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Frozen Fruit SaladAdd 1 cup boiling water to gelatin and dissolve. Add 1/2 can of lemonade. When it starts to set, add Cool Whip and fruit. Freeze in mold.
Decorated Party CookiesGreat fun for your child's birthday party. Kids love decorating their own cookies. This activity should keep them busy a good half hour!
Hot Chicken SaladSaute the celery a few minutes. Mix all ingredients except the last two (corn flakes and almonds). Pour in casserole dish which has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Spaghetti BakeCook spaghetti and drain. Add 1 tablespoon butter and tomato paste. Brown ground beef; drain off grease. Add tomatoes, Ragu, and Mrs. Dash. Simmer. Put spaghetti in a large bowl.
Little Debbie Swiss Roll CakesBeat egg whites until frothy. Add one cup confectioners sugar and beat until stiff. Add three tablespoons cocoa and mix well. Fold in egg yolks. Grease a 10x15 inch jelly roll pan with vegetable shortening.
Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Walnut...Let the cookies cool for a bit if you can stand waiting. Go on, try, I dare you! When hot, they are moist and very fudgy inside, with a touch of crispiness on the outside. When fully cooled, they settle into a rich chewy cookie center.
Cheesy Seafood PotatoesA fast meal for two. On a platter, place two potatoes, cleaned, pricked, and wrapped in paper towels. Microwave until fork tender, approximately 5-6 minutes.
Cinnamon Zucchini BreadIn a large bowl, beat eggs until light and foamy. Add the sugar, oil, zucchini, and vanilla. Blend well. Stir together the dry ingredients; add to zucchini mixture and mix until well combined.
Coffee-Cheese ChickenThis is different because it's made with instant coffee, which most people find amazing because it really tastes good. A favorite with my friends and family.
Chip DipThis was my favorite chip dip as a kid and I think it probably still is! My mom used to make this for us all the time!
Teriyaki Bacon Ranch and Cheese ChickenThis chicken goes well with a standard sour cream, green onions and crumbled bacon loaded baker and a mixed green salad drizzled with, what else, Bacon Ranch Salad Dressing.
Pierogi CasseroleMake the lasagna noodles according to the package. Use 1 box of instant potatoes. Make according to the package. Add some Cheddar Cheese in and mix until melted.
Sweet Potato and Peanut SoupCreamy and hearty! I put all of this in a crock pot on high for 3 hours, then blended it with a hand blender. This can also be done on the stove top.
Zucchini GratinSlice the zucchini in half lengthwise and in half again crosswise. Place in a small baking dish, skin side down.
Breakfast DishMix all together and pour into well-greased 9x13 inch pan. Let sit overnight in refrigerator and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until middle is done.
Journey (Greyhound)Happiness is a good bed and a big bone! My Greyhound Journey seems to be smiling when I took this picture. He just received a new bed, very big pillow and a treat. How lucky can a dog be?
Scenery: Sugar Hill Lupine Festival 2010 (New...I love this photo! Just a wonderful shot of some wild lupines growing at the Lupine Festival in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire. I shot this while attending the Festival in the Spring as a part of the New England Photo Expeditions group.
Pepper (Yorkie Poo)Pepper is a 4 year old Yorkie Poo. I received Pepper 4 years ago from an ad in the paper. Pepper loves to play play and play some more!
Garden: Summer BountyMy husband, Paul, picking peas from our garden, and some of our garden shots. We live in a remote area of Northwest Canada, 3 months of "summer"
Electronic Equipment for Less: Too Good to Be True?Electronics are a blessing and a curse to us. They can help us to waste our time, but they can save time too. We're capable of sharing photos, recording television programs, and earning college credits in our living rooms, but the price for it is expressed in dollar signs.
Uncloging DrainA good, old fashioned plumber's helper will generally unplug minor drain stoppages, but every so often a really heroic jam-up proves too much for the plunger on a stick.
2010 Phone Scam WarningThis morning I was awakened by a telephone caller who politely asked "Mr. X please? May I speak to X?" I replied "Yes, this is he; who is this?" She said: "You need to verify that this is X first; please tell me the last 4 numbers of your Social Security!" "WHAT?"
Storing Leftovers in Ziplock BagsWhen you have leftovers store them in a freezer bag in single size servings, then when you or someone wants one all they have to do is put one in boiling water until it is hot, pour it into a bowl, and enjoy it just as it was fresh.
Repairing Grain SacksGrain sacks may be readily patched by turning the bags inside out, smearing a thick flour-and-water paste around each hole, covering the area with a patch and pressing with a hot iron until the glue is dry. The bag may then be turned around back the right way and used.
Making a Watch Battery Last LongerI have several watches. Some for good, some for everyday. When I am not wearing the watches, I pull out the stem and that makes them stop working. This saves on the life of the battery and won't wear them down when they aren't being worn.
Press and Seal as Lint RemoverYou have the ironing board out, the iron is turned on, and you get your first item out - a black pair of trousers. Oh my gosh! the trousers are full of lint, but you have no lint brush. What do you do?
Scenery: Desert SunriseThe view from our balcony at sunrise the beginning of November. There are people that think that the desert is not a beautiful place. I disagree. The first photo was taken just as the sun started to rise, The second one was taken just after it topped the mountain.
Remove Wrinkles With Aluminum FoilRemove wrinkles from silk or clothes that can't take direct heat. Place foil on ironing board and lay garment over foil. With steam button down, pass iron 3 to 4 inches over fabric several times.
Funnel When Filling Small JarsI buy my spices in bulk and then pour them into spice bottles using a funnel. Although this is a good way to keep them from spilling over the counter top, they would clog in the narrow part of the funnel and I would have to keep pushing them through.
Board to Let Fowl Escape from Water ContainerChickens and wild birds seem to have a positive genius for drowning themselves in cattle, horse, and other large watering tanks during dry weather. However, if you'll float a small board in such a container, the fowl will be able to climb up on the wood and save themselves.
Use Salt To Remove RustTo remove rust, try using table salt and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice. Apply the paste to the rusted area with a dry cloth and rub.
Barbecue Apricot ChickenTake a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce and add a jar of apricot jam and blend. Cover your chicken on the grill with it and cook slowly continuing to cover the chicken with the sauce on both sides. This is yummy.
Shop During Dinner HoursShop stores during the dinner hours, 5 PM to 7 PM. The stores are less crowded then.
Clean Windows with Newspaper and WaterTry using newspaper to clean mirrors and glass. First spray on the cleaning product, then wipe dry with the newspaper. I find paper with just black ink works best, and not slick, shiny paper - just plain old newspaper.
Paint Color Advice for Trim and Floors in Kitchen with Sage Walls, Oak Cabinets and Wood Ceiling?I have dark oak kitchen cabinets, oak floor, darker wood ceilings with sage green walls. I am thinking of painting the trim around the doors, windows, and the floor white or off white. Will that look good or should I leave it?
Keeping a Cat from Scratching Wound?My cat Poppy has a large wound on her neck close to the top of her head. A collar would not help because of the position of the wound. She scratches the scab off almost as soon as it has healed and it keeps bleeding.
Problems Sewing a Light Weight Metallic Fabric on My Machine?My current project is sewing with a woven, light weight metallic fabric. I am using a ball point needle, but the bottom layer of the fabric treads are getting broken as the needle passes through. Are they possibly getting pulled by the feed dog?
Using Envirotex on Countertops?I want to put more Envirotex on. How do I do this? One coat was not enough, some of the places did not cover. Thanks.
Peach Cobbler for 300?I need a simple peach cobbler recipe that I can prepare ahead to serve 300 at a church thanksgiving lunch. Any other simple recipe would suffice. Help!
Removing Spray Adhesive from Clothing?I would like to know how to remove spray adhesive (3M) from a t-shirt made out of bamboo viscose/bamboo cotton. If you could let me know that would be great.
Keeping Pets Off Furniture?How do I keep cats off furniture? Is there a repellent that I can use?
Centerpiece Ideas for an Emergency Preparedness Committee Dinner?I need ideas to make about ten inexpensive table centerpieces for an Emergency Preparedness committee dinner.
Parade Float Ideas: Theme "A New Season in the Heart of Madison"?I need ideas for a Cub Scout Christmas parade float. Our theme is "A New Season in the Heart of Madison". Madison is our city.
Front Loading Washer Reviews?Just recently, my husband and I have moved to the United States. We are from Europe and back home, for the last 30 years I have used front load washing machines and never had any trouble with high maintenance, mildew build up, or water sitting in undesired places.
Peel and Stick Tiles Coming Off?Is there a glue I can put on some peel and stick tiles that are coming off?
Getting Rid of Chipmunks?When using sunflower seeds to catch chipmunks, do they prefer just the seeds or do they like the shells as well?
Simple Double Sided Afghan Pattern?I am looking for a simple pattern for a double sided afghan.
Marked Down Meat?Will Shop N Save grocery store reduce ground meat left out over night?
Manuel and Recipes for Welbilt Bread Oven #ABM550?I have lost the manual to my Welbilt bread oven model#ABM550, serial #N39233207. Does anyone know where I can find another and some recipes too?
Singer Sewing Machine Manuals?My mom was gifted with a Singer sewing machine class 316. I serviced it and it works perfectly! However its owner's manual is damaged. Can anybody help me out in finding a free-copy of the manual from the internet?
Surprise 75th Birthday Party?I am having a 75th surprise b-day for dad. He isn't in the best of health, but can get around just fine in a wheelchair. I am looking for entertainment ideas. I am wanting ideas that aren't too over whelming and are convenient for the wheel chair.
Making White Chocolate Mocha?I'm looking for a recipe for white chocolate mocha or white chocolate I can add to coffee to make my own mochas. I already add my own cocoa and Splenda to coffee with creamer to make mochas, but would like the white chocolate to make a zebra.