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Raspberry Topped Lemon PiePreheat oven to 325 degrees F. With mixer, beat egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk until well blended. Stir in lemon juice. Pour into crust.
Canned Apple Pie FillingWith all of the apples ripening now, this recipe might come in handy for some of you. It sure is handy to have that pie filling ready in a pinch if you have the room to store the jars.
Cake Mix CookiesOne day about 4 years ago, our local market had a special on cake mix. If you bought 24 boxes (a case), you could have them for 59 cents each. So, I bought 24 assorted flavors and put them in my freezer.
Fisherman's Crispy CoatingIn a shallow bowl, whisk together egg and milk. In another bowl combine cereal, flour, cornmeal, and seasonings. Dip fish into egg batter, then coat with cereal mixture. Fry
Beef Pot RoastBest pot roast I've ever made! Sear the roast in frying pan with small amount of oil. Sear it well on all sides. Put roast, then vegetables in crock pot. Mix envelope mixes with water and applesauce, then pour over all.
Ways to Freeze CabbageIs it possible to just shred and freeze cabbage?
Apple and Sunflower Seed SaladThis salad is perfect for those days when cooking is out.
Shells and Tomato SaladCook pasta to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta and all remaining ingredients; mix well.
Sasha and Pistol Pete (Pugs)This is Sasha and Pistol Pete. Sasha is my little girl who is 2 years old tan Pug. Pistol Pete my handsome male pug (black) who is 2.6 years old. They are purebreed Pugs I bought Sasha from a breeder in Aberdeen Maryland and Pistol Pete I found on Craigslist.
Rub Alcohol on Wood Before StainingWhen staining raw wood, rub it down first with alcohol to bring out the grain.
Personalized List As Frugal GiftAn inexpensive birthday gift that is truly appreciated by the recipient is to write a list of things that you admire, like, or appreciate about someone that is the same number long as they are old.
Wildlife: Button BuckIf you look at his forehead, you'll see the bumps that will one day become antlers. My husband pointed this out to me one day. I didn't even notice them until he said something. :)
Garden: Tiny FlowersAgain with flowers that I don't know. These were really tiny and looked so beautiful through my camera's macro setting.
Garden Tags from Aluminum Roof FlashingYou can make garden tags out of leftover aluminum roof flashing (the kind on a roll). I took a simple tag design that I drew, printed it out on heavy paper, and cut it out. I took that template and a Sharpie and traced that design onto the flashing metal multiple times.
Cut Lemon in Thirds Before SqueezingIf you like to use one of those lemon squeezers but find it difficult to get enough leverage on the handles, cut the lemon in thirds. You will have two "caps" and one round disk. Much easier on arthritic hands.
Product Review: Warner Slicker BrushTo keep mats out of the hair of long-haired cats, you should use a slicker brush. The best kind (if it's still available) is the Warner Slicker. It has aluminum wire bristles on a rubber base in an aluminum frame, and comes with a wooden handle.
How to Make Your Own Cami InsertThe finished width of the small cami is 8 1/2 inches, the finished width of the medium cami is 10 1/2 inches. Use a measuring tape to determine which size is best for you by measuring between your bra straps, just under your neck.
Travel: Tugs at Work (Valdez, Alaska)I sat on the shore and watched these three tugs turn an oil tanker around so it could dock at the Alyeska Pipeline terminal at Valdez, Alaska. It was amazing to watch. The whole state of Alaska has awesome, amazing scenery.
Romeo (Cockatiel)Romeo is a 7 year old cockateil. When I first got him, the pet store told me he was a girl. I named him Lucy (after Lucille Ball). When he was about 6 months old, I found a site that did DNA sexing via feathers.
Scenery: Old Farmstead (Kansas)I was exploring the country side in North Central Kansas and came upon this old farmstead. I sat in the path that use to be the drive and tried to visualize it as it once was with family and livestock. It was someone's dream farm once a long time ago.
Getting Fruit Roll-Ups off the WrapperIn warm weather, Fruit Roll-ups stick stubbornly to their wrapper at LEAST 8 out of 10 times. But, if you pop them in the freezer for thirty seconds, they separate easily and are still pliable enough to be eaten and stretched!
Buy Gas in the MorningFill up your tank early in the morning when the air is cool and the gas is dense. You'll get more gas and less air.
Rehydrate Play DoughMy kids love their play dough, but I wince at the thought of throwing away even small bits because they've dried out. But I found a way to re-hydrate play dough! Take a gallon ziploc bag, and put all of the dried out scraps inside of it along with a very wet paper towel.
Use Can Punch to Open Detergent BoxesKeep a can punch in the laundry room. This is a great tool for opening those boxes of laundry detergent without ripping your fingernails.
Use Sheets as Bulletin Board BackgroundInstead of using colored paper or corrugated cardboard by the roll, my sister used flat bed sheets on the bulletin boards of her classroom. The sheets won't tear the way paper will, and can be changed seasonally if desired.
Use and Care of Microfiber ClothsMicrofiber cloths work very well for all types of cleaning. However, they should not be washed with regular laundry. It is better to wash them separately. Do not use fabric softener. Some of the cloths state not to use bleach.
Harry (Domestic Short Hair)Harry is a 4 year old Domestic Short Hair Cat. I was boarding Harry and his brother Bert for my nephew. Nephew's dog didn't like Bert - tried to kill him. I refused to give the cats back to him. He was happy about it.
Halloween Costume: Cheerios and MilkThis was actually very easy to make. I got a couple of cardboard boxes (the right size for my kids). Then I found pictures on the internet and printed them out in several pieces and glued them onto the boxes.
Add Vinegar to Steam CleanerTo reduce soap bubbles in a steam cleaner, add about 1/4 cup white vinegar. Use the same amount in the rinse water to remove detergent residue and make carpets stay fresh longer.
Mickey (Cat) And Winnie (Dog)Mickey (the cat) loves to give kisses. He has not a problem showing Winnie (the dog) how much he loves her! It doesn't look like Winnie hates Mickey's wet kisses! And they are wet!
My Frugal Life: One Man's Trash . . . Have an occasional impulse to snatch something sitting at street side for the weekly trash pickup? Amazing what people throw out, but look for inherent value as the item may be more valuable in the future.
Use Old Comforter for "Feather Bed"Recently my son went from a twin-size bed to a queen-size bed. The mattress was hard and he wanted a feather bed to make it softer. Not being able to afford a queen-size feather bed at this time, I thought that perhaps the comforter from his twin bed would work.
How Tap Water Can Damage Your...Tap water contains a variety of minerals and salts. Some of them occur naturally, while others are added to make water safe for human consumption. Under the right circumstances, these minerals and salts can cause significant damage to your houseplants.
Halloween WreathTime to get ready for those witches and goblins. This thrifty craft wreath was made in a matter of minutes from inexpensive things I found around the house and some clip art I found on the web.
Organizing a Crowded Apartment?Anyone have an idea how to keep a small apartment organized? I have crafts everywhere, in containers, on the floor in Walmart bags, and I can't seem to keep it clean and up off the floor. Any suggestions please?
Vomit Odor on Carpet?I need tips on how to get vomit smell out of carpet. Any help is appreciated. :)
Can Stress Cause a Skin Rash?I colored my hair and shortly after developed spots on my head that itch really badly. Fast forward about a month later and I developed a rash on both my arms from the elbow to my wrists. I'm currently under a lot of stress and wondering if this could be the cause.
Getting the Last Drop Out of Body Wash and Other Containers?Does anyone know an easy way to get every last drop of body wash from the containers? My son uses the kind for hair and body and he can use one container in no time.
Crafts Using Recycled Floppy Disks and CDs?I am looking for crafts using old floppy disks and non-working CD discs.
Sibling Rivalry With Dogs?I have recently purchased 2 female Dachshunds (1 1/2yrs) that are "supposed" to be sisters. They fight constantly. The littlest one will growl and actually attack her sister. We try to separate them and we end up getting nipped at. What should I do?
Crafts Using Plastic Bottle Caps?I am looking for crafts that use bottle caps.
Who Makes Sam's Club MM Brand Jeans?Who makes Sam's Club (brand MM) blue Jeans? All the tag has is MM and " Made in Mexico".
Advice for Growing Sunflowers?Are sunflowers perennials? Do they re-grow each year or do you have to plant new seeds every year?
White Walls With Colored Trim?I hear of people using color on their walls but how about white walls with colored trim. What effects will it have on the rooms? Is this something not to do? Any color suggestions?
Leaves on Loquat Tree Turning Brown?Our mature locquat tree has adequate water and the leaves are turning brown, primarily from the top of the tree and towards the middle of the tree. What is the cause of this problem and what should I do?
Recipes Using Lemons?I need recipes using lemons. We have our own tree.
Gentle Perm Not Curly?I had a great curly perm that was perfect for me. Then I had my hair bleached. It looked cute with the blonde curls. When the perm grew out, I had it permed again, but with a gentle perm. Now, I have straight hair and no way to wear it.Help!
Helping a Child Eat More Healthy Food?I can't get my 6 year old to eat anything besides junk. I know if I don't buy it she can't eat it, but she won't eat anything then. I eat everything healthy you can think of, but she pays no mind to that. I'm constantly fighting a losing battle. Any ideas?
Make Your Own Liquid Fabric Softener?Does anyone have an idea on a homemade fabric softener to use in the wash? I like to hang my clothes up outside, and usually they turn out stiff.
Replacement Parts for a Gott Cooler?Both of the lid straps for my Gott 50 ice cooler have broken. Does anyone know of replacement parts?
Computer Tip for Degree Symbol?How can I get a degree symbol on my Logitech Dinova wireless keyboard? My keyboard has no right hand number board or
What to Do When Your Email Account is Hacked?Somebody hacked my email account and they changed my password and everything. I tried to access it with the safety questions that you must complete to make an account, but they have been changed also.
Crafts Using Plastic Containers and Lids?I am looking for crafts that use plastic lids and plastic containers.
Cleaning a Vintage Piano?How do you clean an old black shiny piano that has finger prints on the top? It's from the 1930s.
Sewing Pattern for Ken Doll Clothing?I need a sewing pattern for Ken doll pants.
Cleaning Carpet Stains?What can you use to remove red stains from carpet?
Protecting a Vaccinated Dog from Parvo?Is there something I can spray around my dog or something that I can do to try to prevent him from getting parvo? My dog has had all of his shots. He is a 4yr. old Bishon Frise and I am worried because I think there is a dog in our neighborhood that might have it. Can you suggest something?
Stretching Shrunken Cotton Clothing?I finally found a beanie that I really enjoy wearing. Problem is, when I washed it for the first time, I forgot it in the dryer. So now it's shrunken and I'm sad. :( Advice on how to stretch it back out would be appreciated.
Carpet Stains Keep Coming Back?What can you use on carpet to keep stains from coming back?
Angel Food Cake Mix Baked Up Rubbery on Bottom?I just baked an angel food cake from a box and it got rubbery on the bottom. I have never had that happen before. What did I do wrong? Thanks.
Pros and Cons of a Dark Colored Laminate Floor?We are getting laminate flooring and I would like a dark colour, but am wondering if anyone can tell me any pros or cons of having a dark colour floor. I am worried it will look too dark once totally installed. Will it show footprints too easily, anything?
Built-in Liquid Dishwashing Soap Dispenser Doesn't Work?Has any one else had the following problem with the liquid dishwashing solution that you fill your dispenser with next to your kitchen faucets?
Removing an Old Carpet Stain?My daughter had spilled something purple on my tan carpet. I thought I got it up but now its seems to be gathering dirt and it's getting dark. How do I get it out?
Home Remedy for a Dog with Ear Fungus?Is there a home remedy for a fungus in a dog's ear? Maybe a vinegar solution to cleanse the ear?