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Healthy Chocolate CandyI'm diabetic and prefer real ingredients. This is a spoon candy, not the hard pick-it-up kind.
Sweet And Sour Bean SaladCombine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly; chill. Serve on crisp lettuce leaves.
Chocolate CakeCream butter with sugar. Sift dry ingredients together. Add eggs to creamed mixture and alternate milk with dry ingredients, just enough to blend. Add hot water last and vanilla.
Budget Cinnamon RollsCut each biscuit in long strips. Starting at the edge of biscuit and cutting in a circle. Melt butter in cake pan in oven, leave about 2 tablespoons in the bottom of pan and put remaining butter in a separate bowl.
Make Ahead Egg Florentine MuffinsThese were on our local morning news and later on their website. This is such a fast, easy, and versatile recipe that you can freeze for later. We like the spinach and sometimes I add tomato, but you can change ingredients around to suit your taste!
Spam Fried RiceFry and chip bacon; leave bacon grease in pan. Saute chopped onion and chopped green pepper. Take out and saute diced Spam, add rice and brown. Put all together in pan.
Curried Chicken SaladThis is a fast and easy chicken salad with amazing flavor. Serve it in pitas, tortillas, on whole grain bread, or in lettuce wraps.
20 Minute Hamburger Skillet StewUse a melon baller and shape meat into tiny meatballs. Brown in a skillet with veggies for a quick weekday dinner.
Keep A Glass Of Water Near YouBefore you make a long phone call, sit down with a good book, watch a TV show, or whatever, put a small glass of water next to you. Tell yourself that when you finish with that, the glass will be empty.
In Memory of Hope (Terrier Mix)Miss Hope had just turned 1 when she passed away. These were taken three days before the oil spill! Hope was a terrier mix, as the pound calls them. I had began to have health problems that made me unable to work permanently.
Decorative StrawberriesA big bowl of red, juicy strawberries are a favorite treat of mine. I enjoy eating them, but the decorator in me also enjoys the pop of luscious color they provide when accessorizing a room.
Treating Dog WoundsIf your pet gets a laceration or bite, DO NOT use hydrogen peroxide. This will cause the wound to open more. Instead use a little soap and water or, better yet, use betadine liquid.
Save Food Scraps for ChickensIf you know anyone that has chickens, save ALL your scraps, peelings, and fruit skins and give them to the chicken's owner. This keeps my garbage disposal and septic clean and the chickens have fruits and vegetables year round.
Little Bit (Yorkshire Terrier)Little Bit is a 5 year old purebred Yorkshire Terrier. I purchased Little Bit from Petland in Naperville. He had come from a puppy mill.
Natural Mosquito RepellentFor insect repellent, essential oils such as clover, citronella, eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender, cedar and lemon grass repel bugs naturally. In a spray bottle, combine 1 1/2 tsp. essential oils per cup of vodka. Apply jojoba oil or almond oil to skin before spraying.
Molly (Poodle)Molly is 6 year old Poodle. I had her mother Cocoa and I delivered her. Molly plays with a rubber ring. I throw it in the air and she catches it, she will even chase it if I roll it outside.
Link: Hemming JeansHow to Hem Jeans! I found this tip several years ago and I love, love, love it! If you do it correctly, you can't even tell they have been hemmed. It works on other pants, slacks, etc.
Preparing for an EmergencyAre you prepared for an emergency? Be prepared for almost every emergency with lots of canned food items. You should also store water and a hand can opener with the food. Make sure you have meats that are canned as they give you energy.
Keeping Mice Out of GardenKeep mice out of garden by mixing rat pellets with peanut butter and setting it out in your garden. The mice like the smell of peanuts.
Photo: House FireWe had a house fire a few doors away. I got this picture then.
MooShoo KittyMooShoo Kitty is a 2 year old. While doing yard work on Labor Day 2008, we found him and his two siblings under a wood pile. We spoon fed them until they were healthy. We kept MooShoo Kitty for ourselves and found homes for his brother and sister.
Garden: Lawnmower In DitchThis was taken of lawnmower driven in the ditch by grandson (Craig). Grandpa came and looked over situation. My grandson had to remove it from the ditch. Summer brings such fun!
Grocery Shopping TipsI have worked in the grocery industry for over 15 years, so I'm going to share little secrets of how to shop and save big in your favorite local grocery store.
Removing Stains on FormicaTo remove a stain on your Formica counter top, just slather a thick amount of dish washing detergent over it and let it sit for several hours, then wipe it up. The detergent seems to draw the stain into it.
Chill Food SafelyI had worked in many restaurants through the years and know the importance of keeping food either hot or cold. While preparing a meal, I chill my leftover bowls and tops in the freezer and when I have finished eating fill them with the hot food.
Order Glasses OnlineI am so tired of losing my eyeglasses all the time. I used to buy my glasses at the Dollar Store but they weren't very fashionable. Now I found sellers on eBay that have gorgeous glasses that I buy for 10 at a time for $10.00.
How Can I Make a Jacket from Neck Ties?Does anyone have a pattern or directions for making a jacket from men's ties?
Ratio of Neck Binding to Neck Measurement for Stretch Sewing?For stretch sewing, what is the ratio for neck binding to neck measurement? I think the binding is 75% of the neckline measurement of the garment. Is this correct?
What is Beet Kvass?What is beet kvass?
Stripping a Pickle Wash from Cabinets?How do you strip a pickle wash from cabinets?
Name Ideas for a Photo Button and Magnet Business?I want to start a business making photo buttons or magnets of pets, kids, teams, logos, church or school events, and so on. I've made several magnets of friends' pets who have passed away, and my friends treasure the magnets.
Getting Rid of Ferret Stains and Odor?Does anyone have suggestions for cleaning ferret stains and odor?
Inexpensive Homemade Liquid Hand Soap Recipe?I would like to make liquid hand soap. I am looking for a good frugal recipe.Thank you.
Suggestions for a Large Kibble Dog Food?Can anyone help me? I would like to know the name of a dog food that has large kernels. Every brand I have used has small kernels and they just keep falling out of the jowls of my Great Dane and Great Pyrenees. I sure would appreciate any suggestions.
How Do I Make a Wine Cork Hot Plate?How do I make a cork hotplate?
How Do I Make Wedding Centerpieces?How do you make centerpieces?
Pricing Crochet Rugs To Sell?Does anyone make money selling crochet rugs? Is it worth all the work? I saw a thread that said to charge by the inch or the square foot. Is that how you price yours? Or do you calculate the cost of materials and the time it takes to make them?