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Herb Cream Cheese SpreadA delicious, herbed cream cheese spread for parties or everyday!
French Silk PieCream sugar and margarine; melt chocolate and add to sugar. Add eggs, one at a time and beat hard for 5 minutes after each. Pour into baked pie shell and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Asparagus CasserolePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut asparagus in 1 inch pieces. Cook until tender. Then drain. Make sauce of melted butter, flour and seasoning.
Seasoned Ground Beef Taco FillingI don't always have the packages on hand and I can season as I like this way.
Homemade Hostess CupcakesRemember those pre-packaged cupcakes that were sold in the grocery stores; 2 cupcakes in a package, filled with that delicious white cream, and topped with that lovely little swirl? Well, here's a recipe to make them at home!
Penne with Sausage and BroccoliThis recipe is quick and easy; and spicy!
Baked Potato CasseroleInstead of baking individual potatoes and topping them for our large family, my husband came up with this time saving idea to layer ingredients in a casserole.
Taco PuffsIn a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until beef is browned and onion is tender; drain. Add the taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. Cool slightly.
Google's Back Button Issue In Internet ExplorerBack-button not working in Google? If your back-button has stopped going back to the previous page(s), you can do one of two things:
Ten More Commandments Of Dealing With The BlindBack, by popular demand, here are a few more tips for sighted folk dealing with blind people:
Using Rubber Stamps Without Ink PadsThere's been a lot of discussion recently on many of the scrapbook boards about using Goo Gone or baby oil along with blending stumps to color stamped images for scrapbooking and card making.
My Frugal Life: Lessons From My MotherI first learned frugality from my mother, who had a motto for just about everything. "Use it up, wear it out, 'cause if you waste, you'll do without." I'll bet I've heard that old rhyme a million times.
Have Your Vet Clip Wings, Nails and BeaksWhen it comes to clipping wings and trimming nails and beaks on pet birds, my vet recommends that you bring the bird in and let the vet do the dirty deed.
Use Damp Newspaper to Clean WindowsIf you have run out of window cleaner, use a damp newspaper. They work really well and do not streak the glass. Be sure you only use it on glass and do not use newspaper with colored print on it.
Managing Email AdvertisementsI love to receive email advertisements from the stores where I shop, but I seldom really need to buy anything. Instead of opening each email and looking through it, I have created a folder for "Advertisements." I move each unopened ad directly into the folder.
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Shopping for...Most gardeners look forward to their first trip to the greenhouse each spring with great anticipation. Walking down aisles of flowers that are exploding with color and fragrance is one of gardening's greatest joys-especially after enduring a long winter.
Fantasia (Black and Tan Cocker Spaniel)Fantasia is a 3 year old Black and Tan Cocker Spaniel. She was a birthday gift from my kids. Fantasia loves to chase tennis balls. She will chase it until she drops but it has to be a tennis ball, no rubber, no plastic, no sponge. It HAS to be a tennis ball.
Use Kitty Litter Tubs as Garden PlantersThis is for fellow cat owners or anyone who knows a cat owner. If you purchase kitty litter in the plastic tubs with wire handles, do not throw away the tubs - use them as flower pots.
Snickers and Nugget (Rotti/Husky and ShihTzu)Snickers and Nugget are both 8 1/2 years old. Snickers is a Rotti/Husky and Nugget is a ShihTzu. Snickers belongs to my neighbor and Nugget is mine. We both have 2 dogs each.
Zoe (Bengal/Siamese)Zoe is a 4 month old half Bengal and half Siamese. My husband's niece bought Zoe at a pet shop for her little girl. She discovered her daughter was allergic to her, so she asked me if I wanted her. Of course, I said yes.
Use Dog Nail Clippers On Flower StemsA great tool to use for cutting flower stems diagonally when changing the water is the nail clippers made for clipping a dog's nails. The stems fit down into the hole and the clippers are sharp so you get a nice clean cut.
Garden: Red PoppyThis is a picture of my youngest grandson Jacob, as soon as I took the picture he asked if we were done and broke the stem and handed me the poppy. Here is a flower for you Grandma.
Use Microwave as BreadboxMost of us have a microwave oven in our kitchens. Most of us have a loaf of bread in our kitchens. Where do you keep your bread when you are not using it? Most of us just leave it on the counter. Better place - put it in your microwave oven.
Scenery: Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve (MI)I took this photo in the woods at Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve in Southfield, MI. I was on my way down to the Lake to see if I could catch a glimpse of some wildlife.
Homemade Car LocatorTired of losing your car in that crowded parking lot? I know I was, so I came up with the homemade, plastic canvas, car locator sign. This attaches to your car antenna and proudly stands out in any crowded lot.
Product Review: ArmorAll ProtectantArmorAll is a product sold for use on vehicles and I recommend it for that and much more. The labeling tells you this product will clean, protect, and shine rubber, plastic, and vinyl surfaces. It helps to block harmful UV rays and slow the aging process.
Cleaning Your Garlic PressAfter using a garlic press, clean it out using your vegetable scrubber brush. Place the bristles on the part where the garlic comes out and push bristles into the holes several times while holding under running water.
Reuse Food ContainersA great way to store things without spending a lot of money is to use the tubs that butter or cookie dough comes in. When the butter is all used up, I microwave the container for 30 seconds to melt away all the leftover butter.
Scenery: Laurel Falls (Great Smoky Mountain National Park)Laurel Falls in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We hiked beyond the Falls to Cove Mountain Trail Fire Tower. I captured the photo on the way back down.
Beware Misleading Produce PackagingI just purchased red grapes in the plastic clam shell package from Sam's Club. While washing them, my mother noticed that they were two different variety. The few on top were plump. The rest were regular to small sized grapes. Let the buyer beware.
Walter Leonidas Raphael (Pit Bull Terrier)Walter Leonidas Raphael is a 1 year old Pit bull Terrier. We adopted him from a pet rescuer for Christmas. He loves to chase squirrels. Walter is good with children and very protective. He loves to sun bathe in the backyard.
Reuse Backpack and School SuppliesIn most areas of the US, school will be over soon. The last thing on everyone's mind right now is the next school year. But this is a relatively painless tip that doesn't take much time and will surely save you money.
How Do I House Train My Dog?How do I train a dog from using the inside of the house?
Painting Walls and Cabinets in Kitchen with Grey Floor and Countertop?I have a medium dark gray slate floor and medium gray fake granite countertops in my kitchen. I want to paint over the white cabinets and repaint the walls, but have no idea what two contrasting colors will work with the gray in the room.
Removing Lint and Washing Powder Residue on Laundry?How can I get lint off my clothes? Also, how do I get washing powder off them? They are all types of fabric, but mainly cotton or synthetic.
Making Yogurt in a Crockpot?I make my yogurt in the crock pot and heat on low, but it is so hot. I turn it off after that. I let it set, but it is still watery. Should I turn it off?
Dog Urine Stains and Smell Off Furniture?I had a large dog that leaked urine when she slept on the couch. How do I remove that smell?
Removing Candle Wax from a Tablecloth?How do you remove wax from a cotton tablecloth?
Manual for Regal Kitchen Pro Breadmaker #K6725?I need a manual for a Kitchen Pro Breadmaker, model #K6725. Where can I download one?
How Do You Clean Gas Stove Burners?I am having a big problem cleaning the burners for my gas stove. I have tried soaking, SOS pads, and they clean to a point. Any suggestions on getting all the baked on grease off will be most appreciative.
Turning Off Windows7 Live Messenger Pop Up?How do you close off messenger pop up page on Windows 7?
Can Advantix Cause Seizures in Dogs?I am in desperate need of everyone's help. I have been a dog owner my whole life so I have some experience. This time I don't know what to do. All of you here have always been helpful. I need you to help me find an answer if you don't know please ask your friends and family.
Ideas for Activities for a Shakespeare Themed 10th Birthday Party?My daughter's turning 10 and she wanted her birthday to involve Shakespeare. Fortunately there's a free summer Shakespeare festival in Fresno and we can take her and her friends to see the Merchant of Venice under the stars.
Keeping Raccoons Out of Campsite?We are camping for the summer and in our campground a number of trailers have been invaded by a raccoon. Does anyone have any good ideas to discourage these animals? Is there a product out there that they don't like to come near, so I can surround my campsite?
Why Are My Sunflowers Closed?My husband brought home sunflowers and planted them in the front lawn
Cat Poops in Bathtub?My 2 year old cat has been pooping in the bathtub for a year. I have used ammonia, vinegar, and orange scent to clean in the bathtub.
Maytag Washer Does Not Spin Up to Speed?I have a Maytag washer that seems to have a slow spin cycle. Everything else seems to work fine; the wash and rinse, but it does not spin up to speed just slowly spins.
Fleas in My Yard?What can I spray to kill fleas around my dog house and yard?
Protecting Lawn From Dog Urine?What is the best way to neutralize dog urine so that every time he goes, he doesn't kill my lawn?
Keeping Dogs Out of the Garden
?How can I protect my plants from my 1 year old dog? I cannot plant in the ground because he digs them up. He has destroyed my tomato plants, which were doing so well! He pulls plants out of pots if they are too low. Please help.
Can I Repair a Split Dogwood?My dogwood tree split in two with the snow, how can I put it back in place? Thanks in advance.
Scratches On A Glass Tabletop?I need a homemade way to remove scratches in a glass table top.
Removing Tree Sap from Patio Cushions?How do I get pine tar out of patio cushions?
Trouble Sewing Elastic on Sheets?What is the easiest way to sew elastic on bed sheets? I start in the middle of the seam, but can't get it straight. I try and follow the mark in the middle of the foot. Thank you.
Yellow Leaves on a Pepper Plant?Why can't I seem to get my pepper plants to grow? They have yellow-spotted leaves? They are in a flower pot (cement-breathable).
I Used Too Much Bluing?I used too much bluing and now my clothes are blue. How can I get it out?
Grease on Leather Car Seat?How do I remove grease from leather car seats?
Cleaning and Preventing Flies in Pet Run?I have 3 dogs; we clean up after them daily and hose off the rocks. We still have a strong smell, plus horrible flies. Is there anything I can spay on the rocks to keep the smell down and keep the flies away?
Growing Herbs?I would like to know how to grow herbs, and how and when are they ready to use.