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Slow Cooker ApplesThere is nothing that can compare to the smell of apples being slow cooked and what better way to fix them? Fill crock pot with peeled and sliced apples, add 1/2 cup of water, spices and butter, if using.
Kiwi-Strawberry JellyMy mother and I were experimenting and made this jelly. Its the best tasting besides regular strawberry preserves I've ever had.
Grilled Spicy Baby Back RibsSo easy. Preheat grill to high heat. Combine cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small lidded jar and shake to mix.
Candied Sweet PotatoesArrange potatoes cut in half lengthwise in uncovered baking dish. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in saucepan. Boil 5 minutes. Pour over potatoes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes.
Econo CookiesCream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add well beaten eggs and soda that has been dissolved in hot water. Add flour and rest of ingredients. Mix well and chill.
Swiss DipMix all ingredients together, cook in pan till bubbles. Serve on dark breads, crackers, or veggies.
Beef StroganoffSaute' mushrooms and onions in 2 Tbsp. butter and remove from pan. Remove fat and bone from steak and cut into chunks. Melt remaining butter in pan; coat meat with flour and brown. Add salt and bouillon mixture.
CheesecakeGrease 9x13 inch pan with melted butter. Pour extra in with cake mix and egg to form dough. Press this in the pan to form a crust. Mix eggs, cream cheese, vanilla, lemon juice and powdered sugar until cream; pour into crust.
Fruit SaladMix ingredients together except whipped topping. Cool several hours before serving. Mix in whipped topping. Serves 12.
Seal Cracks in Wood StoveYou can seal cracks in a wood stove with this simple old-time homemade cement: Put a cupful of wood ashes in an old can, add about half a cup of salt, and slowly stir in enough water to make a stiff paste. Plaster the broken places in the metal with this mixture.
Collectibles For KidsKids love to start collections, but these collections can get too pricey. The latest collecting fad for kids hardly has the intention of keeping a parent's wallet full. However, there are many things that children can collect that aren't pricey but are fun.
Storing StrawberriesStop strawberries from spoiling and make them last 7-10 days by washing berries well and setting them on a paper towel to dry. Turn them over after an hour. When they are completely dry, line the plastic box or container they came in with a paper towel.
Wildlife: Fish (Mud-Puppy?)This is a photo of a very strange fish that one of my son's buddies caught. I'm not completely sure, but I think that this fish may be called a mud-puppy. It was caught in an Alabama river.
Clean Windows With Watered Down All Purpose CleanserI know that everyone who loves this particular site will love this tip. For cleaning mirrors, etc. I don't bother making any concoction; I just use my empty bottle of all purpose cleanser (that I always keep in a spray bottle anyway).
Lucille (Cat)This is a kitten that my daughter's cat had. She decided to make herself at home on my lawn chair. I went out there to sit down, but I just didn't have the heart to disturb her, she looked so comfortable. Her name is Lucille, and she has blue eyes.
Riley, Mia And Snickers (Dogs)Riley, Mia and Snickers may be different sizes but are best friends. And yes all dogs get along. Mia is like the mom of the group and Riley the dad. The smallest one is Snickers he is the baby of the group
Move Rocks With RakeMost of the rocks that I move are for edging, which would make them around bowling-ball size. The tines of the rake hook onto the ragged edges of the rocks very well, and you can just move them along the ground without having to bend over.
4th of July Party ShakerRed, white, and yoo-hoo! Celebrate America's Independence Day with these festive noisemakers!
Scenery : Koala At Zoo (NE Australia)This picture was taken in the North-East Australia, in a zoo. Koala is so cute, isn't it?
Use Liquid Shoe Polish On Older ShoesWhen you first get your shoes, a cream polish may be best - but as your shoes age a liquid shoe polish will spruce them up and cover all the scuffed areas.
Avoid Rust Rings from Shaving Cream CansTo save your bathroom tub from getting rust rings on the edges from shaving cream cans, place an old coaster that is not being used anymore on the edge of the tub then place the shaving cream can on top of it. No more rust rings to scour out!
Turn Leftover Burgers Into Pizza BurgersIf you have left-over burgers from the grill, put them in a skillet and top with pepperoni and pizza sauce. Simmer until good and hot. Top with mozzarella cheese and cover with a lid until cheese is melted.
Scenery: Sunset in SaskatchewanMy children and I were watching the sunset over the North Saskatchewan River on Canada Day (July 1st, 2009). It is breathtaking.
Keep a Wet Washcloth Nearby at BedtimeI get hot sweats at night. Before I go to bet I get a facecloth wet and put it on my night stand then turn on my ceiling fan. When the hot sweat comes, I put the cloth on my chest.
Eliminating Diaper Pail OdorInstead of having a stinky diaper pail in my son's room, I use plastic grocery bags stuffed into empty 12 pack soda "fridge packs" and slide the whole thing under the changing table. I hang the bags by the handles off of the Diaper Depot.
Using Blue Mesh For Garden PlantsI have been looking at an excerpt from a book on earthclinic.com. Basically it says that if you form a blue mesh tent out of gauze and put it over a plant, it will help the plant grow.
Sort Mail in Front EntryWhile organizing my front entryway, I realized I needed places for junk mail which I recycle, bills, and items to be shredded. I hung some attractive straw purses on my coat rack with labels for each.
Using Up Jam That Didn't Set CorrectlyI stumbled on this site because it offered several remedies to fix my too thin jellies/jams. I am not a big recipe follower; always "knowing" that something else would taste great in the recipe.
Belle (Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix)Belle is an 8 Month Old Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix. I placed this pup and then the person who had it could not keep it since it was too rambunctious for the house. So I asked if I could take the pup myself and the person said Yes.
Ceasar (Yorkshire Terrier)Ceasar is a 4 year old Yorkshire Terrier. I got him from a breeder. He likes to play with his toys.
Homemade Fabric Freshener (Febreze)I find that Febreze will freshen but the smell only lasts a few hours and with our very humid environment, Febreze does not dry. So I came up with this great home-made Febreze. It really works.
Take Cell Phone Photo Of Sale SignsWhen checking out at Kohl's, my granddaughter realized we had been overcharged. There was a large sign stating that the jewelry was 50% off. She took a cell phone picture of the sign. We went to Customer Service, she showed them the picture and we got the correct price.
Filing for Bankruptcy?Have any of you declared bankruptcy? What was the experience like for you? We are possibly going to have to declare bankruptcy for our business due to husband's poor money management skills. He won't let me see the bills.
Where Can I Buy Energine Cleaner?I am having trouble finding Energine cleaner. Do you know what stores carry it? Thank you!
Cranberry Juice Stain on Clothing?I spilled vodka and cranberry juice all over my new very expensive underwear when getting ready to go out. I have washed them with non-bio detergent in the washing machine which didn't work. What can I do?
Green Stains on White Silk Cloth?I had a white cloth which is made of silk. This had green and brown borders. I accidentally machine washed it instead of dry cleaning. Now I see green and brown patches all over cloth. Can you suggest me some ways to bring the cloth to its original colors?
What is Topping My Tomatoes?An animal is eating the leaves and stem of my tomato plants starting at the top of the plant. Some branches were 3-4 feet long. I noticed it yesterday and put deer and rabbit Scram 18 inches out from the base of plants. I checked them this morning. Still had the problem.
Paint Color Ideas for Exterior Door?I have a house in the country with a new front door. However, the color is difficult to choose. The new door is a sandy-beige and needs to be stained on the outside. We have a red roof with red brick that has semi-noticeable navy blue blotches.
Saving a Tree Struck By Lightening?I have a 20 year old weeping willow tree that was recently hit by lightening. It only broke a small branch off, but left a wound on the bark near the top of the trunk. It has since lost all its leaves.
Starting Roses from Cuttings?How do you grow roses from cuttings?
Crochet Sweater Pattern Using Only Rectangles?Does anyone have a crochet pattern (using just rectangles ) to make a sweater or jacket? I found some sites online, but found out that they were no longer in existence.
White Spots on Zucchini Leaves?There are little white spots on some of the leaves of my thriving zucchini. They are under and above like a light white powder dot. Any ideas?
Can you get whiter skin?Well, my race is actually black, but I was born with very fair skin, like white skin tone, when I was a baby. When I got older it turned to light yellow skin tone and I have stayed out of the sun and always kept my light yellow complexion.
Repairing a Good Housekeeper Sewing Machine?I have an old Good Housekeeper sewing machine that needs some repair. Where are some locations in my area? It was given to me. Thank you.
Avocado Seed Has Roots But No Stem?I am growing an avocado tree from seed. I did as directed and now have a great root system, but nothing coming from the top of the seed yet. Is this normal? Do I just need patience or should there already have been greens sprouting?
Using a Dishwasher with Well Water?I am having a problem with using my dishwasher with well water. My dishes have film on them. Any suggestions?
Removing Murphy Oil Soap Residue from Wood Floor?How do I remove Murphy Oil Soap residue from my engineered wood floor?
Deadheading Lilies?How do I dead head lilies?