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Adobo SeasoningThis is tasty to use as a rub for meat, poultry, and fish and also to season soup or rice dishes. I always save all of my empty glass spice jars and the ingredient amounts here fit perfectly in one.
Egg Potato Bacon BakeMelt butter in microwave-safe pie dish; add potatoes are microwave 10 minutes. Stir together eggs and sour cream, salt, pepper and Pepper Jack cheese. Pour over potatoes.
Crescent Crust Taco PieA new take on an old traditional recipe! Brown hamburger in skillet until done; drain well. Add taco seasoning to the cooked hamburger and mix together according to package directions.
Mother's GoulashDutch oven cooking at its very best. The recipe is one that my Mother always made for Tuesday evening supper when I was a child.
Pineapple Rice CasseroleSweet rice. In a large skillet melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Cook rice while stirring for 4-5 minutes. Add pineapple juice, salt, and water to the skillet and bring to a boil; reduce heat to a low-heat simmer cover and cook 15-20 minutes.
Apple DipA quick sweet dip to enjoy with fresh apple slices.
Sweet and Sour Green BeansThese have a great tangy taste!
Funny: Thirsty Garden HelperMy son loves to help in the garden. His favorite thing to do is water the plants - and himself! I guess boys will be boys!
Flavored Coffee TipsFor a different coffee flavor, use candy flavoring oils. Just take your favorite flavoring oil and add it to the dry coffee grounds when you make a fresh pot of coffee.
The Path GardenA nice person asked me to send these two pictures in so people could see the difference from our side of the path and the other side of the green belt. This path runs through from our block to the school.
Make Your Own Greeting For Any CardOur granddaughter is graduating from preschool Friday. She has a house kitty that she adores. Whenever I find a card with a picture that looks like her Cookie, I buy it. I found a birthday card but not a graduating from preschool one.
Chloe (Chihuahua - Pomeranian)Chloe is a 10 month old Chihuahua and Pomeranian. My neighbors were selling her, when school started. She loves to lick people.
Cut the "Milk Ring" and Save Our WildlifeNever leave the ring/collar from your gallon of milk or juice whole. When you discard it, cut it open first. That ring is just the right size to strangle some of our smaller wildlife.
How to Make Your Own VinaigretteSo easy and inexpensive. All you need to make vinaigrette is oil, vinegar, and your choice of added flavorings that you probably already have on hand. The standard ratio for a salad is 1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil.
Use Shower Curtains for DraperyI use some of the pretty shower curtains on my windows as my curtains. I have a white lacy type on the bathroom window and looks great. Long ago when I got my first home, we used a nice double layered shower curtain in my dining room.
Mother Nature's Best Fertilizers and Bug...Most of us are trying to live a more natural and healthy lifestyle by cutting out most of the chemicals in our lives. But a lot of us don't think about this when we are planning and maintaining our gardens and lawns.
Mocca (Chocolate Cocker Spaniel)Mocca is a 4 year old Chocolate Cocker Spaniel. He was a birthday gift from my children. Mocca loves to chase tennis balls! She will chase a tennis ball until she drops.
Uses For Single SocksHaving 5 young children it seems I am eternally ending up with "onesie" socks. I have been putting them to good use for my little ones by using them as a holder for ice pops and frozen yogurt in plastic sleeves.
Make Own Bottled WaterEveryone loves bottled water, but it can be quite spendy. I save old Gatorade, Powerade, V-8 juice (12 oz size), and other similar tough plastic bottles. I buy dispensed water for .30 a gallon in 3 gallon containers at the local supermarket.
The Best Cleaner for Soap ScumWhen cleaning soap scum from a porcelain bathtub, I sprayed 409 and then went over it lightly with Scotch-Brite stainless steel scrubbing pads. Not sure how long the scum was there from previous owner, but it came off and didn't harm the finish on bathtub.
Radish RecommendationIf you like radishes but can't eat them because they disagree with you, give these a try. Gurneys Radish Parat German Giant. They are a mild radish and, as you can see from the picture, they are giants.
Big Bird (Sulphur Crested Cockatoo)Big Bird is about 8 years old. He is a Sulphur Crested cockatoo. Big Bird came to us as a very sick, traumatized bird about three years ago. He had been owned by a couple who were heavily into drugs and who also had no idea what to do for a bird.
Jackson (West Highland Terrier - Poodle Mix)Jackson is a three year old West Highland Terrier - Poodle Mix. :) He was a gift from my ex boyfriend who has since passed. My ex instilled in me a passion for the mountains and hiking, Jackson loves hiking as well.
My Frugal Life: Trust That He Will ProvideSaving money became more and more important as I aged. Things beyond my control happened, and I found myself both depressed and determined to live within whatever my means.
Redecorated Seasonal WreathsNeed to change out your tired door wreath? Don't have time to get out the craft wire and hot glue? Love to be creative in a short timeframe? This craft is for you. I often make these as gifts.
Reuse Disposable Vacuum BagsI have an expensive vacuum cleaner that takes expensive bags. To save on buying new bags for my vacuum, I simply cut the bottom off the bag, empty it, and duct tape the bottom shut.
Looking For Ways To Make Money At Home?I live in the country and right now am off work with back trouble and no income. I could use ideas on making money at home.
Removing Candle Wax Dye From Carpet?I spilled blue candle wax on my light carpet. I was able to get the wax up, but not the stain. I have tried just about everything! Please help.
Getting Rid of Rosebay Willowherb Weeds?Any tips on how to kill the rosebay willowherb weed, that has colonized an overgrown garden I have recently acquired?
Alternative Uses for Broken Bandsaw Blades?Does anyone have alternative uses for broken-at-the-weld bandsaw blades? Basically, these are 93" loops of steel and are anywhere from 1/8 to 1/2 inch wide, depending upon what kind of wood the person is cutting.
Easy Tick Removal?Is there an easy way to remove ticks? I heard of one using cotton balls, but can't remember what the cotton ball was dipped in.
Removing Moth Ball Smell from Dolls?How do you remove moth ball smell from plastic baby dolls?
Trouble Removing Baskets on Plant Stand?How do I replace coco liners in 3 tier basket plant stands? I can't get the 2 lower baskets off the center pole!
Whitening Multi-colored Clothing?How do you whiten discolored clothes that have both color and white?
Olive Oil Stain on Clothing?I splattered olive oil on a new blouse. It is a polyester viscose fabric. I washed it on the delicate cycle and used Zout stain remover, then air dried it. The stain did not come out. Please help.
Planning a Downsizing Sale?What is the best way to price and collect the money from a "moving to a smaller place sale"? I am having to help my parents downsize and everything must go! I need a good way to make it easy for my parents and me. The sale will be inside the whole house.
Getting Rid of Condensation Between Glass Windows?How do you remove condensation between two windows?
Testing Circuit Breakers?I need help trouble shooting an electrical problem in an older model house trailer (early 1970). Part of one side of trailer has no power. I reset all breakers at the panel, none appeared to be tripped. How do I test the breakers?
Controlling Pet Hair on Stairs?Is there something I can put on the edges of my wooden open stairs to keep pet hair from falling over the sides?
Cleaning Beaded Flowers? How can I clean beaded flowers?
Turbo Oven Tips?I need to know how to cook a roast and vegetables in a turbo convection oven.
How Do I Remove a Furniture Stain from Carpet?How do I get furniture stain out of my white carpet? This is from an antique table that left a stain when I moved it.
Getting Rid of Mushrooms in Lawn?How do you get rid of wild mushrooms in your yard?
How Do You Know When Your Dog is Pregnant?How do you know when your dog is pregnant?
Can Dogs or Humans Catch Worms From Cats?We have several barn cats who are friendly, but I noticed recently that they had worms coming out of their back side. Our dogs are up to date with shots and flea stuff. Can those worms affect humans/dogs?
Fitness and Exercise Websites?I am looking for an internet site where I can get free exercises. I am fit, a size 8 and eat healthy about 85% of the time. I had a c-section a few years ago and nothing I have done will work on this area.
Removing the Bottle on Swiffer Wet Jet?How do I remove the bottle from my Swiffer Wet Jet cleaner?
Making Your Own Beauty Mask?I love to make my own homemade face masks, but I know some stuff isn't safe to use daily. What ingredients are safe to use daily and what ingredients are not safe to use daily? Thanks.