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Microwave Potato ChipsPour the vegetable oil into a plastic bag (a produce bag works well). Add the potato slices, and shake to coat. Coat a large dinner plate lightly with oil or cooking spray. Arrange potato slices in a single layer on the dish.
Banana Date BarsIt is one that diabetics can eat, and good for anybody. Mash bananas, then mix with oil, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir in dates, nuts and rolled oats. Let stand 10 minutes to absorb moisture.
Fresh Tasting Canned GreensThis recipe is very convenient and allows the cook to still cook healthily. Fry bacon of choice until done. Remove bacon, drain, cool and
chop. Place greens in a good-sized sauce pan, and add 1 cup water and
Vi's Potato SaladComfort food and carrots added for more color, and kids don't notice the extra veggies.
Grilled Lamb ChopsSprinkle lamb chops with olive oil and pepper. Grill over hot coals for 3 1/2 - 4 minutes on each side or until done to taste. Sprinkle with salt. 2 servings.
Milky Wonder CakeIn a heavy saucepan, over low heat, melt candy bars with 1 stick butter, stirring often until smooth. Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool...
Cream Cheese Fruit DipThis creamy dip is perfect to dip any of your favorite fruits in. It only uses a few ingredients and is quick to make.
Mother's Day Gift IdeasWith Mother's Day approaching, I thought I would suggest a few of the gifts I have received through my many Mother's Days that I have truly appreciated.
Water Stain on Oak TableHow do I remove a water mark from an oak table?
Eating Healthy on a BudgetI am trying to change my eating habits. However, I have noticed that foods that are suppose to be healthy are very expensive. Foods like boneless chicken breast, salmon, fish, and shrimp can be very expensive when trying to feed your whole family. Do you have any suggestions?
Better Cake Mix TipsThe convenience of using boxed cake mixes is wonderful, providing you know a few ways to make them even better; either by additions or the way in which you make your cakes.
Keep-On BibHandmade one-of-a-kind keep-on bib: cute and comfortable for a new little baby.
Penny (Miniature Pincher)Penny is a 10 year old Miniature Pincher. We got her from a breeder when she was 8 weeks old. She was the tiniest one in there and I fell in love instantly. She likes to Bark at leaves in the yard, lay in my lap and loves to run in the yard.
Repairing a Bissell Little GreenI have a Little Green Clean Machine and have tried to use it. However, it will not disperse the cleaning fluid. I found that the square hole next to the tube was plugged and cleaned it out the best I could with my fingers.
Chanel (Chihuahua)Chanel is a 4 year old Chihuahua. I got her when she was 6 weeks old. She loves to dress up! She sticks her tongue out at the other dogs! She thinks our other dogs are just dogs, as she is Not a dog, she is a girl!
Store Oil in a Squeeze BottleI use vegetable oil to prevent messes when I boil pasta, rice, etc. but I hate having to take the cap off the oil bottle to pour it into the boiling water. So I poured some into an old ketchup bottle. Now I just squirt a little whenever I need it.
Angel Food MinistriesWhat do you think about Angel Food Ministries?
Crock Pot PotatoesMelt margarine in saucepan and add sour cream and soup. Add instant onions. Combine with cooked potatoes in crock pot on low. Heat for at least 1 hour.
Activities for Someone With Parkinson's DiseaseMy 80 year old father has been diagnosed with Parkinson's, is confined to a walker, and feels as though he has no purpose in life. I'd like to find some sort of table-top hobby that he could do.
Solar Panels On Our HouseThe panels on the left roof will generate electricity and feed into the NSTAR grid. On the far right, those panels generate hot water. My last solar hot water system lasted 30 years.
Pizza Cutter to Cut SpaghettiWhen my son was very young, spaghetti was difficult for him to eat. I would use my pizza cutter to cut his spaghetti into bite size pieces, which he could then eat with a spoon. I could do this after it was placed into his bowl, which made it even quicker for me!
Use Paper Plates for Packing PlatesI am getting ready to move and packing up my dishes. I have packed my plates between paper plates that I got from the dollar store. They take up less room than newspaper.
Collect Newspaper Comics for a GiftThis is a good idea for a winter holiday or birthday gift. Comics taken from the newspapers and cut out each day. Paste onto printing paper and put in a 3 ring binder from the dollar store. It makes an inexpensive book of comics for a person's favorite comic strip.
Jiminy Cricket (Pomeranian)'Jimmy' is a 1 1/2 year old Pomeranian. I got him when he was 15 weeks old. My friend is a breeder and he was so little he couldn't be in with the rest of the litter and was raised by her until I took him home.
Hiding Furniture Imperfections and Upholstery DamageI have very badly damaged (due to cats scratching) upholstered couches. I also have a two year old so I would be interested in an inexpensive solution that could make them look better. I don't care for slip-covers and the blankets that I have covering them look sloppy.
Pantyhose Soap ScrubberThis is a way to reuse nylons, tights, or stockings that can no longer be worn; as well as finding a use for soap scraps.
Store Spices Upside DownStore spice jars upside down so air cannot get into the bottles. Spices last so much longer when stored this way. This also works for any jarred or bottled food whether stored in your cupboard or fridge.
What is This Plant?What is this bush? It's green until spring and then turns red. The leaves are very small.
Shower Cap For Storing Makeup When TravelingWhen traveling, I put my makeup in a shower cap when I went into the bathroom. Found I like it so much better than my makeup bags. Opens wide and you can easily see where everything is.
Reuse Packing Pillows For Dog Clean Up BagsIf you need bags for doggie clean-ups, save "bubble bags", a packing material that is using for shipping packages.
Generic Viagra?Is there a cheaper version of Viagra?
Could Blue Jay Have Attacked Cat?My cat has a puncture wound just above her tail on her back. The Vet thinks it may be some parasite infestation, however we do have a lot of blue jays in the backyard looking for the peanuts I put out for the squirrels.
Grease Stain on Polyester?I need to know how to get grease out of my mother's 76% polyester and 24% Viscose dress. I need help, and as soon as I can get it. Thanks.
Dog Has Small Flaky Scabs on Skin?I have a 7 year old Bichon Frise who has scattered, small, flaky scabs on her skin. Is this a common ailment?
How can I get rid of lady bugs in my house?I found ladybugs in my spare room. Where did they come from and how do I get rid of them? Also what causes that?
Woman's Day Gardenia Lace Crochet Afghan Pattern?I am looking for the directions to a crocheted afghan that was in the Woman's Day magazine dated February 12, 1980. The name was Gardenia Lace. Would anyone have it that they could share? Thanks a lot.
Removing Urine Stains on Tile Floor?I would like to know how to remove pet urine stains and smells on tile floors without taking up the old floors and having them redone.
Removing Gorilla Glue from a Countertop?How do I remove "Gorilla glue" off my kitchen countertop? The top isn't granite, stone, or anything expensive, maybe fiberglass or something similar.
What is This Plant?What plant is this? Please disregard the shape, as it was carved.
Uses for Cigarette Ash?I'm wondering if anyone has ideas of what to do with cigarette ash. My elderly mother is a heavy smoker and while I was emptying another, full, ashtray, it occurred to me that perhaps the cigarette ash itself may be useful for another purpose.
Removing a Windex Stain on Wood Table?I left a bottle of Windex on an oak table for awhile. When I picked up the bottle, now there's a stain on the table. How do I remove it?
No-Sew Cloth Napkins?I'm trying not to buy paper napkins and want to replace them with cloth
Identifying a Black Snake With Brown Lines?What type of snake is this? It is black with brown lines.
Making Your Own "Topsy Turvy" Tomato Planters?I have seen an ad for upside down planter for tomatoes. Does anyone have a way to make your own? I think they would be easy to make, but am not sure what material to use. If anyone has a pattern and type of material please let me know. Thank you.
Paint Color to Coordinate With Copper?What color interior paint matches copper?
House Sparrows Taking Over Bluebird Houses?Does anyone have ideas on how to get sparrows from taking over bluebird houses?
Replacement Canvas for a Pop Up Camper?We have a 1993 Starcraft pop up camper and we do not have the canvas that goes around the entire camper, "the walls". I am having a lot of problems finding a place that sells them for under $2,000.00. Does anyone have any ideas? I don't care where in the US it is. Thanks.
Increasing Water Flow to Ice Maker?How can I increase the water flow to my ice maker?
Planning a Luau Birthday Party for a Two Year Old?I am planning a party for a two year old. The theme is luau, I need some inexpensive decorating ideas. I also would like ideas of what kind of food to serve and what kind of games to play. I have three small pools, one water sprinkler, and one slip and slide.
Kenmore HE2 Washer Spin Cycle Taking Longer?My Kenmore HE2t is taking longer and longer in the spin cycle. I checked the load balance and it looked normal. I would appreciate feedback on how to fix this.Thanks.
Name Ideas for a Custom Card Business?I am thinking of starting a small custom card business with photos I have taken through the years. Does anyone have any ideas as far as a name, log, and website name?
Making Curtains Out Of Sheets?How do you make curtains out of bedsheets?
How Long Does Brewed Coffee Stay Fresh?After brewing coffee, how long does it stay fresh? My husband will drink it the next day and says it tastes fine.