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Banana-Fudge CupcakesHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups. In medium bowl, stir brownie mix, chocolate syrup pouch, water, oil, and eggs until well blended.
Apple FrittersThis delicious deep fried treat is great for an appetizer, snack, or a fun side dish. It reminds me of fall festivals and county fairs.
Crock Pot Macaroni and CheeseReally cheesy and a comfort food!
Pork Roast in FoilPlace roast in foil and sprinkle with salt and onion flakes. (Garlic salt and ketchup will give a great barbecue flavor.) We like a combination of onion salt and garlic salt.
Simple Pumpkin MuffinsEasy, quick, and only 2 ingredients. Mix 3/4 can of the pumpkin with one box of cake mix of your choice. Spoon in cupcake tins 3/4 full. That's it!
Pear HoneyWash, pare, and core pears. Slice before measuring. Run through food chopper, using the fine blade. Dice the pineapple fine. Combine with the pears and add lime rind and juice; add sugar.
Halloween Costume: Bun in the OvenMy daughter was pregnant at Halloween time so they made a "Bun in the Oven" costume. Her husband was outfitted with a white apron and chef's hat and carried a mixing bowl and wooden spoon.
Uses for Celery LeavesWhen buying celery I always try to get the bunch with the most leaves. The more the better, they don't add much to the weight if you are buying by the pound, and they ensure that the celery is freshest.
Sunrise (North Carolina)My husband and I were heading out in the boat for a early morning fishing trip and I took this photo in the boat while it was moving! Beautiful September morning in Coastal North Carolina!
Rust Removal TipsTo loosen rusty bolts, apply a cloth soaked in any carbonated drink and allow to sit awhile.
Boomer (Bernese Mountain Dog - Great Pyrenees)Boomer is a 3 month old Bernese Mountain Dog and Great Pyrenees mix. I got Boomer from a sheep farm when he was eight weeks old.
Scenery: Cumberland Falls (Kentucky)This was taken during our recent trip to Kentucky to visit my husband's parents. The trees were nearly at their peak in the fall season. The falls and rainbow were truly beautiful.
Homemade Ornament Balls fo Under $10If for Christmas, you can buy the clear ornament balls, they are really beautiful and very cheap, especially if you get the balls at the end of season.
Clam ChowderServe with warmed sourdough bread or even in sourdough bread bowls.
Cutting Roll RoofingRoll roofing is sticky to cut. If you'll keep a small can of kerosene readily at hand and dip your knife blade into the liquid frequently, you'll find that the tool cuts cleaner and with virtually no gumming at all.
Lemon Juice Improves the Flavor of Fruit DrinksThe addition of a little lemon juice will improve the flavor of almost any fruit drink. It will also snap up the taste of banana, mince, apple, blackberry, pineapple, raspberry, and other pie fillings.
Sparticus (Australian Shepherd)Sparticus is a 5 month old Australian Shepherd. I got him from a breeder when he was 8 weeks old. I found him through the internet. He likes to play. He likes catching things and bringing them back to you.
Shortening to Remove Grease From ClothesTo remove grease and automotive oil from cotton clothing, rub shortening into the stain and then overlap with a paste of water and laundry detergent, rubbing it into the material. Wash as usual.
Photo: Papa's HandsAlyssa's papa was working on the car and she wanted to help with the car.
My Frugal Life: Bartering for VegetablesI got an email the other day about a quote I had made on a magazine site. It referred to bartering. I never really thought about it as it had been posted a few years ago. Now thinking back I can say, without a doubt, our lives were blessed in many ways from bartering.
Leaf (Tabby)This is Leaf. Leaf is 8 years old. He is just an ordinary tabby cat. My cat Tailer had Leaf. Leaf likes to swing from my Halloween decorations I put in a tree and sleep. Leaf is very sweet and loving. If you give him temptations cat treats you'll have a friend for life.
Make Open Faced SandwichesThere is no set recipe I use for open faced sandwiches. I have them for breakfast or a late night snack. Start with slice of toast and add one of the following.
Placemat Throw PillowsYou can easily make beautiful throw pillows using decorative place mats and backing them with a coordinating fabric.
Scenery: Incense Ash Loop-Dee-LoopI visited my friend and we lit an incense just to enjoy the pleasant smell. I was hanging out talking while she cleaned her house. After about an hour, I wondered aloud if the incense was out and turned and saw this gravity-defying ash trail!
Peek-a-Boo Frog In BromeliadWhen I was bringing my plants inside due to a approaching tropical storm, I saw this little guy hanging out in my bromeliad plant! So I grabbed my camera and luckily he waited!
Staggering Free Credit Report RequestsSince you are allowed to get one credit report per year free from the three major credit reporting agencies, why not request your free credit report one at a time every four months, from the different agencies?
Join Yahoo Groups for Desired ItemsIf you can't find an item on ebay, or can't afford to bid on ebay for the item, try searching the yahoo groups in the appropriate category for the item you are looking for; i.e. toy collectors groups, etc.
Keeping Shoelaces TiedYears ago my cousin showed me a way to keep my shoes tied while on the trike. They told me to tuck the laces in the laced up part on the top of my shoes. Now you do have to make sure the laces are long enough to do this with.
Homemade Chili Looked and Tasted Burnt After Pressure Canning?This summer I tried my hand at canning home made chili, using the recipe in my Ball Blue book. Before the actual canning process, the chili was tasty and good looking. After I got it out of the pressure cooker, it looked and tasted burnt.
What Causes Crystallization in Jams and Jellies?What is the cause of crystallization in jams and jellies?
Substituting Shortening for Margarine?Will using Crisco butter flavor shortening make the recipe taste different if the recipe asks for margarine?
Repair a Crack on Plastic Shower Floor?I need to know how and what type of material/compound, etc. to use when repairing a plastic material type shower. The bottom needs repair and I don't know what material or compound to use.
Plants That Are Harmful To Dogs?I have 2 Boxers and was wondering what plants to look out for, if they're poisonous or not?
60's and 70's Weight Watchers Food Plans?I am looking for the original diet food exchange program from Weight Watchers from the 1960s.
Home Remedies for Warts?My husband can't seem to get rid of these warts on his knee. We've let the Derm Dr. freeze them, but it didn't help. In fact, they are multiplying. What can we do?
Dog Not Eating?I have a 12 yr. old German Shepherd mix male dog. I went to the vet and everything, he checked out fine. We took him in because he drinks a lot of water and all of a sudden he stopped eating his dog food. We mix it with wet for 12 yr. and add water. We even switched food.
Problems With Sprint Cell Phone Service?Does anyone know any attorney out there that handles Sprint overbilling?
Clover Valley Clam Chowder?Clover Valley has the best clam chowder we have had that wasn't home made. We can no longer get it at our Dollar General in Louisa and I have checked other stores also, but can't find it. Do they still make this item? If so where can it be found?
Recipe for Jarring Geese?I got some geese and am looking for a recipe for jarring them if anyone can help.Thanks.
Cleaning Bathroom Fixtures Safely
?I just moved into a new apartment where all the bathroom fixtures are new. I would like to know of a safe way to clean them. Also, my bathtub has a non-skid bottom (not strips). Any advice on what type of cleaning products to use ?
How Can I Make a Sewing Basket?I am looking for instructions for how to make a sewing basket.
Rotten Meat Smell in a Room?My freezer died and it leaked bloody water onto the floor (wooden) of my outdoor utility house. I have mopped the area with bleach and dried with fans, but the odor is still there. How can I get rid of the rotten blood/meat smell?
Finding Copies of Workbasket Magazine?Does anyone know where I can get copies of "Workbasket Magazine"? I use to read them all the time.
Why Are My Nylon Workouts Clothes Turning Pink After Washing?All of our nylon white workout clothes Underarmor, Nike, etc. are turning pink. They are not being washed with other red things and the rest of the clothes and towels and cotton whites are fine, it is only the nylon stuff.
Ideas for Making Driftwood Mobiles?I found some drift wood and would like to make mobiles from them, using beads, wire, etc. Any help?
How Do I Make Scented Pine Cones?How do you treat pine cones to have the spicy smell of cinnamon, etc.?
Can I Use Nail Polish on Dyeable Shoes?Has anyone ever dyed "dyeable" shoes by using nail polish? I need a metallic bronze for a wedding I am going to and can't find the color that matches my dress anywhere. I then bought a nail polish that matches what I want exactly. !
How Do I Wind a Top Load Bobbin on a Singer Model 630?I just got a old 1968 Singer model 630 with an odd top load bobbin. I can't figure out how to fill it?
Shopping for Tan X Cream?I have blemish on my leg and I need a cream to use to get rid of it. The name of the cream that I wish to buy is Tan X. Does anyone know where I can order it?
Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas?I need ideas for a small gift for a kindergarten school teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week.
Memory Bear Pattern?I am looking for a pattern for a memory bear. Can anyone help?
Winterizing Hibiscus?I planted several hibiscus plants this spring outside. They are now over six feet in height. What is the best method to winterize them? Also how far back do I prune them in the spring without killing them?
Removing Mothball Smell From Wool?How can you get the smell of mothballs out of a natural sheep's-wool lining of a leather jacket?
Reviews of PetGuard Canned Cat Food?Has anyone used PetGuard canned cat food? If so, could someone tell me if supplements are needed or is this a complete balanced diet?
Ideas for a Garden Stage Decoration for a 15th Birthday?I need some ideas for a garden stage decoration for a 15 birthday.