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Sloppy JoesI usually double the recipe. Brown and drain ground beef. Add pepper, onion, and garlic and saute for approximately 5 minutes. Add other ingredients and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Brownie Ice Cream SandwichPrepare the cake pans by greasing them and lining the bottoms (not the sides) with waxed paper. Prepare brownie mix according to the package directions.
Raspberry Gelatin SaladDissolve gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Add unthawed raspberries and relish. Chill until set.
Meat LoafCombine all ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let stand a few minutes before serving.
South of the Border PieTo make filling, brown ground beef, onions, and green pepper and drain off fat. Add remaining ingredients except cheese. Bring to a boil; simmer uncovered for 20 minutes or until thickened.
Chocolate Chip CheesecakeEasy to make and really tasty! Mix cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla together. When thoroughly mixed, stir in 1/2 package mini chocolate chips.
Bulgogi (Korean Beef)Don't forget to serve with rice tea. You can find Kimchi in a jar in the produce section of your market, but be forewarned that it is very hot and spicy!
Let Meat Rest Before ServingWhen roasting a whole chicken in the oven, set it out on top of oven to cool for 15 minutes before serving. This will let the juices flow to the middle of your chicken, which will make it taste better.
Fried Green BeansThis turns a can of green beans into a side dish that is just delish!
Glazed Apricot-Ginger ChickenIn a large skillet, cook chicken and nuts in margarine over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is tender, stirring occasionally. Transfer chicken to serving platter, saving juices.
Apple Stuffed Acorn SquashWash squash. Cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and stringy substance. Wash, core, and dice unpeeled apples. Combine with remaining ingredients. Fill squash halves with apple mixture.
Easy Chicken and Wild Rice SoupThis happens to be one of my favorite recipes. Soup is the original one-dish meal. Stock up on supplies on your next trip to the grocery store, and you'll have everything you need to take the chill off.
Spicy Tortilla Roll Up Appetizers This is a wonderful blend of flavors! Mix cream cheese, chilies, bell pepper, green onions, hot sauce, and fresh cilantro in a medium bowl.
Parmesan Baked CodA delicious main course to try using cod fillets.
Shortcut DanishQuick easy and tasty. Put flour in a bowl, add salt and sugar and mix. Then pour the yeast and add the warm water. Let the yeast bubble, add the oil, vanilla, and egg.
Onion Soup20 minutes before serving, in a large skillet, over medium heat, cook onions in butter until tender but firm, about 10 minutes. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks, stir in milk, salt, and mace or nutmeg.
Endive SoupTake bowl of pre-cooked endives, put in blender with a few scrapings of fresh ginger, squeeze in half an orange, add last drains of a bottle of milk, and blend. Put it all back in the bowl and heat in microwave.
Ham with Marsala-Honey GlazeThis recipe is good with a turkey breast, too. Preheat grill for medium heat. Remove rind from ham and score in a diamond pattern with knife. Insert cloves into patterns.
Cauliflower And Broccoli CasseroleCook broccoli and cauliflower as directed; drain. Put in 1 1/2 quart casserole, greased with 1/2 cup ketchup and some shredded cheese. Add 1 can of cream of mushroom soup or 1 can cream of celery soup.
Personal Property LiquidationWhen times get financially tough, the idea of rummaging through your home and turning items into cash isn't the move of a financial mastermind. However, taking some time to do periodic liquidation is the habit of a smart financier.
Use Cookie Cutters as Decorating StencilsPlace cookie cutters on top of frosted cakes or cupcakes then pour candy sprinkles or colored sugar inside the shapes. Remove the cookie cutters and you have a nice decoration.
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Garden: PinksI love gardening and enjoy the many blooms, these "Pinks" will make you feel Tickled Pink!
Refilling Bottles With WaterThis is for people who buy spring/drinking water. I like to keep water bottles on hand for convenience, but do not like spending the money to buy the individual bottles all the time.
Lemondrop (Cockatiel)Lemondrop is a 10 month old rescue bird, that we got in the spring of 2010. He has a malformed beak and would have been destroyed. He loves to play with a toy that talks back when he pushes the buttons.
In Memory Of Hayley Girl (Jack Russell Terrier)I lost my Hayley Girl 11/30/2010, and I'm still missing her! She had been fine at Thanksgiving and five days later, I lost her. We had been for a long walk just the day before, which she so loved, and had missed, since my Mother has been so sick.
Control Static Electricity With Spray Fabric SoftenerTo help rid your home of static cling, mix 8 oz. of water with 3 tablespoons of liquid fabric softener in a spray bottle. Spray carpets with the mixture when needed.
Tips To Reduce Your StressDid you know that peanuts are a stress reducer? Eat a handful of peanuts the next time you are stressed to the limit. Peanuts have magnesium in them, which is known to help regulate stress hormones.
Hand Warmers for Back PainI was out fishing and was using a couple of those cheap hand warmers that you shake up and an hour later, they warm up your hands. When I got home, they were still warm. My back was aching and I put them inside my jeans and it was like having a heating pad there.
Banana Peel DisposalIf left too long, banana peels product fruit flies. After taking the peel off the banana, I put it in the plastic sleeve my newspaper comes in and tie it in a knot. Works fine until trash pickup.
Sophie (Yorkshire Terrier)Sophie is my baby Yorkie girl. She is 5 weeks old. I got her from a breeder. I'm so happy I got my baby. She will be such a spoiled girl.
Paint Strip SnowmanMake a snowman tag with recycled paint strips.
Scenery: Bleeding HeartsI live next to a stream that comes down the mountain and empties into the lake across the street. We have a garden along the bank and every season is just so beautiful there.
Add Tuna to Mac and CheeseMix a defrosted package of Macaroni and Cheese with 1 can of tuna fish (preferably oil packed), drained. Top with crumbled Ritz Crackers. Microwave 3 minutes. Can double recipe.
How to Establish GroundcoverOnce established, groundcovers offer an effective means to suppress weeds, stabilize soil, and fill in the space around individual plants. There are species for every landscaping dilemma....
Origin Of Buffalo WingsHere is a bit of trivia for all of us who love Buffalo flavored anything (amazing to see how much this flavor has grown around the globe), but never knew how this delicious flavor originally got its name.
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Kitty Litter SubstitutesFor a cheap or free cat litter substitute, get wood shavings or sawdust from a woodworker or lumber company. It is absorbent, all-natural, and can be emptied in the compost or garden.
Get an Electrical Tester ScrewdriverIf you haven't gotten one of those electrical tester screwdrivers with a little neon bulb in it and a metal cap at the hand end, GET ONE! They are cheap enough that you can afford a spare. Friends and neighbors WILL be borrowing it!
Wildlife: Mallard Duck (River Walk, Augusta, GA)Monday was a lovely day to walk and enjoy the sunshine! I was at River Walk in Augusta, GA and spotted a lovely duck! I took this picture and I think it's good!
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Storing Pasta and GrainsStore your dry pasta and rice in glass jars with a tight fitting lids. Keep in a cool dry place. Brown rice and whole grain products should be kept in the refrigerator. Also your eggs should be kept cool in the refrigerator.
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Mother Earth News for SeedsThe snow and ice are still thick on the ground in my area, but it's time to plan my spring garden. I know that a lot of people are doing the same thing. Planning the garden is almost as much fun as harvesting it!
Scenery: Sunset (Iowa)I took this photo while driving down the freeway in Iowa. I have not photoshopped this in any way, it is exactly as it appeared. I love this photo because of the wind turbines in the foreground.
Lily (German Shepherd)Lily is our 1 year old white German Shepherd. We got her last March from a breeder. She loves to run and play with our other 4 dogs.
Game Rules: 7 Hand RummyEvery time my family gets together for Thanksgiving or Christmas, we all look forward to AFTER the meal. It is at this time we play 7 Hand Rummy, a card game that has been a part of these holidays for us since before I was born.
Sump Pump Breaker is Tripping?My sump pump breaker keeps tripping. How can I fix it?
Trouble with Chipmunks?Can a chipmunk make a burrow under a concrete slab? This chipmunk also ate through sealant to close holes. Is that normal? It has been pulling the carpet fibers out of the carpet too.
Pioneer Bonnet Pattern?I am looking for a pattern for a pioneer bonnet.
Crafts Using Old Clothing?I'm looking for ideas to use old/used items and make them into something new. Ideas like turning a tank top into a shopping bag or turning an old pair of jeans into a handbag. The theme is "reuse, repurpose, refashion".
How Can I Make Wax More Flexible for a Design Project?We are doing a project where we make textures that reference the human body. This one texture I'm doing looks pretty cool, but the problem is that since I'm doing it with candle wax it chips/break easily. Do you guys know of anything I can put on the wax that will make it more flexible and durable?
Soldering Rhinestone Chain?I want to learn how to solder rhinestone chain into letters to form names, logos, etc. I have the chain, but need to know about the type of solder, tools needed, and mold making. If I use plated chain, will it need to be replated when I am finished? If so, how do I go about this?
Reviews of GE Profile French Door Bottom Freezer Refrigerator?I am thinking of getting a GE Profile French door, bottom freezer refrigerator. What do the reviews say about that model? Does anyone have one?
Selling Pine Trees?How can I sell 27 pine trees in Mobile, AL?
Removing the Wheel on a MTD 13538 Riding Mower?I have an MTD 13538 ride on with a flat front tyre. How do I get the wheel off?
Housebreaking an Abused Dog?I recently took in an abused female, maybe a Bluetick, who had been running for a week in a high-traffic area with a collar, but no tags. 4 weeks later, after being treated for pneumonia, she had a litter of 7 pups.
Removing a Scarf From a Knifty Knitter?How do I remove a scarf from as Knifty Knitter?
Caring for a Dog and Her Puppies?My Pit Bull just gave birth to 9 puppies, but I am scared that she might smother them or suffocate them while she moves around. Should I move the puppies or let her take care of it herself?
Crafts Using Nylotex?Do you have any patterns to make rugs or coat hangers from Nylotex? Or what else can you use it for?
Entering Toddlers in Beauty Pageants?How much does is cost to get started with beauty pageants for a 16 month old?
Recipes Using Ketchup?I recently was given 8 bottles of ketchup. What can I use them for? Perhaps I can make some type of tomato soup or something?
Reusing Deodorant Stick Containers?I chose to make my own deodorant rather than buying them in the store. What are some ways to reuse the store bought deodorant sticks?
The Best Time To Shop Clearance Sales?When is the best time to shop seasonal clearances on women's clothes? I know they always have sales, but which one is the best one?
What Breed Is My Dog?What breed is my dog? Her name is Willow, she's about two years old. She is a rescue, we were told she was a "Shepherd/herding mix". I can see the Shepherd qualities she has with the long hair and the curled tail. But she has physical and behavioral traits of a Pit Bull type dog.
House Trained Dog Peeing and Pooping in the House?I have a 6 year old Staffie. He started weeing and pooing in the house when my Akita died at 7 months. I need help to keep him from doing this in the home.
Manual For Welbilt Breadmaker ABM 3900?I recently purchased Welbilt Bread Machine, ABM 3900, at a benefit auction. I did not receive a manual. Any ideas on how to get one?
Low Budget Birthday Party Ideas?I'm turning 17 and I have a low budget, but I want a good fun party. Can anyone help me with the games and stuff? My birthday is on March 1st.
Is It Safe to Use a Burned Teflon Pan?Please help! I burned some food in a Teflon coated aluminum saucepan. I think it is FaberWare. The gray Teflon turned black. Is it still safe to use?
Cleaning a Dooney and Bourke Purse?I need help in cleaning a borrowed Dooney and Bourke handbag. The inside of the handbag has dirt and a few ink stains on the fabric on the inside. If I can not get it clean I will have to purchase a new bag and they don't make this type of brown giraffe print anymore. Thanks.
Recommendations for an Oil Free Sunblock?Can someone recommend a truly oil free sunblock? I've tried many kinds, but they all leave my t-zone oily and make me break out.