Push Pins and ToddlersA friend just recently attended her nephew's 15 month old son's funeral. The 15 month swallowed a push pin that was lodged in its throat, the baby died on the way to the hospital.
Order Water When Eating OutI have learned to get water when you go out to eat, it can save big time on the bill. My coke cost me $1.85 when water usually is free, or no more than 30 cents. It makes a difference and I always use coupons if I can, even if it's Arby's!
Cut Scouring Pad in HalfWhen you have only one or two pans to scrub, try cutting a scouring pad in half. Not only will you save money by using only half the pad, but you will be sharpening your scissors as well when you use them to cut the pad!
Washing Grimy SocksI keep shampoo remnants in a soap dispenser by the bathroom sink. I also have a bottle of Listerine, in a spray bottle, and a bottle of generic type hand lotion.
Malcolm (Pit Bull)This is Malcolm. We think he is 5 years old and a Pit Bull/Black Lab and Catahoula Leopard dog mix. In Nov 2005, I had to put my dog Springs down after a great 16 years with him.
Tips to Lower Your CholesterolLast year at my yearly checkup my doctor said my cholesterol was was up and I was on the verge of needing medication. I was surprised since I usually eat a balanced and healthy diet.
Keep House Cool Without ACWhere I live the summer's get pretty hot and muggy, many times temps will be 90s and 100s, with humidity at or above 50 percent. And if I ran the A/C, my electric bill would be close to or above $400 a month, way more than I can afford!
Princess (Standard Dachshund)Princess is a 10 years old Standard Dachshund. Her birthday will be April 1. I got her on Mother's Day, 2000 from a breeder we she was 8 weeks old. She's been the best Mother's Day present I've ever gotten. Princess is a very fun loving dog, even at the ripe old age of 10.
Garden: Toilet Paper Seed StripsAbout two weeks ago, a gardening tip on here talked about cutting toilet paper into strips and gluing seeds onto the strips. I found it hard to cut into strips. What I did was I rolled the paper out the length of my table.
Packing Peanuts for Dog MattressI had to throw out the mattress to our dog's bed. So I used packing peanuts with a freshly laundered cover to replace it with. Works fine!
Shopping for Asian Style Furniture?I would really like a Chinese round black table. It would have designs engraved into it. I have so much that I really enjoy and I want to start accumulating.
Cleaning Pans With Baked On Food?I always find it hard to clean my glass bakeware or metal baking sheets after making lasagna or cake. Is there any solution I can soak them in before scrubbing?
Any suggestions please?
Preventing Customers from Changing Prices at a Garage Sale?Any suggestions on how to price items that customers can't physically change by swapping stickers or move to another area with a lower designated price? I want to do this without marring the object.
Dirt Stains on Rug?I have a stain on my rug from a flower pot that leaked, so the brown from the flower pot stained it. I have tried everything.
Birthday Party Ideas for Someone Who Likes Music and Dancing?My wife's 30th birthday is coming up in July. I want to do a big surprise birthday bash, something formal and elegant, but I need ideas. She enjoys music and dancing. Please help. Thanks.
Growing Garlic in a Greenhouse?Is garlic OK to grow in pots in my green house?
Wording a Bridal Shower Invitation?I am planning a bridal shower for a friend and what she really needs is either money towards the honeymoon or for "gifts" from the honeymoon resort such as massages, etc.
Toddler Activity Ideas for Spring Bulletin Board Display?Can you please give me ideas for my spring board display. I am new to setting one up and do not have much support from staff. I am looking for a simple activity I can do with 2-3 year olds and display it on the board. Many thanks.
Funny Award Ideas?I am hosting my 40th Academy Awards party and want awards to give to my family and friends. I have trophies, but want funny awards eg. induct my parents into hall of fame, sports team of the year, etc.
Luau Party Game Ideas?I am having a luau party for my turning 12 year old daughter. What items should I use for a scavenger hunt? Any games you know that could be fun, but not too cheesy?
How Long to Save Medical Insurance Documents?I was wondering how long I should keep a type of form from my husband's insurance company saying how much they have paid for medical insurance or for his kids' medical insurance? We have been together for a year if that helps in the advice that y'all have for me.
Holistic Tick Remedy?I am looking for a holistic tick remedy.
Cleaning Vintage Baby Clothes?I have a cotton baby bonnet that was mine; it is 60 years old. My daughter wore it and I would like my first grandchild to wear it. It has discolored and yellowed over the years. How can I get the yellow out? I will have to hand wash it.
Buying Commercial Eyeglass Cleaner in Bulk?Where can I buy commercial liquid eyeglass cleaning solution in large amounts?
Dress Fabric is Misshapen?The top layer of my dress is sheer polyester. It is misshapen at the hips, how can I fix it?