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Green Beans with Bacon VinaigretteI think rather than making the typical green bean casserole with mushroom soup for Thanksgiving, this would be a new twist on it.
Pasta FagioliBe sure to serve this soup with crusty bread for mopping.
Oma's Cucumber SaladThis is an easy recipe and I have made it even easier throughout the years. This came from my mother who never measured anything. She just used her hand to measure and then made it to taste.
Oma's Red CabbageEnjoy this simple colorful recipe of seasoned cooked red cabbage and apple.
Different LasagnaBrown meat in large skillet. Add mushrooms, onion, and sauces. Grease two 9x13 inch baking dishes. Boil large noodles. Layer noodles, meat sauce, and grated cheese into both dishes.
Salmon SaladBreak salmon into bits with a fork, removing skin and backbone. Sprinkle with lemon juice and combine with other ingredients. Arrange in lettuce cups and garnish with tomato wedges.
Pumpkin Pie PuddingFirst off, the crock pot is a great time and energy saver. Secondly, especially in the fall, more recipes that use pumpkin are good to have, as after Hallowe'en, pumpkins can be found very cheaply.
Fruit Netting For Gift WrapI like to use the 'netting' that oranges, apples, and grapefruit sometimes comes in from the grocery store to make either a net 'ribbon' or a cute net overlay wrap for gifts. It is easy to work with and is a great way to recycle!
Uses for Old Pillow CasesI recently cleaned out my old linens and got rid of the things I don't use or need. I had several old pillowcases that I saved and used them to store my quilts. I used some as garbage bags and they were very sturdy and I saved plastic bags from going to the landfill.
Use Power Strips to Eliminate Energy WasteIf you seldom use your computer's peripherals, save money by plugging those devices into a separate plug-strip that you can switch 'on and off'. Even if you have your devices turned off, those little transformers are still drawing watts if plugged in.
Thread Yarn Through Old Pen CasingTake an old fashioned writing pen, remove the tip, ink cartridge, and end cap. Thread yarn through the now empty tube. Use this to keep the yarn together when loom knitting and as a handle to wrap the yarn onto your loom.
Freeze Single Portions in Yogurt ContainersI love turnip salad but have to limit the amount I eat as it contains vitamin K which I can't have a lot of due to taking blood thinner. So when freezing it, I freeze it in small amounts so it will not get wasted.
Reuse Dishwasher BasketsYou can repurpose the baskets from a broken dishwasher. Use the basket with wheels to easily move file baskets or craft and sewing supplies. Another use for a metal basket is to carry and store barbecue utensils in or store small gardening tools and gloves in.
Cleaning Scuff Marks Off FloorCut an old tennis ball and insert it on a stick. Use it to clean marks on floor tiles without bending down.
Add Cocoa Mix To CoffeeI really like to drink coffee. I drink it any time of the day. My favorite homemade specialty coffee is so simple and so delicious! Just take a cup of coffee and add a instant packet of hot cocoa mix.
Roasted GnocchiRoasted gnocchi makes a brilliant and time-saving alternative to roast potatoes or fries and can be found inexpensively in most supermarkets. Heat two tablespoons of sunflower oil till smoking in pan on the hob or in the oven, then shake in the gnocchi.
Mimi Pearl (Chihuahua)Mimi Pearl is an 8 month old Chihuahua that my husband bought her for me! She loves her family and toys! She is a major part of everyone's life in this family and we all love her so much! We have 7 children and that's a lot of love given to her everyday!
Warm Mascara Tube Before UsingI don't use mascara often, but when I do, I let the container soak in hot water for a few minutes. It always makes it last longer plus it goes on easier without any of the clumping!
Keep Shoe Tongue From SlidingQuite frequently the tongue in a child's shoe will slip around to the side where it can make the foot very uncomfortable. The situation can be remedied quite simply, however, by making two small slits in the offending tongue and passing the shoelaces through them.
Deep Conditioning Treatment at HomeIf you want to super condition your hair, try this. After you put the conditioner in your hair, tie your hair back with a hair tie, wait about 5 minutes, and rinse your hair with the tie still in your hair. Of course, this only works if you have long hair .
Making Baby BibsWhen making baby bibs or burp cloths, I cut a piece from a mattress pad a little smaller than the bib or burp cloth and slip it between the two pieces of material. I close the end then I sew across the bib or burp cloth and make a design.
Charlie (Pug)Charlie is a 2 year old Pug that I got two years ago. A friend's uncle breeds pugs and gave him to me. He ended up very sick with a genetic condition called a "liver shunt". My local vet clinic had a fund raiser and the clinic and my local community raised $2400.
Paris (Domestic Longhair)Paris is 7 months old and a domestic longhair. My mama cat Julie had her. She likes to play with her feather toy. She loves to lay on your lap and be spoiled and get into everything.
"Old Fashioned Christmas" Float Theme?Do you have any ideas on how to create a float with an "Old-fashioned Christmas" theme?
Pattern for Quilted Christmas Tree Shaped Santa?I am looking for a pattern for a quilted Christmas tree shaped Santa, using 3 reds.
Medicare Supplemental Insurance?I am under 65 and had to retire because of health issues. I am looking for a supplement insurance to my medicare, not an advantage plan, just a supplement. I'm having a hard time finding one I can afford because I'm under 65. Does anyone know of a plan?
Homemade Liquid Shoe Stretch?How do I make shoe stretcher spray?
Removing Odor From Clothing Left in Washer?All of my towels have that smell of when you leave them in the washer too long. (I did that). I can't get the smell out. I have tried with vinegar and bleach even though they are colored. Please any ideas?
Candle Wax on Hardwood Floor?Candle wax was spilled on my wooden floor. It is dry now. How do I remove the wax?
Kitchen Wall Decoration Ideas?My walls are hunter green in my kitchen with blonde cabinets. I like the colors. What about decorating the walls? Any suggestions? I was going to do roosters, yet they are red. I am not sure if that would look good together?
Buying Marie Callender's Pie Crusts?Where can I buy a Marie Calender's pie crust?
Altering a Knit Top That is Too Large?How do I make smaller, a size large knit top (not woolen)?
How Do I Make Fringe from Old Jeans?I am looking for how to make fringe out of old blue jeans.
Making A Rag Bag Purse?How do I make a ragbag purse?
Dental Care on a Limited Budget?My teeth are infected, and hurt bad, I have no job, no money, I have to pay $100.00 to get in to see my doctor. What can I do?
Jingle Bell Knit Dog Collar Pattern?I am searching for a knitting pattern of a dog collar called "Jingle Bell" collar. I downloaded it from somewhere about 5 years ago, but I lost the the pattern.
Remedies for an Ingrown Toenail?I need some help! I have had an ingrown toenail for two years. It has been infected for almost the whole time. I would say it has swollen to about 2 cm in diameter. It hurts like the dickens when I run.
Why Does My Puppy Dribble Pee All of the Time?My puppy dribbles pee all of the time. Can anyone give me some ideas on why this might be occurring?
Cleaning Pyrex or Corning?My son gave me several Corning Ware white glass bowls that have a deep yellow stain on the bottom. I have bleached, scrubbed, etc. Any ideas?
Handmade Adult Wipes?I am looking for a recipe for adult wipes.
What Tools Do I Need to Get Started Painting Gourds?I am new at painting gourds. What are the best tools to use as a beginner? Where can I purchase them without spending a lot of money?
Thinning Elmer's Glue That Has Gotten Thick in Bottle?Has anyone had luck softening Elmer's glue (in the bottle) that has begun to get viscous or thick after a while with the lid not quite tight enough? What works?