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Sauerkraut SaladRun cold water over kraut to crisp it. Drain. Mix oil, vinegar and sugar well. Add remaining ingredients and let stand in refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.
Fried Pasta SnackYou can make an interesting, crunchy, economical snack with pasta. Try Crunchy Bow Ties. Bring a large pot of water to boil, add salt. Cook the bow tie pasta half way done. Drain well. This will take several batches.
Halloween Witches Brew PunchA must every Halloween - this is great fun! A fake hand is frozen in a rubber glove and then floated in a bucket or glass punch bowl. Dress the hand up with a few Halloween trimmings like snakes and spiders.
Jack O'Lantern PieStir boiling water into gelatin in large bowl 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1 hour or until slightly thickened.
Apple GoodyMix first 6 ingredients together and place in 9x12 inch casserole. Combine and mix remaining ingredients; spread over apple mixture.
Sour Cream Jello SaladThis is a very good jello salad I like to use different types of jello depending on the time of year. Fantastic flavor
Chicken Veggie BakeA satisfying dish - full-flavor yet low-calorie. This is a frequent recipe I make when dieting, because it's low-cal, low-fat, high-protein, and higher-fiber. Plus when you split this recipe into two huge portions, each portion fills a bowl.
Creamy Autumn Butternut Squash SoupThis is the perfect recipe for a chilly autumn day. It is refreshing and has just the little kick you need to keep warm.
Roxy (Pitbull)Roxy is a 3 year old Pitbull (more well behaved then any other dog I ever had). We got him in September 2007 from my husbands nephew who couldn't take care of her anymore.
Glitter Gourd GhoulsWhen I see gourds, I definitely think of fall, so when a friend gave me a bag of odd-shaped miniature gourds, I saw a whimsical Halloween craft. With a little bit of paint and lots of "bling" in the form of glitter, I crafted faux-sugared pumpkins and ghosts.
Preventing Nail BitingDo you bite your fingernails? STOP! There's this nail polish called No Bite and it tastes very bitter and gross. Plus, it's clear!
Unsealing An EnvelopeIf you seal up a envelope then realize you forgot to put something in it, place it in the freezer for about one hour. It will then unseal easily. Just put tape over the envelope or close up with a pretty sticker or one of your address label.
Ester C for Joint Pain in DogsUnfortunately our elderly black Lab/Shepherd mix has begun to have hip troubles. I received a prescription for Previcox from our vet which worked amazingly well, but it is very expensive and is quite toxic for continuous use.
Thanksgiving TurkeysHere are two of the turkeys I raised for Thanksgiving. I have recently had them butchered at Tabor Homestead in Berwok, ME. They were all over 20 pounds and the big tom turkey I kept for myself was 31 3/4 pounds!
A Calendar for Each ChildI have 4 kids and each one has their own schedule that I need to keep track of. I print out a calender for each month for each kid. Each calender is color coded so it is easy to read the minute you/child looks at it.
Scenery: Heading Home (Halifax Harbour, Nova...A fishing boat (Cape Island Boat) heading home with their catch. This photo was taken at the entrance of the Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Halloween Pet Costume: Minnie MouseThis costume was made by reusing several things we had on hand. The skirt was from a Poodle Skirt Girl Costume. We cut the top attached shirt and vest off and used just the skirt. The t-shirt was one we already had at the house.
Scenery: Sunset over PromontoryI happened to look out my window one evening and thought that the back half of our hillside was on fire. My hubby and I went out to investigate and were relieved to see that it wasn't a fire but a glorious sunset instead!
Removing Yellow Stains from White AppliancesRemove yellow stains from white appliances with two tablespoons of baking soda and four tablespoons of bleach added to two cups of warm water. Allow the mixture to set on the spot for five or ten minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Muddy Shoe StationI combined several ideas there with to create something that overlaps several categories here: home improvement, organization, and pets.
Clean Whiteboard With WD-40For teachers, cleaning a whiteboard of all its remnants can be near impossible, but if you used WD-40, it will look new again!
Low Fat Does Not Mean No Fat When DietingWhen I am eating low fat in order to lose a few pounds of weight, I always eat a serving of something really fatty for each five pounds I lose.
Hanging Out In The GardenMy son is fascinated with the leaves and flowers, in the garden. Here, he is hanging out in the laundry basket, discovering new sights and textures. Gotta love those warm summery days!
Add Bleach to Bath for Heat RashWhen you get that awful rash due to heat, add about 1/4 cup of bleach to your bath water and it will amaze you how fast it works. Usually over night.
Thor (Cat)This is Thor, his name came from the Norse God of Thunder and it fits him. Thor is about 7 years old. I'm sure he's a mixed breed but he looks a lot like a Korat. We adopted Thor from a family whose cat had kittens. He was about 6 weeks old.
My Frugal Life: On The FarmSpending the summer running around with no shoes was a normal occurrence. Mom bought boots for the fall and winter and carded and spun wool for socks, mittens, hats, and other winter clothes. Our cows provided milk and butter.
Mark Wet/Dry Vacuum SettingIf you have a wet/dry vacuum and you are tired of checking if it is set up for wet or dry, make your own sign.
Lighting Matches In Breezy AreasSay you're lighting a smoke or something in a breezy area. If you light one match or two and it blows out, combine the spent matches with the new one.
Refresh Apples with Salt Water SoakIf your winter store of apples starts looking a little wrinkled, you can try washing and soaking them in brine made by adding one handful of salt to every three gallons of water. Change the solution each six hours until the fruit perks up.
Marlee (Puggle)Marlee is 5 months old. She is a Puggle: Pug and Beagle mix. We bought her from a breeder 3 months ago
Meal Planning Made EasyMy trick to avoid eating out is planning! I have a magnetic white board with each week's menu at the top and a spot for requests at the bottom. The kids love making requests and sometimes we do fun theme weeks.
Selling Unused Needle Point Canvases and Yarn?What can be done to dispose of a large quantity of needle point that will never be worked? Many are expensive canvases. Some are rug-size. I also have a large quantity of miscellaneous yarns.Is there a market for these items?
Getting Rid of Green Mold Under a Mobile Home?I live in a mobile home, and we just replaced the insulation under the trailer due to a tornado that we had earlier this year. My son says there is a dark, greenish mold all over the ground. What can I put under there to kill that mold?
Threading a Kenmore Sewing Machine?How do you thread a Kenmore model 117-959 sewing machine? Does the bobbin go in clockwise or counter clockwise?
Can I Harden the Bristles on an Electric Toothbrush?How can I harden bristles on an electric toothbrush?
Eureka Capture Vacuum Not Working Properly?I bought a Eureka Capture vacuum. It has only worked a few times, but it was really great back then. Now it does not pick up and spits dust all over the house when I use it. I would like to know if it can be repaired, does anyone know?
Cross Stitch Patterns With Pet Related Sayings?I am looking for a cross stitch pattern for the saying: "to you they are animals." or "If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture." I hope someone can help me out. Thanks.
"Go Green" Cub Scout Christmas Float Ideas?My son is in the Cub Scouts and this year's Christmas float has the theme "Go Green". Any ideas? The kids are going to be doing most of the work.
Remedy for Dry Cough?Does anyone have a remedy for dry cough in elderly people?
Crochet Tablecloth Patterns?I would like to have a crochet table cloth pattern that I can crochet myself. Thank you.
Second Year Elementary School Reunion Party Ideas?I'm having a reunion with a bunch of girls and boys who I went to
Possum Urine Stain on Painted Ceiling?How do I remove a possum urine stain from paint work on the ceiling?
Overwintering Potted Plants?I had some beautiful potted plants this year. I was wondering if any of them can be moved indoors. I have gardenias, verbena, petunias, and geraniums. Can any outdoor plants survive indoors?
Making Bumble Bees for a Beekeeper Costume?Does any one know how to make bumble bees for a bee keeper costume or where to buy them?
Tide and Downey Used as a Prewash Stain Treatment Left Brown Stains?I used Tide plus a touch of Downy to rub into some stains on my son's cotton, white soccer t-shirt. I let it sit for a couple of hours before washing. When I took the shirt out of the wash it is a light brown color in the areas where I rubbed the Tide.
Grease Stains on Stainless Steel Microwave?My stainless steel microwave has lots of grease stains. The grease is stubborn. I have used soap and water, baking soda and liquid soap, vinegar, and barkeepers friend. Could I safely use a glass bowl of ammonia in the unit to loosen the grease over night and not discolor it?
Will Using Estroven Cause Discharge?Does Estroven cause one to have a discharge?
Making a Zipper Brooch?Can anyone provide exact directions for making a brooch out a zipper? I saw one on the Coldwater Creek outlet website. Very cute! It doesn't look like it would be very difficult to make.
Removing Squid Ink Stains from Clothing?How can I remove squid ink stains from clothing?
Repairing an Air Conditioner Compressor?My AC unit compressor is not switching on. It might be failure of a capacitor or not. Any suggestions?
Renuzit Air Freshener Patterns?I am looking for Renuzit Air Freshener patterns. Does anyone have a pattern for the Renuzit Air Freshener dolls? I believe it is crochet, but would like any. I had a pattern years ago and now my youngest sister wants to make some for Christmas and I can't find mine.
Programming a Curtis TV Remote for Use With Direct TV?How do I program the remote to my Curtis TV? It is hooked up for Direct TV service and I don't know if it is adaptable for my Direct TV remote.
Shelf Life of Swanson Chicken Broth in Cartons?My brother drives a tractor-trailer and ended up with 3 cases of Swanson chicken broth in the carton like boxes. They expire this month; can freeze these and/or does the 2 year after the date rule apply to these like other canned food? Thanks.
Name Ideas for Cleaning and Personal Services Business?I need a name for my business. I will clean house, run errands, provide companionship, dog sit, water plants, etc.
Jiffy Corn Muffins Too Crumbly?How can I keep Jiffy corn muffins from falling apart? They come out great, but they just crumble when you cut them!
Can a Dog Bite Cause a Rash?Can a dog bite cause a rash? The wound isn't infected and has healed.
Shopping for White Mini Lights?I am having trouble finding white mini lights. I am looking for 20ct white lights, with just the one male plug in. Do you have any suggestion on where to get them? I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. Some places in the states don't send here. Thanks.
Reviews of the Michael Thurmond Six Week Body Makeover?Has anyone tried the Michael Thurmond Six Week Makeover? If so, is it worth the $115 ?
Homemade Pet Stain and Odor Removal?I am looking for a home remedy for pet urine stains on carpet.
Making Your Own Shirts?I would like to know how to make your own cute shirts?
Cat Spray Odor on Deck and Stairs?I'm getting married and having a backyard wedding in a couple of weeks. The problem is that I apparently have a stray cat or cats that have sprayed the back stairs and deck and the whole area stinks. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to get rid of the smell?
Reviews of Pet Calming Aids: Rescue Remedy, Comfort Zone, Etc.Do products such as Rescue Remedy, Comfort Zone Spray, and the Comfort Zone plug in work? I would appreciate feedback from any of you who have tried them or know people who have tried these. I don't want to waste my money on this if it does not work.
Coat Hanger and Yarn Project Ideas?I am looking for various projects to do with wire hangers and yarn, like the dog. I am trying to gather ideas to do with the seniors in my building. All help greatly appreciated!