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Balsamic Vinaigrette Roasted PorkEasy and yummo! Mix meat seasoning well in balsamic vinegar and stir in the olive oil. Place pork into a baking dish and pour marinade over the top. Marinate, covered, at room temperature for 2 hours, turning occasionally.
Meat and Potato LeftoversCut potatoes in squares, slice onion, mix seasonings together with last nights roast and place on a cookies sheet and cook until the potatoes are tender.
Witches' Brew Chicken SoupKids love it, and they scream at the name! Great for a pre-Halloween dinner! Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; add chicken. Add next 3 ingredients, and saute 10 minutes. Stir in broth and next 3 ingredients.
Mounds Bar PieEasy, delicious, kids can make it! It is a hit where ever taken for dessert! Mix flour with sugar. Cream in butter and eggs. Mix in vanilla and milk. Fold in coconut and chocolate chips Pour into prepared pie crust.
Angel BiscuitsThese have a wonderful, fresh yeast taste; very light and folks think you took a long time to make them
Travel: CarhengeMy husband and I were on vacation last year an stopped at Carhenge. It is based on Stonehenge but instead of rock it is made of cars
Fall in Ontario CanadaWe have been camping in this park all summer. Its a bitter sweet moment when the fall comes in Canada. Campers are few and the weather is turning cool at night. The true beauty to look forward too, is the changing colors of the trees.
Help for Dog AggressionOur dog was very unfriendly towards other dogs and would growl as she passed them and one day actually chased one and nipped it on the rear end. I was shocked and horrified, but knew that this could not continue.
Getting the First Few Tissues OutWhen using the cube-type boxes of tissues, often the first few tissues out of the box pull out shredded and useless. To remedy this, when you first open the box, bang it a few times on the counter to pack the tissue bundle to the bottom of the box.
Use Cereal Bags with Vacuum SealerPlastic bags in cereal packages are very sturdy. I use them with my vacuum heat sealer for frozen items and keeping other dry items together. They are very handy in my quilting and sewing area.
Scenery: Early Morning LightI was able to get this shot riding down the road in the mountains of East Tennessee. The sunrise colored the sky while the fog was lifting off the water.
Replace Broken Overall Clasp with HangerYou can replace those metal connector "clasps" on your kids' overalls with a hanger and your needle-nosed pliers. Simply use your pliers to bend the hanger into the same shape as the other clasp, and now you've saved lots of money otherwise spent on new overalls!
Asenath (Redbone Hound Mix)Asenath is about 6 years old. She's a Redbone Hound mix. We adopted Asenath from a shelter in our city. She joined our family on May 21st.
Add The Juice From Canned Fruit To Your Juice PitcherI always have a pitcher of orange juice made, so whenever I open any can of fruit I always add the juices left at the bottom to the orange juice so as to not waste a drop!
Deter (Chihuahua)Deter is a 3 year old Chihuahua. I got him several days after Christmas. The "place" was going to send him to a shelter because no one wanted him.
Spooky Eyes LuminariesSpaghetti jars get a Halloween makeover! Use either glow sticks or battery-operated votive candle for a safe, easy luminary this year. Super-easy; let the kids do this craft for your window ledge or porch, set along the path to the treats.
Installing A Preformed PondPreformed ponds are an easy and relatively inexpensive way to get started in water gardening. Most box-garden centers offer several sizes and depths to choose from, including complete kits that contain everything you need to get started
Halloween: Little Indian MaidenI took fleece material, cut it and made it into a simple jumper. I made it big so she could dress warm that night. Cut fringe and sew trim on bottom of skirt. Add a head band with a feather and feather trim in front of jumper.
Plant Begonia in Rotten Tree StumpIf there's an old rotting stump in your yard, you might like to scoop out some of the decayed wood at the top, add a little rich soil and put in some begonia plants.
Dye Thrift Store ShirtThe thrift store was having a half price sale last week and I found a very nice knit top (either 100 percent cotton, or cotton/poly) for $2.50. It had black trim that I liked, and a pattern with black plus several shades of red and pink that I thought were too bright.
Payton, Betty Wiggles and Jack (German Shepherd, Yellow Lab and Pit Bull)Here are my dogs: Payton a German Shepherd (6), Betty Wiggles a yellow Lab (4), Jack a Pit Bull (6). My nephew was getting rid of Payton when he was 6 months old, so I took Payton.
Orajel for Ingrown Toenail PainI have found that Orajel works for ingrown toenail pain. Just squeeze a line of Orajel along the cuticle and let soak for 2 or 3 minutes and the pain is gone. Its worked for me and doesn't get painful again for days.
Garden: ButterflyThis butterfly landed on one of our outdoor chairs. It was too beautiful not to photograph.
Garden: PineappleMy pineapple plant finally blooming after waiting 30 months.
Removing Oil Based Paint On SkinRemove oil based paint from skin with baby oil instead of turpentine.
Coffee Filter DoilyWhen you are ready to give your jams, jellies, and bath salts away, here is an easy doily for the top you can make when you don't have a scrap of material.
My Frugal Life: Make the Harvest Last All WinterMy adult daughter called me recently to remind me that I'm a great mom. She went on to tell me that when she and her sisters were young I fed them very well. She was remembering how we always had 2 or 3 vegetables or fruits on our table at every meal.
Use Pump Bottles in the BathSave money on shampoo by buying the bulk, pump-style bottles. Make it a rule in your house that for short hair, one pump is used; two for long hair, etc.
Season Frozen French FriesTo spice up frozen french fries, open the bag and add salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder into the bag. Give the bag a quick shake and bake. The fries are coated evenly and taste better than the plain ones.
Surprise 50th Birthday Party?I need some ideas on a 50th surprise birthday party for my husband. There is a catch, it is on 31 December, and he is a pastor so our church service for New Year's eve will start at 22h00. Please help I want to make it special. I can have it on the 30th though.
Kenmore Washer Not Spinning Out All of the Water?My spin cycle on my washer is not as fast as normal. It was squeaking, but doesn't anymore. However, the spin doesn't wring all the water out. It's a Kenmore, 11 years old. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Ideas For Boxing Themed Party?I want to give my husband a 40th birthday party, but wanted to use a boxing theme. That's his favorite sport. I can't seem to find anything.
Introducing Old Dogs to a Puppy?I have a 5year old Shih Tzu and recently got a 10week old Shih Tzu. I also have a much older dog whom both of my Shih Tzus get along with great and also with my 4 cats. But my older Shih Tzu is very scared of my puppy.
Shopping for Packaged Bread Maker Mixes?When I bought the machine, they offered packages to bake the bread. Where can I get them now?
Rescue Dog Still Acts Frightened a Year Later?Last year I adopted a four year old Shih Tzu female through our vet when a local kennel was downsizing. I don't know anything about her previous life (except that she was a breeding dog) and what I can determine from her behavior.
Removing Black Scuff Marks On Floor?I need help for removal of rubber skid marks left on a standard linoleum floor from when I was moving a TV.
Painting Back Splash Tiles?I need to know how to paint on a ceramic tile. Do I need special paints? Do I put the tile in the oven after painting to set the paint?
Rust Stains on Clothing?I need to know how to remove rust on white clothing. I tried vinegar already to remove it, but it didn't work.
Fluorescent Light With New Bulbs Does Not Turn On?My kitchen fluorescent light would not come on. I replaced both tubes and it worked fine. I turned it off that night, and the next morning it would not come on again. Any idea what is wrong?
Cleaning Silver Jewelry?What neutralizes silver oxide (the tarnish on my silver)? I am tired of trying to clean in all the tiny, tiny nooks between the beads. Help please. Thanks.
Spa Recipes for Girls' Sleepover Party?I am looking for homemade spa recipes for a sleepover party for 11 to 12 year old girls.
Removing Mold From Clothing?I have a raincoat with mold on it. What can I use to remove this?
Getting Rid of Crickets?How do you get rid of noisy crickets in our backyard?
Will Space Bags Withstand Freezing Temperatures?Is it OK to store Spacebags (filled with bedding) in an area that will possibly freeze in the winter? I was not sure if the plastic would hold up, under these conditions. Thanks.
Getting Rid Of Goat Heads?How do I get rid of a weed called "goatheads"?
Preventing Zoysia Grass from Spreading into Neighbor's Lawn?Since I am unable to kill zoysia grass, I am thinking of blocking zoysia grass from invading into neighbor's lawn. I plan to put plastic sheet (6 ML) over the grass and along the property line, and put mulch or stones over it. Will this work?
Musty Smell on Clothing?I've been hanging my clothes inside to dry. Lately they've been having a musky smell. How can I get rid of the odor?
Kenmore Drain Pan is Overflowing and Water Line to Icemaker Backing Up?I have a Kenmore refrigerator that is overflowing the pan under the fridge. The water line for the icemaker is backing up.
Inglis Washer Continuously Has Rust on the Tub?I have an Inglis washer; it's 4 years old and I have had the drum replaced 3 times now because of rust around the holes in the drum. This is caused from rust on the other side of the drum which then works its way to the inside of the drum.
Crayola Crayons Costumes?Can someone please send me the instructions for the crayon costumes? I'm especially curious what the hats are made of?
Killing the Roots of a Downed Tree?We had a tree removed from our back yard. It was probably a Chinese elm and now lots of shoots are sprouting up profusely. How do we get rid of them?
Homemade Hand Dishwashing Liquid?How do you make hand dishwashing liquid?
Difficulty Removing a Musty Smell from an Old Cloth Bound Book?I bought a long out-of-print hardcover book through the mail. The musty smell is strong. I sprinkled baking soda through the pages and sealed the book for days in a gallon food storage bag with more baking soda. Days later I found it still stank.
Crayons in the Dryer?How do you remove crayon from clothes and the inside of a dryer?
Recipes for Regal Bread Makers?I am looking for a bread recipe for my Regal 6776 bread machine.
Burnt Stainless Steel Pan?How do I remove burnt cheese from a stainless steel pot?
Treatment for a Dog With Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament?My 9-year-old Lab/Chow mix dog recently sustained a tear in his anterior cruciate ligament in his right rear leg. Our vet recommended surgery, I have read articles that say in a dog his age, we should let it heal naturally. Has anyone in this group had this experience?
Shower Cleaning Tips?We moved into an older home nearly two years ago. The shower floor was probably never cleaned. It doesn't seem like porcelain. I've tried everything from bleach to everything that money will buy to restore whiteness to this shower floor. Help!
Getting Rid of Mole, Voles, or Gophers?Is there an easy way to rid my yard of voles, moles, and gophers? They are destroying my lawn and shrubs.
Removing Iron On Decals from Clothing?How do you remove a decal from a polo shirt?
Hunting Theme Fifth Birthday Party?My little boy is turning five this next month and he wants to have a hunting theme party, but he also wants a pool party. We have the indoor pool reserved, but I'm having problems with decor and invites. I don't want to spend a lot. Can anyone give me some suggestions?
Choosing Colors for Acoustic Tiles in Theater Room?In my theater room, my walls are dark gray and burgundy. My curtains are burgundy, too. I'm looking at acoustic panels. What colors should I go with? I was considering the same colors. Or should I go with something else to accent the room?
How Do I Grow Winter Pansies?I don't know the 1st thing about planting or taking care of flowers.
However, my son is selling pansies for his band fundraiser and I'm sucker enough to buy some because he says he's the only one who hasn't sold anything. But I don't know what to do with them.