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Peachy Buttermilk ShakesPlace all of the ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses.
Easy Club SaladToss all ingredients except egg slices in large bowl. Garnish with egg slices. 4 servings
Quick Hamburger DinnerTo make a simple nutritious supper, brown a pound of hamburger with your favorite seasonings, drain off any fat, and add a can of stewed tomatoes or fresh sliced tomatoes and a can of green beans, drained. Simmer until hot. May serve over new potatoes or rice.
Greek Stifatho with OrzoI know it's springtime but it's been chilly here this past week so I pulled out my Greek Grampa's beef stew recipe that I haven't made in years! My grandparents usually served the stew with potatoes or egg noodles but I decided to try orzo instead.
Ginger Fruit SaladIn large bowl, combine ginger ale, honey, lime peel, and lime juice; mix well. Add all remaining ingredients; stir gently to combine. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Smoked Sausage DinnerPut all above ingredients in crockpot and cook on high for 4-5 hours.
Nanny's CasseroleMake your mashed potatoes however you normally do, let cool about 10 minutes. Stir in Genoa and mozzarella cubes. Pour into greased, bread crumb dusted dish.
Lemon LushThis dessert is a crowd pleaser. Mix flour, butter, sugar, and nuts. Press into a 9x13 inch Pyrex dish or 9x15 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F until brown.
Southwest Grilled BurgersThis seems like a lot of work for two burgers but they are yummy and you can make extra patties to freeze for future use. The avocado sauce and burger toppings are quick and easy to put together.
Tropical Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed DressingOn serving platter, arrange fruit in decorative pattern; sprinkle with coconut. Drizzle dressing over salad.
Choc-Peanut Butter CupcakesMmmmm good!
Creamy Key Lime BarsCool and delicious! Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place flour in medium bowl. Cut in butter using pastry blender or by pulling 2 table knives through flour in opposite directions until evenly mixed.
Toasted ChickenEasy and tasty. Put toasted bread in blender. Add spices, garlic, and salt. Blend till bread is in crumbs. Break one egg into bowl and add water to make 1/4 cup egg wash. Dip chicken parts in egg wash.
Blue (Aracana Hen)This is Blue, on account of her blue-green eggs she lays daily! She is an Aracana Hen who is just over 1 year old. Our family went to the "chicken lady" and picked 15 chickens. She was the last of our chickens to survive after a predator got into the coop.
Zoey (Wirehaired Fox Terrier)Zoey is a 9 year old purebred Wirehaired Fox Terrier. She became "my" pet when my roommate and I moved in together. 8 years ago, my roomie had just lost a wire hair and went to venture a "give-away" wire hair.
Use Pruned Tree Limbs as TrellisesUse hard wood branches you have pruned to at least five feet long in your garden as a trellis for climbing vines. It's perfect for sweet peas or peas. Looks absolutely pretty too.
Restain Old Kitchen CabinetsIf you want to redo or give a face-lift to aged kitchen cabinets, here's an inexpensive way to do it. It does require your time and effort. Try mixing two wood stains together to about the color of wood your kitchen cabinets were originally or if you prefer you can change the wood color altogether.
Stretch Fast Food Iced Tea With IceWhen you get iced tea from a fast food place, it is often too strong. If you are at the take out window, ask for an extra cup of ice water or just a cup of ice - then you can use it to dilute the iced tea to make it more tasty.
Father's Day BearHere is a quick and simple craft to make for dad for Father's Day out of a recycled honey bear.
Make Brillo Pad Last LongerTo prevent a Brillo pad from getting rusty, rinse after use then shake out all of the excess water. Make sure no more water comes out when you shake it. I even hit the pad against the sink wall a few times. The pad will last so much longer!
Frugal Hawaii VacationThese are some frugal ideas you can use while visiting Hawaii and still enjoy your vacation without paying as much. My daughter who was about 18 at the time, and I took a trip to the Island of Oahu. We stayed in a small room close to the International Market.
Product Review: Perma Soft II Denture...If you are like most of us and simply can't or don't choose to pay dentists to reline your dentures here is the answer for you! I had searched everywhere and hounded everyone I knew who might be able to help and finally found the answer on Ebay.
My Frugal Life: Can't Stop My Frugal WaysI grew up in a very frugal home. Although both of my parents worked, they were both very frugal and cost cutting. We kids didn't get what we wanted all the time, and we knew not to bug our parents at the store to buy a toy or candy. That is just the way it was.
Mini-Greenhouse From Plastic JugsI set out plants I grow from seed and they need protection from wind and pests. I use clear juice jugs with the bottom cut out and no lid as a mini greenhouse for each plant. The plants get off to a great start! This also works to start seeds in the garden.
Indian Pink Flower With Baby GrasshoppersIndian Pink Flower with Baby Grasshoppers on it. The is one of my favorite pictures I have taken. I did not see the baby grasshoppers on the flower until I uploaded my pictures.
Use Seasonal Napkins in CD Cases for CoastersHere's a cute tip for the frugal and festive folks: Use CD jewel cases as coasters for special occasions. Purchase seasonal/holiday cocktail napkins at a discount from the dollar store after the season has passed, insert them into empty jewel cases, and change with the occasions.
Planting Tomatoes in Milk JugsI plant my tomatoes in the bottom of milk jugs, with another plant on top such as peppers, and eggplants. I also made two milk jugs into a self watering planter for my strawberries, and used drink bottles to make a self watering, mini green house for the rose cuttings I'm propagating.
Defrost Frozen Vegetables Before CookingWhen preparing dinner in the evening, I pour the desired amount of any frozen vegetable that I plan to serve into a colander, set the colander into a bowl, and add hot water.
Lola Valley Park (OR)Whenever I walk through Lola Valley Park (located in Redford, MI), I always see something new. The park never disappoints me. I was walking through the park one evening and I saw these baby ducklings on a ledge by the Rouge river bank.
Advice For Healthy EatingAfter exploring the Atkins diet, Nutrisystem, and various other diets and diet advice, this is the best diet advice I have to offer. This simple advice will keep your weight in check and ensure that you have good health and energy.
Garden: Backyard Pinks (Dianthus)The variegated ones were given to me by a friend. The deep red ones were here when we bought the house.
Cows Cooling OffThe weather is getting nicer and the animals are enjoying it just as much as we are. I was thinking about taking a swim do to the heat when I drove by these cows and saw they had the same idea!
Scooter and Rascal (Ferrets)Scooter and Rascal are 7 year old Ferrets. Scooter was Adopted from a boy who could no longer keep him. We have a little dark colored girl ferret named Rascal, who was purchased for my daughter. Ferrets are such adorable pets, smart and very amusing!
Heirloom Seeds: Just Like Grandma and...One of the greatest days of my life is opening up that mailbox on a cold winter day in January and finding my seed catalogs. I spend hours trying to figure out what to grow and what space I will have available as I love to grow flowers too.
Make Monitor Print LargerIf you have difficulty seeing your monitor, rather than get your reading glasses, hold down the control key with your left hand and with hand on mouse scroll away from you to make the print larger. To make it normal again, scroll toward yourself. This makes life much easier.
Different Ways to Hang Dry Your ClothingWe live in a 2-bedroom, first floor apartment that has an attached garage. Since we can't hang our laundry outside, my husband installed some wash lines in the garage. During the warmer months I'm able to dry my clothes and save money on the electric bill by not having to use the dryer.
What is This Plant?I found this weed in my backyard. It's like a berry bush with purple/blue berries about 3/4 cm across. The berries, when squished, are greenish inside, not unlike a blueberry. There are massive amounts of seeds, and birds are fond of the berries. What could this weed be?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Black Vine #71706?I'm looking for Black Vine wallpaper #71706. Please advise where I can obtain one roll.
Cleaning PVC Outdoor Furniture?I have some PVC outdoor furniture in good shape, but dirty. How can I clean the grime without scratching the finish?
Reviews of Iaso Tea for Weight Loss?Has anyone tried Iaso Tea? This particular herbal tea was promoted on a local San Antonio, TX, morning program. It is suppose to promote weight loss?
Making a Cosmetic Bag from Silk Ties?How can I make a cosmetic bag from silk ties?
How Much Dry Food Should I Feed My Dog?I was given a large bag of dry dog food with no instructions on how much to feed my dog. She has always been fed wet food, but she seems to really enjoy this type of dry food. Apparently it is bagged from larger containers and the pet shop can't help.
Removing Cigarette Odor from Dolls?I recently bought a huge bunch of perfect condition Barbie dolls for my granddaughter. However, after I got them home, I realized that the former owner was a heavy smoker.
Where Can I Find a Terrycloth Mop For Hardwood Floors?I am looking for a terry cloth mop for use with Bellawood hardwood floor cleaner.
Using Fertilizer on Sandy Loam Soil?Would triple 13 fertilizer be good to use in sandy loam soil for a vegetable garden?
Orange Stains on Light Clothing?I am finding that with all of my lighter colored tops (especially cotton) that there is an orange stain around the collar and the sleeve holes, but not anywhere in the armpit.
Buying African Violets?When can you buy African violets, winter or summer?
Using Frontline for Dogs on a Cat?My son has an 18 year old cat (that he loves dearly!) and although she stays indoors she has acquired fleas. A friend is trying to get him to use Frontline Plus (for dogs) to kill the fleas and I am concerned about this.
Getting Gum Out of a Dryer?How do you remove melted chewing gum from a dryer?
Pea Plants Turning Yellow?Why are my peas turning yellow? They are planted in bagged compost.
Washing a "Dry Clean Only" Blouse?How can I wash a 100% silk blouse that has instructions to dry clean only?
Getting Rid of Garter Snakes?Do moth balls or Clorox help keep garter snakes away from the house and yard?
Homemade Flushable Wipes?How do you make flushable toilet wipes? They are becoming so expensive in the stores and I just cannot keep buying them so I want to make them. Anyone have good ideas on how to do this?
Killing Algae in Backyard Fishpond?Is there a recipe for vinegar to use in backyard ponds with fish? The pond has algae on top. I want to kill the algae without killing fish. The algae is taking the oxygen away from the fish. Please help.