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EnchiladasBrown hamburger and drain. Add can of refried beans, 1 can of sauce, and sprinkle 1 handful of shredded cheese into hamburger, and stir until thoroughly mixed.
Pineapples And CheeseI love pineapple! Sprinkle cheese over pineapple and microwave 1 minute or until cheese is melted
Cheddar Carrot CasseroleThis is a little different than plain carrots and is good for a holiday meal. I made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it!
Layered SaladLayer vegetables, eggs, bacon in order given in large flat plastic pan with lid.
Mix salad ingredients and spread over salad.
Crispy Roasted Garbanzo BeansEasy and inexpensive. Goes great as a salad or soup topper or snack.
Easy FudgeThis fudge is so good and so easy! It is the only fudge recipe that I know will turn out great.
Ten More Things to Do with a Blind CompanionBack by popular demand, here are a few more ideas of things to do with your blind family and friends. I welcome your feedback!
Create a Scent StoryWhenever our family takes a trip, I make it a point to make a scent theme. For example when we traveled to Las Vegas, I had a coconut theme going with coconut shampoo, lotions, soaps, etc.
Omelet in a CupFor a quick and easy omelet, use a microwave safe coffee mug. Simply crack one or two eggs into the cup and stir. Add cooked bacon, ham, tomato, onion, etc. and stir again. Cover with plastic wrap and nuke it for 1-2 minutes. Stir and nuke for another minute or two.
Rudolph Gift BagTurn a plain brown lunch bag into a cute gift bag for small gifts. Kids will love creating these!
Use Tuna in SpaghettiTo help your family get more seafood in their diet, substitute tuna for the meat in spaghetti sauce. Using tuna packed in water, drained, will not change the flavor of the dish and the kids won't be any the wiser. Easy and cheap, too.
Elvis (Doberman)Elvis is a 6 year old Doberman. He is great at tracking and obedience. For fun he loves to run in the barnyard. He is very sensitive to our feelings, he's funny and very intelligent!
Reusable Gift WrappingUse silk flowers instead of a bow on gifts. When ribbon streamers are added to a silk flower and it is tied on a gift, it becomes a gift in and of itself, and can be kept and placed in a decorative vase.
Prepping Decorative Glass BlocksWhen making glass block lights, I remove the icky wax-like substance by using a 4 inch razor blade in a "safety scraper". You can purchase this item and the refill blades for a low cost, along with the glass blocks at places like Lowe's.
Travel: Mackinac Bridge (Michigan)This picture was taken right outside of Mackinaw City in Michigan. I believe it was around February when this picture was taken. The northern part of Michigan always gets blasted with snow, or at least a lot more snow then the southern part.
Reuse Christmas Cards as Gift TagsSave your Christmas and Greeting Cards. You can reuse the fronts of the cards by cutting unique gift tag size cards.
Add Pudding Mix to Pie CrustFor a nice flavored pie crust, simply add dry pudding mix to your flour mixture. Make the pie crust as usual. Make sure to use the type of pudding that must be cooked and not the instant type.
Put Old Clothes in Bottom of Garbage CanI have started placing my old t-shirts, night shirts, and any other cotton clothing that is no longer fit to wear on top of my dryer to place in the bottom of the kitchen garbage can. My laundry equipment is in the corner of the kitchen so it is convenient.
November Pink AmaryllisJust look at this pink beauty in late November. Another day in paradise!
Silicone Hot Pad as a Curling Iron HolderI made a hair curling iron holder that is especially great for travel because when you want to leave a hotel, you can insert your it into the holder while hot without worrying about burning your clothes.
Winston and Rusty (Dogs)My dogs decided to take a nap on the couch. When I walked by the room, I saw how Winston was using Rusty's butt as a pillow.
Panda Bear (Cat)Panda Bear is my 4 year cat. My neighbor fosters kittens every spring. So I adopted her and her brother went to my neighbor's sister. Panda Bear likes to tease and play with our dog.
Homemade Dog ToysAs I watched our puppy rip apart yet another toy, it occurred to me that I might as well hand her the ten dollar bill to chew. I'm wasting my money buying pet toys at the store time and time again.
Making a Pressure Cooker Recipe in the Oven?How do you convert a recipe from a pressure cooker to one that you can cook in the oven? My mom used to make plum pudding in a pressure cooker and I would like to make it in the oven.
Keeping Sliced Tomatoes Fresh?What's the best way to keep my sliced tomatoes looking and tasting good longer?
Removing Coffee Stains from Percolator?How do you clean the coffee stains from the inside of an aluminum percolator?
Restore a Permanent Ink Marker?Students keep leaving tops off permanent and washable markers so they dry out. Can they be rehydrated to use again?
Using Coyote Urine to Keep Cats Out of the Yard?Some readers have recommended coyote urine to keep cats out of my yard. Won't coyote urine attract coyotes to my yard? I don't want them to eat the cats, just want the cats to stop pooping in my yard.
Freezer Has Fuzzy Ice On Compartment and Food?My top-freezer suddenly is full of fuzzy icicle-thingies that cover everything in the freezer. Any suggestions on what causes this and how to get it to stop? Yes, I do need to clean/defrost the whole thing, but would like to fix the cause of the problem as well.
Looking for Smokey Less Sweet BBQ Sauce?What is your favorite BBQ sauce that has more of a smoked flavor and is not too sweet?
Spoiled Milk Odor in Car?How do I remove odor from milk spilled on car floor mats?
How Can I Dye Synthetic Wigs?This is to hairdressers or anybody who knows: Can wigs with synthetic hair be dyed (successfully) with regular hair dye? I have some secondhand wigs that are the wrong color for me. Thank you.
How Can I Lose Belly Fat?How do I get rid of belly fat fast?
Dog Needs to Gain Weight?I adopted a 10 month old Chi/Dachshund mix and she is rather skinny. Any suggestions on a good food to get her up to a healthy weight?
Permanent Marker on Polyurethane Jacket?I have a jacket with a 100% polyurethane shell. The lining is 65% polyester, 35% cotton. The shell has black permanent marker on it. Someone signed my chest when I went to a concert and it rubbed off onto my jacket.