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Oatmeal CakeHeat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bring the water to a boil and pour it over the oats. Let the oats stand for 20 minutes. Mix the brown sugar, granulated sugar, shortening, eggs, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and flour together and add the oat mixture.
Date Nut Tea SandwichesThis is my favorite "tea sandwich". You make your own date-nut bread, and your own cream cheese and olive spread. It's been a family favorite since I first ate one at Chuck's in 1950's Key West, FL
Danish DessertCombine sugar, cornstarch, and water in saucepan. Cook until thick and clear. Add jello and stir until dissolved. Use as a filling in pies or as a topping for cream cakes.
Lemon ChickenCombine flour, 1 tsp. salt and paprika in paper bag. Brush chicken with lemon juice. Add 2-3 pieces of chicken at a time to the bag and shake well. Brown chicken slowly in hot shortening.
Southwestern Chicken Barley SoupWay too easy and if you live alone like me, there will be lots of leftovers to share with friends or to refrigerate and/or freeze for the future. The market I usually shop at doesn't carry pearl barley but I found it at the health food store a couple of doors away.
Baked CabbagePreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 2 qt. casserole. Cook cabbage in boiling, salted water for 10 minutes. Drain and let cool; chop finely.
MarcettiCombine all ingredients. Cook 3 hours at 300 degrees F. Grate cheese on top, if desired.
Quick and Healthy Potato SaladPlace whole potatoes (do not poke) into microwave-safe dish. Cover dish (if covering dish with plastic wrap, poke small hole in plastic). Microwave on HIGH for 10 to 12 minutes depending on strength of microwave.
Mothers Day Gift: IOU'sTake a pretty envelope and fill it with IOUs for everything from hair-brushing to back rubs; foot soaks and foot rubs to facials or any other service you can think of that would be enjoyed by Mom or Grandmother.
Craft: Spring WreathWreath for a touch of spring to match my country blue hallway. I took a heart shaped straw wreath, approximately 10 inches in size. I added some greenery and put them on with straight pins.
Removing Gum from HairIf your child gets chewing gum stuck in their hair use peanut butter to get it out. Using your thumb and forefinger rub the peanut butter on the hair and the gum miraculously disappears! Use a little at a time until the gum is gone. Works every time!
Ceiling Tile Decorative Flip-FlopHere's a great way to recycle a damaged ceiling tile. These are great for decorating a beach house, for a luau, or simply for a girl's bedroom.
Make Your Own Plaster of ParisNeed a small amount of plaster of Paris, but don't want to make a trip to the store to get it? That was the situation I found myself in this weekend. I searched the Internet and found this simple recipe.
Remove Pet Hair with WashclothRemoving pet hair from any cloth surface is easy if you use a damp washcloth. Wipe cushions or clothing in one direction only and the hair will lift off. You can also try a damp sponge mop to remove pet hair from your carpets.
Free Microsoft Malware Program To Protect Your ComputerI recommend this FREE Malware program to help you protect your computer. It doesn't replace virus or spam software, but does a super job of trying to keep your PC running in top shape and it's easy to install.
Ghost (Cat)Ghost is about 8 months old. Her mother came around and made a home in an outbuilding. She had the kittens through the winter. They have turned into neighborhood cats. All the neighbors feed and take care of them.
Climbing RoseMy climbing rose outdid it self last summer, the blooms just kept coming and coming. When you walked by the sweet scent engulfed you with its soft sweetness and you couldn't help but feel lifted up.
Quick Meals For Busy FamiliesI have found a quick and healthy meal solution that is better for you than processed foods or take out. When you are grocery shopping pick up a package or two of fresh chicken tenders that can easily be cooked up for a speedy meal.
My Frugal Life: A Lifetime of LearningWhen my mom died, I was 8 and my sister was a newborn. No longer could my dad go away for work, so he quit his well paying job and moved us closer to his family. He found a job where he was home every evening to make us dinner and tuck us in at night.
Extend Mineral Makeup with Baby PowderI know this isn't for everyone's skin type, but I added a hefty dash of cornstarch baby powder to my squat little wide-mouthed tub of mineral makeup to increase the amount and it worked!
Add Coffee Creamer for Tastier Pasta DishesMy mother makes the best pasta dishes! She finally told me her secret and I wanted to share.
Using Hand Sanitizer For Sticky ResidueYou know how you peel off a sticker and it leaves behind the sticky glue? I used Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer and it works great. I put some on and spread it evenly throughout the surface then let it sit for 20-30 minutes.
Bald River Falls (North Carolina)Bald River Falls in the North Carolina mountains. One of the largest waterfalls and it will take your breath away!
Tatar (Dachshund - Beagle)We were coming home from work on New Year's Day in 2006. As my husband turned onto a two lane country road, he spotted Tatar along with another puppy on the side of the road where someone had dumped them.
Baby (Mini Golden Retriever - Cairn Terrier...Baby is 2 months and 2 days old. She is a mix, mother (mini golden retriever), father (cairn terrier). My husband and I had no idea she was pregnant by my grandmother's dog.
Gnats on PlantsI recently repotted an indoor plant, put it back in my bathroom, and holy mackrel, hundreds of those little black bugs hatched over three weeks. I bug bombed the bathroom and it worked great.
Name Ideas for a Carnivorous Plant Club?Can anyone help me find a name for our carnivorous plant club. We are looking for fun, clever names, like: Sticky Fingers or Fly Trappers. Thanks.
Removing Corns from Toes?I'm on my feet 8 hours a day and they're very painful, in between the ball of my feet and the heel. I have lumps of round hard skin a bit like a corn with what looks like a small lump in the center.
Buying Silverware Cloth to Make Protective Bags?Can anyone tell me where to buy silverware cloth, for making bags to protect silver?
Donating Furniture to Charity in Georgia?Does anyone know of a charity that will pick up in Woodstock, Georgia? I have furniture that I would like to give away. Atlanta Furniture and Salvation Army don't service this area.
Where Can I Buy a Clorox Ready Mop?I have been using Clorox Wet Mop for the longest time. Recently the spray button broke. I have been looking all over to replace it. I cannot find it. Has it been discontinued? If not where can it be purchased? I live in Brooklyn, N.Y. I would appreciate a response.
Buying Comfortable Denture Liners?What do others do to line their dentures themselves other than the thin paper liners? I need more than that. I've heard of a two part mixture that football coaches use to fix teeth guards for their players works, but cannot find it.
Yellow Rainbow Tea Ideas?Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions for yellow snacks and crafts for a Rainbow Tea?
How Do I Kill Roof Moss With Tide?Do you have to use Tide "With Bleach" when using it to clean moss off roofs? Is it better to just add the powder directly onto the moss or dilute with water and spray it on the moss?
Spiders In My House?How do I get rid of spiders in my house?
Calcium Deposits Around Swimming Pools?What type of acid is required to remove calcium deposits from pool tile? Muratic?
Are Cooking Sherry and Dry Sherry the Same?Are cooking sherry and dry sherry the same? Thank you.
Low Cost Vet Services Near Chandler Arizona?We just got a full blooded Chocolate Labrador he is only 8weeks old, but we paid a lot for it. We need to find a cheap, low cost place to take him to get all his vaccinations and neuter him. Does anyone know a low cost place to take him?
Removing Body Odor from Furniture?How do you get rid of body odor in a microfiber recliner?
Current Price for Scrap Metal?What is the current price for insulated copper wire, scrap metal price, as of 5/10/2010?
How Do I Get Rid of Broadleaf Weeds?What is the best way to get rid of dandelions and plantain?