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Zucchini CakeCombine all cake ingredients. Put in 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes or until done. Frost with frosting.
Shrimp DipSpread cheese out on a plate; spread pizza sauce over top and then add shrimp and dip with crackers.
Simmered Garbanzo Beans and Tomato With BasilA yummy, nutritious side dish.
Cobb Salad Ham Roll UpsCombine mayonnaise and mustard in a medium bowl. Fold in eggs, avocado, tomato, blue cheese, and bacon until combined. Set aside. Layer each ham slice with some of the lettuce.
Spiced ApplesPut red hots, vinegar, water, and sugar together and boil. Add apples; cook until done. You can cut apples in half.
Jiffy Corn CasseroleSuper easy and you can make in a jiffy.
Giant Beef Pop TartWhen all of my children were at home, it was hard to come up with something new for dinner. I hit on this idea one time and everyone loved it. Better yet, when it was cold, it could be cut into squares and packed in a lunch.
Chicken ElegantGrease 9x13 inch pan. Place slices of trimmed bread on bottom of pan. Cover with sliced chicken; dot with mayonnaise and other dry ingredients. Top with slices of cheese.
Julie's Best Pumpkin Pie (From Scratch)It's pumpkin season in New England and this looks to be good crop - great after last year's disaster. This recipe is my total scratch recipe for Pumpkin Pie - starting with a pumpkin.
Greek Orzo SaladCook orzo al dente according to package directions. Drain well, allow the orzo to cool and transfer to a medium bowl.
Arrange Flowers in Plastic Bottle to Put Inside ContainerI like to arrange flowers in unusual containers, i.e. wooden boxes or ice coolers. To keep water from leaking or damaging the container, I use plastic bottles. I use a bread knife to cut off the top at the height needed.
Hoarding: Too Much StuffThere are many programs to watch these days on bachelors, dancers, singers, racers, survivors, and the like. But, there are none so compelling as those that dissect a little known malady known as hoarding.
Wildlife: Cucumber BeetleI couldn't help but notice that this tiny bug resembled that of the place he was "nesting", the flower. The similarities seems to match perfectly and I knew, instantly, that I must document the phenomenon.
Zoe (Maine Coon)Zoe is 8 years old and a Maine Coon cat. I saw her on an Kijiji ad, then I contacted the owner, and they brought her to our home three days later. She loves to go outdoors, and watch the birds, butterflies, and moths at night.
Scenery: Storm Damage (Pennsylvania)Pennsylvania weather can be unpredictable at times! A snow and ice storm quickly swept through eastern PA one April a few years ago. The weight of the ice and snow caused this tree to fall right on the storage shed, causing major damage.
Save Crumbs For CookingInstead of throwing away leftover cookie crumbs or leftover pretzel crumbs, use them for a pie crust. Just substitute either of them for the graham cracker crumbs called for in the recipe you use.
Scenery: Sunset (Sanibel Island, FL)Last month, we went in Sanibel Island, Florida. Beautiful place to relax and to get sea shells. Wow!
Stop Delivery of Unwanted CatalogsYou can stop unwanted catalogs from arriving in you mailbox. Check the boxes of those catalogs. They will be removed from your mail list.
Homemade Parvo TreatmentWe have a pair of 7 month old Bull Dogs. Both had 1 set of shots. We received them as strays, so true age and health issues are truly unknown. Our male began showing signs and symptoms on Sept. 8th. On Sept. 11 we were told he had Parvo.
Zeke (Dog)Zeke playing b-ball with the kids.
Laundry Detergent to Kill MossShow the moss who's boss! I have been doing this for years and I guarantee it works. If you have moss on the walks around your home, you know it's dangerous for falls when wet and unsightly. Go to the local dollar store and get powdered laundry detergent.
Reuse Junk Mail EnvelopesTo save money on buying envelopes, take any pre-addressed envelopes that come in the mail that aren't going to be used and put white labels over the address. Make sure not to use envelopes that are obviously not suited to your purpose.
Oreo (Springer Spaniel)McCoy's Little Oreo Cookie aka: Oreo is 30 months old or just about 2/12. He is a Springer Spaniel. I was given him for Christmas from my son when Oreo was 9 months old. He likes to be where ever I am; hunt birds, swim, chase balls, and go camping!
Make Vanilla SugarAfter you've taken the seeds out of your vanilla pod, place your pod in sugar. The vanilla flavor adds a nice touch to coffee, tea, and your baking.
Removing Super Glue From SkinUse nail polish remover to unhinge super glue from your fingers.
Peeling Egg ShellsPeeling boiled eggs is my least favorite chore in the kitchen. I don't like to get the egg shells under my nails. A friend taught me a neat trick several years ago.
Cobwebs as First Aid DisinfectantCobwebs contain many disinfectants, including penicillin. If you're in the wilderness and someone (or yourself) has been cut badly, wrap clean cobwebs around the wound and cover with a clean cloth.
Sea Glass CandleFor about $2 you can go to your local grocery store and buy one of those colored wax, glass-encased Novena candles. Now grab a bunch of sea glass or craft glass along with any beads hanging around from broken jewelry, and go to town creating this gorgeous and versatile gift.
How Property Laws Affect GardenersMany residential property laws can affect the activities of gardeners. In some cases, county, state, and even Federal laws can also apply. Do you need a building permit to construct a gazebo?
My Grandmother's Boot (1900's)This is a shoe that my grandmother wore as a child, it was in the 1900's and I think it is so amazing. Unfortunately it is falling apart so I am taking photos of it. We love it so much!
Use Pliers for Opening BottlesI am a senior citizen with arthritis. I find it hard to open pop bottles and milk jugs, so I decided to use my adjustable pliers and it works great. Just clamp them on the lid and twist. I store pliers in my silverware drawer so they are handy.
Reusing Paper Towel TubesI use the empty tubes from inside toilet paper rolls to keep my money in so it won't fall out every time I open my wallet. Also, you can put your important paperwork inside the larger ones that come in paper towels.
Universal Studios (Singapore)This is a castle at Universal Studios in Singapore on 9th July 2010.
Use Soda Tab Tops to Hang ItemsAn inexpensive way to hang items up that are not in a frame like sea shells, ceramics, or really anything for that matter, is to use a soda or beer tab top. Just attach it either by super glue or E-6000 for heavier items. I have done this for years.
Reusing a Mattress Pad?I use mattress pads that are no longer usable for beds to make baby changing pads, bibs, stroller blankets, etc. There are many other uses, I am sure, but I sew for our less fortunate and young girls that have had babies.
What is the Best Material to Use for a Subfloor?Why is it not good to use particle board for base floor? What kind of material should I use and why?
Shopping for the Glass Cleaner Invisible Glass?Where do you get the product called Invisible Glass?
Windshield Wiper Sprayers Not Working?My windshield washers have just recently stopped working. The wipers work fine, but no water comes out. I know there is plenty of fluid in the receptacle because I've had it checked.
Crockpot Chicken with Russian Dressing?Could the recipe for chicken and Russian dressing be done in the slow cooker instead of the oven?
Removing Incontinence Odor?I am the caregiver for my elderly mother. She is incontinent and has cervical cancer. What suggestions can you make to help get rid of the odor both in her clothing/bedding and our home? I have used Odo-Ban and Clorox (clean linen scent) to no avail for her fabrics.
Treating a Cat with Allergies?My cat has chronic allergies causing him to constantly have nasal congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, and malaise. I have removed all culprits from the household to no avail. I have tried Benadryl at feline dosages and it just makes him sleepy!
Removing a Butter Stain from Carpet?How do I remove a butter stain from a carpet?
Squash Bugs on Gourds?My birdhouse gourds have squash bugs everywhere. There are too many to spray. My gourds are starting to get eaten and have brown spots on them. Should I pick the gourds early to save them from the bugs?
What is a Rainbow Tea Party?What is a church rainbow tea party?
List of Family House Rules for Cleaning?Does anyone know of a good list of printable home rules? My grandma used to have this hanging in her kitchen. I am thinking something, maybe a bit updated though, like: put your Xbox games away, load the dishwasher, etc.
Word Puzzle?I need help with this. If you take the letters e, r, g, r, o add the same 3 letters from those 5 and add the same 3 letters to the front and back of one word, example "regituplreg". Yes, the word has to be a real word! Anyone know the solution?
Removing Wrinkles from a Plastic Tablecloth?I would like to know how to remove creases from a vinyl tablecloth?