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Cheesy Rotel DipA simple dip every likes. Combine and let the cheese melt. Serve with bread sticks or crackers and chips.
English Muffin BreadMeasure flour by spooning lightly into cup. Combine 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and soda. Heat milk and water to 120-130 degrees. Add to dry mixture and beat well.
Beanie Weenie BakeArrange hot dogs lengthwise in ungreased rectangular baking pan. In saucepan, heat pork and beans, onion, ketchup, brown sugar and mustard to boiling, stirring constantly. Pour mixture over hot dogs.
Mexican Flavored Chicken Sandwiches All I can say is yum!
Cowboy Steak TacosThinly slice the steaks (as for stir-fry). Sprinkle steaks with salt; set aside. For sauce, in small bowl whisk together coffee, ketchup, and chili powder.
Treasure CookiesThis is slightly different than other cookie recipes and tastes like a Almond Joy candy bar if you use almonds for the nuts.
Beef ChimichangasThese are great and better if you have a friend help you make them. Besides being so yummy, this recipe makes 40 servings, Well unless the guys need two each. They are great to put in the freezer for use later.
Store Super Glue In Your RefrigeratorI keep superglue in my refrigerator. I have a small tube that is at least 8 years old now, and it's still good! I just put the top back on when I'm done using it, and keep it upright in the butter compartment on the inside door.
Keep Child's Quotes In A JournalMy 7 year old grandaughter says the most thoughtful things to me. I got the idea to start writing down the things she says. I purchased a beautiful journal which so reminds me of her.
Ocean (Pitbull/Boxer Mix)Ocean is a 3 year old Pitbull and Boxer mix. She likes to chase her tail and bark at things. The reason her name is Ocean is because when she was a puppy her pupil leaked and her eyes looked like sand and then the water.
Book Review: Earlene Fowler's Benni Harper SeriesFor any reader out there who enjoys mysteries as well as family life and quilt-making may I suggest Earlene Fowler's "Benni Harper" series. There are 13 of them, each named for a quilt pattern, and they just get better and better from number one to number 13.
Easy Vanilla FrostingA simple vanilla frosting is a handy thing to always have on hand. I mix confectioner's sugar into heavy cream until I get the consistency I want, then stir in a few drops of vanilla to taste. It can be stored in the fridge for a couple of months.
Garden: Harriet (Buff Orphinton) and the...Harriet is a Buff Orpington and the smallest of the chicks we got this spring. This picture was taken the day after she came to live with us. She's standing in front of the seedling starts. Baby plants and baby chickens. The house is alive with life!
Make "Lasagna" From Leftover MacaroniLeftover macaroni with tomato sauce can be transformed to lasagna (instead of using lasagna noodles). Just add some fresh vegetables and cheese.
Craft: Homemade TongsMake this cute pair of tongs for toast. Decorate craft sticks with marker. Glue the craft sticks to the sides of a clothespin, so most of the craft stick will hang over the lower end.
Garden: TuberosesI love the aroma of my tuberoses when I step out onto my patio. tuberoses are used in the making of famous perfumes and it's understandable why.
Paper Plate ArtThis is a simple idea, but a great one to keep kids busy while preparing a meal. Invest in a few clear glass plates (an easy and inexpensive find in a thrift store). Have the child draw a picture on the paper plate.
Scenery: Willet Pond (Riverside, RI)We live on a beautiful pond, Willet Pond, in Riverside, RI. I have taken many pictures of this beautiful body of water; the scenery always changes with the seasons and so do the birds that migrate and nest here. This picture was taken on a misty fall morning.
Reusing Yard Sale Price StickersThe yard sale season has begun in the area where I live. I have already purchased many items this year that were priced with either "store-bought" price stickers or purchased labels with the price hand-written.
My Frugal Life: Starting OverMy frugal life began when my peaceful existence received a sharp jolt. I'd been living in America with my husband where we had a stillborn child, our beloved daughter Kitty, and our marriage broke up.
Use Safety Pin to Mark Front When SewingWhen I make sweaters for myself or family, I mark the front of the sweater on the right side with a small safety pin. I use safety pins for holding sweater pieces together for sewing them. They are small and easy to spot.
Best Homemade CleanerI take a dollop of bleach and add it to an empty spray bottle. I then add a dollop of Dawn liquid detergent (this one seems to work the best because it's a grease cutter) Finally I fill the bottle with water.
Max (Golden Retriever)Max is a 6 year old Golden Retriever. Max is dog number three that we inherited from our son. He is a 100 pound retriever, and fits the name "Howard the Coward."
Bailey (Cocker Spaniel) And Cleo (Cat)Our dog's name is Bailey and the cat is Cleo. Our 4 month old Cocker Spaniel loves our 9 year old Calico cat.
Reuse Plastic Containers for Craft PaintI enjoy craft painting and I always need something to mix colors in. I normally use Styrofoam egg cartons. I started saving Buddy's dog food containers and and the other day hubby needed some brown/tan paint to repaint a dog statue that was left for the path garden.
Frighten Deer with Plastic BagsTo keep deer out of your vegetable garden and off of your fruit trees,place white plastic grocery bags on the fence at intervals. The white bags will blow in the wind and the deer will not enter.
Calico Mo (Short Hair Cat)Calico Mo is a 8 year old short hair cat. In 2003 I was living in a mobile home, I noticed that every morning and afternoon the mama cats would come out from under my house and then go back and allow her babies (Mo's mom had 6 ) to come out.
Thrifty Mailbox PostMy husband and I love to take drives into the countryside. While we're driving around we also love to stop and take pictures. Recently, while we were out. I noticed this "thrifty" mailbox post and just had to get a picture of it to share.
Thank Your Mother-In-Law On Mother's DaySend a thank you note to your mother-in-law on your husband's birthday. It meant a lot to my mother-in-law to know I appreciated all she did to give me the man I married. Also it goes a long way to building a good relationship with a mother-in-law.
Protect Garden Plants With Wire BasketA wire in-basket can work hard outside too. Turn one upside down and place it over young plants to protect them from curious cats and other creatures.
What is the Best Exposure for a Rhododendron?What side of my house is best for a rhododendron?
Cake Inscription Ideas?Can anyone help with a saying to be put on a cake with the theme being "Two Peas in a Pod"?Much appreciated.
Gift Ideas for Son's High School Graduation?I need help for a grad gift for my son who is graduating from high school and has everything. I would like to get him something a little personable in the $150-$200 range. He's very much into computers, gaming, and paintball.
Planning a Ladies Only Outing?Where would be a good place to go with a group of 8 females ages 13 to 60? We are hoping for a nice relaxing, but exciting time.
Finding Metal Columns for Wedding?I am planning and wedding a really wanted to have metal columns. Does anyone know where I could buy some, not rent? Please comment on this post. Please if you know of anything for any price I will be willing to buy them. I have included a picture.
Miniature American Eskimo Has Deteriorating Eye Sight?My Miniature Eskimo's eye sight has deteriorated. Is this a common problem with this breed ?
Feeding a Baby Bird?My son found a baby bird in the middle of the road yesterday. It's trying to fly, but still hasn't gotten it down yet. So we put it in a old bird cage for the night and will let it try to fly again today, but here's my question. What do I feed it?
Moving Duck Eggs?Can I safely move a mallard hen's eggs to another location and will she continue to sit on them?
Uses for Floppy Discs?Does anyone have a use for old floppy disks? I have many that I don't know what to do with or how to get rid of them. Can they be used in any other way?
How Do I Get Rid of Ants Outside?How can I control ants? I have little sand volcanoes all over my driveway. Please help.
How Can I Resolve a Repair Dispute With Condo Manager?There was a leak in the ceiling, I reported it to condo management. The condo management said the upstairs owner has to repair his tub and tile. Then only upstairs owner will repair ceiling.
How Do I Remove Graphite from Clothing?How can I remove graphite stains from my grandaughter's cotton dress?
Soda Stain on Microfiber Furniture?How do you clean a dried pop stain off of a microfiber couch?
Artsy Black and White Wedding Centerpieces?I am planning a wedding reception and need twenty centerpieces for the tables from small to medium in size. They need to be black and white and possibly silver. I would like them to be artsy but with a small budget. Any suggestions?
80th Birthday Ideas?I need ideas for a man's 80th birthday party.
How Do I Make Tissue Flowers?How do I make Mother's Day flowers out of tissue?
Problems With Roommates Untrained Dog?My roommate's puppy eats everything. She doesn't eat underwear or socks. She eats whole tennis balls, corners of my table, electrical cords for my computer, and the rain spout outside. I try to watch her, if I'm not, she's in her kennel.
Paint Color Advice for Child's Bedroom?We are remodeling upstairs in our home and I am trying to find the right color for my daughter's new bedroom. There is light pine wood on the ceiling which slants down on two sides and medium stained baseboards and trim around one big window that faces north.