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Five Layer BrowniesA rich, satisfying, amazing dessert. This is so easy, just throw the ingredients in and you are good to go. I used a mini 1.5 quart crockpot for this dish.
Zucchini BakeCook beef, onion, and garlic until meat is browned. Stir in tomato paste, spaghetti sauce, basil, pepper, and salt. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes.
Dragon's Breath DipThere are two heads (yes, entire heads) of garlic in this dip! When garlic is roasted it becomes sweet and nutty!
Cheese and Tomato Biscuit PizzasFun appetizers snacks. Press biscuits to about 1/2 inch thick and place on greased baking sheet(s). Combine the tomato sauce, onion, oregano, basil, and garlic powder in a small bowl and spread evenly over the biscuits.
Cranberry Jello SaladVery colorful and tasty! I get many compliments on this recipe. I usually double the recipe as we enjoy it very much.
Spaghetti with Onions and Eggs - For A Dollar!Last winter, when things were REALLY tough for my husband (he is a self employed craftsman). We were watching every penny, literally! This was a recipe I came up with one night when the cupboard was particularly bare. He loved it and so did I!
English TrifleSlice cake. Spread with jam. Put one layer of drained fruit in bottom of dish. Place 1/2 of cake on top. Repeat this. Next put the syrup from peaches into saucepan; add 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Saving Money on SpicesWhen buying herbs and/or spices, do so a tablespoon or so at a time, rather than the higher priced "packaged" ones. This means you will have fresher, and it costs far less.
Clean Bathtub with Powdered Dish DetergentWhen your bathtub really gets grimy looking and the bathroom cleaners don't seem to be working, try a scrubby sponge and a bit of powder dish washer soap. It doesn't scratch, but it will get things super clean.
Resize Jeans with Stretch DenimI have worn jeans all my life. After having a baby I went from a size 10 to a 12. After a lengthy illness, I lost a lot of weight. Now after gaining my weight back, my jeans no longer fit.
Lessons Learned From My GrandmotherMy Grandma Smith was the perfect example of what a Grandma should be. I feel very blessed to have had her for my grandma. I was the youngest of her many grandchildren and, until I was an adult, she always told me I was her baby.
Thanksgiving Turkey CenterpieceTurkey made from a clay flower pot and fall leaves (real or fake). Easy for kids to make.
Patriotism On DisplayLandlord used toilet anchor bolts about 2 inches too long. Ugly. So I tried to make the situation appear 'planned', instead of being a mistake.
Dining Out For Recipes IdeasWhen we eat in new restaurants and try different kinds of food, we take a photo of particularly delicious dishes (and the menu entry for it if it is something we never had before) with our camera phone. Then I try to find a recipe for it so we can enjoy it at home.
Milk to Remove Burnt Smell from FoodTo remove the burnt smell from meat or vegetables, sprinkle with a tablespoon of milk and return to oven which has now been switched off. Keep in the oven for 2-3 minutes and the smell will disappear.
Backyard BirdsThis bird caught my eye because it seems to be an albino mourning dove. These birds enjoy eating their food each morning. They have their favorite from the mix.
Storing Cabbage HeadsCabbage will keep crisp and fresh all winter if you leave the outer leaves on a number of good heads and put them into a large wooden box. Then bury the box in the garden under protective boards, a layer of straw, and, finally, dirt.
Halloween Costume: ChickenThis costume was got so much attention. I was so glad I went through the effort in making a handmade costume. Most of what I do is just trial and error so don't be afraid to try.
Buying, Storing, and Burning FirewoodWhen the weather turns cold, fireplaces and wood burning stoves are a great way to provide our homes with an additional source of heat and a warm and cozy atmosphere. Before you buy your supply firewood for the upcoming season, here are a few things to consider.
Creative Sink Storage IdeasI was tired of looking at the bottle of dish soap on my sink, so I decides to get a cute pickle dish with 3 sections at the dollar store and place my sink items I use every day in it. I also got a lemon squirt bottle for my dish soap.
Ringo (Toy Poodle)Ringo is a 2 year old Toy Poodle. I got him 2 years ago. He likes to chase cars and bark at birds He is a very adorable and playful happy puppy. :)
Fabric Softener Sheet For Static ClingWith cold weather here, static cling can be a problem. To keep socks, dresses, or even some slacks from clinging to you, lightly rub your legs with fabric softener sheet. That should eliminate the problem.
Use Wax to Replace Shoelace End (Aglet)The next time the tip comes off one of your shoelaces, dip the unprotected end of string in melted paraffin and shape it to a point before the wax hardens.
Izzy Bella (Rat Terrier)Izzy Bella is a 9 month old Rat Terrier (Fiest). I got her on March 12th 2010 at 8 weeks old. She was a gift for my birthday from a friend
Benji (Terrier Mix)Benji is a 10 1/2 year old Terrier mix. He outlived 2 previous owners and was given to me because I used to watch him when his owner went on vacation. He likes to play with toys, eat McDonald's ice cream (3 times a year).
Cleaning Aluminum Siding?Our front porch posts and window trim were covered with white aluminum siding about 25 years ago and it has gradually turned gray. Is there a way to clean it back to white?
Removing Color Transfer Stains?I stored coats for the winter. My blue coat faded on a white down coat that has a black lining. Any ideas on how to remove the blue off the white exterior, without bleaching the inside linings which are black? Any and all suggestions welcome and greatly appreciated.
Gift for 18 year old Male?What is a good birthday present for a boy who's turning 18?
Keeping a Grasshopper?My daughter wants to know how to train a grasshopper so it's tame when held. I think one is an adult and the other is nearing adulthood.
Throw Rug Stains On Linoleum?I had a red throw runner on my kitchen floor which faded into my off white vinyl tile. I have tried bleach to remove and it is of no effect on that horrible red stain. It is a square, the shape of the rug. Any suggestions please?
Crafts Using Neck Ties?I saw a Xmas tree skirt made from silk ties on Facebook. It was posted by Paula Dean. I sure would like to find a pattern for it.
What Breed is My Dog?What breed of dog do you think this pup is? We think that he is a mixed breed, about 4 months old.
Inexpensive Meal Ideas?Does anyone have any cheap meal ideas?
What Color Should I Paint My Kitchen Walls?We have black granite countertops, orange tile backsplash and chestnut cabinets with stainless steel handles. I want to paint our walls a sage/putty green or a light gray. Would this look OK?
Down Comforter Smells Burnt After Drying?I have goose feathered down duvet. I wanted to put it outside to air out, but it was raining. So instead I put it in the dryer. I never washed it, just the dryer and now it smells burnt. What do I do? I love my comforter, but I think I ruined it.
Getting a Toddler a Line-Up Hair Cut?How young is too young for a toddler to get a line-up hair cut?
How Late Can I Plant Collard Greens?Is November too late to plant collard greens?
Is This Flower Poisonous to Dogs?What flower is this and is it poisonous to dogs?
Removing Sharpie from a Comforter?I have a brand new comforter from the Cindy Crawford collection that I had my eyes on for about a year. Within the first week, my boyfriend had a Sharpie (black) in his pocket and it bled on it.
Help For Ostomy Supplies?I am homeless and need ostomy care supplies. Is there anywhere to get help?
Getting Dog to Use Training Pads?I've had a Springer spaniel pup for 2 weeks now, but she is starting to drive me nuts! I take her outside in the garden to toilet after meals, sleep, and play, etc. and she always goes wee and poop if needed. During the night she was using her puppy pads for wee, but never poop.
Apples in Pie Too Mushy?The Granny Smith apples in my pie turn to applesauce if the pie bakes long enough to get the crust golden brown. Help!