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Best Beef BrisketSprinkle beef with seasoned salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven, brown beef in oil on both sides. Remove and set aside. In drippings, saute onions and garlic until tender.
Turkey JerkyI have just dehydrated a batch of turkey jerky. Amounts are per 1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey. The recipe can be multiplied.
Homemade Cough SyrupThis tastes bad, but it works. Boil 1 cup unsulphered molasses for 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup cider vinegar. Simmer mixture 5 more minutes.Add 1/2 of a small onion, raw and diced to the pot. Stir and remove from heat.
English Beans on ToastThis recipe is a sort of quick rendition of a meal that my friend's wife said they ate all the time growing up in England.
Chocolate Cake With Peanut Butter IcingHeat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients in a big bowl and mix thoroughly. (Batter will be thin.) Pour into a well-greased 9 x 13 inch pan and bake for 35 minutes or until done. Cool and add icing.
Apple PiePeel, core, and dice the apple into small pieces. Add to the lemon juice and water, cook over medium heat in a small saucepan for 20 minutes or until soft.
Three Bean SaladDrain all the beans well and mix together. Then stir in the onion, celery and pepper. Stir in dressing. Let stand several hours or overnight to allow the flavors to blend.
Buffalo Blue Cheese Dip This recipe makes about 3 cups of dip. I highly recommend using quality blue cheese dressing, such as Marie's Chunky Blue Cheese, which you can find in the produce section of your market.
Sausage TreasuresStart by heating butter in a small saute pan on medium. Then saute the sausage, onion, garlic and potato for 2 minutes and season with salt, and pepper while cooking.
Polar Bear (Columbus Zoo, Ohio)This is a picture that I took last Father's Day at the Columbus Zoo here in Ohio. My wife Lin and daughter Amanda took me. Going to the zoo has always been a favorite thing of mine and my girls take me there at least once a year.
Food Warning for the HolidaysDo not feed your dog these raw meats. Ever! Repeatedly adding raw eggs to a dog's diet can cause a deficiency of the vitamin biotin, which can lead to dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), loss of hair, and poor growth.
Push Wax Down Sides of CandleEliminate the waste of any soy candle that may be stuck to the walls of a jar, burning all of it, not just 80%. Some candles do not do this and burn all the way down, but it has to do with the size of the wick.
Clay Pot AngelsSweet little angels to sit on your desk. Paint the clay pot white (or any color you want as a theme for your angel). Paint the round bead fleshtone. Will dry in about 10 minutes.
Laundry Detergent Caps For Bathroom OrganizingThe house I live in does laundry a lot. And, they didn't recycle till I showed them the error of their ways.
Make Box Building BlocksWhen some of us were young we played with "brick' blocks that were made of cardboard. They were large, sturdy, and stack-able and took a lot of abuse. The boxes from juice pouches that are popular now, such as Capri-Sun are just the same size and about as strong.
An Easy Way To Make Scented Herbal SoapsFrom the culinary to the medicinal, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of ways to use herbs - including making scented herbal soaps. From the simple to the complex, there are dozens of methods for making soap.
Scenery: Sunset (Key West, FL)Every time we visit the Florida Keys we have to go to Key West at the pier for the beautiful sunsets! There is nothing like it anywhere else so breathtaking and peaceful, and a different show every evening!
Covering Paint Between UsesWhen painting with toddlers, we put the paint in a plastic paint cup. I found there were no lids at the center where I'm working. I don't like washing the remaining paint out of the cups because it is so wasteful.
Patching Plaster or WallboardTo patch small holes and fine cracks in plaster or wallboard, mix 2 Tbsp. salt, 2 Tbsp. cornstarch, and about 4 to 5 tsp. water to make a thick, pliable paste.
My Frugal Life: Influencing Grandchildren's CharacterMy husband and I live in a 29 foot travel trailer. We recently sold almost all of our possessions and decided to live with less stuff and more happiness. Part of the reason that we now live in a travel trailer is for the opportunity to spend more time with our two beautiful granddaughters.
Garden: Red GladiolusThe glads in Full Spectrum Farms story garden were spectacular this year. This one was donated by a friend who "just thought it was pretty." Indeed it was.
Keeping Foods from Burning in PanThis seems so simple and easy, I don't know why I didn't think of it much earlier. Whenever you are cooking something that tends to burn very easy, like candy, instead of using a spoon, use a flat ended spatula.
Puppy Becomes Too Excited at Feeding Time?My puppy is 7 weeks old and every time I go to feed him and he sees me getting his food out he starts to go crazy. I have tried to calm him down, but that doesn't work. I have had a family member hold him, but he will go crazy in their arms.
Changing Which Way a Door Opens?How do you change a right hand door to a left hand door? It is not a pre-hung door.
What Breed is My Dog?We just rescued a 10 week old puppy. They said he was a Sheltie. He weighted 8lbs and has a tail that curls. I took him to our vet and she said he is a German Shepherd mix. What do you think he is? We thought maybe a Golden Retriever and Shepherd mix or Shepherd and Collie.
What Breed is My Dog?I was given a Husky pup, but I am not sure what type of Husky he is? Now that I have done some research I am wondering if he is a wolfdog? Can anyone help me found out what type of breed my pup is? Thank you.
Removing Mothball Smell from Fabric?How do you get a mothball smell out of fabric?
Holiday Projects Using Folger's Canisters?What types of holiday projects can be made of the empty Folger's coffee containers?
Mold on Wooden Walls?How do I get mold out of my wooden walls?
Carrot Recipes?What are some uses for leftover bags of carrots?
Decorating Cardboard Magazine Holders?How do you decorate your own magazine holders?
Preserving a Piece of Our Christmas Tree Stump?My partner and I cut down our first Christmas tree and would like to preserve a piece of the stump. It's a blue spruce so the wood is very soft and sappy. We don't want to glaze it however we cannot figure out any other options.
How Do I Make Poultry Dressing?For what seems forever I have been making stuffing for chickens and turkeys. This year however I'd like to try making dressing.The problem is, I'm not sure how to go about this.
Paver Stone for Snowman Project?I am looking for the pavers to make the cute snowman. I can't find the right size at Home Depot or Lowe's. What are the sizes length to height? Thanks.
Finding Parts for a Foodsaver Professional II?I have a Foodsaver Professional II manufactured by Tilia, Inc. As you all know they always break after the 1 year warranty and when you call them there are no parts, or service, the rec told me to throw it away. I am trying to buy a another one to use for parts.
Removing Permanent Marker from Wood Furniture?How do I clean black Sharpie marker off wooden furniture?
Treating Dogs for Worms
?My dog is excreting worms. They are white and sometimes pink. I don't know what to do. Are there any pills I can buy for him without going to the vet?
How Can I Turn Styrofoam into Glue?How do I turn Styrofoam into glue?
Green Oranges Splitting Before They Ripen?Why are my green oranges splitting?
Sink Isn't Draining?I have a single sink with a garbage disposal. The water does not drain unless I turn on the disposal. I already had someone check the elbow underneath and everything, but it's clear. The water does drain when it's on. I don't understand what's happening.
Home Decor Crafts Using Sea Shells?My husband and I went to South Padre Island in September and I loaded our Jeep up with about every sea shell I could find. I want to be creative with them and thought about placing them on a picture frame and also a mirror to go in our bathroom we are currently remodeling.
Where Can I Recycle Old Trophies?I'd love to donate a large box of old, but well preserved trophies. Is there a local place I can bring them? I tried Special Olympics in my area, but they weren't accepting at this time.
How Do I Keep My Dog From Eating Plastic and Shrubbery?My dog turned down a ribeye, but will eat plastic and shrubbery. The vet says she is healthy. Please help.
Removing Sharpie from Plasma TV Screen?How do I clean black Sharpie marker off a plasma TV screen?