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Curried Pumpkin SeedsThis roasted pumpkin seed recipe works great for almost all winter squash seeds.
Oreo TurkeysThese edible Oreo cookie turkeys make a fun Thanksgiving craft idea for kids. You can even use them as place cards at the table for Thanksgiving dinner.
Glazed CranberriesPrepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil. Place the sugar in a shallow bowl and set aside. Place the egg white and water in a small bowl and whisk until foamy.
Wild Rice SoupCook rice according to package directions. Combine rice, bacon, onion, carrots, celery, pepper, soups, and milk in 5 quart saucepan; mix well. Simmer for 1 hour.
Cinnamon Bun PopcornThis is especially yummy with the addition of the pecans and white chocolate.
Avocado Tomato SaladI love the lemon kick of this simple salad! The easiest way to prepare the avocados is to cut in half lengthwise, remove the pit with a knife, scoop the flesh out of the skin with a spoon. and slice.
Cranberry SaladDissolve gelatin in hot water, then add cold water. Cool mixture and set aside. Wash and grind cranberries. Pare and chop apples into small chunks.
Sandwich SpreadGrind tomatoes; add salt and water; cook and drain. Grind peppers and pickles. Combine with tomatoes.
Spa Bath SaltsHere is a bath salt I made. So relaxing and also great for gifts. Mix salts in a bowl, then add essential oils and food coloring (start with 8 drops or so and add more as needed).
Finding Your Cell PhoneI have a great tip for when you can't find your cell phone or your land line portable phone. I tried it and it works great! Just go to this site, type in your number and click "Hello" and it will ring!
Use Empty Kleenex Box For Dryer LintI use empty tissue boxes by my washer and dryer to put the lint and used dryer sheets in. They hold an incredible amount and because of the small opening with plastic lining, it keeps the lint from flying around in the air!
Cut Tube Open Before Throwing AwayTo keep the contents from drying out, I put the container in a small sandwich bag. I also do this with bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and lotion that are too low for the pump to get to the contents.
Hide Cluttered ShelvesWhen it comes to making shelves not look so cluttered and stacked up, think out of sight, out of mind. Even the most organized shelves can look really full and cluttered. So to eliminate this and prevent being so overwhelming, I came up with this idea, to "hide" them.
Link: Sites that Build Recipes Based on What You HaveThese sites let you type in/check off ingredients you have on hand and work a recipe around them. Great for days when you have a couple things on hand, but not everything you need to cook what you wanted to make.
Sock SnowmanThis is a novel way to give sports socks at Christmas time, using a pair of socks and a roll of toilet tissue.
Fish Oil for DogsThis is a great time to start giving your pet fish oil supplements. The dog foods that say they have it in them, do, but it is not in the most usable condition. While you are giving them one, take one yourself.
Hold Tail End of Zucchini When GratingI had to bake zucchini bread today and it called for grating a zucchini. I didn't want to cut my fingers, so I turned the zucchini upside down and held onto the tail end, making it easier to grate and safer for my fingers at the same time. The bread tasted delicious!
Use An Ice Cube To Remove Indents In CarpetIf you move furniture from carpets and dents are left behind, try putting an ice cube or two into the dent and let it melt and dry. If it doesn't work after the first try, do it again. I've tried it lots of times and most often, it works well.
Calculating the Amount of Paint Needed to a Paint a HouseTo estimate the number of gallons of paint needed to cover the outside of a house, first multiply the distance around the building by the average height (if the building has gables, add two feet to the average height before multiplying).
Ten Things to Do Instead of Black FridayIf you don't have to work, stay home. I am serious. While it's great the economy is improving, and we all must help, my idea of getting a jump on the holiday season is not seeing or hearing or worse yet, being involved in anyone getting hurt or worse by a throng of bargain hungry humans.
Keeping A Hide-a-Bed CleanWe have 2 small kids. To keep their crumbs and doo-dads from finding their way into the clean sheets and mattress of our couch hide-a-bed, I always tuck the sheets in tight and fold it half way up.
Craft: Bittersweet Pumpkin DisplayCreate a beautiful, natural autumn centerpiece using a pumpkin, dried wheat, leaves, and bittersweet. For rectangular tables you can place a smaller pumpkin on each side and arrange the wheat/grasses, leaves, and bittersweet around them as well.
Keep Rags by Door for Pet's PawsRecycle old clothes that have absorbent fabric. Cut into small rags, fold, and place in a small bin or drawer by the front door. When pets come in from outside on those rainy days, you have something absorbent to wipe their paws, rather than tracking mud through the house.
Stretching Fabric SoftenerI have a great tip to share that will make your fabric softer last longer and cloths smell just as great and feel just as soft while saving yourself a whole lot of money.
Protecting Roses from Winter Temperatures and Wind?What can I use around the house to protect my roses from the winter cold and winds? Thank you.
How Can I Make White Oil?How can I make white oil?
Queen Size Quilt Pattern "Trip Around the World"?I too am looking for the quilt pattern "Trip Round the World" in queen size, can anyone help me?
Adjusting the Display Ratio on a Laptop?I have a desktop with a monitor which has a 4:3 ratio display. I have a new laptop which has a widescreen display. I would like my photos on the laptop to display at the 4:3 ratio. Is there any way I can adjust the laptop to display at 4:3?
Recipe for Cake Mix Topped with Pudding Before Baking?I need help fast! I had a recipe where you make the cake mix batter and pour it into 9x11 pan and then you mix up pudding mix and then pour over the cake mix batter and bake together. The problem is, do I use an instant pudding mix or a cooked pudding mix?
Cinderella Masquerade Ball Themed Quinceanera Invitations?Where can I get quinceanera invitations that have Cinderella and masks? It's a Cinderella masquerade ball theme.
Shopping for Shout Stain Stick?Shout used to make a 'stick' for stains on clothing. You applied it to the stained area and then put it into the washing machine and it was perfectly clean when the cycle was over.
Schools That Teach How to Make Faux Food?Does anyone know of any school that teaches you how to make fake foods? It could be in the USA or outside of the USA. Thanks for your help.