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Strawberry Banana Orange JuliusCombine all ingredients except ice cubes in blender. Blend for about 1-2 minutes, adding ice cubes one at a time.
Poor Man's HamburgersSpreadable burger that tastes delicious. Combine first 4 ingredients; mix well. Add milk a little at a time until meat is very spreadable. Spread meat mixture on half of hamburger buns. Broil until outside of bun is golden brown.
Bread and Butter PicklesCombine and cover first 3 ingredients overnight. Make syrup and simmer for 10 minutes. Add cucumbers and onions.
Grilled P.B.J. SammieHere's a fun one! Be sure to let the sandwich cool for a minute before biting in to it so the oozy gooey center doesn't burn your mouth. You might want to have a napkin available too.
Grandma's Buttermilk BiscuitsPreheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease baking sheet. Mix in a large bowl. Mix flour, salt and sugar together. Cut in the lard. Stir in buttermilk and gently mix.
Easy Taco SoupThis is an inexpensive "dump recipe" - throw it in the pot, stir, then it's done! I had it in my head until I was pressed for time one night. My husband offered to make it, but I couldn't tell him what the amounts were.
Chicken PieCook chicken until it is tender. Remove meat from bones. Put in pan. Melt butter and pour over the chicken. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend in milk until smooth.
Purple Hand From Creative PaintingEvery year, Full Spectrum Farms hosts a "Family Fun Day" for Families whose lives are affected by autism spectrum diversities. This year some one forgot to put out the brushes at the paint station. The kids found all kinds of ways to paint.
Use a Marshmallow as Cupcake FrostingNeed a quick frosting for your cupcakes? Three minutes before they are done carefully open the door to the oven, slip a large marshmallow on top of each one. Use rainbow marshmallows for some color or the flavored ones for some flavor.
Use Measurement Instead of "Stick" For ButterI've seen a few people over the past couple of years ask how many ounces or cups a stick of butter is.
Make Patterns Out of Shower CurtainsMake large pattern pieces from inexpensive shower curtains. The pattern pieces will last much longer than paper patterns.
Make Container Covers from Old SocksFor that daughter going to college, and has sorted her socks with the colorful tops. Hope you have saved them. You can slip glass, plastic, or cardboard containers into them for handy organizers.
Keep Paint from Dripping when Painting CeilingThe next time you find yourself facing the task of painting a ceiling or up under an overhang, cut a hollow rubber ball in two and slip on half open side up over the handle of your brush.
Billy (Golden Retriever/Hound Mix)Billy is a 5 year old Golden Retriever/Hound mix. About 3 years ago, my dog was found roaming around the woods of Buffalo, NY. My boyfriend, who is the executive director of a company that transports dogs from high kill shelters to low kill shelters.
Scenery: Fishing (Sunnyside Lake, NV)My hubby just loves to fish! And I love when he comes home with fresh fish and he's always so relaxed! This is at Sunnyside Lake in Nevada but it was taken at sunset!
Petey (Orange Tabby)Petey is 2 1/2 years old. He's an orange tabby. My friend's cat had kittens and she was going to take them to the pound. We weren't really ready for another cat, but I couldn't let this little guy be taken away.
Use Ice Cubes To Check Freezer OperationIf you're traveling, or need to leave your home when evacuated, place several ice cubes on a small plate and place them in the middle of your freezer. If you come home, and they are melted, immediately suspect that the food in your refrigerator may be bad.
Cleaning Different Stains from Pillow Top MattressI cleaned a pillow top mattress with Spray Nine and it definitely got out the pee smell. This is to all those dads out there with Spray Nine.
Jade (Shepherd Mix)Jade is 5 years old. I'm not sure what breed she is, I just asked what others thought. I know she has shepherd in her. When she was too young (5 weeks) and a long time ago, my mother's co-worker gave her away.
Use Rubber Brush to Groom CatsI've tried just about every tool on the market for grooming my cats. I found that although it does a good job of removing fur, just a simple, soft, rubber brush does just as well and obviously feels better to my beasts.
Frugal Fun Outings for KidsLiving on a tight budget is hard. We try to make it easier by finding cheap or free things to do with our boys. They are age 5 and 3. I have found all kinds of free museums and parks to explore.
Seashell RoseThis is a gorgeous, romantic, and elegant craft which can be applied to a number of other crafts as an enhancement, although it is completely stunning on its own! The shells (if you live near bodies of water) are free, which is the best part!
Make Expandable Cage around Plants to Keep Out DeerWhen putting a cage around a new plant or tree (to keep out deer), overlap the cage and tie it with straps. You can then expand cage as the plant grows without making new cage. Also insert PVC pipe through slots of cage for easy watering direct to the roots.
Use a Throw as a Comforter for Toddler BedRecently my grandson moved into a toddler bed. The mattress is the same fit as the crib, but I needed a blanket that fit the entire bed. I found that the throws that are sold everywhere are a fit perfect. They come in variety of colors and patterns.
Paper Clip as Emergency Zipper PullIf your zipper pull breaks or comes off and you need an emergency replacement, a paperclip will work. Years ago, my down coat zipper pull came off and the only way I was able to get my coat off was to use a paperclip!
German Potato SaladCut potatoes into 1 inch cubes. Cook salted water for 10 minutes, or until almost tender. Drain. Arrange in 2 qt. casserole and keep warm. In small saucepan, heat margarine.
Use Baby Wipes as Makeup RemoverI purchase inexpensive tubs of baby wipes, and use them daily for makeup removal. After using them to clean my face, I then wipe my sink before tossing.
Keeping Outdoor Play Equipment Clean and...If you have children, one of the most essential (and often overlooked) spring yard chores is probably sitting right in your own back yard: cleaning and inspecting your children's outdoor play equipment.
Taco and Misty (Pomeranians)Taco and Misty (his mom) are Pomeranians. I got them at birth. They like to bark, play with toys, chase cats, and likes to take walks. Taco talks on the phone, in dog talk of course.
Blue Plumbago (Florida)My blue Plumbagoes are in full bloom here in sunny, hot, humid Florida. I have about 40 of these bushes scattered throughout my front and back yard and they are so beautiful when they bloom.
Scenery: Sunset (LA)The cloud cover and setting sun were just right to create this sunset over Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Even more special since LA is not known for it's sunsets.
Buying New Disposal Gaskets?Where do I get a new rubber gasket for my sink's garbage disposal?
Removing Rust From Shower Floor?We are camping in Ohio and our shower and tub in our camper have some rust from the water on the walls and tub. Nothing I have used so far gets off the rust and soap scum.
Recommendations for a Good Inexpensive Foundation Makeup?What is a cheaper alternative to the foundation I've been using? I use StudioGear Studio Matte liquid foundation in "cream", but not only is it expensive, it also seems to clog my pores.
Child Safe Remedy for Fleas?What can I use to get rid of fleas with home remedies? I need something that will not harm my children. I have a 6 month old and a 1 1/2 year old. What should I use?
Recommendations for a Cell Phone Carrier for Heavy Texting Usage?What is the most reliable (best coverage, good customer service), inexpensive cell phone carrier for someone who wants unlimited texting and few talking minutes?
Kenmore HE4T Washer Has "Control Locked" Light On?My Kenmore HE4T washing machine has a "control locked" light on and I can't seem to reset. It started with the message SUDS. Any suggestions?
Recommendations for Sweat Proof Makeup?My face sweats a lot. I can't make up my face. Help me!
Pattern for Plastic Canvas Magazine Holder?I need a plastic canvas pattern for a magazine holder. I can't find mine, maybe you would like to share it for free. Thanks.
Trouble With Streaks on Mirror?This question is regarding streaking on a mirror. When I clean it, no matter how I clean it, I don't see streaking. Then, a day later it shows a film like streak usually in the same places on the mirror. Rubbing it with a dry cloth only makes it smear. Any ideas?
Discontinued Wallpaper: Brewster Wallcoverings #18953?I am looking for two rolls of the following discontinued wallpaper. Andover Wallcoverings, manufactured in the United Kingdom for Brewster Wallcoverings. The pattern number is 18953.
Training a Dog Not to Run Out the Door?How do you teach a dog not to run out the door every time it is open?
Garlic in My Canned Pepper Rings Turned Blueish?A few weeks ago I canned banana pepper rings. As well as the banana pepper rings, I added fresh garlic and onion. My question is: Why did my crushed, fresh garlic turn blueish-looking?
Can I Fertilize in Hot Weather?Should you fertilize in the summer when days are over 100 degrees F?
Can You Get Fleas in Your House Without Pets?Are pets the only way fleas can enter your house or is there another way?
What Is This Plant?Please can anyone tell me what this plant is? I snipped it from a neighbor's yard and rooted it and have it in a pot, but it really needs to be transplanted. What is it and where should I consider planting it? It blooms with little clusters of red flowers in spring.
Cleaning Beige Carpet?What's good for cleaning beige carpet?
Skin So Soft as an Insect Repellent?Will Skin So Soft keep mosquitoes away?
Planning a Reunion?I am planning a reunion at my church. We will be having it during our town's 100 anniversary and what our town calls "Oildorado Days".
What Can I Use for Candle Molds?I'm a starving college student and I love crafts and want to start making candles, but I don't want to purchase molds. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to use instead?Also, how the heck do you insert the wick?
Homemade Eyeglass Cleaner?Does anyone have a recipe for a homemade eye glasses cleaner?
Repotting a Cactus?Can you repot a cactus with the soil above the roots?
Adjust My Computer's Screen Size?How do I change the size of my computer screen display?
Can I Use Kilz as a Finish Coat on the Exterior of a House?Can I use Kilz as a finish coat on the exterior of the house?
Home Remedies for Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?Is there a home remedy for carpal tunnel syndrome?
Whirlpool Icemaker Leaked on the Floor?Our Whirlpool refrigerator recently flooded our kitchen. It had been making popping sounds from the icemaker when attempting to push the ice out of the cube maker for about 2 weeks.