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Sweet Potato PieEasy to make, using ready made crust. Great way to use left over cooked/baked sweet potato.
Grandma's Scalloped CornMix ingredients but save 1/4 cup crackers for top. Put into Pyrex baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining crackers; dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
Tuna MeltsVery plain open faced healthy(er) Tuna Melts, no mayo or added ingredients. Just the good stuff!
Garlic CauliflowerYou can spice these up adding crushed red pepper flakes to taste too. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and saute cauliflower and garlic for about 5 minutes.
Mushroom BarleyWonderful combination of fresh mushrooms and quick cooking barley.
Baby Cereal Biscuits
Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, and water. Mix until well blended. Gradually stir in cereal. Knead until smooth. Pat into rectangle.
Zinnia PillowThis is an unusual but striking pillow and resembles a zinnia when done.
Luke (Chihuahua)Luke is a 12 week old Chihuahua. We just got Luke a few days ago. Luke likes to throw my flip flops around
Funnel Cloud (Cheyenne, OK)Photo of forming tornado in Western Oklahoma. This was taken just south of Cheyenne, Oklahoma.
My Frugal Life: Becoming a Smart Frugal MomAs a woman and a wife with two kids (both under the age of 6), I've taught myself to be frugal. I spend only what is needed and reuse what I have. I am the type of women who worked hard. I started from the bottom of the working chain and made it to the top.
HummingbirdsA humming bird at the feeder wondering what the hubby's problem is! "Hey trying to eat here!"
Cubby (Pomeranian)My 10 and 1/2 year old Pom, Cubby, in his car seat, coming home from the vets. He had been washed and dried.
Garden: SunflowerI took this picture in my garden to capture the beauty of the sunflower under a sunny day.
Slicing OnionsWhen I'm slicing onions, or anything round, I first cut a slice off one side, then I put the flat side down on the cutting board. When I slice the rest of it, it doesn't roll all over the place.
Scraping Up Spilled Candle WaxSpilled candle wax can be scraped up by using a plastic coated, slick business card.
Use Styrofoam to Transport Hot ItemsIn trying to keep the landfill free of styrofoam, I clean and reuse mine for a lot of things. I use styrofoam under planters, as trays for under craft projects (like those using glitter), etc.
Needles as Alternative to NailsWhere nail holes are not allowed, use sewing needles. They hold up to 30 lbs.
Make Dispenser From Old Pill BottlesUse empty pill bottles to dispense elastic and similar items. Coil the item to fit into the bottle. Then cut a simple slit/opening in the lid to pull the item out as you need it, as much as you need. Use this to hold and dispense yard string.
Penny (Abyssinian)Penny is almost a 9 year old Abyssinian. I found her at a breeders. I could tell she had been neglected because she wasn't "show quality." I had to have her. She's had a ton of vet bills since but has been totally worth it.
Turn Sweatshirt into a JacketMake a jacket out of an old sweatshirt by cutting the front down the center from top to bottom. Trim the cut edge with ribbon or lace (you can hand sew it). This will look really special and it will get used more than you know - I know I do.
Photo Note CardsI'm not a scrapbook person, but some of my friends who are encouraged me to try to make these note cards. I used old vintage photos of family members to make them special. I scanned the photos and had copies made.
Use Placemats in RefrigeratorMy mum taught me the advantages of lining the glass shelves in a refrigerator. Most refrigerators could benefit from this. You just place a large plastic or cloth place mat on each shelf.
Store Manuals and ReceiptsI have stored receipts and manuals in a file cabinet drawer for many years. Binders are a good idea if you don't have a file drawer, but can find shelf space for them. A binder with pocket pages or page protectors can accommodate most manuals.
Essential Moves for Twenty-Year-OldsThere are many things that we know we should do. We should walk or bike to work, we should eat our vegetables, and we should keep all our receipts. Yet, there are some financial moves that everyone in his/her early twenties needs to make.
Ferret Food TipsBack in the old days, people fed their ferrets kitten or cat food, instead of ferret food. I was looking at the ingredients, and I saw the protein was less in the cat/kitten food and there was just as much of the other vitamins that were in the cheap ferret food.
The Festival of Lights: Why We Celebrate...Two of my best friends are Jewish. I have known both of them for a great many years, and even though I am a Christian, I have enjoyed celebrating with them for Hanukkah and Passover. I give you a brief history of the holiday, Hanukkah.
Valley of Fire (Nevada)I recently did a hike at the Valley of Fire, Nevada. What awesome rock formations.
Water Plants With Leftover TeaDon't throw out your leftover tea. Instead feed it to you indoor or outdoor plants for an extra boost. Use brewed unsweetened tea only.
Why Do Spider Plantlets Grow at Different Rates When Potted?My son has a homework question for which I need your help please.
Remedy For Itching?Why are the bags under my eyes itching and what can I do to make it stop?
Removing Yellow Stains from Stored Baby Clothing?I have saved baby clothes in a cardboard box in the attic for 30 years. They have yellow spots. How do I get the yellow spots out?
Best Inexpensive and Long Lasting Flea Remedy?I am having a flea problem, does anyone have any advice on what is the best and long lasting way to get rid of fleas in my home? I am also on a fixed income so I can't afford professional or really expensive remedies!
Replacement Battery for Swivel G2 Sweeper?The battery in my Swivel Sweeper G2 has gone out. Can I purchase another battery by itself?
Recipes Using Canned Yams?I have so many cans of yams. Can you tell me some different recipes for preparing them? Please.
Prizes for Games at Family Holiday Gatherings?My daughter has family holiday gatherings at her house and some of the relatives bring one or more guests. This is fine with my daughter and I have no say over who attends.
Reviews of Litter Kwitter?I am thinking about buying a Litter Kwitter, they're quite expensive. Has anybody tried to train a cat with this device?
Natural Underarm Deodorant?How do you make homemade deodorant and antiperspirant in one, with natural ingredients?
Using Rectangular Knifty Knitter Loom?How do you use the rectangular (purple) Knifty Knitter loom to do a single knit scarf?
Ideas for Boyfriend's 25th Birthday?What can I gift my lover on his 25th birthday? I want to surprise him and want the gift to be something completely different.
Make Your Own Swiffer Pads?I think Swiffer cloths are too expensive. I live in an old house and have hardwood floors throughout in addition to two dogs. I am leery of some suggestions for cleaning fluid, washcloths, and the dogs on the wood floors. Any other ideas are greatly appreciated.
Buying Daffodil Bulbs?Where can I buy daffodil bulbs from (possibly 100)?