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Porcupine MeatballsIn a bowl combine first six ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1 - 1 1/2 inch balls. Place in casserole dish. Combine last four ingredients; pour over meatballs.
Paper Cup Frozen SaladCombine the first seven ingredients. Lightly fold in nuts and Bing cherries. Spoon into fluted large size muffin cups in pan. Cover with plastic wrap and store in freezer.
Tummy Tune-Up TeaA great general digestive aid, this tea tastes good too.
Stir-Fried AsparagusWash asparagus and cut off woody portion of stem. Cut into 1 1/2 inch thick pieces, cutting on the diagonal. Heat wok or heavy pan to 375 degrees F. Add oil and heat.
Chicken and PastaThis dish comes together in 20-25 minutes for those days you are short on cooking time.
New England Clam ChowderMy dad would take me clamming, and when we had a good haul he would make a big pot of clam chowder the next day. When I make it now it is like he is in my kitchen waiting to see if I am enjoying his chowder and planning our next trip to the ocean.
Jon's S'moresMy Grandson Jon made up this recipe so his younger cousin would not have to be near fire! He was 9 and his cousin was 4.
English Muffin Tuna MeltAll I can say is, "Delish!" Combine the first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. Top the muffin halves equally with the tuna mixture and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon Swiss cheese.
Scenery: Electronic Music Festival (San Antonio, TX)I am a young photographer. This photo was taken at one of the many raves we have in San Antonio, TX. Strobe lights and a good time.
Denim Child's ApronDon't throw away those outgrown jeans! Recycle them into a piece of clothing. She is going to be 3 soon and is quite the little "helper" and a wee-bit the daddy's girl. My son barbeques a lot and I thought this would make a cute gift for her.
Metal Art as ValanceI purchased a long metal wall art piece when a local store was going out of business. It looked like ivy on tree branches and I was looking for a good place for it. When I held it up to the top of the window, I knew I had found it a home.
Before And After HarvestThese two pictures are the 'before' and 'after' in my garden. Once I have harvested all of the vegetables and flowers; I leave gates open, and the neighbors enjoy the rest of the garden.
Various Meal Ideas From Homemade Beef SoupPrepare your own favorite basic beef soup recipe. I normally make mine with bite-size pieces of lean pot roast in a huge soup pot so I can make enough to freeze and last me all winter long.
Testing Fabric for ColorfastnessRemember, before starting a project, newly purchased fabric should be washed and dried prior to use. This will pre-shrink the fabric. You will also want to test for colorfastness at this time (reds in particular).
Garden: Verbena (Florida)I planted these 12 very small verbenas in October and look what happened! Now just 4 months later they have taken over the entire area across my screened porch. They bloom all through the winter here in Florida and survive the light frost that we get every year.
Fabric Freshener for Room DeodorizerA frugal friend told me about this. Mix half Suavetel (fabric softener) and half water in a spray bottle and shake it a little. It makes a wonderful room freshener! It's lots more economical than the marketed kind.
Shamrocks: The St. Patrick's Day PlantOne plant that gets a lot of attention this time of year is the Shamrock. Although its mysterious history dates back to ancient Ireland, a bit of botanical controversy still exists about which plant is actually the Irish national symbol.
Use Plastic Bottles for Packing MaterialUse empty 1 liter soda bottles for packing when shipping things. They're lightweight and keep their shape. You can also cut the tops off and package the item in one bottle, then slide the second one over it and tape them together.
Saving Money on ShampooOver the past forty years, I have saved hundreds of dollars on shampoo. Because you need to shampoo twice to really get a good lather, I use a gentle brand of plain old bar soap for the first wash.
In Memory of Annie (Silky Terrier)This is Annie, she was a Silky. I say "was" because we lost her a couple of years ago. So sadly missed. She was smart, too. In these pictures she is in the "time out" corner that was used for kids and grandkids.
Uses for HairsprayHere are a few things you can do with hairspray when you need to substitute for other products.
Ordering Books from the LibraryI love reading books and spent a fortune in used book stores. Then I developed a back problem and could not leave the house. I started ordering all my books and DVDs from the library, my library had a program where they mailed all the books directly to my home, free of charge.
Rocco (Labrador/Boxer)Rocco is 10 years old. He is a Labrador/Boxer mix. My ex-husband had adopted him from the pound when he was 3 months old. I met Rocco when he was 8 months old. It was love at first sight.
Scenery: Sunset (Monterey Bay, CA)These are some of the glorious sunsets over Monterey Bay in California
Photo: Roller Coaster WallWhenever the end of a night comes around, we set everything up to wind down. Turn off the lights, put on a candle, pick a movie, and pour the wine. This is the result of good wine, a good mood, low lights and a convenient camera.
Take Recipe to PotlucksWhen taking a dish to a party or potluck dinner, write the recipe for the dish on several cards. Put one in front of the dish, so guests will know what's inside and give the others to those who want the recipe.
Sheep And Goats In Winter (Limoges, France)In Limoges, (central France) in a farming region. Here there are a collection of sheep and goats, staying on the trail they made!
Abandoned Buildings (Tropic, UT)I really like to take photos of old log buildings, and wonder what stories they could tell. This is in Tropic, Utah, not far from Tropic Lake.
Scout (Golden Retriever)This is my boy Scout enjoying the winter wonderland! Scout is a Golden Retriever who brings great joy to our lives. He will be six years old on March 28th.
Farrah (Sable Ferret) Farrah is a 4 year old Sable Ferret (Fuzzbutt). We got Farrah from a lady who was rescuing ferrets. She was very timid and not very friendly.
Getting Rid of Ladybugs?Who has problems with Asian beetles/ladybugs? They are annoying. How do you handle the problem? Thanks for your help.
What Can I Give My Dog for Fur Balls?I have a miniature Pomeranian who suffers badly from fur balls, to the point that she vomits and coughs for days on end until she regurgitates or passes the fur. During which time she doesn't eat.
Looking for Information About These Dolls?I have these dolls and I need to know the names and any information about them. Thank you. I appreciate your time.
Can I Leave an Intex Above Ground Pool Out Year Round?I plan on purchasing one of those metal frame pools by Intex. Is it okay to leave it up all year round?
Selling Homemade CDs for a Fundraiser?I am looking for some ways to raise money for our 40th class reunion. Someone on the site had mentioned making CDs of music and selling them. What about copyright infringement?
Removing Hair From My Upper Lip?How can I remove hair on my upper lip? I would like a homemade remedy.
How Do I Keep a Knit Scarf From Curling In?What can I do to keep a knitted scarf from curling in?
Parts for a Devon 400 Quartz Anniversary Clock?Where can I get parts for a Devon 400, quartz wedding anniversary clock? It was purchased around 1985 or so.
Protecting a Lawn from Road Salt Damage?My request is more of a landscaping question. I live on a busy road. Every winter my front lawn gets a beating by the plowers and sand/salt mixture. We just spent about $1500 to have our green lawn back. This year we got a lot of snow. Any suggestions?
Retying a Corded Curtain Tieback?How do you tie a corded curtain tieback? I accidentally untied one and don't know how to tie it back.
How Big Should a Lapghan Be?What size should a lapghan or wheelchair afghan be?
Refrigerator Water Line is Leaking?I have a Kenmore fridge with a ice maker. The water line is leaking from the front of the fridge behind the bottom grill and behind the fridge where it connects to the ice maker on the back side.
Painting a Wood Floor?I was told to purchase polyurethane oil paint to use on my wood floors inside. They had already been painted with latex paint before. The paint is not sticking well and is scratching easily even though I did light sand before painting.
Skinnygirl vs. Sinless Margarita Mix?Has anyone sampled both of these low calorie margarita mixes? How does the taste of stevia in Sinless Margarita compare to the taste of agave nectar in Skinnygirl?
Suggestions For a Good Water Based Skin Lotion?What is a good water based lotion?
Filling the Gaps Between Pine Floor Boards?We have a beautiful pine, large plank, wooden floor. Our problem is that the wood filler in between the planks has come loose and we have gaps in the floor. Any ideas as to what to use to fill these cracks in permanently?
Which Wine to Use for a Recipe Calling for Red Wine?If you have a recipe calling for red wine will any red wine do or are they different? I have never cooked using wine before.
What is This Houseplant?I am reposting this again because I still can't find out what the name of this hanging plant is. I am pretty sure I purchased it at Home Depot or Lowe's here in Portland. The stems are long and very sturdy. It has flowered twice and each time with just one flower.
Things to Consider When Buying a Leather Sofa?I am looking for input on buying a leather sofa. Would you buy one that was one solid piece? Or would you purchase one that had seams in it?