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Bachelor Beef StewLayer all ingredients beginning with meat. Save the tapioca to sprinkle over the top of all other ingredients. Put in 5 qt. kettle and tightly cover. Bake at 300 degrees F and do not peek until 5 hours have passed.
Jane's QuicheMy sister friend Jane made this to bring to work. It is the best ever using the two kinds of cheese.
Pineapple SundaeEasy frozen dessert.
Easy SpaghettiLightly brown beef in shortening. Add onion and green pepper, sauteing lightly and stirring occasionally. Add soups, water and garlic. Blend in half of the cheese and spaghetti.
Japanese ChickenYou know the smell that wafts at you in the food court? The one you wish you could find among all the vendors? Well this is it. Now you can make it in your own kitchen. Don't walk, run out to pick up the ingredients. You won't be disappointed!
Hearty Ham And Cheese PocketsHeat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet. In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except pizza crust; mix well. Unroll dough; place on greased cookie sheet.
Fluffy PancakesThese make a great, light, fluffy pancake! Beat 3 egg yolks with rotary beater. Beat in buttermilk and soda well.
Foil Pocket MealWhen camping in the summer, it is too hot to fire up the oven to cook when in a camper. I like to put my meat and veggies in a foil pocket and cook them over an outside grill.
Chocolate Peanut Butter PieIn am mixing bowl, beat pudding mix and milk on low speed until combined; beat for 2 minutes on high. Pour into crust. Chill for 20 minutes or until filling is thickened.
Fresh Fruit SaladDice and slice all fruit into a large bowl. Sprinkle with sugar. Mix together and let sit for a couple of hours in refrigerator.
Chinese Chicken Skillet DinnerStir together soy sauce, water, ginger and garlic. Remove skin from chicken and cut into bite size pieces. Marinate chicken in soy sauce mixture while cutting other ingredients.
Moss Rose (Portulaca)Portulaca oleracea, also called moss rose, used to grow everywhere: sidewalk cracks, old logs, piles of rotting leaves, and in the front-yard flower beds of every home on our block.
Use Hair Ties to Hold Back CurtainsWhen you want to tie back your curtains to let air in, but their not usually tied back, use a ponytail holder/hair tie. Gather the curtain panel and pull the holder/hair tie up from the bottom.
Keeping Land Hermit Crabs as PetsI have two land hermit crabs named Alex and Alisha. My daughter named them. They are excellent pets for me. On mornings in the winter when I am up early and I happen to walk near their crabitat, there they are busy as bees.
Open My Eyes Spy GlassBased on the Bible verse, "Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions," I designed this for preschoolers at our Bible school, but it could be used for any any sea or pirate ship themed party or program.
Rosie (Pit Bull/Boxer Mix)Rosie AKA "Nosy Rosie" is 3 years old . She is a Pit Bull and Boxer Mix. We got Rosie from our local SPCA when she was only 4 months old. We kept her name as they gave her, since it fit so well.
Saving Money on Baking SodaI buy baking soda by the bag at Costco. After washing and drying the plastic containers from flavored coffee creamers, I slit the labels to remove and mark the bottles accordingly with a Sharpie.
Making Distressed JeansRipped denim short shorts and distressed artistically ripped denim jeans are all the fashion. This is the perfect chance to either get you or a teenager you know into DIY!
Saving Money On Watch UpkeepMy husband used to bring all our watches in for new batteries at the same time so all the batteries would die around the same time. Then, one day the watch repair employee changing the batteries said to pull the stem out on the watches you don't wear very often.
Use Rocks for Recipe CardI found this pizza slice shaped rock in the backyard and of course I couldn't resist. I brought it in, I cleaned it, and wrote a pizza crust recipe on it. I put clear tape over the top and now I have a recipe that won't blow away.
How to Grow Ornamental GrassesIn the past few years, ornamental grasses have quickly gained popularity among gardeners. Not only do they add height, sound, movement, and visual appeal to garden landscapes, but they also thrive in less-than-ideal soil conditions and require only a minimal amount of maintenance.
My Frugal Life: Shop At Yard SalesWe started our married life with only one electric fry pan, that we cooked EVERYTHING in. When we got an apartment, I started going to tag sales. Just about everything we had we got at them.
Use Elastic Hairband for Button ClosureWhen making coffee cozies, I needed something for a closure that would work with a big button I was using for the design. Since I didn't want to make a large button hole, I discovered the perfect thing for it was a thin elastic hair band.
Scenery: Tallmadge, OHThis concrete pylon along the Tallmadge Hike and Bike Trail is slowly being absorbed. The holes have turned it into a home for local wildlife and birds.
Cleaning Double Track Window FrameI had to clean a high double track window frame in a mobile home last week. Getting up that high was not safe, so I devised a way to clean both tracks at once. I simply wet a rag and draped it around the prongs of a spaghetti spoon.
Where's The Weasel (Ferret)Her name is Where's the Weasel? LOL! She is 1 and a half years old. She is a Marshall Farms Ferret we bought at Village Pets.
Travel: Historic 1884 Hogback Bridge, (Winterset, IA)We stopped to look at this historic bridge near Winterset, Iowa, on our way to see John Wayne's birthplace during our family vacation. It was an old bridge built in 1884, but was well built.
Keep Your Cell Phone Safe While on the WaterIf you are out on the water, particularly in smaller vessels such as jet skis, canoes, kayaks, etc., take note of the following tip. Place your cell phone inside a drink cozy and then place inside a plastic zip top bag.
Uses for SpearmintIf you have ever planted spearmint, you know that it is prolific! I have lots of it, and lots to spare. So here are 12 things to do with spearmint!
Uses for Paint Chip SamplesGet free paint card samples from the hardware store or Wal-Mart to use for card making or scrapbook embellishments and crafts. The discarded sample cards for kitchen cupboards make good stiff bookmark materials that can be covered with your choice of medium.
Reuse Mirror From Projection TVWhen our projection big screen TV died, my husband took the mirror from the TV and mounted it on our dinning room wall.
Bella (Springer Spaniel)Bella is 5 years old and a Springer Spaniel. In 2007 my daughter and granddaughter rescued her from a family that could no longer keep her and promptly brought her to me. She was 1 1/2 when I got her.
Reviews of Haan Steam Cleaner for Floors?Which Haan model steam mop do you like? How about the handheld steamer?
Calling 911 on a Land Line Without Home Phone Service?I don't have a home phone line, I just use my cell phone. I was told in case of an emergency I can take a home phone and plug it into a non working phone jack to call 911. Is this true?
Birthday Gift Ideas for Active, Skater Boyfriend?I've been dating this guy for a little over a month now and things are going great! His birthday is in a few days and I want to do something really cute for him. I already bought him a ticket for a concert that we are both attending a few days before his bday....
Can I Freeze Fresh Cucumbers?Can you freeze fresh cucumbers?
Help With Knitting Instructions?How do I knit the following instructions?
Seafood Stuffing Recipe?I buy seafood stuffing at my local supermarket, that I love. It has breadcrumbs, imitation crab meat, seasonings, and butter. I have tried to make my own and it does not taste great. Does anybody have a tasty recipe for me?
Finding Someone to Make a Memorial Quilt?Does anyone now how I find someone who can sew a deceased person's clothes into stuffed toys or quilts?
Soap Scum on Fiberglass?How can I clean built up soap scum from a fiberglass tub and shower?
Making Plaster of Paris Footprints?How do you make footprints out of plaster of Paris?
Cement Stain on Clothing?My son works for a concrete outfit and his jeans come home caked with clay, or mud, or just plain dirt. I have a terrible time getting them clean. Any suggestions?
Homemade Neck Coolers?I am making a neck wrap to keep cool in hot weather. What does it get filled with?
Removing Oil Stain on Leather?How do I get oil from sun-dried tomatoes in oil out of brown leather?
Remedy for an Overwatered Pepper Plant?One of my bell pepper plants got too much water from all the rain and now it's wilted. Will it come back or what can I do? They are in five gallon buckets and yes they have holes in them.
Organizing a Bedroom Shared by Adult and Two Children?I share a bedroom with my two boys, ages 3 and 1. We have very little space to move around. I have my youngest son in the crib. My other son and I sleep in bunk beds. Our walls are blue and black and the room has a big closet.
Keeping Squirrels out of Your Bird Feeder?I have a couple of dozen squirrels in my yard. I am fine with that except they're tearing down my bird feeders and eating my bird seeds. Is there a trick I can use to keep them away from the bird feeders or repel them?
Uses for 10 Year Old Champagne?Before I dispose of all my ten year old champagnes, may I know if they are still useful? In what sense? Thank you very much.
Cherry Stains on Clothing?I want to know how to remove a cherry stain on my shirt.
Dog Foods for a Dog With Allergies?What is a safe alternative to dry special diet foods like Science Diet, if your puppy (now 6 months old) seems to be having allergies to it? He seems to be always chewing at his under belly and inner thighs.
Crafts Made With CDs?I have so many CDs from my daughter growing up. I need ideas on what to make or do with them. I don't want to throw them away, but my daughter no longer wants them.
Ideas for Food for a Twelfth Birthday Party?My daughter is going to be 12. She is having a birthday party and all of her friends are going to be there. What should I cook? Any ideas for foods kids would like?
Birthday Buffet Ideas?Does anyone know of a cost friendly and unique meal to serve (buffet style) at a birthday party?
Replacement Sofa Bed Mattress Support?Where can I get a replacement sofa bed mattress deck?
Keeping Fleas off Dogs?What is the best way to rid a dog of fleas?