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Easy EggnogHere's an easy recipe to make your own eggnog at home. Enjoy!
White Fruit CakeThis fruitcake every one will love, even me! Chop pineapple, raisins, and cherries. Combine chopped fruit with currants, peel, and citron; soak in orange juice overnight.
Tomato SoupSaute onion in oil in large saucepan until softened. Add remaining ingredients. Cook, uncovered, over low heat for 20 minutes or until tomatoes have softened and liquid has reduced.
Super Crispy Roasted GooseCarefully prick the goose on all sides with a skewer, taking care to avoid piercing the flesh. Fill a pot large enough to hold the goose 2/3 full of water, and bring to a boil.
Orzo Taco SoupSaute beef in a stock pan with minced onion and clove of garlic, add salt and pepper to taste, drain fat. Add water, start with 4 and add more later if needed.
Christmas Snowball CakeThis is beautiful and delicious. Makes a great centerpiece for Christmas.
Family Reunion SaladMix dry ingredients; add egg yolks and milk. Cook in double boiler until thick, stirring constantly. Add vinegar and butter.
Moist Poultry DressingThis is so good!
Perk-A-PunchCombine fruit juice and water in the bottom of a 30 cup electric percolator. Place the remaining ingredients in the basket. Percolate about 30 minutes. Serve hot.
Wildlife: Feeding the SquirrelsMy husband built this platform for the bird food I put out for the many birds that come to feed. But here lately I have had two squirrels come and clean it out before the birds get to it.
Scooter (Cockapoo)Scooter is a rescue from TN. Scooter loves to play ball. In fact he 'stores' his ball in his food dish, so he can find it quickly later.
Chewey (Cat)Chewey our cat loves to dress up for the holidays. She's dressed in a Santa hat and cloak. I made her outfit from scraps of red and white felt and some white yarn.
Photo: Sprouted Bird SeedMuch to my surprise, I thought this was a feather. I found a seed, that had germinated inside the parakeet's water dish. I never saw that before in all the years we've had birds. I thought it was worth sharing. LOL!
Bottlecap Christmas TreeAn easy craft re-using bottlecaps and promotional magnets. I chose a wrapping paper that had a variety of items to punch out. I punched 12 1 inch circles from the wrapping paper and used Mod Podge to glue circles inside the caps.
Use Airline to Send Packages OverseasIf shipping overseas, find out if the person lives near a larger airport then check with the different airlines that go there. The term is "counter to counter".
Food Packaging Boxes as Gift WrappingI found a creative way to wrap Christmas packages. I refused to buy wrapping paper, bows, or ribbon this year, so I began to save cereal boxes, oatmeal cartons, etc.
Gold Glitter Ball OrnamentCreate glittering holiday ornament to dress up your tree. Add bow and holly leaves for finishing touches.
Joke: PirateA pirate got captured. The sailor said to him, "How did you get that wooden leg?"
Save Take Out Boxes for Guests to UseAnytime I go to a restaurant and take the rest of my food to-go, I keep the boxes, wash and dry them, and save them for the holidays when friends and family come over.
Frost Brownies with Chocolate Covered MintsTo fancy up your brownies, as soon as you take them out of the oven, place chocolate covered mints on top, close enough to melt together. You will have a great tasting brownie!
Gracie Jane (Cat)Gracie Jane is 4 years old. I found her behind my work when she was skin and bones. She loves to sleep and well, eat.
Add Pinecones to FireTo get beautiful color in your fireplace, add pinecones to your fire. You will get beautiful colors of blues, greens, and yellows. Watching a fire in your fireplace is comforting, but getting extra colors is amazing.
Use Coffee Pot for Mulled CiderI knew I had a couple extra coffee makers on the very top shelf of one of the kitchen cabinets and thought I'd put them to good use for keeping my hot mulled cider hot for Christmas.
Paint Inside of Clear Glass OrnamentsTo make beautiful homemade Christmas tree ornaments, pour or squeeze craft paint, your choice of colors, into clear glass bulbs. Twirl the bulbs around, holding your finger over the open top, and watch the paint swirl around.
Storing Belts and NecklacesI received a nice wrought iron coat hanger for mounting on the wall and had it for years, but never seemed to find just the right place to hang it. I finally got the bright idea of hanging it in my walk-in closet, to put my belts on, and it works great.
Scenery: Cloudy SkyThis picture was taken a few weeks ago, we had walked outside because it was orange looking and it was the strangest thing. When we walked outside you could have heard a pin drop, no animals moving or making any noise. complete silence!
My Frugal Life: Little Tricks To Pinch PenniesI like to reuse Ziploc bags, I just wash, air dry, and reuse. Another little trick is to save packing material that comes in the mail and reuse it. If I have none and need to ship a box, I go to the store and ask for a paper bag. I turn it inside out and reuse, it's FREE.
Making Hand Warmers?What do you put into a hand warmer/rice bag to make the fragrance?
Trouble Shooting a Euro-Pro Shark 1733 Sewing Machine?I have a Euro-Pro Shark 1733 sewing machine that I use in my quilt shop. The hand wheel will not turn at all. Has anyone had a sewing machine lock up like this?
Dogs Have Started Pooping Inside?My dogs have decided to potty in the house, it seems they will hold themselves til they come in. Especially now that's colder, they will just stand at the door. They especially like to use one upstairs bedroom to poop in, even after they pooped outside!
Problems With Vinyl Cut Outs on Frosted Glass Blocks?I hope someone can help me out. I bought glass blocks from Menards and sprayed them with Frosted Glass by Rust-oleum. I then put on my vinyl which I cut out using my Cricut. I sprayed another coat of Frosted Glass over the vinyl. After 20-30 minutes, I noticed my vinyl starting to lift.
Substituting Marshmallow Creme for Marshmallows in Fudge?Can I substitute marshmallow creme for marshmallows in a fudge recipe?
Raising Gerbils in a Home With Cats?Is it OK to have gerbils even if you have cats?
Making an Indoor Greenhouse?I have a large area in my basement that still has a dirt floor. I would like to experiment with an indoor green house. Any ideas on this?
Removing Dried Urine from Flooring?How do I get "crusted" urine off linoleum? I have been wiping it up every day or it seems that way. But there is a build up on my floor and on the front top of the toilet rim.
Getting Rid of Fleas on a Mattress?What the best way to kill fleas on my mattress?
Deodorant Stains On Clothing?How can I remove the hard deodorant stains in my husbands cotton t-shirts? It also started happening in his colored t-shirts as well. The stain is yellow but the worst part is that it ends up getting hard. Its a little difficult to wear something like that.
Fan Belt for Kitchen Pro Break Maker Model #K6725?I need a fan belt for my Kitchen Pro bread maker model #K6725.
Starching Doilies With Sugar Water?I'm looking for a recipe for starching doilies with sugar water, to a very hard finish. It is a doily basket. I used to know this years ago and have forgotten it. Can someone help me? Thanks.
Use Parchment Paper For Baking Cookies?Does any one line their cookie sheets with parchment paper before baking?
Chocolate Cream Drop Frosting Recipe?I am looking for a frosting recipe using chocolate cream drops.
Removing Mold from Awning?Is there something I can use to remove the mould on my folding arm awning on my balcony? As I am on the 2nd floor it is hard for me to use a hose. I was hoping there may be something I can spray on that would make it dissolve without the need of being hosed off.
Getting Rid of Whiteheads?What can I do regarding clogged whiteheads on my chin?
Pumpkin Roll?Does anyone have a good recipe for pumpkin roll?
Fleas In An Apartment?What can I do myself to kill fleas or mites in my apartment?
Selling Crafts Made With Old Record Albums?I am interested in making old record albums into bags, clocks, etc. and selling them. Does anyone know what the copyright implications are?
Serving a Previously Frozen Baked Apple Pie?Can a baked apple pie be frozen then served without being baked again?
Homemade Cake for a Squirrel and Bird Feeder?I would like to know how to make squirrel feeder cakes.
Dryer Drum Leaving Sooty Stains on Clothes?Recently, my gas dryer drum looks sooty inside. It rubs of on my clothes and turns white stuff medium gray. I tried baby wipes to rub down the inside of the drum and they came out black. What is causing this? How do I make it stop? Do I need a new dryer?
Buying Coal For Home Use?Where can I purchase coal for my stove? I need a supplier in the Cleveland Ohio area.
Cleaning Wood Surfaces With Vinegar?Can I use a solution of vinegar to clean the wooden surface on my RV interior? Is there a safe amount? Thanks.
Cleaning Microfiber Furniture?I have a male dog that likes to get on my microfiber couch. At times he leaves little white stains. How can I get this to come out? All I have tried was water and dish detergent, that did nothing. Please help.
Crochet Edge Around a Fleece Blanket?What kind of tool and template is used to make holes in fleece material so that a crocheted edge can be made?
Bunny Question?Does anyone know how to keep your bunny happy? How do you make them toys? I haven't found many websites online that I thought were good. I was hoping there is someone out there that would be willing to share their ideas with me to help me out.