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Cilantro Sour CreamI love to use this as a condiment for tacos, nachos, fish, lime chicken, and even use as a dressing for a salad.
Hamburger Vegetable CasseroleSpread 1/2 lb. hamburger on bottom of baking dish. (Season.) Add a layer of potatoes and 1/2 of remaining vegetables. Add salt and pepper to each layer. Spread cabbage leaves over mixture.
Orange Spinach Onion SaladWash the spinach and tear into bite size pieces. Slice the oranges into 1/4 inch slices and slice the onion into thin onion rings. For each serving arrange spinach on plate.
Mardi Gras BreakfastUse a 9x13 inch baking dish. Add hash browns to bottom of pan, then add all other ingredients except cheese and eggs. Break eggs and let them run through mixture. Top with cheese and bake at 350 degrees F for 40 or 45 minutes.
Cheesy Broccoli & Cauliflower SoupPlace water, bouillon cubes, frozen mixed veggies, and potatoes in large saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil for 15 minutes. Add cauliflower and broccoli. Bring to a boil; boil for 10 minutes.
Honey Roasted Peanut Butter CookiesMade with peanut butter and honey roasted peanuts for a delicious, peanutty cookie!
Mississippi MudChocolaty, sweet decadence. That almost says it all. Yes, this is much too sweet and gooey and moist and, well, it's too much to have as a regular thing.
Banana Split SaladCream together cream cheese and sugar; set aside. Combine bananas, strawberries, pineapple, and walnuts (do not use mixer). Fold in Cool Whip. Refrigerate.
Rhubarb CakeCream sugar and margarine. Blend in eggs, one at a time. Sift flour, soda, salt and cinnamon together. Add flour and cold coffee alternately. Mix 2 minutes.
Hydrogen Peroxide to Induce Vomiting In PetsMy Moon (cat) swallowed a large piece of plastic. If your dog or cat has swallowed something too large to pass and you need them to vomit it back up, use hydrogen peroxide. I used a medication injector with about 1 or 2 Tbsp. of hydrogen peroxide.
Malley (Siamese Mix)This is Malley, an 8 year old Siamese mix. I adopted Malley when he was just a baby. I adopted him from a foster home from an organization in our area called Animal Aid. He loves to play with cat nip pillows and with glitter balls.
Mailing Envelope from Cereal BoxUse cardboard cereal boxes to make shipping envelopes. Deconstruct the box so it lays flat. Take off the small end on the right side or tape it down. Tape down the flaps on the top and bottom of the front of the cereal box.
Vinegar to Disinfect Books and ToysDisinfect plastic baby books and toys by spraying them with white distilled vinegar and soapy water.
Spud (Dark Brahma Chicken)This is Spud, my 2 month old cockerel chicken. His breed is a Dark Brahma. I hatched him out early last spring along with his only sister. This breed grow slowly and take longer time to mature then any other breed I known.
Decorating with a Paris ThemeI wanted people to feel like they were in Paris when they walked into my bedroom, so I started looking at different web sites getting ideas for my room. I got a mini Eiffel Tower and clock, and a pillow with a city that looked like Paris.
Improving Smell of Cooking CabbageCan't stand the aroma of cabbage cooking? Add some ginger to it. It cuts out the sharp smell.
Mai Flower Decoration For Lunar New Year (Tet)I made this last year out of a branch that was in my yard. I made the flowers with crepe paper and floral tape. These flowers are called Mai flowers. They only bloom once a year in spring.
Gardening With GreenhousesGreenhouses allow you to extend your growing season, raise new types of plants, and maintain total control over growing conditions. Fortunately, you no longer have to be a professional plant grower to enjoy the benefits of owning one.
Clean Room ClockwiseI find it is much easier to clean when I start at one end of the room and work my way around in a circle. For example, in my living room I sprinkle baking soda or carpet freshener on the floor so it can sit and deodorize while I clean.
Link: Sites for Healthy EatingThese are my favorite sites that provide information and resources to help plan healthy meals. These will save you money and time. Enjoy!
Talking to Cats QuietlyI have very good hearing and so do cats (depending). You can talk with your young cat in a bit above a whisper when you are together. It's mellow and they hear you. You can relate a lot better by understanding their hearing for one thing.
Use Free Auto Services At Auto Parts StoresUse free auto services out there, like Advanced Auto, or Auto Zone. Recently my battery went out. I went to Advanced, bought a replacement and they put it in for free. The other day, my 'check engine' light came on.
Air Dry Dishes in Your DishwasherAfter unloading the dishwasher and before you load it with dirty dishes, use the empty racks to air dry all the dishes that require hand washing such as large pots, cookie sheets, wine glasses, etc.
Scenery: Sunrise (Virginia)Here are two beautiful pictures of the beauty of sunrise here in Virginia. It is so lovely every morning and I just had to share these. Hope you enjoy them. We get up each morning with this beauty above us.
Rebel (Shepherd Mix)This is Rebel. She is a 7 month old Shepherd mix. I got my pet from a friend. She chews on every thing, and is very active and hyper.
Queen Jazzy (Maine Coon)This is Jazzy, our 5-year old Maine Coon. She was thrown out of a moving car as it passed our house. She is very sweet and sometimes haughty, but always transmits her needs and wants by her very own meow language.
Remember FreecycleI am a major devotee of Freecycle. In the last month I have given away household linens, food, and books, and have been given stickers for a pots and pans promo at Albertson's, etc.
Uses for Old UnderwearI have found that clean old underwear makes a great dust cloth. The soft cotton dose not scratch furniture and it saves money. I also use them instead of paper towels when I clean windows and glass.
Floating Wine Cork KeyringA frugal, floating keyring made from wine corks and scrap is a great Christmas gift for any boat enthusiast or fisherman.
Dollar Bill OrigamiThe long known art of origami has always seemed sort of mysterious to me so I decided to learn a few simple shapes to give to my grandchildren in their Easter baskets or for Valentine's Day and I am sharing a couple of them.
Scenery: Hidden Stream (Big Horn Mountains,...This photo was taken in The Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. I named it Hidden Stream. My husband was snowmobiling and went over this snowy spot and there was a stream. I loved how it looked in between all the pine trees.
Heat Spoon For HoneyTo keep honey from dripping all over the place when you're cooking, run hot water over a metal measuring spoon. The honey slips right off the hot spoon, with no sticky drips.
Straw Hat SnowmanThis snowman can hang on a wall indoors or on an outside door instead of a wreath. It's very easy to make.
Buy Coupons On EbayTo get more money for your family, remember coupons are money. Why not go to eBay and purchase coupons there? Or sell your time to clip coupons?
Lilac Bubble BathThis is a great gift idea!
Fall Dogwood and HickoryThe red tree in the photograph is a dogwood that me and two of my children planted back in the 80s. It has provided many memories for us as I 'forced' them to help me dig it from the woods and plant it in our landscape.
Keeping Track of Passwords?What is a good way for a person to keep track of their many pass words?
Removing Ballpoint Pen from Metal?How do I remove ballpoint ink from metal?
Removing Crayon from Walls and Furniture?What can I use to remove crayon off a high chair, walls, door, and baby furniture?
How Can I Protect a Plastic Handled Pan in the Oven?I have a good and seasoned frying pan (copper bottom), with a heavy plastic handle and I'd like to make fritatta in the oven! How can I protect the handle from the heat?
Vow Renewal Invitation Wording?We are renewing our vows. I would like some ideas for what to say on my invitation.
Name Ideas for a Green Cleaning Business?I'm starting a cleaning business and can't seem to think of a good name. Does anyone have a suggestion? My name is Charity if that helps and I will offer green cleaning, also. Thanks.
Ideas To Revitalize Garden Club?Our garden club needs a boost. Can anyone suggest a few interesting programs?
Neighbor's Dogs Digging Under Fence and Getting Into My Yard?How can I keep the neighbors 2 dogs out of my yard? They keep digging holes which gives them access to my yard. I have talked to them about it and they have done nothing to stop it.
Training Dogs to Stay in Their Kennel?I have two Huskies that I can't seem to make stay in their kennel. They are digging and chewing on the fence. Can someone please tell me what to do about this and how to control them?
Shopping for a Used Bernina Sewing Machine?I am looking for an old model Bernina sewing machine, model 830. I have not seen this particular model in sewing centers that sell them and it is out of my budget on eBay. Other than yard sales, does anyone have any suggestions on where I might find one to purchase?
Wool Content Necessary for Felting Yarn?How much wool has to be in yarn to be able to felt?Thanks in advance.
Simple Sewing Projects for a Rehabilitation Center and Nursing Home?I volunteer at a rehab center and nursing home. We made one small quilted pillow, hand sewing it and I quilted them, which the ladies enjoyed. I need more simple sewing ideas as most have had strokes or are experiencing dementia.
Recipe for 1970s Weight Watchers Pineapple Cottage Custard?I belonged to Weight Watchers in the early 1970s and made a custard type dish that had crushed pineapple, cottage cheese, I think milk and maybe an egg. It was baked in a water bath.
Dyeing Hair a More Vibrant Red Over Duller Red Color?My hair is dark brown; I dyed it red a while ago and it's now faded a lot. If I was to dye over it again, but this time with a more vibrant red would it affect the outcome?
Robot Costume for a 3 Year Old?I need an easy idea to make a robot costume for a 3 year old boy who is 3' 9" and weighs 40 lbs. Thanks for your help!
Best 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner?What is the best 2 in 1 shampoo/hair conditioner?
What is the Best Brand of Cocoa?From your point of view which is the best or better cocoa? What do I look for in a cocoa product? I'm looking for the cocoa that you warm up with on a cool day. Thank you.
Troubleshooting a Heating System Blowing Cool Air?I'm freezing. I have two AC/heating units; one operates the front part of my home and the other the back. The back has five vents of which two blow cool air. That makes me even colder. I don't know whether the vents have come a loose or maybe a squirrel has damaged it.
Making Smaller Quantities of Coffee with a Bunn Coffeemaker?When using a Bunn coffeemaker, can you make smaller amounts of coffee instead of a whole pot?
Best Way to Pay for Things Overseas?We are traveling to Greece in April and have been requested to pay a deposit prior to arrival on accommodations in Euros. I am just wondering what is the cheapest and most effective way to do this? We have a Mastercard, but are concerned fees might be charged.