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May 19, 2010
Fluffy Orange Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine cake mix, orange juice, Miracle whip, eggs and poppy seeds in large mixer bowl; mix well. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
Summer Lime Chicken Breasts
A delicious main dish of lime and cilantro flavored chicken breasts to grill this summer.
Place cabbage in crock pot. Trim excess fat from roast. Cut toast in half. Place over cabbage. Combine next 11 ingredients in bowl. Pour over roast; cover. Cook on low for 10-12 hours. Remove roast. Shred. Combine water and flour in bowl.
Poor Man's Cake
Very similar to spice cake, this recipe has been handed down in my family for generations. It is called Poor Man's Cake because you don't need milk, butter or eggs to make it.
Peach and Cottage Cheese Dish
This is quick, healthy, and GOOD!
Good to bring along. In a large mixing bowl add garlic powder, rice, mozzarella cheese, eggs, salt and pepper, mix well. Let set for 15 minutes at room temp to achieve a forming consistency.
Lemon-Pineapple Congealed Dessert
This is a delicious Jello dessert with a couple of surprises in it. It is sometimes called a salad, but as you'll see, it's really an interesting dessert with an awesome flavor.
Breakfast Quesadilla Omelet
I love to have this one with a wee bit of cantaloupe on the side. Cook bell peppers and onion in a skillet over medium heat until tender. Add eggs and ham and cook, while lightly stirring, until eggs are set.
Use Larger Egg Shell To Remove Smaller Pieces
I dropped a bit of egg shell into something I was cooking. Try as I might, I just couldn't remove it with my fingers, spoon, anything! Then someone told me to just use a larger piece of shell to scoop up the little broken piece.
Disguising Wall Water Damage
I came up with a quick fix that was cute and decorative for $1.00. I bought a bottle of black acrylic paint at the dollar store and with a fine tip brush, I outlined the top of the damage.
Use Postcards As Invitations
This is a good way to send out invitations. Go to any store that sells stationary or a book store. Look for a book of postcards that come in packs twenty or maybe fifty, etc. Look for ones with pretty pictures to relate to your type of event or celebration.
Use Shaving Cream For Cleaning Kids Hands
Shaving cream is a wonderful and cheap way to get kids squeaky clean. Most of the time with a coupon you can get a can very cheap and sometimes free.
Cleaning Popcorn Ceilings
How do you clean popcorn ceilings? Mine have black, sooty stains right near the heat registers. Thanks.
Ammonia For Bites And Stings
Put non-sudsy ammonia on a cotton ball and apply it to mosquito bites and bee stings. The ammonia somehow neutralizes the venom and poof! No more itchy bites.
Enrich Compost with Blended Vegetable Peels
To enrich my compost, I save my peels as I'm cooking. I blend them till smooth and I stir them into the dirt of my compost pile. It reduces garbage and enriches my compost pile.
Making Your Own Butter
This is a good food trick to do with your children. We're going to make real butter using heavy whipping cream and your blender. It's easy and a nice way to teach your young ones something about food that they may have never seen.
Keeping Rabbits Out Of Yard
I'm ready to plant my garden next week. I have a problem with a rabbit that eats my plants. How can I get him out of my yard?
Cleaning an Old Butcher Block Wood Table
What do I put on a butcher block table after I clean it?
Selling Plants at a Farmer's Market
I am hoping to sell sweet peas and mixed sunflowers at a farmer's market this summer. Can someone tell me how to price them?
Oatmeal-Wheatgerm Dog Biscuits
The main reason I like this is because it is so much healthier for pets than the store bought biscuits.
What Breed is My Dog?
I would like to know what breed my dog is. I'd say that he has some Labrador in him, but my friend told me that he has also some Australian Shepherd in him. Or maybe an Australian Kelpie mix? I'd like to know your opinion. What breed do you think my dog is? Thanks.
Scenery: Duke in the Texas Bluebonnets
We're from Texas and our state flower is the bluebonnet. I took my son, Duke, out one day to take some pictures and while he was posing for some similar to this, he put a long blade of grass in his mouth and said: "How 'bout one like this, Momma?"
Garden: Raised Beds
These are the raised beds that my wonderful husband built me. Changed the way I garden forever! That and square foot gardening by Mel Bartholomew!
What Breed is My Dog?
This is my new baby, she's 6 weeks old and I adopted her from a shelter. They were unsure of her breed, but said she was a German Shepherd mix. Anyone have a clue?
Braid Bulb Leaves After Flowering
It may not be pretty, but it is neater while nature stores energy in the bulbs for next year's flowers. Loosely braid the leaves of drying bulbs for easy removal after they are dried. Bulbs need to store energy through the leaves.
What is This Plant?
Can anyone please identify this glossy green ground cover? The photo was taken on May 17, 2010.
How Do I Remove Glue from Auto Carpet?
How can I remove glue from the carpet in the car?
Gracie (Doberman Pinscher)
Amber Graces (Gracie) is a ten year old Doberman Pinscher. She came to live with us when she was 6 weeks old. She plays out side with sisters: Minnie and Puppy. She likes to rest in the dirt while I garden and watches the squirrels.
Elle is a 3 year old Cavatzu. I got her from a breeder. She likes to tease her siblings. Her nick name is, "Elle Belly." She was named after my dad. We used to call him to dinner by saying, "Alfred Elle, Come and fill your belly...button!"
Diakin Air Conditioner Will Not Start Up
My Daikin air conditioner is not working. The light comes on and flashes, but will not kick in to work. Any suggestions on how to repair?
Taz (Terrier Mix)
Taz is a 2 year and 5 month old Terrier mix. I got Taz just before I had brain surgery. I was unable to bend over and little Taz became my best helper. Without any training, he started to pick up items that I dropped, and handed them back to me.
Making a Swan from a Folded Napkin
How do you make a swan out of a napkin?
Recycled Jewelry Brooch
Instead of throwing away a single earring because you lost one or getting rid of broken necklaces and bracelets, use what is left to create one-of-a-kind pins.
Substitute for La Choy Brown Gravy Sauce
LaChoy used to make a brown gravy sauce. It came in a small glass bottle. It had the consistency of dark molasses. It was great in a fried rice recipe given to me over 30 years ago. There was a substitute suggested by LaChoy. Can anyone help me?
Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kabob Recipe
I am looking for a recipe for grilled chicken kabob marinated in plain yogurt. I had this chicken kabob at a restaurant, it was unbelievable. The waitress said that it was marinated in plain yogurt, but I figure there has to be something more to it.
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