November 10, 2010

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Recipes

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Feta Filled Cherry TomatoesThis is really easy and tasty as an appetizer or snack that you can put together in a jiffy and they refrigerate well if you want to make a day ahead.

 

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Pumpkin BreadMoist and great tasting! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.

 

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Mocha Pudding (or Pie)The pudding is definitely one of the easiest desserts ever made and it's also one of the most delicious. You can make a pie with it or serve it up in pretty stemware with a glorious swirl of whipped cream and a cherry on top to fancy it up for the Queen if she's coming to dinner.

 

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Salsa SurpriseEasy meal made from the pantry in less than 20 minutes!

 

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Magic Meatloaf PattiesThis meatloaf is lean, full of veggies and fiber. It tastes so good!

 

Articles

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Cleaning Coffee Pot StainsMy glass coffee container had stains in it. I remember reading somewhere that I should fill it with hot water and a denture tablet, let it sit overnight, rinse out,and the stains should come right out.

 

Apple cider vinegar being used as a pesticide wash.

Frugal Uses for VinegarI come from a family of thrifty recyclers. We were recycling and saving money way before it was the "in" thing. Mom and Dad taught us all to find new uses for things. Dad was a great believer in duct tape fixing everything!

 

German Shepherd mix dog.

Smokey (German Shepherd Mix)Smokey is a 10 year old German Shepherd mix. He was abandoned. When my husband went hunting and he was walking down a hill to go to the cabin, Smokey jumped out at him.

 

Reporting Errors on Your Credit Card Bills

Reporting Errors on Your Credit Card BillsHow many of us notice errors on our credit card bills? If you're like most people, you look at the total amount due, and you scan the companies that placed charges on your account.

 

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Freeze Individual Whipped Cream PortionsDrop large spoonfuls of leftover whipped cream on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and freeze. Once frozen individually, store them in a freezer bag. You can use them on desserts, coffee, or hot chocolate. Use within two weeks.

 

A decorative vase that appears to be made of wood.

Recycled "Wood" VaseA wooden floral arrangement box. Choose your box and cut off lid all the way around.

 

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Dryer Sheets to Wipe Down DogI have 5 indoor dogs. As we all know, even if you bathe dogs on a regular basis, they can stink up a house. I have an extra sensitive nose and odors drive me to distraction.

 

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Check For Free Services at BanksI would like to share this with those people who are unaware that if you have a checking account, the bank where you do business will: make copies, fax papers, notarize papers, and make your money orders - all for FREE!

 

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Inexpensive Wreath FormA very inexpensive way to get a wreath form is to buy the pipe insulation that has a slit in it in the size you need and form it in a circle. This insulation is firm and is a dark charcoal gray.

 

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Removing Hot GlueTo remove hot glue cleanly from surfaces: Wait until glue has dried, then get a Q-tip and apply alcohol around the edges of the hot glue. It works quickly and easily.

 

Bender Oak (Mixed Breed)Bender Oak is a 2 year old mixed breed. We adopted him from the Humane Society, and they told us he was a Black N Tan (Hunting Hound), but he grew up the wrong size, and his ears are not that big.

 

A boy and a boxer asleep together.

Marley (Boxer)Marley is a 5 month old Boxer. We bought her from someone we knew this past August. She loves to play with our other dog, Allie and my son. But her favorite thing of all is to find whatever she can and drag it onto the front porch.

 

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Wrap Gifts in Freezer PaperUse freezer paper for gift wrap, you can stencil it, put cute stickers on it, or just leave it plain.

 

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Store Old Photos Behind New in FrameI always get school pictures of my grandchildren and was running out places to put them. Now I ask for 5x7 inch photos, use the same frame, and put the new photo in the front and the older ones are behind.

 

Storing Dry Goods

Storing Dry Goods to Avoid WeevilsI recently had a major battle with Mealy Bugs (Boll Weevils) in my packages of flour, rice, pasta, etc., and I can't afford to purchase enough glass or metal canisters to store the many food items I had replace.

 

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Link: Free Medical Information CardIf you don't carry Emergency Medical information on your person, you NEED to. Here is a site that offers 100% free Emergency Medical information that you can fill-in online and print out.

 

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Use Shellac Before Painting Over A Water StainBefore painting over an area that is water stained, seal with a coat of shellac; there is less chance the stain will bleed through the paint.

 

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Adding Veggies to Meatloaf or Hamburger PattiesWhen making meatloaf or hamburger patties, add chopped vegetables and oatmeal or bran for fiber! If you make your own veggie juices at home as I do, use the leftover pulp.

 

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Paper Towel Tube to Prevent Creases from HangerTo prevent creases in garments hung on hangers, take an empty paper towel tube and make a cut lengthwise. Slip it over the bottom of the hanger. The round edge prevents a crease.

 

DIY Apothecary Jars

DIY Apothecary JarsSuper cheap to make, so stylish when completed. You will need a jar with a lid, a glass/crystal candlestick holder and a little Gorilla glue.

 

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Use Yardstick To Support NailIf you're ever trying to install a nail or other drive-in fastener higher than you can reach, try this. Saw a short slit just a little narrower than the shank of the fasteners you're using into the end of a yardstick or other light piece of wood.

 

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Use Crepe Paper For SewingUse leftover crepe paper in sewing by placing over thick fabric like fleece or textured material that has a tendency to get caught in the feed dog or presser foot, depending on the type or loft of the material. Just sew right over it and when finished, tear if off.

 

Questions

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Name Ideas for a Construction and Real EstateI am looking for name ideas for a business that deals in construction of flats/homes and real estate.

 

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Removing Dried Concrete from Vinyl House SidingHow can I get concrete off my vinyl siding? The fellow who did our sidewalk was sloppy and we have concrete up the side of the house. It's hard and has been there for about 3 weeks.

 

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Hair Coloring Advice for Highlighted HairI high lighted my own dark brown hair with blonde highlights, using "Revlon - Frost and Glow". It turned out awesome. But, now it's been a few months. I can't find any information anywhere about how to touch up your roots.

 

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Solution for Flying GnatsMy apartment is infested with gnats. A few days ago we had a party and then we noticed that the gnat population had dramatically increased. We cleaned the whole house, but still can't get rid of them.

 

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What is the TJ Effect in the Oil and Gas Industry?What is the JT effect in the oil and gas industry?

 

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Blessing for a Family GatheringI am looking for a sweet blessing for a mixed crowd of 34 in-laws, outlaws, kids and old folks. It doesn't have to be short but needs to include absent family members. Thanks so much.

 

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Snowmen Made from Creamer BottlesI am wondering if you can still use Coffeemate creamer bottles to make snowmen since they are now clear under the label? I don't want to have a bunch of kids painting them. Any ideas?

 

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Sources for Free Copper Wire for Crafts in EdinburghDoes anyone know where I can collect copper wire within Edinburgh?

 

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Is It Safe to Add Yeast to a Septic System?What affects does yeast have on a septic tank system, to use or not to use?

 

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Cleaning an Old Wood Sewing Machine CabinetI have an old sewing machine that needs to have the wood cleaned, it is dark from years of use. I am looking for a natural way to clean the wood without removing the original finish.

 

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Inexpensive Girl's 7th Birthday Party Ideas I need ideas for an inexpensive birthday party for a seven year old girl. She wants bubbles.

 

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Refrigerator Not WorkingMy refrigerator is not working. It is plugged in and the breaker it is on.

 

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Craft Ideas for Plastic Powdered Drink Mix ContainersI use a lot of powdered drink mixes and I hate to throw away those tall plastic containers. Any suggestions what I can do with them?

 

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Crunchy Dog Biscuit RecipeI am looking for a dog biscuit recipe where the biscuits will come out hard like Milkbone biscuits. Something to help breath would be great too and no preservatives. Thanks for any help you can give.

 

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Where Can I Find a Free Doughnut Cutter?Does anyone have a doughnut cutter they would be willing to part with or know where I can get one for free? I've been looking for one, but can't find any free ones without out having to go out and spend money on one. Thanks!

 

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Hard Water Stains on Auto GlassHow do I remove hard water spots on vehicle windows, that have been driven and exposed to all sorts of elements? Besides hard water stains, there are other unknown spots. Thank you.

 

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Two Devices (Computer and Xbox) One ModemI have one computer in my home and 1 user of Xbox. We use a modem for both. If I want to change it so that the Xbox is not connected to the same modem as my internet, what do I need? A modem and a router? I am confused, as you can tell! Please help.

 

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Gift Ideas for Mother's 50th BirthdayMy mother is throwing herself a 50th birthday party and hasn't left much for me, my brother, and my father to do. She hates surprises and it's too late to try and put together a photo album or something. We have a small budget (just being honest).

 

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Wine Cork Craft IdeasWhat can I do with wine corks?

 

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A Storybook Christmas" Float IdeasThis is my first time to do a float or to be a 4-H leader and I want to do a good job. The theme for the Christmas parade is "A Storybook Christmas". I need ideas.

 

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Best Airtight Food Canisters for Dry StorageWhat is best airtight canister/storage container available to store things like, flour, rice, and meal in? I am looking for something that is airtight.

 

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How Do You Curl the Ribbon for Korker Hair Bows?I would like to make korker bows. I know you bake them, but how do they get their curl?

 

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Sewing Pattern for Toy Turtle With Retractable Head, Legs, and TailDoes anyone have a pattern for a turtle where his head, legs, and tail slide back into his shell? I'm looking for a sewing pattern that I can make out of cotton material. It's for a young child.

 

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