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September 10, 2010
Peaches and Cream Muffins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 12 large muffin cups or line with paper cupcake liners. Chop peaches and cream cheese into cubes. Beat eggs lightly with fork in bowl.
Low-Fat Sausage Soup
Cut sausage diagonally into 1 inch pieces. Brown on both sides in skillet; drain off fat. Place broth in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add tomatoes, carrots, onion, celery, green pepper, mushrooms, and potatoes.
Taffy Apple Salad
Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Combine reserved juice, sugar, flour, egg and vinegar in saucepan. Cook until thickened; let cool. Add whipped topping; mix well.
Cut steak into bite-size pieces. Combine next 6 ingredients in bowl; mix well. Add steak. Marinate for 3-4 hours, turning occasionally. Preheat grill. Grill over hot coals until done, basting often with marinade.
Double-Duty Swedish Meatballs
Mix 3/4 cup of the water and 1/4 cup of the soup in a large bowl. Add meat, dry stuffing mix and eggs; mix lightly. Divide meat mixture in half. Cover and refrigerate half of the meat mixture for up to 24 hours.
Campfire Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken and dumplings is a family favorite, and this simplified version is our classic camping standby. It's a healthy, well-rounded meal and very filling. This soup is also warm, which is good since it tends to get cold in the evenings where we camp.
Chilled Soup with Cilantro-Yogurt Swirl
Toast cumin in a small skillet over low heat, stirring, until just fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Combine tomatoes, onion, 2 tablespoons cilantro, and chipotle in a blender or food processor.
Sesame Napa Cabbage Coleslaw
Rice vinegar is the best flavor with this recipe.
Frozen Grapes for a Sweet Treat
This summer I wanted to cut down on sugar consumption when grandkids visited. I put assorted colored grapes on wooden skewers and froze the individual skewers. Voila! Grapesicles!
Store Oil and Vinegar in Wine Bottles
Instead of paying for decorative bottles for my oil and vinegar, I use empty wine bottles. After washing them and letting them dry, I fill them with olive oil or vinegar and top them with plastic liquor pourers for handy use.
Dryer Sheet Air Freshener
Use a scented dryer sheet in your A/C intake to spread a nice scent all over the house. Just place one sheet on top of your filter. The air will pass through and distribute the scent through the duct work.
Reuse Packaging From Deliveries
I have a family member who sells very often on eBay. She is in constant need of boxes and package materials. I work as an in-store merchandiser and come into contact with many boxes and plastic bags which contain products to display in store.
Uses Of 3 % Hydrogen Peroxide
You can purchase 3% hydrogen peroxide over the counter just about everywhere, and it's inexpensive and much safer for all of us and our environment than using chlorine bleach! Here is a list of a few of my tried and true uses.
The Old Country Telephone
It had to ring but five rings; three short, then two long; our private signal, five rings to connect us with Detroit or London or Miami where the sun was shining. Maybe all the way to Sidney, Australia, or more likely, just down the road and a friend.
Determining the Value of an Old Reel Mower
I found a hand push mower. The company name is Success American Mower Company. I think it is out of Indiana. The roller in front of the wheels is wooden and so is the handle. Just curious to see if it's worth anything.
Ideas For 10 Year Old's Golden Birthday
My daughter will be 10 years old on 10-10-10. I would like to plan a special party for her. I need suggestions for a great 10-10-10 party.
Mushrooms on My Lawn
How might I eliminate mushrooms growing in my lawn?
Wishing Well Ideas for Baby Shower
What is a baby shower wishing well and how is it used?
Looking for 3D Crochet Shell Stitch Instructions
This is in reference to the 3D shell stitch. I finally found some info on YouTube, it was a potholder and 2 hot plates, found under Crochet Projects 001. I hope this will help to identify the stitch a little better.
How Do I Dry a Microfiber Couch That Was Rained On?
I found a microfiber couch at a garage sale that I want, but it got rained on today. I was wondering if there was a relatively quick way to dry it? Or is it a lost cause?I don't think the cushions come apart from the couch either.Thanks!
Tent For Toddler Play Area
Instead of buying expensive decorations for a toddler birthday party, put your child's crib mattress inside a small tent for a play area. For safety reasons, don't zip up the side door.
Make Your Cut Flowers Last Longer
To prolong the life of cut flowers in a vase, add a couple of drops of chlorine bleach. Never submerse any of the stem with leaves in the water. It adds to the decay factor.
Binder for Saving School Keepsakes
My daughter came up with the best idea to save her 2 1/2 year old twin boys artwork! They do some kind of art project nearly every day, and the papers were really beginning to pile up at home!
How Do I Can Tomatoes?
We have a lot of tomato fields around us. So I decided to stop and ask one of the farmers if he would mind me picking up what they had left behind. I have never done any canning so I was wondering if someone could tell me what to do with all of them.
Wash Vinyl and Suede Clogs in Washing Machine
Vinyl and suede clogs and sports sandals can be cleaned in the washing machine in cold water with laundry soap. Don't put them in the dryer; air dry.
Ice Maker Dripping Water into Ice Bucket
Water drips into icemaker bucket after ice is deposited, any help?
Decorating a Baby's Room on a Budget
We need to decorate a baby's room on a tight budget with a Baby Mickey theme.
Removing Self Stick Carpet Tile Glue Residue from Linoleum
I used self stick carpet tiles in my bathroom and have removed them. It left a glue residue on the linoleum floor. I have tried cleaning solutions, but nothing seems to work.
Using A Long Loom
How do you finish off and remove your project from the straight knitter?
Preparing Interior Glossy Finish Walls for Painting
Can someone tell me how to prep glossy painted walls for painting? I was told to use sand paper, 150 grade, which I tried with my husband's sander and it did nothing. Do I need to get rid of all the shine or just sand it down a bit?
Trouble Installing Seagate Driver for External Hard Drive
How do I install Seagate driver software? I installed my Seagate external hard drive ST3160026 easily the first time. When I tried to do it again because I changed computers, the installation wizard did not come out. I cannot install the software.
Organizing Pill Bottles
How can I organize my pill bottles? I have around 20 pill bottles all thrown into a drawer and it's not working for me. I take I'd say about 15 different pills a day, but I keep them in a weekly organizer.
Growing Buttercup Squash
I grew buttercup squash this year and now I don't know what to do with it. The squash is developing a white skin on the bottom. How do I know when to harvest? Does it need to rest before storage and how do I store it?
Scenery: Sunset (Richland, WA)
It's a bit of a trek and a chore to take the trash out in my apartment complex but as I rounded the corner towards the designated spot I saw the most beautiful 'Almost Autumn Sunset'! I simply had to go back to my apartment and grab my camera!
Keeping Cat Hair Off the Bed
How can I keep cat hair off of my bed? (Notice that I didn't ask how to remove the fur.) I "could" keep a blanket over it all the time, like I do now, but then what was the point of getting such a pretty bedspread? Any tips? Solutions?
Wildlife: Pelicans (Kure Beach, NC)
This pelican was perched on the railing of the pier at Kure Beach. There were four or five pelicans that day, but this one was really close to us.
Other Uses for Mouthwash
What are some uses for mouthwash?
Dog Afraid of My Neighbors
My neighbors are very friendly to my dog that is going to be one year old Sept. 23rd, 2010. They come over to visit him like 3 times a day and give him treats. But the only way they can give him a treat is by turning their back to him?
Scenery: North Shore, Long Island Sound
This is a photo the beach on Long Island Sound. We are a big family: sisters, brothers, cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents etc. and all their families. We try to get together several times a year.
Lola is 6 weeks in the picture, now she is 4 months. She is a Beagle we purchased for my husband for Father's day. She likes to pester her sisters, a Boxer and a Red Bone Coonhound. She is an angel, except when she's not!
Mabelline (LeanLean for short) is a 4 year old Canardly - "Can Hardly" tell what she is. She adopted us when she was 6 weeks old. She was chasing my baby chicks around the chicken coop when I found her.
Lukas (Thoroughbred Horse)
Lukas is 17 years old. He is a rescued Thoroughbred (horse). He chose me to be his buddy. Lukas is the World's Smartest Horse (according to the World Records Academy) and Guinness is reviewing a record attempt by him.
Grow Morning Glory Around Dog Kennel
I tossed Morning Glory seeds all around the dog kennel in hopes it would provide a nice shade cover for summer, and it sure did. It looked nice too.
Crocheted Baby Afghan
The original pattern found on Lion Brand Yarn, Pound of Love, package called for a blanket with a hood. I decided to omit the hood. It was in one color. I also used contrasting matching colors to add stripes to the afghan. This is a shell pattern.
Tips for Harvesting and Storing Apples
Apples are one of the most popular, and when stored properly, economical fruits to grow at home. Unfortunately, they are also one of the hardest fruits to store in large quantities.
How Long Does it Take for Parvo Symptoms to Appear After Exposure?
How long does it take for symptoms to appear after being around parvo?
Can People Transmit the Parvo Virus?
Can my dogs get parvo off my girlfriend? Her dog has parvo. If so, what home remedy can I use now to eliminate it?
What is the Name for This House Plant?
What is the name of a large floor houseplant with long burgundy leaves and burgundy stems? It has a bushy appearance.
Mayonnaise Soup Recipe
I was down south in Mississippi and ran across some folks that were selling mayonnaise soup. It was the best thing I have ever placed on my tongue. Has anyone heard of this or by chance have a recipe? It was a little thicker than a thick tomato soup. Please help.
Cleaning a Dirt Devil Shampooer
I have a Dirt Devil shampooer and need to clean the clear head where all the gunk gets sucked up. It won't come apart and needs to be cleaned badly. Any suggestions? Thanks :)
Math Homework Help
I need help with math homework.
Business Name Ideas for Chocolate Lollipop Business
I am looking for suggestions for what to name my "chocolate" lollipop business.
Homecoming Float Ideas: Cadets Vs the Cougars
I need help thinking of a homecoming float idea. We're the Cadets and our colors are red, white, and blue. The team we are playing is the Cougars, their colors are light blue and gold. Any ideas?
Building a Corner Support for New Countertops
I am redoing my kitchen and do not like corner cabinets and the way doors open. Plus the area is small and the stove/oven will have to fit next to the 45 degree turn. The problem is what do I build in this corner to support the countertops.
Mason (Boxer/Lab Mix)
Mason is a 3 year old Boxadore (Boxer/Lab mix). We adopted Mason from a rescue last October. His previous owner suddenly had to move into a nursing home. Mason loves to run, play tug-of-war and fetch with his favorite toy, and be as close to us as physically possible.
Fixing Runny Jam
I've made a batch of plum jam which is not very firm. Can I re-boil the jam until it becomes the right consistency or are there any other tips, please?
Making Fabric Roller Blinds
How do you make a roller blind from fabric?
Cousins Crafts Beaded Grandfather Clock Pattern
I would like to know if anybody has the pattern for a beaded grandfather clock. The clock is small, made with clear acrylic beads and fits on a shelf or mantle piece. The original pattern was put out about 10 years ago by Cousins Crafts.
Removing Melted Crayon from Tent Screens
A box of crayons melted onto our tent in the back of the car. The sides were simple to clean, but the screened parts are impossible. How do I get the melted crayon out of the teeny tiny screen holes?
Legitimate Home Based Jobs Websites
Are there really jobs online that are not scams or illegal? Can I find a way to make money on the internet from home?
Saying That Goes with Empty Box Gift of Encouragement or Comfort
Does anyone know the saying that goes with a "gift" that is just something wrapped (empty box, piece of wood, etc.)? It is meant to be given to someone who needs comforting or encouragement.Thanking all in advance.
Can You Buy the Powdered Cheese as Sold in Boxed Mac and Cheese?
As an old bachelor that enjoys puttering around in the kitchen, I've often had one of these, "Why don't they make", type of questions. I was just wondering if anyone else has?
Shopping for Soap Scum Magic Cleaner
Where can I find Soap Scum Magic soap scum remover?
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