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Mediterranean Orzo Pasta SaladThis a healthy meal that is full of flavor. It is nice as a side dish or a stand alone meal.
Confetti SalsaEasy black eyed pea salsa that everyone loves and it is good for you. Mix all ingredients together with a slotted spoon and chill in the serving vessel of choice. Best if refrigerated at least 4-8 hours prior to serving. Serve with tortilla chips.
Jen's Berry Berry Good CakeDuring the summer, when berries are plentiful, this is a wonderful and simple recipe that highlights the fruit. It tastes like there's a bite of jam in every bite. Ready in a jiffy and unlike any other cake I've had.
Doggie Ice CreamThis is a much cheaper alternative to Frosty Paws for dogs!
Meatball Vegetable SoupBlend the ground beef with the egg, salt and pepper. Cut green onions into 1/2 inch lengths and set aside. Meanwhile, bring broth to a boil. Shape meat into 1 inch balls.
Strawberry Angel Food DessertDissolve gelatin in hot water in bowl. Add frozen strawberries; stir until strawberries are thawed and mixture begins to set.
Mexican SteakPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Trim excess fat from steak. Cut steak into 4 pieces. Pound to 1/4 inch thickness. Brown steak in butter in skillet. Place in lightly greased shallow 2 qt. casserole.
A Pastry Blender For Chopping EggsUse a pastry blender to easily chop boiled eggs for egg salad.
My Frugal Life: ThriftyFun FamilyIn 2007, I lost my entire family. We grew up in San Diego. As the kids became adults, we found that even with decent jobs (I am a school teacher) we could not afford to live in SD. My mom helped my siblings buy houses, but not me.
Place to Donate Campbell's Soup Labels and MoreMy mother has kept the labels off of Campbell soup cans for months. She would send them somewhere to help out needy children on an Indian reservation. This last time she collected all her labels together, she discovered she lost the address to send them to.
Turkey LoafIn a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Press into a 9x5 inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray (or make into patties and grill).
Growing New Veggies From Discarded RootsDouble or triple your return on scallions or green onions. Save about two inches of the stalks near the root and stick them into a cup filled up to about an inch with water.
Wildlife: GrasshopperI was just finishing my lunch when I saw this big grasshopper on a wooden chair next to my fridge. I guess he didn't like it outside, it was quiet hot for our country Slovenia, 37 degrees.
Dishpan SandboxNow that is is getting so hot and also rainy here, I am going to buy a dishpan at the dollar store and some play sand at Walmart and give it as a present to the little ones who come over to play.
Summer WreathNow that all the holidays are over and it's time to settle in for the rest of summer, settle in with this pretty summer flower wreath that is easy and will put a smile on your face when you look at it.
Bridgett (Giant Schnauzer)We raised our children with out first Giant Schnauzer, Meggan who lived to the age of 13. Upon realizing a breeder was in Central Florida, I called and found out she had a 5 month old Giant that was bred to show but had one ear that wouldn't stand properly.
Sell Onine Or In Person?For the average person, selling used items is easy and generates a pleasing profit. Whether you opt to organize a yard sale, advertise in the newspaper, or sell online, you'll most likely earn enough money to go out to dinner but not enough to make a car payment.
Left-Right Game StoryOn the web, I could only find left-right stories for Christmas or baby showers, so I wrote this left-right story for a family reunion, but with a few changes, you could use it for any occasion.
Wildlife: Alligator And Lizard (FL)That big old alligator probably doesn't even know this little guy is sitting on his back. It was taken in the Florida Everglades in Feb. 2010.What a great place!
George (English Bulldog Mix)This is George. We're not exactly sure how old he is, since he's a rescue, but we think around 8 or older. The vet says he is a Valley Bulldog; he's definitely part English Bulldog, and the other half is probably Boxer but could be American Bulldog.
Use Trash Can as Mop BucketWhen I was a bride, I received a plastic trash container filled with kitchen and household items, along with this tip - use the trash container for a mop/cleaning bucket!
Keep Shower Rack From Sliding Down Shower HeadI bought a new shower shelf rack to replace my old one. It is the kind that fits over the shower head on the pipe that comes out of the wall. This rack kept sliding down toward the shower head.
Scenery: Oil Creek (PA)The hubby and I took the kids on a rails to trails bike trip a few weeks ago. It was so pretty and green and I just had to take a picture of Oil Creek.
Speak Aloud to Help You RememberI used to have trouble remembering if I took my pills or turned off a certain appliance in my home. Now I say it out-loud. I don't have to turn around and go back home to check on something, because I remember telling myself that I turned off the iron.
Keeping Birds from Eating StrawberriesTo protect your strawberry beds from birds, gather several small pebbles, paint them red with craft paint and sprinkle them in and around your strawberry plants. After awhile, the birds will get tired of pecking the rocks and leave the strawberries alone.
Muffin (Kitten)Muffin is three months old. She was a gift. Muffin loved to climb up my daughter's pant leg. Actually, Muffin seemed to love the camera.
Garden: CucumbersMy garden has had a rough time this year, but I finally have some cucumbers growing! Yay!
Rebuild Frozen PizzasTake a frozen pizza and let your imagination run wild as you "rebuild" your pizza to your liking. We just took a three cheese pizza, used thin sliced ham and chunk pineapple left from a salad, added Feta cheese for a distinct flavor and baked it for the first pizza, my personal fave.
Eddie (Lab Mix)Eddie is a lab mix. This was his birthday party and he had cheese cake with 1 candle on it. Eddie is a very energetic dog and loves to play with his buddy Jeffry our cat. Someone brought him to me at 4 weeks old and said that the owners wanted him gone.
Help My Camellia Bush?My camellia has some leaves that are turning brown. I asked the gardener if he knew what it was? He thought it was bugs, but I had it checked out and it's not. What should I do?
Welbilt Bread Machine (ABM6000) Manual and Recipe Book?I'm looking for a manual and recipe book for a Welbilt (ABM6000) bread machine.
How Do I Make Potpourri from Dried Flowers?I'm trying to make potpourri out of my son's flowers from his funeral. They turned brown, but still smell like the lavender that I used. Are they still good if they are brown? Someone told me that I had to put them in a glass bowl in the sun. Did I do it right?
Can I Use Olive Oil as a Furniture Polish?Can you use olive oil as furniture polish?
Nail Polish Remover Stained Bathtub?I would like to know how to remove nail polish remover stain from bathtub?
House Plants Get Covered in Sticky Webs?The problem I have is with houseplants, mostly ivy. It seems that after several months a sticky web forms over areas of the plant eventually to take it over. This also happened to one of my palms. Does anyone know what this is and how to prevent it? Thanks.
Do Ziplock Bags With Water and Coins Really Repel Flies?I have been told by one of my friends in USA that to prevent flies from being an area you just half fill a Ziplock bag with water and put some pennies in it seal it up and hang it were flies get into the house. Does this work?
Buying Kleen Glo?I am trying to track down an excellent cleaner called Kleen-Glo. It used to be easily found at most supermarkets. Can you please find a store that carries it in the Vancouver area?
Knitting Pattern for The Night Garden's Iggle Piggle?Does anyone in the UK have a knitting pattern for The Night Garden's Iggle Piggle? I will pay postage.
Recording a Voice Mail Greeting on Magic Jack?How do you add a personal greeting to magicJack voice mail?
Advice For Dog That Runs Away?My neighbor has a white American Bulldog, Holly, that is spayed and two years old. Every time someone comes in their house Holly runs past and then runs amok in the neighborhood. I am afraid something is going to happen to her.
Grilling Salmon With Skin On?How do you grill salmon with skin on it?
Tiny Brown Bugs in the Basement?I have tiny brown bugs. They are just about the size of a dot. They are on my stainless steel worktable in the basement. I have sprayed numerous times. As soon as I clean it up they start appearing again. I live in Denver, Colorado (very dry). No food in the basement.
Inexpensive Birthday Gift Ideas for Best Friend?I have two best friends and their birthdays are only a few days apart. I'm on a right budget and was hoping to make/buy them something nice. We are all 3 into the bar scene. They are going to be 27 and 38. Maybe that would help with a suggestion or idea.
Substituting Splenda or Ideal Sweetener for Confectioners Sugar?We are watching our refined sugar intake and I was wondering if anyone has tried substituting Splenda or Ideal sweeteners for confectioners sugar in a glaze for cupcakes or cakes?
Homemade Bread is Crumbly?How do I keep my homemade bread from crumbling apart?
Removing White-Out Stain on Wool Clothing?How do I remove a Whiteout stain from dark colour wool jumper?
Floor Tile Color Advice?I need help in choosing what color tiles to have. The color of my wall I wish to paint is Soft Apple (Dulux for the living room) and for the hall way a lighter shade of green. I wish to have the same tiles which will lead from the door step to the end of the kitchen.
Preventing Furniture From Sliding?I would like some suggestions for stopping a heavy swivel reclining chair (with platform bottom) from sliding on carpet.
Recommendations for Bread Machines?I am looking for personal advice besides what I can find on the internet for buying a horizontal bread machine. I have used small, inexpensive machines in the past, but want to go to the larger, horizontal ones.
Rotting Fish Smell in a Car?How do I get stinky fish smell out of my minivan?
Printable Monthly Planner?I need a printable easy monthly planner.
Non-steroidal Itch Remedy?I have a reaction to some perfume and it itches on my neck. I went to the doctor. I do not want to take cortisone. It has steroids in it. I want something natural to to stop the itching. It is little fine bumps.
Can I Paint Protecto Film Placed Over Wallpaper?My son would like me to paint his walls a more neutral color. He is now living in his older sister's bedroom and she would prefer if we didn't take off her childhood wall paper.
Pruning an Avocado Plant?I have grown an avocado tree. I would like to know what people mean by pinching back so as to get a rounder fuller tree. Do I pinch the top off the tree or just the leaves?
How Do I Freeze Sugar Snap Peas?How do I freeze sugar snap peas?
BBQ Flame is Sporadic?I am having a problem with the BBQ. I have a full propane BBQ tank and a sporadic flame. It worked well when connected, but next time the flame is very small and intermittent. I don't believe it has to do with spiders, etc. Can you help?