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Ground Beef CasseroleBrown and season beef in skillet. Peel and slice vegetables and place in casserole in layers with the ground beef. Cover with soup and water. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until veggies are tender.
Homemade Sweetened Condensed MilkI bake a lot during the holidays and often use canned or sweet milk. My neat little neighbor lady gave this recipe to me that her mother gave to her. It is a money saver, especially since I always have a box of powdered milk in the house on stand-by.
Indonesian Oxtail SoupThis is my wife's special recipe. Oxtail soup that you must try. I can't find any better than this. Hope you will like it too. Yummy!
Not Your Ordinary SaladTastes even better a day or two later after the flavors have had more time to blend.
Make Frosting From Leftover CandyUse leftover Halloween candy (or any other holiday candies) for frosting. For candy corn, add a few drops of water to the candy and microwave until it is smooth consistency. Try tootsie rolls, candy bars, or other candy.
Moisten String Used to Tie PackagesDampen string before using to tie packages. The string then will not slip during the work. As it dries, it will shrink itself tighter than you could possibly have pulled it.
Scenery: Family Country WalkGrandkids and niece, and of course Lou our dog, on a walk on my Dad's farm one Saturday morning.
Hand Quilled Harvest FrameThis is relatively a simple quilling project. A 3x5 brown mat frame is embellished with beautiful quill work. Quill a flower with leaves and "V" scrolls, and a pumpkin in the grass.
Stormtrooper (Chicken)Here is a picture of my little brother with his pet chicken that he named Stormtrooper.
Add A Large Stone To Feed BoxPlace a large smooth stone in the middle of his feed box and your horse will no longer eat so rapidly that he throws his grain out of the container.
Basil Olive OilSteeping basil in olive oil in a glass jar is a good way to make a good addition to sauces and soups. Add dried tomatoes, and top with a garlic clove. This sounds so good, I am going to do it, it looks prettier than just plain oil.
Make Tomato Soup from Spaghetti SauceYou may have heard that chemicals in the lining of some cans leaches out and may contaminate the food inside. In place of canned tomato soup, I used a jar of spaghetti sauce (any brand will do) and milk to make a delicious soup.
Metal Fly Swatter for Locked Car Doors.I think that the metal handle of a flyswatter would work better than a wire hanger when going down through an automobile window to open the door. I am almost certain of it, and I have tried it once already.
Halloween Decoration: Caught Under The Garage DoorOOPS! Help I got caught under the garage door. Get me out.
My Frugal Life: Passing the BuckI pass the buck on expensive laundry detergent, and use my favorite dish washing liquid that I do hand washing in anyway. I use the extra money from not buying the laundry detergent and pass the buck over to fabric softener.
Mac (Dog)I was taking the annual fall "school" pictures of my three girls a few weeks ago. My middle daughter loves animals of all kinds, and she wanted to have her picture taken with our dogs.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese PieIn a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Spread into pastry shell. In a bowl, whisk filling ingredients until smooth.
Cleaning The Garden ShedBoy, when my husband cleans the shed, he makes sure he doesn't miss a spot! What he is really doing is removing all the leaves because we were putting on a metal roof. He found he could get the leaves off faster with a broom than picking them up by hand.
Keeping the Jack O' Lantern FreshCombine equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle, shake and spray all cut areas of your pumpkins and they will not get soft, rot, or shrink for a long time.
Halloween Costume: Frog PrinceCut a large white circle from the felt and stick on the front of the onesie/jumper as the belly of the frog. Cut gold circles from the gold [border] paper and use double-sided sticky tape OR hot glue to scatter on the green part of the frog's body.
Soil Acidity and AlkalinityIn order to do a quick soil test, wet a small sample of soil and put in a pinch of baking soda. If it fizzes at all, it might be too acidic for most garden plants and vegetables.
Crochet Thread To Hold FlowerI get a lot of spools of crochet thread in bags at thrift stores.
Chocolate Bread Pudding With Hard SauceYummy! Heat the milk, chocolate, and margarine in large sauce pan until melted. Put bread in a large mixing bowl. Pour chocolate mixture over bread, add sugar, eggs, salt, and vanilla, mix well.
Joke: A Real ManA real man is a woman's best friend.He will never stand her up and never let her down.He will reassure her when she feels insecure and comfort her after a bad day.He will inspire her to do things she never thought she could do; to live without fear and forget regret.
Scuffs on Linoleum FloorsClean rubber heel marks from kitchen linoleum with a moist cloth dabbed in floor wax. The marks come up and don't leave a dull spot.
Make Placemat With PhotosI take pictures from trips I have taken, laminate them on placemat size paper. They are always of interest when people come to dinner. I have also done this with various holiday cards, so I have placemats to go with all holidays.
Gypsy (Domestic Shorthair)Gypsy is 2 years old and a Domestic short hair. Gypsy is a rescue from outside an apartment complex in Osage Beach MO. A friend of ours saved him from being hit on the highway.
Top Ten Secrets of a HandymanI convinced my husband, who runs his own home repair and maintenance business, to give me his "top ten" repairs that homeowners can do themselves and his secrets for making them easy.
Pots Stuck TogetherI had 2 pans that were stuck together. After trying everything I've heard of, I finally sprayed WD-40 into the sides of bottom pan, put them in freezer over-night, dropped them on concrete this morning, and VOILA!
Keeping Fabric Table Linens CleanI decided a few months ago that I was tired of the clear plastic cover over my dining room tablecloth. Even though we frequently eat at our dining room table, I decided to go ahead and just use the cloth and fabric placemats without the plastic cover.
Party Favors Request?I would like ideas for a party favor for a sixtieth birthday.
Cleaning Throw Rugs?How do I clean the white on a small rug? The dirt is from normal walking on it.
Crate Trained Dog Now Refuses to Go In?My dog is usually really good at going into his crate, but lately he will not go in. I really need help because he is not old enough to stay out of his crate by himself yet.
Making a Button Hole Using a Knifty Knitter?How do I make a button hole with yarn using a Kniffty Knitter?
Looking for Quilt Pattern: Blooming Nine Patch?I would like instructions for how to make a Blooming Nine Patch quilt. Thanks.
How Do I Get Rid of Coffee Stains on My Teeth?I drink a lot of coffee and it stains my teeth. What is the best product to whiten your teeth?
Water Heater Trips and/or Heats Up Breaker?Yesterday while my water heater was on the main breaker tripped. The water heater is being supplied off a 30 amp breaker on the main breaker. When I examined the main breaker it was burnt.
Cleaning Wet Potting Soil Out of Carpet?How should one clean a carpet that a wet dirt filled plant was dropped on? Thanks in advance.
Trouble Using Knifty Knitter?I have a Knifty Knitter and when I tried to use it, the stitches look way too loose.
How Can I Lower a Bed?How can I make our bed lower? A low profile box spring is expensive, so can I put boards across the frame to put the mattress on? Remove the rollers from frame (that wouldn't lower bed enough)? My husband has a neurological disease and can no longer get into the higher bed.
Reviews of the Butterball Fully Cooked Smoked Turkey?Has anyone tried the Butterball fully cooked smoked turkey? Is it good enough to serve to guests for Thanksgiving?
Italian Herbed Beer Bread Recipe?How much Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese should you add to the beer bread mix for a variation?
Shopping for Christmas Sequins?I am looking for sequins in miscellaneous Christmas shapes (candle, reindeer, Santa, bell, tree, etc.)
How Can I Reduce Freezer Energy Usage?Will using blankets in your freezer to take up space save energy?
Cleaning Advice for a Self Avowed Pack Rat?I have become a packrat and I need some help in throwing things away. I have a terrible time cleaning. Is there a certain way to go about cleaning out closets, which are full of plastic tubs and boxes here. I need a road map on how to clean my house from top to bottom.
Blood Stains on Clothing?I have a green woolen top; how do I get dried blood stain out without using bleach?
Painting Cupboards to Coordinate With Mint Walls?I have painted my kitchen walls mint green. My cupboards are white, but I am thinking of painting the cupboards a different colour, black and white. How do you suggest I paint it or would you recommend another colour?
Detroit Red Wings Plastic Canvas Pattern?I'm looking for a plastic canvas pattern for the Detroit Red Wings.
Activities for Celebrating the International Day of the Disabled Patient?I am from Prince Sultan Humanitarian City of KSA. I need your kind help regarding the International Day of the Disabled Patient. We are going to celebrate on December 3 2010. Do you have some new activities or ideas which can help us on this day?
Fertilizing Plants Using Dish Soap and Ammonia?Please help. For fertilizing purposes, how can I tell if a dish washing liquid is soap or detergent? Also, what kind of ammonia should I use for the same purpose?Thank you very much.