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Old Fashioned Jelly RollAs a girl my Mother made many jelly rolls, they were a real treat every time. Later in life Mother told me they were usually made to use up jelly or because they are made with simple ingredients kept on hand. What ever the reason they are still a favorite of my family.
Turkey CretonCombine all ingredients together in frying pan, cook on low for 1 hour. Place in containers and refrigerate at least overnight. Use in a sandwich or a appetizer on your favorite crackers.
Chili Corn Bread CasserolePreheat oven to 400 degrees F. In 12 inch skillet, brown ground beef and onion over medium high heat; drain. Sit in Ragu sauce, beans and chili powder.
Almond Coconut MacaroonsSuper easy and if you want more than 8 macaroons, just double batch and use two baking sheets trading their oven rack space half way through the baking time.
Peach ParfaitIn medium bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually stir in sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice; blend well. Into each parfait glass, spoon about 1 tablespoon pie filling.
Applesauce PorkPork and apples go great together! The pork is tender and very tasty; my kids love it.
Garden: Shade Canopy With PlantsI use an old canopy to gather my potted plants and cuttings. I decorate the shade with decorative stepping stones and assorted garden-themed hangings. It makes me feel so relaxed just by looking at them and want to add more to my collection.
Cover Blackberries To Deter BirdsI use sheer curtains that I get from garage sales or Goodwill to cover my thornless blackberries to keep the birds from eating my berries.
Defrost Meats in Cooking PanRefrigerate or thaw your meat in the pan that you are going to cook it in. You create less dishes this way and it keeps your fridge free of drippings.
BamBam (Chihuahua Mix)BamBam is a 2 year old chihuahua mix. My neighbor knew our 13 year old dog died and she offered us a puppy. He likes to chase the vacuum when on, or balloons. We love him to death.
Use Low Wattage LED Light in FridgeMy refrigerator is a few years old and uses a 15 watt appliance incandescent bulb. Within seconds of opening the door, the light bulb is incredibly hot.
Scenery: Horseback Riding (Rouge Park,...I went out to Rouge Park the day after Memorial Day. As I was driving down Joy Road, I discovered that there was a riding stable run by the Buffalo Soldiers Club. They allow horseback riding on Saturday and Sunday for a small fee.
Hydrangeas Leaves Turning BrownHydranges Leaves Turning Brown. I got a hydrangea last summer. I have worked with the soil so that it changed to blue. The leaves are turning brown. Am I watering it too much or not enough?
Test Paint On CardboardIf your DIY store sells those tiny "taster" pots of paint, don't try them out on the wall. Paint each one on a piece of used cardboard and hold it up to the wall. You can see how it will look and not have to paint over different colours when you've chosen.
Cooling Tips in the SummerThe dog days of summer are soon upon us and that air conditioner looks mighty tempting, but keep these ideas in mind.
Yellow BegoniaThis yellow Non-Stop Begonia is beautiful and has been blooming constantly.
Sassy (Toy Poodle)Sassy was born August 24, 2009 we got her end of Oct. or Nov. of 2009, so we have had her about 8 months. She is a pure breed toy poodle. She loves to chase cars and torment all the cats.
Kitchen PoemA dear friend gave me this poem. She has gone to her reward now, but I think of her often. I hope when you read it you'll copy it and stick it on your fridge. Then smile every day.
Interesting Facts about CucumbersCucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day.
Growing Tomatoes Upside DownUse hanging baskets found in yard sales and in local Dollar Tree stores as the base for your own attractive hanging plants. I added grass clippings along the outside walls to hold in the soil or you can use moss.
Giraffe At Virginia Safari ZooWe were visiting the Virginia Safari Zoo in Natural Bridge Virginia. This is an amazing place to visit because you get so close up to the animals.
Wildlife: BumblebeeBumblebee on Giant Angelica Flowers. These flowers will eventually bloom with white blossoms.
Use Duct Tape on BlisterWhen one of our scouts or kids starts getting a hot spot ready to turn into a blister, especially when breaking in new shoes or boots or when hiking, we take a small piece of tape and cover the affected area. They are as good as new.
How Using A Garden Tiller Can Harm Your SoilOne of the fundamental principles of organic gardening is to build your soil. Using a garden tiller to work your soil may be a good way to avoid back-aches, using it too often, or under the wrong conditions, can actually break your soil down rather than help build it up.
Flowerbed After WeedingI was weeding by the pond early in the morning and realized there was a picture here just begging to be taken.
Frugal Bathroom CleanerGet a 1 1/2 liter empty bottle and add into 20-30 grams (approx. 1 oz.) of any washing powder, 20 ml white vinegar (1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp.), and juice of a half a lemon. Now fill the bottle half with water and shake it well.
Save Glass Jars for Homemade Iced TeaUse spaghetti sauce jars in the summer as tea jars. They are just the right size. Most people like to drink their cold ice tea from a jar in the south.
Precious (Ferret)Precious is a 1 year old Ferret. I adopted her through Kijiji.ca from a woman who adopts the litter when they are young and trained them. By the time you adopt the ferrets they are litter trained and they do not bite. They like people.
Zeus (English Mastiff)Zeus is an 8 year old Pure bred English Mastiff (all 220 lbs of him!) It was love at first sight when I found him on petfinders.com and I had to have him!
Finding Electrical Schematics for Foodsaver Professional II?I need the electrical schematics for my Foodsaver Professional II. It worked great for 15 years and all of a sudden I've got 3 blinking LEDS and it doesn't work. I thank all of you for any help you can give me.
Leaves on Dwarf Pear Curling and Turning Black?I have a young pear tree that is two years old, dwarf stock. It has steadily got very bushy, but they recommend you don't cut it back. The leaves are turning black and curling, what can I use? I don't want to lose my tree.
Removing Nicotine Stains on the Exterior of a Refrigerator?Can any one tell me how to remove nicotine stains from the exterior of a refrigerator/freezer? What products can I purchase for the job? Please.
Bread Machine Flashing Error Code HE?I'm trying to make dough and my machine is flashing now saying H:E. What does that mean?
Dumpster Diving: Free Stuff?Lately, I've been hearing and reading articles on dumpster diving. It's something I'm really willing to do it since it helps reduce waste and many other reasons. The thing is where are some good places to look for food, clothes, random things, etc.?
Growing Cherry Trees in Texas?How do you grow cherry trees in Texas from seeds? How do you prep the seeds?
Where Can I Buy a Galloping Gourmet Perfection Aire Extender Ring?I need a 3 1/2 inch extender ring for a Galloping Gourmet Perfection-Aire oven, Model C2000. This is an old item. How can I get one?
Recipes for Feeding a Family Inexpensively?I am looking for cheap recipes that will feed a family of 5. Thanks.
Re-texturing Heavily Textured Walls?My kitchen was previously finished with VERY deep, swirly texture on the walls. Some of the texture is well over 1/2 inch deep. Of course, it is miserable to clean. I do like the look of Tuscany texture, within reason.
Shopping for Fabric On-line?Can anyone recommend a website where I might find and purchase the same fabric of the dress I bought? It is a black and white cotton, with apple green accents, in a large abstract daisy print.
How Do I Make Party Platters for a Birthday Party?I need to know how I can make party platters and what to use, for a 60th birthday?
Additional Home Treatment for an Anemic Cat?My cat is extremely anemic. Tests have shown no parasites, no infection, and no feline leukemia. I don't have much money. A blood transfusion has been suggested at $500 and a bone marrow test for $1000. These are out of my reach.
Freezing Soup?Can I freeze cold cucumber soup?
Getting Rid of Pests on Potatoes?How do you get rid of garden pests on potatoes? In the past we would use potato dust, but it is not available anymore. Thanks in advance.
Business Name Ideas for a Handyman and Renovation Service?I'm looking for a business name for a "handyman and renovation" service. His name is Mike. Thanks.
Suggestions for Healthy Weight Loss?My daughter is getting married in September and I would like to look the best I can be at my senior age. I want to lose 25 lbs by then, in a healthy way. This community of women and men must have a lot of knowledge about the best way to do this. I would appreciate any advice.
Add Apple Cider Vinegar to Pet's Drinking Water?Is apple cider vinegar good for cats too?
Getting Rid of Frog in My Yard?Does anyone know how to rid toads/frogs from your garden? They "talk" all night and it is impossible to get a nights rest.
Growing and Propagating Peperomia?I have a Peperomia Golden Gate house plant. It has grown to over a foot tall. I have to prop the top off, because it falls over from being so heavy. Is there a way to cut the top off and get a start off it?
Repairing a Leaky Kenmore Refrigerator?My Kenmore refrigerator leaks badly. We never set it up to make ice even though it has that capability. It was purchased new and is level. There is no water ever in the drip pan. How do we access the filters or drains to effect a repair? New in 2003...
How Can I Shrink a T-shirt?How do I make my t-shirt shrink?
Clear Iodine?I am trying to find "white iodine" and am having nothing but problems. Any ideas?
Fabric Bag Has Worn Corners?My Anniv fabric bag is wearing on the bottom corners. What can be done to repair this problem?
Is My Basil Getting Too Much Water?My basil plants are not a deep green, are they getting too much rain?
Recovering Throw Pillows Without Sewing?I am trying to take some ugly old throw pillows and redo them. I cannot sew very well, does anyone have any ideas how I can make some cool pillows out of these old ones?
What to Do if You Find an Abandoned Duck Nest?About 2 or 3 weeks ago, we noticed a mama duck near our front porch on a nest with 10 eggs under her. She has been there 24/7, except occasionally, probably to get food and water for herself. Not for 2 days we have not seen her. What do we do about the 10 eggs?
Removing Permanent Marker From Doll Faces?How do I get permanent marker off of a doll's face?
Overly Timid Dog?How can I stop my dog from being so scared of everything?
Cooking Lamb in a Slow Roaster?What is the best way to cook a leg of lamb in a slow cooker?
Free Crochet Picture Frame Mat Pattern?I would like to find a free crochet pattern for a picture frame mat made with crochet thread. Thanks.
Costume Ideas for Egyptian Themed Vacation Bible School?Our VBS this year is Egyptian themed. Has anyone any ideas for making my costume for that period? Dress, headdress, etc. We can order from VBS supplier, but thought something more original would be fun!
Dog Odors in a Basement?How do I remove pet odor from a concrete basement floor?
Safe Alternative to Chemical Hair Dye?Does hair dye cause cancer? What can I use in its place? I have graying temples and crown. Thank you.
Growing a Grapefruit from Seed?I have a grapefruit that was started from seed, I do not know the variety. It is about 18 inches in height now and pretty healthy. The leaves are like a double leaf, in that there is a smaller section near the stem then a larger leaf beyond that.
Can I Freeze Potatoes?I would like to know how to freeze potatoes?
Free Home Renovation?I have a home and it is in need of great repair. I don't have the money to pay for renovation and I would like to know if there is a free program on TV that I can enter or a company that will do it for free?
Removing Tar From The Dryer?How do I remove tar from inside of the dryer?
Creative Ideas for Setting Up a Kindergarten Classroom?I'm a kindergarten teacher. Does anyone have ideas for how to set up my classroom in a creative way?
Ideas for 80th Birthday Party Games?Any ideas for games to be played at an 80th birthday party?
How Do I Freeze Greens?I have just started a vegetarian-vegan lifestyle. I found a wonderful sale of fresh collard greens, beets with their greens, and similar produce and bought a lot of them. I wondered if these could be frozen so that they do not spoil before I am able to consume my bounty?
Briggs and Stratton Mower Leaking Gas at Spark Plug?What could cause my Briggs and Stratton to pour gas out of where the spark plug goes in?
Recipe for Kernel Seasons Caramel Flavor Popcorn Seasoning?Does anyone have a copycat recipe for Kernel Seasons caramel flavor popcorn seasoning? I enjoy it immensely at the movies, and it seems like it could be replicated at home somehow. I'd like to try a homemade version before buying the product. Any ideas?
How Do I Keep My Hair Color from Fading?I colour my hair red and it always looks great for the first few days, but then the colour fades. I have used different brands and it makes no difference. My hair is oily so I have to wash it every day. Any tips how to prevent the fading?
Growing Morning Glories?Will Convolvulus Cantabrica (perennial morning glories) grow in mid-Michigan zone 6?
Pruning Rugosa Roses?I know that all I have to do is trim my Rugosa Roses to keep them under control. Will a hard prune on these out of control branches create a problem for the whole plant and would it be better to prune now or can I leave it until after they bloom?