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Golden Pumpkin SoupThis recipe is very old and originated, (I believe) in the mountains of New Zealand. It was introduced to our family by an exchange student from that country while he was living with our next door neighbors and studying in the USA.
Pop Pot RoastPlace the roast in a pan which has a tight cover. Sprinkle the garlic powder over roast. Spread with soup. Next, sprinkle the dry onion soup mix over the top and pour the Coke or Pepsi over all.
Cheddar BruschettaA tasty twist for traditional bruschetta. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place bread slices on foil lined baking sheet and bake for 4 to 5 minutes on each side to toast.
SnickerdoodlesA favorite cinnamon sugar cookie that pleases many people.
Creamy Grape SaladSo cool and refreshing on a hot summer evening. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until blended. Add grapes and toss to coat.
Tarragon IceI love this! I bought an ice cream maker just so I could do it faster. You can also spoon it into a martini glass and pour vodka over it.
Ham, Cheese And Noodle CasseroleCook noodles according to package instructions. When cooked add the rest of the ingredients and bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.
Use Mall Freebies as Walking MotivationUse your freebie mall coupons as an incentive to get out and mall walk! I am motivating myself by getting freebies, and then I stay to walk and window shop.
No Sinking Spoon Strategy for OatmealI always eat oatmeal with a spoon. By the time I add a tablespoon of condensed milk mixed in some hot water to make it milky, butter, and sugar free waffle/pancake syrup, it is very likely that at some point during my breakfast the spoon will fall in.
Recycle Branches as Trellises on Your Chain Link FenceI have lots of branches and I always weave them on the top and bottom into the fence in different designs, some of the crosses, some of them different shapes to get my morning glories to grow up them. I have just started on mine this year.
Removing Lint from the DryerRe-use your just used dryer sheet to remove the lint from the lint-screen. It grabs the lint easily and it will help preserve your manicured nails!
Frog Birthday InvitationThis cute frog invitation has been designed on flat card rather than a folded mount. The envelope is decorated using a smaller version of the card design.
Delete Spam Emails In BatchesTo quickly get rid of a lot of the spam in your email box, just do this. As you check your new mail, go down the list and check the little box next to the spam mail as you go down the list.
Make Dog Area With AstroTurfHere's what I made for my dogs to relax on. I had leftover outside green AstroTurf like stuff, so I made my dogs an area alongside of the house and they like to go there and the cat enjoys it too.
Use Yarn Instead of Cotton BallsI have discovered a better way to remove nail polish then using cotton balls. I have wadded up a bit of yarn until it was like a little ball and wet it with nail polish remover and it worked better.
Garden: Rose (Spain)That was in Barcelona, Spain. We went to a Natural Park and I just took a picture of that flower. I just liked the color of it and the background.
Scenery: Key West Rooster (FL)Key West, FL is not only known for Duval Street merriment and its artsy, laid-back atmosphere, but also for its resident six-toed cats at the Hemingway House and roaming poultry!
Herbal Insect RepellentAdd essential oil to 1 cup of high alcohol content vodka in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid and shake vigorously. Rub a small amount on exposed skin and/or dab fairly sparingly on clothing.
Jetta (Labrador)Jetta is a 2 year old Labrador. I got Jetta when she was only 2 weeks old, she was so tiny and sick. My daughter's Lab had puppies (12) Jetta was the last born. We took her to see our Vet, his suggestion was not what we wanted to hear.
Re-use Empty Make Up ContainersRe-use the tops or bottoms of plastic loose powder containers when the container is empty as a mixing tray for blush, powder, and even lipstick. They can also be used to hold pencil shavings and other small utensils for making up the face.
Socks (Cat)Socks is a 4 years old. I got him from a teacher at school. He is just a barn cat. He likes to play chase and he loves to play with feathers and ropes.
Are the Dishes Clean or Dirty?Here is a simple way to make a tag for your dishwasher to end the confusion of dishes that are "clean" or "dirty". I picked up free paint sample cards, taped them back to back with double stick tape, and clipped them on the front of the dishwasher with a magnetic clip.
Sour Cream to Make Cake Batter MoistAdd a cup of sour cream to cake batter to help make it moist and fluffy. Really good in a chocolate cake. Also lemon cake.
Mojo (Cat)After Mojo was neutered, the vet said to try to keep the halo on him for about two weeks. After about 8 hours Mojo said, "I don't think so!" He turned into a crazy cat trying to rip it off. We think he might have a resentment over the ordeal.
Gizmo (Chihuahua)Gizmo is an 11 month old Chihuahua from a private breeder. I got Gizmo on November 6, 2009. Gizmo likes to play fetch, and go for car rides.
Make Bathmats Out of TowelsInstead of using bath rugs that are hard to keep clean, I use cheap small towels to step out of the tub on. I just replace it daily.
Scenery: Sunrise (Lake Conway, AR)The sun coming up on the lake and I had to get up and take a picture of it. I loved the colors of the sky that morning, breathtaking. This is Lake Conway, in Conway Arkansas, looking out my front door.
Summer Play TentA cute little tent to set up and let your kids have all sorts of fun with through out the summer! And if your kids are a bit older, (say age 9 and above) this could be a fun project for you and them to work on together.
My Frugal Life: Car FreeWhat I have done for years is be car free. I have been riding my recumbent tricycle almost everywhere I go. That is, unless it rains. Then I either stay home or I ask for one of the large 50 gallon trash bags and that becomes a poor man's poncho.
Tips for Gardening With Small ChildrenStudies show that children, no matter how small, can benefit socially, physically, and academically from participating in gardening. Here are some helpful tips for getting (and keeping) small children engaged in gardening.
Rubbing Alcohol for Carpet StainsAlcohol rubbed on carpet using white paper towels (no colors) has removed rust stains, coffee stains, and pet stains containing multi-colors from food. My husband dropped a glass of purple grape juice on a light gray carpet.
Store Iced Tea in Sealed JarIced tea will last longer once it is made if you store it in a sealed glass jar instead of a plastic pitcher.
Angels on the Path GardenAngels are leaving angels on the Path Garden again. Here are pictures of the newest ones. If this keeps up I may have to change the name to Garden of Angels.
Finding a Distributor for Homemade Pies?I make sweet potato pies and need to now how to get a distributor to take my product to supermarkets.
Blossoms Falling Off Tomato Plants?I have purchased three tomato plants. They have grown in the past 3 weeks and gotten several yellow blooms on them, but then they fall off. I have grown tomatoes before and this has not happened. What is the problem?
Using a Scunci Steamer?How do I use a Scunci Steamer? Thank you.
What's the best way to get drains unclogged?How do I unclog drains?
Advice for Hard Dry Cuticles?I have dry, hard cuticles in the summer and in Florida, no less! I've done the topical application of oils, Chapstick, gloves and socks at night and it works temporarily. But I'm thinking what's the cause?
Getting Rid of Raspberry Plants?How do you get rid of raspberry plants? These are non-fruit bearing plants. I keep cutting them back and have sprayed with weed killer and bleach.
Getting Rid Of Vinca?How can I kill vinca minor, periwinkle, that I am trying to remove to change the landscape? What weed killer will work on the emerging vines?
Avocado Trees Are Flowering?How long does it take for the avocado to mature on my tree grown from seed? I have several avocados now and am waiting for them to grow, the flowers started around March or April.
Freezer Meals - Tips and Recipes?Does anyone know what recipes and/or foods can be frozen?
Caring for Day Lilies?My day lilies started to bloom fine early in April, then when it started to get hot the stems started turning yellow and dying back. It also stopped blooming. I water it in well a couple times a week and it gets lots of evening sun. I don't know what to do.
Cake Icing/Frosting Recipes?What sort of shortening is used in an icing sugar recipe? This recipe calls for butter plus shortening.
What Breed is My Dog?I just got a puppy, the owner had said they believe she was just about a year. They also said she is Lab Shepherd mix. So I wanted to get some other opinions. What do you think?
How Do I Remove Permanent Marker from the Dryer?How do you get marker out of a dryer?
Information on the Mother Daughter Banquet Organization?We are organizing for a Mother/daughter banquet at our church. This idea was picked up at a Baptist Convention. We have general objectives, but no specific objectives. This organization (Mother Daughter Banquet) is meant to bring the women closer together.
Disappearing Zucchini Blossoms?What is snapping the flowers off my zucchini plants? We have a 2 ft. fence around it.
Pet Urine Stains on Sub-flooring?I'm replacing carpet in livingroom that a dog has gone to the bathroom on. How do I seal the subfloor so the urine smell doesn't come through?
Plunging Clogged Toilet Backs Up Into Tub and Sink?I have a clogged toilet. When I plunge it the stuff starts coming up in the tub and sink in the bathroom. Any suggestions?
Pruning a Scheflera Shrub?How do I prune a scheflera that is not a dwarf?
Keeping Dog Off the Bed?My problem is big dogs and big messes. I have an old St. Bernard who is the dirtiest dog ever. He likes rolling in mud and jumping on the bed, gobbling up dog food and drooling it all over my nice clean comforter. Any advice on sure-fire ways to keep my bed fresh and clean?
Dye Transfer From Jeans to a Leather Purse?How do you remove blue jean dye off of an white leather purse?
Leaves on Clematis Turning Black?I have black leaves on my clematis. What is the reason and what's the cure?
Healthy Midnight Snack Ideas?I have a habit of getting up in the middle of the night and snacking. Any suggestions on foods that would be considered "lite" and not too heavy on the stomach?
Growing Gardenias?I put my gardenia plant in it's pot outside for the summer and it was doing fine. But now something is chewing on it's leaves. Can anyone tell me what it could be and what I can do to stop it?
Getting Rid of Ground Squirrels?I need the recipe for getting rid of ground squirrels. Thanks!
Re-Dyeing Hair After Removing Color?I just recently went to the salon and got black stripped out of my hair and had them dye it back to a light brown. How long should I wait to dye my hair again? I was wanting to dye it Burgundy with blonde underneath.
Pattern for Canvas Mesh and Ribbon Cross?I am looking for a pattern for a canvas mesh cross that is about 2 inches high and done with narrow ribbon. Can you help me? Thanks!