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Candied Cherry FudgeThis is an easy to make fudge. Creamy and delicious. Made with candied cherries.
Peppermint KissesPeppermint kisses are meringues and they are so easy and so good, you'll make them over and over.
Garlic Roasted Roma TomatoesAll I can say is, "Yum!" Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the tomato halves side by side with bottom sides down in an 8 x 8 inch baking dish.
24 Hour SaladShred cabbage; chop peppers and onion; grate carrots. Dissolve gelatin in cold water. Heat sugar and vinegar until clear. Add spices and gelatin; beat in salad oil.
Cocktail MeatballsMix all the ingredients together. Shape into cocktail size balls. Brown. Makes 325 meatballs. Bake at 325 degrees F for approx. 30-45 minutes. Serve with your favorite sauce for meatballs.
Keeping Ants Out Your Pet's BowlAnts + dry cat food = trouble city. Setting dry cat food outside here in Arizona is an ant magnet (troops of them). To keep them out of kitty's food, I take a pie tin, set kitty cats bowl in center, then fill tin with water.
This is a tip to not only help sick children learn entrepreneurship, but a chance to teach your own children and grandchildren the gift of sharing and caring, particularly here at Christmas time.
Shaping Crescent CookiesInstead of individually shaping each crescent cookie when baking, roll into a long log and cut whatever size is needed. Then bend each one into the crescent shape. You can do this right on the cookie sheet.
Hanging Curtain Rod BracketsI always had a very difficult time measuring for curtain rod brackets, but if you take a big piece of lightweight cardboard approximately 12 x 16 inches and use it to measure for the rods instead, it will come out perfectly.
Little LuLu (Lab Mix) and Mini MiMi (Terrier Mix)We rescued and named our two very young puppies, Little LuLu (Lab mix) and Mini MiMi (Terrier mix) within two different litters from a local animal shelter that day. They were the same small-sized balls of joy at about 7 lbs each.
Beat Egg Whites at Room TemperatureIf you plan to beat egg whites, separate the whites from the yolks about a half hour before you beat them. Bringing the whites to room temperature will help them whip up to greater volume.
Use Cell Phone for ListsI use my iPhone to keep my lists, especially the grocery list. Before, it was common for me to write my list and discover later that I left it on the kitchen island.
Cleaning Stainless Steel ScrubberMy husband is always fussing about things that get caught in the stainless steel scrubber we use to clean pots and pans. So yesterday, he took me aside and showed me how to clean it.
Candy Bar Christmas TreeThese make a wonderful gift. People love getting these trees and they are so much more personal than a box of chocolates. Happy Holidays!
Nalani (Cat)Here is the lovely Miss Nalani and her special holiday friend; her stuffed reindeer. Nalani came from an animal shelter, and has been a wonderful part of the family. She sure loves her eggnog!
Lighter Egg NogWe love Eggnog for the Christmas holidays, but it is so expensive and so high in calories that I have found a way to reduce both the cost and the calories. I buy a half gallon jug of Eggnog (Yikes! $4.12), and pour it into a gallon container.
Pinecone Angel OrnamentAdorn any tree with this darling angel ornament handmade and ready in minutes to spruce up your tree.
My Frugal Life: Bath in a BucketOnce you learn how to bathe yourself sparkly clean AND wash and rinse your hair clean by using one small galvanized bucket of hot water, I think a lifetime of frugality is required.
Wooden Spoon to Get Under Turkey SkinTo get under the skin of turkey when you want a spice rub under the skin, use the handle of a wooden spoon. This works well with chicken too and is easier than trying to use your fingers.
Make a Fleece Tug-of-War Dog ToyMany of my friends and family own dogs, so when I decided last year I wanted to give all my canine 'friends' presents, I needed to find something fairly inexpensive to make.
Brooklynn (French Bulldog)Brooklynn is a 17 month old French Bulldog. She loves chewing on different size boxes. We hide treats in some of them, and scatter them around the house. She gets rewarded when she finds the box with the treat.
Mr. Calhoun (Manx)Mr. Calhoun is a 6 years old Manx with a stubby tail, a bulls eye, and an orange and white coat. Calhoun and I became roommates, since I lived in my first place alone during my senior year of college.
Scenery: Snow on the Coast of ScotlandThis is a view of the north east coast of Scotland after one of our recent snow storms, it was taken from my brother and sister in law's garden. They are fortunate to have spectacular views of the North Sea from their windows.
HawkThis was a hawk I saw when I was on Big Sur in CA. I often spent my days off driving around there, it was so beautiful. It is so wonderful to see birds of prey in the wild. I live on the east coast, and you do not see them often.
Fish Smell on Clothing?My ever inquisitive son must have opened a fish-oil capsule on his jeans, which I have washed twice and dried once. They still stink. How can I get rid of this smell?
Homemade Aloe Vera Juice?How do you make aloe vera juice?
Fixing Fudge?I used too much canned cream in my fudge, and, of course, it did not harden. Can I bring it back to a boil, and add more ingredients?
Light Spots on Clothes After Washing?For years, once in awhile a load of laundry will come out with random lightened spots on them. I do not use bleach so I know this isn't the problem.
Rotary Tool (Dremel) Crafts?Are there any Dremel tool projects on line? Can someone help by recommending a site?
Working With Creditors?I have had my income cut! Now all my creditors want their money. I want to pay, but don't have the income right now. They call 20 times a day. I have told them, but they still call. What can I do? I will pay when I get back on my feet. I need advice. Please help.
Son's 16th Birthday Party Ideas?My son is turning 16 on New Years Eve! In the past we have delayed his celebration so friends will be in town, etc., but this one we can't. He does not have his license yet so we are not doing the car thing. Any suggestions?
Inexpensive Christmas Gift for Boyfriend Who Likes Xbox Games?My boyfriend is seventeen, he is really into Xbox games and Halo. He also likes sweet gifts. I am really tight on budget, and I sort of ruined the part of buying him video games. I don't know what else to buy him to make it really cool, on a short budget and short time. Help?
Removing Candle Wax From Fabric?I have candle wax on my BCBG black nylon spandex leggings. How do I remove it?
Grease Stains on Suede Shoes?How do I get grease out of my suede Uggs?
Wheat Bread Recipe?In the recipe book that came with my 5 qt. mixer there's a recipe for whole wheat bread. The instructions say to add oil, but there is no oil in the list of ingredients, so I don't know how much.
Advice For Aggressive Older Dog?My 8 year old Lab mix has been extra grumpy this past month or so. I understand when she growls when our 9 month old Husky starts pestering her trying to get her to play.
Free Educational Materials?I am a new college student at Bay college in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. I am a single mother trying to obtain my LPN. I have no income. Are there any charities or organizations that can help obtaining nursing books for free? Any help is appreciated.
Repairing Damaged Laminate Flooring?I had a friend visit who uses a walker. It left a hairline scratch on my laminate floor. What would be a good way to fill in the scratch? Is there some product I could use to lightly fill in the scratches?
Activities for an Assisted Living Home?I am the coordinator of social activities for an elderly care home. Any ideas for an easy, simple recipes, or food decorations for the residents to do?