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Tilapia with Pineapple and Apple SalsaThis is a nutritious and flavorful meal featuring Tilapia fillets and a sweet, yet zesty pineapple-apple salsa, served together with fresh asparagus and long grain brown rice. I like this recipe because it tantalizes my taste buds and is a very healthy meal.
Scrambled Egg CasseroleBlend flour into 2 tablespoons margarine in heavy saucepan. Cook for 1 minute. Add milk gradually. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly.
Blessed Bride's CakeMix all the ingredients together until they are wet. Do not over mix. Pour into a greased and floured 9x9x2 inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-30 minutes, or until knife inserted in middle of cake comes out clean.
Buttermilk SconesSift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add butter pieces to dry ingredients. Using a pastry blender or two dinner knives, cut butter into flour until the mixture takes on
the size of small peas.
Chili DipThis is a delicious, quick and easy dip. Only 2 ingredients! Great for when unexpected guests come over.
Parmesan Cracker and Pretzel SnacksCombine pretzels and crackers in an ungreased roasting pan, drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan and garlic salt, toss to coat and bake, uncovered, until lightly browned, about 10 to 15 minutes, tossing once.
Cottage Raspberries SaladCombine cottage cheese and dry gelatin in bowl; mix well. Fold in whipped topping and raspberries. Chill until serving time.
Herbed White Bean SoupSaute first 3 ingredients in oil in saucepan until tender. Add undrained beans and chicken broth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Painted Glass JarsIf you are like me and have an endless supply of half used paint containers, some glass jars, and are looking to make something unique to add to your home decor, try out this simple and inexpensive idea.
Using Shower Caps for Bowl CoversAt beauty supply stores you can buy shower caps in numerous quantities, but reasonably priced. They usually come in boxes of varied sizes. These make great kitchen bowl covers when you have lost a lid, are too lazy to search for the lid.
Pink HibiscusMy dear parents started growing these hibiscus when I was in high school. My father was a master gardener and could probably grow roots on a pencil.
Use Drink Mixes For SweeteningSweeten your tea by adding just a pinch of sugar-free ice tea or lemonade mix. It's much cheaper and more flavorful than adding sugar-free sweetener like Sweet n' Low or Splenda.
Paperclip to Hang TowelsI have been hanging up my washcloths and small towels by their labels in the bathroom on a nail in the wall. I wanted to do something similar in my kitchen with the kitchen towels, but I had only an old cloth napkin available with no label.
Start Seeds in Take-Out Coffee CupsSave your paper or other take-out coffee cups to plant seeds in if you start seeds for the garden in the house, as we do here in upstate NY.
Remembering Your KeysI hook my keys to an item if I need to remember to take it with me or bring it home from work, even if it is in the refrigerator.
Card Safety At The Gas PumpUse the clear button after you get your receipt when pumping gas at the gas station. It should be on the bottom left hand side. A dishonest employee could possibly use the stored info you leave at the pump if you don't.
Scenery: Cat in ArubaWhile vacationing in Aruba in November 2010, I came across an adorable cat hiding in a tree at the resort I was staying at. I tried to coax him down but he wanted no part of anyone!
Cooking Spray as Alternative to WD40The next best thing to WD40 is baking spray. I have used it on hinges, squeaky cabinets, and so many other things. I got my key stuck in the lock at work and I sprayed butter baking spray in the lock and it came out just as slick as a slimy snake.
Giving Ear Drops to a DogWedge him on a long sofa with one person holding his body against the back of the sofa, while the other person strokes his head, lifts his ear flap, and uses a long soft plastic nozzle to administer ear drops.
Saving Money on Hand SoapHere is how I save money on soap. I do not have a brand loyalty, so when I see soap at rummage sales and garage sales, I buy it, often at 10-25 cents a bar. Often it is something fancy from a gift set. I have not paid full price for years.
Scenery: Daffodil Field (Mt Vernon, WA)The early blooms of the daffodils in Mt Vernon, WA, are a harbinger of spring. They are grown for cut flowers and bulbs. A little later in the spring, the tulips start blooming.
Grace (Shepherd Mix)Grace is almost 3 years old. I rescued her because she was going to be put down as a puppy. I think she is some sort of Shepherd mix.
T-Shirt Rag RugUsing old tee shirt scraps I used to make a t-shirt quilt, I made a crocheted rag rug. My rug is 40" in diameter.
Craft: Tulip AfghanI made this afghan for my daughter for Christmas. It took about 3 weeks (all with love, of course). We live in Mattawa, WA and the winters are long. It's a great time to crochet.
Eleanor Rigby (Jack Russel - Mountain Feist)Eleanor Rigby or, as she prefers, Ellie is a 9 month old Jack Russel and Mountain Feist. During the summer, my uncles dogs got friendly and the female had six pups. The smallest one was Ellie!
Penny Lane (Norwegian Wood Cat)Penny Lane is a 7 year old part "Weggie" (Norwegian wood cat). I got my precious Penny in 2004 from a rescue center in NYC (socialtees.com), after a serious surgery, and before I had to go through chemo.
Scrambled Eggs and Hot DogsHere's an interesting way to serve scrambled eggs. Cut up left over hot dogs into bite size pieces, saute in butter with onions, and add two scrambled eggs for each hot dog used. Add salt and pepper to taste.
CardinalI happened to look out my kitchen window yesterday, and saw this beautiful cardinal sitting there posing for me!
Scenery: Reflection in Fountain (Emmitsburg, MD)I noticed this amazing reflection of this very tall, perfectly peaked tree in a the water of a fountain, while at the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Homemade Cheese and Cracker Lunch KitsDo your kids like those expensive pre-made lunch kits? I have a better and less costly idea that works for my 6 year old grand-daughter. When I need to pack her a lunch for school or a field trip, I take all store brand essentials to make the "kit".
Problem With Norfolk PineI'm having a real problem with a Norfolk pine. It seems to have signs of both too much water and not enough water.
Use Newborn Diapers for Swiffer PadThe answer to those expensive Swiffer Wet jet mop head refills - finally! Go to your local Dollar store, buy the cheapest newborn diapers they carry.
Determining Fees for Home Repair and Cleaning Business?I own a small home repair business. I do the small - medium home maintenance, that contractors who have to pay a crew, can't afford to do. Now, I also want to include house cleaning.
Is Peanut Butter Okay for Dogs?Is roasted honey nut peanut butter OK for my German Shepherd to eat?
Using High Gloss Paint on Interior Walls?I am considering painting a room with high gloss paint in a neutral shade as the walls will be hung with many paintings and prints. Has anyone else used high gloss paint all over?
How Can I Use a Child's Rubber Boots as a Planter?I have a pair of pink rubber boots that my little granddaughter has outgrown. I would like to preserve them for a planter or something. What can I use?
Smoke Odors From a House Fire on Furniture?We have a couch and 2 chairs that went through a house fire. We shampooed them, but the smoke smell is coming back out. How do I deodorize them?
Discontinued Wallpaper Border: Daisy Dotz by Hometrends?I need 2 rolls of Daisy Dotz wall border by Hometrends. I cannot find it. I did a web search, looked on eBay, any leads?
Getting Food and Utilities Help in Georgia?Where can I get help with food and utilities in my area, Alpharetta, GA?
Recipe for Shredded Chicken Sandwiches?I am wondering if someone could please help me find a shredded chicken sandwich recipe. The one I'm looking for I've always had at church get togethers. It's always kept warm in big cookers, like a crock-pot. Thanks for any help. I love this site.
Craft Activities for an Elderly Blind Client?I work with an elderly lady who is legally blind and she wants to work with her hands to keep busy. Any suggestions?
Using King Size Comforter on Queen Bed?We bought a king size quilt because queens are never big enough. How can I "hem" up the sides and still have it look nice?
Dye Transfer from Jeans on Purse?I bought a tan bag and wore it with my jeans. The blue jeans transferred color onto the tan bag. How do I get it off the bag and prevent it from happening again. I basically just wear jeans.
Rubber Flapper in Toilet Will Not Close After Flushing?I have a toilet that when I flush, the rubber stopper in the tank lifts to flush the bowl, but the rubber stopper will not fall to close the hole in the tank. It doesn't seem to be anything wrong or broken with the mechanics of the stopper.
Ideas for a Catchy Craft Show Tag for Homemade "Red Neck" Wine Glasses?I had made a couple of what I call "redneck" wine glasses for my friends. They loved them and have talked me into trying to sell them at a craft show, but I need some suggestions on what I should have written on the tag, something catchy, funny, or whatever.
Removing Sunscreen Stains on Sheets and Towels?Sunscreen caused yellowing on cotton sheets and towels. I need something other than Barkeepers Friend or Biz bleach. I live in the Bahamas and thus have limited options available. Thank you.
Questions Regarding Ivory Snow and Bar Soap?The Ivory Snow we get now has different ingredients. Is the Ivory Snow we can get now still a soap with fats in it? If not, is it now considered a detergent?
Paint Color Advice for a Beige and Stainless Kitchen?I have a kitchen with high gloss cabinets, nougat bench top, beige tiled floor, latte splashback, and stainless steel appliances. What colour should I paint the kitchen walls?
Website To Help Plan a Trip from Oklahoma to Spokane?I am a 48 year old female and am going to drive from Oklahoma to Spokane WA with 2 dogs. I am looking for a site that would not only map my way, but give me places to stay every 350 miles that are pet friendly so I can call ahead. Any advise? Thanks!
Amish Bulk Food Store In or Near Sulphur Louisiana?I am looking for an Amish store in or near Sulphur, LA so I can buy bulk food. Does anyone know of one?
Homemade Liquid Fertilizer?How do you make liquid fertilizer for ferns?
Solutions for a Slippery Floor?My mom's linoleum floor is very slippery. With socks on, or without socks you have to worry about falling. What can I use so it's not slippery any more?
How Can I Store Mashed Potatoes at Ambient Temperature?How do I increase the shelf life of boiled, peeled, and mashed potatoes by 7 days in ambient temperature? What packaging material should be used?
Removing Graphite Stains from Carpet?How do you remove a graphite grease stain from a 100% all wool carpet? I have tried 2 cleaners. The graphite stain has gone, but carpet is now shaded.
Keeping Cats Out of Flower Beds?How can I keep cats out of garden beds?
Problem With Norfolk Pine?Why are the branches on my Norfolk pine turning yellow? Some are dropping off.
Determining Fair Market Value for Donations?I am the director of a non profit school for students with autism. We recently received truckloads of furniture and so forth from a local business and I need to write their donation form. Do you have a place on here where I can look up an estimated value of these items?
Repairing the Starter for a Briggs and Stratton Engine?The teeth on my starter for my Briggs and Stratton engine keep getting stuck in the teeth on the engine flywheel. What can I do?
Changing Hair Color from Dark to Light?I am going to go from dark to blonde and I realize I have to strip my hair first. It says it makes your hair devoid of all colour, but mine goes bright ginger. Is that normal?
Removing Pen Ink from Vinyl?My pink vinyl bag got ink on it. How do I clean it? I just got it.
Blood Stain on Carpet?What is the easiest way to get blood stains out of a carpet?
Substitutes for Aluminum Foil?Aluminum foil is very expensive in many ways. To create it, manufacturers use a lot of energy. It is expensive to destroy, and not hygienic to re-use. So, my question. Do you know ways to avoid using it?
Packed Lunch Ideas?I am looking for lunch ideas for hubby working on forestry gang. I have a tight budget, and he is sick of sandwiches. Any thoughts? Thank you.
Removing Stains from Polyester Clothing?I sprayed a shirt with Static Guard too closely, and now there is a halo stain I can't remove. Any suggestions? I've tried Oxiclean and lots of other removers, with no success so far. It's a polyester sheer fabric.
Washing Machine Isn't Spinning?All of a sudden my washer won't spin. It sounds like it is but it doesn't revolve. Does this sound like it might be a solenoid?