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Honey Wheat BreadMy husband makes the BEST bread. I think this recipe turns out better than the honey wheat bread from the local bakery. We usually eat a loaf right out of the oven - good thing it makes three!
Old-Fashioned Rye BreadCombine rye flour and sugar in large bowl. Mix shortening, molasses, salt and warm water into first mixture. Add yeast; mix well. Add enough white flour to make a stiff dough.
Pizza Crust Fruit PieSo many ways to vary this delicious pizza pie and it is quick to make.
Potato Pork Chop Mushroom CasseroleIt is delicious and so very easy to prepare. It takes less that an hour to prepare and can be prepared the night before.
Chicken and Chickpea CurryTastes even better reheated the next day because the flavors have had more time to blend. Serve spooned over a bed of rice or orzo.
Uses for Petroleum JellyRub petroleum jelly around the neck of a new bottle of nail polish to keep the cap from sticking.
Cut Fabric Softener Sheets in HalfI have found that you can cut fabric softener sheets in quarters and they'll work just as well, last longer, and best of all cost less!
Scenery: Sunset (Okracoke Island, NC)This photo was taken on Okracoke Island Outer Banks, NC on our honeymoon. We were married Memorial Day weekend of 2009 and spent 8 wonderful days touring the Eastern coast of North Carolina. What a beautiful sunset and memory.
Decorated Storage BoxesRecycle all types of boxes to make pretty storage boxes for your crafts, keepsakes and precious memories.
Keeping Ice Cubes from Melting TogetherWhen storing ice cubes in a bag, try using a paper sack instead of plastic. The ice cubes won't stick together, because the paper absorbs the extra moisture.
Protect Keyboard with Saran WrapSince I work from home on my computer and also use it for emailing friends, etc., I often find myself eating in front of it as well. Recently I became concerned that I might spill something on the keyboard of my laptop and ruin it.
An Angel in the Clouds (England)I have a wonderful vista from my kitchen window and see some beautiful clouds. I live right by the beach on the West of England coast line and I'm sure that makes for some fabulous looking clouds as the winds come straight off the sea.
Magua (Dogue de Bordeaux)Magua is one year old and a Dogue de Bordeaux (Bordeaux or French Mastiff). He arrived from Georgia on Oct 14th, 2010. He loves people, looking out the window, watching kids, chasing rabbits and squirrels. Magua is a wonderful watchdog!
Tips For Growing Cacti, Yuccas, and Agaves...We usually think that growing succulents like cacti, yuccas, and agaves is reserved for gardeners living in the desert. Not so. The truth is, many species are fairly well adapted to growing outdoors-even in cooler conditions.
Ten More Questions You Always Wanted to Ask...October is "Meet the Blind Month." In honor of it, here's the follow-up to my original "Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Blind Person."
Sylvester (Tuxedo Cat)Sylvester is a 10 year old Mixed long hair tuxedo cat. I got him 10 years ago. Sylvester was a rescue. Thrown into the woods, after having is whiskers clipped off, he was left to fend for himself.
Joby (Lhasa Apso)Joby will be 5 on the 30th of September. He is a Lhasa Apso We got Joby from a breeder/rescue. He was about 1 year old then.
Add Baking Powder to Cake MixWhen using boxed cake mixes, add a half to a level teaspoon of baking powder. Being taught this by my grandmother has been a blessing. We don't always check the date on the box and as the box sits on the shelves, it loses it's strength.
Ammonia to Keep Pests Out of GarbageRecently someone asked about keeping pets/animals from tearing open garbage bags. I don't have that problem now, but I learned this trick from my mother years ago. Before tying off your garbage bag, pour a dab of ammonia in the bag.
Reuse Margarine Tub as Sprinkle ContainerA new use for reusing margarine tubs. Get out your trusty old hole punch for this one; after washing the tub and lid, punch a few holes along the rim of the lid to make a sprinkle container.
Coconut Oil for FingernailsThis woman who was selling stuff for nails at the mall once grabbed my hand and put this oil stuff on my nails and it helped them immensely. I didn't buy it, but this other oil, coconut oil does the same thing.
Reuse Foil Box For Leftover Wrapping PaperReuse tin foil boxes to store small amounts of leftover wrapping paper. Wax paper boxes can also be used for this purpose.
Cleaning Ziptop Plastic BagsWashing those snack, sandwich, quart, and gallon plastic zippy freezer bags in the sink can make you wonder if the effort is really worth saving that money, but I have stumbled upon an easy way to continue being economical and "Green!"
Halloween Costume: GypsyPeasant Skirt, black long sleeve shirt, long scarf and old costume jewelry. None of this costume had to be made.
A Snake In My Garden!I was doing some clean-up work in the garden today. As I was pulling spent bean vines (minding my own business, don't you know), I saw what looked like a great big worm. I can be kind of slow, but eventually I figured out that it was a snake.
Store China in Ziplock BagsStore the good china in zip-lock bags. It prevents scratching and assures that they are clean when you want to use them.
Ideas for Organizing Rolls of Material?I would like ideas for how to organise rolls of material in the work place. There should be a system.
Nursing Home Mystery Game Ideas?I need a 5 minute mystery for an assisted living/nursing home game, "Who's got the jewels?"
Ink Stain on Nylon?How do I remove a red ink stain from a new cream 100% nylon waterproof jacket?
Dyeing Carpet?Can you dye or stain carpet? We got a fixer up house and the carpet is orange, but is in good shape after I cleaned it. Thanks for any ides.
Soccer Float Ideas?I need ideas for a soccer float. Thanks.
Removing Mildew in the Shower?My bathroom does not have a good ventilation and the water accumulates as little pools on the floor of the shower. I clean the floor with bleach, but the mildew is still there. What can I do to get rid of the mildew? Are there products or other ways to help?
Wood Stain Not Drying on Cabinets?I stripped the stain from cabinets that have quite a bit of age on them. Now that they are stripped, I have applied Minwax stain on them, but the stain is not drying. What did I do wrong and how can I fix my dilemma?
Deer Resistant Plants?Will deer feed on a burning bush? Thank you. Have a great day.
My Clothes Don't Smell Good?How can I get my laundry to smell good?
Surprise 30th Birthday Party?My husband is turning 30 this year and I wanted to have a surprise birthday party. He is a die hard Chicago Bears fan so I am going with a football theme. I plan on having a karaoke machine with music from the year he was born.
State Laws Regarding Splitting Tips?Is it illegal to split tips in Pennsylvania?
Cat's Head Smells Like Poo?My cat's head smells like poo. He is 3 years old and an indoor cat. Help?
Getting a Cat to Stop Spraying?I have 4 cats. They got along famously until I bought a kitten 4 months ago. All of them are used to her now accept one who is really annoyed, as she is constantly chasing him, so he spits and loudly hisses.
How Can I Keep My Cat Off the Furniture?Is there any natural or household product I can use to keep our cat, Orion, off our new couch and chair? Thank you.
Knitting Loom Questions?Why is it that when I finish my scarfs either from a straight loom or a circle loom the end is not the same as the end that I started with?
Photos Stuck Together?How do I save my photos, they are all stuck together?
Asking My Best Friend to Morp?I really need a good idea to ask my best friend to morp! I want to go with him as best friends, not as like a date. Please any ideas?