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Sweet and Spicy Chicken WrapsDelicious chicken appetizers!
Sweet Potato CasseroleBaked sweet potatoes with brown sugar and pecans. Beat mashed sweet potatoes with white sugar, 1 stick of oleo, vanilla and eggs. Place in greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish or casserole dish.
Sour Cream Noodle BakeCook noodles in salted water. Rinse and drain. Brown meat and drain off fat. Add salt, garlic salt, and tomato sauce and simmer 5 minutes. Combine sour cream, cottage cheese and onions.
Cranberry TrufflesChop the chocolate into small, even pieces and place it in a medium heat-safe bowl. Place the cream in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and bring it to a simmer, but do not allow it to boil.
Low Calorie Inspiration SoupCombine vegetables, water, tomato juice, seasoning, gelatin, onion flakes, salt, and pepper in large kettle. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Homemade KahluaEasy, inexpensive, and a very nice holiday gift!
Green Jello SaladThis is an unusual, colorful, flavorful JELL-O recipe. The combination of ingredients may sound odd, but they combine quite well. The mayonnaise makes the dish especially creamy.
Leather Washer for Emergency Water Heater FixFor a quick and highly satisfactory repair of a leaking metal water tank, put a bolt with a good-sized leather washer both inside and out through the hole to be fixed and screw a nut on tightly.
Pillow Case as Sewing Machine CoverFor an inexpensive sewing machine cover, purchase a good quality pillow case from the thrift store or yard sale. Cut and shape the bottom, fancy open end to fit your sewing machine.
Hummingbird at RestI wanted to share the beauty of the hummingbird. It's rare for me to get a picture of one not flying. I hope you enjoy this fascinating piece of Mother Nature's work.
Store Knitting Projects in CD ContainersPlastic CD-Rom containers with the spindle are wonderful for keeping your knitting projects clean, untangled, and safe from kitty paws! Many of the spindles screw right off the lid, leaving a nice smooth hole for your yarn to come through.
George (Pomeranian/Shih Tzu)George is a 2 year old mix of Pomeranian and Shih Tzu. I got him from my sister in law when they decided they could not keep him. He likes to collect bones.
Craft: Matchstick CreationsI am Mr. Bill and I have been building craft items out of matchsticks since the early 50's. I make all kinds of crafts from crosses to trains. This craft began back when I was a boy and my dad had a truck stop.
Make Your Own Seasoned Bread for StuffingWith the high price of seasoned bread for stuffing ($2.50 on sale), try making your own. Bake a basic white loaf of bread in bread machine, but add 2 Tbsp. sage and 1 Tbsp. onion flakes or powder.
Tobacco As First Aid On Small CutsIf you have a small cut that won't stop bleeding, like a cut received while shaving, use tobacco instead of toilet paper. It congeals and stops the bleeding. One side effect is a tobacco hit, but it really works.
Dominice (Yorkshire Terrier)This is Dominice, my 1 1/2 year old Yorkshire Terrier. I got him one year ago. Dominice likes to chase balls!
How to Temporarily Fix a Cracked CeilingThe sheetrock in our ceiling developed a slight crack from a leak. We had a new roof put on, but after several years, one side of the weakened sheetrock next to the lengthening crack began to sink lower than the other.
Accept Help When Having A PartyWhen having a party and you have people that would like to help out, actually take them up on it and delegate the duties. Someone to decorate, someone to make up the relish trays, somebody to dust and vacuum, somebody to bring a side dish, somebody to make the invites.
Keeping Trash Bags in PlaceWhen I buy trash bags that don't like to stay in place, I simply measure off a length of elastic, sew it together and fit it over the trash can. When the bag is put into the can we simply pull the elastic over the edges and this keeps it from moving.
One Size Doesn't Always Fit AllI have been a frugal woman all my life. And it seems I am always researching or joining a group in an attempt to find ways to be even more frugal. And in my quest for information I have found this; one size doesn't always fit all.
Raw Potato for Kitchen BurnsFor kitchen burns or grease splatters, place a slice of potato on the burn as soon as you can. It works and feels better if the potato has been in the fridge and is cold.
Clean with ToothpasteTo clean a steam iron, use cheap toothpaste (don't use the gel type) and wipe with a clean cloth. Toothpaste also whitens the rubber of tennis shoes, polishes leather shoes and chrome...
Red Castle (Lunan, Scotland)This is a photo of Red Castle in Lunan, Scotland that I took this spring. The earliest structure was built in the 12th century. It passed through several hands until the 16th century.
Auto Microfiber Towels For Drying DogAfter bathing my chihuahua, I wrap her up in a microfiber towel used to dry off your vehicle. These are larger and are very absorbent. I don't have to use two bath towels to dry her off. The microfiber towels works so much better.
Garden: Sunflowers (Portland, ME)This photo was taken while on a walk around the Maine Medical area of Portland. A friend was inside having a doctor's appointment and I took the chance to capture some of the gardens around the brownstones of the area.
Post Large Calendar by DeskIf you are like me, there are times that things get so hectic I wonder if I am going to survive. I found a solution that has worked well for me. Beside my computer I mounted a calender on the wall with 1.5 inch squares.
Mackinnon (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever)Mackinnon is a 5 month old Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. We got him 10 days ago in Chilliwack, BC. He loves to chase balls and play tug of war with his 5 year old "sister". He's very sweet and very busy.
Cleaning Granite Countertops?How do I clean granite counter tops and granite tile?
Homemade Steam Cleaner Solution?Is there a homemade solution I can make at home to use in my steam cleaner?
Shopping for Liquid Non Acrylic Floor Wax?Is liquid wax still sold in the grocery? Not the acrylic stuff, but old fashioned wax emulsion for floors.
Removing Stains from a Bathtub?I have a beige colored tub. I used Kaboom cleaner on it and unfortunately there are now purplish stains in the corners of my tub. Even though I rinsed the tub I am wondering if the cleaner caused these stains.
Treating Fleas On 6 Week Old Puppy?My 6 week old puppy has fleas. Can I give him a bath at this age?
Making Home Fragrance Oils?Can I use the liquid form of candle scents to add to lamp oil?
Identifying and Treating a Dog's Irritated Skin?One of my dogs has a skin irritation. How do I treat it?
Treating a Cat with Tape Worms?Would D Wormer liquid wormer work on cats that have tapeworms? Can anther cat get sick from one who has the worms?
Birthday Gift Ideas for 18 Year Old Boyfriend?My boyfriend is turning 18 on February 25th. We have been going out for 3 months so far, it will be 4 soon. He's into emo, screamo, goth, paintball guns, and knives, but also has a soft side. I am not sure what to get him for his bday? Any ideas?
1950s Fairytale Book with Story of Land Where Everyone Has Large Feet?I am looking for a fairy tale book I had from the 1950s. I remember one story about a little girl that goes to a land where very large feet are normal. Thanks.
Canning Fresh Chestnuts?How do you can fresh chestnuts?
Determining the Value of Vintage Theater Seats?I have an antique set of four old theatre chairs in timber with a wrought iron base. The seats flip upright. It is in good condition and I have no idea what it would be worth and how to sell them. Any thoughts?
Body Scrub Recipes?Using all those sticky or expensive ingredients for a facial scrub or body stimulator are unnecessary. No need to make special purchases of sea salt, honey, sugar and/or olive oil to do the best job. Trust yourself!
Repairing an Amana Ice Maker?I have an Amana French door refrigerator. It is fairly new and the water line was just hooked up by a water tech. Water flows out of water spout from the door nice and cold, but there are no ice cubes being produced/made. Why?
Dog with Itchy Skin?How do I help my Chihuahua to stop itching?
Cleaning Dirty Hardwood Floors?About two years ago I had wood flooring installed in my house except for the baths and kitchen. Now the are places that look dirty and are rough to the touch. Does anyone know of a better way to clean wood floors?
Getting Rid of Older Televisions?I would like to know what to do with old TVs? We've accumulated several TVs over the years. They still work fine. Can someone offer a suggestion as to what to do with them? I've tried to give them away and no one wants them. Any advice would be most appreciated.
Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner?How do I make a homemade toilet bowl cleaner?
Training a Pitbull to Not Bite?We have a 5 month old Pit/Lab. We got him a month ago. He had no training. I've gotten him house broken, but we can't get him to stop biting us. He draws blood and is barking at every noise. I need hep fast. He is my baby.
Removing Stubborn Wallpaper?I attempted to remove a wallpaper border that was applied to drywall that only had a thin coat of paint on it. The drywall was peeling off with the border in small pieces so I ended up bordering over that border and now 5 years later I really want it off.
Removing Hard Water Spots from Refrigerator?How do I remove hard water spots from a refrigerator water tray?