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Hawaiian MeatballsServe over a bed of basmati rice, short grain rice or orzo pasta.
Baked OatmealThis is handy to bake in a crock pot. This method works best if started before you go to bed. This way your oatmeal will be finished by morning.
Vanilla Raspberry PavlovaI found this yummy recipe at Kraft Kitchens. It takes a couple of hours but the results are well worth it. Of course you can substitute the raspberries with any other berry, or berry combination, you choose.
Grandmother's LemonadeWash lemons and oranges and slice into rounds. Put in large pan (big enough to hold 2 plus gallons). Add 2 cups of sugar sprinkling over tops of fruit. Add enough hot water to just cover the top and mash with a potato masher.
Flowering OnionsI've always said that everyone should go to Las Vegas at least once in their lifetime. Well, everyone should make these at least once in their lifetime.
Corn And MacaroniMix all ingredients together in covered dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes with lid and then 30 minutes without lid.
Enchilada PieA easy meal in a Dutch oven.
Strawberry Pineapple SaladAdd gelatin to crushed pineapple. Bring to a boil and cool. Blend in cottage cheese and Cool Whip. Put in refrigerator.
Salisbury SteakMix all steak ingredients together. Shape into patties. Place in 9x13 inch pan. Heat sauce ingredients until butter melts. Pour over meat and cover. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
Painter's Tape As Reusable AdhesiveKeep painter's tape in the kitchen. It works great for sealing bags and it re-sticks over and over. It is also good in the freezer.
Preventing Garden TheftResidential garden theft is on the rise. It isn't necessary to surround your property with razor wire, but for all the time, money, and hard work you invest your yard and garden, taking a few simple precautions against theft is well worth the effort.
Wildlife: Imperial MothThis imperial moth appeared on my back porch one morning and perched itself against a wooden post. The markings on this moth are that of a fall leaf with the coloration of dark yellows and browns. It was a fascinating creature to see.
Honeybee on a FlowerI was snapping pictures at the zoo and this one turned out really good! Honeybees are having problems these days and I never step on them since they seem to be dying out. Be nice to honeybees!
In Memory Of Freckles (Husky-Shepard)Freckles lived to be 16 years old. She was a Husky/Shepard mix. We were there the moment she was born and we loved her from that very second. She was so intelligent and so loyal. She was loved by all young or old.
Get a Second Opinion For Dental WorkIf any advice you are given at the dentist's office doesn't sound quite right with what you've known to be true in the past, seek a second opinion before having expensive procedures done. I had TMJ many years ago, and it recently started bothering me again.
Garden: Moon FlowerThis is my first year to have a Moon Flower bush and each bloom brings much excitement!
Math PancakesPancakes are so easy to manipulate into shapes to teach with, so we are going to start doing plates of multiplication equations. Maybe one or two a week. I am hoping it will help.
Buy Electronics and Computer Gear at Thrift StoresThink you can only get clothes and household items at thrift shops? There is often a lot of electronic and computer gear there, too. When our computer keyboard fritzed out last week, my hubby went out to the thrift shop and bought a new keyboard for about $5.00!
Use Hose to Prevent Splinters from Wheelbarrow HandlesTo stop the splinters, measure the length and the thickness of the handles. Go to your auto parts store and request a water hose that has a diameter smaller than the wheel barrow handle and a length just an inch longer than the combined length of both handles.
Pool Resources on School SuppliesMy sister used to live in a town where the school bought the supplies and split the cost among the parents. They were able to save money, because they bought in bulk. Another advantage being that every child had the same items.
Mouthwash As Insect RepellentTo get rid of flies or mosquitoes go to Walmart and buy the brown Equate bottle of mouthwash. Put in a sprayer and spray around the house, both on the ground and as high as you can get. Works well the next day, no flies or mosquitoes.
Substitute Fruit Puree For SugarIf a dessert recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar, swap in 1/2 cup fruit puree. I make my own using apples, prunes, or pears. I also use jarred baby food when I can buy it on sale at the grocery store.
Use Coffee Filter as Camera Flash DiffuserDiffuse the flash on your camera with a coffee filter to soften the brightness. You can also try putting coffee filters over lights or lamps to lessen the harshness when taking indoor photos.
Secure Button on End of YarnWhen making a ball of yarn, secure a button (with a shank) or some other similar item to the end of yarn at the beginning and hold on to it while continuing to wrap the yarn.
Harley (Australian Cattle Dog)Harley is a 3 year old Australian Cattle dog. We drove across the state of PA to get her. Cattle dogs are a little hard to find. She was well worth the long drive though! She likes to catch frisbees and play with toys.
Rachel the CatOh I love my little toys so very much! They're all mine and I am not going to share so don't you even think about touching them! Not even you mommy ;-)
Rikki (Red Heeler)Rikki is a 2 years old Red Heeler. After losing my first Red Heeler "Sassy" to a tumor and paralysis, my husband decided that the best healing was to replace my best friend with someone to fill her paws. He surprised me with Rikki on an October afternoon.
Spray Scraps With Oil To Stop Fruit FliesI have begun to buy a lot of produce, since I started juicing a month ago. I began to notice more and more of those little fruit flies hanging around. You know the ones I'm talking about - they hover all around you, but are impossible to get rid of.
Scenery: Lake ShowmeJust a calm lake in the morning where we recently camped. I thought it was very relaxing!
Salt to Remove Ink StainsSalt works impressively on ink stains on carpet. If the ink is still wet immediately cover it with salt. Allow the salt to sit overnight then vacuum the area. The salt will absorb the ink. If the ink is already dry, wet it thoroughly before trying the salt treatment.
Easy Romantic Picnic For TwoIn these tough economic times, finding time to be with the one you love can be hard. Between scrambling to keep up and getting the kids ready for school, couples can become very stressed. Here is a quick and easy picnic that can be put together in no time and would be very easy to take to a local park or to an outdoor concert.
Recycled Bedspread RugThis is a rug made from a queen size bedspread that I found for $2 at the thrift store. The bedspread had bleach stain spots on it, but as you can see, they aren't visible in the rug.
Wildlife: Meerkat At The ZooWhile I was at the zoo with my niece and her family we were watching the Meerkats play and this one actually is yawning. These animals are quite the characters to watch!
Tire Expiration Dates?We bought a lot of tires from agency of Good Year. They were produced in 2003. I wanted to know if these tires are still suitable for using or not.
Fruit of the Spirit Crafts, Songs, and Games?I need an idea for discussing the Fruit of the Spirit: crafts, songs, and games. I need them by this evening. Thanks.
Start a Coupon Train With Friends?I'm looking to start a coupon train. Can someone please tell me the appropriate area to post on ThriftyFun, or another website that might be good for finding a few interested people?
Removing Ink Stains on Colored Material
?I am looking for a solution to remove set in ink stains on colored material.
Removing Printer Ink from Plastic Protector Sleeves?How can I get printer ink off of the plastic sleeves on my desk Rolodex? I have tried alcohol, bleach, and ink pad removers without any success.
Homemade Damp Rid?How do I make homemade Damp Rid?
Lip Gloss on Microfiber?How do I get a greasy spot of lip gloss off the arm of my microfiber recliner?
Ideas for Remembering Groom's Mom at Wedding?I am getting married in 2 weeks and the groom's mom passed 6 years ago. I want to do something other than flowers in memory of her. Any suggestions?
Preventing Laundry from Fading?What can I do to not have my colors fade during washes?
Finding the Best Cell Phone Provider for My Family?I am not sure if the cell phone provider we have is the most economical for my family. Are there any consumer sites that will objectively compare cell phone companies and their plans? I need to know asap! Thanks.
Reusing Old Curtain Fixtures?What can I do with old curtain fixtures?
Making Sea Shell Jewelry?I recently collected some interesting oyster shells that I wanted to cut into organic-like shapes. Ultimately I want to shine them and wrap with silver wire to wear as a pendent. Does anybody know what kind of tool I could use to cut a shape out of the shell?
Reviews of Mr. Sandless Floor Refinishing Service?Has anyone used Mr.Sandless to refinish their hardwood floors? What did you think of this service? of the finish? of the wear? of the results? Was it as fast and easy as they make it seem? Was it truly odorless and dustless?
Homemade Beauty Products?I have been trying to find homemade recipes for skin and hair care products made from foods or other natural remedies. Do you have any recipes or web sites to make our own skin and hair care products?
Cleaning a Silver Bracelet?Does anyone know how to clean a silver bracelet that went in a swimming pool?
Legitimate Work at Home Jobs?I am a single mother and have been looking for a legitimate at home job that costs little or nothing to get started. To my dismay I have found nothing that is real or doesn't take my money. I have done enough of those!
Growing Sunflowers in Containers?This is my first year to plant sunflowers in containers. When cold weather sets in what should I do?
Removing Hairspray from a Tinted Window?How do you remove hairspray from a tinted window?
Turn Signals Not Working?My car's front turn signals work, but the rear ones do not. The fuses and bulbs are good. The flashers on the dash blink fast. What could be the problem?
Cleaning Kitchen Cabinets?How do you remove the gummy grease around cabinet knobs?
Bathroom Cleaner Left Top of Coffee Table White?I have a cherry coffee table and my brother accidentally sprayed foaming bathroom cleaner on top of it to clean it. Now it's white. What to do?
What is a Natural Remedy for Keeping Animals Out of My Gardens?Is there a natural way to repel deer from eating garden veggies, besides a fence?
Plastic Left Residue On Wood Table?How do I clean a wooden table that a plastic drop cloth left marks on? Thanks.
Blanching and Freezing Cut Up Beets?I peeled and cut up my beets for freezing and then saw that they should be cooked ahead of time, then peeled, and cut up, blanched, etc. So, how do I go about blanching, cooling, and freezing them?
Uses for Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces?What can I make with jigsaw puzzle pieces?
Gnats in the House?I have fungus gnats (that do bite) and or biting midges, and they are wreaking havoc with biting me and my dog. What do I do and how do I get rid of them in my house and stop them from biting us?
What is the Difference Between a Yam and a Sweet Potato?What is the difference between a yam and a sweet potato?
Squirrel Repellents?What smell do squirrels hate?
Getting Rid of Fleas and Ticks?What can I use to rid my yard of fleas and or ticks?
What Are Hedge Apples Good For?When collecting the hedge apples to use for cancer treatment, can you collect them from the tree or do you need to let them fall off first?
How Do I Remove Colored Mark from Plastic on Wood Furniture?How do you remove a green, plastic mark that scraped across my dark, wood furniture?
Removing Carpet Dents?I have a commercial type carpet in my upstairs apartment which I rent out. The person left at the end of the month and I now see marks in the carpet caused by an elliptical machine. Can anyone tell me how to get these out or fade them out?