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Philadelphia Simply Sensational TrufflesThese make a nice gift and the recipe makes a lot if you make them smaller than the recipe says. Also they do not have to be refrigerated after they are set. I mailed a box of them to Kansas from CA. And they were just fine.
Cowboy BeansHearty just the way the men like them. Mix all together and bake 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees F. You may omit the chillies and hamburger for a great three bean bake, also.
Peach PieIn large bowl, toss peaches with flour, nutmeg and salt. Turn mixture into pie shell. Pour cream over top. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 35-40 minutes.
Beef Barley SoupI made this for dinner the other night and my husband requested I put it into the family favorites rotation. He claims not to like soup.
Herb And Spice Bread Dipping SaucePerfect for drizzling over pasta instead of using pasta sauce and as a dressing for pasta salad, too.
Creamed VegetablesCook fresh vegetable of your choice until almost dry and tender. Add seasoning and cream. When it boiling add paste made of flour and milk. Cook about 2 minutes; add butter.
Italian BeefRoast meat uncovered at 350 degrees F until internal reading is 150 degrees F, about 2-2 1/2 hours. Cool and slice. Add water and bouillon to pan drippings; stir in seasonings and green peppers.
Save Money Using Powdered MilkI find this tip not only convenient, but it also reduces my food bill. I use skim powdered milk for all cooking and smoothies. You could also use full cream, but I find I can use the skim for everything like custards, white sauces, cakes and muffins.
Recycled Mosaic Coffee TableI took an old closet door and a stack of plates which didn't sell at my yard sale and turned it all into a usable coffee table.
How to Wrap Cylindrical GiftsCut wrapping paper large enough to go around the gift, and about 1 and a half inches longer than the bottom and 4 inches longer than the top. Roll paper around gift and tape in place. Fold the bottom of the paper over and tape in place.
Music For Calming Your PetsDe-stress your pets with music. To calm down your pets' distress, play classical music, preferably from a CD. They have a tendency to love the calm, soothing music and calm right down.
Use The Other Side Of Swiffer PadsWhen I use the disposable Swiffer type cleaning cloths, I flip them over to use the clean side before tossing them in the trash. This works well with the dry dust mop cloths. It doubles the use of each cloth.
Shaving Cream for StainsUse shaving cream to clean furniture, carpets, rugs (not delicates that will easily fall apart) instead of having to pay to get it cleaned or buy new ones. Stains come out and it smells good too (not for deep stains).
Prevent Identity Theft Via PhishingLet's talk emails. You get the cute ones from friends , the important ones from work and family and then you get the ones that are disguised. These emails are set up to fool you and convince you to give information that sets you up for a fall. Possibly for identity theft.
Remembering Items For Grocery ShoppingAt times, I have forgotten coupons, grocery lists, reusable bags, etc. when I grocery shop. This can be very frustrating. I now keep a small bag with all my necessities.
Getting Rid of CobwebsGot out of control cob webs in your house? Well, I did until I figured out that spider webs form the base of your basic cob web. I used to be very thankful to the daddy long legs spider because they caught and trapped all of the mosquitoes, gnats, etc.
Cleaning Crayon Off WallsI swear by Mr. Clean magic erasers. My daughter took a red crayon to the wall and the white brick by the fire place. Eraser took it right off!
Garden: Bird Nesting PouchA nesting pouch for birds filled with yarn and dog hair.
Natural Garden Fertilizer and Pest ControlWhen you water your seedlings, use a weak chamomile water in a spray bottle. It will be a help to strengthen and will help them grow.
Clean Kitchen After CookingThis tip is related to clean up after eating and cooking; it took me a lifetime to learn this lesson, and it's one of those things you have to experience to believe.
Whitey and Lucky (Rhode Island Red Mix Chickens)Whitey and Lucky are 3 days old in this picture. They are Rhode Island Red Mix. Imagine the surprise of going to feed the chickens on January 2, 2010 when my grandson yells "babies."
Berkley (Minature Dapple Dachshund)Berkley is a 9 year old Minature Dapple Dachshund. Berkley was a gift to my daughter from a friend while in college. Between college and work, there was little time left for Berkley.
Quit Smoking To Save MoneyMy husband and I have been able to participate in some pretty good hobbies by altering choices that give maximum payback. Neither my husband nor I smoke and because of this saving in our income, we have been able to obtain a dream of ours.
Recycled Ladies Tool BoxI decided to have my own toolbox so I would know where "my" screwdrivers, hammer, etc. were. I am always looking for items to be used in a different way. I absolutely love wooden boxes.
Sticker PuzzleThis is the perfect thrifty craft for kids. You make it with things you already have on hand, and it doubles as a game.
Drapery Sample Tote BagI made this purse from drapery samples. Using a basic pattern from a sewing pattern book, I cut out and interfaced a tote bag. I also cut the lining at the same time.
Syrus (Min Pin Terrier Mix)Syrus is a 6 year old mixed breed. To the best of my ability I believe he is Min Pin and terrier mix. I bought him at the shelter when he was a puppy. Syrus was found on the street in Chicago.
Removing Vinegar Smell from Carpet?How do you remove vinegar smell from carpet in a car? I spilled a gallon of milk on my car carpet and immediately cleaned up with water, then applied a mix of cider vinegar and water.
Dog Keeps Eating Grass?My brother has a dog that eats grass all the time. My thought is it is trying to get some kind of nutrient that is not in it's diet. Does anyone have any input on this?
Recipes for the Small Slow Cooker?I have just purchased a small slow cooker with a capacity of 1-5 liters. Are there any recipes for this size cooker? Or is there a method of reducing larger portion recipes? I have looked at several slow cooker recipe books, they all appear to be for large families.
Big Apple Outlet.Com?Did the company called "bigappleoutlet.com" go out of business?
Cleaning Crayon Off Walls?How do you remove ink and crayon from walls?
Glidden's Sunny Yellow Paint?I am looking for a paint color that Glidden use to call Sunny Yellow, but cannot seem to find it. Has the name been changed to something else? If so could someone tell me what it is? Thanks.
Cleaning the Filter Screen in a Dishwasher?I have small, sand like particles of food all over my dishes when I remove them from the dishwasher; I have a GE Nautilus. How can I clean out the screen in the bottom of the unit?
Does CO2 Attract Gnats?Are gnats attracted to CO2 (carbon dioxide)?
Using Condensed Milk in No-Bake Cheesecake?Can you use condensed milk instead of whole milk for a no-bake cheese cake?
Food for a Daytime Wedding?I'm getting married in the summer and I'm so lost. It is a noon wedding and I don't know what the etiquette should be. We have thought about serving only appetizers (about 5p) because of the cost, plus beverages and the cake.
What is This Plant?What is this plant? It gets south and west sun, requires little attention, and the bees love it.
Keeping Dogs out of Flowerbeds?How can you keep dogs away from flowers and vegetable plants, other than putting up a small fence? Thank you.
Keeping Rhubarb from Growing Back?I have just transplanted some rhubarb and I want to plant cucumbers in the spot where it was. I just want to make sure the rhubarb won't grow back. What sound I do?
Source for Inexpensive Large Print Playing Cards?We are looking for a source for the large print playing cards for a senior citizen camping group. We need around 30 decks and the price we found is around $2.50 per deck. Anyone know of a source for decent ones any cheaper?
Growing Garlic in Pots?I planted four large garlic bulbs in pots in my greenhouse. Three bulbs have completely disappeared and there are no signs of mice or pests. Any suggestions?
Hellman's Dijonaise Recipe?I am looking for a copycat recipe for Hellman's Dijonaise. I can't find it in the stores and I have some new recipes to try that call for it. Can anyone help? Thanks so much!
Product to Conceal Uneven Skin Tones?Does anyone have a suggestion for a foundation or concealer that can give the minimum coverage that I need to cover uneven skin tones without settling into the fine lines around my eyes or mouth which make me look much older than I am?
Using Lime Juice to Color Hair?Can you use lime juice to change your hair color?
Little Giant Blueberries and Other "As Seen on TV" Plants?Has anyone bought and had good results with plants like the "Little Giant Blueberries"? I've seen this type of plant for strawberries. I've read reviews, but not sure how real those are. Thanks.
Skull Cap Patterns?I'm looking for a free pattern for skull caps to sew. Does anyone have a pattern they could share? Thank you very much.
Set-In Stains on Table Linens?How do I remove old set-in stains from restaurant quality table linens?