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Marinated Cherry TomatoesA nice little chilled side dish. Mix all ingredients well, except for the tomatoes, in a bowl.
Chicken EnchiladasChop green chili peppers. Mix cream of chicken soup, chili peppers, sour cream, and onions. Wrap chicken, soup mixture and cheese in tortilla shells.
Easy Spaghetti Hot DishBrown ground beef with the salt and pepper added. Saute' onion and celery with browned ground beef for a few minutes. Empty spaghetti cans into casserole.
Chicken StroganoffTastes good and easy to prepare. Put chicken in crock pot, mix rest of ingredients and put on top of chicken breasts, being sure to completely cover them.
Rosa Marina Fruit SaladThis is ambrosia with a twist. Everyone loves it. I only make it for special occasions!
Easy Dumpling SoupSimple and fast recipe for dumpling soup.
Summertime Strawberry PieThis is my favorite summer dessert. This is the first pie I make when I start seeing those beautiful red strawberries pop in the grocery store or farmers markets.
Funny: After The BathLittle Libby loves to play after her bath. Her new 'do' is simply a towel-dried time of pleasure!
Write Favorite Recipes in CookbookTake a favorite cook book of yours and write in your favorite family recipes on the flyleaf of the book, to avoid having to look them up each time that you use them.
Product Review: Pet Hair Eliminator BroomIt is the best broom I have ever used and has outlasted two vacuum cleaners. I use it before I vacuum, because it gets most of the dirt, paper, dog hair, etc. that gets tracked in on the living room carpet.
In Memory of Koda (Lab/Shepherd Mix)Koda was 14 when she passed away last month. She was a Lab/Shepherd Mix. We adopted her from the Humane Society when she was around 1 year old. In her prime, she loved swimming, running and playing with her dog buddies.
Five Great Reasons To Visit a Botanical GardenAccording to Wikipedia's definition, botanical gardens are "well-tended parks displaying a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. They may contain specialist plant collections such as cacti and succulent plants, herb gardens, plants from particular parts of the world, and so on."
Daisy (Lab - German Shepherd)Daisy is 4 1/2 months old and a Lab - German Shepherd cross. She came to us by chance as god sent, through an old friend that needed help with money. We made an exchange but I think that we were the real winners in this process.
Recycled Note HolderThis is a recycled craft that the kids can make for dad on his special day (with a little help from mom). It is made from a french fry container from McDonald's.
Bottle Your Own BeveragesRecycle standard size, screw-cap soft drink bottles for your family. I have found using the screw-cap soft drink bottles are wonderful for taking drinks with me to work for my small office refrigerator. They freeze very well and are great for car trips.
Bambi (Deer)This baby was found in the bush, near a friends farm last summer, all by itself his mother had been killed by a hunter. He loved to go for walks on a long lead.
Chicken Livers to Reduce Dog SheddingTo minimize my Welsh Corgi's shedding problem, I cook up chicken livers once a week and give her a couple pieces mixed in with her dog food. The liver makes her coat soft and shiny and she hardly sheds at all. It's a miracle!
Be Careful What Your Bird Plays WithMy daughter made a lanyard for her phone using beads and chain. Recently, her Masked Indian Ringneck (MIR) parakeet was chewing on her lanyard and managed to get one of the beads off of the chain.
Unemployment Filing TipsIn this economy, one never knows when unemployment will happen. My husband's trade will layoff and furlow regularly and I have learned a few tricks to make it quicker to file and start receiving payments.
Egg Cartons For SeedlingsWhen growing small flower seeds use biodegradable egg trays. When the seedlings are ready for planting in the garden just pop the whole tray in the garden and cover tray with soil.
Use Old Swimsuit For ExercisingLast year I purchased a new woman's swim suit for myself. I didn't know what to do with the smaller one that I couldn't wear to the pool. I contemplated on whether to donate it to the Good Will or Salvation Army, but I came up with another solution.
My Frugal Life: Living The LifestyleI have been a single parent now for 9 1/2 years. My kids are now teenagers, and we have been living the 'frugal lifestyle'. When we first began our journey, we have had lots and lots of criticism and were branded as, 'the poor folk'.
Recycled Domino PinUse your imagination and leftover scraps from other craft projects to create one-of-a-kind pins for yourself or for inexpensive gifts. This pin was created using a domino, canceled postage stamps, a tiny button, and gold embroidery thread.
Swarm Of BeesOnce in a life time. I looked out my window and this is what I saw; a swarm of bees on my flower bush. I called a beekeeper, but they left while I was giving directions to my home for him to get them. We took this picture there can be 1,500 to 30,000 bees in each swarm.
Garden: Wild RoseThis rose was growing here when I moved in four years ago. I am not a gardener, so I pretty much ignored it. However, this year I have begun the task of cleaning the yard and have found all kinds of sweet little surprises.
Admire Gardens While At Garage SalesI love to garden but I also like to spend leisure time at garage sales; sometimes I combine the two. Whenever the host(ess) of the sale is an avid gardener, I often admire their work and tell them so.
Put Sensitive Shredded Documents in Used DiapersFor those who still have diaper duty at home and shred their sensitive documents. Throw some of that shredded paper in the diaper before you wrap it up and toss it out. No one will be willing to try and piece that info back together.
Marley (Yorkie)We adopted Marley from our daughter when he was 18 weeks old, when she discovered she was moving and couldn't take him with her. He is two years old and a Yorkie.
Removing Liquid Makeup Stains on Fabric Purse?I managed to spill half a bottle of "True Match" L'oreal liquid makeup on my Guess purse; I think it's cotton, but I'm not sure. Can anyone help me? It's brand new and I really hope I can fix it!
Removing Rust from Cast Iron Pan?How do I remove rust from cast iron skillets?
Uses for Alum Around the House?What other uses does alum have around the house besides cleaning a dirty bathtub?
Cleaning a Birdbath?I have a birdbath that I love, but due to some other circumstances, it's been sitting in the garden, dirty and attracting nothing, but flies, I'll bet.
Kenmore Ice Maker Dispensing Ice Behind the Bin?Ice is being dispensed behind the ice bin toward the back of the freezer in my Kenmore side by side. Does anyone have any suggestions why and how to fix this? Thanks.
Spruce Tree is Dropping Needles and Branches Dying?We have a spruce about 30 feet tall that has been here since we moved in 5 years ago. Recently on the back side (little/no sun) all the needles have fallen off and the branches are brown. Then some of the middle of the tree branches are facing down like the needles are too heavy..
Preventing and Eliminating Kidney Stones?How could I get rid of my granular size stones in my kidney? My doctor told me that it's okay, however I feel a recurring back pain and leg pain that I suspect to be results of those granular stones in my kidneys as the medical scan shows.
Ford R8 Riding Mower Won't Start After Replacing the Fuel Line?I have riding lawn mower Ford R8 using Briggs and Stratton engine 8HP. After I replaced the gas line, I am having problems trying to start the engine. Anyone have an idea what should I do next? Thanks.
Repairing a George Foreman Lean Green Grilling Machine?I have a Lean Mean Grilling Machine. I've had it for a few years. I don't use it much, but the non-stick has been coming of for some time now and food has been sticking as of late. In addition the lower plate no longer heats up.
Recycled Jeans Crafts?What can be made with old jeans?
Mophead Hydrangea Flower Buds not Blooming?My mophead hydrangea has flower buds, but only a few open up. What am I doing wrong?
Removing Tape From Windows?Have you ever had unwanted tape left over on windows and glass surfaces? Spread a thin portion of smooth peanut butter on the taped area. Wait 2-3 hours and use a putty blade or any any flat somewhat sharp tool.
Recipe for Walmart Bean and Vinegar Salad?I need a bean and vinegar cold salad recipe. I bought it at Walmart, but l lost the great recipe. I need it, because it is so good.
Removing Deodorant Stains on Cotton Poly Blend Clothes?How do I remove deodorant stains on shirts? They are underarm stains on cotton and polyester blends.
Amish Macaroni Salad Recipe?I have bought a vinegar salad with noodles at Walmart. I understand it is Amish. Does anyone have the recipe?
Hen and Chicks Plants are Dying?I have a house plant looks like a hen and chicks, but as it opens it has like cotton that spreads across it. I think it is called a spiderweb welock, but it seems to be slowly dying. I am not sure how to take care of it; I have tried everything.
Storing Soap Made from Leftover Soap Pieces?After making bars of soap from pieces, how should they be stored?
Dog Pees in House When One of the Owners Not at Home?I have a 3 year old female Siberian Husky. We adopted her a little over two years ago from the Humane Society. She is completely housebroken and over all a very well behaved dog.
What Breed is My Dog?Is my Chihuahua (Roxy) actually a mix or a Min Pin/Chi mix? I get comments that she is a mix, but I bought her from a Chihuahua breeder in Kansas, MO.
Making Your Own Skin Care Products?I've got oily skin in the t-zone. I don't have a lot of money to buy certain toners, cleansers, and moisturizers. I really want to start taking care of my skin better. Do you know of any homemade remedies that could replace all three of these things? Thanks.
Locating a Wildlife Watching Club?I am looking for a wildlife watching club in southeastern North Carolina. Does anyone know of a wildlife (not just birds, but all wildlife) watching club in the southeastern portion of NC? Preferably close to Fayetteville, Lumberton, or even down as far as Florence, SC.
Painting Walls to Coordinate With Burgundy Carpet?What color do I paint the living room walls? I have black furniture, wrought iron with glass tables, and burgundy carpet and curtains? I am wanting to sell.