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Party MixMix. Bake in 250 degrees F oven 2 hours. Stir every 15 minutes.
Apricot Sponge CakeSuper fast and easy when guest surprise it takes a very short time to make and impress them
GazpachoWith fresh veggies beginning to come in, this cold summer soup is wonderful. The kids loved it; called it salad in a soup bowl!
Irish Potato Chocolate CakeA super-moist delicious chocolate cake that will make you want to keep one on the cake plate all the time. Note the use of Self-Rising Flour in this recipe
Cucumber and Feta SaladQuick and easy. Place garlic, Dijon, honey, vinegar and oil in a cruet or lidded jar, shake and refrigerate.
JerkyWith summer coming and all the snacks we go through this is a real money saver.
Lazy LasagnaCook noodles according to package directions and drain. In a large bowl, toss noodles with all the cheeses. In 2 qt. oblong baking dish, spoon enough sauce to cover bottom.
Vegetable MedleyMix all together and bake 30 minutes, covered, at 350 F.degrees. Top with the extra fried onions and cheese and bake uncovered 5 more minutes.
Impossible PieBeat eggs slightly then add all the above ingredients and pour into buttered 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes until center is set.
ChickenettiBreak spaghetti in 2 inch pieces. Cook and drain. Add all other ingredients. Cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
Garden: Purple Tiger RoseThis is my Purple Tiger Rose. First bloom this year. Every bloom is different, not as "Purple" as I thought it would be. But very interesting all the same.
Tia (Long Haired Chihuahua)Tia is a 3 year old Long Hair Chihuahua. I got her three years ago for my 50th birthday. She likes to play with her brother, Buster, an Australian Cattle Dog. He pulls her around by the tail and she loves it.
Buddy (Chipin)My chipin's name is Buddy. She is 4 years old. I got her 4 months ago when her owner had to go back to his country due to Visa problems.
My Garden is Like LifeThe garden is like people. All sorts of different kinds, colors, some that are beautiful, some functional only. There are those which are delicate with special needs, and those which are hardy.
Organizing Jewelry With Ice Cube TraysUse ice cube trays to organize jewelry. A few trays will fit nicely into your bureau drawer, and you can use the divided compartments to keep earrings together and to separate small-chain necklaces.
Keep a Journal By Your ComputerI keep a journal type notebook with me at the computer. I write down tips, valuable information, recipes, websites, etc. I have anything from what to include in a pet first-aid kit, the ASPCA poison control phone number and crafts I'd like to do with my grandaughter.
Stained Glass Yard LightI bought this stained glass lamp shade at a garage sale, and the table base at a different sale. I bought a solar rope light and coiled it around a clear glass vase, and put it under the lamp shade.
Toiletries Gift Bag For Mother's DayMy mother will be 75 in June, and it is hard to buy for her because she is content with the simple things in life so I decided to buy her a supply of body wash, shampoo, deodorant, air freshener,and also some sweets, etc.
Keep Lower Windows Closed In Hot WeatherI've sat and thought about it and tried it and learned that if you open the top portion of a double hung window about an inch or two on both floors of your house, keeping the bottom window closed. Turn on the attic fan and your ceiling fans if you like.
My Frugal Life: Prudence In All ThingsTo me, frugal living isn't about living on-the-cheap or settling on inferior product. It's simply a mindset that evolves into a way of life that allows one to be thrifty and creative. Prudence in all things is the key.
Wildlife: JavelinaWe have been visited by Javalina quite regularly in the middle of the night. They kept eating our flowers, so we stopped planting them. Then we discovered they eat birdseed that has fallen to the ground.
Little Swimmers Diaper CakeA unique and colorful spin on the popular baby shower gift, because babies just want to have fun in the water and sun!
6 Vegetables That are Easy to Grow From SeedWhen you shop greenhouses in the spring, you may have noticed that some types of vegetables are rarely available as transplants; e.g. beets, peas, and carrots. That is because these types of vegetables grow best when sown directly into garden soil.
Soothe Aching Feet for Mother's DaySo here is a really neat idea for making Mom a happy camper when she comes home after working hard and has sore feet. With a little adult supervision, this could be done by children and would be no problem for a teenager.
Giovanni (Housecat)Giovanni Jaguar is a 10 year old short hair housecat. I picked him out of 5 kittens at my brother's farm, he was the largest, cutest and so cuddly. Giovanni likes to play with toys, especially laser lights.
Evaluating (and Protecting) Your Credit ScoreIt was a recent trip to the bank for a car loan that alerted me to the small things that can largely affect your credit score. I suppose that's how most people learn about their credit.
Use Salt On Carpet SpillsWhen spills happen on the carpet and you can't get that last bit of dampness out pour salt on the spot. The salt naturally draws out the moisture and then you can just vacuum it up after. This is particularly helpful for pet or child pee-pee spots on the rug.
Scenery: Sunrise (Ft. Louden Lake, Tennessee)Sunrise on the water was taken on March 2010 at Ft. Loudon Lake in Loudon, TN. I was able to capture this beautiful sunrise on the water with my camera. I take the camera with me everywhere as you never know when you catch that perfect shot.
Make Your Own Wine CoolersStore bought Wine Coolers are expensive so here are a couple of tips to make them yourself for a lot less money. No matter whether homemade or not, they are refreshing on a warm Spring or Summer day.
Mark Your Purchases When Shopping With A GroupWhen you go shopping with other people, take return labels along. Stick one on your packages and at a glance you all know which package belongs to who. Saves time when you get home and are tired.
Removing Pet Urine Stains from a Mattress?I have read your comments about old urine stains on carpeting, but what about a mattress? Do the same techniques apply? Saturating a mattress is not a good thing, but I really need a remedy to help remove them. Any tips?
Bamboo Plant with Frost Damage?I have outdoor bamboo trees. This winter has been harsh, the leaves are all brown, but have not dropped from the trees. The stalks are green/yellow in color. Have they died or will they come good?
Top Load Washer Does Not Agitate?I have a Frigidaire top loading washer that stopped washing after the initial wash when it started to pump the water out. My machine will fill up with water now, but it will not continue to the wash cycle.
Western Craft Ideas for Bible School?I am looking for western craft ideas for bible school, for all age kids. Thank you.
Reviews of Jack LaLanne's Juicer?Has anyone used the Jack LaLanne's juicer? I am looking for a juicer that has a quiet operation and his infomercial claims this one is quiet. Please help before I purchase. Thanks.
Homemade Mother's Day Gift Ideas?Any good ideas for a Mother's Day gift which is homemade?
Dog Getting Parvo Shot After Having Parvo?I had my puppy get her 1st shots and she got parvo days after. She made it through it, do I need to get her the remaining parvo shots? Can she get it twice?
Moon Star and Sleepy Time Theme Baby Shower Ideas?We are doing a baby shower for my daughter-in-law in a couple weeks and using the moon/star/sleepy time theme. We have already thought of using a star cookie cutter for cheese and cutting out sandwiches, spray painting cardboard cutout stars and moons to hang.
How Do I Get Gel Pen Stains Out of Laundry?I have a laundry emergency. I washed a load of my husband's work clothes and found when putting them in the dryer that there was a black gel ink pen in one of his pockets. It's all over his light tan pants.
Using Bleach as a Weed Killer?It is expensive to kill weeds by using weed killer. You can use household bleach which works better.
Buying Laxman Rekha for Lizards?Where can I purchase Laxman Rekha? It is a product used to kill lizards.
How Do I Keep Jays From Raiding Sparrow Nests?How do you get rid of blue jays that are eating all of the chicks in my birdhouses? I enjoy watching the baby sparrows grow in the birdhouses. Today blue jays arrived and ate all of the chicks.
Moving a Hibiscus Outside for the Summer?I have a hibiscus (standard) and I have had it inside all winter and now I will be taking out to the patio for the summer months. Can I cut it back, if so how much and when is the best time to do that? I want to transplant it into a larger container also, any suggestions?
Cleaning Painted Surfaces?I rent a house that has white paint on just about everything (baseboards, kitchen cabinets, window sills, etc.). It is a white gloss (acrylic maybe). What is the best way to clean the caked on dust and food stains? It looks like it hasn't been cleaned in years.
Baking Ideas for a Cooking Theme 12th Birthday?Does anyone have any ideas for my 12 year old daughter's cooking theme sleepover? I don't want to spend much money, but I want to stick to the theme. Please send me some cheap ideas having to do with baking. Thank you.
Refinishing the Outside of a Cinder Block House?I have a 60 year old cinder block house that has 5 to 6 layers of paint. Does anyone have ideas on covering it (stucco versus paint) or a stucco like covering?
Oklahoma Pet Laws and Information?What are OK laws pertaining to owing/possessing a full-blood wolf dog? Is this legal? If not, what percent is legal?