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Fiesta RiceIn a saucepan, heat condensed chicken broth, 1/2 cup water and salsa to a boil. Stir in uncooked Minute Rice. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
Maple Baked PeachesPeel peaches and cut in halves. Place in glass baking dish, add syrup. Bake in 350 degrees F oven until tender.
Lower Salt Taco SoupThis is a modification of a standard recipe that reduces the salt and eliminates packaged seasonings so you can vary the amount of seasonings to suit your taste for a fresher, healthier dish.
Chicken QuesadillasPreheat oven to 425 degrees F. In nonstick skillet, over medium high heat, cook chicken 5 minutes or until done and juices evaporate, stirring often. Add soup and salsa. Heat through.
Homemade Veggie BurgersEasiest and best tasting Veggie Burgers I've ever made. Serve with Lemon Aioli.
Scrambled Eggs DeluxePut eggs, cream, minced onions, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce in a mixing bowl and beat well. Melt butter or margarine in top of a double boiler.
Almond Puff PastryThis recipe has been around for a while but some of you younger gals might not be familiar with it. At first glance the directions look difficult, but are not at all. It just involves 3 steps.
Rhubarb Strawberry Meringue PiePrepare and bake single pie crust according to recipe directions, using a 9 inch pie plate; cool. Prepare Rhubarb Filling by melting butter in a medium saucepan. Add rhubarb and 1 cup sugar.
MazoddiEvery time I serve this dish, I get great reports. Cook hamburger, add chopped green pepper, chopped onion, and season to taste. Boil egg noodles in water for 10 minutes, drain and put into bowl with other ingredients.
Use Aluminum Pie Plates as Pet Dishes When CampingSave your aluminum pie plates and take along to feed and water your doggie when camping. You also can spray them with PAM, and cook things like scrambled eggs, etc., on top of the grill.
Scenery: Casa Loma Gardens (Toronto, Canada)Gardens and fountain at Casa Loma, Toronto, Canada.
Charcoal Capsules for Bug BitesTake two charcoal capsules, split them, and put the powder into a small dish. Mix to a paste with a few drops of cold water, then spread onto the bite leave on for half an hour then wash off in tepid water.
Use an Exfoliating Glove For CleaningTo clean in between the faucet and knobs in the bathroom, use an exfoliating glove from the dollar store. It works great on the tub faucet and in the kitchen.
Scenery: Ukrainian Catholic Church (Winnipeg, Canada)My best friend had a funeral service in the last Pioneer Style Ukrainian Catholic Church in Winnipeg. After the service I was able to take some pictures.
Garden: Crepe MyrtleThis year all my crepe myrtles were beautiful. This one by my fence really exploded in color. We had lots of rain this spring which helps these plants produce those grand blooms.
Wildlife: Yellow BirdI am known for feeding the birds in the neighborhood. This feeder sits just off the porch and I watch these birds every evening. Gives me ample opportunities to photograph them.
My Frugal Life: Brought Up FrugalI was brought up in the frugal lifestyle. A lot of my clothing was from second hand stores or made over from another garment. About the only things bought new were underwear and shoes. Even after I got married and had kids, I still look for bargains.
Check On Your Area's Recycling PoliciesIf you recycle, you may want to phone your city or municipality to ensure they will accept blue bags with recycling. They picked up blue bags at my previous home. In my current city, however, I've discovered I've been wasting my money on blue recycling bags.
Water Azaleas with Pickle JuiceMy azalea bushes are 20 years old. Several years ago, I pruned them back severely, because they were getting very leggy and sparse. This spring they did not bloom for the first time in years. I found that they enjoyed an acid soil.
Pringle Lid Coasters"Upcycled" Pringles plastic lids make perfect coasters for the right sized glass or cup. You can use plastic coffee can lids for larger cups.
Fender (Long Haired Chihuahua)FENDER is 4 months now. He is a long haired chihuahua mix. I got him at 8 weeks. He likes to do tricks, he knows so much! Sit, Wait, Roll-Over, Turn-Around, Shake, High-Five, etc.
Wildlife: ButterfliesThis spring my daughter and I had a fun time catching butterflies! We were quite excited they were landing on us. I love her smile in this picture!
Diatomaceous Earth For Bed BugsI know this is a creepy subject, but bed bugs are becoming rampant. There is a very save chemical called diatamaceous earth you put under all the legs of every bed and couch in your house so they call in it and die.
Wildlife: FawnI was lucky enough to see this fawn, let alone have it decide to scratch an itch!
Birthday Party HatMany birthdays have a theme. When my grandson's birthday came around we couldn't find a party hat with the characters he wanted on it. Using one of the plates I cut it out and made his hat.
Add Ranch Dressing to Mashed PotatoesUse up that last bit of ranch salad dressing in the bottle. When making mashed potatoes, just make them as usual, but add the last bit of ranch dressing. Pour a little bit of milk into the bottle and shake to loosen the dressing.
Petey (Mixed Breed)Petey is a 1 year old Boxer/English Bull/Shepard mix. I got him 8 weeks ago. Petey loves to eat, play and sleep in that order.
Protect Costume Jewelry with Clear Nail PolishCostume jewelry will look better and last longer if you coat it 2-3 times with clear fingernail polish before you wear it for the first time. Hang it on sides of a can or object covered with wax paper to dry.
Make Your Own Hair DetanglerFor hair detangler, fill a spray bottle with one third hair conditioner and two thirds water. Spray on hair and comb out. This not only detangles your hair, but also stretches your hair conditioner.
Cat Pee Smell on a Couch?I have a huge problem! I am staying with a friend for a couple weeks until my house is ready to move into. My oldest cat, only a year, peed on her sofa because she was scared to get down to use the litter box. My friend has 2 dogs.
First Vegetable Garden Advice?Well, the hubster and I just bought a new (to us) house. It has a good size yard and I would like to plant a garden next spring, but I haven't grown anything in probably 20 years.
Make Your Own Air Fresheners?How do I keep the house smelling fresh without store bought air freshener?
Regal Bread Maker Recipe Book?I need a recipe book for Regal bread maker, Model 082297.
White Deodorant Stains?How do I remove white underarm deodorant built up from a black T-shirt? I tried soaking in vinegar. That did not work. Thanks.
Something is Biting Me in My Apartment?I don't know what it is. We moved into another apartment and my daughter and I are infested with bites. One person is telling me it's fleas, someone else is telling me its bed bugs. So I really don't know what they are.
Concerns Over the Prep for a Colonoscopy?I am having a colonoscopy done on Monday. I am very concerned about the prep more than the procedure. Does anyone have any tips to get me through this? I am already having bowel problems and I am hoping the prep doesn't bring on worse problems.
Will Animal Off Solar Animal Repeller Repel Birds?Does Animal Off solar repellent, repel birds?
Inexpensive Ideas for Bedroom Organization and Makeover?My room is messy! I have tons of clothes that end up everywhere. I have a guinea pig and a queen sized bed that takes up practically my whole room. My room is also pink and girly, not my thing. Can anyone help me with organization and ideas for a bedroom makeover?
Ice at the Bottom of a Frost Free Freezer?I have ice build up in the bottom of my GE freezer. I have melted the ice and tried Vaseline on the seals, but the condition still persists. Please advise.
Tips for Traveling to Greece?I would like suggestions for a trip to Greece.
Repairing Holes in a Canvas Poptop Motorhome?My boyfriend has a Mazda E2000 motor home that has a poptop. The canvas on it is torn/ripped, it has 6 holes in it from what he has said. He has all the patches and needle to fix it, I was wondering what type of thread do I use and how is the best way to fix it so we can sell it?
The Best Cleaner for Shower Doors?What is the secret to cleaning and shinning glass doors for a shower? I clean and do not get to squeegee them after a shower.
Crepe Myrtle Leaves Turning Yellow?I just planted crepe myrtles and the leaves are turning yellow on one of them. What is wrong?
Canker Sore Remedies?I have several little blisters on my top lip that are very tiny, as well as, what I think are ulcers or canker sores inside my cheek and bottom inside of my lip, like 4 or 5! I don't know what they are or what causes them.
Can I Request Giftcards in Lieu of Gifts for a Shower?Is it inappropriate to request giftcards in lieu of gifts for a shower?
Kitten Has Stopped Using Litter Box?My kitten skips using the litter box at night. She poos behind the sofa, not on furniture. What do I do?
Cat Has Small Scabby Spots on Neck, Shoulders and Near Tail?My daughter's cat has a lot of small, scabby areas on top of her head, around her neck, between her shoulders, and by her tail. When you examine them, they are kind of sticky and a bit raw. Does anyone know what they are, and what can be done for them?
Can I Use Recycled Materials for the Siding on a Dollhouse?Has anyone ever used a recycled item to make siding for a dollhouse?
Wasp Repellent?I just read about a person, Netty something, that got some BeeFree wasp nests. I need to know the name of them and where to get them.
Removing Sticker Residue?I would like to know how to remove glue left on silverware, such as knife/fork from the sales tag.
Is Hazel Peppergood Inc. a Scam?Is Hazel Peppergood a scam or not?
Painting the Bathroom Walls for a Tropical Theme?My bathroom right now, is a light gold color. My husband and I want to make it a tropical theme. I will be putting up a tropical wall mural in our bathroom, however I'm not sure our current paint color will work? What paint color would best work with a tropical theme?
Removing Fabric Dye from the Dryer?How do I remove blue jean dye from the dryer?
Getting Rid of Raccoons?I am having raccoon problems bad. They are not scared of people. They are messing all over my deck. Animal control won't pick them up. I called the government place and they wanted $300.00 just to come out, plus $10.00 for each trap.
Tomato Plants Not Producing Fruit?I have planted seeds for cherry tomatoes in pots. I have lots of blossoms, but no tomatoes. Can you help?
Using Tang in the Dishwasher to Prevent Spotting?I just heard that using Tang in your dishwasher will keep your dishes crystal clear and from spotting. Does anyone know if this is true?
Make Your Own Weed Killer Recipe?What is the best homemade remedy to kill weeds permanently around the house.
Kitchen Countertops and Flooring That Coordinate With Dark Oak Cabinets?I have dark oak cupboards and would like to choose a new floor (vinyl). I would like to do my countertop in a black patterned laminate. Would that be too dark and what color should the floor be? I have lots of natural light and the kitchen is about 18 X 14 feet.
Ideas for a Slogan and Website to Advertise a Beauty Salon?I am starting a web site for my beauty salon and would like any helpful hints anyone has. I am interested in anything from catchy slogans to ideas on how to make it interesting. I would like to attract more customers also.
What is the Best Way to Core Pears?What is the easiest way to core pears from your tree? I feel I had a lot of waste.
Using Milk Jugs in the Garden?I have a bad back and needed an easier, lighter way to water and feed my plants. I recycle my 1 gallon plastic milk jugs for my garden. I cut the top of the jug just wide enough to fit my hand in and punch four holes in the bottom of the jug.
Weeds in My Lawn?In the front of my home I have grass together with my neighbor, they never clean weeds on their half of the grass, and the wind blows the weeds seeds on my part of the grass. I have had the problem for four years, I am tired of cleaning weeds, please help me. What should I do?
Squash Rotting on the Vine?Why is my yellow squash rotting on the vine when it is halfway to maturity? It is shaded by the corn growing next to it and watered every other day. The summers are hot, always sunny and dry here, (avg. 28 C), so it seems unlikely it could be too much water.
Cord on Mower Keeps Breaking?The pull cord on my gas lawn mower has been replaced by a service technician three times. Why does the cord keep breaking?
Something is Eating the Tops Off of My Tomatoes and Peppers?Something is eating the top off of my tomatoes and peppers. I noticed it just in the last 2 days. What could it be?
Removing Wax From Washed Clothes?I washed my son's scout shirt and did not know there was a candle in the pocket. It was washed and dried and now has stains all over from the candle, with the largest stain near the pocket. Help. How can I save this shirt?
Removing the Color from Sofa Covers to Make Them White?I have cotton, mustard color sofa covers. I want to bleach them white, but the label says no bleach. I tried it anyway and the color remained the same. Can you help me to get them white please?