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Grilled Chicken SaladIf you have an open grate grill you'll want to use a grilling basket for the onions.
Crumb CakeThis is my mother's recipe and her mother's before her. It is easy to make, and the crumb mixture on top instead of icing makes for a nice change.
No Sugar Apple PieHeat apple juice and add apple slices to the juice. Bring to a boil. Cook for 4 minutes. Remove apples from juice. Add the spices to the juice and thicken with cornstarch.
Rice KugelThis is fast and easy. Butter or grease a casserole dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat together sugar, oil, lemon peel, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Healthy Corned Beef HashMost Corned Beef Hash recipes are loaded with fat and very little nutritional value. This is not only tasty when you make it, but even better the next day - that is if there is any left!
Tuna BurgersBroil these tuna burgers for a quick, delicious meal.
Tomato Cream Pasta SauceIf you like smooth sauce then puree the first nine ingredients in blender after the onion and garlic have been sauteed, but before beginning to bring these ingredients to a boil. If you prefer thick sauce, whether smoothed or left chunky, then drain the diced tomatoes.
Pot Luck CasseroleBoil chicken and cut in chunks. Combine with both soups, milk, carrots and peas. Place in large casserole dish. Prepare stuffing following package directions. Can buy seasoned dressing and add onions and celery. Spread over mixture in casserole dish.
Homemade Face PaintTo make face paint mix 1 tsp. cornstarch, 1/2 tsp. cold cream, 1/2 tsp. cold water and add food coloring. Mix the ingredients well and paint away! This will wash off with cold cream.
My Frugal Life: My Love Of GardeningMy mother always said not to waste food. Dad always said not to depend on others until you knew you could do it yourself. Then, at times, depending on others is OK. I grew up in the city of Memphis, TN, so I didn't have access to many garden spots.
Container Gardening AdviceAlthough I could plant more in the ground, I am a container gardening freak and I love the control that it gives me. There's far less weeding, and I love that the plants are (generally) portable.
Oven Cleaner For Cleaning Tile FloorsA little over a year ago, my husband and I bought our first house. The porcelain tile floor in the kitchen area had years of wax buildup with dirt and grime caked on top.
Use Vinegar For Fruit FliesI have a great way to get rid of flies, Apple cider vinegar. Put about a cup in a glass jar, set it in the corner of the area where you have flies, and right before your very eyes the flies will be gone with the wind.
Ride Bike on Ozone Action DaysI know how to avoid Ozone Action days. When it gets to be about 89 degrees F out, get out the bicycle and ride. Of course you'll need the following things to do this:
Make Flavored Drinks with Soda WaterUse carbonated spring water, which is available cheaply from chains like Asda (Walmart in US), to make up orangeade, lemonade, etc.
Scenery: Sunset at Clearwater, Florida
My daughter and husband took the family on a trip to Florida this July. She sent pictures back over the internet. This one really struck me as being post card perfect.
Wildlife: What Is It?Most of my adult life I was in the rat race. Now that I am retired it gives me great joy to slow down and look at things closely and to really appreciate the beauty of nature even in my own backyard.
Wildlife: SeagullI love taking pictures of birds at the beach and just happened to catch this seagull as he took off.
A Dozen Ways To Cut Your Trash BillWe have become a disposable society. We throw things away instead of getting them repaired or reusing them as our grandparents did. Make it a game to see how little you throw away. So here are a few ideas on how to cut your trash bill.
Use A Can As A Biscuit CutterUse a clean tuna can as a biscuit cutter. Just cut the bottom out and discard. Make sure any rough edges are flat with a pair of pliers. You can also use this as a large cookie cutter.
Ice Lolly Badge (Brooch)If you're sizzling in the summer heat, then an ice-lolly is a great way to chill. Why not be inspired too, by your favourite ices and make a permanent lolly badge to pin on a sunhat or bag.
Paper Napkin RoseWe were eating out and when we were done, Trey, our friend's teenage child, presented us all with a "paper rose." I could not tell you how he did it, even as I watched, art is amazing, and even this photo does not do justice to how much it looks like a rose.
KiKi (Cat)KiKi is a 7 years old. She is a wild cat, we got from underneath our house. My husband had to catch her even as a baby with gloves. She likes to just lay around eat and sleep. She is a really good cat to us, but is is a very mean cat to others.
Garden: CactusWhen my husbands' father passed away, I decided that a good way to honor his memory, and also remind us of his own love of gardening was to take some cuttings and bits and pieces from his garden and grow them myself.
Bountiful HarvestThis year, we have so many fruits and veggies on our little farm that it has fed nine households.
Goop as Stain RemoverI have on several occasions used the hand cleaner Goop as a spot remover. I have used it on items that have gone through the washer and dryer with grease spots. Put Goop on the stain and rub it in. Leave it on from 5 minutes to a day or two before washing.
Home Remedies for AcneMy 33 year old daughter has constant problems with acne. I heard that fashion models use Pepto-Bismol as a face mask. I made a mix of extra strength Pepto-Bismol and Arm and Hammer Baking Soda and Peroxide toothpaste.
Store GPS in Camera BagIf you want a cheap, yet stylish and effective, alternative to buying one of the more expensive cases for your GPS device, just make a trip to your local dollar store. I found a nicely padded camera case with Velcro opening that works just perfectly for my GPS.
Kisa (Chihuahua)My youngest daughter Eden, holding our little Chihuahua Kisa.
Wash Shower Curtain with Clips AttachedI used to hate washing my shower curtain. Undoing all those clips at the top, what a bore! One day, I took the entire curtain, clips and all, and threw it in the washing machine on delicate. What a time saver!
Wildlife: Red Admiral ButterflyA newcomer to my garden.
Use Hairdryer Diffuser for Flower ArrangementWhen you purchase a new hair drier, very often it comes with one of those plastic diffuser things that pop onto the end. Most of us just toss them away. But diffusers are round, have holes and little legs, so they make great stem holders for fresh flowers.
Benji, Blue and Zoe (Terrier and Siberian Alaskan)Benji, Blue and Zoe are 3, 3 and 2. Benji is a Terrier, and the other two are Siberian Alaskans. I rescued all of them. They like to tease each other and chase each other at high speed around the pool, they like to take a swim across the water to the other side.
Jasmine (Australian Shepherd)Jasmine is a 5 year old Australian Shepherd I got from a breeder. She likes to Swim, play and she loves her soccer ball!
Combine Expensive And Cheap CoffeeWhen I want that great flavor coffee, but can't afford the high cost, I buy one jar of my favorite and one cheap jar on sale then mix them together.
Restoring Paint Hardened PaintbushesHardened paint brushes can often be made as good as new by simmering them in boiling vinegar for a few minutes, then washing them in soapy water.
Removing Painted Wallpaper Glue?Our previous homeowners had removed a ceiling wallpaper border and then painted over the area without removing the paste residue.
Cleaning a Coffee Maker?Is there any good way to clean a coffee-maker, besides vinegar? I have used this and it no longer works.
Thread Color Suggestions for Cross Stitch Project?I need thread color suggestions for blue eyes and light colored red hair. I am making something for "A". Her eyes are light blue and her hair is light orange/red. Any suggestions?
Buying Pre-tied Hair Ribbons?Where can I get already tied hair ribbons? I have only seen them in USA. I found some in a childrens' boutique called Strasbourg in FL, but they seemed expensive, about $12. Any suggestions for this English mum?
Mold in My Basement?I would like to know how to get mold off basement walls?
No Cook Menu Ideas for Outdoor Fraternity Charity Event?I need suggestions/recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks that will feed 40-50 of my son's college fraternity members during a 24 hour charity teetering event held outside. They cannot use a grill and electricity options are iffy!
Looking for Pear Honey or Jam Recipes?I need a recipe for pear honey or pear jam.
Home Remedy for Pomeranian Hairballs?My Pomeranian has been having problems with hairballs. Any suggestions or solutions?
Removing Mold from a Refrigerator?I need help removing mold from my refrigerator.
Blade Will Not Disengage on Riding Mower?I am not able to disengage the mower blades on my 42 inch cut Poulan Pro riding mower. The linkage seems to be jammed or locked up. I have tried everything, but removing the mower deck from the tractor. I need some help. Please.
Removing Tree Sap from a Nylon Tent?How do I remove tree sap from a nylon tent without damaging the fabric?
Freezing and Reheating Breakfast Egg Casseroles?I am trying to get a definitive answer regarding freezing breakfast egg casseroles. Does one bake them and then freeze? Or freeze them unbaked?
Could My Iron be Leaving Yellow Spots on Clothing?I am getting yellow spots on my nice shirts every time I iron them. I live in a hard water area and wondered: if it is coming from the iron? If it is how do I stop it? and most importantly, how do I get them out?Thanks for your help.
Out of Print Book, by Golden Hands: 50 Things to Knit and Crochet for the Home?I am looking for an old book called "Golden Hands: 50 Things to Knit and Crochet for the Home. Can you help? It was published in the 70s. Regards.
Nail Polish Remover on Leather?I used nail polish remover to remove paint from my brown leather sofa. It took the paint off, but also the color. Any ideas on what I can use to put some color back in? I already tried shoe polish and it did not work. Thanks for your help.
Mildew Smell In Car?Does anyone know how to get the mildew smell out of a car? I accidentally left all my windows in the car open and it ended up storming really badly. Well, needless to say my car was filled with water.
Cleaning a Backyard Pool?I would like advice for getting the tiles in my pool cleaned. It's hard work.
Peanut Butter Roll Candy?Can someone tell me how to make peanut butter roll?
Repairing a Wall That Feels Soft?My boyfriend and I just bought a house a little over a year ago and I just realized today that in the guest bedroom the paint is bubbling. The wall is soft to the touch around it. What do I need to do to fix this?
Keeping Grasshoppers from Eating My Plants?How can I keep grasshoppers from eating my basil and other plants?
Choosing Between a Comforter or a Bedspread?Do you prefer a comforter set or a bedspread? I've always had a comforter, but I hate lifting the mattress to put on the bedskirt. Which one do you prefer?
Hydrangeas Leaves Turning Brown?I Have a hydrangea tree (Pee Gee) and it's in partial to full sun. Only one side is blooming and the leaves are starting to turn brown and die. What can I do to revive my tree?
How Long Should I Blanch Zucchini Before Freezing?How long should I blanch zucchini to freeze my harvest?
Diminishing the Look of Highlights as They Grow Out?I have dark blonde hair with really pretty highlights, but I've gotten to the point where I'm sick of paying and spending so much time to get it done. I've decided to grow it out. Any tips to make it look less harsh/bizarre as it grows out?
Iron Left Imprint on Velour Fabric?I tried to iron down a flower on a black velour bag, but it left the shape of the iron head on my material. How can I get that out please?
Attaching Pony Beads to Clothing?How do you tie on pony beads to the sleeves of tee shirts?
Can I Replace a 20 Amp Breaker With a 30 Amp to Stop Overloading Problems/?I have 3-out lets with #12 wire overloading a 20 amp breaker. Can I replace with 30 amp?
Plastic Bag of Wet Pottery Clay Caused Formica Countertop to Bubble Up?I left my pottery clay in a kitchen trash bag on the kitchen counter made of Formica type surface (remember I am in Germany). It caused the counter surface to make tiny bubbles. I am a renter so this is a costly error, can anyone help me? Thanks so much.
West Bend Breadmaker #41030 Manual and Recipes?I am looking for the manual and recipes for my West Bend breadmaker #41030. Thanks.
Using Acidolphilus For Dogs' Ear Infections?I have a Labrador, Hershey Kisses, who is 10 years old and has always had problems with ear infections. Because of the flap ears, moisture would build up inside and cause him pain.
Getting Rid of House Flies?I can't get rid of all these house flies. I could get rid of them in the morning then later I have even more. I tried the wine in the pan with dishsoap, nothing happened. I have spent the last hour with a fly swatter, but I still have a good two dozen still flying around.
GE Washer Draining Slowly and Displays DR Error Code?My GE portable washer works fine, but drains very slowly and after sometime it stops with "DR" sign while draining. When I pressed start again it starts again from spinning cycle. Kindly advise.
Shelf Life of Bisquick Stored in the Refrigerator?Since my husband and I don't finish a box of Bisquick very quickly now that the kids are gone, I wonder how long it is safe to use. I started keeping it in the refrigerator, thinking that would keep it good past the "Best by Date".
Ink on Sanded Oak Floor?I need to know how to remove black ball point ink from a sanded oak floor.
Where Can I Get a Discount on the Finance for Kidz Books?Does anyone know how can I get a discount on the entire set of the "Finance for Kidz" series of children's books? If you know of a discount code, please share it.Thanks.
Making Your Own Laundry Soap with Fels Naptha Soap?How do I make laundry soap with Fels Naptha soap?
Skin Bleaching?After bleaching my skin I felt very, very itchy. What will I do or put on to my skin so that I won't feel very itchy after bleaching? Do you know any kind of skin bleaching powder that is good, with no itchiness of skin after use?
Haze on Hardwood Floors?How do you remove film or haze from Bruce hardwood flooring?
Options for Unjamming a Drawer?I have a chest of drawers and the drawers do not come out all the way. There is something stuck behind a drawer and I'm unable to reach back far enough to get it out. Any suggestions?
Cleaning Silverware?Please, is there an easy way to clean silverware without using Silvo? Thank you.
Erase Permanent Marker from Anything?How do you get a permanent marker out of an orange lifejacket?
Remedies for Ticks on Dogs?Does vinegar and baking soda, which when mixed causes a foaming agent, kill ticks on a dog, or hurt the dog in any way?
Cat on a Fence Crochet Pattern Instructions?Does anyone know the crochet pattern called Cat on a Fence? I recently saw an afghan made with this stitch and I would love to try it.