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Chicken And Rice L'OrangeCombine rice, orange juice, water and salt in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling; stir once or twice. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes.
Spinach With BaconPlace bacon in 1 quart casserole. Cover and microwave on high 4-5 minutes or until crisp; drain bacon and reserve. Drain fat from casserole. Place remaining ingredients in same casserole.
Fresh Lemonade SyrupThis lemonade syrup already has everything but water. It's easy to take along on a trip or picnic and make as needed.
Spanish Garlic SoupCombine garlic, seasonings, water and oil and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Crumble bread into the soup and return to a boil. Serve with grated cheese.
Polynesian BBQ SauceThis is a recipe that I first made with an old gentleman who'd lived most of his life in Hawaii. Growing up during the Second World War left me with a very romantic idea of anything to do with the islands.
Easy Peach CrispPreheat oven to 425 degrees F. Pour peaches into lightly buttered 2 quart baking dish. Combine instant oatmeal, flour and nuts in bowl; stir in butter.
Summer Fruit SaladMix yogurt, mayonnaise, orange peel and orange juice in large bowl. Gently stir in fruit. 8 servings.
Quickie DinnerMix and put in casserole dish. Top with crushed potato chips. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees F.
Mock Boston Cream PieTastes wonderful and super easy.
Shrimp and Avocado SaladIf you prefer a chilled salad dressing; make ahead and refrigerate in a large cruet or lidded glass jar for about 45 minutes before preparing the salad ingredients.
Keep Medical Information HandyType or write your name, your medications and dosage, along with any allergies you have on one side of a business card or similar sized card.
Drive Through ATM SafetyI prefer using a drive up ATM machine because I have a car full of kids and I feel safer. Even though I'm in a car, I can never be too safe. I keep my doors locked. If there is a car in front of me and I am waiting, I also keep my windows up.
Wildlife: Kittens (Mexico)While I was in traveling through Mexico, I visited a Blue Agave Plantation, Los Osuna Plantation and I heard a faint meow. I turned around and found two little kittens hiding in a machine.
Keep Paint Samples to Coordinate Home PurchasesI always keep paint chip samples from the paint I have used in various rooms of the house in my purse. I write the room on the back.
Cassie (Boxer)My pet's name is Cassie. She is a three year old white Boxer. I rescued her by answering an ad looking for a home for her. Like all larger dogs, she loves to run from one end of my acre and a half yard to the other. She was obedience trained when I got her.
Co-co Belle (Shorty Jack Russell Terrier)My cat Tarbaby was missing and thinking the pound might have picked him up I went to the local shelter looking for him. That's when I saw her big golden brown eyes peering out at me from a very small cramped cage.
Succulents In Recycled ContainersI love to collect tiny containers (bought from thrift shops) for my succulent collections; if I see an interesting shape (plastic animal mugs, etc.) I drill drainage holes in them and fill them with succulents.
Izzie (Cocker Spaniel)This is Izzie a one year old spoiled Cocker Spaniel. As you can see she is pretty much spoiled, and rules.
Garden: Hover Fly And Monk FlowerHover Fly headed to a Monk Flower. The Hover Fly looks like a bee, but is harmless.
Funny Kittens Garage Sale FindWhen I saw the funny cats that DH found at a yard sale they made me laugh. Now I want to show you the backs of that little treasure.
Use Earring Wire For Odd Shaped Stones and BeadsI wanted to make a necklace, but the layout of the stones wasn't functioning well on the grooved necklace board from the craft shop. The doughnut shaped stones with a hole in the middle kept on falling over onto their flat sides.
Crocheted FlowerThis crocheted flower looks so intricate, but is so quick to crochet.
Add Orange Peels To Your LaundrySave your orange peels and put them in your washer to do laundry. This does something good for mother earth and your clothes will come out smelling fresh and clean.
Xora Ryale and May-Zee (Cats)Here's a picture of my Calico-Tiger-Maine Coon mixed kitten, May-Zee Grace and my Siamese/Himalayan mix, Xora Ryale.
Congratulations Paul and Harlean (50th Wedding...We are honored to announce the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Paul and Harlean Greathouse. They knew each other for only three weeks prior to their wedding day of June 2, 1960 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Many who knew them then said, "It won't last".
Storing LettuceTo make your romaine lettuce last longer, rinse well, then wrap it with paper towels and put it into a food storage bag. It lasts a long time this way!
Use Damp Towel to Keep Neck CoolOne of the best ways of dealing with summer heat as you work outside your home is to wear a clean wet towel around your neck.
Use Broken Flip Phone TemporarilyDid you know you can still use your flip style cell phone if it breaks in half? Well mine did and I'm using it until my replacement gets here. I don't have use of the display but I am able to put it on speaker phone and I'm using the speech commands.
Glass Jars for Food StorageI do not throw away any glass or plastic jars that can be reused. I save the small ones for spices I buy in bulk at the store for a fraction of what they cost in bottles on the shelf. I also use them to store taco mix, gravy mix, beans, etc.
Looking for Baby Shower Ideas?I need some good ideas on throwing a baby shower.
Reconstituting Powdered Milk?I have a container of skim milk powder, but no instructions of how to reconstitute it. Can anyone give me a rule of thumb?Cheers.
Replacement Parts for a Stove Top Percolator?I have a coffee percolator which I use on the stove top. After many years of use the lid has finally broken; does anyone know where I can purchase a lid for this percolator?
Preventing Clubroot in Cabbages?I have heard of dipping cabbage plant roots into a chemical before planting to prevent clubroot. I don't know what chemical or whether this is a good idea. Has anybody got knowledge or opinion on this?
Glazing Kitchen Cabinets?In layman's terms, what are the steps to glazing kitchen cabinets? Mine "so" need an uplift, and I can't afford to have it done professionally. I would love some tips and pictures if you have some to share. Thanks!
Replacing the Pulley Bearings on MTD Riding Mower?Both bearings blew out on the double pulley above the deck on my 1996 MTD riding mower. Are they different sizes?
Trouble Using Handy Stitch Sewing Machine.I do not have a manual for my Handy Stitch machine. I have put new batteries in and cannot get the machine started. Also was I supposed to get parts for machine, like thread and bobbin? I don't think I can use the same size as regular sewing machines.
Recipe for Three Layered Jello Salad with Pears?I have lost a recipe that I found in a magazine at Christmas. It was a 3 layer Jello salad. I remember the first layer was red with pears; I know the other 2 were green and lemon, but I cannot remember how it went. Thanks.
Controlling Seedlings Under Pin Oak?I have a large pin oak tree in the back yard that is making small leaf like weeds pop up all around underneath it. I need to know how to kill this and prevent my grass from growing more of these!
Recipes for Malay Wedding?I would like some recipes for a Malay wedding.
How Do I Keep Mosquitoes from Biting?How do I keep mosquitoes away from you?
Reviews of Advantage Multi for Dogs?I'm concerned about using a topical for my dog. It is called Advantage Multi. I have always used pills for heartworms, etc. I don't think I would like to put a chemical on my dog. Can anyone share their thoughts on this topical Advantage Multi for dogs?
Scuff Marks on Wood Floors?How do you remove scuffs from a hardwood floor?
Cleaning an Antique Baby Buggy?I have an old baby buggy that was used back in the 1800s. It's been in storage, so it needs a lot of clean up done to it. Someone suggested using a furniture oil on the leather parts because it smells musty. The metal parts are also rusty.
Controlling Onion Weed
?How do I control onion weed?
Straightening a Leaning Tree?We have a weeping cherry tree that is about 4 to 5 years old and it is leaning. How can we fix it from leaning or do we need to replant?
How Can I Join or Start a Craft Group?I am trying to find crafters living close to Santa Monica, CA or the West area of Los Angeles. I would like to relate to people in this area and get together to create different projects. How do I locate craft groups or start my own?
Difficulty Finding a Job While Pregnant?Why is it when women are pregnant they can't find a job whatsoever?
Taking Coenzyme Q10?How much CoQ10 do you need to take work for it to work well?
Bleach Stains on Upholstered Couch?Clorox bleach was splashed on the fabric on my couch. Is there anything I can use to get the original color back on my couch?
Buying Foam Blocks or Cylinders for Centerpieces
?I would like to find foam blocks or cylinders to use for centerpieces for a school dinner. I need 15 to 20 pieces as soon as possible. I am looking for either 8, 10, or 12 inch sizes to hold balloons and sparklers and be wrapped in paper or spray painted.
Why Are My Tree Tomatoes Tall and Spindly?My tomatoes in containers are 4 1/2 ft tall and quite spindly. What have I done wrong? They were planted from 2 inch shoots about 4 weeks ago.
Identifying Nonpoisonous Snakes?How do you identify nonpoisonous snakes?