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Butter Flake RollsIn mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, dry yeast and warm water, mixing well. Cover; let rise in warm place until light and bubbly, 20-30 minutes.
Extra Crispy Oven Fried ChickenMy kids LOVE fried chicken! I don't love all of the fat and extra calories involved. So, I have created a recipe that gives them the satisfying texture and crunchiness of fried chicken without all of the unhealthy fats involved.
Hamburger Potato Corn DishBrown hamburger and minced onion. Drain all grease. In a large pan, combine all ingredients. Cook until potatoes are tender. Salt to taste. If mixture is too thick, add more tomato soup and water.
Cranberry-Pineapple MinisThis is a nice way to have cranberries. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Add enough water to juice to measure 2 1/2 cups; pour into saucepan. Bring to boil. Pour over gelatin mixes in large bowl; stir 2 minuntes until completely dissolved.
Spiced Apple OatmealWe really like different ways to change oatmeal recipes! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 1 or 2 quart round casserole. In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Copper Penny SaladSlice and cook carrots about 15 minutes. Chop onion and pepper fine. Mix soup, oil, vinegar and sugar with spices. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate overnight in covered container.
Potato Chip CookiesMy family loves this use for potato chip crumbs!
Disappearing Marshmallow BrowniesMelt butterscotch chips and margarine in saucepan; stir and cool. Mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla, eggs and melted butterscotch chips.
Grilled Whole OnionsI substituted chicken bouillon for the beef bouillon once and liked the change of flavor.
Homemade Microwave PopcornWhy pay the outrageous extra cost for prepackaged microwave popcorn when all you need for this simple and inexpensive popcorn recipe is a paper lunch bag!
Garden: Rock WallThe other day we had to do some digging, to install a rock wall that was to be the border for our flower garden, and Ashlyn wanted to help us dig, so I gave her my shovel, and she helped Granddad dig the border for the retaining wall.
Garden: Lavatera (Morning Tears)This is a picture of a Lavatera flower first thing in the morning with dew on the petals.
Homemade Flame RetardantFor a make-it yourself fire retardant mixture, mix 7 oz. Borax, 3 oz. boric acid, and 2 qts. warm water. Stir to dissolve completely. Either dip the fabric in the mixture or spray on to thoroughly saturate the material until it drips.
Uses for Empty Tennis Ball CansCall or go to any tennis club and ask then to save the empty tennis ball containers for you. Wash them out and use for almost anything. I use them for leftover cereal. They are air tight and have a good seal so they keep out bugs.
Using Broccoli StemsWaste of any kind is unacceptable in our home, but the family refused to eat broccoli stems no matter how I cut them. Now I clean and dice those stems, and put them into a zip lock bag in the freezer.
Garden: Green BeansGreen beans are a family favorite. They are my favorite vegetable! Wonderful when cooked or raw!
Use Wading Pool to Clean BlindsFor a no mess place to clean your mini-blinds or give a dog a bath, buy a 42 inch kids' wading pool. After washing blinds, hang them over outdoor chairs and rinse with a hose.
Offer to Babysit as Birthday or Anniversary GiftOne of the very best gifts anyone could ever give is the gift of love. Love lies upon the beholder. Try giving a gift of time. Give someone you love an afternoon alone with their loved one.
Emmie (Toy Poodle) Emmie is 7 years old and a Toy Poodle. I rescued her from a friend of a friend when she was 7 months old. She likes to fetch her ball 24/7 (that is, if I would let her).
Replace Purse Handle with BeltI've had this brand new handbag for many years now, but it just sits in the closet because although I like the brown crocheted material of the handbag, I wasn't too crazy about its faux lizard trim on the handle.
Foam Fusion JewelryInstead of glass fusion which is expensive and dangerous for wee ones, this is a fun, safe and easy substitute. Different shapes and colors of craft foam are layered to make pendants
Check Rental Car Features at LotWhen you rent a car, figure out how to work everything before you leave the lot. This includes the headlights, heater, air conditioner, windshield wipers, windows, and trunk. If you have questions, you can get answers from the rental agent.
Wildlife: BeesA warm day didn't bother the bee! These creatures are a true gauge of how the earth is doing. If they go we all go! Besides, no bees mean no honey!
What You Need to Know to Start Growing RaspberriesThe key to getting the biggest berries and the biggest yield from each plant is understanding what they need, and how they produce. Here's what you need to know to start growing raspberries.
Reuse Elastic Waistband From Children's UnderwearI save the elastic top of underwear when the kids grow out of them. They are huge rubber bands. The are fun to shoot at the wall, onto a target I put up there just for that purpose.
Make A Draining And Drying FrameI needed a way to drain green beans and butter beans after picking and washing them. My husband made a frame and covered it with Hardware Cloth. After washing the beans, I pour them on the wire and spread them out to drain. I have found that the frame has other uses too.
Keeping Bees AwayI was reading some old "Country" magazines last month, and came across this tip. If bees are bugging your picnic, do this: Cut an upside down "V" in a gallon jug filled with juice, about 2/3 the way down from the top. Bees go in but they can't get out.
Scenery: Lion at the ZooThe lion at the zoo was neat to watch. He is a beautiful animal and I enjoyed taking pictures of him.
Add Vegetable Oil to Hard Boiled EggsWhen you boil eggs, put a tablespoon of vegetable oil in the water. This makes them easier to peel, because the shells are porous and a tiny bit of oil is absorbed
Store Empty Canning Jars Upside DownI store my emptied canning jars in the garage. I found that if I store the jars upside down, it saves a lot of time cleaning them up to use. No more dust or dead bugs inside.
Make Foam Earbud Covers from Old CurlersMissing foam earbud covers? Remember the old foam hair curlers that clip into place? Remove the foam curler from the clip and use scissors or a craft knife to slice off the size foam pad you want.
My Frugal Life: For Our Planet's Sake!I believe that my living frugal is also good for our planet! Teaching these values to my children to carry on this lifestyle has always been important to me.
Fuzzball (Dutch Rabbit)Fuzzball is 1 year old and a Dutch Rabbit We found our pet through a Dutch breeder on craigslist about 4 weeks ago. He loves to play with yellow shovels and makes lots of funny noises.
Tasi (Maltese Terrier Mix)Tasi is almost 3! He is a Maltese Terrier mix. Jan got him when he was only a baby pup. Tasi is very active and can communicate better than most humans! He loves to play with his squeaky hedgehog and loves to hang out the window taking in the tropical island air!
Things You Should (And Can) Get For FreeMany banks offer free checking and most with no required minimum balance. All you have to do is ask.
Rogue Marie (Weimaraner)Rogue Marie is an 8 year old Weimaraner. Rogue was orphaned at 5 weeks old, and came into our life very small, very scared and very unannounced.
Homemade Frozen Hash Browns?What is the trick to freezing your own hashbrowns?
Advice for Someone Diagnosed With Silent GERD (Reflux)?I was diagnosed with silent-GERD and vocal cord nodules by my ENT doc. The gerd has caused acid burns around the vocal cords. He gave me a medication to control the reflux and to heal the burn, but it will take 2 months to work.
Removing the Smell of Canned Cat Food From a Copper Box?I have a copper box that I use to store my cat's canned food. Unfortunately one of the cans opened and spilled in the box. I've washed each can with Mr. Clean cleaning solution and water, but this gross smell still lingers. What can I do? Thank you.
What Breed is My Dog?Can anyone please tell me, what breed my dogs are? GSD mix, and what else? I think Husky, and Staffy? Thanks.
Removing Fabric Dye From Skin?I wore a tie-dyed bandanna that covered my forehead about 8 months ago. Now I have a dark stain on my forehead that I have not been able to remove. Can anyone help?
Mustard Stains on Clothing?How do you get mustard out of a polyester and cotton shirt?
What Breed is My Dog?What breeds are my dog mixed with?
What Breed is My Dog?We have had our puppy Mia for about a month now and we are all wondering what she may be. My dad thinks she is a Great Dane/Akita mix. I think she is a German Shepherd mix. She is pictured at 3 months old and weighs 20 lbs. What do you think?
Learning to Use a Serger?I recently purchased my first serger. I am excited to learn how to use it, but for now am at a complete loss. The only local store is Hancock's, where I purchased my serger. But they do not offer any classes or help. So am looking for someone or info on classes, etc.
Freeze Extra Buttermilk?Can you freeze buttermilk and if so for how long?
Tiny White Worms Inside Cherry Tomatoes?I have found tiny white worms living inside my cherry tomatoes. The tomato looks perfect from the outside, but when you cut it in half you can see it moving around in all of my tomatoes.
Which Plants Get Be Started from Cuttings?What bushes or trees can be grown from cuttings?
Natural Remedy For Centipedes?How do you get rid of centipedes in one's home?
Keeping Bugs Out of Apples Naturally?How do I keep the bugs out of the apples on the tree, without using harsh chemicals?
Removing a Sulfur Odor from Clothing?For the past three years, my clothes have smelled of a sulfuric type smell. I've (along with my mother) attempted to remove the smell using the popular solutions: vinegar, baking soda, Smellywasher, etc. None of it has worked...
Human Feces Stains on Carpet?How do I remove human feces stains from carpet?
Can I Bread Cucumbers Before Freezing?Can you bread cucumbers before freezing them?
Remedies for Excessive Sweating and Underarm Odor?I'm a 35 year old female with excessive sweat and odor under my arms. I have tried most deodorants including the clinical strength. I just don't know what to do, nothing seems to help. Hope you can help me.
Sweet Potato Recipe for a Slow Cooker?I am looking for a slow cooker sweet potato recipe (not using canned) that tastes like traditional sweet potatoes. Any help is appreciated.
Resident Dog Off Food Since Arrival of New Puppy?I just bought a new puppy (7 weeks) and my 2 yr old Maitipoo won't eat. At first he wanted to eat hers, but he won't touch his food. Not even human food. He still drinks water and seems playful with her. Is he just being stubborn?
Restoring a Butcher Block?I just got an old butcher block given to me and I would like to get it back in working condition, if possible. It is an end grain butcher block, two of the seams have separated about an 1/8 of an inch and the top needs to be cleaned and conditioned.
Making a Tote Bag from Pet Screen?I am looking for a pattern that uses the pet screen to make a tote bag. I've seen some pictures on line and they are very cute and durable.
Can I Serve Food on Unglazed Terra Cotta Flowerpot Saucers?Since it would not be safe to eat off of the glazed saucers, what about the plain terracotta saucers for pots?