This page includes a list of all the articles published on this date. Use the navigator to select a different date.
Banana BreadThis is the best ever! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream butter and sugar. Mash bananas. Beat the eggs and add to the bananas with the vanilla and buttermilk.
Swedish Nut CakeMy sister gave me this recipe years ago. I've made it many times and everybody just loves it. And so simple to make!
Chicken and Wild Rice CasseroleCombine rice, soup, chicken gravy, and chicken. Put into a 2 quart casserole. Toss bread crumbs with melted margarine; sprinkle over top of he casserole.
Cabbage Tomato SoupCombine all ingredients in kettle. Heat until almost boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour or until vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaves.
Banana Nut Cake with Whipped FrostingThis is the best banana cake I've ever tried, and I've tried a few. The frosting is my absolute favorite, with an incredible, creamy texture and a wonderful flavor.
Pina Colada Punch
For the Family, if you tell no one that you are serving mostly drinks the whole family can have, they never know that it is not spiked!
Pear SaladDissolve gelatin in 1 cup heated pear juice. Mash cream cheese with 2 tablespoons milk. Mash pears. Beat whipping cream, set aside. Beat cheese, then add gelatin to it, then pears.
Brownie CookiesCream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients. Blend at low or medium speed for 1 minute. Dough will be STIFF! Roll into balls about 1 teaspoon in size and flatten.
Apple Halibut KabobsIn a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Pour half into a large resealable plastic bag; add halibut. Seal bag and turn to coat.
Marinated Olives and Feta This is one of those recipes that the longer it marinates, the more flavorful it becomes. Serve with warm crusty bread.
Joey (Papillon Mix)Joey is a Papillon mix. He is 2 years old. He was not being well cared for, actually being abused. A friend called and asked me if I would take him. Well, of course I said yes! He was only 4 months old and 2 pounds.
My Frugal Life: Appreciate What You HaveMy entire life I have lived with not having an over-abundance of anything. My mother was a single mom of 3 during the 70's when the state did not bother going after deadbeat dads who did not pay child support.
Use Hamper for Crocheting SuppliesI am an avid crocheter and I like to have my patterns, hooks, and different color yarns that I'm working with handy. I found the perfect caddy. I bought these clothes hampers at Ikea for around $4.00.
Toss Salad In a BagTo toss a salad quickly, with little mess and clean-up, use a gallon ziploc bag. Place vegetables in the bag and toss with salad dressing. Toss or wash the bag for later use.
Leyla (West Highland Terrier)This is Leyla, my 4 month old West Highland White Terrier. She really likes to meet other people and other dogs. She also eats a lot of food, she would eat anything that comes in her mouth.
Glove to Help Grip Slippery FabricFor gloves that help you grip slippery fabric for sewing, get "one size fits all" knit gloves and embellish the palm and fingers of each glove with puff paint.
Garden: AmaryllisMy grandson gave me a gift of an Amaryllis bulb Christmas 2009. It has bloomed this year for the first time. It is so pretty, well worth the wait don't you think?
Store Reading Glasses With MedicationsFor those whose visual acuity is not what it once was , especially in low light levels or in urgent situations, ensure that you can read labels and directions clearly by keeping an inexpensive pair of reading glasses right in or with the medicine box or cabinet.
Inexpensive Stepping StonesStepping stones are an easy way to add functional creativity to your garden. Here's a simple and inexpensive way to make your own in just 10 easy steps.
Buy and Freeze Overripe BananasDo you sometime buy too many bananas? When the outside peel turns dark, don't throw them away. Take off the peel, put in zip lock bags, and freeze until you get ready to bake something.
Vertically Organize Your FreezerI got really tired of trying to find things in my freezer. I went to Big Lots and bought some plastic boxes. I stood my bags of meat on end like a file drawer.
Madame, Spot, and Pugsley (Cats) These are our cats Madame, Spot, and Pugsley. Two of them are 2 1/2 the other is 1 1/2. They are all from the same mother, but from different litters. They are formerly feral cats; we would call them 'Moggies'.
Bird Toys Using Cuttlebones and Mineral Blocks I got my African gray parrot (Scout) cuttlebones and mineral blocks. She likes to snap cuttlebones into pieces and then ignore them, and she won't even touch the mineral blocks.
Craft Project: Fabric and Photo Wall DisplayUsing discarded upholstery fabric, a clearance sale frame, felt, and printer fabric, I created this quilt-inspired wall art.
Angel (Mini Dachshund)Angel is 22 months old. Angel is a black and gold, long haired, female, mini Dachshund.In July of 2009 when I was pining for a new baby, since the loss of our beloved "Josie", same as Angel but a black and tan.
Make Your Own "Perfect" WeddingA lot of wedding professionals tell you that you 'have to' do certain things to make your wedding perfect. Instead, I say that it is all about your priorities. Couples can do anything they want these days.
Rescuing A Burned Pot of FoodWhen making a pot of food and you get distracted, it might start to burn on the bottom. To save the pot of food, quickly transfer it to another pot without stirring.
Scenery: Lobster Boat in Winter (Maine)I snapped this pic of my friend's dad's first and last lobster boat, the Jackie Marie, up for sale down by the road. His very first lobster boat as a young man, he bought her back after 35 years and fully restored her to her original beauty.
Planning A Cruise?My husband and I have been thinking about taking a cruise vacation. Is there anyone who has taken a cruise and can give us any hints as to what to look for as far as the ship itself, where it's registered, what we should ask about, scams, best time of the year to go, websites, etc.?
What Can I Make Out of Speaker Cabinets?What can I make out of speaker box cabinets? I hate throwing them away. Thanks.
Hair Damaged By Perm?How do I repair my badly damaged hair after a perm?
Communicating Health Concerns to Doctors While Receiving SSDI?I am on Social Security disability. When I see my doctors do I share all my symptoms with them every time I go see them? I am concerned that when Social Security reviews me and I don't mention them to doctor, then everything is good.
Growing Jalapeno Pepper Plant?I had a lot of success last year with my jalapeno pepper plant and was wondering if I need to dig it up and replant again. Thank you.
Can SSI Be Garnished for Child Support?My ex owes $25,000 in back child support and just got SSI with a lump sum of money how does that work?
Why Do My Chocolate Chip Cookies Turn Out Cake-like?After making chocolate chip cookies, I can't figure out how to get the consistency I want, chewy and soft, or even chewy and crunchy. All I get is fluffy, cake-like cookies. What can I do to correct this?
Removing Grease from Teflon?My husband burnt grease onto my Teflon pan; any ideas how to get that gunk out? I've tried baking soda and peroxide. Any help would really be appreciated.
Activities for a 50th Anniversary Open House?We're having a fairly low-key 50th wedding anniversary Open House for my parents. About 40 people will be attending. I am looking for fun ideas as people mill around.Thanks!
Treatment for Thinning Hair?Would anyone know how to thicken my thinning hair? I am 60 years old, so I know I am not going to have young hair again, but it is really embarrassing.
Ideas for Fun April Fool's Pranks?Any new and fun April Fool's pranks out there to share (nothing mean, just fun)?
Removing Old Scars?When I was 15 years old I got an allergy that formed into black scar on my leg. 9 years have past already. I cannot consult a dermatology because I know it will cost too much, and I don't have a large enough budget. What is the best solution of my problem?
How Do I Treat a Cut on My Dog?I own a Japanese Akita; it's 6 months old. It has a cut due to the tightness of the harness. I was wondering if I could get any help on treating the dog's cut.
Removing Permanent Marker from Bedspread?How do you get rid of permanent marker on a bed spread?
Paint Color Advice for a Hunter Green and Oak Kitchen?We are wanting to paint our kitchen walls. The problem, we have hunter green countertops, oak cabinets, and a built in shelf that is painted a green color called "ground cover". What color would be recommended to paint the walls?
Ideas For My 17th Birthday?What do I do for my 17th and 18th birthday?
Cleaning Home A/C Vents?How can you clean your AC vents? When I turn my air or heat on there is a puff of dust. I thought if I could clean them it would help.
Legal and Financial Responsibilities of a POA Holder?Is the person that is appointed to have power of attorney responsible for the person's debt?
What Can I Do With an Old Family Quilt?What can I do with an old quilted bedspread that belonged to my deceased mother (she made it herself)? She had washed it so many times that the thread is bare on a lot of places. The colors don't fit my decor so framing pieces or making pillows is not an option.
What Size Stretch Cord Is Used for Making Beaded Bracelets?Could you advise me on what size magic (stretch) cord I use for making beaded bracelets?
Moving to Kauai on a Budget?Does anyone living on the Hawaiian island of Kauai know info on how to move there and stay there with a very frugal budget? My husband and I are genuinely considering a move for the climate and health reasons.
Bissell Steam Cleaner Pump Not Working?I have a Bissell Pro-Heat Shampooer that won't release the cleaner or water. I'm not sure what to do since I have only have had it for a month
Where Can I Get Wallpaper and Fabric Sample Books?Where can I get wallpaper sample books and fabric sample books?
How Does Salt Affect Plants?Does salt have an effect on plants growing?
Track and Field Birthday Party Decorations and Favors?I am giving my husband a 50th birthday dinner at a sports bar. The theme is track and field. My husband ran track. What decorations and party favors could I use?
Fixing a Perm That Lost Its Curl?I had a perm done late night two nights ago. We got done with it at about 2am. It looked great. Then this morning I had to take a shower so I took a cool one so I didn't ruin the perm. As I combed it, it started going straight.
Discontinued Wallpaper: Wallquest MW10405?I need at least 1 (I'll take 2) double rolls of Wallquest MW10405. It's a kind of western/Indian design with green and reddish stripes and diamonds. Matching the pattern caused me to lose valuable footage and now I'm at least 30 feet short.
Kenmore PRO Freezes Water But Not Food and Icemaker Does No Work?My Kenmore PRO refrigerator freezes water, but will not freeze ice cream or other foods. The ice maker isn't making ice. Please help!
Buying Dawn Dish Soap in Australia?Are there any retail outlets for Dawn detergent in Queensland Australia?
Making Hair Bows?How can make handmade hair bows for my cheer team?
Carolina Jasmine Not Blooming?I planted 2 Carolina Jasmine plants last spring. The leaves are doing great, the vine is climbing all over the trellis. It is not blooming. It is planted on the west side of my house, it gets some morning sun. What so I need to do to get this plant to bloom?
Dog Peeing Inside After New Dog Arrived?My 5 year old female Maltese, that was previously house trained, has started to soil all over the house. We think it is because we got a male Maltese puppy at Christmas.
Protecting a Tattoo When Tanning?I recently got my first tattoo about two weeks ago. I really want to get back in the tanning bed; is it too soon? If not what do I put on the tattoo?
How Do I Streak My Hair?I have brown hair; I want to have white streaks. How can I do this?